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383. Dr Tasneem Fatma

Academic Qualification:
M.Sc, Ph.D. (Botany)
Field of Specialization:
Cyanobacterial Biotechnology, Phycology, Ecology, Environmental Biology
Designation :
Professor and Ex Head
Department :
Institution :
Jamia Millia Islamia (Univ.), New Delhi – 110025

Academic Qualifications:
  1. B.Sc Lucknow Univ. 1976 Botany Zoology, Chemistry
  2. M.Sc Lucknow Univ. 1978 Botany (I position in order of merit)
  3. Ph.D Lucknow Univ. 1984 Botany (Phycology)
    Under the guidance of Prof. B.N. Prasad, entitled "Studies on Chaetophorales" including taxonomy, periodicity, distribution Pollution sensitivies of chaetophoralean algae and the physicochemical analysis of surrounding water.
Teaching Experience (Position Held): 27 years
Kanpur University (P.P.N. P.G. College) 29.1.82 – 14.5.86
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025 15.5.86 - 14.5.90
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025 15.5.90 – 14.5.98
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025 15.5.98 – Till Date
Administrative Experience :
i.  Head, Department of Bio-Sciences, 19.1.2001– 2004.
ii. Introduced B.Sc. Biotechnology (UGC) from 2001-2002 under the National Policy of Vocationalisation of Education and acted as its
Awards / Prizes / Certificates etc. :
i.    Birbal Sahni Memorial Gold Medal 1978
ii.   Best paper award of Indian Botanical Society 1986 (Phycology General Session, Madras, India)
iii.  DBT- National Associateship 1989-1992 (Tenable at CFTRI Mysore, India)
iv.  DBT- National Associateship - component part 1991-1992 (Tenable at Texas A & M Univ., USA)
v.   INSA – DFG Fellowship 1997 (Tenable at Rostock Univ. Rostock, Germany)
vi.  Special Achievement Award Association of India’s National News Papers (Day Today Events, Jan Ayog, Qaumi Zindagi) on 25.2. 2001,
      Constitution Club, New Delhi.

Seminar Conferences Attended with Paper Presentation:
International Symposium on Phycological Research
International Conference on Algal Biomass Resources and Utilization
7th Asia Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology
National Symposium on Phycology in India : Basic to Applied
National Symposium on Recent Advances in Phycology from Molecules to Ecosystem
Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology
New Delhi
International conference on Recent trends in Algal Biotechnology
National symposium on Biology and Biodiversity of Fresh Water Algae
National symposium on Recent Trend in Algal Biology and Biotechnology
Cyanobacteria and Plants under Environmental : Responses, Defence Strategies and Biotechnological Prospects Stress
International workshop on Microalgal biotechnology
New Delhi
Seminar on Science , Technology and Development Academic Staff College, JMI (resource person).
New Delhi
Workshop on Reorienting Teachers training to Address Sustainable development , NCTE, JMI
World Summit on Sustainable Development Nothern Region Workshop
The 2nd International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution
New Delhi
Women Scientists and Technologists for National Development
Hong Kong
The 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology
National Symposium on Phycology in Millenium New Millenium
International Conference on Tropical Aquatic Ecosystems :Health, Management and Conservation
New Delhi
National Symposium on Toxicology & Environmental Health
Symposium on Algal Biology and Biotechnology
International Conference on Plant & Environmental Pollution
International Symposium on Cyanobacterial Biotechnology
Italy (Urbino)
Fourth International Symposium on Photosynthetic Prokaryotes
New Delhi
National Symposium, Emerging Technology in Environmental Conservation
International Seminar on MFP in Forestry
New Delhi
Frontiers in Modern Biology
New Delhi
International Conference on Recent Advances in Medical& Aromatic Plants
Australia ( Melbourne)
Third International Phycological Congress
International Phycotalk Symposium
New Delhi
Indian Science Congress Association
International Symposium on Phycology
Indian Botanical Congress
Training /Workshop / Orientation Course Attended as Participant
xi   April 2, 2001 Centre for Environmental Education, Nothern Region Cell, Lucknow, India.
x .  August 17-Dec, 1998, Department of Biology, Univ. of Rostock, Germany under the guidance of Dr. Martin Hagemann, on Heavy
      Metal Stress Induced Changes in Cyanobacterial Protein Profile (Research Training)

ix.  March 1-2, 1996, Microbes: Bioremediation of Pollution and energy at the Centre for Advancement of Microbial Science, J.N.U.,
     New Delhi, India (Symposium)

viii. December 4-22, 1996, Gene Expression Systems and their Applications at ICGAB, New Delhi, India (Theoretical Course)

vii. August 21-September 8, 1995, Biodegradation of Chlorinated Pesticides, ITRC, Lucknow, India. (Short Training Programme)

vi.  October 24-November 11, 1994, Mathematical Ecology, ICTP, Trieste, Italy (Fourth Autumn Course)

v.   January 31- February 11, 1994, Marine Cyanobacteria Utilisation Programme, Bharti Dashan University, Trichi, India.
      (Short Training)

iv.  August 18, 1991-1992 ; Department of Biology, Texas A & M University, U.S.A., under the guidance of Dr. Jim Golden, on
     Recombinase involved in Heterocyst Development (Research Training ).

iii. March 15 – 16, 1993: Attended orientation Course - Programme for Academic Counsellor of Bechelor of Science, IGNOU, Delhi, India.

ii.  March20-April 4, 1990 : Participated in short term training programme on Gene & Chromosome Manipulation in fish at School of
     Biological Sciences, M.K.U., Madurai, India.

i.  March 1989-February 1990 : Research training at Autotrophic Cell Culture, CFTRI, Mysore, India on Yield Improvement of Spirulina by
    Growth Parameters & Genetic Engineering, under the guidance of Dr. L.V. Venkataraman.

Member of Societies :
vii. Phycological Society of India.
vi.  Association of Microbiologist of India.
v.   Indian Science Congress Association.
iv.  Indian Women Scientist Association.
iii.  Third Word Organization for Women in Science.
ii.   Asia – Pacific Society for Applied Phycology.
i.    Society of Environmental Scientists, Department of Botany, Delhi University
Research Projects and Fundings:
8.  Evaluation of Anti-diabetic compounds from cyanobacteria , CCRUM, 2009 (Ongoing)
7.  Investigation of insulin-like proteins from Spirulina,, UGC, 2009 (Ongoing)
6.  Interaction of malathion pesticide with osmolytes and free radicals in  Anabaena variabilis, DST, 2007 (Ongoing)
5.  Antimicrobial activity of cyanobacteria, ICMR, 2006 (Completed)
4.  Studies on cyanobacterial proline for bioremediation of water pollution UGC, 2004 (Completed)
3.  Phytotoxicity of heavy metals to Spirulina platensis and biomass analysis for  its application, UGC 1994 (Completed)
2.  Isolation and characterization of microalgal lipids and β-carotene, DST, 1990 (Completed)
1.  Use of cytoplasmic streaming in characean algae for monitoring aquatic  pollution, DOEn , 1989 (Completed)

Supervision of Students Research Work :
i.   Ph.D students - awarded –20, registered -10
ii.  M.Sc students - more than 50
List of Publications :
I. Book: Cyanobacterial and Algal Metabolism and Environmental Biotechnology, Ed. FatmaT, 1999, 1-272, Narosa Publishing, House,
    New Delhi, London.
II. Articles / Research papers :
66. Callus induction and whole plant regeneration in elite Indian maize (Zea mays L.) inbreds Rakshit,S, Rashid, Z, Sekhar,JC Fatma, T &
      Das, S Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult 2010, 100: 31-37
65. Specific interaction of jacalin with phycocyanin, a fluorescent phycobiliprotein. Gunjan  P, Fatma T, Sudha M, Cowsik, Sneha Sudha
      Komath, Photochemistry and Photobiology, 2009, 97:87-93.

64. Specific interaction of the legume lectins, concanavalin A and peanut agglutinin, with Phycocyanin, Gunjan P Komat S, Fatma T,
      Photochemistry and Photobiology, 2009,85 :1126-1133

63. Screening of cynobacteria for phycobiliproteins and Effect of Different Environmental Stress on its Yield, Hemlata & Fatma T. Bull
      Environ Contam Toxicol 2009, 83: 509-515

62 Effect of Oxazolidinone ,RBx (Ranbezolid) on inhibition of Staphyloccocal Adherence to plastic surfaces, Mathur T, Singhal S, Bhateja P,
     Rattan, A, Bhatnagar P, Upadhyay D, Fatma T, Journal of Chemotherapy, 2008, 20: 420-427

61. Endosulfan induced biochemical changes in nitrogen fixing Cyanobacteria, Kumar S, Habib K & Fatma T, Science of Total Environment
      2008, 403:130-138.

60. Evaluation of antioxidant defence response to lead stress in Hapalosiphon fontinalis, Zutshi S, Chaudhry M, Bharat N, Abdin M Z and
      Fatma T, J. of Phycology, 2007, 44 (4):889-896 .

59. Study of Antimycobacterial Activity from Cyanobacterial Extracts and Phytochemical Screening of Methanol Extract of Hapalosiphon
      Rao M, Malhotra S, Fatma T & Rattan A, Pharmaceutical Biology, , 2007, 45: 228-93.

58. Effect of heavy metal stress on proline and malondialdehyde contents and superoxide dismutase activity in cyanobacterium-Spirulina
      platensis : Choudhary M, Jetly UK, Khan A, Zutshi S & Fatma T , Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 66(2):204- 209, 2007.

57. Impact of environmental pollution on Cyanobacterial proline content , Khan M A and Fatma T , Journal of Applied Phycology, 2007,

56. Activity of blue green algae extracts against invitro generated Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin,
      Bhateja P, Mathur T, Pandya P, Fatma T & Rattan A , Fitoterapia, 2006, 77: 233-235

55. Detection of biofilm formation of the clinical isolates of Staphylococcus Evaluation of three different screening methods. Mathur T,
      Singhal S, Khan S, Upadhay D.J, Fatma T, Ind. J. Med. Micro., 2006, 24(I) : 25-29

54. Invitro Bacterial activity of oxazoidinone, RBx 8700 against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium complex, Rao M,
      Sood R, Malhotra S, Fatma T, Upadhay D J & Rattan A, Journal of Chemotherapy., 2006, 18(2) : 144- 150

53. Characterisation of laboratory generated Vancomycin – intermediate resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains. International Journal of
      antimicrobial Agents: Bhateja P, Purnapatre K, Dube S, Fatma T & Rattan A , Int, J Antimicrob Agents, 2006, 27: 201-211

52. Detection of Vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus : A comparative study of three different phenotypic screening method,
      Bhateja P, Mathur T, Pandya M, Fatma T & Rattan A, Indian J. of Med. Microbiol, 2005, 23(I):52-53

51. Adverse Effect of Staphylococci slime on invitro activity of glycopeptides: Mathur T, Singhal S, Khan S, Upadhay D.J & Fatma T ,
     Japanese Journal of Infectious Disease, 2005, 58(6) : 353-357

50. Tolerance of Spirulina platensis and Anabaena sp to Endosulfan, an organochlorine pesticide:. Kumar S, Jetly UK & Fatma T, Annals
      Botany, 2004, 18(2): 103-107

49. Toxicological studies of pesticides on cytoplasmic streaming in Nitella, Fatma T & Pandey SK, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology,
      2004, 242: 732-735

48. Cytoplasmic streaming velocity of Nitella as a new aquatic pollution bio assay technique, Fatma T Pandey S K in Plant response to
      environmental stress, chapter 31, Ed. Tripathi et al., International Book Distribution Co (Publication Division), Lucknow, 2004

47. Evaluation of biochemical productivity in cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis – S5 under heavy metal stress, Jetley UK, Choudhary M,
      Fatma T, Asian Journal of Chemistry Vol 16, Nos. 3-4, 1524 – 1528, 2004.

46. Evaluation of biochemical productivity in cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis – S5 under heavy metal stress Part - II. Jetley UK,
      Choudhary M, Fatma T, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 2004, 16 ( 3-4): 1868-1874

45.The impact of physical stress on the growth of cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis– S5. Jetley U.K, Choudhary M , Fatma T , Journal of
      Environmental Science & Engineering, 2004, 46(4): 303 – 311

44. Potentiality of cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis – S5 for bioremediation of zinc. Jetley U.K, Choudhary M, Fatma T, Bull. Env.
      Sci.,2004 I: 77-83

43. Potentiality of Cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis –S5 for Bioremidiation of Chromium (Cr).  Jetly UK, Choudhury, M & Fatma T , 2004,
      302- 314.

42. Invitro activity of RBX 7644 (Ranbezolid) on biopfilm producing bacteria. Mathur T, Bhateja P, Pandya M, Fatma T, & Rattan A,
      International J. of Antimicrobial Agents. London, 2004, ,24:369-373

41. Bioremedial potential of cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis – S5 for lead, Jetley UK, Choudhary M, Fatma T, Bull. Env. Sci., Vol I ( 2nd
        issue), 77-83, 2004.

40. Biosphere Fatma T, Environmental Education, Ed. Zeenat Qidwai, Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, 101-114,.2002.

39. Environmental Problems : Ethics and sustainable development Fatma T, Environmental Education, Ed. Zeenat Qidwai, Institute of
      Advanced Studies in Education, 74-88.,2002.

38. Algae and Human Welfare, Fatma T, IGNOU, LSE-12 Plant Diversity –1, 2000
37. Potential use of Phormidium for bioremediation of copper, Taneja L, Fatma T, Ind. J. Applied & Pure Biology, 2000, 15(2):83-86

36. Studies on potential use of cyanobacterium Westiellopsis for bioremediation of copper, Fatma T & Taneja L, Environmental Stress;
      Indication , Mitigation and Eco-conservation,Ed. M.Yunus, N.Singh, Kok, Kulwer Academic Press, Netherlands, 386-390, 2000.
35. Partial charecterization of an abundant human skin melanosomal 66 kDa protein (MP 66) and investigation to purify a similar protein
      from B16 murine melanoma tumors, Badisa RB, Rabburi D and Fatma T Melanoma Research , 2000, 10: 515-526 Research (10)

34. Phytotoxicity of heavy metals on Spirulina platensis, Sultan S & Fatma T, Phykos, 1999, 38: 87 – 92
33. Significance of n-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids and algal potential as its source, Fatma T & Sultan S, in Book: Cyanobacterial and
      Algal Metabolisim and Environmental Biotechnology, Ed. Fatma T, Narosa Publishing House. 49-60. 1999

32. Cyanobacteria and heavy metal stress, Fatma T & Sultan S, in Book: Cyanobacterial and Algal Metabolisim and Environmental
      Biotechnology, Ed. Fatma T, Narosa Publishing House, 150-158, 1999.
31. A simple and rapid serum bactericidal assay and its evaluation in clinical isolates of Klebsiella, Sharma SK, Fatma T & Thukral SS, The
      Journal of Microbiological Methods, 1999, 39: 45-48
30. Effect of an abundant human skin, melanosomal 66 KDa protein MP66 on Murine tyrosinase: Its physiological implications on
      melanogenesis, Babu BR, Diwakar,G, Ramaiah A & Fatma T, Journal of Biosciences, 1998, 23 : 125-129.
29. Use of Cytoplasmic Streaming in Nitella for monitoring aquatic Pollution, Pandey, S.K., Khan AN,Singh AK, Fatma T , Amin M , Indian
      Journal of Experimental Biology, 1997, 35 :1258-1260
28. Cell type specificity of the Anabaena, fdx N – element rearrangement requires Xis H & Xis I, Ramaswamy KS, Carrasco CD, Fatma T,
      Golden JW, Molecular Microbiology, 1997, 23:1241- 1249
27. Development of anti-oxidative system of wheat seedlings in response to high light, Chauhan NP, Fatma T & Singhal GS, Physiologia
      Planterum, 1995, 94 : 97-103
26. Application of whole cell protein analysis by PAGE to estabish source of Salmonella typhimurium SDS-PAGE, Khan KA, Rattan A, Fatma
     T, Khan FG & Kalia A, The Journal of Infection, 1996, 33 :169-171
25. Studies on cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans with respect to biochemical constituents and copper uptake, Taneja L & Fatma T ,
      Proceedings of International Symposium on Cyanobacterial Biotechnology, Trichirapalli, 433- 438 , 1996.
24. In vitro activity of ofloxacin against clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Surpal BB, Khanna SP & Fatma T , Indian Journal
      of Tuberculosis, 1995, 43 :183-186
23. Finger Printing of Salmonella typhimurium – comparision between traditional and molecular methods, Khan .A, Rattan A, Fatma T ,
      Khan FG and Kalia, A, Ind. J. Medical Microbiology, 1995, 13 (3): 141-144
22. Algal Flora of saline alkali soil from rice fields of Siknaderpur, Hardoi, Singh BV, Fatma T & Goyal SK, Acta Botanica Indica, 1995, 23 :
21. pH tolerance in certain cyanobacteria, Singh SV, Goyal SK & Fatma T Phykos, 1995, 34 : 97 –103
20. Ecology, taxonomy and basiphyte preference studies on genus Coleochaete with a review on its evolutionary tendencies, Fatma T,
      Recent Advances in Phycology, ed. Kashyap ,AK and Kuma HD, 233-247, 1994.
19. Evaluation of selected strains of Spirulina for their constituents, Fatma T, Sarda R & Venkataraman LV, Phykos, 1994, 33: 89-97
18. Cyanobacterial and Algal Potential as Biochemicals, Fatma T & Venkataraman LV , J. Non Timber Forest, 1994, 1: 19-39
17. Protection of wheat chloroplast from lipid peroxidation and loss of photosynthetic pigments by quercetin under strong illumination,
      Chauhan NP, Fatma T & Mishra RK, J. Plant Physiology, 1992, 140 : 409-413
16. Conjugal gene transfer in filamentous cyanobacteria, Fatma T & Venkataraman LV, Current Science, 1992, 63: 186-191
15. Effect of culture filtrate on the growth of Spirulina platensis , Fatma T, Current Science, 1990, 59: 797-798
14. Ecological studies on Chaetophorales of two ponds of Lucknow, Fatma T, Phykos, 1990                  29: 89-94,
13. Taxonomy and Ecology of a New Indian chaetophoralean member Stigeoclonium longipilum Kuetz , Fatma T , Acta Botanica Indica,
      1990, 18: 276-277
12. Stigeoclonium nanum – A new Biological Indicator of Water pollution, Fatma T, Res. J. Pl. Environs, 1990, 6 (2): 89-91
11. Periodicity, distribution & basiphyte preference of epiphytic chaetophorales of three fresh water ponds of Lucknow, Fatma T,
     Perspective in Phycology.ed V.N. Raja Rao, Today & Tomorrow Printers & Publishers, New Delhi-5 , 121-125, 1990.
10. Bioproducts from microalga Dunaliella , Fatma T & Venkataraman, LV, Microbiology Today, 1990, 1 :138-150
9.  Morphological & Ecological Observations on Stigeoclonium farctum Chaetophorales, Chlorphyceae, Fatma T, Current Science, 1989,
     58: 1366-1367
8. Micro algal Lipids, Fatma, T , Everyman Science , 1989, 159-163
7. Epiphytic Algal Flora of Fresh Water Ponds of Lucknow - Chaetophorales, Fatma T , Phykos, 1985, 24 :173-174
6. Epibolium polysporum duringer, Chlorphyceae Chaetophorales, A Rare green alga from India, Prasad BN & Fatma T , Geophytology,
    1982, 12:336-339
5. Leptosiropsis torulosa jao – A new Addition to the Indian flora, Prasad BN & Fatma T, J .I. B. S , 1982, 61 : 411-422
4. Aphanochaete magna Godward – A new addition to the Indian flora, Prasad, B.N. & Fatma T, Geophytology, 1981, 11(2): 211-213
3. Stigeoclonium nudiusculum (Kuetz) Kuetz Emend – A new addition to the Indian flora, Prasad BN & Fatma T , Current Science, 1981, 50:
2. Chaetosphaeridium pringsheimii Klebhan -A new addition to the Indian flora, Prasad BN & Fatma T , Current Science, 1981, 50:187-
1. Bulbochaete ivorencis, Gauthier Lievere, - A new addition to the Indian flora, Prasad BN & Fatma T , Current Science, 1981, 31-32

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