B. Sc., Biochemistry, M.Sc., Biotechnology,

Ph.D., Biotechnology - Department of Biotechnology, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai

Ist Prize - B.Sc. Biochemistry
IInd Prize - M.Sc. Biotechnology

1. 3rd Nano Today 2013 Conference Student Travel Award, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and Nanotoday. IBN, The Nanos, Singapore. (2013)
2. CSIR- Senior Research Fellow (CSIR-SRF) – direct awarded by Human Resource Development Group, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India, New Delhi effective from 1st April 2013 onwards.
3. UGC- Project Fellow- awarded by the University Grand Commission, Government of India, for major research project entitled “Diagnosis and Analysis of Molecular Diversity of White fly Transmitted Begomoviruses in a Major vegetable Cropping System of The State of Tamil Nadu” from February 2010 to January 2013.

4. Teaching cum Research Fellow- awarded by Department of Biotechnology, University of Madras - (2007- 2008).


1. S. Chandirasekar, G. Dharanivasan, J. Kasthuri, K. Kathiravan and N. Rajendiran. (2011). Facile Synthesis of Bile Salt Encapsulated Gold Nanoparticles and Its Use in Colorimetric Detection of DNA. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 (31), 15266–15273.
2. S.U.Mohammed Riyaz, S.Deepan, G.Dharanivasan, D.Michael Immanuel Jesse and K.Kathiravan. (2013). First report on variant of Squash leaf curl China virus infecting Benincasa hispida in India. BSPP New Disease Reports, 28:20. doi:10.5197/j.2044-0588.2013.028.020.
3. G. Dharanivasan, T. Rajamuthuramalingam, D. Michael Immanuel Jesse, N. Rajendiran and K. Kathiravan. (2014). Gold Nanoparticles Assisted Characterization of Amine Functionalized Polystyrene Multiwell Plate and Glass Slide Surfaces. Journal of Applied Nanoscience. 5 (1), 39–50
4. G. Dharanivasan, D. Michael Immanuel Jesse, S. Chandirasekar, N. Rajendiran, K. Kathiravan. (2014). Label Free Fluorometric Characterization of DNA Interaction with Cholate Capped Gold Nanoparticles Using Ethidium Bromide as a Fluorescent Probe. Journal of Fluorescence, 24(5), 1397-1406.
5. T. Raja Muthuramalingam, S. U. Mohammed Riyaz, G. Dharanivasan, D. Michael Immanuel Jesse and K. Kathiravan. (2014). Effective ex-situ conservation of endangered species Beloperone plumbaginifolia nees: a medicinal plant. International Journal of
Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences, 4 (2), 97-102.
6. D. Michael Immanuel Jesse, S. U. Mohammed Riyaz, T. Raja Muthuramalingam, G. Dharanivasan and K. Kathiravan. (2014). A computational approach to predict the regulation of antioxidant enzyme, catalase in the plant defence mechanism. International Journal of Computer Applications, 107(3), 30-37.
7. S.U.Mohammed Riyaz, S.Deepan, D.Michael Immanuel Jesse, G.Dharanivasan, and K.Kathiravan. (2015). New record of bipartite Squash leaf curl China virus (SLCCNV) and Croton yellow vein mosaic beta satellite associated with yellow vein disease of ash gourd in India. BSPP New Disease Reports, (2015) 31, 3. http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2015.031.003.

8. T. Raja Muthuramalingam, S. Chandirasekar, G. Dharanivasan, D. Nallusamy, N.Rajendiran and K. Kathiravan. (2015). Bioactive bile salt-capped silver nanoparticles activity against destructive plant pathogenic fungi through in-vitro system. RSC Advance, 5, 71174-71182.
9. D. Michael Immanuel Jesse, R. Sukanya, D. Nallusamy, T. Raja Muthuramalingam, S.U.Mohammed Riyaz, G. Dharanivasan and K. Kathiravan. (2015). Preparation, characterization and application of antibody-conjugated magnetic nanoparticles in the purification of begomovirus. RSC Advance, 5, 99820-99831.
10. G. Dharanivasan, S. U. Mohammed Riyaz, D. Michael Immanuel Jesse, T. Raja Muthuramalingam, G. Rajendran and K. Kathiravan. (2016). DNA templated selfassembly of gold nanoparticle clusters in the colorimetric detection of plant viral DNA using a gold nanoparticle conjugated bifunctional oligonucleotide probe. RSC Advance, DOI: 10.1039/c5ra25559g.
1. G. Dharanivasan, S. U. Mohammed Riyaz, K. Kathiravan, 2010. Viral Diseases in Watermelon Plant in the State of Tamilnadu—A Field Survey Report. Abstracts of the Papers Presented During the Conference on ‘‘Whitefly and Thrips Transmitted Viruses’’ at University of Delhi-South Campus, New Delhi, on 27–28 August, 2010. Indian Journal Virology, 21(1):A59–A81.
2. G. Dharanivasan, K. Kathiravan, 2011. Weeds as reservoir hosts of Tomato leaf curl virus (Begomovirus) in Tamil Nadu. Phytopathology, 101(6), S94.

3. S. U. Mohammed Riyaz, G. Dharanivasan, K. Kathiravan, 2013. Detection of Begomovirus in Capsicum annum in Perambalur district of TamilNadu. Abstracts of the papers presented during the “XXI National Conference of Indian Virological Society (IVS) on Immunobiology and Management of Viral Diseases in 21st Century” on 8th -10th November, 2012. Indian Journal of Virology, 24 (1):99-149. DOI 10.1007/s13337-013-0132-5.


  • A poster entitled “Visual colorimetric detection of viral DNA using bi-functional gold nanoparticle conjugated oligonucleotide probes” presented in 3rd Nano TodayConference at Bioplis, Singapore organized by Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Nano Today and Elsevier publication. IBN, The Nanos, Singapore on December 08- 11, 2013.
  • A poster entitled on “Gold nanoparticles assisted characterization of amine modified glass slide surface for the immobilization of biomolecules” presented in International Conference on Material Science and Technology (ICMST 2012) conducted by Department of Physics, St. Thomas College, Pala, Kottayam, Kerala-74 on 10-14th June 2012.
  • Poster presented in “International Conference on Whitefly and Thrips Transmitted Viruses” entitled “Viral disease in Watermelon plant in state of Tamilnadu - a field Survey report” on 27th -28th August, 2010 at University of Delhi - South Campus, NewDelhi –110021, India.
  • A poster presented in “International Symposium on Current Status and Opportunities in Aromatic & Medicinal Plants” entitled on “Phyllanthus Assisted Biosynthesis of Silver and Gold Nanoparticles : A Novel Biological Approach” (AROMED) on 21st - 24th February, 2010 at Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Near Kukrail Picnic Spot, Lucknow – 226 015, Uttar Pradesh, India.


  • “Molecular Characterization and infectivity of Begomovirus in Momordica charantia, Cyamopsis tetragonoloba and in Bemisia tabaci in Tamil Nadu”, Asia Pacific Congress of “Virology VIROCON 2013”, AmityUniversity, Noida, New Delhi, 17th – 20th December, 2013.
  • “ Effective Control of Endogenous Fungal Contamination in Plant Tissue Culture using Cholate Capped Silver Nanoparticles”, 82ndAnnual Session of the Academy, The National Academy of Sciences,India at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 29th November 2012 to 01st December, 2012.
  • “Detection of Begomovirus Infection in Capsicum annum –Perambalur District of Tamil Nadu”, XXI National Conference on “Immunobiology and Management of Viral Diseases in 21st Century”, Indian Virological Society, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (Mukteswar Campus) and Project Directorate on Food and Mouth Disease, Nainital, Uttarakhand, 8th – 10th November, 2012.
  • “Chilli – A Mulitple Hosts and Reservoirs of Tomato Leaf Curl New Delhi Virus (ToLCNDV) at North Eastern Zone of TamilNadu”, National Virology Conference on “Frontiers in Virology - Viruses: Surveillance, Identification and Management”, Vidya Prathishthan’s School of Biotechnology, Vidyanagari, Baramati Dist. Pune, 23rd – 25th January, 2012.
  • “Detection of Tomato leaf curl virus in White fly”, National Seminar on “Current Trends in Biotechnological Strategies for Eco-friendly Crop Protection”, Sun Agro Biotech Research Centre (SABRC), Chennai-16 and Department of Zoology, University of Madras, 16th – 17th December, 2011.
  • National conference on “ Advances in Plant Pathology”, Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai- 600 025, Tamil Nadu, India, on 11th – 12th March, 2010.
  • National conference- cum- special lectures on “ Emerging Trends in Animal Biotechnology”, Department of Animal Science, Bharathidasan university, Trichirappalli – 620 024, Tamil Nadu, India, on 4th – 5th March, 2005.


  • Workshop on “Animal Ethical Issues and GLP for Animal Handling”, Institutional Animal Ethical Committee, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600 025, Tamil Nadu, India, 17th – 18th March, 2010.
  • Workshop on “ Plant Molecular Virology” sponsored by DST-PURSE Programme in the Department of Biotechnology, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-25, 02nd –05th February, 2015.
  • Workshop on “Downstream Processing of Recombinant Protein and other Biomolecules” organized by BIRAC and IITM Bioincubator at IIT Madras Research Park, Taramani, Chennai, India, August 20th -22nd, 2015.