Academic Positions

  • Scientist F

    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

  • UGC Visiting Fellow

    School of Life Sciences, Sree Ramanand Theerth Marathwada University, Nanded, Maharashtra, India

  • Visiting Scientist

    Health Technology Research Centre, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

  • Scientist E-II

    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

  • Scientist E-I

    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

  • Scientist C

    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

  • Post-doctoral Fellow

    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

  • Post-doctoral Fellow

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

Education

  • PhD Biochemistry 1992

    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

  • MSc Biochemistry 1986

    University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

Honors and Awards

  • Elected as Fellow of the Kerala Academy of Sciences
  • 2012-2013
    Invention from the research group was selected among the top 50 innovations in all disciplines in india by the DST-lockheed martin india innovation growth -programme
  • 1992
    Mrs. C. V. H. Rao Memorial Award for the Best Ph.D Thesis, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India,

Patents

  • Title of the Invention: Assay for detection of transient intracellular Ca2+
    Inventors: Omkumar, R. V., Rajeevkumar, R., Mathew Steephan, Mayadevi, M. and Suma Priya, S. Granting Agency: US Patent Office
    Status: Granted, No.:8,304,198; Date of issue: November 06, 2012

  • Title of the Invention: Assay for detection of transient intracellular Ca2+
    Inventors: Omkumar, R. V., Rajeevkumar, R., Mathew Steephan, Mayadevi, M. and Suma Priya, S.
    Granting Agency: US Patent Office
    Status: Granting notified, No.: 9,958,462; Date of issue: May 01,2018

  • Title of the Invention: Assay for detection of transient intracellular Ca2+
    Inventors: Omkumar, R. V., Rajeevkumar, R., Mathew Steephan, Mayadevi, M. and Suma Priya, S.
    Granting Agency: Indian Patent Office
    Status: Granted, No. 260367; Date of issue: 28/04/2014.

  • Title of the Invention: Assay for detection of transient intracellular Ca2+
    Inventors: Omkumar, R. V., Rajeevkumar, R., Mathew Steephan, Mayadevi, M. and Suma Priya, S.
    Granting Agency: US Patent Office
    Patent Appln. No.: Divisional application No.15/147,326, Date of filing: May 05, 2016

  • Title of Invention: A method of detecting and quantifying the calcium conducting activity of calcium channel proteins
    Inventors: Omkumar, R. V., Mathew Steephan, Soumya Paul, Arunkumar, R. C., Mayadevi, M.
    Patent Appln. No.: 2331/CHE/2013; Date of filing: 29-11-2014

  • Title of Invention: A method of detecting and quantifying the calcium conducting activity of calcium channel proteins
    Inventors: Omkumar, R. V., Mathew Steephan, Soumya Paul, Arunkumar, R. C., Mayadevi, M.
    Patent Appln. No.: 2331/CHE/2013; Date of filing: 29-11-2014

  • Title of Invention: A process for the preparation of plant extract that can inhibit a neuronal ligand-gated calcium channel
    Inventors: Omkumar, R. V. ,Soumya Paul, and Mayadevi, M.
    Patent Appln. No.: 3616/CHE/2013, Date of filing: 16-02-2015

  • Title of Invention: Novel Tacrine Derivatives that target NMDA receptor, Acetylcholine-esterase, Butyrylcholine-esterase and Beta secretase activities
    Inventors: Omkumar, R. V.,Sadasivan, C., Anwar, S., Variyar, E. J., Chandran, R., Reddy, E K.
    Patent Appln. No.: Provisional 201841015699, Date of filing: 25.04.2018

Memberships

    Membership in Professional Societies

  • Member representative from India in the School's Initiative of the International Society for-Neurochemistry, 2010-2013

  • Life Member of the Asia-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry

  • Member of the Society for Neurosciences, USA, 2013

  • Life Member of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences

  • Life Member of the Society for Neurochemistry, India

  • Life Member of the Society of Cell Biologists, India

  • Life Member of the Society of Biological Chemists, India

  • Life Member of the Kerala Academy of Sciences

  • Life Member of the Society for Biotechnologists, India

  • Member, Society for Evolutionary and Integrative Biology

  • Member, General Body, Metabolic Disorders Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, a non-profit organization

  • Membership in Academic Bodies

  • Member, Board of Studies in Biochemistry, University of Kerala, india

  • Former Member, Board of Studies, School of Biosciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India

  • Former Member, Doctoral Committee, SCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research and Development, Cochin, under Anna University, India

  • Former Member, Board of Studies in Neurosciences, Sree Chithra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, India

  • Former Member, Doctoral Committee, SCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research and Development, Cochin, under Anna University, Coimbatore, India

Contact

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB),
Thycaud Post, Poojappura,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India
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+91-471-2348096
webmaster@rgcb.res.in