Staff Profile


Dr. Manjusha W.A

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D,SET.

Assistant Professor,&Head

Department Of Biotechnology
Malankara Catholic College, Mariagiri,
Kaliakkavilai -  629153,

Tamil Nadu


M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.


Teaching experience - 12 Years

Languages Known           

Tamil, English, and Malayalam


a)Publications in National Journals
1). *W.A.Manjusha, W.A.Anusha, B.V.Amritha Krishna,L.Lavanya  J.J. Regin Prasad, R.A.Remya and Vijaya surya. Molecular Bioprospecting of Streptomyces sp.(ES5) from marine algae “Hypnea musiformis”. IJBT. 2013. 12(2): 218-224. (Impact factor 0.287, h-index - 18)
2) Vijayasurya, Gayathri Devi M. G., Tintu S. P. and *Manjusha W. A. Invitro Cytotoxicity and  Antimicrobial Screening of Protease Enzyme isolated from Marine Bacteria. Ind. J. Sci. Res. and Tech. 2014. 2(5):18-22.  (Global impact factor 0.454)

b)Publications in International Journals

3). Selvin, J*., Soniya, J., Asha, K.R.T., Manjusha, W.A., Sangeetha, V.S. and Jayaseema, D.M. Antibacterial potential of antagonistic Streptomyces sp. isolated from the marine sponge Dendrilla nigra. 2004. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 50: 117—122. N.B. This paper has been indexed in fifth position of top 25 research papers published in 2004 ( Impact factor 2.45, h-index - 115)
4) Asha, K.R.T., Denslin, A.J., Seghal G.Kiran., Manjusha, W.A., Sugumaran, N., Selvin, J*. Isolation and Cultivation of Halophilic Archaea from Solar Salterns Located in Peninsular Coast of India. The Internet Journal of Microbiology. 2005. 1(2). (Impact factor 0.24, h-index - 4)
5) *Manjusha, W.A., Anusha, W.A., Mini Mohan. and Jency George. Antimicrobial screening and GC-MS analysis of marine sponge Crambe crambe. Asian Jr. of Microbiol. Biotech. Env.Sci. 2011.13(4): 633-638. (Impact factor 0.09, h-index - 11)
6) Johnson, J.A., Citarasu, T. and *Manjusha, W.A. Antimicrobial screening and identification of Bioactive compounds present in marine sponge Zygomycale sp. collected from Kanyakumari coast. Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences. 2012. 2(4): 1942-1948. (Impact factor 1.310)
7) Johnson, J.A., Citarasu, T. and *Manjusha, W.A. Antimicrobial screening and Anti-cancer activity of Staphylococcus saprophyticus Acj. 114 isolated from the marine sponge Crambe crambe collected from Kanyakumari coast. Journal of Basic and Applied Biology. 2012. 6(1): 138-145.
8)*W.A.Manjusha, W.A.Anusha, B.V.Amritha Krishna,L. Lavanya  J.J. Regin Prasad, R.A.Remya and Vijaya surya. Bioactivities of protein isolated from marine sponge “Zygomycale parishii”.BBRA.- 2012. 9(1): 399-404. (Impact factor 0.134,  h-index - 7)
9)*W.A.Manjusha, J.A.Johnson, T.Citarsu, J.J.Rejin Prasad. Isolation And Identification Of Bacillus Pumilus Ld-B1 With Antimicrobial And Anti-Cancer Activities From The Marine Sponge Axinella Sp. Collected From Kanyakumari Coast. Journal of Biotechnology and Biosafety 2014. 2(5): 141-149 (Impact factor 1.002)
10) Sujina M G, Soumya J. D , W.A Manjusha*,Assessing the anticancer, antiinflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant potential of bioactive compounds present in marine algae ulva lactuca. World journal of pharmaceutical research.2016. 5(4):1482-1500. (SJIF Impact factor 6.805, h- index- 27)
*- Corresponding Author

Professional Recognitions                           

    • Member of Board of studies in Biotechnology of Manonmanium Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli (2011-2016).
    • Member of Biotech Consortia (2004-2008), an association intended to disseminate information about the advances of modern biotechnology among the young biotechnologists through organized forums / seminars / symposia / workshops.
    • Question paper setter of M.S. University (P.G. and U.G. Biotechnology).
    • External examiner for M.Phil and M.Sc Biotechnology.

Conference Organised

Organising member of

    • Workshop on Tribal Medicines” on July 9th 2004.
    • National Workshop on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology” held on August 6th 2004.
    • National workshop on Gene technologyheld between 26th Feb and 3rd Mar 2007.
    • National seminar on Nutrition and Dietetics” held between 3rd and 4th Feb 2006.
    •  “National seminar on Biodiversity Conservation and Management held on 3rd March 2005.
    •  National seminar on Advances in Cell Cultureheld on 20th March 2009.
    •  National seminar on Emerging Trends in Nano Biotechnologyheld on 19th February 2010.
    •  National Workshop on Techniques in Medical Biotechnologyheld between 9th and 11th February 2011.
    •  National seminar on Kinetics of Genome Diversity held on 26th August 2011.
    •            National seminar on Bioremediation held on 28th February 2013.
    • Organising member of National seminar on Bioinnovations for global prosperity held between 22 nd and 23rd September 2015. In: Department of Life Sciences, Malankara Catholic College, Mariagiri, Kaliakaviali, Kanyakumari District.
    • Organising member of Hands on training on bioinformatics tools for drug designing And Career guidance held on 8 th August 2016. In: Department of Biotechnology, Malankara Catholic College, Mariagiri, Kaliakaviali, Kanyakumari District.

Additional Qualification:       

Qualified SET Exam


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