Area of Research
  • Nutritional Research

  • M S Med Biochemistry
  • Ph D
Current projects
  • Marine Biomolecules Characterization and Utilisation for Nutraceuticals, Biomedical and Industrial Applications
  • Molecular heterogeneity and bioprospecting of aquatic microbes for novel molecules and genes
  • ICAR outreach activity - 3 Nutrient profiling and evaluation of fish as a dietary component –
  • Extraction and purification of marine biomolecules and their derivatives for nutritional and industrial applications
Awards and recognitions
  • Best Poster Award in International Conference on “Frontiers of Mass Spectrometry-2013” for the presentation on “HPLC HILIC MS/ MS Method for Analysis of Selected Water Soluble Vitamins in Rat Plasma”.Niladri S Chatterjee, R. Anandan, K.K. Asha, Suseela Mathew, P.T. Lakshmanan
  • Awarded the Best Paper Award (Oral) at the International Symposium on GREENING FISHERIES: TOWARDS GREEN TECHNOLOGIES IN FISHERIES 2013 for the paper “A simple method for isolation and partial characterization of glycosaminoglycans from cuttlefish ink and their antioxidant property”   K.K. Asha, Niladri S Chatterjee, R. Anandan, , Suseela Mathew, P.T. Lakshmanan
  • Kamalakanth, C. K., J. Jinson, C. G. Joshy, J. Bindu, K. K. Asha, and T. K. S. Gopal. Optimization of high pressure processing parameters for yellowfin tuna steaks using response surface methodology. Poster presented in International symposium on Greening Fisheries  held on May 21-23, 2013. Organized by Society of Fisheries Technologists (India) & Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin, Kerala, India. Awarded Best Paper (Poster) Award at the Symposium.
  • Poster presented  at the International Conference on Macromolecular Structures and Function held at CARI, Port Blair on 28th& 29th January 2012 titled, “Characterization of collagen extracted and purified from squid skin” (K. K. Asha and Remyakumar K. R) which won the best poster award.
  • Received best paper award in the International symposium on “Biodiversity, Agriculture, Envoronement and Forestry,” held at Ooty, Tamilnadu, India December 11-  12 (2015) by AABS (Association of Advancement of Biodiversity Science) for the presentation of the paper entitled “Proteoglycans extracted from shark cartilage (Echinorhinus brucus) inhibits proliferation of MCF-7 human breast cancer cells by inducing apoptosis”  K. K. Ajeeshkumar, K.V. Vishnu, K. K. Asha, K. R.  Remyakumari, R. Navaneethan and Suseela Mathew.
  • Received best paper award in the National seminar in the National seminar on “Advances in Marine natural products and nutraceutical research” conducted on 26th February, 2016 at CIFT, Cochin  for the poster presentation on “Extraction, Isolation, Characterization and anti-proliferative activity of Proteoglycans from Scolidon spp. against Breast Cancer Cell Line, MCF-7” Ajeeshkumar K. , Aswathy Anand, Vishnu K., Asha K.K, Navaneethan. R, Linu Balan and Suseela Mathew

Publications (Best 5 publications)

  • Asha K K, Remyakumari K R, Ashok Kumar, Niladri S Chatterjee, Anandan R, Suseela Mathew. Sequence Determination of an Antioxidant Peptide Obtained by Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Oyster Crassostrea madrasensis (Preston), International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics, Feb 2016,  DOI 10.1007/s10989-016-9521-0

  • Asha, K.K., R. Anandan, Suseela Mathew, P.T. Lakshmanan., Biochemical profile of oyster Crassostreamadrasensis and its nutritional attributes. Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejar.2014.02.001

  • Asha KK, Devadasan K. Protective effect of taurine on the mitochondria of albino rats induced with fulminant hepatic failure. Biomed PrevNutr (2013),http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bionut.2012.12.007

  • K.K. Asha, Suseela Mathew and P.T. Lakshmanan (2012). Flavonoids and phenolic compounds in two mangrove species and their antioxidant property. Indian Journal of  Geo -Marine Sciences,41(3)p.259

  • Asha, K.K, Sankar,T.V. and Viswanathan Nair, P.G. (2007). Effect of tetracycline on antioxidant status and free radical levels in liver and pancreas of rat. J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 59: 1241-1248.

  • Asha KK, Viswanathan Nair PG. Effect of chitin-chitosan feeding on experimental non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats. J ClinBiochemNutr (2005); 37: 87-94





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