Placeholder image


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 0000000000


AREAS OF INTEREST: Microbial Biotechnology; Agricultural Biotechnology; Computational Molecular Biology; 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.

 

SUBJECTS TAUGHT at NIT ANDHRA PRADESH:         

 

Academic YearSemesterClassCourse CodeCourse Name
2021-22III B.TechBT 202Biochemistry 
2021-22III B.TechBT 206Biochemistry Laboratory
2020-21IIIV B.TechBT 471Food Biotechnology
2020-21IIII B.TechBT 205Biochemistry Laboratory
2020-21IIII B.TechBT 206Microbiology Laboratory
2020-21IIII B.TechBT 353Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
2020-21IIII B.TechBT 353Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Laboratory
2019-20IIIII B.TechBT 353Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 
2019-20IIIII B.TechBT 353Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Laboratory
2019-20III B.TechBT 101Engineering Biology
2019-20IIV B.TechBT 403Bioinformatics Laboratory
2019-20II B.TechBT 101Engineering Biology

 

  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.  Jhansi Preetham Garrepelly, Kiranmayi P Y N L, Thanuja Bandari and Rajeswara Reddy Erva. “Molecular Approach Towards Screening of Biological Targets of Berberine and its Production Sources”, Currents Trends in Biotechnology and Pharmacy, 15(2), 141-152. DOI: 10.5530/ctbp.2021.2.16 (Scopus Journal).

2. 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-2.86).

3. 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-2.4).

4. 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-2.86).

5. 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-2.16).

6. 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-2.4).

7. 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-2.4).

 

BOOK CHAPTERS:

1. Nitish Venkateswarlu, Narendra Naik Deshavath, Nithya Murugesan, Seenivasan Ayothiraman, Rahul Gautam and Rajeswara Reddy Erva (2021): “Bio-hydrogen Production from Wastewater and Organic Solid Wastes”, Waste-to-Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste (ISBN 978-0-323-95387-3, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-85387-3.00009-4) (Elsevier).

2. 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 Emerging Trends in Biotechnology entitled "Detection and Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater: Current Status of Knowledge" at VIT Vellore, Tamilnadu, India, during14th to 16th December 2020.

2. 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" at National Institute of Technology Warangal, Warangal, Telangana, India during 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" at National Institute of Technology Warangal, Warangal, Telangana, India during 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" at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India during 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" at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India during 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-Glutaminase activity of L-Asparaginase in Escherichia coli - a computational study" at National Institute of Technology Warangal, Warangal, Telangana, India during 20thto 21th March 2015.

6. Presented a research paper in5th International conference on Advances in Biotechnology (Biotech 2015)entitled "Structural Modelling and Molecular Dynamics Study on Erwinaze Towards its Substrates" at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India during 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” at National Institute of Technology Warangal, Warangal, Telangana, India during 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:

1. 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.

2.  Organized a five day Workshop on "Scope for Technopreneurs in Academic Institutions" during 04.10.2021 to 08.10.2021 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 AWARDEE - 2018" from AP Akademi of Sciences, Andhra Pradesh in the stream of Engineering Sciences.

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:

  • Coordinator for Career Development & Placements (UG) at NIT Andhra Pradesh from Sep 2021-till date. 
  • Coordinator for Virtual Labs, NIT Andhra Pradesh from Aug 2020 - till date.
  • Member-Anti Ragging Committee at NIT Andhra Pradesh from Mar 2020-till date.
  • Member-Student Disciplinary Action Committee at NIT Andhra Pradesh from Mar 2020-till date.
  • Faculty Coordinator for Training & Placement Section at NIT Andhra Pradesh from July 2017-Sep 2020.
  • Faculty In-charge, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Laboratory (III B.Tech).
  • 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.