CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Dr.A Tamil Selvi
Principal Scientist
Academic Qualifications
    M.F.Sc, PhD (University of Madras)
Contact Details
Dr.A Tamil Selvi
Principal Scientist
Honorary Faculty, Anna University
Centre for Human & Organisational Resources Development (CHORD)
CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Adyar, Chennai – 600 020
e-mail: selviala@yahoo.co.uk,
Phone:+91-44-24911386


Qualification
  • PhD (University of Madras)
  • M.F.Sc (Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Area of Interest
  • Leather biotechnology, Leather Microbiology, Fish Processing Technology, Development of fancy fish leathers.
Area of Specialization
  • Food Microbiology , Marine Biotechnology, Fish Processing Technology
Research experience
  • More than fourteen  years of research experience in Food Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Meat, Fish and Poultry  Microbiology, Production of algal and seaweed culture (Aquaculture feed), Analysis of water quality and microbiological aspects of shrimp seed Biodegradation of Dyes, Enzymes production by marine microbes, Bacteriocin Production by marine microbes, Extraction of  bioactive compounds from microorganisms and plants.
Membership in the professional body
  • Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India (AFST), Mysore.
  • Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), Mysore chapter, Mysore
  • Society of Biological chemistry, Mysore.
Academic activities
  • Involved in teaching Food microbiology theory and practical courses for M.Sc Food Technology Students, CFTRI, Mysore from 1997to 2006
  • Conducting practical classes  for B.Tech Leather Students from the year 2006 onwards
  • Providing guidance to M.Phil; M.Sc; M.Tech; B.Tech  students for projects from various colleges/universities
Patents Filed
  • Anandharamakrishna, C; Joseph, G.S; Tamil Selvi, A and Raghavarao, KSMS. A  process for the recovery of proteins from fish waste. Del.No: 127   NF04:Del.No:563 DEL 04
  • Anandharamakrishna, C; Joseph, G.S; Tamil Selvi, A and Varadaraj, M.C An Improved Process for the Micro encapsulation Of Probiotic Lactic Acid Bacteria. 87NF 07
  • G.Vijayalakshmi and A. Tamil Selvi . A process for extraction of water-soluble pigments by solid-state fermentation and purification. Del No: 462/DEL/2004A
Research Publications
  1. Tamil Selvi A, Jeyachandran P, Indira Jasmine G, Shanmugham S A and Kannappan S.(1999). Keeping quality of salt cured shark fish (Carcharhinus sorrah). J. Food Sci. Technol. 36, 469-471.
  2. Kannappan S, Indira Jasmine G, Jeyachandran P and Tamil Selvi A. (1999). Polyaromatic hydrocarbons in fresh marine fin and shellfishes. J. Food Sci. Technol. 36, 472-474.
  3. Kannappan S, Indira Jasmine G and Tamil Selvi A. (2000). Polyaromatic hydrocarbons in processed fishery products. J. Food Sci. Technol. 37, 596-601.
  4. Jayaprakasha G K, Tamil Selvi A and Sakariah K K. (2003). Antibacterial and antioxidant activities of grape (Vitis vinifera) seed extracts. Food Research International 36, 117-122.
  5. Tamil Selvi A, Joseph G S and Jayaprakasha G K. (2003). Inhibition of growth and aflatoxin production in Aspergillus flavus by Garcinia indica extract and antioxidant activity. Food Microbiology. 20, 455-460.
  6. Joseph G S, Jayaprakasha G K, Selvi A T, Jena B S, Sakariah K K. (2005). Antiaflatoxigenic and antioxidant activities of Garcinia extracts. International Journal of Food Microbiology 101, 53-160.
  7. Tamil Selvi A, Kannappan S, Jeyachandran P, Indra Jasmine G and Shanmugam S A. (2005).  Variation of Quality Indices in Potassium sorbate treated Salt cured Shark Fish Carcharhinus Sorrah during storage. J. Food Sci. Technol. 42:1, 72-76.
  8. Bhaskar N, Sudeepa E S, Rashmi H N and Tamil Selvi A. (2007). Partial purification and characterization of protease of Bacillus proteolyticus CFR3001 isolated from fish processing waste and its antibacterial activities. Bioresource Technology. 98:14, 2758-2764.
  9. Sudeepa E S, Rashmi H N, Tamilselvi A and Bhaskar N. (2007). Proteolytic bacteria associated with fish processing wastes: Isolation and characterization. Journal of Food Science and Technology. 44:3, 281-284.
  10. Sudeepa E S, Tamilselvi A and Bhaskar N. (2007). Antimicrobial activity of a lipolytic and hydrocarbon degrading lactic acid bacterium isolated from fish processing waste. Journal of Food Science and Technology. 44:4, 417-421.
  11. Tamil Selvi A and Kannappan S. (1997). Controlling Luminosis in shrimp Hatcheries. The Hindu Science and Technology. 5, 15.
  12. Swarna V Kanth, Ramesh Kannan , Tamil Selvi A, Saravanan P, Raghava Rao J and Balachandran Unni Nair. (2009). Studies on the use of Sessuvium Portulasatrum – Part I: Removal of Na+ and Cl-from tannery wastewater treated soil. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 104.
  13. Swarna V Kanth, Ramesh Kannan , Tamil Selvi A, Saravanan P, Raghava Rao J and Balachandran Unni Nair. (2009). Studies on the use of Sessuvium Portulasatrum – Part II: Preservation of skins. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association.104.
  14. Musa A E, Tamil Selvi A, Aravindhan R, Madhan B, Fathima A, Raghava Rao J, Chandrasekaran B. (2011). Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Against Microbial Strains Isolated from Goat Skin/Leather. 106:5, 170-175.
  15. Tamilselvi A, Ruby Nirmala Mary T, Krithiga G, Phebe Aaron K, Sastry T P and Mandal A B. (2011). Preparation and Characterization of BiologicalComposite Coupled with a Drug and Impregnated with Silver Nanoparticles. International Journal of Materials Science. 6:4, 413-422.
  16. Tamil Selvi A, Shipra S, Krithiga G, Chandrasekaran B and Rose C. (2011). Antioxidant and Antimicrobial activity of leaves extract (Tamarindus indica) and its phytochemical characterization. Journal of Pharmacy Research. 4:12, ISSN: 0974-6943.
  17. Nithya Kamalam J, Anburaj J, Kuberan T, Sundaravadivelan C,  Kumar P,  Tamil Selvi A and Vimala Devi M. (2012).  DNA amplification and characterization of Pigment    producing gene from   Monascus ruber. Pelagia Research library, CODEN (USA): European Journal of Experimental Biology. 2:2, 427-435, ISSN: 2248 -9215.
  18. Tamil Selvi A, Anjugam E, Archana Devi R, Madhan B, Kannappan S and Chandrasekaran B. (2012). Isolation and Characterization of Bacteria from Tannery Effluent Treatment Plant and Their Tolerance to Heavy Metals and Antibiotics. ASIAN J. EXP. BIOL. SCI. 3:1, 34 – 41.
  19. Saranya R, Jayapriya J, Tamil selvi A. (2012). Dyeing of silk fabric with natural phenazine pigments from Pseudomonas species .Coloration Technology. 28, 440-445.
  20. Tamil Selvi A, Aravindhan R, Madhan B, Raghava Rao (2013). Studies on the application of natural dye extract from Bixa orellana seeds for dyeing and finishing of leather. J. Industrial Crops and Products. 43, 84-86 (Impact Factor: 2.868 DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2012.07.015. ISSN: 0926-6690).
  21. Thilagam M, Tamil Selvi A, Chandrasekeran B, Rose C (2013). Phyto synthesis of silver nanoparticles using medicinal and dye yielding plant of Bixa orellana L. leaf extract. J. Pharmaceutical &Scientific Innovation. 2:4, 9-13. (DOI: 10.7897/2277 4572.02441).
  22. Palanivel Velmurugan, Alagumuthu Tamil Selvi, Perumalsamy Lakshmana       perumalsamy, Joonhong Park, Byung-Taek Oh. (2013). The use of cochineal and Monascus purpureus as dyes for cotton fabric. Coloration Technology. 129, 246 -251.
  23. Kanagaraj J, Tamil Selvi A, Senthilvelan T, Chandra Babu N K, Chandrasekar B. (2014). Evaluation of New Bacteriocin as a Potential Short-Term Preservative for Goat Skin. American Journal of Microbiological Research. 2: 3, 86-93, Available online at http://pubs.sciepub.com/ajmr/2/3/2 © Science and Education Publishing DOI: 10.12691/ajmr-2-3-2.
  24. Tamilselvi A, Thilagam M, Chandrasekaran B, Rose C. (2014). Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of Bixa orellana L. Leaf Extract. International Journal of Indigenous Medical Plants. 47:1, ISSN: 2051-4263, 1519 © RECENT SCIENCE PUBLICATIONS ARCHIVES |January2014|$25.00 | 27703085| This article is authorized for use only by Recent Science Journal Authors, Subscribers and Partnering Institutions.
  25. Muthukumar T, Sankari D, Tamil Selvi A, Sastry T P. (2014). Preparation, characterization, and in vitro bioactivity of Bixa orellana extract-impregnated collagen microspheres. J Mater Sci. 49, 5730–5737, DOI 10.1007/s10853-014-8291-3Springer Science+Business Media New York.
  26. Nishanthi Rajendran, Karpanai Selvan B, Sobana Piriya P, Logeswari V, Kathiresan E, Tamilselvi A and John Vennison S. (2014). Phytochemicals, antimicrobial and antioxidant screening from five different marine microalgae. National Conference on Plant Metabolomics (Phytodrugs). Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences ISSN: 0974-2115, JCHPS Special Issue 2: October 2014 www.jchps.com Page 78.
  27. Sabtecha1 B, J.Jayapriya1 and A.Tamilselvi.  Extraction and characterization of proteolytic enzymes from fish visceral waste: Potential applications as destainer and dehairing agent. International Journal of Chem Tech Research. 6:10, 4504-4510, CODEN (USA): IJCRGG ISSN: 0974-4290, September 2014 RACE 2014 [12th – 13th July 2014] Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering.
  28. Nazeeha A., Rema Thankappan., S. V. Srinivasan. A.Tamilselvi. Studies on Decolourisation of Acid Blue 113 Using Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli Isolated From Tannery Wastewater (2015). International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Copyright to IJIRSET DOI: 10.15680/IJIRSET.2015.0403021 938.
  29. Madhuvanthi C, K., Santhosh kumar Antony ceasar K, S., Valivittan K.K., Srinivasan k, A.Tamilselvi (2014). Antibacterial, antioxidant and ant proliferative activities of solvent extracts of Tiliacora acuminate. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Innovare Academic Sciences), ISSN- 0975-1491 Vol 6, Issue 9,398-403.
  30. T.P. Sreedevi1, M. Thilagam, A.Tamil Selvi , and B. Chandrasekaran., ( 2015) Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial studies of silver nanoparticles using Lactobacillus plantarum. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Volume 4, Issue 8, 1757-1773. Research Article ISSN 2277– 7105, SJIF Impact Factor 5.990:ww.wjpr.net.
  31. A. Tamil selvi, J. Kanagaraj, P. Saravanan, V. Brindha, and T. Senthilvelan. Preservation of goatskin using Tamarindus indica leaf extract – green process approach. Journal of the Society of Leather Technologies and Chemists 05/2015; 99(3):107-114.
  32. R Saranya, R Prasanna, J Jayapriya, R Aravindhan, A Tamil Selvi, Value addition of fish waste in the leather industry for dehairing. Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 118, 1 April 2016, Pages 179–186. IF:5.315.
  33. Thilagam Murugasan , Pandian Rangan and Tamilselvi Alagumuthu. Extraction and characterization of wax from Saccharum spontaneum L. Der Pharmacia Lettre, 2016, 8 (2):387-392 (http://scholarsresearchlibrary.com/archive.html)ISSN 0975-5071USA CODEN: DPLEB4 387, Scholar Research Library.
  34. N.Vedarama, K.V.Sandhya · V.Brindha · A.TamilSelvi · K.C.Velappan · C.Muralidharan Recovery, Purification and Reuse of Contaminated Sodium Chloride Obtained from Tanneries for Raw Goat Skin Preservation. Journal- American Leather Chemists Association. 111(2):62-68 January 2016 with 13 Reads: Impact Factor: 0.50
  35. N. Vedaraman, K. V. Sandhya, V. Brindha, A. Tamil Selvi, K. C. Velappan, V. John Sundar, J. Kanagaraj, C. Muralidharan, (2016). De-oiled neem cake as potential bio-additive for low-salt raw skin preservation: a process for salinity reduction in tanneries. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. June 2016, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 1563–1572, DOI: 10.1007/s13762-016-0994-3: IF: 2.344.
  36. Sujata Mandal, S. Natarajan, A. Tamilselvi, S. Mayadevi. Photocatalytic and antimicrobial activities of zinc ferrite nanoparticles synthesized through soft chemical route: A magnetically recyclable catalyst for water/wastewater treatment. Journal, Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2016, Pages 2706–2712, IF: 2.64.
Paper presented in National and International conference
  1. Tamil Selvi A, Joseph G S, Jayaprakasha G K, Jena B S and Varadaraj M C. Garcinia cowa and pedunculata Extracts prevent growth and aflatoxin B1 production in Aspergillus parasiticus. ICFOST, 12-13 December 2002.
  2. Tamil selvi A, Joseph G S and Varadaraj M C. Prevelance of Bacteriocinogenic Lactic Acid bacteria in Meat Based Foods. IFCON poster December 2003.
  3. Joseph G S, Anandharamakrishnan C, Tamil Selvi A and Jayaprakasha G K. Inhibition of sporulation and aflatoxin production in Aspergillus Flavus by turmeric oil fraction. IFCON poster presentation in December 2003.
  4. Tamil Selvi A, Joseph G S and Jayaprakasha G K. Garcinol- A potent inhibition of aflatoxin B1.  IFCON poster presentation in December 2004.
  5. Jothi, Joseph G S and Tamil Selvi A. Isolation and Characterization of a bacteriocin from Pediococcus acidilactici CFR 2172. Presented in the colloquium “Novel proteins in Nutrition and Health “being jointly organized by CFTRI and the Solae Company on 22nd march 2005.
  6. Jothi, Tamil Selvi A and Joseph G S. Partial characterization of an antimicrobial peptide from Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG. Presented in the international workshop on bioactive peptides and their role in nutrition and health foods jointly organized by CFTRI and Indo-Norwegian programme of institutional cooperation 16-17 Feb 2006.
  7. Vasuprada Iyer, Tamil Selvi A and Varadaraj M C. Interaction of probiotics and probiotics towards beneficial attributes in foods. Presented in the international workshop on bioactive peptides and their role in nutrition and health foods jointly organized by CFTRI and Indo-Norwegian programme of institutional cooperation 16-17 Feb 2006.
  8. Swarna V Kanth, Ramesh kannan P, Tamil Selvi A, Saravanan P, Raghava Rao J and Chandrasekaran B. Eco – benign solutions for reduction of TDS in tanning sector, held during LERIG at CLRI, Chennai from 28-30th January 2008.
  9. Dhivvya R R, Prasana lakshmi G P, Tamil selvi A, Lakshmanan D. Tannery wastes- sludge, chrome shavings into high value added products, held during LERIG at CLRI,Chennai, from 28-30th January 2008.
  10. Phytoremediation of chromium contaminated waste lands.  D.Archana,  S. Priya, P. Ramesh Kannan, Swarna V Kanth,
    A. Tamil Selvi, J. Raghava Rao, B. Chandrasekaran  held during LERIG at CLRI, Chennai, from 28- 30th January 2008.
  11. Archana D, Priya S, Ramesh Kannan P, Swarna V Kanth, Tamil Selvi A, Raghava Rao J and Chandrasekaran B. Phytoremediation of chromium contaminated waste lands, held during LERIG at CLRI, Chennai, from 28- 30th January 2008.
  12. Tamil Selvi A, Ramesh Kannan P, Deepa S,  Usharani,  Swarna V Kanth, and Chandrasekaran B. Eco-benign Solutions for Reduction of Total Dissolved Salts in Leather Sector. XXX IULTCS Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies, held in Beijing, on the 11th to the 14th of Oct. 2009.
  13. Tamil selvi A, Ali Elnaeim Musa, Madhan B, Aravindhan R, Raghava Rao J and Chandrasekaran B. Studies on the Antimicrobial Activity of Lawsonia inermis (Henna).   Poster presented at 42nd LERIG, 29-31 Jan 2009.
  14. Manikandan C, Tamil selvi A and Chandrasekaran B. Statistical optimization of condition for the production of protease enzyme and application in leather processing industry held during at CLRI, Chennai, from 29-30th January 2009.
  15. Jayaprassana R P, Tamil selvi A,  Chandrasekaran B.  Antifungal efficacy of Bacteriocin produced by marine Tetragenococcus halophilus (JCM 2014) against Aspergillus and Penicilliumspp isolated from leather sample   held during LERIG at CLRI, Chennai, from 29-30th January 2010.
  16. Tamil Selvi A, Swarna V Kanth, Chandrasekaran B and Rose C. Microbial pigments – novel benign colorants for leather finishing. XXXII Congress of IULTCS held in Istanbul/TURKEY on May 29th–31th, 2013. 
Honors and awards
  • Successfully cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) in Fish processing Technology in the year 1996, conducted by the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), New Delhi.
  • Sueedpa, E.S., Rashmi, H.N., Tamilselvi, A and Bhaskar, N. 2006. Partial purification and characterization of protease produced by Bacillus CFR3001. 18th Indian Convention of Food Scientists and Technologists (ICFoST 2006), November 16-17, Hyderabad, India. (Won BEST POSTER - III Prize)
Best Poster award
  1. Gomathi, Tamilselvi A, Malathi M, Sivaranjani A, Madhan B and Chandrasekaran B.  “Biodegradation of Acid red 131 by Shigella species isolated from waste water effluent. Oral paper presented at VIII Asia International Conference of Leather Science and Technology (AICLST), Organized by Indian Leather Technologists Association and CLRI, November 12-14, 2010, Kolkata.
  2. Krithiga G, Tamil Selvi A and Sastry T P and Mandal A B. Invitro study of biomineralization of Biphasic calcium phosphate biocomposite cross linked with tannins of Termiralia cyana held in 45th Leather Research Industry Get Together (LERIG) the leather Research and Industry Through - Chemicals (CLRI-C) 28 30th Jan 2011,Chennai, India.
  3. Sueedpa, E S, Rashmi H N, Tamilselvi A and Bhaskar N. Partial purification and characterization of protease produced by Bacillus CFR3001. 18th Indian Convention of Food Scientists and Technologists (ICFoST ), 2006 November 16-17, Hyderabad, India.