Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
DEPARTMENT OF P.G. STUDIES AND RESEARCH IN BioTechnology
Dr. Sulochana M.B.
Asso.Prof
Dept. of PG Studies and Research in Biotechnology
Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga - 585 106
Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472-263290(O)
Fax No.: +91 8472-245633(O)
Residence
Naglaxmi Nivas, H. No. 22-04, Plot No. 5., Jayanagar, Sedam Road, Gulbarga - 585 105, Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472 247635 (R)
+91 9449618676(Cell)
Date of Birth:
Academic Qualifications: M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

M.Sc.

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.

1993

M.Phil.

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.

Topic :

1994

Ph.D.

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.

Topic : Lactic acid production from cereals.

2000

Areas of Specialization

Molecular Biology, Industrial Biotechnology.

Teaching Experience : 09 years
1. Worked as a Lecturer in the Post Graduate Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from June 1999 till June 2004. 
2. Working as Senior Lecturer in the Post Graduate Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from June 2004 till date.
Research Guidance

Master of Philosophy

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Anil Kumar S. Isolation & Characterization of siderophora by SAK 47 pseudomonas aerugicuosa as a biocontrol agent. 2006
Research Publications
1. M. B. Sulochana, B. Sharda and A. Dayanand (2002). Detection and development of Lactobacilli and their bioprocessing features. In Biotechnology of Microbes and  Sustainable Utilization Edited  by Prof. R.C. Rajak. Scientific Publishers,  Jodhpur.  PP. 239-243.
2. Sulochana M. B. and Dayanand A. (2003). Distribution and fermentation characters of lactic acid bacteria in agro products.  Journal of Microbial World 5(1) PP 39 – 43.
3. Syed G. Dastager, Wen-Jun Li, Dayanand Agasar, Mudullar B. Sulochana, Shu-Kun Tang, Xin-Peng Tian, Xiao-Yang Zhi. (2006). Streptomyces gulbargensis sp.nov., isolated from soil in Karnataka, India.  Journal of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (In Press).
4. Antifungal attributes of siderophore produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa – SAK 47. In the Journal of Basic Microbiology (In  Communication).
5. Characterization of inulinase producing microorganisms for production of inulinase using agricultural residues in the Journal of Current Microbiology (in Communication).
6. Screening and Characterization of esterase from extreme Halotolerant bacteria in the Journal of Current Microbiology (in Communication).
7. Optimization of lipase production from Pseudomonas species isolated from oil mills in the Journal of Bioresource Technology (in Communication).
Orientation/Refresher/Research Trainings Undergone
1. Attended UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in Bioscience held at Department of Zoology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 26th September to 16th October  2000.
2. Attended UGC Sponsored Orientation Course held at UGC - Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad from December 14th, 2001 to January 11th  2002.
3.

Attended UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in Life Sciences held at UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Mysore, Mysore from January 5th, 2006 to January 25th, 2006.

Membership of Professional Organizations
1. Life member of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI).
2. Life member of Microbiologists Society, Karad
3. Life member of Biotech Research Society of India, Trivandrum
4. Annual member of Indian Science Congress.
5. Editorial member of Biohorizon – A Department Annual bulletin
6. Nominated for Professional Women’s Advisory Board by the American Biographical Institute.
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Training Organized
1.

Organized one day Awareness Training Program on Biodiversity related issues  and people Biodiversity Registers co- sponsored by Karnataka Biodiversity Board Bangalore on September 21st, 2007 held at  the Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga and was as the Co-Convenor of the one day Awareness Training Program.

2.

Organized National Conference on Biotechnology for Industrial and Rural Development (NCBIRD-2008) held at  the Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from January 17th to 19th 2008 and was the Treasurer of the Conference.

Research Papers Presented in Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Training Programmes etc.
1. Detection and development of Lactobacilli and their bioprocessing features. M.B. Sulochana, B. Sharada and A. Dayanand.  Proceedings of  International Symposium on Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Development and Productivity. November, 1998. PP – 123.
2.

Exploration of bioprocess technology for maize and sorghum to produce lactic acid using L. maltaromicus.  M.B. Sulochana, B. Sharada and A. Dayanand. Proceedings of  International Conference on Microbial Biotechnology Trade and Public Policy,  July, 2000. PP – 102.

3.

Upstream bioprocess engineering for lactic acid production from millets by L. plantarum. B. Sharada, M.B. Sulochana, and A. Dayanand.  Proceedings of Microbiotech, 41st AMI Annual Conference,  November, 2000.  PP – 68.

4.

Distribution and fermentation features of lactic acid bacteria in agro-products. Sulochana. M.B., Sharada. B. and  Dayanand. A.  Proceedings of Microbial Biotechnology -Millenniums New vision, 42nd Annual Conference of AMI November, 2001. PP – 160

5.

Influence of nutritional and physico-chemical components on pathogenic bacterial representatives in a polluted lentic habitat.  Leela Belli Belli, Ravindra Paul, Sulochana, M.B., Chandragirish and Prashanti. B.  Proceedings of  Microbial  Biotechnology - Millenniums New vision, 42nd  Annual Conference of  AMI November, 2001.  PP – 140.

6.

Production of lactic acid from bajra and ragi employing immobilized cells of lactobacilli. Sharada, B., Patil, C.C.,. Sulochana, M.B. and  Dayanand, A. Proceedings of  Microbial  Biotechnology - Millenniums New vision, 42nd Annual Conference of  AMI November, 2001. PP –86.

7. Diversity of  pigmented microorganisms and their potentials in black and red soils. Dayanand, A., Syed G. Dastegar and Sulochana, M.B. Proceedings of National Seminar on Modern Biology  August, 2003. PP – 68.
8.

Bioprocess standardization for lactic acid production from maize and sorghum.  M.B. Sulochana, and A. Dayanand.  Proceedings of National Seminar on  Modern  Biology,  August, 2003. PP – 92.

9.

Detection of Actinomycetes from soils for the bioactive substances. A. Dayanand, Syed  G. Dastegar and M.B. Sulochana. Proceedings of Microtech 2k4 – 45th AMI Annual Conference, November, 2004. PP –94.

10.

Bacteriophage as a novel biocontrol agent against citrus canker.  Dayanand, A., Sulochana, M.B. and Vishwanatha,. T. Proceedings of Symposium on Biology, Biotechnology, Epidemiology and Management of plant diseases & IPS Annual Meeting (South Zone). December, 2004.  PP–28.

11.

Isolation, Purification and Characterization of Siderophore produced by a novel strain Pseudomonas aeruginosa SAK-47 as a biocontrol agent. Anil Kumar. S., Sulochana, M. B., and Dayanand, A. Proceedings of Second Convention Biotech Research Society of India and National Conference on Path to Health-Biotechnology Revolution in India from 24th to 26th  November, 2005. PP- 66.

12.

Antifungal attributes of siderophore produced by Pseudomonas  aeruginosa SAK 47. Sulochana, M.B. and Anil Kumar, S. Proceedings of third Convention Biotech Research Society of India and International Conference on Exploring horizons in Biotechnology: A  Global venture from November, 2nd to 4th , 2006. PP-91.

13.

Optimization of bioprocess variables for L-asparaginase production by Pseudomonas aeruginosa using solid state fermentation. Sulochana, M. B. and Anil Kumar, S. Proceedings in International Conference on New horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT-2007) from November, 26th to 29th, 2007. PP-127.

14.

Optimization of parameters for the lipase production from Pseudomonas sps. R. Aruna Sri and Sulochana. M. B. Proceedings in National workshop on Influence of microbes on the earth’s environment and inhabitants on 23rd – 24th July 2008.

Conference/Symposia Attended
1. Attended National Seminar on Biotechnology for Rural and Industrial Development held at Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 22nd - 23rd December, 1995.
2. Attended International Symposium on Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Development and Productivity held at Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur from 14th - 16th November, 1998.
3. Attended International Conference on Microbial Biotechnology Trade and Public Policy, held at Osmania University, Hyderabad from 15th - 17th July, 2000.
4. Attended Microbiotech, 41st AMI Annual Conference held at Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur from 25th - 27th November, 2000.
5. Attended Microbial Biotechnology - Millenniums New vision, 42nd Annual Conference of AMI held at Department of Microbiology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from November 9th -11th , 2001.
6. Attended National Seminar on Modern Biology held at Nagarjuna University, Nagarjunanagar, Guntur from 28th – 30th August 2003.
7. Attended Microtech 2k4 – 45th AMI Annual Conference held at NDRI, Karnal, Haryana from 23rd – 25th November 2004.
8. Attended Symposium on Biology, Biotechnology, Epidemiology and Management of plant diseases & IPS Annual Meeting (South Zone) held at Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 9th – 10th December, 2004.
9. Attended Second Convention Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI 2005) on Path to Health-Biotechnology Revolution in India held at Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai from 24th to 26th November, 2005.
10. Attended 3rd BRSI Convention and International Conference on Exploring Horizons in Biotechnology : A Global Venture held at BRD School of Sciences, Sardar patel University and Charutar Vidya Mandal (CVM), Vallabh Vidyanagare, Gujarat from 2nd  to 4th November, 2006.
11. Attended International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT-2007) held at BRSI and National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, (CSIR), Trivandrum from 26th to 29th November, 2007.
12. Attended National seminar on empowerment of Backward Class Women organized by Gulbarga University, Gulbarga and Devaraj Urs Research Institute Bangalore held at Gulbarga University, Gulbarga on 29th and 30th March, 2008.
13. Attended National workshop on Influence of microbes on the earth’s environment and inhabitants held at Department of Applied Microbiology Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam (Women’s University), Tirupati on 23rd – 24th July 2008.
Workshop/Training Attended
1. Attended Remote sensing awareness workshop held at Department of Applied Electronics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 11th – 12th October, 2000.
2. Attended UNESCO sponsored regional training course in "Food safety through newer and advanced Biotechnological approaches, held at CFTRI, Mysore from 15th to 30th January, 2001.
3. Attended the workshop on "Exploration of Microbial Diversity: A polyphasic approach, held at IMTECH, Chandigarh from 30th September to 12th October, 2002.
Extra Murral Activities
1. BOE Member of Post Graduate. Examinations in M.Sc. Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
2. BOE Member of Under Graduate Examinations in B.Sc. Microbiology and Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
3. BOE Member of Post Graduate Examinations in M.Sc Microbiology and Biotechnology of Bangalore University, Bangalore.
4. BOS Member of Under Graduate Examinations in M.Sc. Microbiology of Bangalore University, Bangalore.
5. BOE Member of M. Phil. Examination in Microbiology of Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjunanagar, Guntur.
6. BOE Member of M. Phil. Examination in Microbiology of Alleppey University, Kerala
7. BOE Member of Under Graduate Examinations in B.Sc. Microbiology and Biotechnology, Karnataka State Women's University, Bijapur.
8. BOE Member of Post Graduate Examinations in M.Sc. Biotechnology of  Kuvempu University, Shimoga
9. BOE Member of Post Graduate Examinations in M.Sc. Microbiology and Biotechnology of  Karnatak University, Dharwad.
10. BOE Member of Post Graduate Examinations in M.Sc. Microbiology and Biotechnology of Tumkur University, Tumkur.
Extra Cirrcular Activities
1.

Member, Registration Committee of 42nd AMI Annual Conference held at Department of Microbiology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from November 9th to 11th , 2001.

2.

Member, Registration Committee of Silver Jubilee Inter Collegiate Youth Festival of Gulbarga University, from November 26th to 28th, 2004.

3.

Member, Food and Registration Committee of and symposium on Biology, Biotechnology, Epidemiology and Management of plant diseases & IPS Annual Meeting (South Zone) held at Department of Botany, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga  from 9th – 10th December, 2004.

4.

Appointed as Warden for the New Working Women’s Hostel from the academic year June 2005 to June 2006.

5.

Member, Registration Committee of Youth festival state level held at Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from  9th to 11th November, 2007.

6.

Member, Registration Committee of National seminar on empowerment of Backward Class Women held, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga on 29thand 30th March, 2008.

7.

Nominated by Gulbarga University Gulbarga to attend the interactive session with the members of the UGC–Pay Review Committee held at Bangalore  University, Bangalore on June 25th and 26th, 2008.