Dr. Sarika A. R.
Kerala Biotechnology Commission (KBC)
Ph. No. 0471-2548254
E. mail : sarikaar.kscste@kerala.gov.in
Current Role
  • Managing the biotechnology development programmes under the Kerala Biotechnology Commission
  • Developing new programmes to promote biotechnology education, skill development and research based on the available resources and demands of the State
  • Co-ordinating various activities for awareness /knowledge creation in biotechnology
2012 Ph.D. Microbiology – Marine Biology – CMFRI Degree awarded: Manonmaniam Sundaranar University 2006 M. Phil. Microbial Technology (Manonmaniam Sundaranar University) 2003 M. Sc. Microbiology 2001 B. Sc. Microbiology
2016-continuing – Scientist, KSCSTE 2013-2016 – Junior Scientist, KSCSTE 2012-13 – Lecturer on Contract, Dept. of Biotechnology, University of Kerala 2006-07 – Lecturer (Guest) in Microbiology, Govt. College for Women, Tvm, Kerala
Awards & Recognitions
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Doctoral Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. (2009)
  • Best poster award in Life Sciences, XVIII Kerala Science Congress held during 29-31 January, at CESS, Thiruvananthapuram (2006)
  • Sarika, A. R., A. P. Lipton and M. S. Aishwarya. 2019. Biopreservative Efficacy of Bacteriocin GP1 of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GP1 on Stored Fish Filets. Front. Nutr., 6(29):1-7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2019.00029
  • Aishwarya M. S., A. P. Lipton and A. R. Sarika. 2018. Consortia of specific bacteria in Callyspongia subarmigera (Ridley, 1884) and their exocellular activity against clinical and fish pathogens. Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1007/s41208-018-0109-7. (Springer Impact factor: 0.310)
  • Sarika A. R., Arunan C. and Pradeep Kumar S. 2018. Impact of SARD Funding on Improving the Research and Academics in the State of Kerala: A Preliminary Study. RESEARCH REVIEW International Journal of Multidisciplinary (UGC Listed Journal). 3(7): 114-118
  • Sarika A. R., Lipton A. P., Aiswarya M. S. and Rachanamol R. S. 2017. Lactic acid bacteria from Marine Fish: Antimicrobial resistance and production of bacteriocin effective against L. monocytogenes in situ. J Food Microbiol Saf Hyg, 2: 128. doi:10.4172/2476-2059.1000128.
  • Sinimol S., A. R. Sarika and A. Jayakumaran Nair. 2016. Diversity and Antagonistic Potential of Marine Microbes Collected from South-west coast of India. 3 Biotech (Springer), 6:7. (corresponding author) (Impact factor: 1.497)

Journal Publications: 22, GenBank Accessions: 16 Presentations in National /International Conferences: 15, Invited talk: 13

Membership in Professional Bodies
  • National Academy of Biological Sciences (NABS)
  • Kerala Academy of Sciences