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Mrs. Anitha Prakash Rao




Lecturer II


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About Mrs. Anitha Prakash Rao

Mrs. Anitha Prakash Rao, started her career in the University of Calabar as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology on 13th of June, 2014. She is presently working at Lecturer II since 1st October, 2017 and carrying out her Ph.D. program in the same department of the University. She holds Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in General Microbiology from Bangalore University, India. She also holds Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from Kuvempu University and additional qualification of Diploma in Bioinformatics from Integrated Biotechnology Extension, India. She worked as a Research trainee in ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal, Haryana, India, during the course of her Ph.D., she carried out her partial bench work activities over there upon invitation from ’Indian Council for Agricultural Research’ (ICAR) New Delhi, India. She has bagged awards as ’Best Post Graduate Paper presenter’ and ’Best Poster presenter’ and prizes for collage on science fiction and essay writing in various inter college competitions. She has been performing supervision duties and mentoring the graduate students in handling and carrying out their academic projects with them. She has been actively participating in the Conferences organised by Scientific communities like ’Nigerian Society of Microbiology’ (NSM), ’Nigerian Society of Biochemsitry and Molecular Biology’ (NSBMB), ’National Academy of Dairy Science India, (NADSI), South Asian and Swedish Network on fermented foods’ (SASNET-FF), ’Biotechnology Society of India’(BSN), Biopesticides Society of Nigeria’ (BpSN) within and outside the Universities of the state and country. She is carrying out her program in the area of ’Food and Industrial Microbiology’ under the mentorship of the abled supervisors Prof. A. A Brooks and Dr. Mrs. Asitok of the department and Scientist Dr. P.V Behare, Scientist, Dairy Microbiology division at NDRI, India. She is working on African fermented foods, Structural and functional genomics of Fermented milks Production of Exopolysaccharides from Lactic Acid Bacteria, Non-Dairy funtional foods. She has four papers published in accredited journals and two are in the process of publication.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
Secondary School Leaving CertificateSt Charles High School, Bhadravati, Karnataka, India.19902000
Pre UniversityVisveshwaraya Pre University, Bhadravati, India20012002
B.Sc. MicrobiologyBangalore University, Bangalore, India20032006
M.Sc. General MicrobiologyBangalore University, Bangalore, India20062008
Diploma in Bioinformatics iBX (Integrated Biotechnology Extension), Bangalore, India.20072008
B.Ed. C.C.M ScienceKuvempu University, Shimoga, India, .20132013

S/N Publication
Rao, A. P., & Nnaji, P.T. (2017). Antagonistic Potential of Soil Bacteria against Pathogenic fungus: Aspergillus niger. Microbiology Research Journal International, 19(5), 1-7
Egbe, J. G., Lennox, J. A., Rao, A. P., & Umofia, G. E. (2017). Lactic Acid Bacteria Profile of Fermenting Cucumber in 7% Brine solution. Journal of Advances in Microbiology, 3(1), 1-8
Nnaji, P. T., & Rao, A. P. (2017). Fungal Contamination of Locally Processed Nigerian Food (Okpa), A threat to Public Health. Journal of Advances in Microbiology, 4(1), 1-8.
Rao, A. P., Agbo, B. E., Ikpoh, I. S., Udoekong, N. S., & Etuk, H. A. (2016). Biological Control Mechanisms against Plant based pathogens. Journal of Biopesticides and Environment, 3, 1-2

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Symposium on “Role of Microbiology in Biotechnology” Organized by Dept. of Microbiology Maharani’s Science College for women, at Jnana Bharathi Auditorium ,Bangalore, India, dated on 31st August 2005.2005-08-312005-08-31
Symposium on ‘Biotech Awareness’ Conducted by Foundation for Biotechnology Awareness and Education at Yavanika, Bangalore, India, dated on 11th September 2007.2007-09-112007-09-11
National Level Symposium on ‘ Bioinformation’ (2008) Organized by the Dept. Of Biotechnology and Microbiology at St. Joseph College, Bangalore, India, dated on 11th March, 2008.2008-03-112008-03-11
Symposium on Theme ‘Biopesticides in National Development’ organized by Biopesticides Society of Nigeria (BpSN) at University of Calabar, CRS, Nigeria, dated on 30th November to 3rd December 2015.2015-12-032015-12-03
Zonal level Symposium on Theme ‘Turning Wastes to Wealth- A Microbiological approach’ organized by NSM South East at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria , dated on 21st-22nd July 2016. 2016-07-212016-07-22
Annual Conference on Theme ‘Biotechnology: A tool for Productivity, Economic Diversification and Job Creation’ Organized by Biotechnology Society Of Nigeria (BSN) at University of Calabar, CRS, Nigeria, dated 28th-31st August,2016.2016-08-312016-08-28
National Level Symposium on Theme ‘Microbiology for Economic Diversification and Sustainable Health’ organized by Nigerian Society for Microbiology(NSM) at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria on dated 19th-23rd September,2016.Insilico Protein Ligand interaction studies on Colorectal Cancer2016-09-192016-09-23
National Seminar on ‘Fermented Dairy Foods and Their Health Benefits’ organized by South Asian and Swedish Network on Fermented Foods (SASNET-FF) in association with National Academy of Dairy Science (India) (NADSI) and ICAR- NDRI at ICAR-Nationa2018-05-262018-05-27
42nd Annual Conference on Theme ‘Microbial Resource- A Veritable Option for Economic Diversification’ organized by Nigerian Society for Microbiology(NSM) at Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State, Nigeria on dated 3rd-6th September 2019.Identification and Probiotic attributes analysis of Lactic Acid Bacteria isolated from Nigerian fermented milk2019-09-032019-09-06
4th Annual South South Zonal Conference On Theme ‘The role of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Sustainable Economic Development’ organized by Nigerian Society Biochemistry and Molecular biology(NSBMB) at University of Calabar, Calabar, CrossEnhanced economical and nutritious nondairy product- soy yogurt by exopolysaccharides producing lactic acid bacteria2019-10-072019-10-08