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Nandeesha P

Designation: 
Scientist (Plant Science)
Division/Section: 
Division of Biotechnology
Specialisation: 
Biotechnology - Plant Science
Qualification: 
Ph.D
Experience (No. of Years): 
7
Research Accomplishments: 
  • Biochemical and molecular characterization of proteinase inhibitors with insecticidal activity from legumes
  • Genetic transformation and molecular characterization of pulse crops
  • In-planta expression of Bt genes with insecticidal activity
Important Publications: 

Nandeesha P and Theertha Prasad D (2001), ‘Characterization of Serine Proteinase Inhibitor from Subabul (Leucaena leucocephala Lam.) Seeds’, J. Plant Bio chemistry &Biotechnology, 10:75-78.Das A, Kumar S, Nandeesha P, Yadav IS, Saini J, Chaturvedi SK, Datta S (2013) An efficient in vitro regeneration system of fieldpea (Pisum sativum L.) via. Shoot organogenesis. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology: 23(2):184–189.Book chapter: 1. Datta S, Nandeesha P, Soren KR and Das A. Biotechnology for Improvement of Pulse Crops. (In Press). Pp. 139-184. In: Vol. 2 on Plant Biotechnology. Ed. Kumar PA. Studium Press LLC, USA. Conference presentations:International:Oral presentation: Nandeesha,P., S.P.Jayaprakash, A.Illakyapriya, N.Balakrishnan, V.Balasubramani, D.Sudhakar and V.Udayasuriyan (2013) ‘Expression of Cry2AX1 protein in transgenic tobacco confirms complete protection against Helicoverpa armigera. Presented at International conference on Insect Sciences, held from 14-17, Feb, 2013 at Bangalore, India.Poster presentations: Nandeesha P and Theertha Prasad D (2001), ‘Serine Proteinase Inhibitor from Subabul (Leucaena leucocephala Lam): A Potential Candidate for Helicoverpa armigera Control’. International symposium on ‘Progress in Drug Discover and Development’ held at IISC, Bangalore, India by Astra Zeneca, from 17-19, January, 2001. Nandeesha P, Indu Singh Yadav, Shamee Kausar and Bansa Singh ‘Genetic Transformation of Fieldpea (Pisum Sativum L.) Using dsRNA constructs for Nematode Resistance’ poster paper presented at International Conference on Grain Legumes: Quality Improvement, Value Addition and Trade, February 14-16, 2009, IIPR, Kanpur, India. Bansa Singh ,Shamee Kausar,Indu Singh Yadav,and P Nandeesha ‘Assessment of Different Genotypes of Fieldpea for Resistance Against Root -knot Nematode, Meloidogyne javonica, poster paper presented at International  Conference  on Grain Legumes: Quality Improvement, Value Addition And Trade, February 14-16,2009, IIPR, Kanpur, India. Aditya Pratap, Priya Rani, P.Nandeesha and Shiv kumar ‘Haploid Embryogenesis in Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.) Through anther culture’ poster paper presented at International Conference on Grain Legumes: Quality Improvement, Value Addition and Trade, February 14-16, 2009, IIPR, Kanpur, India. Subhojit Datta, Lubna Farroqui, Jyothi Mishra and Nandeesha P ‘Genetic transformation of Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L. Millspaugh) with Cry1Ac gene for resistance to Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner), poster paper presented at International Conference  on Grain Legumes: Quality Improvement, Value Addition And Trade, February 14-16,2009, IIPR, Kanpur, India. Balakrishnan, N. B. Ruturaj Rajan, A. Naveenkumar, A.E. Sozhavendan, P. Nandeesha, A. Illakkiyapriya, V. Balasubramani, K.K. Kumar, D. Sudhakar and V. Udayasuriyan, (2012) ‘Genetic transformation of tomato with cry2AX1 gene for resistance to fruit borer’, poster presented at 3rd world congress on Biotechnology, held from 13-15,September 2012 at HICC, Hyderabad, India. Das A, Nandeesha P, Datta S, Singh B, Subramaniam K, Chaturvedi SK, Nadarajan N (2012) Poster: Towards plant-parasitic nematode control using RNAi technology in fieldpea (Pisum sativum L.) poster presented at VI International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics (ICLGG), 2-7 Oct., 2012, Hyderabad, India. National:Avinas K.S., Nandeesha, P and D.Theertha Prasad (2000), ‘Protein Proteinase Inhibitors of Papain, Pepsin and Trypsin from Wild Legumes’. At National seminar on ‘Recent Advances in Plant Biology –An Interdisciplinary Approach to Unravel Plant Functions’ held at CPCRI, Kasargod, Kerala, India, from 3-5,February,2000.

Awards & Recognitions, Patents, Inventions, etc: 

Received Govt. of India merit scholarship during high school. Meritorious student award from Zilla parishat Mandya. BCM and SJ Jindal trust scholarship during PUC and UG respectively. University merit cum means and BCM scholarship during MSc programme. Received appreciation from ADG (O&P) for research achievements at IIPR.

Contact Details
Email Address: 
nandeesha@iihr.res.in
Telephone #: 
+91 7760768191
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