Dairy Microbiology ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute Adugodi, Bangalore- 560030
Current Research Area
- M.V.Sc (Microbiology)
Major Research Accomplishments
- Seven antagonistic lactic acid bacteria against E. coli and S. aureus have been isolated from natural sources, characterized and submitted to NCDC
- Involved in analysis of antimicrobial components in the milk of Malnad gidda cattle
- Secured third prize for the project on “Effect of Supplementation of Probiotics on biochemical variations in Broilers” in International Workshop on “Capacity building in areas of Avian Viral Diseases and Biotechnological Applications” Chennai, August 21-23, 2007
- Attended 21 days winter school on “Recent advances in Dairy Nutraceuticals and Bioinformatics Applications” in the Division of Biochemistry during 1st – 21st February, 2010 at NDRI, Karnal.
- Selected for International training Program on Food safety, Quality assurance systems and Risk analysis at University of Ghent, Belgium (24.09.2014 to 16.12.2014) with VLIR fellowship
Patents, Technology, Methodology, Genetic Stock, Variety, etc.:
- Seven antagonistic lactic acid bacteria against E. coli and S. aureus have been isolated, characterised and submitted to NCDC
- S. Varalakshmi, B.V. Balasubramanyam, B. Surendranath, M. Bagath and D. Rajendran (2014) Use of novel lactic acid bacterial strains with antagonistic activity for the preparation of safe indigenous fermented dairy foods (dahi and raita). Journal of food safety 34, 26-33 (2014). doi: 10.1111/jfs.12091. (NAAS rating : 7.2)
- Varalakshmi S and Kirubaharan J. John (2014). Effect of Cyclophosphamide on the immune status of chickens vaccinated with Newcastle disease vaccine. Research journal of Biotechnology. Vol 9 (1), 53-56, 2014. (NAAS rating: 6.6)
- Varalakshmi S and Kirubaharan J. John (2014). Effect of Cyclophosphamide on the immune status of chickens vaccinated with Newcastle disease vaccine with supplements. World Biomedical frontiers (ISSN: 2328-0166). (http://biomedfrontiers.org/infection-2014-3-30/ ), in the section of Infection and Immunity.
- Varalakshmi S, B.V.Balasubramanyam and B. Surendranath (2013). Novel strains of Lactic acid bacteria to increase the safety of fermented diary foods. Indian Dairy man. In proceedings of 42nd Dairy industry conference, 12-14th Dec 2013.