Dr. Sujatha. T.P.
Ph.D(Molecular biology & Biotechnology)

Contact Address :
Scientist (Biotechnology),
Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research (ICAR),
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, INDIA. 500 030

Phone : 040-24598124
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Phone: 040 -24598124 Ext 148, Fax: 040-24017969

Projects completed :
DOR 103-2: Diversification of pistillate base and development of improved varieties and hybrids in castor. (As Co-PI)

DOR 103-6: Genetic enhancement through biotechnological approaches in castor: Host-pathogen interactions in Botrytis grey rot of castor: Completed 2012-2015

On-going Projects :

As Principal Investigator

  • DOR 103-11: Elucidating the molecular mechanisms governing sex expression in castor.

As Co-PI

  • NFBSFARA (ICAR) funded project: Deciphering molecular mechanism of induction of biotic stress tolerance by Trichoderma spp. in castor (Ricinus communis L.)"
  • Co-PI: ICAR Extra Mural fund Project on "Transciptome and Proteome analysis for identification of candidate genes responsible for pistillate nature in castor". 

Trainings undertaken (National & International)

  • Training on IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) for 1 year (2009-2010) under the Women Scientist Scholarship Scheme (WOS-C) of Department of Science and Technology, India.
  • Training in Global Biosafety Management Program, 2013, organised by Cornell University (College of Agriculture and Life sciences) and Sath Guru Management Consultancy, January 21-23, 2013 at Hyderabad, India.
  • Management Development Programme in " Biotechnology and Intellectual Property Rights” from July 8-12, 2013 at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad, India.
  • NAIP funded Training programme on “Computational Aspect for NGS Data Analysis: A sojourn from Lab to Field” organized by IASRI, New Delhi and AAU, at Anand Agricultural University, Anand Gujarat by March 04-13, 2014.
  • Training on “Functional Genomics and Proteomics: Techniques and tools for Crop Improvement” at CAFT (Centre of Advanced Faculty Training), Biochemistry Division , Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) Pusa, New Delhi for 21 days from November 12-December2nd, 2014.

Recent Publications (best papers in past 5 years )

 A. International·

  • Sujatha. T. Parvathy and R. Srinivasan. (2016). Functional analysis of a cryptic promoter from Arabidopsis thaliana reveals bidirectionality. Plant Biotechnology Reports, 10: 241-255.
  • Sujatha T.P, Sivanandan, C., Bhat S.R. and R. Srinivasan. In silico and deletion analysis of upstream promoter fragment of S-adenosyl homocysteine hydrolase (SAHH1) of Arabidopsis leads to the identification of a fragment capable of driving gene expression in developing seeds and anthers. (2009). Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 18 (1): 13-20.
  • Dipnarayan Saha, Anand M. Prasad, Thankeswaran P. Sujatha, Vajinder Kumar, Pradeep. K. Jain, Sripad R. Bhat and Ramamurthy Srinivasan (2006). In silico analysis of the Lateral Organ Junction (loj) gene and promoter of Arabidopsis thaliana. In Silico Biology 7: 0002.
  • Sivanandan, C., Sujatha, T.P., Anand Mohan Prasad, Resminath, R., Dhiraj R. Thakare, Bhat, S.R. and Srinivasan (2005). T-DNA tagging and characterization of a cryptic root-specific promoter in Arabidopsis . Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1731 (3):202-208.

B. National

  • Sujatha. T. Parvathy,M.A. Raoof, P. Jagadesh and Bewin Douglas (2016). A simple method for screening gray mold of castor (Ricinus communis L) under artificial conditions. Applied Biological Research, 18 (2): 131-138. doi: 10.5958/0974-4517.2016.00021.5  
  • Sujatha. T.P. (2012).Genetic engineering of safflower for molecular farming, Journal of Oilseeds Research, 29:186-189.



  • Sujatha, T. Parvathy, M.A.Raoof and R.D Prasad (2013).In vitro sporulation of grey rot pathogen of castor and development of a screening method for Botrytis grey rot under artificial epiphytotic conditions. DOR Newsletter, 19 (1):8

Sequences submitted

  • GenBank Accession No: AY601849.1
  • GenBank Accession No: AY601850
  • GenBank Accession No:  KT340077
  • Genbank Accession No:   KT595419

Popular/Technical Article

  • Sujatha.T.Parvathy (2015).The Golden Mathematics of Life. Science Reporter (NISCAIR), 52 (1): 20-25.
  • Sujatha.T.Parvathy (2015). Science in the Kitchen Lab. Science Reporter (NISCAIR), 52(3): 20-24.

Area of expertise/interest

  • Functional Genomics, Proteomics, Cloning and characterization of genes/promoters, Analysis of gene expression, Genetic engineering of crop plants (Transgenics), Comparative genomics and in silico analysis of genome sequences, Host-pathogen interactions, RNAi, Molecular Biology and Cell & Developmental Biology.

 Any other relevant information

  • Awarded M.S. Swaminathan Prize for Best student in Biotechnology for securing I rank (highest OGPA) in M.Sc Biotechnology, TNAU at university level.
  • Awarded Ammani Ammal endowment prize for M.Sc academic performance.
  • Secured II rank in B.Sc (Agriculture), Kerala Agricultural University at university level.
  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (2004-2006) Senior Research Fellowship (2006-2008) by CSIR, India for PhD
  • IARI studentship
  • Awarded the JNU merit scholarship for M.Sc., Kerala Agricultural University merit scholarship for 4 years for B.Sc
  • Qualified ARS-NET examination, 2010 with all India ranking of 2
  • Qualified the all India ICAR Ph.D entrance examination (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology) to IARI, 2003 with a ranking of 3.
  • Qualified the CSIR-UGC-NET-JRF of 2001 and 2003, GATE examination, 2001
  • Qualified the all India M.Sc Agricultural Biotechnology entrance examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi, 2001 with a ranking of 3.
  • Qualified the all India ICAR M.Sc entrance examination (Plant Sciences), 2001 with JRF (rank 38).
  • Life-time member of Indian society of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad (2012).
  • Life Member, Society of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology (SPBB) 2014