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CSIR - CENTRAL FOOD TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

MINISTRY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, GOVT. OF INDIA,
MYSURU - 570020

Muthukumar S P

Principal Scientist

MVSc, PhD, PGDAGM, FSAB

Email : muthukumar@cftri.res.in

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Expertise

A. Research in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Food Science & Nutrition :

Effect of bioactive molecules against asthma, diabetes, obesity, hypertension etc. Alleviation/ attenutation of toxic / antinutritional factors from bio/food processing wastes. 

  1. PhD Guide & Associate Professor in Biological Sciences, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR, New Delhi, India
  2. PhD Guide in the Disciplines of Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Food Science & Nutrition of University of Mysore.
  3. PhD Guide in Biotechnology of Mangalore University

B. Laboratory Animal Science, Technology & Management

  1. Breeding and management of  laboratory rats, mice, rabbits, hamster, Guinea pigs, poultry (broiler/ layer), dogs, sheep, goat and other livestock.
  2. Appropriate housing and environment for breeding and experimental stock.
  3. Nutrition, feeding, formulation, diet preparation and pelletization of various laboratory animals and other livestock .
  4. Standard and Experimental Management Procedures and Protocols.

C. Design and Conduct of Animal Experimentation

  1. Development of appropirate animal models for asthma, allergy, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, toxicology etc. 
  2. Nutrition and Feeding expements in Poultry (Broiler/ Layer)
  3. Ex vivo and in vivo  experimental techniques.
  4. Design of animal experiments, randomization of animals, grouping, handling, dosing, feeding, drug administration, collection of data, samples, analysis, reporting, reviewing etc.
  5. Animal handling and experimental techniques.
  6. Acute, subacute, chronic, subchronic toxicological experiments.
  7. Academic and regulatory studies as per OECD (GLP), USDA, FDA, EP (Europian Pharmacopia), BP (British Pharmacopia), IP (Indian Pharmacopia),  Schedule Y, BIS (Buruea of Indian Standards) etc.
  8. Haematory and histopathological studies.
  9. Blood and urine biochemistry.
  10. Non-invasive blood pressure measurement.
  11. Behavioural, cognition and endurance studies.
  12. Plethymography studies for asthma, antiinflammatory etc. 

D. Conduct of Training Programs / Workshops etc.

  1. Organizer for Short Term Training Program (STTP) on "Laboratory Animal Techniques, Ethics and Welfare"  every year from 2009 (Unique in India).
  2. Organizer for one year "Laboratory Animal Attendant Training Course" every year from 2013 (Unique in India)
  3. Conducted several training programmes and workshops for academic staff and students.

Area of interest

Veterinary & Laboratory Animal Science, Animal Models, Biochemistry, Biotechnolgy, Food Science & Nutrition

Awards and Certificates

AWARDS :

  1. Fellow of Society for Applied Biotechnology (FSAB).
  2. Prestigious Prime Minister Fellowship for Doctoral Research (PMFDR) @ Rs.70,000 per month for 4 years (April 2013 to March 2017) for his student (Ms. Nidhina) with M/s. Jai Bharat Gums& Chemicals, Haryana.
  3. Member, FAD-3, Apiary Industry Advisory Committee, Bureau of Indian Standards, Govt. of India (2010 onwards).
  4. Member, Board of Studies in Biomedical Sciences, JSS University, Mysore (2014 onwards).
  5. External Examiner/ Evaluator for PhD/ MSc Courses of various Universities Ex. Mangalore University, Davangere University, JSS University, Bharathidasan University, Manonmanium Sundaranar University, Karpagam University.  
  6. CPCSEA Main/Link Nominee for IAEC of several National/ Regional Institutions.
  7. Zonal Secretary (South Zone), LASA of India (2010-12).
  8. Editorial Board Member of Peer reviewed Indexed Journals.
  9. Executive Member of SBC (India), Mysore (2009).
  10. Best Research Paper award at CFTRI Annual Awards (2008)
  11. Swarna Pathak Award of Indian Dietetic Association at IDACON 2016, his PhD scholar.
  12. Best Poster Award at National Seminar on Comp. Biology (2011).
  13. Indo-US Travel Award for Indo-US Symposium (2011).
  14. Best Poster award at ICFOST, IIT Kharagpur (2007).
  15. Best Poster award at 1st SAARC Poultry Conference (2001).
  16. Elected Executive Member to Indian Poultry Science Association (2002).
  17. Member, Board of Studies (Poultry Science) of IVRI, Izatnagar (2002).
  18. KAU - University Appreciation for excellent work turnout as Hatchery Manager.
  19. ICAR-Senior Research Fellow Award (1999-2003).
  20. ASRB-NET for Assistant Professorship (1998).
  21. KAU-Junior Research Fellow Award (1995-1997).

CERTIFICATES:

Programme

Institute / Organization

Duration

Hands on Workshop “In Vivo Preclinical Imaging and Drug Discovery”

Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research & Education in Cancer (ACTREC), TATA Memorial Centre, Navi Mumbai – 410210

07-09-16-

09-09-16

One Week Training Programme for CPCSEA Nominees

National Institute of Animal Welfare, MoEF & CC, Govt. of India, Ballabgarh,

Faridabad, Haryana.

23.02.15-

27.03.15

 

Advance Training in Proteomics & Genomics

UGC, SBRR Mahajana PG Centre & GENOHELIX BIOLABS, Mysore

14.09.11-

16.09.11

Emerging Tools for Exploring Systems Physiology & Pharmacology

APPI, SfN & KIMS, Bangalore.

07.09.11

Advances in Biochemistry – Focus on Clinical & Molecular Diagnostics

JSS Medical College, Mysore

27.08.11

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Mouse Colony Management Workshop

The Jackson Laboratory, USA  & Instem (NCBS), Bangalore,

07.03.11-

09.03.11

Drug Discovery and Development in New Millennium-2 (D3NM-2)

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER), Chandigarh, Punjab.

28.02.05-03.03.05

Post-Procedure Care of Mice and Rats in Research: Reducing Pain and Distress

Research Training.Org

Research & Development

Working with Laboratory Animals

22.05.04

Preparing animal protocol for research on cats, dogs, gerbils, Guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rabbits, rats etc.

Research Training.Org

Research & Development

Working with Laboratory Animals

22.05.04

Hands-on Training in Wild Life Management

Indian Veterinary Association (Kerala) & Trivandrum Zoo Authority.

29.04.04-

30.04.04

Conservation & Propagation of Indigenous Breeds of Cows & Buffaloes

GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar (UA).

26.02.04-28.02.04

Advanced Duck Production & Management

Central Poultry Development Organization, Govt. of India, Bangalore.

01.12.03-

24.01.04

National Organic Animal Husbandry Standards

Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar (U.P.)

26.11.02-

27.11.02

Frontier Areas for Animal Science Research

Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar (U.P.)

11.05.02-

11.05.02

Recent Scientific Innovation for Advancement of Poultry Feed Industry

Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar (U.P.)

09.08.01-

10.08.01

Recombinant DNA Technology in Vaccine Development

Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar (U.P.)

20.11.01-

29.11.01

PC & Software Packages

LBS Centre for Science & Technology, Kerala

10.05.96-

10.09.96

Clinical/Hospital Training

Madras Veterinary College Hospital, TANUVAS, Chennai (TN).

22.05.95-

21.08.95

Livestock Farm Training

Livestock Research Station, TANUVAS, Kattupakkam (TN).

22.02.95- 21.05.95