Ocean & Atmospheric Science and Technology Cell
IntroductionDepartment of Ocean Development had identified some coastal Universities to act as nodal cells designated as Ocean Science And Technology Cell (OSTC) in defined areas: Marine Coastal Ecology, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Coastal Marine Culture and Marine Microbiology etc. Goa University was identified as OSTC in the area of Marine Microbiology with MOU signed between Goa University and DOD on January 15, 1998.
The Department of Ocean Development is now merged with the Ministry of Earth Sciences and continues to support basic and applied research in Ocean and Atmospheric Science and Technology in Universities through the Ocean & Atmospheric Science and Technology Cells (OASTCs).
The nine locale (region) OASTCs set up in different institutions of the country take up projects submitted by universities, national laboratories and Indian Institutes of Technology, etc. R&D projects submitted to OASTC are scrutinized by the experts and their recommendations are submitted to Ministry for release of financial support.
The cell functions under the guidance of the Management Board with the Vice Chancellor, Goa University as the Chairperson.
Management Board - 1998-May 2007
Management Board Since June 2007
Marine Manpower Development Projects (MMDP)
Roy, U., Dubey, S.K. and Bhosle, S.2000. Tributyltin resistant bacteria from marine environment. In: Proceedings of Microbiotech -2000 & 41st Annual meeting of AMI organized by Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Anirban Chakraborty, S.K.Otta, B.Joseph, Sanath Kumar, Md. Shahadat Hossain, Indrani Karunasagar, M.N. Venugopal and Iddya Karunasagar.2002. Prevalence of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in wild crustaceans along the coast of India. Current Science. 82: 1392-1397
Roy, U., Dubey, S.K. and Bhosle, S. (2001). Characterization of exopolymer produced by Sphingomonas sp. utilizing TBTC. ln: Proceedings of international conference on "Industrial pollution and control technologies" Organized by Center of Environment, Institute of Post graduate Studies and Research, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad., A.P.pp. 639-642.
M. Masilamani Selvam, K. Kathiresan, R. Balagurunathan and A. Purushothaman (2001). Antibacterial activity of Marine Actinomycetes Isolated from Mangrove Sediments”-paper presented at Sri Sankara Arts & Science College, Kancheepuram and published in Proceedings of the Seminar on “Recent Trends in Microbial Biotechnology” 30-41, Jan 2001.
Manivannan, S., Otta, S.K., Karunasagar, I and Karunasagar, I. (2002). Multiple viral infection in Penaeus monodon shrimp postlarvae in an Indian hatchery . Dis. Aquat. Org., 48: 233-236.
S. Sahul Hammed, G. Balasubramanian, S. Syed Musthaq, K. Yoganandhan (2003). Experimental infection of twenty species of Indian marine crabs with white spot syndrome virus (WSSV). Diseases of aquatic organisms. 57: 157-161.
K. Yoganandhan, S. Sathish, R B Narayanan & A S Sahul Hameed (2003). A rapid
Screening of bacteria from coastal ecosystems as potential sources of alpha linolenic acid by Pujari S., Roy R. and Bhosle S. (2004). J. Mar. Sci. 33:24-25.
Marine bacteria can be used as a source of alpha linolenic acid for the poultry birds. Pujari S., Singh S., Bhosle S. and Roy R. Poultry Sci. (communicated).
Dubey, S.K and Roy, U. (2003). Biodegradation of Tributyltins (organotins) by marine bacteria. Applied Organometallic Chemistry . V 01. 17: 1-6.
Roy,U., Dubey, S.K. and Bhosle, S. (2004). Tributyltin chloride degrading bacteria from marine environment of west coast of India. Current Science. Vol. 86(5): 702- 705.
K. Kathiresan, R. Balagurunathan and M. Masilamani Selvam (2005). Fungicidal activity of marine actinomycetes against phytopathogenic fungi. Indian Journal of Biotechnology 4: 271-276.
Antibacterial activity of marine actinomycetes isolated from Pichavaram Mangrove sediments (Indian Journal of Marine Sciences-communicated)
Viability and their antimicrobial activity of marine actinomycetes isolated from marine sediments (Indian journal of Experimental Biology-communicated).
Manivannan, S., B.Kennedy M Dass, Indrani Karunasagar and Iddya Karunasagar. 2004. Prevalence of monodon baculovirus in wild Metapenaeus species along the south west coast of India. Aquaculture, 232: 63-67.
Vipul Gohel, Pranav Vyas, H. S. Chhatpar (2005). Activity staining method of chitinase on chitin agar plate through polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. African Journal of Biotechnology. 4 (1): 87-90.
Vipul Gohel, Derick Jiwan, Smita Tandel, Pranav Vyas, Chhatpar H. S. (2005). Management of the chitinous wastes by production of chitosan and its application.
Vipul Gohel, Smita Trivedi, Pranav Vyas, H. S. Chhatpar (2004). Formulation of media constituents by multiresponse analysis of central composite design to enhance chitinase production in Pantoea dispera. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 42: 1123-1131.
Vipul Gohel, Megha, C., Pranav Vyas, H. S. Chhatpar (2004). Strain improvement of chitinase producing isolate Pantoea dispersa for enhancing its biocontrol potential against fungal plant pathogens. Annals of Microbiology 54: 503-515.
Vipul Gohel, Tejas Chaudhary, Pranav Vyas, H. S. Chhatpar (2004). Isolation and
V. Gohel, V. Maisuria, H. S. Chhatpar (2006). Utilization of various chitinous sources for production of mycolytic enzymes by Pantoea dispersa in bench-top fermenter. Enzyme and Microbial Technology
Vipul Gohel, Anil Singh, Maisuria Vimal, Phadnis Ashwini and Chhatpar H. S. (2006). Review-Bioprospecting and antifungal potential of chitinolytic microorganisms. Journal of Biotechnology. 5: 54-72.
Vipul Gohel, Tejas Chaudhary, Pranav Vyas, H. S. Chhatpar (2006). Statistical screenings of medium components for the production of chitinase by the marine isolate Pantoea dispera. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 28(50-56).
K. Yoganandhan, S. Syed Musthaq, R. B. Narayanan and A S Sahul Hameed (2004). Production of polyclonal antiserum against recombinant VP28 protein and its application for the detection of white spot syndrome virus in crustaceans. Journal of fish diseases. 27: 517-522.6
S. Syed Mushtaq, R. Sudhakaran, G. Balasubramanian, A. S. Sahul Hameed. (2006). Experimental transmission and tissue tropism of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in two species of lobsters, Panulirus homarus and Panulirus ornatus. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 193: 75-80.
A. S. Sahul Hameed, V. Parameswaran, S. Syed Mushtaq, R. Sudhakaran, G. Balasubramanian and K. Yoganandhan (2005). A simple PCR procedure to detect white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) of shrimp, Penaeus monodon (Fabricious) Acquaculture International 13:441-450.
K. Yoganandhan, S. Syed Mushtaq, R. Sudhakaran, G. Balasubramanian. A. S. Sahul Hameed (2006). Temporal analysis of VP28 gene of Indian white spot syndrome virus isolate (WSSV) in different crustacean hosts. Aquaculture 253: 71-81.
S. Syed Mushtaq, K. Yoganandhan, R. Sudhakaran, S. Rajesh Kumar, A. S. Sahul Hameed (2006). Neutralization of white spot syndrome virus of shrimp by antiserum raised against recombinant VP28. Aquaculture 253: 98-104.
A. S. Sahul Hameed, M. Sarathi, R. Sudhakaran, G. Balasubramanian, S. Syed Mushtaq (2006). Quantitative assessment of apoptotic hemocytes in white spot syndrome virus (WSSV)-infected penaeid shrimp. Penaeus monodon and by flow cytometric analysis. Aquaculture 256: 111-120.
Diazotrophic bacteria associated with coastal sand dune vegetation, national conference on “Coastal Agricultural Research” held at ICAR Research complex Goa from 6-7 April 2002.
Studies on free living and adhered bacteria from Coastal sand dune ecosystem”.
Screening of coastal and marine environments for polyhydroxyalkanoate accumulating microorganisms”. International conference on “Microbial diversity: Current Perspectives and potential applications” held at Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South campus, New Delhi on April 16-18, 2005.
Exopolysaccharide producing bacteria from coastal sand dunes” presented at
Screening of bacteria from coastal ecosystems as potential sources of alpha
Marine bacteria can be used as a source of alpha linolenic acid for the poultry
Centre Of Excellence In Marine Microbiology
Goa University has established a Centre of Excellence (COE) in Marine Microbiology supported by the Ministry of Earth Sciences with the Thrust Areas:
The objective of the Centre is to strengthen academic and scientific work in the area of Marine Microbiology and support projects in this area through funding from the Ministry of Earth Sciences. The Centre has an internal Advisory Committee with members from Goa University and functions under the guidance of the Management Board constituted by Ministry of Earth Sciences. The Vice Chancellor, Goa University is the Chairperson for both the committees.
Central Instrumentation Facility