Staff /Faculty Profile Details

Dr C R MEERA

Assistant Professor & HOD
Email : meera_mahes@yahoo.com
  • dehazeProfessional Qualifications
    Programme Institutions University Year of Passing Field of Study
    Ph D Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur, Kerala, India Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India 2010 Microbiology
    PG Sree Sankara College, Kalady, Ernakulam, Kerala, India Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India 2003 Microbiology
    UG St Teresa's College, Ernakulam, Kerala, India Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India 1999 Zoology
  • dehazeJournal Publications
    Article Name Journal Name Volume Issue
    "Antiproliferative and Apoptotic Activities of the Medicinal Mushroom Phellinus rimosus (Agaricomycetes) on HCT116 Human Colorectal Carcinoma Cells" International journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 20(10)
    Mushroom polysaccharides in the prevention and treatment of cancer Vimala International Research journal 1 (1)
    Antitumor activity of a polysaccharide-protein complex isolated from a wood-rotting polypore macrofungusPhellinusrimosus(Berk) Pilat. Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology 31(3)
    Anti-arthritic activity of a polysaccharide-protein complex isolated from Phellinusrimosus (Berk) Pilat (Aphyllophoromycetideae), in Freund’s complete adjuvant induced arthritic rats International journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 11
    Anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging activities of polysaccharide-protein complex isolated from Phellinusrimosus (Berk) Pilat. International journal of Medicinal Mushrooms 11
    Antioxidant potential of Ethanolic and Hot water Extracts of Pleurotus sajor-caju Annals of Basic and Applied Sciences 8 (1)
    Study on the Phytochemical antibacterial and antioxidant activities of Simarouba gluca. South Indian Journal of Biological Sciences 2(1)
    Study on the phytochemical, antimicrobial and anti-oxidant activities of Lantana camara Annals of Basic and Applied Sciences 2
    Antimicrobial and anti-oxidant activities of polysaccharides isolated from an edible mushroom, Pleurotusflorida Advanced Biotech 10
    Extracellular polysaccharides isolated from Saccharomyces cerevisiae inhibit acute and chronic inflammations Annals of Basic and Applied Sciences 1
    Anti-inflammatory and antitumour activities of cultured mycelium of morel mushroom, Morchellaesculenta Current Science 92
    Anti-inflammatory and antitumor activities of polysaccharides isolated from a wood-rotting macro fungus Phellinusrimosus(BERK) PILAT Indian Journal of Medical Research 121
    Antitumor activity of ethanolic extract of Lentinusdicholamellatus Amala Research Bulletin 25
  • dehaze Conference, Seminar, Workshop Proceedings Publications
    Name of the Author Title of the Article Title of the Proceeding Name of the Conference Month Year ISBN Affiliating Institute Publisher
    Meera C R and Saadiya Shareef Bioconversion of agrowaste into edible mushroom Pleurotus florida and its biological properties Proceedings of UGC sponsored International Conference on ‘Innovations and Challenges in Food Processing Sector”. International Conference on ‘Innovations and Challenges in Food Processing Sector 9 & 10-02-2018 St Teresa's CollegeErnakulam, Kerala St Teresa's CollegeErnakulam, Kerala
    Meera C.R., Janardhanan K.K., Mani S.B., Karunagaran D Antioxidnat, antiproliferative and apoptotic activity of a polysaccharide-protein complex isolated from the mushroom Phellinusrimosus (Berk) Pilat Proceedings of International conference on Current trends in free radical research and herbal antioxidants International conference on Current trends in free radical research and herbal antioxidants 8-9 January, 2010 10 Society for Free Radical Research India & Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur Society for Free Radical Research-India
    Meera C.R.,Janardhanan K.K Anti-inflammatory activity of neutral and acidic extracellular polysaccharides isolated from saccharomyces cerevisiae Proceedings of International Conference on Ethnopharamacology and alternative Medicine International Conference on Ethnopharamacology and alternative Medicine 20-22 January 2006 Amala Cancer Research Centre,Amala Ayurveda Hospital & Research Centre, Amala Nagar, Thrissur National Society of Ethnopharmacology
    Meera C R Cultivation of Pleurotus sajor-caju- An eco-friendly approach for agricultural waste management Proceedings of National Seminar on Solid Waste and its Sustainable Management –“SWASM” KSCSTE sponsored (Science Popularisation Programme2017-2018) National Seminar on Solid Waste and its Sustainable Management –“SWASM” 27-Jul-18 St Mary's College, Thrissur-680020 Department of Biotechnology, St Mary's College, Thrissur-680020
    Aswathy Venugopal, Sneha K S and Meera C R Phytochemical screening and biological potential of different extracts prepared from the medicinal plant Simarouba gluca. Proceedings of KSCSTE sponsored National Seminar on Pharmacognosy and Conservation of Strategies of Medicinal Plants KSCSTE sponsored National Seminar on Pharmacognosy and Conservation of Strategies of Medicinal Plants 21-Jul-17 Postgraduate Department of Botany,Vimala College, Thrissur Postgraduate Department of Botany, Vimala College, Thrissur
    Meera C R & Janardhanan K K, In vivo and In vitro anticancer activity of polysaccharide isolated from the parasitic mushroom Phellinus rimosus (Berk) Pilat. Proceedings of National seminar on New Frontiers in Agricultural Biotechnology Kerala state Planning Board Sponsored National seminar on New Frontiers in Agricultural Biotechnology 3-4 March 2015 Finishing school in Biotechnology, Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur-680656 Finishing school in Biotechnology, Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur-680656
    Karthika S Pallath and Meera C R A study on the antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of the wood rotting mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum Proceedings of National Seminar on Microbes for Green Environment UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Microbes for Green Environment 21-22 August, 2014 St Mary's College, Thrissur-680020 Department of Microbiology, St Mary's College, Thrissur-680020
    Karthika S Pallath and Meera C R Biological Properties Of polysaccharides Isolated From The Wood Rotting Mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum Proceedings of UGC National Seminar on Recent advances in Biotechnology UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Recent advances in Biotechnology 2014 St Joseph’s College, Erinjalakkuda Department of Biotechnology, St Joseph’s College, Erinjalakkuda
    Nisha Neelakandan and Meera C R Biological properties of the ethanolic extract from the edible mushroom, Pleurotussajor-caju Proceedings of National seminar on Basic and Advanced Biochemical Techniques: Relevance in Interdisciplinary research Scenario National seminar on Basic and Advanced Biochemical Techniques: Relevance in Interdisciplinary research Scenario 3-4-Sep-2013 BK college, Amalagiry, Kottayam BK college, Amalagiry, Kottayam
    Meera C R and Janardhanan K K Biological properties of β-D-(1-6) glucan from the macrofungusPhellinusrimosus(Berk) Pilat. Proceedings of National Symposium on Medicinal Mushrooms National Symposium on Medicinal Mushrooms 24-25-Jan-2013 Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur
    Meera C R and Janardhanan K K Antineoplastic properties of polysaccharides from Phellinusspecies with special emphasis to Phellinusrimosus(Berk) Pilat. Proceedings of National Symposium on Medicinal Mushrooms National Symposium on Medicinal Mushrooms 24-25-Jan-2013 Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur
    Meera C R and Janardhanan K K Anticancer activity of a polysaccharide-protein complex isolated from the parasitic mushroom Phellinusrimosus(Berk) Pilat Proceedings of National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology 12-13, Dec -2012 ISBN-978-93- 80095-39-4 Department of Biotechnology,Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin Directorate of Public Relations & Publications for Department of Biotechnology,Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin
    Greeshma Chandrasekharan N and Meera C. R Antimicrobial, anti-oxidant and antigenotoxic activities of microalgae Spirulina Proceedings of UGC sponsored National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Biopharmaceuticals UGC sponsored National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Biopharmaceuticals 26 &27-Aug-2011 St Mary's College, Thrissur-680020 Department of Microbiology, St Mary's College, Thrissur-680020
    1. C R Meera, K K Janardhanan Inhibitory effect of a novel polysaccharide-protein complex from the medicinal mushroom Phellinus rimosus (Berk) Pilat on acute and chronic inflammatory models in mice Proceedings of Pharmalims 2018- International seminar on innovative technologies in pharmaceutical sciences International seminar on innovative technologies in pharmaceutical sciences. 2018
  • dehazeSeminar, Workshop, Conferences Organized
    Position Title of the Event Level Date
     Programme Convenor Sr Dr Rani George Endowment Lecture and Intercollegiate Paper/ Poster Presentation Competition on the theme “Go Green Stay Healthy” organized by IQAC of St Mary’s College, Thrissur Regional 4-5, December, 2017.
    Programme Co-ordinator KSCSTE-National Science Day (2016) Celebrations on the theme “Cancer Among Women-Prevention and Treatment Strategies” Regional 29-Jan- 2016 to 4-Feb-2016
      Convenor UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Microbes for Green Environment” National 21-22, August, 2014.
    Organizing Committee member National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Biopharmaceuticals National 26 &27-Aug-2011
  • dehazeFDP,Seminars,Workshops,Conferences,Training Attended
    Type Name of the Programme Level Organisors Venue Date
    FDP UGC Sponsored “Special Winter School” State UGC Academic Staff College John Mathai Centre, Aranattukkara, Thrissur 27-11-2014 to 17-12-2014
    FDP UGC Sponsored “Orientation Programme” State UGC Academic Staff College John Mathai Centre, Aranattukkara, Thrissur 16-1-2013 to 12-2-2013
    SEMINARS (Science Popularisation Programme2017-2018) National Seminar on Solid Waste and its Sustainable Management –“SWASM” National KSCSTE St Mary’s College, Thrissur 27-Jul-18
    SEMINARS UGC sponsored International Conference on ‘Innovations and Challenges in Food Processing Sector” a International UGC St Teresa’s College, Ernakulam 9-10, Feb-2018
    SEMINARS KSCSTE sponsored National Seminar on “Pharmacognosy and Conservation Strategies of Medicinal Plants National KSCSTE Vimala College (Autonomous), Thrissur 21st July 2017
    SEMINARS 36th Annual Conference of IACR (21st Century-War on Cancer) National Indian Association of Cancer research (IACR) Amala cancer Research Centre, Thrissur 9-11, February, 2017
    SEMINARS National seminar on” Vaccines: Overview and Updates” National Directorate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Kerala Govt. Arts & Science College, Kozhinjampara, Palakkad 18-Nov-16
    SEMINARS UGC sponsored National seminar on Emerging Trends in Phytopharmaceuticals National UGC Vimala College, Thrissur 13-14 January 2016
    SEMINARS UGC sponsored National seminar on Recent Advances in Chemistry (NSRAC-15) National UGC St Mary’s college, Thrissur 19-Aug-15
    SEMINARS KSCSTE sponsored National Seminar on “Pharmacognosy and Conservation Strategies of Medicinal Plants” National KSCSTE Vimala College (Autonomous), Thrissur 21st July 2017
    SEMINARS 36th Annual Conference of IACR (21st Century-War on Cancer) National Indian Association of Cancer research (IACR) Amala cancer Research Centre, Thrissur 9-11, February, 2017
    SEMINARS   National seminar on” Vaccines: Overview and Updates” National Directorate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Kerala Govt. Arts & Science College, Kozhinjampara, Palakkad 18-Nov-16
    SEMINARS UGC sponsored National seminar on Emerging Trends in Phytopharmaceuticals National UGC Vimala College, Thrissur 13-14 January 2016
    SEMINARS UGC sponsored National seminar on Recent Advances in Chemistry (NSRAC-15) National UGC St Mary’s college, Thrissur 19-Aug-15
    SEMINARS National seminar on New Frontiers in Agricultural Biotechnology National Centre for plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur 3-4 March, 2015
    SEMINARS BIOSPECTRUM 2015, Seminar on Recent Advances in Biological sciences Regional Alumni Association of Department of Microbiology Sree Sankara College, Kalady January 1st, 2015
    SEMINARS NAAC sponsored National seminar on Recent Trends in Higher Education Policies: Scope and Challenges in Governance National NAAC St Mary’s college, Thrissur 26-Sep-14
    SEMINARS UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Microbes for Green Environment National UGC St Mary’s college, Thrissur 21-22, August, 2014
    SEMINARS UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Frontiers in Green Chemistry National UGC St Mary’s college, Thrissur 24-25 July, 2014
    SEMINARS UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Bioinformatics: Applications in Modern Sciences National UGC Mercy College, Palakkad 26-September, 2013
    SEMINARS National Symposium on Medicinal mushrooms National Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur 24-25 January 2013
    SEMINARS National Symposium on Emerging Trends in biotechnology 2012 National DBT, PURSE& UGC Cochin University of Science and Technology 12-13 December 2012
    SEMINARS Two Day National Seminar on Nanobiotechnology National UGC St Mary’s college, Thrissur 11-12, August, 2011
    SEMINARS UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Biopharmaceuticals National UGC St Mary’s college, Thrissur 26- 27 August, 2011
    SEMINARS International conference on Current trends in free radical research and herbal antioxidants International Society for free radical research – India Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur 8-9 January, 2010
    SEMINARS International Conference on Ethnopharamacology and alternative Medicine National National Association of Ethnopharmacology Amala Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Thrissur 20-22 January 2006
    SEMINARS International Symposium on Human Papilloma virus and Cervix Cancer International Indian Association of Cancer Research Institute of Cytology & Preventive Oncology, New Delhi. India 9-12 Feb.2005
    SEMINARS One Day Symposium on Human Resource Development In Microbiology National Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), Cochin Unit St Teresa’s College, Ernakulam 8-February, 2003
    WORKSHOP Research Workshop on “Measuring Academic Research: Role of Journal Indexing And Scientometrics” State Department of Computer Science and Applications, St Mary’s College, Thrissur, in association with CSCTA (Computer Science College Teachers’ Association) St Mary’s College, Thrissur 28.09.2018
    WORKSHOP Workshop on Learning Disability Regional Carmel Santi Dham, Institute of Counselling Psychology, Thrissur Carmel Santi Dham, Institute of Counselling Psychology, Thrissur 11-12-2015
    WORKSHOP Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop on Frontier Areas of Biotechnology National Science Academy St Mary’s college, Thrissur 16-17 January, 2015
    WORKSHOP National Workshop on Digital age Pedagogy: Perspectives & Prospects (Staff Skill Enhancement Programme) National Department of Computer Science in association with IQAC, St Mary’s college, Trichur St Mary’s college, Thrissur 9-10, January, 2014
    WORKSHOP Workshop on Evaluation and Grading of CCSS for teachers of affliated Government, Aided and Self Financing Colleges in Thrissur District Regional Calicut University St Thomas College, Thrissur 3rd December 2009
    WORKSHOP Intercollegiate Workshop on Career Guidance and Personality Development State Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam St Teresa’s College, Ernakulam 2-3/ Feb/1999
    OTHER Training Programme on “Biocontrol Agents and Biofertilizer” State State Plan Network Project on Development of Microbial inoculants technology Banana Research Station, Kannara 27-1-2016 to 29-1-2016
    OTHER Certificate Programme in CODEX General Principles of Food Hygiene and application of HACCP based food safety system State Food safety Solutions International St Mary’s college, Thrissur 20-22 September, 2012
    OTHER Training on Animal cell culture methods and molecular techniques Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvanandapuram Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvanandapuram 18- April-2006 to 26- May- 2006
    OTHER Training on Clinical & Serological methods Amala Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Thrissur Department of Microbiology, Amala Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Thrissur 27-1-2003 to 1-4-2003
    OTHER ‘Production of extra cellular polysaccharides from the submerged culture of two strains of marine yeast My-52 & My-63’ National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) - CSIR, Cochin National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) - CSIR, Cochin 1-June-2003 to 30- August-2003
    SEMINARS International seminar on innovative technologies in pharmaceutical sciences. International by ELIMS college of Pharmacy, Thrissur Lulu International Convention Centre, Thrissur 5-Oct-2018
  • dehazePaper Presentations
    Titile of the Paper Title of the Event Date Venue Organizer Sponsoring Agency
    Bioconversion of agrowaste into edible mushroom Pleurotus florida and its biological properties UGC sponsored International Conference on ‘Innovations and Challenges in Food Processing Sector 9-10, Feb-2018 St Teresa’s College, Ernakulam UGC
    Antioxidnat, antiproliferative and apoptotic activity of a polysaccharide-protein complex isolated from the mushroom Phellinusrimosus (Berk) Pilat. International conference on Current trends in free radical research and herbal antioxidants, Society for free radical research – India 8-9 January, 2010 Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur. Society for free radical research – India
    Anti-inflammatory activity of neutral and acidic extracellular polysaccharides isolated from saccharomyces cerevisiae International Conference on Ethnopharamacology and alternative Medicine, 20-22 January 2006 Amala Cancer Research Centre,Amala Ayurveda Hospital & Research Centre, Amala Nagar, Thrissur National Association of Ethnopharmacology
    Anti-inflammatory and antitumor activities of polysaccharides isolated from a wood-rotting macro fungus Phellinusrimosus(BERK) PILAT 9-12 Feb.2005 Institute of Cytology & Preventive Oncology, New Delhi. India Indian Association of Cancer Research (IACR)
    An eco-friendly approach for agricultural waste management. KSCSTE sponsored (Science Popularisation Programme2017-2018) National Seminar on Solid Waste and its Sustainable Management –“SWASM” 27-Jul-18 Department of Biotechnology, St Mary’s College, Thrissur KSCSTE
    Phytochemical screening and biological potential of different extracts prepared from the medicinal plant Simarouba gluca KSCSTE sponsored National Seminar on Pharmacognosy and Conservation of Strategies of Medicinal Plants 21-Jul-17 Postgraduate Department of Botany, Vimala College, Thrissur KSCSTE
    In vivo and In vitro anticancer activity of polysaccharide isolated from the parasitic mushroom Phellinus rimosus (Berk) Pilat Kerala state Planning Board Sponsored National seminar on New Frontiers in Agricultural Biotechnology 3-4 March 2015 Finishing school in Biotechnology, Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur-680656 Kerala state Planning Board
    Biological properties of β-D-(1-6) glucan from the macrofungusPhellinusrimosus(Berk) Pilat National Symposium on Medicinal Mushrooms 24-25-Jan-2013 Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur
    Antineoplastic properties of polysaccharides from Phellinus species with special emphasis to Phellinusrimosus(Berk) Pilat National Symposium on Medicinal Mushrooms 24-25-Jan-2013 Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur
    . Biological properties of the ethanolic extract from the edible mushroom, Pleurotussajor-caju National seminar on Basic and Advanced Biochemical Techniques: Relevance in Interdisciplinary research Scenario 3-4-Sep-2013 BK college, Amalagiry, Kottayam UGC
    Anticancer activity of a polysaccharide-protein complex isolated from the parasitic mushroom Phellinusrimosus(Berk) Pilat National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology 2012 12-13, Dec -2012 Department of Biotechnology,Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin DBT, PURSE& UGC
    Antimicrobial, anti-oxidant and antigenotoxic activities of microalgae Spirulina National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Biopharmaceuticals 26 &27-Aug-2011 Department of Microbiology, St Mary's College, Thrissur-680020 UGC
    Inhibitory effect of a novel polysaccharide-protein complex from the medicinal mushroom Phellinus rimosus (Berk) Pilat on acute and chronic inflammatory models in mice. International seminar on innovative technologies in pharmaceutical sciences 'Pharmalims-2018' 5-Oct-2018 Lulu International Convention Centre, Thrissur. ELIMS college of Pharmacy, Thrissur
  • dehazeWork Profile
    Designation Institution Duration
    Assistant Professor & HOD St Mary’s College, Thrissur-680020 1-12-2010 till date
  • dehazePosition Held in the Institution
    Position Year
    Internal Mentor of Scholar Support Programme 2018-2019
    Editor in Charge of Research Journal Annals of Basic and Applied Sciences 2010 to till year
    College Council Member 2018
    College Level Monitoring Committee Member 2018
    Student Grievance Redressal Cell Member 2018
    Value Education Committee Co-ordinator 2018
  • dehazeSubject Expertise
    Event Institution Agency Date
    Interview Board for selection of Teaching Faculty in Microbiology St Mary's College, Thrissur 13, April, 2018.
    Interview Board for selection of Teaching Faculty for PG in Microbiology 2011- Till date
    Judge for Intercollegiate Power point presentation Competition as part of KSCSTE sponsored Ozone DayCelebrations-2018, “Keep cool and Carry on- The Montreal Protocol” St Mary’s College, Thrissur 18-Sep-2018
    Subject Expert in the Interview Board for selection of Teaching Faculty Tharananellur Arts & Science College, Irinjalakuda, 13, April, 2018.
    Inspection Commission for University of Calicut, for granting continuation of Provisional Affiliation to the Self Financing programme in B Sc Microbiology Tharananellur Arts & Science College, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur 27/3/2018
    Chairperson for Centralised Valuation Camps in B Sc Microbiology University of Calicut 2018 June to till date
    Judge under the subject theme Health for 44th Regional Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition for Children” Kendriya Vidyalaya, Thrissur 12-01- 2017.
    PSC Question Paper Setter Kerala Public Service Commission 2014
    Judge for SPECT 2010 St Paul’s Public School, Thrissur 18-19, November, 2010
  • dehazeTalks Invited
    Title of the Talk Title of the Event Venue Date Level Organisors
    An introduction to Microbiology SPECT 2010 (St Paul’s Public School Exhibition of Creative Talents St Paul’s Public School, Thrissur 18-19, November, 2010 State Level St Paul’s Public School, Thrissur
    Spirulina-The supreme food Sampoorna Aarogya Seminar at Jawahar Bala Bhavan, Thrissur 08-08-2010 Regional DXN Nature Valley and Mushroom World, Thrissur.
    Mushrooms- Nature’s Hidden Treasure for Improving Human Health and Quality of Life” Microbiology Association Inauguration GEMS Arts & Science College, Ramapuram 19- Nov-2018. Regional GEMS Arts & Science College, Ramapuram
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