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Dr. RAJESWARA REDDY ERVA

ABOUT
NAME: Dr. RAJESWARA REDDY ERVA

M.TECH: Sathyabama University

E- MAIL: erreddy@nitandhra.ac.in

POSITION: Assistant Professor

PhD: NIT Warangal

PHONE: +91 9490905151


AREAS OF INTEREST: Microbial Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of Bioprocesses

PERSONAL WEB PAGE: http://nitandhra.ac.in/dept/biot/20162
PROFILE


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:


Assistant Professor             Department of Biotechnology, NIT Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, from Oct 2019 - till date.

Ad-hoc Faculty                       Department of Biotechnology, NIT Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, from July 2017 - Oct 2019.

Assistant Professor             Department of Biotechnology, Vignan's University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, from July 2016 - June 2017.

Ad-hoc Faculty                       Department of Biotechnology, NIT Warangal, Telangana, from July 2013 - Dec 2013.

Ad-hoc Faculty                       Department of Biotechnology, JNTU College of Engineering Pulivendula, Andhra Pradesh, from June 2012 - June 2013.

Assistant Professor             Department of Biotechnology, Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science, Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh, from July 2010 - May 2012.

Assistant Professor             Department of Biotechnology, ALFA College of Engineering and Technology, Allagadda, Andhra Pradesh, from June 2006 - July 2008.


Total Experience: 12 Years (Teaching & Research)



SUBJECTS TAUGHT at NIT ANDHRA PRADESH:         


Academic YearSemesterClass
Course CodeCourse Name
2019-20II B.TechBT 101Engineering Biology
2019-20IIV B.TechBT 403Bioinformatics Laboratory
2019-20III B.TechBT 101Engineering Biology
2019-20IIIII B.TechBT 353Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 
2019-20IIIII B.TechBT 353Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Laboratory
2020-21IIII B.TechBT 353Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
2020-21IIII B.TechBT 353Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Laboratory


 

CERTIFICATION COURSES COMPLETED:        

Bioinformatics: Introduction and Methods - Peking University (Through Coursera)

Bioinformatic Methods I -University of Toronto (Through Coursera)

Bioinformatic Methods II - University of Toronto (Through Coursera)

Antimicrobial resistance - theory and methods - Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (Through Coursera)

Industrial Biotechnology - University of Manchester (Through Coursera)

Whole Genome Sequencing of Bacterial Genomes - Tools and Applications -  Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (Through Coursera)


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

1. P. Bangaraiah, B. Sarath Babu, K. Abraham Peele, E. Rajeswara Reddy & T. C. Venkateswarulu(2020). "Removal of multiple metals using Tamarindus indica as biosorbent through optimization of process variables: a statistical approach", International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 17(3), 1835–1846. DOI: 10.1007/s13762-019-02490-5. (I.F-2.54).

2. Erva, R.R., Venkateswarulu, T.C., & Pagala, B. (2017). “Multi Level Statistical Optimization of L-asparaginase from Bacillus subtilis VUVD001”, 3Biotech, 8:24, 1-8. DOI:10.1007/s13205-017-1020-2. (I.F-1.798).

3. Bhatia, M., Babu, R. S., Sonawane, S. H., Gogate, P. R., Girdhar, A., Reddy, E. R., & Pola, M. (2017) “Application of nanoadsorbents for removal of lead from water”, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 14: 1-20. DOI: 10.1007/s13762-016-1198-6 (I.F-2.54).

4. Erva, R. R., Goswami, A. N., Suman, P., Vedanabhatla, R., & Rajulapati, S. B. (2017). “Optimization of   L-Asparaginase Production from Novel Enterobacter sp., by Submerged Fermentation using Response Surface Methodology”, Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 47(3): 219-228. (DOI: 10.1080/10826068.2016.1201683). (I.F-1.415).

5. Erva, R. R., Rajulapati, S. B., Potla Durthi, C., & Pola, M. (2016): “Exploration of the Binding Modes of L-Asparaginase Complexed with its Amino Acid Substrates by Molecular Docking, Dynamics and Simulation”, 3 Biotech, 6(105): 1-8. DOI:10.1007/s13205-016-0422-x. (I.F-1.798).

6. Erva, R. R., Rajulapati, S. B., Potla Durthi, C., Bhatia, M., & Pola, M. (2016): “Molecular dynamic simulations of Escherichia coli L-asparaginase to illuminate its role in deamination of asparagine and glutamine residues”, 3 Biotech, 6(1): 1-7. DOI: 10.1007/s13205-015-0339-9. (I.F-1.798).


BOOK CHAPTER:

1. Rajulapati, S. B., & Erva, R. R. (2015): “Homology modeling of L-Asparaginase enzyme from Enterobactor aerogenes KCTC2190”. Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering: Trends and Developments, 185.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:

1. Presented a research paper in an International conference on New Frontiers in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering (INCEEE 2019)entitled "Modeling of culture parameters for L-Glutaminase from novel Bacillus Sp. Mutants using Artificial Neural Network Model" atNational Institute of Technology Warangal, Warangal, Telangana, Indiaduring 15thto 16th February 2019.

2. Presented a research paper in an International conference on New Frontiers in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering (INCEEE 2019)entitled "Multi Gene Genetic program modelling on L-Asparaginase activity of Bacillus stratosphericus" atNational Institute of Technology Warangal, Warangal, Telangana, Indiaduring 15thto 16th February 2019.

3. Presented a research paper in an International conference on Biotechnology & Bio-engineering - Trends (ICBT-2017)entitled "Statistical Optimization of Anti-Cancer Enzyme from Bacillus Licheniformis Using Response Surface Methodology" atJawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, Indiaduring 23rd-25th March 2017.

4. Presented a research paper in an International conference on Biotechnology & Bio-engineering - Trends (ICBT-2017)entitled“Bioprocess Optimization Study for Cell Mass Production of Probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii through Submerged Fermentation"atJawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, Indiaduring 23rd-25th March 2017.

5. Presented a research paper in an International conference on New Frontiers in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering (INCEEE 2015)entitled "L-Asparaginase and L-Glutaminaseactivity of L-Asparaginasein Escherichia coli - a computational study" atNational Institute of Technology Warangal, Warangal, Telangana, Indiaduring 20thto 21th March 2015.

6. Presented a researchpaper in5th International conference onAdvances in Biotechnology (Biotech 2015)entitled "Structural Modelling and Molecular Dynamics Study on Erwinaze Towards its Substrates" atIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Indiaduring 13thto 15th March 2015.

7. Presented a paper in International conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering-India 2013entitled “Homology Modeling of L-Asparaginase Enzyme from Enterobactor aerogenes kctc2190” atNational Institute of Technology Warangal, Warangal, Telangana, Indiaduring 16th to 17th November 2013.

 

NATIONAL CONFERENCES:

1. Presented a research paper in a National conference BIOPROCESSING INDIA 2015 (BPI 2015)entitled "Optimization of L-Asparaginase Production from Novel Enterobacter Sp., by Submerged Fermentation Using Response Surface Methodology" atIndian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Indiaduring 17thto 19th December 2015.

2. Presented a research paper in a national conference BIOPROCESSING INDIA 2015 (BPI 2015)entitled "Isolation, Screening and In Silico Studies on L-Asparaginase from Novel Bacterial Endophyte from Ocimum Tenuiflorum" atIndian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India during 17thto 19th December 2015.

 

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS ORGANIZED:

Organized a five day Faculty Development Program cum Webinar Series on "Latest Trends and Future Prospects of Biotechnology" during 06.07.2020 to 10.07.2020 at NIT Andhra Pradesh.


SPONSORED R&D PROJECTS:


S.No.Sanctioning Authority Project Name Project Cost (INR. Lakhs)Duration (Years)Year of Sanction
1NIT Andhra Pradesh“Development of Novel Bacterial Strain for
ALL Therapy – A Hybrid Approach”
4.81 year 6 months2020


                                                                                                                                                     

AWARDS  and HONORS:

1. Associate Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Andhra Pradesh - 2019.

2. "YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD - 2018" from AP Akademi of Sciences, Andhra Pradesh in Engineering Sciences stream.

3.  Invited Reviewer for 3 Biotech (Springer)

4.  Invited Reviewer for Biotechnology Reports (Elsevier)

5.  Invited Reviewer for Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (Elsevier)

6.  Invited Reviewer for Current Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy 

7.  Invited Reviewer for International Journal of Green Pharmacy (SCOPUS)

8.  Invited Reviewer for Journal of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis

9. Editorial Board Member for Research & Reviews: Journal of Computational Biology (RRJoCB) (ISSN: 2349-3720)

10. Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT) (ISSN: 2249-0183, Id : SSRG-IJBTT-1516)

11. Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT) (ISSN: 2349-0918)

12. Editorial Board Member for Journal of Bioinformatics & Proteomics Review (ISSN: 2381-0793).

13. Reviewer for International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT - ISSN: 2278-0181)

14. Reviewer for Journals from International Knowledge Press, Journals from SCIENCEDOMAIN international (SDI)

15. Reviewer for International Journal of Multee-Disciplinary Research (IJMR - ISSN: 2454-1524).

16. Qualified in GATE 2013 with 93 Percentile (AIR-1118).

17. MHRD, Govt., of India fellowship, for pursuing Ph.D. at NIT Warangal, December 2013 – July 2016.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

    a. Life member in

                                           “Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)”

                                           “Society for Biotechnologists (INDIA)”

    b. Associate member in

                                           “Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors (IRED)”.

    c. Member in

                                            “Asian Federation of Biotechnology”

                                            “International Association of Engineers (IAENG) Society of Bioinformatics”

                                            “International Association of Engineers (IAENG) Society of HIV / AIDS”,

                                            “I-XPLORE International Research Journal Consortium (IIRJC)”

                                            “We The Microbiologist (WTM), India”

                                            “International Society for Applied Life Sciences (ISALS)”

                                            “Indian Society of Developmental Biologists (InSDB)”. 


ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES TAKEN:

  • Faculty Coordinator for Training & Placement Section at NIT Andhra Pradesh from July 2017-till date.
  • Coordinator-Virtual Labs, NIT Andhra Pradesh from Aug 2020 - till date.
  • Faculty In-charge, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Laboratory (III B.Tech).
  • Member-Anti Ragging Committee at NIT Andhra Pradesh from July 2017-till date.
  • Chief Warden at NIT Andhra Pradesh from July 2017-Feb 2020.
  • Course Coordinator-Department of Biotechnology at NIT Andhra Pradesh from Dec 2017- July 2018
  • Warden BH4 at NIT Andhra Pradesh from July 2018-Nov 2019.
  •  Faculty I/c Security-NIT Andhra Pradesh from August 2018-July 2019.
  • Warden BH3 at NIT Andhra Pradesh from July 2017-July 2018.
  • Placement Coordinator at Vignan’s University, Guntur from 2016-2017.
  • Secretary-ALUMNI Affairs at MITS, Madanapalle from 2010-2012.  


B. Tech PROJECTS GUIDED (at NIT Andhra Pradesh):

  • Thanuja Bandari (111601), Jhansi Preetham G (111604) and Kiranmai PYNL (111610), "Computational Study on Berberine - A Medicinal Compound from Plants", 2019-20.