CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Dr.L. Suguna
Scientist
Academic Qualifications
    Ph.D
Contact Details
Dr.L. Suguna
Scientist

Biochemistry & Biotechnology
CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Adyar, Chennai – 600 020
e-mail: lsuguna@clri.res.in,
Phone:91 44 24437149


Qualification

  • PhD      Biochemistry, 1991,   (CSIR-CLRI), University of Madras, India 
    Title – “Study of the therapeutic effect of honey on wound healing in rats” – 1991 – under the guidance of Dr.K.Thomas Joseph, Former Area Leader, Biological Sciences Division, CSIR-CLRI

(CSIR-National Eligibility Test – qualified in First attempt, 1986)

  • M Sc     Biochemistry, 1985, University of Madras, India
  • B Sc      Biochemistry, 1983, University of Madras, India

 

Area of Interest

  • Biomaterials, Tissue repair and regeneration, Nano-biotechnology, Cancer biology, ECM

 

Areas of specialization

  • Wound healing, diabetes, cancer, nanotechnology, liver fibrosis, green technology for leather, plant products for woundhealing

 

 

Research & Teaching Experience

Name of the Organization

Year

Post held

Central Leather Research Institute

Aug 1985 - May 1986

Graduate Trainee

Central Leather Research Institute

May 1986 - May1988

JRF ( NET-CSIR)

Central Leather Research Institute

May 1988 -May 1991

SRF (NET-CSIR)

Central Leather Research Institute

May 1992 –  May 1995

CSIR Quick Hire Fellow

CTM Arts & Science College, University of Madras

June 1996 - Oct 1996

.

Head, Department of Biochemistry

Jaya College of  Arts & Science, University of Madras

Oct 1996 - June 1997

Head, Department of Biochemistry

Central Leather Research Institute

June 1997 - June 2000

Senior Research Associate (Pool Officer), Department of Biochemistry

Institute for Polymere ETH Zentrum, Zurich, Switzerland

June 1998 - Dec 1998

Academic Guest (Results have been published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B,  1999)

Central Leather Research Institute

Sep 2000  - July 2002

Project Associate

Central Leather Research Institute

August 2002 - December 2004

Principal Investigator

WOS-A

Central Leather Research Institute

January 2005 to till date

Scientist

 

Media Coverage of our research

  • Isabgol based wound material to treat diabetic wounds – Business Line – May 09, 2018
  • IIT develops dressing for faster healing
  • Researchers at IIT-Madras make dressing material that heals wounds faster – Hindustan Times – May 07, 2018
  • Big relief for diabetic patients! Quick wound-healing dressing material developed by IIT students in landmark research – Financial Express – May 08, 2018
  • Here's How IIT Madras Students Are Making Wound Healing Easier For Diabetics – May 08, 2018

 

 

Patents

  • A novel pellet fuel and a process for the preparation thereof,  Kuttalam Iyappan, Lonchin Suguna, Narasimhan Kannan Chandrababu,  Nagarajan Vedaraman, Thotapalli Parvathaleswara Sastry, Kavitha Sundar , Indian Patent Application no. is 2352DEL2014; dt. 20/Aug/2014
  • A novel process for total lime-sulfide free unhairing of skins/hides using animal/herbal enzymes, C.Rose, L. Suguna, R. Rajini, N. Samivelu, V. Ramalingam, S. Rathinasamy, K. Iyappan, T.P. Sastry and T. Ramasami. U.S. Patent S.No. 10/350, 375, dt 23.01.2003 (Appln. No. 60/395,895 filed on July 15, 2002). PCT patent, S.No. PCT/IN03/00074 filed on 24.03.2003. Indian Patent, S.No. 285 DEL/2002.

 Technology Transfer

  • An MOU has been signed between CLRI and Textan Chemicals Private Limited, India, for Rs.16, 00,000/- based on the US patent, in 2003

 

External Funding

  • Rs.15, 00,000/- has been awarded under Women Scientists’ Scheme by DST, India in 2004

 

Selected List of Publications (h index – 16) Number of citations >1600 

  1. An investigation of konjac glucomannan-keratin hydrogel scaffold loaded with Avena sativa extracts for diabetic wound healing Praveen Krishna, T. Ponrasu, K. Ramya, R. Balaji, L. Suguna and M. Vignesh, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 165, 92-102, 2018, IF 3.887.
  2. Development of reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-isabgol nanocomposite dressings for enhanced vascularization and accelerated wound healing in normal and diabetic rats Ponrasu T, Ramya K, Balaji R, Ganeshkumar M, Suguna L and Vignesh M. Journal of Colloid & Interface Science,  517, 251–264, 2018, IF 4.233.
  3. Morin incorporated polysaccharide-protein (psyllium-keratin) hydrogel scaffolds accelerate diabetic wound healing in Wistar rats, T. Ponrasu; Veerasubramanian, Praveen Krishna; Kannan, Ramya; Selvakumar, Gopika; Suguna, Lonchin; Muthuvijayan, Vignesh, RSC Advances, 8, 2305–2314, 2018, IF 3.108.
  4. Accelerated healing of diabetic wounds treated with L-Glutamic acid loaded hydrogels through enhanced collagen deposition and angiogenesis: An in vivo study, Ponrasu T, Balaji R, Sudip Chakraborty, Ramya K, Suguna L & Vignesh Muthuvijayan Scientific Reports, 7(Article No.10701), 1-14, 2017, IF 4.259 (Nature Publishing group)
  5. Isabgol-silk fibroin 3D composite scaffolds as an effective dermal substitute for cutaneous wound healing in rats T. Ponrasu, P. Vishal, K. Ramya, L Suguna and Vignesh Muthuvijayan, RSC Advances, 6, 73617-73626, 2016, IF 3.108
  6. Influence of pullulan hydrogel on suture-less healing in rats, V. Sangeetha Priya, K. Iyappan, V.S. Gayathri, S. William and L. Suguna, Wound Medicine, September, 14, 1-5, 2016.
  7. Curcumin loaded on pullulan acetate nanoparticles protects the liver from damage induced by DEN, M. Ganeshkumar, T. Ponrasu, M.K.  Subamekala, M. Janani and L.  Suguna, RSC Advances, 6, 5599–5610, 2016, IF 3.108.
  8. Investigation and analysis of a PV standalone system for industrial leather processing, L. Suguna, N. K. Chandrababu, V.S. Gayathri and K. Iyappan, International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, 4, (12), 12613-12624, 2015, IF 7.089
  9. Wound healing activity of a collagen-derived cryptic peptide, Pradipta Banerjee, Lonchin Suguna, Shanthi C, Amino acids, 47(2):317-328, 2015, IF 3.196
  10. Hepatoprotective and Antioxidant Activities of Solanum indicum Linn Berries, B. Bhuvaneswari, M. Manimegalai and Lonchin Suguna, International Journal of Clinical Toxicology (Invited paper), 2 (2):71-76, 2014
  11. A Comparative Study of Photovoltaic (Direct and Battery-Integrated) Cell powered Electro Chemical Oxidation of Synthetic Tannery Effluent, Iyappan K, Balasubramanian N, Suguna L, Saravanan P and Vedaraman N, Res. J. Chem. Environ, 18 (11)  34-42, 2014, IF (0.64)
  12. Efficacy of Annona squamosa L on the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans and collagen during wound repair in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats, T. Ponrasu and L. Suguna, Biomed Research International, Volume 2014, Article ID 124352, 10 pages, IF (2.476).
  13. Green synthesis of pullulan stabilized gold nanoparticles for cancer targeted drug delivery, M. Ganeshkumar, T.Ponrasu, M.D. Raja, M.K. Subamekala and Lonchin Suguna,  Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Mol. Biomol Spectroscopy, 130: 64 –71, 2014, IF (2.536)
  14. Efficacy of Acorus calamus on collagen maturation on full thickness cutaneous wounds in rats, T. Ponrasu, K.N. Madhukumar,  M. Ganeshkumar, K.Iyappan, V. Sangeetha Priya, V.S. Gayathri and L. Suguna, Pharmacognosy Magazine, 10 (38):299-305, 2014, IF (1.201)
  15. Role of Annona squamosa on antioxidants during wound healing in streptozotocin-nicotinamide induced diabetic rats, Ponrasu T, Subamekala MK, Ganeshkumar M and Lonchin Suguna, Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 2: (4) 77-84, 2013, IF (0.255)
  16. An eco-friendly method for short term preservation of skins/hides using Semecarpus anacardium nut extract, K. Iyappan, T. Ponrasu, V. Sangeethapriya, V.S. Gayathri and L. Suguna, Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20:63246330, 2013, IF (2.741)
  17. Efficacy of L-proline administration on the early responses during cutaneous wound healing in rats, T.Ponrasu,  S.Jamuna, A.Mathew, K.N.Madhukumar, M.Ganeshkumar, K.Iyappan and  L. Suguna, Amino Acids, 45, 179-189, 2013, IF (3.173)
  18. Spontaneous ultra-fast synthesis of gold nanoparticles using Punica granatum for cancer targeted drug delivery, M.Ganeshkumar, T.Ponrasu, M.Sathishkumar and L. Suguna, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 106: 208-16, 2013, IF (3.887)
  19. Preparation of amphiphilic hollow carbon nanosphere loaded insulin for oral delivery, M.Ganeshkumar, T.Ponrasu, M.Sathishkumar and L. Suguna, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 103: 238– 243, 2013, IF (3.887)
  20. Sunlight shapes cancer drug carrier, M. Ganeshkumar, T. P. Sastry, M. Sathish kumar, M.G. Dinesh , S. Kannappan  and  L. Suguna, Nature India, DOI:10.1038/India, 2012, 108, Published online 27 July 2012.
  21. Antioxidant and antihepatotoxic activities of ethanolic extract of Solanum torvum, Bhuvaneswari, B, Rajeswari Hari,  Vasuki, R, Suguna, L., Asian J. Pharm. Clin. Res., 5(3), 147-150, 2012, IF (0.4)
  22. Sun light mediated synthesis of gold nanoparticles as carrier for 6-mercaptopurine: Characterization and toxicity studies in zebrafish embryo model, M.  Ganeshkumar, T.P. Sastry, M. Sathish kumar, M.G. Dinesh, S. Kannappan  and  L. Suguna, Mat. Res. Bulletin, 7 (9), 2113-2119, 2012, IF (2.446)
  23. Topical application of Acalypha indica accelerates rat cutaneous wound healing by up-regulating the expression of Type I and III collagen, Ganeshkumar M, Ponrasu T, Krithika R, Iyappan K, Subramani Gayathri VS and Lonchin  Suguna, J. Ethnopharmacol., 142 (1), 14–22, 2012, IF (2.981)
  24. Developmental toxicity evaluation of ethanolic extract of Annona squamosa in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo, Thangavel Ponrasu, Moorthy Ganeshkumar and Lonchin Suguna, Journal of Pharmacy Research, 2012, 5(1), 277-279, IF (2.89)
  25. Efficacy of a A. squamosa on wound healing in streptozotocin-induced  diabetic rats, T. Ponrasu and L. Suguna, International Wound Journal, 9(6) 613-623, 2012, IF (2.848)
  26. Pullulan acetate nanoparticles based delivery system for hydrophobic drug, B. Santhosh Kumar, M. Ganesh Kumar, L. Suguna, T. P. Sastry and A. B. Mandal, International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, Vol 3 (1) 24-32, Jan – Mar 2012, IF (6.268)
  27. Efficacy of Ageratum conyzoides on tissue repair and collagen formation in rats, K.Arul Prakash, R.Murugan, T.Ponrasu, K. Iyappan, V.S. Gayathri and L.Suguna, Clinical Exp Derm 37 (4), 418-424, 2012 IF (1.589)
  28. Phyllanthin of standardised  P. amarus  extract attenuates liver oxidative stress in mice  and  exerts cytoprotective activity on human hepatoma cell line, Krithika Rajesh, R.J. Verma, P. Srivatsav and L. Suguna, J. Clin. Exp. Hepatology , 1 (2) 57-67, 2011
  29. An eco-friendly method for short term preservation of skins/hides, L. Suguna, K.Iyappan, V.Rathinasamy,  N.K.Chandrababu and A.B.Mandal, Indian Leather, 43 (1) 35-42, 2009.
  30. Alternatives to Salt Preservation: Preservation by Reducing Moisture Content, L.Suguna, V. Rathinasamy, Kuttalam Iyappan,  NK Chandrababu and Asit Baran Mandal, Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution. 6 (4) 119-122, 2009
  31. Influence of honey on energy metabolism during wound healing in rats, M. Sumitra, P. Manikantan, V.S. Gayathri and L. Suguna, Scholarly Research Exchange (Invited paper, Volume 2009  Article ID   (715320)
  32. Emblica officinalis exerts wound healing action through upregulation of collagen and extracellular signal-regulated kinases (Erk1/2)., M. Sumitra, P. Manikantan, V.S. Gayathri, P. Mahendran and L. Suguna, Wound Repair and Regeneration. 17, 99-107, 2009 IF (3.041)
  33. An eco-friendly method for short term preservation of skins using extract from Aegle marmelos, L. Suguna, V.Rathinasamy, K.Iyappan, N.K.Chandrababu and  A.B. Mandal, Indian Leather, 41 (12) 115-125, 2008
  34. Efficacy of silymarin and curcumin on dimethylnitrosamine induced liver fibrosis in rats, Joseph George, L. Suguna, R. Jayalakshmi and Gowri Chandrakasan, Biomedicine, 26, (3&4), 18-26, 2007.
  35. Curcumin modulates collagen characteristics and free radical quenching during wound    healing in rats, P. Manikandan, M. Sumitra, V.S. Gayathri and L. Suguna Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 290 (1-2), 87-96, 2006. IF (2.669)
  36. Establishment of an in vitro model for hepatic fibrosis: Isolation and characterization    of   hepatic stellate cells. Gayathri Ratnam, L. Suguna, K. Hari Prasad and Gowri Chandrakasan Biomedicine, 25 (2), 64-71, 2005.
  37. Efficacy of Butea monosperma extract on dermal wound healing in rats. M. Sumitra, P. Manikandan and L. Suguna The International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. 37(3), 566- 573, 2005   IF (3.905)
  38. The effect of nerve growth factor (NFG) on the early responses during the process   of wound healing M. Nithya, L. Suguna and C. Rose  Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1620, 25-31, 2003 IF (5.083)
  39. Modulatory effect of Coccinia Modulatory effect  of  Coccinia indica on aortic collagen in  streptozotocin-   induced diabetic  rats S. Venkateswaran, L. Pari, L. Suguna, Gowri Chandrakasan  Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol.  vol. 30, 3, 157-163,  2003 IF (2.01)
  40. Fibrin as a matrix for grafting 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate: preparation and                                                  characterization of the graft and its in vivo evaluation for wound healing. J.Sathian, T.P.  Sastry,  L. Suguna, Y. Lakshmi Narayana and Ganga Radha Krishnan Journal of Biomedical Material Research. 65A, 435-440, 2003 IF (3.076)
  41. Similarity between the major collagens of cuttlefish cranial cartilage and cornea. P. Sivakumar, L. Suguna and G.Chandrakasan Comparative Biochem. Physiol. (B) 134, 1: 171-180, 2003 IF (1.757)
  42. Influence of Terminalia chebula on dermal wound healing in rats. L. Suguna, Surjeet Singh, P. Sivakumar, S. Padmavathi and Gowri Chandrakasan Phytotherapy Research 16, 227-231 2002 IF (3.092)
  43. Biochemical and physicochemical characterization of the heterotrimeric type V/XI like collagen from squid cranial cartilage and its similarity to the squid corneal collagen. P.Sivakumar, L.Suguna and Gowri Chandrakasan Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology (B) 125, 555-562, 2000 IF (1.757)
  44. Impact of tannery effluent on collagen and molecular modifications in fresh water fish. P. Sivakumar, R. Arichandran, L. Suguna, M. Mariappan and Gowri Chandrakasan J. Fish Biology, 56, 999-1012, 2000 IF (1.519)
  45. Study of Dermal wound healing activity of Trigonella foenum graceum in rats. M. Sumitra, P. Manikandan, L. Suguna, G Cehittar J. Clin. Biochem. Nutr., 28, 59 – 67, 2000 IF (2.19)
  46. A matrix effect in mixed phospholipid/fatty acid vesicle formation L. Suguna, P.L. Luisi, P. Walde and B.H. Robinson J. Phys. Chem. B, 103, 10910-916, 1999 IF (3.177)
  47. Purification and partial characterization of a type V like collagen from the muscle of   marine prawn, Penaeus indicus. P. Sivakumar, L. Suguna and Gowri Chandrakasan J. Biosciences. 22, 131-141, 1997 IF (1.422)
  48. Effects of Centella  asiatica extract on dermal wound healing in rats. L. Suguna, P. Sivakumar and Gowri Chandrakasan Ind. J. Exp. Biol. 34, 1208-1211, 1996 IF (1.165)
  49. Influence of arginine on wound healing in rats. P. Chithra, L. Suguna, and Gowri Chandrakasan  J.Clin. Biochem. Nutr.   18, 111-117, 1995. IF (2.19)
  50. Influence of honey on collagen metabolism during wound healing in rats. L. Suguna, Gowri Chandrakasan, and  K. Thomas Joseph J.Clin. Biochem. Nutr. 13, 11-17, 1993. IF (2.19)
  51. Influence of glutamic acid on wound healing in rats. L. Suguna, P. Chithra and Gowri Chandrakasan FASEB J 7,  A1486, 1993 IF (5.299)
  52. Differentiation of keloid and hypertropic scar; correlation of the water proton relaxation times with the duration of the scar. Mary Babu, R. Padma Bai, L. Suguna, K. Ramachandran and  K. M. Ramakrishnan Physiol. Chem. Phys. & Med.NMR, 25, 113-120, 1993 (IF 0.854)
  53. Influence of honey on collagen types I and III during wound healing in rats.  L.  Suguna, Gowri Chandrakasan and K. Thomas Joseph. Biomedicine Vol. 12, 2, 55-58, 1992.
  54. Influence of honey on biochemical and biophysical parameters of wounds in rats. L. Suguna, Gowri Chandrakasan, and K. Thomas Joseph.J.Clin.Biochem.Nutr.14, 91-99,1992. IF (2.19)
  55. Comparison of thermal stabilities and solubilities of human hypertropic scar, keloid and normal skin collagens.  L. Suguna, Mary Babu, R. Padma Bai, and Gowri Chandrakasan. Leather Science, Vol.34, 7, 8, 9, 1987.

 

International Conferences attended

1

1994

 

Sivakumar, P., Suguna, L. and Chandrakasan, G.

Collagen from the muscle of Indian prawn Penaeus indicus.

Satellite Symposium on Collagen:  Structure, Biology and Technology, CLRI, Chennai

2

1994

Suguna, L., Sivakumar, P. and Chandrakasan, G.

Influence of Centella asiatica extract on wound healing in rats. 

Satellite Symposium on Collagen: Structure, Biology and Technology, CLRI, Chennai

3

1994

Chithra, P., Suguna, L. and Chandrakasan, G.

Effect of Aloe vera gel on wound healing in rats

Satellite Symposium on Collagen:  Structure, Biology and Technology, CLRI, Chennai

4

2001

L.Suguna, M.Sumitra and Gowri Chandrakasan

Efficacy of B.monosperma extract on cutaneous wound healing in rats

3rd Annual Conference of Indian Society of Wound Management   International Conference “WOUNDCON 2001” at IIT, Chennai

5

2003

L. Suguna, Leela Priya, Sivakumar, P. and Gowri Chandrakasan

Influence of Pulse Magnetic Field on dermal wound healing in rats.

5th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Wound Management and   International Conference “WOUNDCON 2003”  CLRI.

6

2006

L. Suguna

Does topical administration of Proline accelerate wound healing in rats

ASPUM International Symposium on Science in New Millennium, 2006, at University of Madras, Chennai

7

2007

M. Sumitra,   P. Manikandan, V.S. Gayathri, and L. Suguna

Wound healing potential of Emblica officinalis by modulating collagen and decreasing reactive oxygen species.

SAWC and WHS 2007, April 28 – May 01, 2007, Tampa, Florida

8

2008

L. Suguna, V. Rathinasamy, N.K. Chandrababu, K. Iyappan, V.Shanmugaiah and A.B.Mandal

An eco-friendly method for short term preservation of skins using extracts from Semecarpus anacardium

42nd LERIG (DIAMOND), 28-30 January, 2008, CLRI, Chennai

9

2009

K. Iyappan, L. Suguna,  V.S.Gayathri, S. Sundara Pandian and P.Saravanan

Tannery Effluent Treatment by Electrochemical Method using Solar Power

43rd LERIG (COILS) , 29-30 January,  2009.

10

2009

K. Iyappan, N. Vedaraman,  G.Swaminathan, L. Suguna and N.K. Chandrababu

Salt-less preservation of skins/hides using solar energy

43rd LERIG (COILS) , 29-30 January,  2009.

11

2009

K. Iyappan, P.Saravanan, G.Rajagopal,  L. Suguna and V.S.Gayathri

Design, experimental and optimization of methanol-alkaline and bio-fuel cell for leather tanning application

43rd LERIG (COILS) , 29-30 January,  2009.

12

2010

K. Iyappan, L. Suguna,  V.S.Gayathri,  K. Yamuna,  N.Vedaraman and R.Alwar Ramanujam

Development of Eco-friendly Electrochemical Ozone Generator for tannery waste water treatment (PEM Ozone), BIOTAN, 2010.

44th LERIG (BIOTAN),  January 2010

13

2010

K.Iyappan,  G. Jothi, N.Vedaraman,  L. Suguna and N.K.Chandrababu

Decolouration of tannery effluent using ozone by conventional corona process (silent electric discharge), 44th LERIG (BIOTAN), 2010.

14

2010

K.Iyappan, L. Suguna, P.Saravanan , A.Ramanujam and N.K.Chandrababu

An eco-friendly treatment of tannery waste water using concentrated photons with/without photo catalyst, 44th LERIG BIOTAN,  Jan 2010.

15

2010

Redox Flow Microbial Fuel Cell for bioelectricity generation from tannery wastewater, BIOTAN 2010.

K. Iyappan, L.Suguna, M. Ganesh Kumar, A. Gnanamani, N.Vedaraman and R. Alwar Ramanujam

44th LERIG (BIOTAN),  January 2010

16

2010

Simultaneous production of ozone and hydrogen peroxide from tannery soak liquor by PEM ozone generator using solar energy

K. Iyappan, L. Suguna,  V.S.Gayathri N.Vedaraman and R.Alwar Ramanujam,  44th LERIG (BIOTAN),  January 2010

17

2010

L. Suguna

Efficacy of Annona squamosa leaf extract on diabetic wound healing in   rats (Oral presentation) EWMA 2010, May 26-28, 2010, held at Geneva, Switzerland

18

2010

R. Krithika, R.J. Verma and L. Suguna

Inhibitory effects of standardized P. amarus extract on CCl4 induced oxidative stress and hepatic fibrogenesis in mice.

30th Annual Conference of Society of Toxicology (STOX), India and Symposium on strategies for safety study requirements for herbal formulations, New Delhi, December 2010

19

2010

T. Ponrasu and L. Suguna

Efficacy of Acorus calamus extract on dermal wound healing in rats

EWMA 2011, May 25-27, 2010 held at Brussels, Belgium

20

2010

R. Krithika and L. Suguna

Cellular and molecular aspects of enhanced dermal wound healing

by Acalypha indica in rats

21st Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society with SAWC,

 April 14-17, 2011,  Gaylord Texan, Dallas, Texas

21

2011

L. Suguna R. Krithika, T. Ponrasu, V.S.  Gayathri

Efficacy of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis  on dermal wound healing in rats

21st Annual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society with SAWC 2011, April 14-17, 2011, Gaylord Texan, Dallas, Texas

22

2011

V.Sangeetha Priya, T.Ponrasu, M.Ganesh Kumar, K.Iyappan and  L. Suguna

Efficacy of alcoholic extract of Moringa oleifera on dermal wound healing in rats

33rd Annual Conference of IABMS (International), 2012, Nov 1-3, Mangalore, India

23

2012

M. Ganeshkumar, M. Sathishkumar, T. Ponrasu and L. Suguna

Rapid microwave-assisted green synthesis of pullulan stabilized gold nanoparticles for drug delivery. 1st IBN International Symposium, Nanosystems for Biomedical Applications held at Biopolis, Singapore from January 10-11, 2013.

24

2014

L. Suguna

Efficacy of biodegradable film from pullulan on wound healing in rats

4th International conference on Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, April 14-16, 2014, Texas, USA

25

2014

V. Sangeethapriya and L. Suguna

Efficacy of glutamic acid on cutaneous wound healing in rats

4th International conference on Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, April 14-16, 2014, Texas, USA

26

2017

L. Suguna

32nd Annual Conference of International Medical Sciences Academy, IMSACON 2014, Oct 11-12, 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

27

2017

Iyappan K,  Gayathri VS, Gopika Selvakumar and Lonchin Suguna

Preparation of high surface area activated carbon from cow bone for the development of Lead Carbon (Pb-C) batteries for hybrid vehicle applications

IEEE International Conference on Power, Control, Signals and Instrumentation Engineering (ICPCSI) Sep 21-22, 2017, Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai

28

2018

Integration of Solar Photovoltaic power, Battery and DC-DC Converter for waste water treatment

Iyappan Kuttalam and  Lonchin Suguna

IEEE International Conference on Power, Control, Signals and Instrumentation Engineering (ICPCSI) Sep 21-22, 2017, Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai

29

2018

An eco-friendly salt-less method of preservation of skins using solar assisted refrigeration (Won best paper presentation award)

Iyappan Kuttalam, V.S. Gayathri and Lonchin Suguna

3rd International Conference on Recent Advancements in Chemical, Environmental and Energy Engineering (RACEEE 2018), 15-16, February 2018, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai

30 2018

Preparation of high surface area activated carbon from hazardous waste of leather industry for the development of a novel Lead Carbon (Pb-C) battery for solar energy applications (Won best oral presentation award)

Iyappan Kuttalam, N. VedaramanV.S. Gayathri and Lonchin Suguna 

2nd International Conference on Recent Trends in Analytical Chemistry (ICORTAC-2018), 15-17, March 2018, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai



National Conferences Attended

1

1988

Suguna, L., Chandrakasan, G and Joseph, K.T.

Studies on dermal wound healing in experimentally injured rats:

Effect of  Datura inoxia

Annual Meeting of SBC (I), October, Thirupathi

2

1989

Suguna, L., Chandrakasan, G and Joseph, K.T.

Effect of honey on experimentally injured rats. Annual Meeting of SBC (I), October, Izatnagar

3

1989

Suguna, L., Chandrakasan, G and Joseph, K.T.

Glycolytic enzyme activities in granulation tissues of rat:  Role of honey.

 XIII Annual Conference of IABMS, September, Trivandrum.

4

1992

Suguna, L., Chandrakasan, G and Joseph, K.T.

Influence of honey on lipid peroxidation and collagen synthesis of wounds in rats.

SBC Annual Meeting, December, Hyderabad.

5

1992

Suguna, L., Chandrakasan, G., and Joseph, K.T.

Lysosomal enzyme activities in granulation tissues of rats.  Role of honey. 

80th Annual Meeting of Indian Science Congress, January, Goa.

6

1993

Suguna, L. Chandrakasan, G. and Joseph, K.T. 

Honey and wound healing. 

IX Annual Meeting on Response to biological systems to pulsating magnetic fields, Madras Institute of Magnetobiology, January 7-8 , Madras.

7

1993

Suguna, L. Chithra, P. and Chandrakasan, G.

Influence of arginine on collagen synthesis and its role in wound healing. 

XIV Annual Meeting of IABMS,  September 11-12,  Madras.

8

1993

Suguna, L, Chithra, P. and Chandrakasan, G.

Accelerated effect of glutamic acid on wound healing in rats.

62nd Annual Meeting of SBC(I), Madurai, Dec 19-22.

9

1993

Suguna, L, and Chandrakasan, G.

Wound healing in rats - Role of arginine.  62nd Annual Meeting of SBC (I), December, Madurai.

10

1993

Sajith Lal, G.B., Suguna, L and Chandrakasan, G.

Glycation associated altrations are  due to glucose-proteins adduct oxidation.  A study on RTT Collagen. 

62nd Annual Meeting of SBC (I), December, Madurai.

11

1993

P.Chithra, L. Suguna and Gowri Chandrakasan

Wound healing in rats – Role of arginine

62nd Annual Meeting of SBC (I), December, Madurai.

12

1993

Vijaya Ramesh, Suguna, L and Gowri Chandrakasan

Molecular characteristics of collagen from the muscle layer of ascidian, 62nd Annual Meeting of SBC (I), December, Madurai.

13

1999

Suguna, L., Sivakumar, P. and Chandrakasan,G.

Influence of Centella asiatica plant extract on collagen maturation during wound healing in rats.

XV  IABMS Annual Meeting, Ooty.

14

2000

Suguna, L., Sivakumar, P. and Chandrakasan,G.

Influence of Acalypha indica extract on dermal wound healing in rats

Society of Biological Chemists, IISc, Bangalore

15

2000

Suguna, L., Sivakumar, P. and Chandrakasan,G.

Effect of Terminalia chebula extract on dermal wound healing in rats

Indian Congress of Ayurveda, Chennai

16

2001

Suguna, L., Sivakumar, P. and Chandrakasan,G.

Effect of PEMF on collagen metabolism

 Indian Congress of Ayurveda, Chennai

17

2009

L.Suguna, M.Sumitra and Gowri Chandrakasan 

Efficiency of Acalypha indica extract on collagen characteristics of dermal wounds in rats.

Society of Biological Chemists, Calcutta

18

2009

L. Suguna (to receive the award of FABMS)

XXX Annual Conference of IABMS, Nov 2009, Chandigarh

19

2011

T. Ponrasu and L. Suguna

Efficacy of Ageratum conyzoides on tissue repair and collagen formation in rats

Young Scientist Seminar Competition, CSIR Foundation day, 25th September, Central Leather Research Institute, India

20

2012

Jamuna Sanker, Thangavel Ponrasu, Arul Mathew and Lonchin Suguna

Effect of L-Proline on Wound Healing in Rats: A Biochemical, Biophysical and Histopathological Analysis

BIOTRENDS 2012 - a national summit on recent trends in biosciences, held on 12th and 13th October 2012 at IIT-Madras campus, Chennai

 

21

2017

L. Suguna

XXXVIII Annual Conference of IABMS, 23-26 Nov, 2017, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai

 

Workshops attended

  1. Training Program on Good Laboratory Practice and Regulatory Issues held at Ghaziabad, by HRDC, from August 31-September 2006, organized by CSIR.
  2. Workshop on “Management of Intellectual Property Rights in Biotechnology” held at Chennai from February 22-23, 2007, organized by Biotech Consortium India Limited.

 

Invited Talks

  1. Lecture on “Efficacy of Annona squamosa on wound healing in rats” delivered on 19.02.2014 at the Department of Medical Biochemistry, PGIBMS, Taramani, Chennai.
  1. Lecture delivered on “Wound healing potential of a biodegradable film from pullulan in rats”  at the 4th International Conference on Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, Apr 14-16, 2014, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

 

Visits Abroad

  • Texas, USA – to present a paper on “Efficacy of biodegradable film from pullulan on wound healing in rats" at 4th International Conference on Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, April 14-16, 2014 (Invited talk)
  • Bangkok, Thailand - To receive Fellow of  International Medical Sciences Academy  (FIMSA) and    to chair a session at 32nd Annual Conference of International Medical Sciences Academy, IMSACON 2014, Oct 11-12, 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Geneva, Switzerland – to present a paper entitled, “Efficacy of Annona squamosa leaf extract on diabetic wound healing in   rats” (Oral presentation) at EWMA 2010, May 26-28, 2010, held at Geneva, Switzerland
  • Florida, USA – To present a paper entitled, “Wound healing potential of Emblica officinalis by modulating collagen and decreasing reactive oxygen species” at SAWC and WHS 2007, April 28 – May 01, 2007, Tampa, Florida

 

 

Dr.CR Krishnamurthy memorial award from Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists (IABMS)
Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa Gold Medal Award
Fellow of International Medical Sciences Academy Mr.V.V. Swaminathan Diamond Jubilee Research Endowment award (Gold Medal)

Awards Received

S.No

Name of Award

Awarding Agency

Year

1 Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa Gold Medal Award Global Economic Progress and Research Association 2018

2

Best Oral Presentation Award

2nd   International Conference on Recent Trends in Analytical Chemistry  (ICORTAC-2018),  March 15 -  17, University of Madras, Chennai. 

2018

3

Best Oral Presentation Award

3rd International Conference on Recent Advancements in Chemical, Environmental and Energy Engineering (RACEEE 2018), 15-16, February 2018, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai

2018

4

Rashtriya Gaurav Award in the field of Science and Technology

India International Friendship Society

2017

5

Fellow of International Medical Sciences Academy

International Medical Sciences Academy

2014

6

Mr.V.V. Swaminathan Diamond Jubilee Research Endowment award (Gold Medal)

Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists

2012

 

7

First prize for oral paper presentation

National conference on “The Role of Free Radicals in Health and Diseases” organized by Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras, Chennai Jan 27-28, 2012.

2012

8.

Bharat Jyoti Award in the field of science and technology

India International Friendship Society

2011

9

Fellow of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists

Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists

2010

10

First prize in Young Scientist Seminar competition

CSIR Foundation Day held at CLRI

2010

11

First prize for poster presentation

43rd  LERIG, 29-30 January, CLRI

2009

12

Senior Research Associateship (Pool Officer)

CSIR

1997-2000

13

Senior Research Fellow

CSIR (NET)

1988-1991

14

Junior Research Fellow

CSIR(NET)

1986-1988

 

Honours / Recognition

  • Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa Gold Medal Award -  for National economic growth through individual contribution - 2018
  • Nominated by University of Madras as Member for Board of Studies in Biochemistry (Non-Academic) for three years from 01.06.2017 to 31.05.2020
  • Examiner for conducting the project viva-voce examination for PG students, Department of Biochemistry, Guindy Campus, University of Madras, held on 25.04.2017
  • Served as Expert in the panel for the up-gradation of Assistant Professor (stage 3) to Associate Professor for the Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras, 2016
  • Conference Advisory Committee Member for “NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RECENT TRENDS IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES – RESEARCH AND APPLICATION” (NSRTBS 2016), 19-20th September, 2016 held at Meenakshi College for Women (autonomous), Chennai 600 024
  • Chaired a session as a Judge for NSRTBS 2016, 19-20th September, 2016 held at Meenakshi College for Women (autonomous), Chennai 600 024
  • Conference Advisory Committee Member for “NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS” (NCAFM 2015), 28-29th December, 2015 held at SSN College of Engineering, Chennai 603 110
  • One of the Judges in the panel for selection of best oral presentation at NACFM, 2015
  • Chaired a session in the IMSACON, 2014, held during Oct 11-12, 2014 at Bangkok, Thailand
  • Served as Expert in the panel for the up-gradation of Assistant Professors of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Madras, 2013
  • Nominated by University of Madras as Member for Board of Studies in Biochemistry (Non-Academic) for three years from 01.12.2013 to 30.11.2016
  • Chaired a session in International Seminar on Biochemistry for Tomorrow’s Medicine held during February 22-23, 2012 at Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women (Autonomous), Teynampet, Chennai
  • Biography included in Who’s Who, Asia Edition (2007)
  • Rs. 15,00,000/- awarded by Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, under Women Scientists Scheme – 2003
  • Awarded Junior and Senior Research Fellowships by getting through NET in the first attempt  (All India Level) in the field of Life Sciences 1986 – 1991
  • Qualified IN CERA (Common Examination for Research Admission) conducted by IIT – Mumbai, in 1985 (percentile score 83.33)
  • Recognized Supervisor for guiding Ph.D. students at Anna University and Madras University.
  • Recognized Examiner for Madras University, Anna University, Sri Ramachandra University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.

 

Reviewer of Journals

1.

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

IF 2.2

2.

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

IF 2.8

3.

Wound Repair and Regeneration

IF 2.9

4.

Journal of Ecology and Natural Environment

-

5.

Africa Journal of Food Science

-

6.

Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology

IF 1.2

7.

Marine Drugs

IF 3.4

8.

International Journal of Biological Sciences

IF 3.2

9.

Journal of nanoparticle research

IF 3.2

10.

Biomed Research International

IF 2.4

11.

British Journal of Pharm. Res

-

12.

J Chinese Integrative Medicine

IF 0.76

13.

Recent Patents on Material Science

-

14.

Natural Product Research

1.031

15.

International Wound Journal

1.6

16.

J Complementary Integ Medicine

-

17.

Biotechnology Progress

1.853

18.

World J Dermatology

-

19.

International J Biomed Sci

-

20.

International J Clin Toxicol

-

21.

J Biomed Nanotech

5.256

22.

J Industrial Eng Chem

2.10

23.

Env Sci Poll Res

2.68

24.

J Ethnopharmacol

2.9

25

Evidenced based compl alt med

2.7

26.

Colloids and Surface B: Biointerfaces

4.1

27.

ACS Nano

13.942

28.

J Ind Eng Chem

3.512

29.

J Hazad. Materials

6.06

30

J Nanoparticle Res

2.184

31

IOP Nanotechnology

3.821

32.

RSC Advances

3.289

33.

Plos One

3.057

34.

Trends in Food Sci & Technology

5.191

35.

Current Medicinal Chemistry

3.455

36.

Material Science and Eng C

3.82

37.

J Investigative Surgery

1.532

38.

J Herbal Medicine

1.327

39.

J Microbiol Biotech  Food Sciences

-

40.

Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology

2.673

 

Editorial Board Member

1

Journal of Biophysics and Structural Biology

2

World Journal of Immunology

3

International Journal of Clinical Toxicology

4

Pharmacologia (3 year tenure completed)

5

Journal of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine

6

International Journal of Nanobiotechnology 

7

Journal of Dermatological Research 

8

International Journal of Biochemistry and Biomolecules

9

International Journal of Plant Biotechnology 

10

Academic Journal of Life Science – Associate Editor

11

Advances in Biochemistry

12

Nanotechnology Domain

13

Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Bioengineering

 

Affiliation

  • Society of Biological Chemists (India) – Life Member L 1870
  • Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists – Life Member L601
  • The Indian Science Congress Association – Life Member L21048
  • Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (India) – Life Member LM122
  • National Academy of Biological Scientists (NABS) – Life Member LM- 069-17
  • Wound Healing Society – Annual Member
  • Mentor for M.Sc., students for their final year projects – more than 150
  • Number of Ph.D. students – completed 3;   thesis submitted – 1 ongoing – 2
  • Number of Postdoctoral fellow – 1 Research Associate (completed)