K. Poornima Kkani

Assistant Professor

  • Name:

    Poornima Kkani

  • Qualification:

    M.Sc., Ph.D. NET

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  • Date of Join: 2013-12-26


  • SonalSaxena, PoornimaKkani , Chellamuthu Rama Subramanian C, Ganesh Kumar S. and Kommu Naga Mohan (2019) Analysis of 15.q 11.2 CNVs in an Indian population with schizophrenia, Ann Hum Gen: 1-5. IF: 1.31
  • Periyasamy, A., Kkani, Poornima., Chandrasekaran, B., Suguna P.,Saranya V., Peter S., and Shenbagarathai R., (2016) Screening and characterization of a non-insecticidal Bacillus thuringiensis strain producing parasporal protein with selective toxicity against human colon cancer cell lines, Ann Microbiol 66: 1167-1178. IF: 1.23
  • Abirami P., Poornima Kkani., Suguna P., Saranya V., Selvanayagam P., and Shenbagarathai R., (2016) Phenotypic characterisation of indigenous Bacillus thuringiensis strain (B.t. LDC 501) expressing cancer cell killing protein, journal of Exptal Biol and Agri Sci. 4: 232-241.
  • Saranya V. Rajeswari, P. Abirami, Poornima kkani, P. Suguna and R.Shenbagarathai (2015) Statistical media design for efficient poly hydroxyalkanoate production in pseudomonas sp. MNNG-S, Prep Biochem And Biotechnol, 46: 446-453.
  • Sonal Saxena, Kavitha Gowdhaman, Poornima Kkani, Bhavyasri Vennapusa, Chellamuthu Rama Subramanian C, Ganesh Kumar S. and Kommu Naga Mohan (2015) Improved multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (i-MLPA) for rapid copy number variant detection, Clin. Chim. Acta: 450, 19-24. IF: 2.3
  • P.Suguna, C. Binuramesh, P.Abirami, V.Saranya, Kkani Poornima, V.Rajeswari and R.Shenbagarathai, "Immunostimulation by Polyhydroxybutyrate-hydroxyvalerate (PHB-HV) from Bacillus thuringiensis in Oreochromis mossambicus, Fish and shell fish immunol: 90-97 IF: 3.6
  • Saranya.V., Poornima kkani., Krishnakumari.M.S., Suguna.P., Binuramesh.C., Abirami.P., Rajeswari.V., Ramachandran.K.B. and Shenbagarathai.R (2012) Quantification of intracellular Polyhydroxyalkanoates by virtue of personalized flow cytometry protocol. Current Microbiology. 589-594 IF:1.815
  • Ayyasamy Mahalakshmi, Kabilan Sujatha, Poornima Kkani, Rajaiah Shenbagarathai, Distribution of cry and cyt Genes among Indigenous Bacillus thuringiensis Isolates with Mosquitocidal Activity (2012) Advances in Microbiolog. 2, 216-226.
  • Kkani Poornima, Viswanathan Saranya, Periyasamy Abirami, Chandrasekaran Binuramesh Ponnusamy Suguna, Peter Selvanayagam, Rajaiah Shenbagarathai (2012) Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of B.t.LDC-391 strain that produce cytocidal proteins against human cancer cells. Bioinformation. 8(10): 461-465. IF: 0.5
  • Poornima Kkani, Peter Selvanayagam and Shenbagarathai.R, (2010). Identification of native Bacillus thuringiensis strain from South India having specific cytocidal activity against cancer cells. Journal of Applied Microbiology 348-354. (109) 2010. Impact factor 2.365.

  • Conference/Workshop Attended

    Papers presented in national and international conferences:

  • Poornima Kkani, ?Student centered Learning techniques?
  • Abirami P., Poornima Kkani, C. Binuramesh, Suguna P. and Shenbagarathai R, "Screening of novel B.t. strains from southern coastal regions of Inida", Ist International conference on Bioengineering, SASTRA UNIVERSITY, Tanjore, Tamil Nadu on 8-9 Aug, 2013.
  • PARASPORINS, A POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC PROTEIN FOR CANCER Poornima Kkani, P.Abirami, P.Selvanayagam and R.Shenbagaratha
  • Poornima Kkani, Abirami P., Peter Selvanayagam and Shenbagarathai Rajiah, ?Parasporins, a potential therapeutic protein for cancer?, International Conference on Medical Genetics and Genomics, 12-14th Dec 2011, Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirappalli.
  • Poornima Kkani, Peter Selvanayagam and Shenbagarathai Rajiah, ?Proteomic analysis of cancer specific cytotoxic proteins from B.thuringiensis LDC-391?, 110th general meeting of American Society for Microbiology in San-Diego, California, U.S.A. May 23rd ?May 27th 2010.
  • Poornima Kkani, Peter Selvanayagam and Shenbagarathai Rajiah, ?Identification of a parasporin producing Bacillus thuringiensis isolate from Madurai, Tamil Nadu?, Science Day and Aqua-terr annual conference on organismal & functional genomics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 6th March 2010. 
  • A.Mahalakshmi, K. Sujatha, Poornima Kkani, M. Tamilarasi, G. Geetha, K. Anburani and R. Shenbagarathai (2007 ?Economical B.t. toxin production from cane molasses by B.t LDC-9 M70.? in the ?International conference on new horizons in biotechnology (NHBT-2007), NIST, Trivandrum, India Nov 26-29, 2007.?
  • Poornima Kkani, A.Mahalakshmi, K. Sujatha and R. Shenbagarathai (2006) ?Comparative analysis of insecticidal and non-insecticidal strains of Bacillus thuringiensis using molecular methods? in the ?4th International symposium on Biocontrol and Biotechnology? from 27th to 29th November, Lady Doak college, Madurai.?  A. Mahalakshmi, Poornima Kkani, K. Sujatha and R. Shenbagarathai (2006). ?A comparative Bioinformatics analysis of wild type and MNNG mutant cry 10AA protein in Bacillus thuringiensis LDC-9? in the ?International symposium on vector control and vector borne diseases? from 13th to 15th October, Madurai, India.
  • R. Shenbagarathai, A.Mahalakshmi, K.Sujatha and Poornima Kkani. (2005) ?ITS and REP based identification of novel indigenous B.thuringiensis strains from Madurai district ?Third International Symposium On Biocontrol And Biotechnology?, Wuhan, China, from May 10 to 13.
  • A.Mahalakshmi, Poornima Kkani, R. Shenbagarathai and K.Sujatha. (2005) Presented a paper on ?Insecticidal efficacy of indigenous isolates of Bacillus thuringiensis in the management of the vectors, Culex quinquefasciatus and Aedes aegypti? at the ?Third International Symposium On Biocontrol And Biotechnology?, Wuhan, China, from May 10 to 13.
  • Poornima Kkani, A.Mahalakshmi, R. Shenbagarathai and K.Sujatha (2005) Presneted a paper on ?Media optimization for a highly insecticidal indigenous isolate of B.thuringiensis for delta endotoxin crystal production? in the ?Third International Symposium On Biocontrol And Biotechnology?, Wuhan, China, from May 10 to13.
  • R. Shenbagarathai, K. Sujatha, A.Mahalakshmi and Poornima Kkani. (2005), Paper presented on ?Production and Characterization of PolyHydroxyAlkanoates (PHA) by Pseudomonas sp LDC-5 and LDC-25 from waste products? in the ?International Conference on Advances in Polymer Blends, Composites, IPNS and GELS: Macro to Nano Scales?, Kottayam, Kerala, from 21st to 23rd March, 
  • K.Sujatha, R. Shenbagarathai, A.Mahalakshmi and Poornima Kkani. (2005), ?Purification and Properties of PolyHydroxyAlkanoates (PHA) from Pseudomonas sp LDC-5 & LDC-25? in the ?International Conference on Advances in Polymer Blends, Composites, IPNS and GELS: Macro to Nano Scales?, Kottayam, Kerala, from 21st to 23rd March. Workshops attended
  • Seven days orientation programme held at Avinasalingam University for women, Coimbatore for NSS programme officers, 2014
  • Five days workshop on Advanced school on biomedical nanotechnology, sponsored by DST-nano mission, 25/3/13 to 29/3/13 at SASTRA University , Tanjore.
  • Seven days workshop on ?Hands on training course on use of cell culture technology for studying Apoptosis and Angiogenesis? at University of Mysore (2010)
  • Fifteen days workshop on ?Recombinant DNA technology workshop sponsored by UGC-NRCBS at Madurai Kamaraj University.(2009)
  • Three days workshop on ?Bioinformatics-Hands on training in Schrodinger? at Lady Doak College.

  • Lectures

  • "Research methodology to combat on Food Spoilage and Food Poisoning" in V.V.Vanniaperumal College on 17/07/2014.

    • Working History


  • USA - Paper presentation in the Microbiology conference (2010)

  • Awards / Recognitions

  • Cleared National Eligibility test CSIR-NET in 2004 June.
  • Awarded Tamil Nadu State Collegiate Science and Technology fellowship for two years from 2006-2008.
  • Awarded INSA Summer research Fellowship in April -June 2016 at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum.

  • Event Organised

  • Organised a two days workshop on ?Multiplex ligation dependent Probe Amplification and its Application? 21 st and 22nd December 2015.
  • Organised a State level intercollegiate student seminar on ?Genes and Health?, 18th February 2016.

  • Achievements

  • NSS programme officer for girls UNIT-62. till 2018
  • Attended one week orientation programme for Programme officers at Avinasalingam Women?s University, Coimbatore during 12.2.15 to 18.2.15..
  • Conducted a one week residential camp for NSS volunteers from 4th to 10th January 2016.

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    Society Detail Period
    Indian association for Cancer Research (IACR) Life Member N.A.
    Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI) Life Member N.A.