Post-Doc

RemarQ User gsp.imtech at mailexcite.com
Sat Dec 5 05:22:28 EST 1998


Dear Dr. Wickes,

I am interested in appying for the post doctoral position
advertised by you. I am a scientist working at the Institute
of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India. My main research
interest is in molecular systematics of yeasts and I am
interested in entering the field of medical mycology. I am
enclosing a copy of my CV for your kind consideration and
hope that you will give me an opportunity to work in your
association. I will be glad to provide any other information.

With regards

G S Prasad



				CURRICULUM VITAE
                                ----------------
Dr. Gandham S Prasad
Institute of Microbial Technology
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
Sector - 39 A
Chandigarh - 160 036
INDIA

Telephone		:	0091-172-690 908, 690 025 Ext: 549

Telefax			:	0091-172-690 585

Email			:	"prasad at koel.imtech.ernet.in"
					and
				"gsp.imtech at mailexcite.com"

Date of Birth		:	14.08.1959

Marital status		:	Married (two kids)

Citizenship		:	INDIAN

PROFESSIONAL CAREER :
---------------------
Present position	:	Scientist -C
				Institute of Microbial Technology

Scientist Fellow	:	Institute of Microbial Technology
				(March 1992 to June 1994)

Post Doctoral    	:  	National Institute of Nutrition
Research Associate      	(Dec. 1990 to March 1992)

Research Associate      :	National Institute of Nutrition
Post Doctoral   	 	(Sept. 1990 to Nov. 1990)

Senior Research 	:  	Osmania University
Fellowship      	    	(Jan. 1987 to Dec. 1989)

Research Fellow	 	:  	Sardar Patel University
               			(July 1983 to Dec. 1986)

Research Experience	:   	FifteenYears

Research Publications	:   	(Please see enclosure - I)
				(a)	Eleven Research Papers
				(b)	One US Patent granted
				(c)	Filed three other Patents






MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
-------------------------------------
1. Association of Microbiologists of India
2. Indian Science Congress Association


Research Fellowships Awarded :
------------------------------
Research Fellow	  :  	In a Project Sponsored by
               	    	University Grants Commission

Senior Research   :  	Awarded by Council of Scientific &
Fellowship      	Industrial Research

Post Doctoral     :  	Awarded by Council of Scientific &
Research Associate      Industrial Research

Post Doctoral     :  	Awarded by University Grants
Research Associate      Commission

Areas of Research :	1. Molecular phylogenetic studies
Interest                   of yeasts
             		2. Strain improvement of yeasts

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
-----------------------
B.Sc.,	Nagarjuna  	1980    Botany   	I Division
    	University		Zoology,	72.3%
                                Chemistry

M.Sc.,	Sardar Patel 	1983   	Botany          I Division
        University				69.5%

Ph.D.,  Sardar Patel   1987
        University

MAZOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:
--------------------------
	1. 	Molecular phylogenetic studies of yeasts
	2.	Strain improvement of yeasts
	3.	Extremophiles


RESEARCH METHODS FAMILIAR WITH:
-------------------------------
	(a)	Molecular Cloning
	(b)	Sequencing
	(c)	Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis
	(d) 	Basic molecularl biology techniques
	(e)	Basic biochemistry techniques




RESEARCH PROJECTS:
------------------
Ongoing:
--------
"Identification and characterization species of yeast genus
Kluyveromyces using PCR amplified spacer regions of ribosomal
RNA genes" (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research;
Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India)

Completed:
----------
"Development of osmotolerant and ethanol tolerant flocculating
strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae" (Council of Scientific &
Industrail Research)


PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES:
-----------------------------
-"Pasteuer's Heritage - From molecular assymetry to infection and
 immunity  of diseases",
 Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh  (1995).

-Chandigarh Symposium on Biology,  Chandigarh (1995)

-National Academy of Sciences Conference, Chandigarh (1994)

-Chandigarh Symposium on Biology, Chandigarh (1993)

-Fungi and Biotechnology, Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar (1990)

-New Trends in Biotechnology, Osmania University, Hyderabad (1998)

-Fungal Ecology in Relation to Human Welfare, Osmania University,
 Hyderabad (1987)

-New Frontiers in Microbial Technology, Bhopal University, Bhopal(1987)

ADMINISTRATIVE /ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITES:
-----------------------------------------
-Member, Management Council (1998-2001), Institute of Microbial
 Technology

-Member, Organizing Committee of National Conference  on "Pasteur's
 Heritate"

-Treasurer, National Conference on  "Pastuer's Heritage".

ORGANIZATION OF WORKSHOPS/CONFERECES:
-------------------------------------
-Taxanomy and molecular biology of Actinomycetes   (1996)

-National Conference on "Pastereur's Heritage" (1995)

-Training Course on "General Microbiological Methods" (1994)

-Training Course on "Preservation of Microbes" (1993, 1997)

Names of Scientists for reference:
----------------------------------
1. Prof. H C Dube                 2.Dr. Tapan Chakrabarti
   Head,                            Scientist - F
   Department of Life Sciences      Institute of Microbial Technology
   Bhavnagar University             Sector 39A
   Bhavnagar - 364 002. INDIA	    Chandigarh - 160 036. INDIA

3. Dr. Ramesh V Bhat		4.  Dr. R.K. Jain
   Deputy Director                  Scientist   E- II
   National Institute of            Institute of Microbial Technology
   Nutrition (NIN)		    Sector - 39 A
   Hyderabad - 500 007. INDIA	    Chandigarh - 160 036. INDIA.


			 Enclosure - I
			 -------------
	RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS AND PATENTS OF Dr. G.S.PRASAD
       -----------------------------------------------------
1. Podile A R., Prasad G S., and Dube H C ., 1985. Bacillus subtilis
   as antagonist of wilt pathogens. Curr.Sci., 54: 864-865.

2. Prasad G S.,  Prabakaran K., and Dube H C., 1987.   Xylanase
   production by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp.udum   Curr.Sci., 56: 830-831.

3. Podile A R., Prasad G S and Dube H C., 1987. Partial characterization
   of antagonistic principle of Bacillus subtilis AF1.
   J.Biol. Control. 1(1): 60-65.

4. Prasad G S., Podile A R and Dube H C., 1988. Immobilization of
   cell wall degrading enzymes by host and non-host plant cell walls.
   Curr.Sci., 57: 723-724.

5. Prasad G S., Podile A R., and Dube H C., 1988.  Regulation of
   xylanase synthesis and activity in Fusarium  oxysporum f.sp.udum.
   Indian Phytopath. 41: 443-449.

6. Prabakaran K., Prasad G S., and Dube H C., 1988. Effect of
   saccharides on endoglucanase synthesis by Erwinia chrysanthemi.
   Proc. Natl. Acad.Sci.(INDIA) B:  58: 443-448.

7. Dube H C., Prasad G S.,  and Podile A R., 1990.   Cell wall
   degrading enzymes of  vascular wilt fungi.  In: Perspectives
   of Mycopathological Research. Ed.S K Hasija  Today and Tomorrow
   Publications, New Delhi.  pp 155 - 163.

8. Rao R N, Prasad  G S, Sudershan R V and Bhatt R V., 1990.
   Fabrication of aflatoxin detection kit and detection of aflatoxins
   in groundnut and groundnut products. National Institute of
   Nutrition, Hyderabad, India.

9. Prasad G S., and Dube H C., 1991. The influence of host and
   non-host cell walls on the induction of cell wall degrading
   enzymes in Verticillium dahliae Indian Phytopath. 44: 91-97.

10.Sudershan R V., Prasad G S., Krishna T P and Bhat R V., 1992.
   Field level evaluation of aflatoxin detection kit. Journal
   of Food Protection 55: 392-394

11.Sasikala C H., Ramana C H V and Prasad G S., 1993. Hydrogen
   production by mixed cultures. World Journal of Microbiology
   and Biotechnology 10: 221-223

Patents Granted: (one US Patent)
----------------
1.	Mondal A K., Prasad G S and Chakrabarti T.  Strains of yeast
        Saccharomyces cerevisiae and a process for preparation of such
        strains  (US Patent Number : 5,693,526)

Patents Filed:
--------------
1.	Mondal A K., Prasad G S and Chakrabati T. A process for the
	preparation of improved strains of yeast  Saccharomyces
	cerevisiae. Application No :1728/DEL/1994

2.	Mondal A K., Prasad G S and Chakrabarti T. Novel Strains of
	yeast genus Saccharomyces, species cerevisiae and a process
	for preparation of such strains
	( Filed in UK, South Africa and Finland)
	U.K. Patent Application No: 96302227.2-2105

3.	Ganesan K, Viswamitra S, Rohini C, Indrani G, Prasad G S and
	Chakrabarti T. A process for preparation of thermotolerant
	flocculating strains of yeast. Application filed in India in
        July 1998.




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