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  • Prof Appa Rao Podile

  • Vice Chancellor
  • University of Hyderabad
Publications 1985 - 2020

Publications

  • 107
    Journal Articles
  • 8
    Review
  • 4
    Conference proceedings
  • 3
    Review article
  • 2
    Other
  • 26
    Projects
  • 7
  • 7
  • 8
  • 65

Citations / H-Index

2031 Citations
27 h-index
1801 Citations

Google Scholar

Co-author Network


Expertise

Plant Biotechnology

Biological Control, Chitinases, Chitooligosaccharide Elicitors, Induced Resistance, Non-Host Resistance, and Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR).

Personal Information

Prof Appa Rao Podile

Male
Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Science, University of Hyderabad. University of Hyderabad, Prof CR Rao Road, Gachibowli
Ranga Reddy, Telangana, India - 500046


Experience

  • Vice Chancellor

    Department of Plant Sciences

    University of Hyderabad

  • Visiting Scientist

    Department of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology

    University of Muenster, Germany

  • Professor

    Department of Plant Sciences

    University of Hyderabad

  • Visiting Scientist

    Institute of Molecular Biology

    Academia Sinica

  • Post Doctoral Fellow

    Institute of Botany

    Academia Sinica


Qualification

  • Ph.D

    Sardar Patel University


Honours and Awards

2018

K.C. Mehta Memorial Award

National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi

2018

JC Bose National fellowship

Science and Engineering Research Board, DST, India

2017

Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi

Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi

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2018

K.C. Mehta Memorial Award

National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi

2018

JC Bose National fellowship

Science and Engineering Research Board, DST, India

2017

Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi

Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi

2017

Millennium Plaques of Honour

Indian Science Congress Association

2017

Honoris Causa D.Sc.

Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University

2016

President Elect

Association of Microbiologists of India

2016

Mrs. Sitamahalaxmi Memorial Lecture

AP Science Congress

2016

Foundation day lecture

Institute of Science and Technology

2016

Platinum Jubilee Lecture

Indian Science Congress Association

2015

Member DST SERB Programme Approval Committee Plant Sciences

DST-SERB

2014

Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences

Indian National Science Academy

2014

Best Faculty Researcher Award

Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society

2014

Tata Innovation Fellowship

Department of Biotechnology

2014

Member DBT Expert Committee on Biofertilizers and Biopesticides

DBT

2014

Member Executive Committee Indian Academy of Microbiological Sciences

Indian Academy of Microbiological Sciences

2014

Member Editorial Board Biopesticides International Journal

Biopesticides International Journal

2013

Prof. G. Rangaswami Award in Agricultural Microbiology

Association of Microbiologists of India

2013

Co Chair DBT Task force on Bioagents for Agriculture

DBT

2012

Elected Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences

National Academy of Agricultural Sciences

2012

Elected Fellow National Academy of Agricultural Sciences

National Academy of Agricultural Sciences

2012

Life Time Achievement Award in Biotechnology

Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy

2011

Member DBT Task Force on Bioagents for Agriculture

DBT

2011

Member Research Advisory Council

National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms Mau U.P.

2011

Associate Editor

Australasian Plant Pathology Springer

2011

Member Central Council

Association of Microbiologists of India

2011

Member Editorial Board Kavaka

Transactions of Indian Mycological Society

2011

Vice President

Asian Society of PGPR for Sustainable Agriculture

2010

Elected Fellow

Association of Microbiologists of India

2010

Vice President

Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society

2009

Member UGC-SAP Advisory Committee

Department of Biochemistry Gulbarga University

2009

Member UGC-SAP Advisory Committee

Department of Microbiology Sri Krishna Devaraya University Anantapur

2007

Elected Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad

National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad

2007

Elected Fellow, Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences

Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences

2007

Honorary Fellow, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy

Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy

2006

Member DBT Task Force Biofertilizers and Integrated Nutrition Management

DBT

2006

Member Editorial Board

Indian Journal of Microbiology New Delhi

2005

Outstanding Young Scientist Award

Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology

2002

Member Editorial Board (Bacteriology)

Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology Udaipur

2002

Coordinator DBT Network project on Development of Transgenic Mineral Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria

DBT

2002

President Central Chapter

Indian Phytopathological Society

1998

Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society

Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society New Delhi

1998

Goyal Science Foundation’s Rajib Goyal Young Scientist Award in Agriculture

Biological control of fungal diseases of plants

1991

Young Scientist Project Investigator

DST, India

Local Sectional Secretary New Biology Section

Honorary Fellow

Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy Guntur

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Doctoral Theses Guided

2018

Chitosan nanoparticles – based approach to study induced defense responses, bioavailability and localization of harpin pss in tomato

N. Sravana Sandhya, University of Hyderabad

2018

Groundnut plant growth promoting rhizobacteria interactions: Changes in root exudates, root proteome and bacterial cell wall proteome

A. Sravani, University of Hyderabad

2017

Induction of defense responses in tobacco harpin bio-functionalised nanoparticles

K. Sippi Issac, University of Hyderabad

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2018

Chitosan nanoparticles – based approach to study induced defense responses, bioavailability and localization of harpin pss in tomato

N. Sravana Sandhya, University of Hyderabad

2018

Groundnut plant growth promoting rhizobacteria interactions: Changes in root exudates, root proteome and bacterial cell wall proteome

A. Sravani, University of Hyderabad

2017

Induction of defense responses in tobacco harpin bio-functionalised nanoparticles

K. Sippi Issac, University of Hyderabad

2016

Characterization of unique chitinases from Serratia marcescens GPS5 and Flavobacterium johnsoniae Uw101

V. Papa Rao, University of Hyderabad

2015

Biochemical characterization of chitinolytic enzymes and evaluation of chitooligosaccharides generated by a chitosanase of plant growth promoting Paenibacillus elgii

Subhanarayan Das, University of Hyderabad

2014

Structural and mutational analysis of transglycosylation by chitinase D of Serratia proteamaculans

Madhuprakash Jogi, University of Hyderabad

2014

Auxiliary role of bacterial chitin binding proteins in chitin digestion

Manjeet Kaur, University of Hyderabad

2013

Non-host resistance-associated proteome changes in Cirtus-Xanthomonas interactions

T. Swaroopa Rani, University of Hyderabad

2013

Biochemical and molecular analyses of apoplastic defenses in tomato non-host resistance

B. Uma, University of Hyderabad

2012

Characterization of chitinases and a heoxaminidase from Stenotrophomonas maltophilia k279a

K. Suma, University of Hyderabad

2011

Hydrolytic and transglycosylation activities of Serratia proteamaculans on chitinous substrates

P. Purushotham, University of Hyderabad

2011

Elicitor-mediated defense responses in groundnut and tobacco

K. Anil, University of Hyderabad

2010

Induction of male sterility and disease resistance with the expression of harpinPss in transgenic tobacco

Debashish Dey, University of Hyderabad

2009

Harpin-mediated cell death: Studies on events of cell death and biophysical features of harpinPss

V.L. Vasudev, University of Hyderabad

2009

Cloning and characterization of chimeric Bacillus chitinases using domain-swapping

Ch. Neeraja, University of Hyderabad

2008

Mutagenic and transgenic approaches to manipulate mineral phosphate solubilization with special reference to glucose dehdrogenase

B. Sashidhar, University of Hyderabad

2006

Expression of hrpZ under developmentally regulated promoters to induce male sterility in tobacco

B. Madhuri, University of Hyderabad

2006

Molecular approach to alter the properties of the membrane-bound glucose dehyrogenase of Gram negative bacteria associated with mineral phosphate solubilization

C.B. Tripura, University of Hyderabad

2005

Characterization of cell death of Saccharomyces cerevisiae caused by the harpin of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae

P. Sripriya, University of Hyderabad

2004

Selection, characterization and application of fungicide-tolerant or chitinolytic bacteria for control of fungal diseases of groundnut with special reference to the late leaf spot

G. Krishna Kishore, University of Hyderabad

2004

Molecular analysis of genomes in interspecific hybrids of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R Br.) Co-supervisor with Prof. N.C. Subrahmanyam

N.C. Shreeram, University of Hyderabad

2000

Characterization of chitinolytic activity of Bacillus subtilis AF 1 and its use in development of improved formulations for plant growth and disease control

K. Manjula, University of Hyderabad

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Membership In Professional Bodies

2013

The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Life Member

2007

The National Academy of Sciences

Life Member

Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore

Life Member

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2013

The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Life Member

2007

The National Academy of Sciences

Life Member

Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore

Life Member

Society of Biological Chemists of India, Bangalore

Life Member

Association for Advancement of Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, Bangalore

Life Member

Mycological Society of India, Chennai

Life Member

Asian PGPR Society for Sustainable Agriculture, India

Life Member

Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society, Coimbatore

Life Member

Association of Microbiologists of India

Life Member

National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad

Life Member

Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Hyderabad

Life Member

Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, Guntur

Life Member

All India Biotech Association, Southern Chapter, Hyderabad

Life Member

Indian Society for Mycology and Plant Pathology, Udaipur

Life Member

Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi

Life Member

Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, India

Life Member

Indian Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Coimbatore

Life Member

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Membership In Committees

2015

Institutional Biosafety Committee Pondichery University

DBT Nominee

2014

Research Degree Committee in Microbiology Barkatullah University

Bhopal

2014

Board of Studies in Biotechnology Acharya Nagarjuna University Guntur

Member

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2015

Institutional Biosafety Committee Pondichery University

DBT Nominee

2014

Research Degree Committee in Microbiology Barkatullah University

Bhopal

2014

Board of Studies in Biotechnology Acharya Nagarjuna University Guntur

Member

2014

Board of Studies in Botany Osmania University Hyderabad Telangana

Member

2014

Board of Studies in Biotechnology Telangana University Nizamabad Telangana

Member

2014

Board of Studies in Department of Genomic Science Central University of Kerala

Member

2014

Departmental Research Committee Department of Biotechnology Krishna University Machilipatnam Andhra Pradesh

Chairman

2012

Board of Studies in Biotechnology JNTU

Member

2012

Board of Studies in Biotechnology ANU

Member

2011

Institutional Biosafety Committee Kaveri Seeds Secunderabad

DBT Nominee

2011

Board of Studies in Botany Sri Yogi Vemana University Kadapa Andhra Pradesh

Member

2011

Technology Advisory Committee College of Technology Osmania University

Member

2010

Institutional Biosafety Committee DuPont Knowledge Centre Shamirpet Hyderabad

DBT Nominee

2008

Board of Studies in Biotechnology Krishna University Vijayawada

External Member

2006

Board of Studies in Environment Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad

External Member

2006

Board of Studies in Biotechnology Acharya Nagarjuna University Guntur Andhra Pradesh

External Member

2006

M.Tech Bioinformatics Programme University of Hyderabad

Coordinator

2005

PG Diploma in Medicinal Botany University of Hyderabad

Co coordinator

1999

Animal Ethics Committee School of Life Sciences University of Hyderabad

Member

1997

Academic Council PB Siddardha College of Arts and Science Vijayawada A.P.

Member

1995

Purchase Committee School of Life Sciences University of Hyderabad

Member

1992

School Board School of Life Sciences University of Hyderabad

Member

1989

DNES-EPDP Academic Committee

Member

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Research Projects

The core root associated microbiome of pigeon pea under the influence of host genotype

Funding Agency : DST

India-UK Nitrogen Fixation Centre (IUNFC)

Funding Agency : DBT

NanoBioengineering of Bioinspired Biopolymers

Funding Agency : European Union

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The core root associated microbiome of pigeon pea under the influence of host genotype

Funding Agency : DST

India-UK Nitrogen Fixation Centre (IUNFC)

Funding Agency : DBT

NanoBioengineering of Bioinspired Biopolymers

Funding Agency : European Union

Development and scale up of a bioprocess for production of chitooligosaccharides using recombinant chitinases

Funding Agency : DBT

Development and commercialization of bioweedicide for rice weeds

Funding Agency : BIRAC

Molecular basis of groundnut PGPR interaction and development of liquid formulation

Funding Agency : DBT

Elicitor-loaded nanoparticles for crop protection

Funding Agency : DBT

Molecular mechanism of plant growth promotion in tomato

Funding Agency : CSIR

Construction of metagenomic library to isolate genes coding for novel chitin/chitosan degrading/modifying enzymes

Funding Agency : DBT

Transgenic male sterile gerbera and biochemical studies on pollination induced petal senescence

Funding Agency : DST

Development of mycoherbicides for rice weeds

Funding Agency : DBT

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria to Increase Tomato Productivity in Marginal Soils of the Semi-Arid Zone

Funding Agency : 500

Expression of harpin under TA 29 promoter to induce male sterility in tobacco

Funding Agency : UGC

Studies on host pathogen interactions and use of transgenic approaches for late leaf sport resistance in groundnut

Funding Agency : DBT

Development of environment friendly truncated peptides of harpin from Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae as broad-spectrum biopesticides for improved crop health

Funding Agency : DBT

NanoBioSaccharides

Funding Agency : European Union

Development of stable formulations of recombinant chitinases from bacteria

Funding Agency : Institute of Life Sciences

Yeast as a model to study the biochemical and molecular aspects of plant hypersensitive response (HR)

Funding Agency : DST

Development of improved bioformulations for the control of late leaf spot of groundnut

Funding Agency : Andhra Pradesh-Netherlands Biotechnology Program

Development of transgenic mineral phosphate solubilizing bacteria

Funding Agency : DBT

Development of foliar spray for the control of late leaf spot of groundnut using chitinolytic bacteria

Funding Agency : Andhra Pradesh-Netherlands Biotechnology Program

Evaluation of elicitor and antimicrobial activities of some essential oils from plants for control of blast and blight disease in rice

Funding Agency : CSIR

Induction of Host Plant Resistance in Groundnut by Treatment with Elicitors and Biocontrol Bacteria

Funding Agency : DST

Development of RFLP Probes

Funding Agency : 32 Lakhs

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) of Cotton and Groundnut

Funding Agency : DST

Funding Agency :

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