Faculty Details


Assistant Professor
Department : Botany Qualification : M.Sc Botany, Ph.D Mobile : 9895935190 Email : newbyjoseph1@gmail.com Date of Birth : 20-05-1973 Date of Joining : 23-11-2005



Area of Specialization / Research Interests

Cyanobacteria (Algology)

Research Publication

Sl.No Publication Publication Year
1 The impact of lead on growth, chlorophyll and productivity of Tetraselmis gracilis(Kylin).

J. mar. biol. Ass. India, 39(1&2): 163-165

2 The impact of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis salina on Chaetoceros affinis.

J.mar. biol. Ass. India, 42(1&2): 146-150

3 Salinity tolerance of aquatic cyanobacteria Synechococcus elongates and Gloeocapsa crepidinum.In the proceedings of the seminar on Human Resource Development in Microbiology’ organized by Association of Microbiologists of India, Cochin Unit 2003
4 Cyanobacterial filtrate as a source of growth regulating substance
In the proceedings of the BIOPORA-2003, International seminar on recent advances in biotechnology held on February,21&22
5 Heavymetal abatement by aquatic cyanobacteria
In the Souvenir & book of abstracts of National Seminar on Frontiers in biotechnology held on 13th, October
6 Bluegreen algae as biofertilizer.
In the proceedings of the National Seminar on Wetland Conservation- A multidisciplinary approach, 2010.
7 Cyanobacterial diversity of Alappuzha district.
In the proceedings of the National Conference on Biodiversity, 28-29 September, pp. 26-30.
8 Impact of Synechocystis filtrate on the growth of other microalgae
In the proceedings of the National Seminar on New Frontiers in Molecular Biology held on 12 & 13 December, 2013.

Details of Workshops/ Conferences/ Seminars/ Symposia Attended/ Papers Presented / Talks Given

Title of the seminar/
conference etc.
Invited /
Dates Inter-national/ National/
Title of the Paper
Workshop on Research Techniques in Cyanobacteriology Represented state National Facility for Cyanobacteria,
Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirappalli
February15-27, 1999 National
UGC sponsored Seminar on Mathematical Modelling- A tool to Life Science Participation Participation 5th and 6th , August, 2009 State Level
UGC sponsored Seminar on Frontiers in Biotechnology (Presented paper entitled Heavy metal abatement by aquatic cyanobacteria) Contributed held at KVM College of Technology on 13th October, 2010 National Paper presented
NAAC sponsored Level Seminar on Challenges of quality enhancement in colleges of backward areas organized by Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Participated Aquinas College, Cochin on 24th and 25th , February, 2011 State
UGC sponsored Conference on Conservation of Nature’s Endless and Unexplored Resources Contributed All Saints’ College. TVM on 28th and 29th September, 2011 National Paper presented

Seminar on Ethnobotany- the plant friendly practices on medicinal plants sponsored by UGC
Participated St. Teresa’s College,
on 6th and 7th of October 2009. State Level
National Seminar on New Frontiers in Molecular Biology Contributed Mar Athanasius College,
held on 12 & 13 December, 2013. National Paper presented

International /National/ State – Level Workshops /Conference Organized

Title of the seminar/ conference etc. Funding Agency Venue/Agency Dates International/ National/ Regional
National Seminar on Wetland Conservation- A multidisciplinary approach- I, 2010. UGC St. Joseph’s College, Alappuzha National
National Seminar on Wetland Conservation- A multidisciplinary approach- II, 2011. UGC St. Joseph’s College, Alappuzha National


Positions held or holding if any

Sl.No Position Year
1 Head of the PG Department of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Biochemistry
(Self- financing) Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam
2 Served as guide for M. Phil thesis

Assistant Professor , St. Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha

3 Co- ordinator of Nature Club in St. Joseph’s College, Alappuzha
4 Principal Investigator of the UGC sponsored project entitled ‘Blue green algae as biofertilizer’  2007-2009
5 Co- ordinator of a certificate course on algal culturing 2014-2017
6 Co- ordinator , Walk with a scholar programme  2015 onwards
7 IQAC member representing the department
Member of Campus Ministry

Research Projects

Minor Projects

Sl.No Title of the Project Funding Agency Amount Period Co-investigators
1 ‘Blue green algae as biofertilizer’ UGC 2007-2009

Courses attended for Professional Developments

Sl.No Name of the Course Organizing institute Period
1 UGC sponsored Orientation course UGC sponsored Orientation course 15-01-2008  to
2 UGC sponsored Refresher Course Academic Staff College,
University of Kerala
05-07-2012  to




Sl.No. Course Institution Period Rank or Grade
1 M.Sc Botany St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam 1993-1995 First class
2 Ph.D Cochin University of Science and Technology 2003 Awarded

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