Applications for participation in the project have been received against an open call through national advertisements. All the applications have been evaluated for their scientific merit and the final selections have been made after detailed presentations by the Principal Investigators. The lists of investigators participating in the program, their contact details are placed below:-
Coordinator: Dr Madhu Dikshit, Director, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow
Coordinating Laboratory : CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow

( PI: Dr P K Shukla, Microbiology Division, pk_shukla@cdri.res.in )
Investigators – Natural
Sl No. Name (PI) Project title
1. Dr. T Narender,
Senior Scientist,
Medicinal & Process Chemistry DIvision, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow - 226001,
Email : t_narendra@cdri.res.in
Development of antimicrobial, antiinflammatory and anticancer agents from the marine -organisms and micro-organisms.
2. Dr. Joydeep Mukherjee,
Associate Professor,
School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur Univesity, Kolkata 700032,
Email : mukherjeejoydeep@hotmail.com , joydeep_envstu@school.jdvu.ac.in
Identification of eight obligately halophilic cyanobacteria of the Sundarbans and molecular characterization of antimicrobial compounds therefrom.
3. Dr. Prem Prakash Yadav,
MPCD Div.,
CSIR-CDRI, Sector 10, Jankipuram Ext. Sitapur Road, Lucknow - 226021 - 226001,
Email : pp_yadav@cdri.res.in
Search for novel antimicrobial and anticancer metabolites from marine..
4. Dr. Ch Sasikala,
Bacterial Discovery Laboratory, Centre for Environment, Institute of Science & Technology, JNT University Hyderabad-500085,
Email : sasi449@yahoo.ie, sasikala.ch@gmail.com
Marine anaerobic bacterial diversity for the production of antimicrobials.
5. Dr. T Vijaya,
Associate Prof.,
Department of Botany, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati - 517502,
Email: vijayasvu@yahoo.in
Isolation and characterization of bioactive compounds from marine endophytic fungi of nellore coast in Andhra Pradesh.
6. Dr. V Girija Sastry,
Associate professor,
AU College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam - 530003,
Email: vgirijasastry@yahoo.co.in
Chemical & pharmacological evaluation of some indian mangrove lichens.
7. Dr. N Ramesh Kumar,
Biotechnology division, Curator, NII Microbial Culture Collection (NIICC), National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR), Thiruvananthapuram – 695 019,
Email: rammicro@gmail.com
Bioprospecting and taxonomic studies of marine microorganisms in search of novel anti-infectives.
8. Dr. Joseph Selvin Associate Professor and Coordinator Microbiology Programme, Pondicherry University, Puducherry
Email: josephselvinss@gmail.com
Exploration of sponge associated marine bacteria for antimicrobial compounds and PKS/NRPS genes: A sustainable source of supply for polyketide and peptide antibiotics
9. Dr. Felix Bast Centre for Biosciences, Central University of Punjab, Mansa Road, Bathinda, Punjab
Email: felix.bast@cup.ac.in
Comparative assessment of marine macroalgae Ulva, Gracilaria and Sargassum from Indian coastal region for anticancer natural products
10. Dr. M. Arumugam Assistant Professor (Marine Biology & Oceanography) Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology Faculty of Marine Sciences Annamalai University, Parangipettai-608 502 Tamilnadu, India.
Email: arucasmb@gmail.com
Isolation of bioactive molecules from marine molllusc along the east coast of Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep.
11. Dr. Dr Padmanabhan Usha Department of Biochemistry, Haffkine Institute for Training, Research & Testing, Acharya Dhonde Marg, Parel, Mumbai
Email: upadmanabhan2008@gmail.com
Isolation, Characterization and Screening of potential anti-inflammatory drugs from Praval (Coral) and Shukti (Mother of Pearl)
12. Dr.R.Rajesh Kannan Scientist D Centre for NanoScience and NanoTechnology Sathyabama University Jeppiaar Nagar, Chennai – 600119
Email: rajesh.icn@gmail.com
Isolation and Mass Production of B-lactamase class proteins and efflux pump inhibitors against Multidrug resistant Pathogens from Marine Actinomycetes