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   Dr.Fathimathu Zuhara.K.
 Professor of Microbiology, Department of Life Sciences
Office:Department of Life Sciences, University of Calicut,
Malappuram Dt. Kerala State.
Residence:7-A, Sky Line Bay Waters, Po: Calicut Beach, Calicut-32.
Phone      :Off      Calicut University ext: 409/410
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Qualifications   M.Sc; Ph.D. (Micrbiology)

Specialization   Microbiology- Medical and Immunology

NATIONAL               Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists                   

PROJECTS HANDLED: (Total numbers) 3

A correlative of the prevalence of the IgMimmunoglobulins against TORCH infections in Pregnancy with Congenital malformations (2004).
Duration3 years
FundingAgency                ICMR
Amount Sanctioned RS. 5,25600/-

“Infection susceptibility of diabetic patients based on myeloperoxidase activity”. Minor Research project from the Unassigned grant scheme of UGC through University (2003)
Duration1 year
Amount SanctionedRs. 20,000/-

Isolation screening and optimization of some
microorganisms for fibrinolytic enzymes (2013)
Duration2 years
Amount SanctionedRs. 1,45,000/-

PUBLICATIONS  (2012 onwards)

  1.  Shiji Thomas and Dr. Fathimathu Zuhara K. In-vitro antimicrobial and Phytochemical analysis of various extracts of Adathoda vasica leaves, International J. of Pharma and Biosciences 2015 April; 6(2): (B) 301 - 306 ISSN 0975-6299
  2. Thara K.M, Zuhara K.F. and Raji T.K., Inhibitory and synergistic effect of moringa oleifera extracts on clinical and standard strains of microorganisms and its biochemical analysis. 2015. Indo American journal of pharmaceutical research, 5 :01. 508-514. (ISSN NO: 2231-6876).
  3. K.M.Thara, K.F. Zuhara, Raji, Inhibitory and synergistic effect of Tinospora cordifolia extracts on clinical and standard strains of microorganisms and its biochemical analysis. Proceedings of Kerala Science Congress (27KSC0363) , 2015, 2-10.
  4. Reshma C. V. and K.F. Zuhara. Response surface methodology based optimisation of a new isolate, Bacillus pumilus with fibrinolytic activity. 2015. British Biotechnology Journal, 6(2) 51-61,, (ISSN: 2231-2927).
  5. Thara K.M. and K.F. Zuhara , LC-MS analysis and HPLC profiling of methanol extract of the bark of Alstonia scholaris and its effect on mecA gene of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). 2014. Proceedings of Kerala Science Congress,Wayanad-January, 2-10.
  6. Reshma C. V. and K.F Zuhara. Lysinibacillus xylanilyticus- A novel bacterial strain, isolated from soil with fibrinolytic activity. 2013. Int J Pharm Bio Sci 4(4): (B) 1030 – 1037(Impact factor- 2.95) (ISSN 0975-6299).
  7. Thara K.M. and K.F. Zuhara and Raji P. Inhibitory and synergistic effect of Pterocarpus marsupeum extracts on clinical and standard strains of microorganisms and its biochemical analysis. 2013. Indo American journal of Pharmaceutical Research-, (ISSN 2231-6876).
  8. Thara K.M. and Zuhara K.F, Biochemical, HPLC, LC-MS analysis and biological activities of methanol extract of Alstonia scholaris. 2013. Inter. J. of Phytotherapy 3 (2) :61-74. (Impact factor- 0.2)( ISSN - 2249-7722) , (Print ISSN – 2249-7730).
  9. Thara K.M. and Zuhara K.F. 2012. Comprehensive In-vitro pharmacological activities of different extracts of Saussurea lappa. European Journal of Experimental Biology. 2 (2):417-420.( ISSN: 2248-9215).
  10. Thara K.M. and Zuhara K.F. 2012. Confertin, myricetin and diaminobutryic acid are found to be present in the methanol extract of Saussurea lappa and it showed anti-proliferative effect on DLA cell lines and inhibitory effect on the growth of microbial organisms. Journal of Pharmacy Research. 5(3):1559-1564,(Impact Factor- 2.67) (ISSN: 0974-6943) .
  11. Thara K.M. and Zuhara K.F. 2012. Biochemical analysis and biological activities of Embelia ribes. International Journal of Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 2(4): 405-417.(ISSN: 2248-9886).
  12. Thara K.M. and Zuhara K.F. 2012. Chromatographic profiling using RP-HPLC and Estimation of Biochemical Parameters of Saussurea lappa. Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research 2 (1):54-57. (ISSN: 2249-7412).
  1. Thara K.M. and Zuhara K.F. Biochemical analysis and antimicrobial activity of aqueous extract of eupatorium triplinerve vahl., Advances in Pharmacology and Toxicology.
  2. Thara K.M. and Zuhara K.F Centratherium anthelminticum inhibits the growth of cancer cell lines like EAC and DLA, International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Phytopharmacological Research.
  1. K.M Thara ,K.F.Zuhara, Raji T, Antimicrobial activity of aqueous extract of Hemigraphis colorata, (Blume) Hallier f. against various clinical and standard strains of microorganism,Indo-american journal of Pharmaceutical research.
  2. Reshma C. V and K. F Zuhara. Microbial Therapeutic Enzymes – Review paper- Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology-
  1. Reshma C. V and K.F Zuhara, Purificatin of a novel fibrinolytic enzyme from the newly isolated strain, Bacillus pumilus.
  1. Suchithra.T.V and K.F Zuhara. Myeloperoxidase activity in infection complicated and uninfected diabetic patients. 2008. Indian journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 45:179-(ISSN: 0975-0959) ( ISSN: 0301-1208 ).
  2. Stephen Joseph and KF Zuhara. Pre and Post operative conjunctival Bacterial flora and their antibiogram pattern in ophthalmic surgery cases. 2008. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental science. (1):5-9.
  3. Denoj Sebastian, KF Zuhara and Sekharan.K. Influence of Torch infections in first trimester miscarriage in the Malabar region of kerala. African journal of Microbiology Research. 2008 2 : 056-059(ISSN:1996-0808).
  4. Denoj Sebastian, KF Zuhara and Sekharan.K. Prevalance of Torch infection in pregnancy related complications in the Malabar region of Kerala : a comprehensive study. (Proceedings, Kerala Science Congress 2005).
  5. Denoj Sebastian, TV.Suchithra and KF Zuhara. Prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria in patients with diabetes mellitus. 2002 Biomedicine. 22(3&4): 105-110.
  6. Deepa KP, Aravindakshan KK and Zuhara KF. Synthesis, Characterization and Antifungal Studies of Metal Complexes of Benzoyl and Salicylyl hydrazones of N-Methylacetoacetanilide. 2001. Asian Journal of Chemistry. 13 (2): 513-23.
  7. Zuhara, KF and Maheswari Amma, S. Clinical symptoms of fungal respiratory allergy. 2000 .Biomedicine. 20 (1) 12-16.
  8. Zuhara KF. A study on Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA). 1998. Biomedicine. 18(2) 82-84.
  9. Lakshmi RS and Zuhara KF. A study on Otomycosis. Proceedings of tenth Kerala science congress. 1997.
  10. Zuhara KF and Maheswari amma, S. Etiology of respiratory allergy in Malabar area of Kerala state. 1997. Biomedicine. 17 (2&3); 77-82.
  11. Zuhara KF and Maheswari Amma, S. The screening of aerospora in Malabar area of Kerala in relation to respiratory allergy. Proceedings of ninth Kerala sciences congress, 1996
  1. Chapter ‘Unnatha Vidyabhyasam: Nirashayude Nalvazhikal’, Pg 69-78 in the Book –Nava-Liberal Nayangalum UnnathaVidyabhyasavum, Edited by P. Sivadasan , Publishers: National Book Stall, Kottayam. 2014, ISBN: 9780000196972.
  1. Class at EMMRC, Calicut University on a topic, Type I Hypersensitivity (Immunology) on 27-11-2013.
  2. Paper presentation on “the Future of University Education” at the educational seminar conducted by Calicut University Staff organization on 28th march 2014.
  3. Paper presented on ' Knowledge Society' in the 3rd International Congress on Kerala Studies, on 1-1-2011 at Trivandrum.
  4. Paper presented on ' New Generation Technologies and Policy Implications' in the 3rd International Congress on Kerala Studies, on 2-1-2011 at Trivandrum.
  5. Conducted an Open-Forum on “Autonomy to the University teaching departments” Calicut University campus, 2013
  6. Class on ' Genetic basis of Antibody diversity” at UGC- Academic Staff College, Kannur University on 3-3-2011.
  7. Convenor, UGC sponsored National Seminar on 'Challenges & Prospects of Research in the new world order' at University of Calicut on 23rd and 24th March 2010.
  8. Talk on “Policy on Higher Education in Kerala” in the National Seminar on Education in Kerala -Pre colonial, colonial and post colonial- at SARBTM Govt. College, Quailandy on 28-2-2008.As Resourse person of Kerala State Higher Education Council, on topics-Kerala State Policy on Higher Education, Restructuring of UG courses, Cluster of Colleges - in Colleges under Calicut and Kannur Universities ( Academic Staff College, Calicut University , Govt. Training College, Calicut; Govt. College, Mukkam; Providence Women's College, Calicut; Keeveeyem College, Valancherry; St Pius X College, Rajapuram...etc). 2007-2009
  9. Participated the seminar on 'Quality Improvement in Research', University of Kerala, 28th & 29th September 2007.
  1. 'National Seminar in Microbiology 'at Calicut university on 12th and 13th January 2010. (UGC sponsored)
  2. Workshop for the teachers of affiliated colleges on 'Restructuring UG Microbiology syllubus' at Calicut University from 2nd to 4th March 2009.
  3. Seminar on “Modern trends in Medical field” (-UGC sponsored) 2006.
  4. National Science Day (Sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment ) 2006.
  1. Executive Member, Kerala State Higher Education Council.( 2007 -2011)
  2. Member Syndicate, University of Calicut ( 2013-‘14 onwards)
  3. Senate and Academic Council Member ( 2013-‘14 onwards)
  4. Head of the department of Life Sciences, University of Calicut. ( 2003 -2009).
  5. Member of Syndicate University of Kerala (2007-2009)
  6. Member of Academic Council, University of Kerala(2007-2009).
  7. Member of Academic Council, University of Calicut (2007-‘11)
  8. Convenor, Committee for State Policy on Higher Education, headed by Prof. U.R.Ananthamoorthy. 2008
  9. Chairperson, Previous UG & PG Board of Studies in Microbiology, University of Calicut
  10. Chairperson, Previous PG Examination Board in Microbiology, University of Calicut.
  11. Chairperson, Previous Examination Board in Physiology & Biochemistry University of Calicut.
  12. Member, Previous PG Boards in Microbiology of Mahathma Gandhi University and Kannur University.
  13. Life Member, Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists.
  14. Chairperson ( June 2001 to March 2008-two tenures) of the Committee for Anti harassment against women, University of Calicut.
  15. Member of the Committee to study on the establishment of the Veterinary and Animal Science University in the State (constituted in March 2009).
  1. Member of Committee for implementing Erudite Scheme in University of Calicut (constituted in March 2010).
  2. Member of Planning Board- Sub Committee, University of Calicut (constituted in 2008).
  3. Member, Institutional Animal Ethical Committee (from 2007-'09).)
  4. Member of Examination reforms committee, University of Calicut, (constituted in Aug. 2007).
  5. Member of College development council ( constituted in May 2007).
  6. Member of research Council of university of Calicut ( constituted in May 2007). 
  7. Core group constituted for the Nanotechnology Centre in the University(consti. Dec.2007)
  8. Member of Committee for bringing uniformity among UG and PG courses, University of Calicut (constituted in June 2008).
  1. Indian Journal of Biotechnology (Niscaire) CSIR
  2. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics
  3. African Journal of Microbiology Research
  4. Journal of Marine and Atmospheric Research
  1. Markaz Arts and Science College, Athavanad, Malappuram, feb.2010.
  2. SAFI Institute of aAvanced Study, Vazhoor, Malappuram, Feb.2010.
  3. Majlis Arts and Science College, Puramannur,Malappura.,July 2009.
  4. St. Mary's College, Trissur, Jan 2009.
  5. M.H.E.S. Colleges of Science and Technology, Vadakara, Jan.2009.
  6. Arts and Science College, Swalath Nagar, Malappuram, May 2009.
  7. Govt. College Kozhinjampara, Palakkad, Nov.2008.
  8. Royal Institute of Science and Technology, Kappur Village, Palghat dist,, March 2008.
    Ph. D. Degree         Awarded Degree: 6
                                             In progress :  5
    M.Phil. Degree       Awarded Degree: 3
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