Dr Sathees Palanisamy

MSc., PhD

Contact Details

Post Doctoral Research Fellowship
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E: SATHEES.PALANISAMY@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

I am now in the second year of my IRC- Postdoctoral research fellowship in Martin Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. I joined the PhD program at the University of Messina, Italy under a Non-European doctoral research fellowship (2013-2015) from University of Messina, Italy with Prof. Giacobbe. My research interests are quite broad but are mostly related to marine biodiversity and ecology. I am particularly interested in marine ascidian systematics and invasion ecology, specialising in molecular taxonomy and evolutionary approaches. My interests also lie in finding novel marine drugs from tunicates and chemical ecology. I have published 39 research articles and a book “Tuna fishery, Biology and Management” on topics ranging from marine biology and oceanography and Natural Products Chemistry. I have also served as an editorial board member for two journals (J Fisheries and Aquatic Science and J Biodiversity & Environmental Sciences) and an invited referee for several journals including Marine Pollution Bulletin, J Marine Biology, Marine Drugs, Toxins. Recently, I was  awarded the prestigious IRC- Postdoctoral Fellowship - 2016, and recipient of Visiting Researcher Fellowship from University of Messina and Eskitis Institute of Drug Discovery, Brisbane, Australia in 2014 and EuroMarine Young Scientist Travel Award -2017.     

Research Interests

My ambition is to lead a research group that will use Novel analytical techniques NMR and mass spectrometry and other synergistic techniques to study Marine organisms’ chemical ecology, metabolomics and Natural Products Chemistry. Research targets will be those of outstanding biological interest, particularly those which add to the understanding Invasive ecology, marine ascidians chemical diversity and pharmaceutical applications. Presently seeking a tenure- track faculty position in Marine Science department of a leaning university or a research position at top research laboratory. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Metabolite profiling of ascidian Styela plicata using LC-MS with multivariate statistical analysis and their Anti-tumor activity'
Satheesh Kumar P, Trisciuoglio, C Zwergel, D Del Bufalo, A Mai (2017) 'Metabolite profiling of ascidian Styela plicata using LC-MS with multivariate statistical analysis and their Anti-tumor activity'. Journal Of Enzyme Inhibition And Medicinal Chemistry, 32 (1):614-623 [Details]
(2014) 'El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) impact on tuna fisheries in Indian Ocean'
Kumar, PS;Pillai, GN;Manjusha, U (2014) 'El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) impact on tuna fisheries in Indian Ocean'. Springerplus, 3 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Does mangrove serve as bioshield against strong cyclone, storm and tsunami?'
Satheesh Kumar, P. (2015) 'Does mangrove serve as bioshield against strong cyclone, storm and tsunami?'. Ocean & Coastal Management, 116 :530-531 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in commercial important marine fishes from Mumbai Harbour, India'
Velusamy A, Satheesh Kumar P, Jaiswar ARS, and Chinnadurai S. (2014) 'Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in commercial important marine fishes from Mumbai Harbour, India'. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 81 :218-224 [Details]
(2014) 'Evaluation of vermicompost maturity using Scanning Electron Microscope and paper chromatography analysis'
D.S. Kumar, P.S. Kumar, N.M. Rajendran, V. Uthaya Kumar, G. Anbuganapathi (2014) 'Evaluation of vermicompost maturity using Scanning Electron Microscope and paper chromatography analysis'. Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry, 62 (13):2738-2741 [Details]
(2013) 'Compost maturity assessment using physico chemical, solid-state spectroscopy and plant bioassay analysis'
D.S. Kumar, P.S. Kumar, N.M. Rajendran, G. Anbuganapathi (2013) 'Compost maturity assessment using physico chemical, solid-state spectroscopy and plant bioassay analysis'. Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry, 61 (47):11326-11331 [Details]
(2012) 'Identification of mangrove water quality by multivariate statistical analysis methods in Pondicherry coast, India'
P Satheeshkumar, Anisa B Khan (2012) 'Identification of mangrove water quality by multivariate statistical analysis methods in Pondicherry coast, India'. Environmental Monitoring And Assessment, [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2014) Tuna Fishery, Biology, Conservation and Management;.
N.G.K Pillai and P. Satheesh Kumar (2014) Tuna Fishery, Biology, Conservation and Management;. Kochi, India: ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, India. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Natural Products Diversity of Marine Ascidians (Tunicates; Ascidiacea) and Successful Drugs in Clinical Development'
Palanisamy, SK;Rajendran, NM;Marino, A (2017) 'Natural Products Diversity of Marine Ascidians (Tunicates; Ascidiacea) and Successful Drugs in Clinical Development' NATURAL PRODUCTS & BIOPROSPECTING, 7 :1-111. [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Biological activity of extract from Styela plicata and Ascidia mentula (Ascidiacea)'
SK Palanisamy, R Morabito, Remigante A, N Spanò, G La Spada, S Giacobbe, A Marino (2016) 'Biological activity of extract from Styela plicata and Ascidia mentula (Ascidiacea)' Journal of Biological Research, 89 (1) . [Details]
(2015) 'A perspective on toxicology of Conus venom peptides'
Kumar, PS;Kumar, DS;Umamaheswari, S (2015) 'A perspective on toxicology of Conus venom peptides' ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE, 8 :337-351. [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Biodiversity and seasonal variation of benthic macrofauna in Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep, India'
V. Dalia Susan, P. Satheesh Kumar, N. G. K. Pillai (2014) 'Biodiversity and seasonal variation of benthic macrofauna in Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep, India' Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 33 (10) :58-73. [Details]
(2013) 'The distribution and diversity of benthic macroinvertebrate fauna in Pondicherry mangroves, India'
P Satheesh Kumar, Anisa Basheer Khan (2013) 'The distribution and diversity of benthic macroinvertebrate fauna in Pondicherry mangroves, India' Aquatic Biosystems, . [Details]
(2012) 'Puducherry mangroves under sewage pollution threat need conservation'
P Satheeshkumar, U Manjusha, NGK Pillai, D Senthil Kumar (2012) 'Puducherry mangroves under sewage pollution threat need conservation' Current Science, 102 (1) :13-14. [Details]
(2012) 'Haematology and biochemical parameters of different feeding behaviour of teleost fishes from Vellar estuary, India'
P Satheeshkumar, G Ananthan, D Senthil Kumar, L Jagadeesan (2012) 'Haematology and biochemical parameters of different feeding behaviour of teleost fishes from Vellar estuary, India' Comparative Clinical Pathology, 21 :1187-1191. [Details]
(2012) 'Did mangroves offer an effective barrier to the Thane cyclone surges?'
P Satheeshkumar, RS Sankar, DS kumar, A Athithan (2012) 'Did mangroves offer an effective barrier to the Thane cyclone surges?' Current Science, 103 (9) :981-982. [Details]
(2012) 'Influence of environmental parameters on the distribution and diversity of molluscan composition in pondicherry mangroves, southeast coast of India'
P. Satheeshkumar, A.B. Khan (2012) 'Influence of environmental parameters on the distribution and diversity of molluscan composition in pondicherry mangroves, southeast coast of India' Ocean Science Journal, 47 (1) :61-71. [Details]
(2011) 'New polychaete records from seagrass beds at Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep, India'
VD Susan, NGK Pillai, P Satheeshkumar (2011) 'New polychaete records from seagrass beds at Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep, India' Ocean Science Journal, 46 (4) :315-321. [Details]
(2011) 'Conservation of mangrove forest covers in Kochi coast'
P Satheeshkumar, U Manjusha, NGK Pillai, D Senthil Kumar (2011) 'Conservation of mangrove forest covers in Kochi coast' Current Science, 101 (10) . [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 Ryan Institute Travel Award Ryan Institute, NUI Galway
2010 Senior Research Fellowship ICAR- Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi- India
2017 Networking and Travel Award- 9th tunicate meeting, Newyork-USA Marine institute Galway
2015 Visiting Researcher, National Cancer Institute- Rome, Italy Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome
2014 Visiting Researcher, Brisbane, Australia University of Messina and Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
2017 EuroMarine Young Scientist Travel Award- 2nd INPSS-Naples Italy European Marine Research Network
2016 Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Irish Research Council
2013 Non-EU Doctoral Fellowship University of Messina, Italy

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Science Editorial Board Member 01-APR-11 / 17-OCT-17
Journal of Environment and Earth Science Editorial Board Member 01-FEB-11 / 17-OCT-17
Journal of Drug Design and Research Associate Editor 01-JUN-17 / 17-OCT-17

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, India Senior Research Fellow 01-OCT-10 / 31-MAR-13
Pondicherry University, India Project Fellow 17-JUL-08 / 30-SEP-10

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2016 University of Messina DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Environmental and Marine Science
2006 Periyar University, Salem BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Zoology, Chemistry , Botany
2008 CAS in Marine Biology, Annamalai University MASTERS OF SCIENCE Marine Biology and Oceanography

Reviews

  Journal Role
Mitochondrial Dna Reviewer
Marine Biology Reviewer
Marine Pollution Bulletin Reviewer
Marine Drugs Reviewer
Toxins Reviewer
Science Of The Total Environment Reviewer
Environmental Monitoring And Assessment Reviewer