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Email: vinothkr4@srmist.edu.in

Phone No : 9873703153

Dr. R. VINOTH KUMAR     Assistant Professor


Department of Biotechnology , Faculty of Science and Humanities Ramapuram Campus, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Area or Subject

Plant Molecular Biology, Virology

Educational Details:

    • Degree – PhD
    • Area or Subject – Life Sciences
    • University – Jawaharlal Nehru University
    • Awarded Year – 2017
    • Degree – Master of Sciences
    • Area or Subject – Biotechnology
    • University – Bharathidasan University
    • Awarded Year – 2008
    • Degree – Bachelor of Sciences
    • Area or Subject – Biotechnology
    • University – Periyar University
    • Awarded Year – 2006

Courses – B.Sc, M.Sc

Research Interests – Plant Molecular Biology, Virology

Publications in Journals (*equally contributed):
  1. Singh AK*, Yadav BK*, Krishna R*, R Vinoth Kumar*, Mishra GP, Karkute SG, Krishnan N, Seth T, Kumari S, Singh B, Singh PM, Singh J (2021). Bhendi yellow vein mosaic virus and bhendi yellow vein mosaic betasatellite cause enation leaf curl disease and alter host phytochemical contents in okra. Plant Disease 105(9):2595-2600. doi: 1094/PDIS-12-20-2655-RE.
  2. Sangeeta, Ranjan P, R Vinoth Kumar, Bhatt BS, Chahwala FD, Yadav BK, Patel S, Singh B, Singh AK (2021). Two distinct monopartite begomovirus-betasatellite complexes in western India cause tomato leaf curl disease. Virus Research 295(1): 198319. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2021.198319.
  3. Chahwala FD*, Singh D*, R Vinoth Kumar*, Rathore S, Singh BK, Singh B, Singh AK(2021). A novel monopartite begomovirus and satellites are associated with yellow mosaic disease of Sidaspp.in India. Archives of Virology166(1): 299-302.doi: 10.1007/s00705-020-04843-9.
  4. R Vinoth Kumar, Shivaprasad PV (2020). Plant-virus-insect tritrophic interactions: insights into the functions of geminivirus virion-sense strand genes. Proceedings of Royal Society: B 287(1936): 20201846. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2020.1846.
  5. Kumar M, R Vinoth Kumar, Chakraborty S (2020). Association of a begomovirus-satellite complex with yellow vein and leaf curl disease of hollyhock (Alcea rosea) in India. Archives of Virology 165(9): 2099-2103. doi: 10.1007/s00705-020-04696-2.
  6. R Vinoth Kumar (2019). Plant antiviral immunity against geminiviruses and the viral counter-defense for survival. Frontiers in Microbiology 10: 1460. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01460.
  7. Gnanasekaran P, Kumar KR, Bhattacharya D, R Vinoth Kumar, Chakraborty S (2019). Multifaceted role of geminivirus associated betasatellite in pathogenesis. Molecular Plant Pathology 20(7): 1019–1033. doi: 10.1111/mpp.12800.
  8. Basu S*, Kushwaha NK*, Singh AK*, Sahu PP, R Vinoth Kumar, Chakraborty S (2018). Dynamics of a geminivirus-encoded pre-coat protein and host RNA-dependent RNA polymerase 1 in regulating symptom recovery in tobacco. Journal of Experimental Botany 69: 2102-2018. doi: 10.1093/jxb/ery043.
  9. R Vinoth Kumar, Singh D, Singh AK, Chakraborty S (2017). Molecular diversity, recombination and population structure of alphasatellites associated with begomovirus disease complexes. Infection Genetics and Evolution 49: 39-47. doi: 1016/j.meegid.2017.01.001.
  10. R Vinoth Kumar, Prasanna HC, Singh AK, Ragunathan D, Garg GK, Chakraborty S (2017). Molecular genetic analysis and evolution of begomoviruses and betasatellites causing yellow mosaic disease of bhendi. Virus Genes 53: 275-285. doi: 10.1007/s11262-016-1414-y.
  11. R Vinoth Kumar*, Singh AK*, Singh AK, Yadav T, Basu S, Kushwaha N, Chattopadhyay B, Chakraborty S (2015). Complexity of begomovirus and betasatellite populations associated with chilli leaf curl disease in India. Journal of General Virology 96: 3157-3172. doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000254.
  12. George B*, Alam CM*, R Vinoth Kumar, Prabu G, Chakraborty S (2015). Potential linkage between compound microsatellites and recombination in Geminiviruses: evidence from comparative analysis. Virology 482: 41-50. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2015.03.003.
  13. Ranjan P, Singh AK, R Vinoth Kumar, Basu S, Chakraborty S (2014). Host-specific adaptation of diverse betasatellites associated with distinct Indian tomato-infecting begomoviruses. Virus Genes 48: 334-342. doi: 10.1007/s11262-013-1031-y.
  14. George B*, R Vinoth Kumar*, Chakraborty S (2014). Molecular characterization of Chilli leaf curl virus and satellite molecules associated with leaf curl disease of Amaranthus spp. Virus Genes 48: 397-401. doi: 10.1007/s11262-013-1027-7.
  15. Ranjan P, R Vinoth Kumar, Chakraborty S (2013). Differential pathogenicity among Tomato leaf curl Gujarat virus isolates from India. Virus Genes 47: 524-531. doi: 10.1007/s11262-013-0977-0.
  16. R Vinoth Kumar, Sharma VK, Chattopadhyay B, Chakraborty S (2012). An improved plant regeneration and Agrobacterium–mediated transformation of red pepper (Capsicum annuum L.). Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 18(4): 357-364. doi: 10.1007/s12298-012-0132-8.
  17. R Vinoth Kumar, Singh AK, Chakraborty S (2012). A new monopartite begomovirus species, Chilli leaf curl Vellanad virus, and associated betasatellites infecting chilli in the Vellanad region of Kerala, India. New Disease Reports 25, 20. doi: 10.5197/j.2044-0588.2012.025.020.

Papers Presented:

  • Participation in conferences:
  • International conferences: Three (Paper presentation), Two (Poster presentation)
  • National conferences: 5 (Poster presentation)
Working Papers: 02 Work in Progress: 01   Academic Experience:
  • Assistant Professor / BT, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, February 2022 - Till Date .
Memberships: - Seminars/Workshops Attended:
  1. Attended a Faculty Development Programme in "Research methodology – Tools and techniques" organized by Geetanjali institute of technical studies, Udaipur on April 25-29, 2022.
  2. Attended a Faculty Development Programme in "Teaching pedagogy and ICT tools for social sciences" organized by Bhavan’s Vivekanada college of science, humanities and commerce, Secunderabad in collaboration with Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK), Hyderabad on April 04-08, 2022.
  3. Attended a Faculty Development Programme in "Recent trends in Entomology" organized by V. O. Chidambaram college, Thoothukudi on March 28-April 02, 2022.
  4. Participated in a National conference on “Recent trends in biodiversity and environmental science” organized by Indira Gandhi national tribal university, Amarkantak on March 28-29, 2022.
  5. Attended a Short-Term Training program sponsored by UGC STRIDE in "Environmental sustainability and research ethics" organized by Avinashilingam institute for home science and higher education for women, Coimbatore on March 21-26, 2022.
 PARTICIPATION in Conference proceedings: International Conferences: THREE (PAPER PRESENTATION), TWO (POSTER PRESENTATION) National Conferences: 5 (POSTER PRESENTATION)
    1. Received prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Government of India, in July, 2019.
    2. Granted a ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 2 post-doctoral scholarship through BRAVE project by the European Commission, in October, 2016.
    3. Received National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India, in April, 2019.
    4. Qualified National Eligibility Test – NET conducted by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India, in December, 2017.
    5. Qualified National Eligibility Test – NET (Agricultural biotechnology) conducted by Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Government of India, in August, 2016.