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Dr. V.M Kannan




      Office: Department of Zoology,
University of Calicut, Kerala, 673 635
                    Mob: 9388157623
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Period of service in University of Calicut: (2006 – present)

Previous employment:

Senior Lecturer, Department of Zoology, St. Joseph’s College, Devagiri, Calicut – 673 008 (1993– 2000)

Post Doctoral Research/Area:

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, USA (2000-2005). GPCR-G-protein interaction, Gene Cloning, Recombinant protein expression & purification

Doctoral degree/Area:

Sree Chitra Tirunal Intitute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum. Protein Isolation & Characterization, Protein – Protein Interaction

  1.  Junior Research Fellowship (UGC-CSIR-JRF)
  2.  Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR)
  3.  Post Doctoral fellow, University of Michigan (USA).
  4.  Rank for M.Sc.
  5.  Fellow of Society of Applied Biotechnology

Number of Ph.D. students presently working/ Fellowships:

       Total 7 (2 – JRF of UGC)

Now accepting students:

       Yes (with independent fellowships like JRF of UGC/CSIR etc.)

Areas of Research Interest:

  1. Proteomics approach to study effect of insect growth regulators – on insects (Spodoptera/Drosphila)
  2. Molecular Biology of Cancer. Gene expression studies in cancer cell lines and role of proteases in cancer.
  3. Purification & characterization of Protease inhibitors for insect control
Research Projects:
  1. UGC-Major Research Project Effect of Juvenile Hormone Analogue on Haemolymph protein Profile of Spodoptera mauritia.(2012-15)
  2. KSCSTE Research Project on Ecdysone mimics and protein profile alterations (2014-17).
Research guidance:
  • Ph. D. Degree : In progress : 7
    M.Phil. Degree : Awarded: 1
    External Examiner for Ph.D. Thesis: 4

Administrative experience

    1. Head, Dept. of Zoology, University of Calicut (2012-15).
    2. Director, School of Distance Education (2015 July to present)


Membership in the university academic bodies

    •  Member Board of Studies in Biochemistry (UG), University of Calicut.
    •  Member, Academic Council, University of Calicut (2013-15)
    •  Member, Senate, University of Calicut (2013-15).


Representative publications:
  1. Vadakkadathmeethal K, Felczak A, Davignon I, Collins J, Sunahara RK. Cloning and characterization of the G protein betagamma subunits from Trichoplusia ni (High Five cells). Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2005 Apr;35(4):333-45.
  2. Vadakkadathmeethal K, Cunliffe JM, Swift J, Kennedy RT, Neubig RR, Sunahara RK. Fluorescence-based adenylyl cyclase assay adaptable to high throughput screening. Comb Chem High Throughput Screen. 2007 May;10(4):289-98.
  3. Abilash P.L and Kannan Vadakkadath Meethal. Extracts from Jack fruit seed and Areca nut inhibits gut protease activity of Spodoptera mauritia Boisd. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Acta Biologica Indica (2012), 1(1):129-131.
  4. P. Priya and V.M Kannan. Apolipoprotein A-1 binds to Jacalin-Sepharose in a Sugar- dependent manner. “Prospects in Bioscience: Addressing the issues" (2013).169-172.  Sabu, Abdulhameed; Augustine, Anu (Eds.) Springer Publishers.
  5. The Ecdysone mimic, methoxyfenozide, alters the level of major haemolymph proteins in the larvae of Spodoptera mauritia. Acta Biologica Indica 2014, 3(2):726-730