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    NAME : Dr. P K. ANIL KUMAR, M Sc, Ph.D NET


    Molecular biologist with experience in academic research laboratories. Broad inter disciplinary training with particular expertise in Molecular biology and Microbiology. Record of scientific achievement through publication of original research and presentations in conferences.

    Research Interest

    Metabolic engineering in E. coli

    Microbial Fermentation for enzymes and Bioactive compounds

    Microbial Genetics

    Plant Biotechnology

    Google Scholar ID: enT1OioAAAAJ
    Vidwan ID: 399174


    Anil Kumar P. K. & Suresh P. V. (2014) Biodegradation of shrimp biowaste by marine Exiguobacterium sp.CFR26m and concomitant production of extracellular protease and antioxidant materials: production and process optimization by response surface methodology. Marine Biotechnology 16:202–218.

    Nidheesh, T. and Anil Kumar, P. K. and Elakkiyaselvi, V. and Maheswari, K. and Suresh, P. V. (2014) Statistical optimization of solid state fermentation conditions for the enhanced production of thermoactive chitinases by mesophilic soil fungi using response surface methodology and their application in the reclamation of shrimp processing by-products Annals of Microbiology, 64.pp. 671-681.

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Suresh PV, Anil Kumar PK (2012) Enhanced degradation of a-chitin materials prepared from shrimp processing byproduct and production of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine by thermoactive chitinases from soil mesophilic fungi Biodegradation 23(4) :597-607.

Suresh PV, Anil Kumar PK, Sachindra NM (2011) Thermoactive β-N-acetylhexosaminidase production by a soil isolate of Penicillium monoverticillium CFR 2 under solid state fermentation: parameter optimization and application for N-acetyl chitooligosaccharides preparation from chitin World J Microbiology and Biotechnology 27:1435-1447.

Reeta D, Anil Kumar PK, Shamala TR Chandrashekar A (2008) Biosynthesis of polyhydroxy alkanoates co-polymers in E. coli using genes from Pseudomonas and Bacillus Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 94: 207–216

Anil Kumar PK, Shamala TR, Kshama L, Prakash MH, Joshi GJ, Chandrashekar A, Latha Kumari KS and Divyashree MS (2007) Bacterial synthesis of polyhydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalearte using carbohydrate rich mahua (Madhuca sps) flowers J of Applied Microbiology, 103: 204-209.

Vijayendra SVN, Rastogi NK, Shamala TR, Anil Kumar PK, Kshama L and Joshi GJ (2007) Optimization of Polyhydroxybutyrate production by Bacillus sp CFR with corn steep liquor as nitrogen source Indian J. Microbiology 47: 170-175.

Patent (Indian) : A process for the production of polyhydroxyalkanoate co-polymers. Patent No:242389

Conferences: 5 International 4 National Thesis mentored for UG and PG students: UG: 5 PG: 13

Invited talks:

“Epigenetics of diet and disease” Department of Botany, Devaswom Board College, Thalayolaparambu August 2019.
Genome editing by CRISPR CAS9 Technology: Present and Future Department of Botany, Devaswom Board College, Thalayolaparambu February 2023.


  • M. Sc. BioTechnology
    Department of Biotechnology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin Kerala.
  • Ph.D. BioTechnology
    Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore Karnataka.
  • Postdoc Research
    Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Karnataka, India.


  • Merit award as B. Sc topper
  • UGC/CSIR Junior Research Fellowship
  • National Level Eligibility Test for Lectureship
  • Postdoctoral Research Associateship award–CSIR, Govt. of India


  • Teaching: 13 Years
  • Research: 5 years

Languages : Malayalam (Native), English (fluent), Tamil (fluent), Kannada (fluent) & Hindi