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Department of Biosciences

Dr.S. Antony Ceasar

Designation : Senior Scientist

Qualification : Ph.D

Email-ID : saceasar@rajagiri.edu

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  • Ph.D: Specialization in Plant Biotechnology, Loyola College, University of Madras, India,
  • M. Phil: Specialization in Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India
  • M.Sc.: Specialization in Biochemistry, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India.
  • B.Sc.: Specialization in Botany, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India.
  • PGDCA: Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India

Research

  • Senior Scientist: Department of Biosciences, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India, January 2021- Till date
  • Scientist: Division of Plant Biotechnology, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, India, June 2014- January 2021
  • BELSPO Postdoc Fellow: Centre for Protein Engineering and Botanical Institute, University of Liege, Liege, B4000, Belgium. August 2017- February 2019 (On Sabbatical)
  • Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow: Centre for Plant Sciences and School of Molecular and Cellular Biology & Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT UK, May 2012-May 2014

Teaching

  • Lecturer in Biochemistry, K.R.College of Arts & Science, Kovilpatti, India. July 2000-September 2004
  • Asst. Prof. in Biotechnology, St. Peter’s Engineering College (Now St. Peter’s University), Chennai, India. September 2004-April 2012
  • Millet Improvement
  • Genome editing/ CRISPR/Cas9
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Phosphate Transport
  • Plant Nutrition Signaling
  • Plant-microbe Interactions
  • Heterologous Expression of Plant Proteins
  • Gene Expression Studies
  • Gene Cloning
  • Plant Transformation
  • RNA Interference
  • DSIR, Minsitry of Science & Technology, Government of India-Funded Project Titled "Socio-economic empowerment of women micro-entrepreneurs with a special focus on mushroom cultivation: a sustainable livelihood option". Role Principal Investigator; Value Rs 21 lakhs; Duration 2023-2025.
  • BBSRC-International Collaboration Fund-University of Leeds, UK titled “Generation of P-responsive gene expression data set in the development of foxtail millet” Role: Indian Collaborator. Value GBP 2000. Duration 2022-2023.
  • DBT, Govt. of India funded project titled “Identification of genetic markers related to fungal resistance in finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaerth.) using molecular marker techniques. Value Rs 21 Lakhs. Role: Co-PI. Duration 2011-2014.
  • European Union funded project titled “Improved Millets for Phosphate ACquisition and Transport (IMPACT)”. Role:    Individual Fellowship. Value: Euro 200,371. Duration: 2012-2014
  • World Universities Network, University of Leeds, UK funded short term visiting project entitled “Characterization of foxtail millet phosphate transporters using Xenopus oocytes”. Role: Visiting Researcher. Value: GBP 3,500. Duration: 2014
  • Times of India-Loyola College funded project titled “Identification of quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with zinc efficiency in finger millet. Role: Co-PI. Value: Rs 39.90 Lakhs. Duration 2014-2017.
  • DBT, Govt. of India funded project titled “Reducing the phytic acid content in the seeds of foxtail millet through CRISPR/Cas9 system-mediated genome editing”. Role: PI. Value: Rs 43.924 Lakhs. Duration: 2019-2022.

Invited Talks/Guest Lectures Delivered

  • Biotechnological interventions for millet improvement. National Conference on Millets. Millet Magic-2023. Sowing sustainable futures. Organized by Department of Biotechnology, SAFI Institute of Advanced Study, Malappuram, Kerala. 17th and 18th October, 2023.
  • Millets & SDGs. National Seminar on Resurgence of Millets as Super Crops: Prospects and Challenges, Organized by SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce Sion (W), Mumbai. India. 15th and 16th September, 2023
  • Applications of biotechnology in genetic improvement of millets. High-End workshop on advanced techniques in augmenting millets for nutritional security and climate resilient agriculture (July 18-28, 2023), Organized by crop improvement division ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan Almora, Uttarakhand-263601. 25th July, 2023.
  • CRISPR/Cas system: past, present and future. Organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Alpha Arts and Science College, Chennai-116. 12th December 2022.
  • Genome Editing in Millets. Webinar Series on Emerging Topics in Plant Biology. Organized by the Department of Plant Science, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, Kerala, India. 20th August 2021.
  • CRISPR/Cas9: A genome editing tool with COVID19 diagnosis. A national webinar to Faculty and Students of Biochemistry and Microbiology departments of K.R.College of Arts and Science, Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu, India. 24th June 2020.
  • Combating COVID19 with CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system. A Webinar to Faculty and Students of Biotechnology and Food Science, Loyola College, Chennai. 4th June 2020.
  • CRISPR/Cas9: A game-changing genome editing tool. Rev. Fr. Alfred Rapinat Endowment Lecture, Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Loyola College, Chennai-34, India. 12th March 2020.
  • Foxtail millet as a model system to understand the phosphate acquisition and use-efficiency in millets; Cluster of Excellence in Plant Science (CEPLAS), University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. 28th August 2018.
  • Improving the phosphate use efficiency of crop plants; Department of Biotechnology, Alagappa University, Karaikudi. 7th October 2014
  • Gene transfer in plants; Department of Biotechnology, Acharya Arts and Science College, Pondicherry. 23rd February 2012.
  • Transgenic Plants; Malankara Catholic College, Kalyakavilai, Kanyakumari Dist. 2nd August 2003

Book chapters

  • Maharajan T, Krishna ATP, Ceasar SA, (2023) Nutrigenomics Studies in Millets In: Pudake, RN, Solanke, AU, Kole, Chittaranjan (eds) Nutriomics of Millet Crops: Pages 261-278. Source type Book. ISBN 978-100092429-9, 978-103223094-8. DOI 10.1201/b22809. Publisher CRC Press. (SCOPUS Indexed).
  • Ingle, Krishnananda, Thakur, Niranjan, Moharil M.P., Suprasanna P., Awio, Bruno, Narkhede, Gopal, Kumar, Pradeep, Ceasar, SA (2023). Current Status and Future Prospects of Molecular Marker Assisted Selection (MAS) in Millets. In: Pudake, RN, Solanke, AU, Kole, Chittaranjan (eds) Nutriomics of Millet Crops: Pages 215-235. Source type Book. ISBN 978-100092429-9, 978-103223094-8. DOI 10.1201/b22809. Publisher CRC Press. (SCOPUS Indexed).
  • Maharajan T, Krishna ATP, Ceasar SA (2023) Current status and future prospects of millet research. The miracle superfood for healthy people in a healthy environment. Jospeh M.K and Abbas MM (eds). Rajagiri College of Social Sciences and Organic Kerala Charitable Trust in Collaboration with Ryans Publishers, Trichy. ISBN: 9788179587407. First edition: November 2023
  • Ceasar SA, Babu BK (2023). Genetic and Genomic resources for Harnessing the Health-Related Genes in Finger Millet. In:  Chittaranjan Kole (Eds): Compendium of Crop Genome Designing for Nutraceuticals. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-3627-2_9-1.
  • Ceasar SA, Maharajan T, Krishna ATP, Ignacimuthu S, (2023). Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn). In: Muhammad Farooq & Kadambot Siddique (eds) Neglected and Underutilized Crops: Future Smart Food, Copyright: Academic Press 2022, Published: November 29, 2022. eBook ISBN: 9780323906401; Paperback ISBN: 9780323905374. (SCOPUS Indexed). 
  • Krishnakumar NM, Ramesh BT, Ceasar SA (2023) Medicinal mushrooms as potential sources of anticancer polysaccharides and polysaccharide–protein complexes. In.  Atta-ur-Rahman (Ed). Studies in Natural Products Chemistry. Volume 76, 2023, pp 113-148. Elsevier Ltd, AE Amsterdam, Netherlands. (SCOPUS Indexed).
  • Ramakrishnan M, Maharajan T, Ahmad Z, Ceasar SA, Wei Q (2023). Genome Editing and Future Scope in Bamboos. In: Malay Das, Liuyin Ma, Amita Pal, Chittaranjan Kole (eds) Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Bamboos, 1st Edition. Copyright:  CRC Press 2023. eBook ISBN9781003287605. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003287605 
  • Krishna ATP, Maharajan T, Ignacimuthu S, Ceasar SA (2022). Functional, Structural, and Transport Aspects of ZIP in Plants. In: Kumar, K., Srivastava, S. (eds) Plant Metal and Metalloid Transporters. Springer, Singapore. ISBN: 978-981-19-6103-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-6103-8_10
  • Maharajan, T., Ceasar, S.A., Krishna, T.P.A., Ignacimuthu, S. (2022). Mining Genes and Markers Across Minor Millets Using Comparative Genomics Approaches. In: Pudake, R.N., Solanke, A.U., Sevanthi, A.M., Rajendrakumar, P. (eds) Omics of Climate Resilient Small Millets. Springer, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-19-3907-5. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-3907-5_9 
  • Krishna, T.P.A., Maharajan, T., Ignacimuthu, S., Ceasar, S.A. (2022). Improving the Nutrient-Use Efficiency in Millets by Genomics Approaches. In: Pudake, R.N., Solanke, A.U., Sevanthi, A.M., Rajendrakumar, P. (eds) Omics of Climate Resilient Small Millets. Springer, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-19-3907-5. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-3907-5_10
  • T. Maharajan, Roch GV, Ceasar SA (2021) Recent advancement of molecular breeding and functional genomics for improving nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium use efficiencies in wheat. Robert Henry, Mobashwer Alam, Saman Seneweera, Sujay Rakshit (eds). “Recent advancement of molecular breeding for improving nitrogen/phosphorus/ nutrient use efficiency in wheat”. CABI publisher, UK (In press)
  • T. Maharajan, Krishna TPA, Ceasar SA (2021) Finger millet genome analysis and nutrient transport. Anil Kumar (eds). “The Finger Millet Genome” Springer Nature, Germany. (In press)
  • Krishna TPA, Maharajan T, Ignacimuthu S, Ceasar SA (2021). Genomic-Assisted Breeding in Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.) for Abiotic Stress Tolerance. Chittaranjan Kole (eds.). “Genomic designing for biotic/abiotic stress resistant/tolerant crops”. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany. (In Press)
  • Hillary VE, Ceasar SA (2021) Genome engineering in insects for the control of vector borne diseases, “Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science” Vijai Singh (ed). Elsevier publishers Ltd., USA. ISBN: ISBN 1877-1173. Doi.org/10.1016/bs.pmbts.2020.12.017
  • Ceasar SA, (2020) Regulation of low phosphate stress in plants, “Plant Life under Changing Environment: Responses and Management” Durgesh Kumar Tripathi and Devendra Chauhan (ed). Elsevier publishers Ltd., USA. ISBN: 9780128182048.
  • Hillary VE, Ceasar SA, Ignacimuthu, S (2020) Genome engineering in insects: focus on the CRISPR/Cas9 system “Genome Engineering via CRISPR-Cas9 Systems” Singh & Dhar (ed). Elsevier publishers Ltd., USA. ISBN: 9780128181409.
  • Satish L, Naresh JV, Ceasar SA, Ariel K, Sitrit, Y (2020) CRISPR-Cas9 system for fungi genome engineering towards industrial applications “Genome Engineering via CRISPR-Cas9 Systems” Singh & Dhar (ed). Elsevier publishers Ltd., USA. ISBN: 9780128181409.
  • Ceasar SA, Ignacimuthu S (2014) Agrobacterium protocols: Finger millet, Methods in Molecular Biology. Wang K (ed); Humana Press, New York, USA, Vol. 1223: 135-142. ISSN: 1064-3745.

Journal articles (Cumulative Impact Factor = 376.05 -JCR-Clarivate Analytics 2020)

  • Ceasar SA*, Maharajan T, Garcia-Caparros, P (2023) Functional residues in plant nutrient transporters: an opportunity for gene editing to improve agronomic traits. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences. (online First). https://doi.org/10.1080/07352689.2023.2243108. IF: 6.9 (UK). (*Corresponding author)
  • Ramakrishnan M, Zhou M, Ceasar SA, Doulathunnisa JA, Maharajan T, Vinod KK, Sharma A, Ahmad Z, Wei Q (2023) Epigenetic modifications and miRNAs determine the transition of somatic cells into somatic embryos. Plant Cell Reports. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00299-023-03071-0 IF: 6.2 (Germany).
  • Gandhi GR, Mohana T, Athesh K, Hillary VE, Vasconcelos ABS, Farias de Franca MN, Montalvão MM, Ceasar SA, Jothi G, Gridharan G, Gurgel RQ, Xu B (2023) Antiinflammatory natural products modulate interleukins and their related signaling markers in inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review, Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpha.2023.09.012 IF: 8.8 (China).
  • Maharajan T, Krishna TPA, Shilpha J, Ceasar SA* (2023) Effects of individual or combined deficiency of phosphorous and zinc on phenotypic, nutrient uptake, and molecular responses of finger millet (Eleusine coracana): a nutri-rich cereal crop. Plants. Volume 12(19): 3378. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants12193378 IF: 4.5 (Swiss). (*Corresponding author)
  • Krishna ATP, Maharajan T, Ceasar SA*, Ignacimuthu S (2023). Zinc supply influences the root-specific traits with the expression of root architecture modulating genes in millets. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. (online First). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42729-023-01419-9. IF: 3.9 (Chile). (*Corresponding author)
  • Krishna TPA, Maharajan T, Adarsh K, Ceasar SA* (2023)., Insights into metabolic engineering of bioactive molecules in Tetrastigma hemsleyanum Diels & Gilg: a traditional medicinal herb, Current Genomics. 24. https://dx.doi.org/10.2174/0113892029251472230921053135 IF: 2.8 (UAE).
  • Gandhi GR, Hillary EV, Athesh K, da Cruz RLCM, de Oliveira KPG, Jothi G, Sridharan G, Sivasubramanian R, Hariharan G, Vasconcelos BSA, Montalvão MM, Ceasar SA, da Silva CKV, Gurgel QR (2023) The use of nanocarriers to enhance the anti-neuroinflammatory potential of dietary flavonoids in animal models of neurodegenerative diseases: a systematic review Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry. https://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1389557523666230907093441. IF: 3.8 (UAE) 
  • Rakkammal, K., Pandian, S., Maharajan, T. Ceasar SA., Sohn S., Ramesh M (2023) Humic acid regulates gene expression and activity of antioxidant enzymes to inhibit the salt-induced oxidative stress in finger millet. Cereal Research Communications. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42976-023-00429-8. IF: 1.6 
  • Kalaimathi K, Shine K, Gandhi GR, Vijayakumar S, Ayyanar M, Amalraj S, Varatharaju G, Thiruvengadam M, Ceasar SA, Prabhu S, Jose J (2023) Cyanobacterial metabolites as novel potential suppressors of breast cancer: A comparative in silico pharmacological assessment, Intelligent Pharmacy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ipha.2023.06.002. Volume 1, Issue 3,Pages 133-144.
  • Ceasar SA*, Ignacimuthu S (2023) CRISPR/Cas genome editing in plants: Dawn of Agrobacterium transformation for recalcitrant and transgene-free plants for future crop breeding. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, (online first). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2023.02.030. IF: 5.437 (UK). (*Corresponding author)
  • Krishna ATP, Maharajan T, Ceasar SA (2023). Significance and genetic control of membrane transporters to improve phytoremediation and biofortification processes. Molecular Biology Reports. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-023-08521-2. IF: 2.742 (Netherlands). (*Corresponding author).
  • Ingle K*, Moharil M, Gahukar S, Jadhav P, Ghorade R, Thakur N, Kasanaboina K, Ceasar SA* (2023) Assessment of cytomorphological differences in sorghum fertility restoration. Agriculture 2023, 13, 985. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture13050985. IF: 3.408 (Swiss). (*Corresponding author)
  • Gandhi SR, Gandhi GR, Antony PJ, Gurgel RQ, Quintans JSS, Quintans-Jún LJ (2023) Zhong LLD, Yogesh D, Krishnakumar NM, Ceasar SA Gan R (2023): Health functions and related molecular mechanisms of Miconia genus: A systematic review. Heliyon. Volume 9, Issue 3, E14609. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e13952. IF: 3.776 (Netherlands). 
  • Krishna TPA, Ceasar SA*, Maharajan T (2023) Biofortification of Crops to Fight Anemia: Role of Vacuolar Iron Transporters. Journal of Agriculture Food Chemistry. 71, 8, 3583–3598. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.2c07727. IF: 5.895 (USA). (*Corresponding author)
  • Gandhi GR, Sharanya CS, Jayanandan C, Haridas M, Hillary VE, Gandhi SR, Sridharan G, Sivasubramanian R, Vasconcelos ABS, Montalvão MM, Ceasar SA, Sousa NFD, Scotti L, Scotti MT, Gurgel RQ, Quintans-Júnior LJ (2023): Multitargeted molecular docking and dynamics simulation studies of flavonoids and volatile components from the peel of Citrus sinensis L. (Osbeck) against specific tumor protein markers, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics (online first). https://doi.org/10.1080/07391102.2023.2212062. IF: 5.235 (UK).
  • Hillary VE, Ceasar SA* (2023) An update on COVID-19: SARS-CoV-2 variants, antiviral drugs, and vaccines Heliyon. Volume 9, Issue 3, e13952. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e13952. IF: 3.776 (Netherlands). (*Corresponding author)
  • Gandhi GR, Hillary VE, Antony PJ, Zhong LLD, Yogesh D, Krishnakumar NM, Ceasar SA Gan R (2023): A systematic review on anti-diabetic plant essential oil compounds: Dietary sources, effects, molecular mechanisms, and safety. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2023.2170320. IF: 11.208 (UK).
  • Maharajan T, Krishna TPA, Ceasar SA*, Ignacimuthu S (2023). Zinc supply influenced the growth, yield, zinc content, and expression of ZIP family transporters in sorghum. Planta 257, 44 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00425-023-04076-5. IF: 4.540 (Germany). (*Corresponding author)
  • Gandhi SR, Gandhi GR, Antony PJ, Gurgel RQ, Quintans JSS, Quintans-Jún LJ (2023) Zhong LLD, Yogesh D, Krishnakumar NM, Ceasar SA Gan R (2023): Natural sources, biosynthesis, biological functions, and molecular mechanisms of shikimic acid and its derivatives. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. Volume 13(4): pp 139-147. DOI: 10.4103/2221-1691.374230. IF: 1.51. (Netherlands).
  • Rakkammal K, Maharajan T, Shriram RN, Ram PSJ, Ceasar SA*, Ramesh M* (2023) Physiological, biochemical and molecular responses of finger millet (Eleusine coracana) genotypes exposed to short-term drought stress induced by PEG-6000. South African Journal of Botany, Volume 155, PP 45-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2023.01.053. IF: 3.111 (SA). (*Corresponding author)
  • Maharajan T, Krishna ATP, Rakkammal K, Ramakrishnan M, Ceasar SA*, Ramesh M, Ignacimuthu S (2023) Identification of QTL associated with agro-morphological and phosphorus content traits in finger millet under differential phosphorus supply via linkage mapping. Agriculture 2023, 13, 262. https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0472/13/2/262/htm. IF: 3.408 (Swiss). (*Corresponding author)
  • Maharajan T, Chellasamy G, Krishna TPA, Ceasar SA*, Yun K (2022) The role of metal transporters in phytoremediation: A closer look at Arabidopsis. Chemosphere. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.136881. IF: 8.943 (UK). (*Corresponding author)
  • Rakkammal K, Priya A, Pandian S, Maharajan T, Rathinapriya P, Satish L, Ceasar SA, Sohn S-I, Ramesh M (2022) Conventional and Omics Approaches for Understanding the Abiotic Stress Response in Cereal Crops-An Updated Overview. Plants. 11(21):2852. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11212852. IF: 4.658 (Swiss).  
  • Maharajan T, Krishna TPA, Rakkammal K, Ceasar SA*, Ramesh M (2022) Application of CRISPR/Cas system in cereal improvement for biotic and abiotic stress tolerance. Planta 254, 90. DOI: 10.1007/s00425-022-04023-w. IF: 4.540 (Germany) (*Corresponding author).
  • Johnson KVH, Krishna TPA, Dash M, Thiyageshwari S, Ceasar SA, Selviet D (2022). Food and nutritional security: innovative approaches for improving micronutrient use efficiency in soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) under hostile soils. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42729-022-01025-1. IF: 3.610 (Chile).
  • Ceasar SA*, Maharajan T, Hillary VE, Krishna TPA (2022) Insights to improve the plant nutrient transport by CRISPR/Cas system. Biotechnology Advances. Vol 59,107963. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biotechadv.2022.107963. IF: 17.681 (USA). (*Corresponding author)
  • Hillary VE, Ceasar SA* (2022) A review on the mechanism and applications of CRISPR/Cas9/Cas12/Cas13/Cas14 proteins utilized for genome engineering. Molecular Biotechnology. DOI:10.1007/s12033-022-00567-0. IF: 2.860 (USA). (*Corresponding author)
  • Gandhi GR, Antony PJ, Ceasar SA, Vasconcelos ABS, Montalvão MM, Franca MN, Resende AD, Sharanya CS, Liu Y, Hariharan G, Gan R (2022) Health functions and related molecular mechanisms of ellagitannin-derived urolithins. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, https://doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2022.2106179 IF: 11.208 (UK).
  • Krishnakumar NM, Manikantan K, Suja SNR, Latha PG, Ceasar SA (2022) Morinda umbellata active fraction inhibits lipopolysaccharide induced proinflammatory cytokines by downregulating NF-κB activation, Toxicology Research, tfac063, https://doi.org/10.1093/toxres/tfac063. IF: 2.680 (UK).
  • Hillary VE, Ceasar SA* (2022) Prime editing in plants and mammalian cells: mechanism, achievements, limitations, and future prospects. Bioesssays. https://doi.org/10.1002/bies.202200032. IF: 4.653 (USA). (*Corresponding author)
  • Ceasar SA* (2021) Foxtail millet (Setaria italica) as a model system to study and improve the nutrient transport in cereals. Plant Growth Regulation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10725-022-00878-x . IF: 3.242. (Netherlands) (*Corresponding author)
  • Rakkammal K, Maharajan T, Ceasar SA, Ramesh M (2022). Biostimulants and their role in improving plant growth under drought and salinity. Cereal Research Communications. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42976-022-00299-6. IF: 1.240.
  • Ingle KP, Suprasanna P, Narkhede GW, Ceasar SA, Abdi G, Raina A, Moharil MP, Singh A (2022). Biofortified foxtail millet: towards a more nourishing future. Plant Growth Regulation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10725-022-00900-2. IF: 3.242. (Netherlands)
  • Krishnakumar NM, Ceasar SA (2022) Wild Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms Used by the Tribes in the State of Kerala, India: A Review. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. Vol 24, Issue 9, pp. 63-72. DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.2022044605. IF: 1.92.
  • Krishna TPA, Maharajan T, Ceasar SA* (2022) Application of CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing System to Reduce the Pre- and Post-Harvest Yield Losses in Cereals. The Open Biotechnology Journal. Vol 16 (1). DOI: 10.2174/18740707-v16-e2205190. IF: NA (*Corresponding author) (UAE) (Scopus Indexed).
  • Krishna TPA, Maharajan T, Ceasar SA* (2022) Improvement of millets in the post-genomic era. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12298-022-01158-8. IF: 3.023. (*Corresponding author)
  • Ceasar SA*, Maharajan T (2022) The role of millets role in attaining United Nation's sustainable developmental goals. Plants People Planet. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.10254. IF: 5.695 (UK) (*Corresponding author).
  • Krishna TPA, Maharajan T, Ceasar SA* (2022) The Role of Membrane Transporters in the Biofortification of Zinc and Iron in Plants. Biological Trace Elements Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12011-022-03159-w. IF: 4.081 (USA). (*Corresponding author)
  • Maharajan T#, Ceasar SA#*, Krishna TPA (2022) Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn): nutritional importance and nutrient transporters. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences. DOI:10.1080/07352689.2022.2037834. IF: 5.188 (UK) (In press). (*Corresponding author; #Equal contributions)
  • Ceasar SA* (2021) Genome-editing in millets: current knowledge and future perspectives. Molecular Biology Reports. 49, 773-781. DOI: 10.1007/s11033-021-06975-w. IF: 2.3. (*Corresponding author)
  • Maharajan T, Krishna TPA, Kiriyanthan RM, Ignacimuthu S, Ceasar SA* (2021) Improving abiotic stress tolerance in sorghum: focus on the nutrient transporters and marker-assisted breeding. Planta. 254, 90. DOI: 10.1007/s00425-021-03739-5. IF: 4.116 (Germany) (*Corresponding author).
  • Maharajan T, Ceasar SA, Krishna TPA, Ignacimuthu S (2021) Management of phosphorus nutrient amidst climate change for sustainable agriculture. Journal of Environmental Quality. 50, 1303-1324. DOI: 10.1002/jeq2.20292. IF: 2.751 (USA) (*Corresponding author).
  • Hillary VE, Ceasar SA*, Ignacimuthu, S (2021) Potential of CRISPR/Cas system in the diagnosis of COVID-19 infection. Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics. 21:11, 1179-1189. DOI: 10.1080/14737159.2021.1970535. IF: 5.225 (UK) (*Corresponding author).
  • Maharajan T, Ceasar SA*, Krishna TPA, Ignacimuthu S (2021) Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn): an orphan crop with a potential to alleviate the calcium deficiency in the semi-arid tropics of Asia and Africa. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5, 258. DOI: 10.3389/fsufs.2021.684447. (Scopus Indexed) (Switzerland) (*Corresponding author).
  • Toppo E, Al-Dhabi NA, Sankar C, Kumar SN, Buvanesvaragurunathan K, Darvin SS, Stalin A, Balakrishna K, Ceasar SA, Pandikumar P, Ignacimuthu S, Sivasankaran K, Agastian P (2021) Hepatoprotective effect of selected isoandrographolide derivatives on steatotic HepG2 cells and High Fat Diet fed rats. European Journal of Pharmacology. (Online first). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejphar.2021.174056. IF: 3.263. (The Netherlands)
  • David RH, Ramakrishnan M, Maharajan T, Kannan TB, Babu GT, Daniel MA, Agastian P, Caesar SA*, Ignacimuthu SA* (2021) Mining QTL and genes for root traits and biochemical parameters under vegetative drought in South Indian genotypes of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn) by association mapping and in silico comparative genomics. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, Vol 32, 101935, doi:10.1016/j.bcab.2021.101935. (Scopus Indexed). (*Corresponding authors) (The Netherland)
  • Roch GV, Maharajan T, Krishna TPA, Ignacimuthu S, Ceasar SA* (2020) Expression of PHT1 family transporter genes contributes for low phosphate stress tolerance in foxtail millet (Setaria italica) genotypes. Planta. Vol 252(98), 1–9. doi: 10.1007/s00425-020-03503-1. IF: 3.39 (Germany). (*Corresponding author)
  • Ceasar SA, Lekeux G, Motte P, Xiao Z, Galleni M, Hanikenne M (2020) di-Cysteine residues of the Arabidopsis thaliana HMA4 C-terminus are only partially required for cadmium transport. Frontiers in Plant Science. Vol 11(560), pp 1–8. doi:10.3389/fpls.2020.00560. IF: 4.402 (Switzerland)
  • Vetriventhan, M., Azevedo, V.C.R., Upadhyaya, H.D., Nirmalakumari A, Kane-Potaka J, Anitha S, Ceasar SA, Muthamilarasan M, Bhat BV, Hariprasanna K, Bellundagi A, Cheruku D, Backiyalakshmi C, Santra D, Vanniarajan C, Tonapi VA (2020) Genetic and genomic resources, and breeding for accelerating improvement of small millets: current status and future interventions. The Nucleus. Vol 63, pp 217–239. doi:10.1007/s13237-020-00322-3s. (Scopus Indexed)
  • Ceasar SA*, Ramakrishnan M, Vinod KK, Roch GV, Upadhyaya HD, Baker A*, Ignacimuthu S (2020) Phenotypic responses of foxtail millet (Setaria italica) genotypes to phosphate supply under greenhouse and natural field conditions. PLoS One. Vol 15(6), pp 1–25 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0233896. IF: 2.740 (USA). (*Corresponding authors)
  • Krishna TPA, Maharajan T, Roch GV, Ramakrishnan M, Ceasar SA*, Ignacimuthu S (2020) Hybridization and hybrid detection through molecular markers in finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.). Journal of Crop Improvement. Vol 34(3), pp 335–355. doi:10.1080/15427528.2019.1709596 (Online first). (USA). (*Corresponding author) (Scopus Indexed)
  • Krishna TPA, Maharajan T, Roch GV, Ignacimuthu S, Ceasar SA*, (2020) Structure, function, regulation and phylogenetic relationship of ZIP family transporters of plants. Frontiers in Plant Science. Vol 11(662), pp 1–18. doi:10.3389/fpls.2020.00662. IF: 4.402 (Switzerland) (*Corresponding author)
  • Maharajan T, Ceasar SA*, Krishna TPA, Ignacimuthu S (2019) Phosphate supply influenced the growth, yield and expression of PHT1 family phosphate transporters in seven millets. Planta. Vol 250, pp 1433-1448. doi: 10.1007/s00425-019-03237-9. IF: 3.39 (Germany) (*Corresponding author)
  • Hillary VE, Ceasar SA* (2019) Application of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system in cereal crops. The Open Biotechnology Journal. Vol 13, pp 173–179. doi: 10.2174/1874070701913010173. (Scopus Indexed (*Corresponding author) (UAE)
  • Roch GV, Maharajan T, Ceasar SA*, Ignacimuthu S* (2019) Role of PHT1 family transporters in the acquisition and redistribution of phosphorus in plants. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences Vol 38, pp 171–198. doi:10.1080/07352689.2019.1645402. IF: 6.2 (UK) (*Corresponding authors)
  • Ceasar SA* (2019) Genome-wide identification and in silco analysis of PHT1 family genes and proteins in Setaria viridis: a best model to study the nutrient transport in millets. Plant Genome. Vol. 12, No. 1: 180019. doi:10.3835/plantgenome2018.04.0019. IF: 3.847 (USA) (*Corresponding author)
  • Ceasar SA*, Maharajan T, Krishna TPA, Roch GV, Satish L, Ignacimuthu S* (2018) Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.) improvement: current status and future interventions of whole genome sequence. Frontiers in Plant Science. Vol 9, e1054. pp 1-16. doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01054. IF: 4.402 (Switzerland) (*Corresponding authors)
  • Krishna TPA, Maharajan T, Antony David RH, Ramakrishnan M, Ceasar SA*, Duraipandiyan V, Roch GV, Ignacimuthu S* (2018) Microsatellite markers of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn) and foxtail millet (Setaria italica (L.) Beauv) provide resources for cross-genome transferability and genetic diversity analyses in other millets. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. Vol 6, pp 493-501. doi:10.1016/j.bcab.2018.09.009. (The Netherlands). (*Corresponding authors) (Scopus Indexed)
  • Darvin SS, Toppo E, Esakkimuthu E, Krishna TPA, Ceasar SA, Stalin A, Balakrishna K, Muniappan N, Pazhanivel N, Mahaprabhu R, Paulraj MG, Pandikumar P, Ignacimuthu S, Al-Dhabi NA, (2018) Hepatoprotective effect of bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid tiliamosine from Tiliacora racemosa in high-fat diet/diethylnitrosamine-induced non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. Vol 108, pp 963-973. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2018.09.116. IF: 4.545 (France).
  • Pandian S, Marichelvam K, Satish L, Ceasar SA, Pandian SK, Ramesh M (2018) SPAR markers assisted assessment of genetic diversity and population structure in finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn) mini core collection. Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology (Switzerland). (Peer reviewed). Vol 21, pp 469-481. doi:10.1007/s12892-018-0034-0. (Scopus Indexed)
  • Toppo E, Darvin SS, Buvanesvaragurunathan K, Esakkimuthu S, Krishna TPA, Stalin A, Kedike B, Pandikumar P, Al-Dhabi N, Ceasar SA, Ignacimuthu S (2018) Curative effect of Arjunolic acid from Terminalia arjuna in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease models. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. Vol 107, pp 979-988. doi:10.1016/j.biopha.2018.08.019. IF: 4.545 (France).
  • Ceasar SA* (2018) Feeding world population amidst depleting phosphate reserves: the role of biotechnological interventions. The Open Biotechnology Journal. Vol 12, pp 51-55. doi: 10.2174/1874070701812010051. (*Corresponding author) (UAE). (Scopus Indexed)
  • Daniel MA, David RHA, Caesar SA, Ramakrishnana M, Duraipandiyan V, Ignacimuthu S, Al-Dhabi NA (2018) Effect of L-glutamine and casein hydrolysate in the development of somatic embryos from cotyledonary leaf explants in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. monech). South African Journal of Botany. Vol 114, pp 223-231. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2017.11.014.  IF: 1.792.
  • Maharajan T, Ceasar SA*, Krishna TPA, Ramakrishnan M, Duraipandiyan V, Al-Dhabi NA, Ignacimuthu S* (2018) Utilization of molecular markers for improving the phosphorus efficiency in crop plants. Plant Breeding. Vol 137, pp 10-26. doi:10.1111/pbr.12537. IF: 1.662 (UK) (*Corresponding authors).
  • Ceasar SA*, Baker A, Ignacimuthu S (2017). Functional characterization of the PHT1 family transporters of foxtail millet with development of a novel Agrobacterium-mediated transformation procedure. Scientific Reports. Vol 7(1):14064. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14447-0. IF: 4.0 (UK). (*Corresponding author).
  • Vinothkumar R, Ceasar SA*, Divya Ruba A (2017) Chemosuppressive effect of Plumbagin on human non-small lung cancer cell xenotransplanted Zebrafish. Indian Journal of Cancer. Vol 54, Issue 1, pp 253-256. doi:10.4103/0019-509X.219580. IF: 0.765 (India). (*Corresponding author)
  • Sivasankaran K, Mathew P, Anand S, Ceasar SA, Mariapackiam S, Ignacimuthu S (2017) Complete mitochondrial genome sequence of fruit-piercing moth Eudocima phalonia (Linnaeus, 1763) (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea). Genomics Data. Vol 14, pp 66-81. doi:10.1016/j.gdata.2017.09.004. (USA). (Scopus Indexed)
  • Satish L, Ceasar SA*, Ramesh M* (2017) Improved Agrobacterium-mediated transformation and direct plant regeneration in four cultivars of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.). Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture. Vol 131, Issue 3, pp 547-565. DOI 10.1007/s11240-017-1305-5. IF: 2.2 (Netherland). (*Corresponding authors).
  • Krishna TPA, Ceasar SA, Maharajan T, Ramakrishnan M, Duraipandiyan V, Al-Dhabi NA, Ignacimuthu S (2017) Improving the zinc-use efficiency in plants: a review. SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics. Vol 49(3), pp 211-230. (Japan). (Scopus Indexed)
  • Ramakrishnan, M, Ceasar SA, Vinod K, Duraipandiyan V, T. P. Ajeesh Krishna, Hari D. Upadhyaya, Al-Dhabi NA, Ignacimuthu S (2017) Identification of putative QTLs for seedling stage phosphorus starvation response in finger millet (Eleusine coracana L. Gaertn.) by association mapping and cross species synteny analysis. PLoS One. Vol 12(8): e0183261. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0183261.  IF: 2.740 (USA)
  • Ceasar SA, Rajan V, Prykhozhij SV, Berman JN, Ignacimuthu S (2016) Insert, remove or replace: a highly advanced genome editing system using CRISPR/Cas9. BBA-Molecular Cell Research. Vol 1863, Issue 9, pp 2333-2344. doi:10.1016/j.bbamcr.2016.06.009. IF: 4.105 (Netherlands)
  • Ceasar SA*, Baker A, Muench SP, Baldwin SA, Ignacimuthu S (2016) The conservation of phosphate binding residues among PHT1 transporters suggests that distinct transport affinities are unlikely to result from differences in the phosphate binding site. Biochemical Society Transactions. Vol 44, Issue 5, pp 1541-1548. doi:10.1042/BST20160016. IF: 5.160 (UK) (*Corresponding author)
  • Reegan AD, Ceasar SA, Paulraj MG, Ignacimuthu S, Al-Dhabi NA (2016) Current status of genome editing in vector mosquitoes: A review. BioScience Trends. Vol 10, Issue 6, pp 424-432.  doi:10.5582/bst.2016.01180. IF: 1.553 (Japan)
  • Ramakrishnan, M, Ceasar SA, Duraipandiyan V, Vinod K, Kalpana K, Al-Dhabi NA, Ignacimuthu S (2016) Tracing QTLs for leaf blast resistance and agronomic performance of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.) genotypes through association mapping and in silico comparative genomics analyses. PLoS One. Vol 11(7):e0159264. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159264. IF: 2.740 (USA).
  • David RHA, Ramakrishnan, M, Ceasar SA, Thirugnanasambantham K, Sivasankaran K, Ignacimuthu, S (2016) Analysis of molecular variance and population structure in southern Indian finger millet genotypes using three different molecular markers. Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology. Vol 19, Issue 4, pp 275-283. doi:10.1007/s12892-016-0015-6. (S Korea). (Scopus Indexed).
  • Satish L, Rathinapriya P, Rency SA, Ceasar SA, Prathibha M, Pandian S, Rameshkumar R, Ramesh M (2016) Effect of salinity stress on finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn): Histochemical and morphological analysis of coleoptile and coleorhizae. Flora-Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants. Vol 222, pp 111-120. doi:10.1016/j.flora.2016.04.006. IF: 1.591 (USA)
  • Satish L, Ceasar SA, Shilpha J, Rency AS, Rathinapriya P, Ramesh M (2016) Effects of cefotaxime, amino acids and carbon source on somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in four Indian genotypes of foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.). In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Plant. Vol 52, Issue 2, pp 140-153. doi:10.1007/s11627-015-9724-7. IF: 1.814 (USA)
  • Satish L, Rathinapriya P, Rency AS, Ceasar SA, Pandian S, Rameshkumar R, Ramesh  M (2016) Somatic embryogenesis and regeneration using Gracilaria edulis and Padina boergesenii seaweed liquid extracts and genetic fidelity in finger millet (Eleusine coracana). Journal of Applied Phycology. Vol 28, Issue 3, pp 2083-2098. doi:10.1007/s10811-016-0977-2. IF: 3.016 (Netherlands)
  • Ramakrishnan M, Ceasar SA, Duraipandiyan V, Ignacimuthu S (2016) Assessment of genetic diversity, population structure and relationships in Indian and non-Indian genotypes of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn) using genomic SSR markers. SpringerPlus. Vol 5, 120. doi: 10.1186/s40064-015-1626-y. (Germany). (Scopus Indexed
  • Satish L, Rency AS, Rathinapriya P, Ceasar SA, Pandian S, Rameshkumar R, Rao TB, Balachandran SM, Ramesh  M (2016) Influence of plant growth regulators and spermidine on somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in four Indian genotypes of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn). Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture. Vol 124, Issue 1, pp 15-31. doi:10.1007/s11240-015-0870-8. IF: 2.196 (Netherland)
  • Satish L, Ceasar SA, Shilpha J, Rency AS, Rathinapriya P, Ramesh M (2016) Analysis of genetic variation in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) genotypes with various agronomical traits using SPAR methods. Gene. Vol 576, Issue 1, Part 3, pp. 581-585. doi:10.1016/j.gene.2015.10.056. IF: 2.984 (Netherlands)
  • Baker A, Ceasar SA, Palmer AJ, Paterson J, Qi W, Muench SP, Baldwin SA (2015) Replace, reuse, recycle: Improving the sustainable use of phosphorus by plants. Journal of Experimental Botany. Vol 66, Issue 12, pp.3523-3540. doi:10.1093/jxb/erv210 IF: 5.908 (UK).
  • Ramakrishnan M, Ceasar SA, Duraipandiyan V, Ignacimuthu S (2015) Using molecular markers to assess the genetic diversity and population structure of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.) from various geographical regions. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. Vol 63, Issue 2, pp 361-376. doi:10.1007/s10722-015-0255-1 IF: 1.071 (The Netherland)
  • Ceasar SA, Hodge A, Baker A, Baldwin SA (2014) Phosphate concentration and arbuscular mycorrhizal colonisation influence the growth, yield and expression of twelve PHT1 family phosphate transporters in foxtail millet (Setaria italica). PLoS One. Vol 9(9):e108459. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108459 IF: 2.740 (USA)
  • Satish L, Ceasar SA, Shilpha J, Rency AS, Rathinapriya P, Ramesh M (2014) Direct plant regeneration from in vitro-derived shoot apical meristems of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.). In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Plant. Vol 51, Issue 2, pp 192-200. doi:10.1007/s11627-015-9672-2. IF: 1.814 (USA)
  • Madhuvanthi C, Ceasar SA, Kumar KS, Valivittan K, Srinivasan K, Tamilselvi A (2014) Antibacterial, antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of solvent extracts of Tiliacora acuminata. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Vol 6, Issue 9, 398-403. (India). (Scopus Indexed)
  • Ramakrishnan M, Ceasar SA, Duraipandiyan V, Ignacimuthu S (2014) Efficient plant regeneration from shoot apex explants of maize (Zea mays) and analysis of genetic fidelity of regenerated plants by ISSR markers. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture. Vol 119, Issue 1, pp 183-196. doi:10.5897/AJB2018.16562. IF: 2.196 (Netherlands)
  • Ramakrishnan M, Ceasar SA, Duraipandiyan V, Daniel MA, Ignacimuthu S (2013) Efficacious somatic embryogenesis and fertile plant recovery from shoot apex explants of onion (Allium cepa. L.). In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Plant. Vol 49, Issue 3, pp 285-293. doi:10.1007/s11627-013-9510-3. IF: 1.8 (USA)
  • Ceasar SA, Ignacimuthu S (2012) Genetic engineering of crop plants for fungal resistance: role of antifungal genes. Biotechnology Letters. Vol 34, Issue 6, pp 995-1002. doi:10.1007/s10529-012-0871-1. IF: 2.2 (Netherlands)
  • Ignacimuthu S, Ceasar SA (2012) Development of transgenic finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.) resistant to leaf blast disease. Journal of Biosciences.  Vol 37, Issue 1, pp 1-13. doi:10.1007/s12038-011-9178-y. IF: 1.6 (India) (Cover page image article)
  • Ceasar SA, Ignacimuthu S (2011) Applications of Biotechnology and Biochemical engineering for the improvement of Jatropha and Biodiesel: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol 15, Issue 9, pp 5176-5185. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.039. IF: 12.1 (USA)
  • Ceasar SA, Ignacimuthu S (2011) Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.) using shoot apex explants. Plant Cell Reports. Vol 30, Issue 9, pp 1759-1770. doi:10.1007/s00299-011-1084-0 IF: 3.8 (Germany)
  • Ceasar SA, Ignacimuthu S (2010) Effects of cytokinins, carbohydrates and amino acids on induction and maturation of somatic embryos in kodo millet (Paspalum scorbiculatum Linn.). Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture. Vol 102, Issue 2, pp 153-162. doi:10.1007/s11627-015-9724-7. IF: 2.2 (Netherlands)
  • Ceasar SA, Maxwell SL, Prasad KB, Karthigan M, Ignacimuthu S (2010) Highly efficient shoot regeneration of Bacopa monnieri (L.) using a two-stage culture procedure and assessment of genetic integrity of micropropagated plants by RAPD. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. Vol 32, Issue 3, pp 443-452. doi:10.1007/s11738-009-0419-8. IF: 1.8 (Poland)
  • Ceasar SA, Ignacimuthu S (2009) Genetic engineering of millets: current status and future prospects. Biotechnology Letters. Vol 31, Issue 6, pp 779-788. doi:10.1007/s10529-009-9933-4. IF: 2.2 (Netherlands)
  • Ceasar SA, Ignacimuthu S (2008) Efficient somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from shoot apex explants of different Indian genotypes of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.). In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Plant. Vol 44, Issue 5, pp 427-435. doi:10.1007/s11627-008-9153-y IF: 1.8 (USA)
  • Nucleotide Sequences Submitted To Genbank (NCBI)
  • Number of partial gene sequences submitted to NCBI = 80
  • Whole genome sequence submitted to NCBI = 1
  • Eudocima phalonia voucher ERILMC-049 mitochondrion, complete genome; Accession No: KY196412.1; Date of release: 13th September, 2017

International

  • Maharajan T, Krishna TPA, Ceasar SA (2022). Reducing phytic acid content in the seeds of foxtail millet through CRISPR/Cas9 system. International Conference on Plant Genetic Engineering and Genome Editing" Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, Kerala-671320, India. January 27th to 29th, 2022.
  • Maharajan T, Krishna TPA, Ceasar SA (2022). Identification of QTL associated with agromorphological and phosphorus content traits of finger millet under two contrasting phosphorus levels by linkage mapping. International Conference - “Harnessing the potential of Finger millet for Achieving Food and Nutritional Security: Challenges and Prospects (ICFM-2022)" University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore 560065, Karnataka, India. January 19th to 22nd, 2022.
  • Satish L, Rathinapriya P, Muthuramalingam P, Subramani P, Ceasar SA, Ramesh M (2020) Overexpression of Erianthus arundinaceus DREB2 transcription factor ameliorates the salinity and drought tolerance in Eleusine coracana cultivars. The 1st International Electronic Conference on Plant Science. MDPI hosting conferences. 1st to 15th December 2020
  • Ramakrishnan, M, Duraipandiyan V, Ceasar SA, K, Al-Dhabi NA, Ignacimuthu S (2016) Assessment of genetic diversity, population structure and relationships in finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn) using genomic SSR markers. International symposium on medicinal plants and herbal drugs in human and livestock wealth- A global prospective (ISMPHD). PG and research Department of Botany, Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai, India. 29th to 31st January 2016.
  • Ceasar SA, Baldwin SA, Ignacimuthu S, Muench SP (2015) Structure and function of PHosphate Transporter1 (PHT1) proteins in foxtail millet (Setaria italica). Membrane Proteins from A to Z: Symposium around the Life and Work of Prof Stephen Baldwin. Poster presentation. Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK. 16th to 17th December 2015. 
  • Ramakrishnan M, Ceasar SA, Duraipandiyan V, Kadirvel P, Ignacimuthu S (2014) Assessment of genetic diversity among finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L) ) accessions using molecular markers. International Symposium: Trends in Plant Science Research. Poster presentation- Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India. 15th to 16th February 2014. 
  • Ceasar SA (2014) “Phosphate availability and colonisation with mycorrhizal fungus influence growth and phosphate transporter gene expression in foxtail millet”. Oral presentation at Centre for Plant Sciences Symposium (CPS), Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK. 22nd January 2014. (Oral Presentation)
  • Ceasar SA, A. Hodge, S.A. Baldwin, A. Baker (2013) “Expression dynamics of the Foxtail millet (Setaria italica) PHT1 family of phosphate transporters”. Poster presentation- Society of Experimental Biology (SEB) Annual Main meeting, Valencia, Spain. 3rd July 2013 to 6th July 2013.
  • Ceasar SA. “Improving the phosphate use efficiency of crop plants” Pitch presentation at Nutrition for Life Workshop.   Organized by Biosciences Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN, UK). Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. 9th April 2013 (Oral Presentation)
  • Manikanadan R, Basha NA, Daniel A, Ceasar SA (2006) “In vitro Callus and regeneration of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn)”. Frontiers in Genetics and Biotechnology-Retrospect and Prospect, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. 8th to 10th January 2006.
  • Kausikm KB, Swaminathan S, Ceasar SA. (2010) “In vitro propagation of Plumbago zeylanica L., a medicinally important plant”. International Conference on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Drugs: Challenges and Opportunities in Cultivation, Sustainable Utilization and Conservation (ICMPHD 2010). Department of Botany, Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai, India. March 4th to 6th 2010.

National

  • Ceasar SA, John J (2003) “Study of inhibitory effect of three plant extracts against dental caries causing microbes”. National Seminar on Recent Trends in Biological Sciences. Department of Zoology, Sri Paramakalyani College, Alwarkurichi, India. 25th and 27th October. (Oral Presentation)
  • Ceasar S. A. “Role of Biotechnology in Sustainable Agriculture”. Natura-04 A National Level Technical Symposium, Department of Biotechnology, St. Peter’s Engineering College, Chennai, India.23rd and 24th September.
  • Ceasar SA (2005) “Genetic engineering of crop plants for insect resistance: role of proteinase inhibitors”. Natura 05 A National Level Technical Symposium, Department of Biotechnology, St. Peter’s Engineering College, Chennai, India. 22nd and 23rd September. (Oral Presentation)
  • Ceasar SA (2006) “Protein folding and diseases of misfolding: from theory to therapy”. Natura- 06 A National Level Technical Symposium, Department of Biotechnology, St. Peter’s Engineering College, Chennai, India. 4th and 5th October.
  • Maxwell SL, Ceasar SA (2007) “Micropropagation of Bacopa monnieri- an endangered medicinal plant”. “National Conference on Biotechnology and Conservation of Endangered Species” (NCBCES 2007). Chennai, India. 19th and 20th October.
  • Ceasar SA (2007) “Current Scenario of GM crops”. Natura- 07 A National Level Technical Symposium, Department of Biotechnology, St. Peter’s Engineering College, Chennai, India. 8th and 9th October. (Oral Presentation)
  • Ceasar SA (2010) Molecular (DNA) Assisted Plant Breeding for Crop Improvement. Natura-10 A National Level Technical Symposium. Department of Biotechnology, St. Peter’s Engineering College, Chennai, India. 17th September.
  • Ceasar SA (2023). Biotechnological interventions for millet improvement. Proceedings of the National Conference on Millets. Millet Magic-2023. Sowing sustainable futures. Organized by Department of Biotechnology, SAFI Institute of Advanced Study, Malappuram, Kerala. 17th and 18th October, 2023. ISBN 978-93-6013-102-9.
  • “Genebank Field Day”, Genebank, ICRISAT Pattancheru Hyderabad, India. 25/10/2019
  • “1st Cologne Conference on Food for Future”, Cluster of Excellence in Plant Science (CEPLAS), University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. 05/09/2018 to 07/09/2018
  • BioForum 2018: A one-day workshop for Industry-Academic Interaction, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium, 17/05/2018
  • CRISPR/Cas9 workshop by Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), University of Liege, Liege, Belgium, 07/03/2018
  • InBios Day Seminar, Institute of Biological Sciences (InBioS), University of Liege, Belgium, 01/02/2018
  • National Workshop on Innovations in Water Resource Management in Educational Institutions, Loyola College, Chennai, India, 25-11-2016 to 25-11-2016
  • Membrane proteins: from A to Z. University of Leeds, UK, 16-12-2015 to 17-12-2015
  • SPSS training, University of Leeds, UK, 8/7/2013
  • Workshop on Scientific Writing, University of Leeds, UK, 24/5/2012
  • National Seminar on Biopesticides in insect pest management, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, India, 1/2/2008 to 2/2/2008
  • National Seminar on Recent Trends in Insect Pest Management, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai, India, 1/2/2007 to 2/2/2007
  • ISO internal Auditor Training, Creative Management Consultants, Chennai, India, 11/8/2006
  • Group Discussion for College Teachers, MBA Dept. St. Peter’s Engineering College, Chennai, India, 16/2/2005
  • Students Guidance & Counselling, National Institute of Technical Teacher Training Research, Chennai, India, 5/8/2005 to 7/8/2005
  • Inter Collegiate Seminar on Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Malankara Catholic College, Kaliakavilai, India, 02/08/2003
  • Workshop on Laboratory Techniques, Vivek Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Nagerkovil, India, 5/10/2002 to 6/10/2002
  • Member (Lifetime), Genome India International, India
  • Member (Lifetime), Biochemical Society, London, UK
  • Member, Society for Biological Chemists, IISc, Bangalore, India
  • Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow (MC-IIF), European Union
  • World University Network-Research Mobility Program (WUN-RMP) Award, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Marie Curie Fellow-Visiting Title, University of Leeds, UK
  • International Travel Grant, Biochemical Society, London, UK
  • DBT-CTEP International Travel Grant, DBT, Govt. of India
  • Academic Visitor, University of Leeds, UK
  • BELSPO Non-European Postdoctoral Fellow, Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO), Belgium
  • Best Researcher Award-2018, Loyola College, Chennai, India for wining Prestigious International Fellowships
  • Listed as the top 2% cited scientists by the Stanford University, USA (Year 2022)

Abroad Universities visited on research and collaboration

  • University of Leeds, UK (May 2012 to May 2014, December 2015, February to June 2017)
  • University of Alberta, Canada (March to April 2014)
  • University of Liege, Belgium (August 2017 to February 2019)
  • University of Cologne, Germany (August & September 2018)
  • Organized an International Conference on Millets: Breeding, Physiology, Genomics, Biotechnology, and Nutraceuticals-2023 (ICM-BPGBN-2023) from July 5 to 7, 2023 at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India
  • External Examiner-Ph.D Thesis Evaluation and Viva Voce- Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  • Editorial Board Member BMC Methods (2023 onward)
  • Guest Editor- Planta (IF: 4.5)-Special issues on millets
  • Director-Rajagiri Research and Developmental Cell (2023 onward)
  • Editorial Board Member, MDPI- Agriculture (2022 onward)
  • Reviewer – Major Projects from DST-SERB, Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI.
  • Reviewer-Major Projects from National Science Centre, Poland
  • Chairman-Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC)-Rajagiri College-Approved by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI.
  • Editorial Board Member, BMC Genomics (2021 onward)
  • Editor, Open Biotechnology Journal (2018 onward)
  • Ad hoc reviewer for reputed Journals in Plant Biotechnology field (Journal of Biotechnology, Scientific Reports, BMC Plant Biology, BMC Genomics, Functional & Integrative Genomics, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Planta, Int. J. Molecular Sciences, etc)
  • Member, Board of studies in Biochemistry. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Thirunelveli, India. 2003-2004
  • Member, Board of studies in Biotechnology, St Peter’s University, Chennai, India. 2008-2012
  • ISO Internal Auditor, St. Peter’s Engineering College, Avadi, Chennai, India.
  • Acted as examiner in Central Valuation, practical exams and project work for Biochemistry Board, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Thirunelveli, India. (2000-2004)
  • Acted as examiner in Central Valuation, Practical Exams and Project Work for Biotechnology, Anna University Chennai, India. (2004-2010)