Seethapathy Gopalakrishnan Saroja
I am interested in the study of medicinal drugs derived from natural sources. This research field, pharmacognosy, is an interdisciplinary science that encapsulates fields such as ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, natural product chemistry, drug discovery, bioprospecting, and intellectual property rights.
For my PhD, I am studying about medicinal plants used in women's healthcare in India. In my research I focus on ethnobotanical field research, phytochemical analysis, bioassays, and high-throughput sequencing for DNA metabarcoding of medicinal plants in trade, specifically medicinal herbal products.
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MSc in Biotechnology (2011), St. Joseph's College/Bharathidasan University, India
BSc in Botany (2009), St. Joseph's College/Bharathidasan University, India
Internships (2015), Biodiversity Institute of Ontario-University of Guelph, Canada and Biomolecular Technology Group-De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Researcher (August, 2013 to July, 2015) at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India
Researcher (May, 2011 to July, 2013) at The Institute of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology, Bangalore, India
Seethapathy GS, Ganesh D, Santhosh Kumar JU, Senthilkumar U, Newmaster SG, Ragupathy S, Uma Shaanker R, Ravikanth G. 2015. Assessing product adulteration in natural health products for laxative yielding plants, Cassia, Senna, and Chamaecrista, in Southern India using DNA barcoding. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 129(4): 693-700. doi: 10.1007/s00414-014-1120-z.
Kumar JS, Krishna V, Seethapathy GS, Senthilkumar U, Ragupathy S, Ganesan R, Steven G Newmaster, Ganeshaiah KN, Ravikanth G, Uma Shaanker R. 2015. DNA barcoding to assess species adulteration in raw drug trade of “Bala” (genus: Sida L.) herbal products in South India. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, (61): 501-509. doi:10.1016/j.bse.2015.07.024
Seethapathy GS, Balasubramani SP, Venkatasubramanian P. 2014. nrDNA ITS Sequence Based SCAR Marker to authenticate Aconitum heterophyllum and Cyperus rotundus in Ayurvedic raw drug source and prepared herbal products. Food Chemistry, 145: 1015–1020. doi: org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.09.027
Balasubramani SP, Seethapathy GS, Venkatasubramanian P. 2011. Nuclear ribosomal DNA-ITS region based molecular Markers to distinguish botanical entities traded as ‘Vidari’. Journal of Herbal Medicine, 1: 83-89. doi: 10.1016/j.hermed.2011.09.003
- Gopalakrishnan Saroja, Seethapathy & Wangensteen, Helle (2017). Skyggesidene ved åpen publisering: indiske forskere utnyttes av røvertidsskrifter. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. ISSN 0800-336X. 33, s 165- 173 . doi: 10.18261/issn.1891-1781-2017-02-05
- Gopalakrishnan Saroja, Seethapathy; Santhosh Kumar, JU & Hareesha, AS (2016). India's scientific publication in predatory journals: Need for regulating quality of Indian science and education. Current Science. ISSN 0011-3891. 111(11), s 1759- 1764 . doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i11/1759-1764 Full text in Research Archive.
- Gopalakrishnan Saroja, Seethapathy (2017, 17. mai). Slik påvirker planters sexliv avling og smak. forskning.no.
- Gopalakrishnan Saroja, Seethapathy (2016, 14. desember). Predatory publishers gain foothold in Indian academia’s upper echelon. [Tidsskrift]. Science Magazine.
- Tidemann, Grethe & Gopalakrishnan Saroja, Seethapathy (2016, 18. februar). Rovtidsskrifter undergraver indisk forskning. Uniforum.