Dr Suresh Subashchandrabose

Dr Suresh Subashchandrabose

Research Fellow

Office PVC - Science

Career Summary

Biography

 I started my career as a plant biotechnologist but the environmentalist inside me pushed to explore more about environmental science. As a consequence I did my PhD in Environmental remediation and public health at Centre for environmental risk assessment and remediation a world leading environmental research organization placed at University of South Australia. My PhD is a turning point in my career, as I was trained in various aspects of environmental risk assessment, remediation, ecotoxicology, microbiology, and public health.

   During my current position as the researcher I have identified the role of association between diverse microorganisms in successful bioremediation of the toxic pollutants in both soil and water.  Besides I have also developed and used statistical approaches for enhancing the efficiency of microbial bioremediation and for predicting the toxicity of pollutants. Collaborating with my research student we have developed the strategies for remediating the piggery and winery wastewater and simultaneously producing the algal biomass for biodiesel extraction.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of South Australia

Keywords

  • Bioremediation
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental and microbial biotechnology
  • Environmental application of algae
  • Metabolomics
  • Metagenomics

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Tamil (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
100299 Environmental Biotechnology not elsewhere classified 30
090703 Environmental Technologies 30
060599 Microbiology not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Fellow University of Newcastle
Global Centre for Environmental Remediation
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
5/09/2012 - 30/04/2015 Research Associate University of South Australia
Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation (CERAR)
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (23 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Subashchandrabose SR, Wang L, Venkateswarlu K, Naidu R, Megharaj M, 'Interactive effects of PAHs and heavy metal mixtures on oxidative stress in Chlorella sp MM3 as determined by artificial neural network and genetic algorithm', ALGAL RESEARCH-BIOMASS BIOFUELS AND BIOPRODUCTS, 21 203-212 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.algal.2016.11.018
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Liang Wang, Ravi Naidu, Megh Mallavarapu
2017 Thavamani P, Samkumar RA, Satheesh V, Subashchandrabose SR, Ramadass K, Naidu R, et al., 'Microbes from mined sites: Harnessing their potential for reclamation of derelict mine sites.', Environ Pollut, 230 495-505 (2017)
DOI 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.06.056
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Thava Palanisami, Megh Mallavarapu
2017 Subashchandrabose SR, Logeshwaran P, Venkateswarlu K, Naidu R, Megharaj M, 'Pyrene degradation by Chlorella sp MM3 in liquid medium and soil slurry: Possible role of dihydrolipoamide acetyltransferase in pyrene biodegradation', ALGAL RESEARCH-BIOMASS BIOFUELS AND BIOPRODUCTS, 23 223-232 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.algal.2017.02.010
Co-authors Logeshwaran Panneerselvan, Ravi Naidu, Megh Mallavarapu
2017 To T, Procter K, Simmons B, Subashchandrabose S, Atkin R, 'Low cost ionic liquid-water mixtures for effective extraction of carbohydrate and lipid from algae', Faraday Discuss., (2017)
DOI 10.1039/C7FD00158D
2017 Mahbub KR, Subashchandrabose SR, Krishnan K, Naidu R, Megharaj M, 'Mercury alters the bacterial community structure and diversity in soil even at concentrations lower than the guideline values', APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 101 2163-2175 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00253-016-7965-y
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Kannan Krishnan, Ravi Naidu, Megh Mallavarapu
2016 Subramaniyam V, Subashchandrabose SR, Thavamani P, Chen Z, Krishnamurti GSR, Naidu R, Megharaj M, 'Toxicity and bioaccumulation of iron in soil microalgae', Journal of Applied Phycology, 28 2767-2776 (2016) [C1]

© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Microalgae are extensively used in the remediation of heavy metals like iron. However, factors like toxicity, bioavailability a... [more]

© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Microalgae are extensively used in the remediation of heavy metals like iron. However, factors like toxicity, bioavailability and iron speciation play a major role in its removal by microalgae. Thus, in this study, toxicity of three different iron salts (FeSO 4 , FeCl 3 and Fe(NO 3 ) 3 ) was evaluated towards three soil microalgal isolates, Chlorella sp. MM3, Chlamydomonas sp. MM7 and Chlorococcum sp. MM11. Interestingly, all the three iron salts gave different EC50 concentrations; however, ferric nitrate was found to be significantly more toxic followed by ferrous sulphate and ferric chloride. The EC 50 analysis revealed that Chlorella sp. was significantly resistant to iron compared to other microalgae. However, almost 900¿µg¿g -1 iron was accumulated by Chlamydomonas sp. grown with 12¿mg¿L -1 ferric nitrate as an iron source when compared to other algae and iron salts. The time-course bioaccumulation confirmed that all the three microalgae adsorb the ferric salts such as ferric nitrate and ferric chloride more rapidly than ferrous salt, whereas intracellular accumulation was found to be rapid for ferrous salts. However, the amount of iron accumulated or adsorbed by algae, irrespective of species, from ferrous sulphate medium is comparatively lower than ferric chloride and ferric nitrate medium. The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis shows that the oxygen atom and P = O group of polysaccharides present in the cell wall of algae played a major role in the bioaccumulation of iron ions by algae.

DOI 10.1007/s10811-016-0837-0
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Megh Mallavarapu, Zuliang Chen, Ravi Naidu, Thava Palanisami
2016 Liu C, Subashchandrabose SR, Mallavarapu M, Hu Z, Xiao B, 'Diplosphaera sp. MM1 ¿ A microalga with phycoremediation and biomethane potential', Bioresource Technology, 218 1170-1177 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.biortech.2016.07.077
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Megh Mallavarapu
2016 Subramaniyam V, Subashchandrabose SR, Ganeshkumar V, Thavamani P, Chen Z, Naidu R, Megharaj M, 'Cultivation of Chlorella on brewery wastewater and nano-particle biosynthesis by its biomass', BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 211 698-703 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.biortech.2016.03.154
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Zuliang Chen, Thava Palanisami, Ravi Naidu, Megh Mallavarapu
2016 Liu C, Subashchandrabose S, Ming H, Xiao B, Naidu R, Megharaj M, 'Phycoremediation of dairy and winery wastewater using Diplosphaera sp. MM1', Journal of Applied Phycology, 28 3331-3341 (2016) [C1]

© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. A new green microalgal species was isolated, identified and investigated for its biomass production and nutrient removal effici... [more]

© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. A new green microalgal species was isolated, identified and investigated for its biomass production and nutrient removal efficiency in dairy and winery wastewater in this study. The 18S rRNA-based phylogenetic analysis revealed that this new strain is a Diplosphaera sp. and was designated strain MM1. The growth of this strain was evaluated in different diluted dairy and winery wastewaters. The highest algal biomass production (up to 2.3¿g¿L -1 ) was obtained in dairy wastewater (D3; dairy wastewater 1:2 deionised water) after 14¿days of culture. However, for winery wastewater, the highest algal biomass production (up to 1.46¿g¿L -1 ) was obtained in wastewater combination W2 (winery wastewater 1:1 deionised water) after 14¿days of culture. Turbid dairy wastewater with high concentration of nitrogen and phosphorous slowed down the initial growth of the alga. However, at the end of day 14, biomass production was nearly twofold higher than that of winery wastewater. The findings from both types of wastewater suggest that Diplosphaera sp. MM1 has potential for its application in generating biomass with simultaneous remediation of nutrient-rich wastewater.

DOI 10.1007/s10811-016-0894-4
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Megh Mallavarapu, Ravi Naidu
2015 Krishnamurti GSR, Subashchandrabose SR, Megharaj M, Naidu R, 'Assessment of bioavailability of heavy metal pollutants using soil isolates of Chlorella sp.', ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 22 8826-8832 (2015)
DOI 10.1007/s11356-013-1799-2
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Megh Mallavarapu, Ravi Naidu
2015 Subramaniyam V, Subashchandrabose SR, Thavamani P, Megharaj M, Chen Z, Naidu R, 'Chlorococcum sp MM11-a novel phyco-nanofactory for the synthesis of iron nanoparticles', JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYCOLOGY, 27 1861-1869 (2015)
DOI 10.1007/s10811-014-0492-2
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Megh Mallavarapu, Zuliang Chen, Thava Palanisami
2015 Namasivayam M, Subashchandrabose SR, 'Molecular Docking Interaction of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis LipB Enzyme with Isoniazid, Pyrazinamide and a Structurally Altered Drug 2, 6 Dimethoxyisonicotinohydrazide', Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 3 45-51 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.11648/j.cbb.20150304.11
2015 Subashchandrabose SR, Megharaj M, Venkateswarlu K, Naidu R, 'Interaction effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metals on a soil microalga, Chlorococcum sp MM11', ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 22 8876-8889 (2015)
DOI 10.1007/s11356-013-1679-9
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Megh Mallavarapu, Ravi Naidu
2014 Subashchandrabose SR, Krishnan K, Gratton E, Megharaj M, Naidu R, 'Potential of Fluorescence Imaging Techniques To Monitor Mutagenic PAH Uptake by Microalga', ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 48 9152-9160 (2014)
DOI 10.1021/es500387v
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Megh Mallavarapu, Ravi Naidu, Kannan Krishnan
2013 Thirugnanasambantham K, Senthilkumar P, Subashchandrabose SR, Mandal AKA, 'Differential Activity of Antioxidative Enzymes in Active and Temporarily Dormant Buds of Tea (Camellia sinensis)', American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, 13 1400-1406 (2013)
DOI 10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2013.13.10.11249
2013 Subashchandrabose SR, Ramakrishnan B, Megharaj M, Venkateswarlu K, Naidu R, 'Mixotrophic cyanobacteria and microalgae as distinctive biological agents for organic pollutant degradation', ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, 51 59-72 (2013)
DOI 10.1016/j.envint.2012.10.007
Citations Scopus - 53Web of Science - 43
Co-authors Megh Mallavarapu, Ravi Naidu
2013 Thirugnanasambantham K, Prabu G, Palanisamy S, Subashchandrabose SR, Mandal AK, 'Analysis of Dormant Bud (Banjhi) Specific Transcriptome of Tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) from cDNA Library Revealed Dormancy-Related Genes', Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 169 1405-1417 (2013)
DOI 10.¿1007/¿s12010-012-0070-5
2013 Subashchandrabose SR, Megharaj M, Venkateswarlu K, Lockington R, Naidu R, 'Influence of nutrient mixtures on p-nitrophenol degradation by Stenotrophomonas sp isolated from groundwater', JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH PART A-TOXIC/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 48 108-119 (2013)
DOI 10.1080/10934529.2012.707861
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Megh Mallavarapu, Ravi Naidu
2012 Subashchandrabose SR, Megharaj M, Venkateswarlu K, Naidu R, 'p-nitrophenol toxicity to and its removal by three select soil isolates of microalgae: The role of antioxidants', ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY, 31 1980-1988 (2012)
DOI 10.1002/etc.1931
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Megh Mallavarapu, Ravi Naidu
2011 Krishnaraj T, Gajjeraman P, Palanisamy S, Subhashchandrabose SR, Azad Mandal AK, 'Identification of differentially expressed genes in dormant (banjhi) bud of tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) using subtractive hybridization approach', Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 49 565-571 (2011)
DOI 10.1016/j.plaphy.2011.03.011
2011 Subashchandrabose SR, Ramakrishnan B, Megharaj M, Venkateswarlu K, Naidu R, 'Consortia of cyanobacteria/microalgae and bacteria: Biotechnological potential', BIOTECHNOLOGY ADVANCES, 29 896-907 (2011)
DOI 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2011.07.009
Citations Scopus - 92Web of Science - 85
Co-authors Megh Mallavarapu, Ravi Naidu
2009 Subashchandrabose SR, Murugesan AG, 'Effect of electromagnetic radiation on growth and morphology of marine cyanobacterium-Spirulina platensis.', International Journal of Agriculture Environment & Biotechnology, 2 110-114 (2009)
2008 Subashchandrabose SR, Suraj R, Babu S, Mandal AKA, 'In vitro plant regeneration from immature embryos of tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze)', Journal of Plantation Crops, 36 232-234 (2008)
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Conference (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Subramaniyam V, Subashchandrabose SR, Thavamani P, Mallavarapu M, Chen Z, Naidu R, 'Effect of iron chloride precursor on synthesis of stable iron nanoparticles for chromium remediation' (2016)
Co-authors Megh Mallavarapu, Thava Palanisami, Ravi Naidu
2015 Ganesh VK, Subashchandrabose SR, Mallavarapu M, Naidu R, 'Microalgal biomass production and piggery wastewater remediation ¿ Using the soil isolates of Chlamydomonas sp. and Desmodesmus sp.' (2015)
Co-authors Megh Mallavarapu, Ravi Naidu
2015 Subramaniyam V, Subashchandrabose SR, Thavamani P, Mallavarapu M, Chen Z, Naidu R, 'Algal Biomass After Bioremediation ¿ An Economical Source for Biosynthesis of Iron Nanoparticles' (2015)
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Thava Palanisami, Megh Mallavarapu
2015 Subashchandrabose SR, Mallavarapu M, Naidu R, 'Computational analyses on the interaction of mononitrophenols on Rhodococcus wratislaviensis 4-NP monooxygenase' (2015)
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Megh Mallavarapu
2014 Ganeshkumar V, Subashchandrabose SR, Mallavarapu M, Naidu R, 'Nutrient removal and lipid accumulation by soil micro alga Chlorella sp. MM3 grown on piggery and winery wastewater mixture' (2014)
Co-authors Megh Mallavarapu, Ravi Naidu
2012 Gabesh VK, Subashchandrabose SR, Mallavarapu M, Naidu R, 'Characterization of soil microalgae for remediation and biofuel production' (2012)
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Megh Mallavarapu
2010 Subashchandrabose SR, Krishnan K, Gratton E, Megharaj M, Naidu R, 'Potential of fluorescence imaging techniques to monitor mutagenic PAH uptake by microalga' (2010)
Co-authors Kannan Krishnan, Ravi Naidu
2006 Vijayan Nair N, Selvi A, Subashchandrabose SR, Sundaravel Pandian K, 'Use of SSR markers for the identification of interspecific and intergeneric hybrids of Saccharum', Plant breeding in post genomics era. Proceedings of Second National Plant Breeding Congress, (2006)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
Total funding $685,957

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20171 grants / $155,154

Green Remediation technology for a recalcitrant and persistent hydrocarbon (1,4 dioxane being case example)$155,154

Funding body: CRC CARE Pty Ltd

Funding body CRC CARE Pty Ltd
Project Team Doctor Suresh Subashchandrabose, Professor Megh Mallavarapu, Professor Ravi Naidu
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700318
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

20163 grants / $15,000

Research pre-feasibility study on microbial technologies for removal of nutrients in waste water treatment$5,000

Funding body: Infratech Industries Pty Ltd

Funding body Infratech Industries Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Megh Mallavarapu, Doctor Suresh Subashchandrabose
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600473
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Full-length transcriptome assembly of novel PAHs degrading microalga Chlamydomonas sp.$5,000

Funding body: Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle | Australia

Funding body Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle | Australia
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Research pre-feasibility study on microbial technologies for removal of nutrients in waste water treatment$5,000

Funding body: Infratech Industries Pty Ltd

Funding body Infratech Industries Pty Ltd
Project Team

Megh Mallavarapu

Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20152 grants / $14,507

PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS in WATER, SEDIMENT and BIOTA$8,000

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Doctor Kannan Krishnan, Doctor Logeshwaran Panneerselvan, Doctor Suresh Subashchandrabose, Doctor Thava Palanisami, Professor Megh Mallavarapu
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1600058
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Microplastics in Lake Macquarie: Distribution, Characteristics $6,507

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Doctor Thava Palanisami, Doctor Suresh Subashchandrabose, Doctor Logeshwaran Panneerselvan, Doctor Kannan Krishnan, Professor Megh Mallavarapu
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1600173
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

20121 grants / $501,296

Biosensor and enzymatic remediation approaches for carcinogenic Benzo-a-pyrene$501,296

Funding body: CRC CARE Pty Ltd

Funding body CRC CARE Pty Ltd
Project Team

Megharaj Mallavarapu, Ravi Naidu

Scheme CRC
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current4

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Algal Bacterial Interaction in the Soil Ecosystem PhD(Environmental Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Life in Plastisphere: Unravelling the interaction of microorganisms with microplastics PhD(Environmental Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Agriculture Wasterwater-Grown Microalgae for Aquaculture Feed Production PhD(Environmental Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Exploring the Development of Biorefinery from Microalgae Grown in Wastewater PhD(Environmental Remediation), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD A cost effective method for remediating wastewater using algae coupled with simultaneous production of biofuels Environmental Studies, University of South Australia Co-Supervisor
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Research Opportunities

Engineering biotechnologically important algal bacterial consortia

This project involves assessing the interaction between soil algae and bacteria using various molecular tools. Student will get the opportunity to learn 'Omics' tools, soil micro algae and bacteria relation ship, biotechnological application of the algae-bacteria association.

PHD

Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER)

23/02/2017 - 22/02/2020

Contact

Doctor Suresh Subashchandrabose
University of Newcastle
Office PVC - Science
suresh.subashchandrabose@newcastle.edu.au

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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 16
India 8
China 2
Canada 1
United States 1
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Dr Suresh Subashchandrabose

Position

Research Fellow
Global Centre for Environmental Remediation
Office PVC - Science
Faculty of Science

Contact Details

Email suresh.subashchandrabose@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4913 8744

Office

Room ATC
Building Advanced Technology Centre.
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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