Dr Pattanathu Rahman

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Dr Pattanathu Rahman has 25 years of academic experience in research, innovation, management, and commercialization. He served as an Associate Professor at University of Portsmouth and Teesside University and founded TeeGene Biotech and Tara Biologics. He has discovered novel biosurfactant-producing bacteria from Teesside and he is the author of 70+ peer-reviewed journal articles with 6500 citations, h-index 32, and the editor of two books on the topic of Biosurfactants. His vast technical and management experience in biotechnology led to various cutting-edge technologies, product discovery, scale-up, tech-transfer and commercialization. He is included in the Stanford University List of World's Top 2% Scientists (2022).
He is a recipient of SAB Award of Excellence in Microbial Biotechnology and the winner of Teesside University’s Enterprise Project of the year award. He is a visiting Professor at SOA University (India) and has visited most of the top Research Institutions in India as part of British Councils delegations and is collaborating with them on UN sustainable Development goals on Health Care and Environmental Sustainability. He has been part of many R&D research projects including Plastic degrading enzymes, Soap from Agricultural wastes, and Sustainable Clean water treatment. He has established a strong international consortium with Europe, USA, India, New Zealand, Thailand, UAE and China.
Dr Rahman has been a part of a multi-million research project consortium (EU Life-3 BIOREGEN, DEFRA Biorecycling at Teesside University and ‘UKRI sponsored -Plastic degrading Enzyme’ at the Centre for Enzyme Innovation at Portsmouth. He was leading MSc Food Science and Biotechnology programme at Teesside University and MSc Biotechnology at Portsmouth University. His main area of research interest includes Biomanufacturing of novel biopolymers, biofuels and biosynthesis of nanomaterials.
Dr Rahman has completed his Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees in Environmental Microbiology at Bharathiar University - Coimbatore, MPhil Environmental Science at Anna University (Madras) and Advanced Biomanufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals Course at the University of Cambridge (UK). Then started his career as a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland (2000-01), research Scientist at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, USA (2001 -02) and an academic and enterprise researcher at Teesside University (2003-2018) and University of Portsmouth (2018 - 2020) mostly working on biotechnology research and enterprise projects. In 2020, he has completed Small Business Leadership programme at the Southampton Solent University (UK).

Degrees

1999, Bharathiar University, India, PhD in Environmental Microbiology
1993, Anna University, Chennai, India, MPhil Environmental Science (Microbiology)
1992, Bharathiar University, India, MSc Ecobiology
1990, Bharathiar University, India, BSc (Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Environmental Science)

Academic appointments

Chair of Reaccreditation Panel, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, 2019 - present
Board Member, Centre for Enzyme Innovation, University of Portsmouth, 2019 - present
Senior Lecturer in Microbial Biotechnology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Portsmouth, 2018 - 2020
Visiting Professor, Siksha O Anusandhan University, 2017 - present
Senior Lecturer in Process Engineering and Biotechnology, School of Health and Life Sciences, Teesside University, 2008 - 2018
Project Development Officer, Clean Environment Management Centre (CLEMANCE), Teesside University, 2003 - 2008
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Energy Sciences and Technology, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2002 - 2003
Postdoctoral Research Officer, School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Ulster, 2000 - 2001

Postgraduate training

Small Business Leadership Programme, United Kingdom, Southampton Solent University, 2020 - 2021
Biologics and Biopharmaceuticals Summer School, United Kingdom, University of Cambridge, 2008 - 2008
New Entrepreneur Scholarship Programme, United Kingdom, Teesside University, 2007 - 2008

Highlighted publications

Rahman P. Natural compounds and the SARS virus Growing Innovation and Investment for Pandemic Resilience Author Url

Chapters

Rahman P, Collins T, Barber M. 2022. Biosurfactants: Industrial Demand (Market and Economy) Sayyed RZ, El-Enshasy HA. Microbial Surfactants Volume 2: Applications in Food and Agriculture 9781032162478 Author Url Publisher Url

Rahman P, Parthipan P, Smith ML, Murugan K, Ting Y-P, Angaiah S, Rajasekar A. 2022. Biosurfactants-Mediated Remediation of Hydrocarbon Pollution Ismail WA, Hamme JV. Hydrocarbon Biotechnology: Challenges and Future Trends AAP Author Url Publisher Url

Joy S, Butalia T, Sharma S, Rahman PKSM. 2017. Biosurfactant producing bacteria from hydrocarbon contaminated environment Environmental Footprints and Eco-Design of Products and Processes :259-305 DOI

Gunn R, Rahman PKSM. 2016. Processing of bioethanol from lignocellulosic biomass Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels: Production Technologies for Biofuels 2 :1-24 9781119117520 DOI

Bishop T, Rahman PKSM. 2016. The production of biomethane from the anaerobic digestion of microalgae Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels: Production Technologies for Biofuels 2 :177-200 9781119117520 DOI

Sekhon K, Rahman P. 2015. Synthetic Biology: A Promising Technology for Biofuel Production New Biotechnologies for Increased Energy Security :3-5 Apple Academic Press 9781771881463 DOI

Uzoigwe C, Ennis CJ, Rahman PKSM. 2015. Production of biosurfactants using eco-friendly microorganisms Environmental Sustainability: Role of Green Technologies :185-204 9788132220558 DOI

Rajasekar A, Maruthamuthu S, Ting YP, Balasubramanian R, Rahman PKSM. 2012. Bacterial Degradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons Environmental Science and Engineering :339-369 Springer Berlin Heidelberg 9783642237881 DOI

Rahman KSM, Rahman TJ, Banat IM, Lord R, Street G. 2007. Bioremediation of petroleum sludge using bacterial consortium with biosurfactant Environmental Bioremediation Technologies :391-408 9783540347903 DOI

Journal article

Narenkumar J, Devanesan S, AlSalhi MS, Kokilaramani S, Ting Y-P, Rahman PKSM, Rajasekar A. 2021. Biofilm formation on copper and its control by inhibitor/biocide in cooling water environment Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 28 :7588-7594 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Vijayakumar S, Rahman PKSM, Angione C. 2020. A Hybrid Flux Balance Analysis and Machine Learning Pipeline Elucidates Metabolic Adaptation in Cyanobacteria ISCIENCE, 23 DOI Author Url

John J, Kaimal KKS, Smith ML, Rahman PKSM, Chellam PV. 2020. Advances in upstream and downstream strategies of pectinase bioprocessing: A review INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES, 162 :1086-1099 DOI Author Url

Venugopal A, Ganesan H, Sudalaimuthu Raja SS, Govindasamy V, Arunachalam M, Narayanasamy A, Sivaprakash P, Rahman PKSM, Gopalakrishnan AV, Siama Z, Vellingiri B. 2020. Novel wastewater surveillance strategy for early detection of coronavirus disease 2019 hotspots Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health, 17 :8-13 DOI Author Url

Vellingiri B, Jayaramayya K, Iyer M, Narayanasamy A, Govindasamy V, Giridharan B, Ganesan S, Venugopal A, Venkatesan D, Ganesan H, Rajagopalan K, Rahman PKSM, Cho S-G, Kumar NS, Subramaniam MD. 2020. COVID-19: A promising cure for the global panic SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 725 DOI Author Url

Smith ML, Gandolfi S, Coshall PM, Rahman PKSM. 2020. Biosurfactants: A Covid-19 Perspective FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 11 DOI Author Url

Sadhukhan J, Dugmore TIJ, Matharu A, Martinez-Hernandez E, Aburto J, Rahman PKSM, Lynch J. 2020. Perspectives on "Game Changer" Global Challenges for Sustainable 21st Century: Plant-Based Diet, Unavoidable Food Waste Biorefining, and Circular Economy SUSTAINABILITY, 12 DOI Author Url

Sahoo RK, Das A, Gaur M, Sahu A, Sahoo S, Dey S, Rahman PKSM, Subudhi E. 2020. Parameter optimization for thermostable lipase production and performance evaluation as prospective detergent additive PREPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY & BIOTECHNOLOGY, 50 :578-584 DOI Author Url

Sahoo RK, Das A, Gaur M, Pattanayak A, Sahoo S, Debata NK, Rahman PKSM, Subudhi E. 2019. Genotypic validation of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase and virulence factors in multidrug resistance Klebsiella pneumoniae in an Indian hospital PATHOGENS AND GLOBAL HEALTH, 113 :315-321 DOI Author Url

Joy S, Rahman PKSM, Khare SK, Soni SR, Sharma S. 2019. Statistical and sequential (fill-and-draw) approach to enhance rhamnolipid production using industrial lignocellulosic hydrolysate C-6 stream from Achromobacter sp. (PS1) BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 288 DOI Author Url

Joy S, Rahman PKSM, Khare SK, Sharma S. 2019. Production and characterization of glycolipid biosurfactant from Achromobacter sp. (PS1) isolate using one-factor-at-a-time (OFAT) approach with feasible utilization of ammonia-soaked lignocellulosic pretreated residues BIOPROCESS AND BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING, 42 :1301-1315 DOI Author Url

Selvi A, Rajasekar A, Theerthagiri J, Ananthaselvam A, Sathishkumar K, Madhavan J, Rahman PKSM. 2019. Integrated Remediation Processes Toward Heavy Metal Removal/Recovery From Various Environments-A Review FRONTIERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 7 DOI Author Url

Occhipinti A, Eyassu F, Rahman TJ, Rahman PKSM, Angione C. 2018. In silico engineering of Pseudomonas metabolism reveals new biomarkers for increased biosurfactant production PEERJ, 6 DOI Author Url

Parthipan P, Elumalai P, Ting YP, Rahman PKSM, Rajasekar A. 2018. Characterization of hydrocarbon degrading bacteria isolated from Indian crude oil reservoir and their influence on biocorrosion of carbon steel API 5LX INTERNATIONAL BIODETERIORATION & BIODEGRADATION, 129 :67-80 DOI Author Url

Parthipan P, Sarankumar RK, Jaganathan A, Amuthavalli P, Babujanarthanam R, Rahman PKSM, Murugan K, Higuchi A, Benelli G, Rajasekar A. 2018. Biosurfactants produced by Bacillus subtilis A1 and Pseudomonas stutzeri NA3 reduce longevity and fecundity of Anopheles stephensi and show high toxicity against young instars ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 25 :10471-10481 DOI Author Url

Gayathri M, Shunmugam S, Mugasundari AV, Rahman PKSM, Muralitharan G. 2018. Growth kinetic and fuel quality parameters as selective criterion for screening biodiesel producing cyanobacterial strains BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 247 :453-462 DOI Author Url

Jibia SA, Mohanty S, Dondapati JS, O'hare S, Rahman PKSM. 2018. Biodegradation of Wool by Bacteria and Fungi and Enhancement of Wool Quality by Biosurfactant Washing JOURNAL OF NATURAL FIBERS, 15 :287-295 DOI Author Url

Sahoo RK, Kumar M, Mohanty S, Sawyer M, Rahman PKSM, Sukla LB, Subudhi E. 2018. Statistical optimization for lipase production from solid waste of vegetable oil industry PREPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY & BIOTECHNOLOGY, 48 :321-326 DOI Author Url

Pradhan D, Sukla LB, Sawyer M, Rahman PKSM. 2017. Recent bioreduction of hexavalent chromium in wastewater treatment: A review JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY, 55 :1-20 DOI Author Url

Joy S, Rahman PKSM, Sharma S. 2017. Biosurfactant production and concomitant hydrocarbon degradation potentials of bacteria isolated from extreme and hydrocarbon contaminated environments CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 317 :232-241 DOI Author Url

Parthipan P, Preetham E, Machuca LL, Rahman PKSM, Murugan K, Rajasekar A. 2017. Biosurfactant and Degradative Enzymes Mediated Crude Oil Degradation by Bacterium Bacillus subtilis A1 FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 8 DOI Author Url

Sankar R, Rahman PKSM, Varunkumar K, Anusha C, Kalaiarasi A, Shivashangari KS, Ravikumar V. 2017. Facile synthesis of Curcuma longa tuber powder engineered metal nanoparticles for bioimaging applications JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, 1129 :8-16 DOI Author Url

Randhawa KS, Relph LE, Armstrong MC, Rahman PKSM. 2017. Biofuel production: tapping into microalgae despite challenges BIOFUELS-UK, 8 :261-271 DOI Author Url

Rahman PKSM, Randhawa KKS. 2016. Oil degradation and biosurfactant production by the deep sea bacterium Dietzia marls As-13-3 FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 6 DOI Author Url

Greenwell M, Sarker M, Rahman PKSM. 2016. Biosurfactant production and biodegradation of leather dust from tannery Open Biotechnology Journal, 10 :312-325 DOI

Rahman PKSM, Randhawa KKS. 2015. Editorial: Microbiotechnology Based Surfactants and Their Applications FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 6 DOI Author Url

Greenwell M, Rahman PKSM. 2015. Medicinal Plants: Their Use in Anticancer Treatment. International journal of pharmaceutical sciences and research, 6 :4103-4112 DOI Author Url

Uzoigwe C, Burgess JG, Ennis CJ, Rahman PKSM. 2015. Bioemulsifiers are not biosurfactants and require different screening approaches FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 6 DOI Author Url

Sivaraj R, Rahman PKSM, Rajiv P, Salam HA, Venckatesh R. 2014. Biogenic copper oxide nanoparticles synthesis using Tabernaemontana divaricate leaf extract and its antibacterial activity against urinary tract pathogen SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA PART A-MOLECULAR AND BIOMOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, 133 :178-181 DOI Author Url

Vanathi P, Rajiv P, Narendhran S, Rajeshwari S, Rahman PKSM, Venckatesh R. 2014. Biosynthesis and characterization of phyto mediated zinc oxide nanoparticles: A green chemistry approach MATERIALS LETTERS, 134 :13-15 DOI Author Url

Padman AJ, Henderson J, Hodgson S, Rahman PKSM. 2014. Biomediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Exiguobacterium mexicanum BIOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 36 :2079-2084 DOI Author Url

Randhawa KKS, Rahman PKSM. 2014. Rhamnolipid biosurfactants - past, present, and future scenario of global market FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 5 DOI Author Url

Sivaraj R, Rahman PKSM, Rajiv P, Narendhran S, Venckatesh R. 2014. Biosynthesis and characterization of Acalypha indica mediated copper oxide nanoparticles and evaluation of its antimicrobial and anticancer activity SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA PART A-MOLECULAR AND BIOMOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, 129 :255-258 DOI Author Url

Rahman PKSM, Bastola S. 2014. Biological reduction of iron to the elemental state from ochre deposits of Skelton Beck in Northeast England Frontiers in Environmental Science, 2 DOI

Sain S, Bose M, Ray D, Mukhopadhyay A, Sengupta S, Kar T, Ennis CJ, Rahman PKSM, Misra M. 2013. A comparative study of polymethylmethacrylate/cellulose nanocomposites prepared by in situ polymerization and ex situ dispersion techniques JOURNAL OF REINFORCED PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES, 32 :147-159 DOI Author Url

Sain S, Ray D, Mukhopadhyay A, Sengupta S, Kar T, Ennis CJ, Rahman PKSM. 2012. Synthesis and characterization of PMMA-cellulose nanocomposites by in situ polymerization technique JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, 126 :E127-E134 DOI Author Url

Mehdi S, Dondapati JS, Rahman PKSM. 2011. Influence of nitrogen and phosphorus on rhamnolipid biosurfactant production by Pseudomonas aeruginosa DS10-129 using glycerol as carbon source Biotechnology, 10 :183-189 DOI

Pasirayi G, Auger V, Scott SM, Rahman PKSM, Islam M, O'Hare L, Ali Z. 2011. Microfluidic bioreactors for cell culturing: A review Micro and Nanosystems, 3 :137-160 DOI

Bondarenko O, Rahman PKSM, Rahman TJ, Kahru A, Ivask A. 2010. Effects of Rhamnolipids from Pseudomonas aeruginosa DS10-129 on Luminescent Bacteria: Toxicity and Modulation of Cadmium Bioavailability MICROBIAL ECOLOGY, 59 :588-600 DOI Author Url

Dusane DH, Zinjarde SS, Venugopalan VP, McLean RJC, Weber MM, Rahman PKSM. 2010. Quorum sensing: implications on Rhamnolipid biosurfactant production Harding SE. BIOTECHNOLOGY AND GENETIC ENGINEERING REVIEWS, VOL 27, 27 :159-184 DOI Author Url

Rahman PKSM, Pasirayi G, Auger V, Ali Z. 2010. Production of rhamnolipid biosurfactants by Pseudomonas aeruginosa DS10-129 in a microfluidic bioreactor BIOTECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY, 55 :45-52 DOI Author Url

Rajasekar A, Anandkumar B, Maruthamuthu S, Ting Y-P, Rahman PKSM. 2010. Characterization of corrosive bacterial consortia isolated from petroleum-product-transporting pipelines APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 85 :1175-1188 DOI Author Url

Maruthamuthu S, Dhandapani P, Ponmariappan S, Bae J-H, Palaniswamy N, Rahman PKSM. 2009. Impact of ammonia producing Bacillus sp on corrosion of cupronickel alloy 90:10 METALS AND MATERIALS INTERNATIONAL, 15 :409-419 DOI Author Url

Rahman PKSM, Pasirayi G, Auger V, Ali Z. 2009. Development of a simple and low cost microbioreactor for high-throughput bioprocessing BIOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 31 :209-214 DOI Author Url

Ayyasamy PM, Yasodha R, Rajakumar S, Lakshmanaperumalsamy P, Rahman PKSM, Lee S. 2008. Impact of sugar factory effluent on the growth and biochemical characteristics of terrestrial and aquatic plants BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, 81 :449-454 DOI Author Url

Rahman PKSM, Gakpe E. 2008. Production, characterisation and applications of biosurfactants - Review Biotechnology, 7 :360-370 DOI

Rahman KSM, Rahman TJ, Kourkoutas Y, Petsas I, Marchant R, Banat IM. 2003. Enhanced bioremediation of n-alkane in petroleum sludge using bacterial consortium amended with rhamnolipid and micronutrients BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 90 :159-168 DOI Author Url

Rahman KSM, Rahman TJ, Lakshmanaperumalsamy P, Marchant R, Banat IM. 2003. The potential of bacterial isolates for emulsification with a range of hydrocarbons ACTA BIOTECHNOLOGICA, 23 :335-345 DOI Author Url

Rahman KSM, Thahira-Rahman J, Lakshmanaperumalsamy P, Banat IM. 2002. Towards efficient crude oil degradation by a mixed bacterial consortium BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 85 :257-261 DOI Author Url

Rahman KSM, Rahman TJ, McClean S, Marchant R, Banat IM. 2002. Rhamnolipid biosurfactant production by strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa using low-cost raw materials BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRESS, 18 :1277-1281 DOI Author Url

Rahman KSM, Banat IM, Thahira J, Thayumanavan T, Lakshmanaperumalsamy P. 2002. Bioremediation of gasoline contaminated soil by a bacterial consortium amended with poultry litter, coir pith, and rhamnolipid biosurfactant BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 81 :25-32 DOI Author Url

Rahman KSM, Rahman T, Lakshmanaperumalsamy P, Banat IM. 2002. Occurrence of crude oil degrading bacteria in gasoline and diesel station soils JOURNAL OF BASIC MICROBIOLOGY, 42 :284-291 DOI Author Url

Thayumanavan T, Rahman KSM, Lakshmanaperumalsamy P. 2001. Biodegradation of petroleum refinery waste oil sludge Pollution Research, 20 :155-161

Conference publication

Ghaith ESI, Rizvi S, Namasivayam C, Rahman PKSM. 2019. Removal of Cd++ from Contaminated Water Using Bio-surfactant Modified Ground Grass as a Bio-sorbent 2019 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2019, DOI

Insaurralde CC, Rahman PKSM, Ramegowda M, Vemury CM. 2017. Follow-up methods for autonomic repairing process 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2016 - Conference Proceedings, :4854-4859 DOI

Insaurralde CC, Rahman PKSM, Ramegowda M, Vemury CM. 2016. Follow-up Methods for Autonomic Repairing Process Cybernetic Concrete for Civil Self-healing Structures 2016 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS (SMC), IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) :4854-4859 Author Url

Connolly HE, Rahman PKSM, Street G, Lord RA. 2008. REDUCTION OF OIL IN HAZARDOUS WASTES VIA BIOSURFACTANT WASHING CONSOIL 2008: THEME E - REMEDIATION CONCEPTS & TECHNOLOGIES, VOLS 1-3, 10th International UFZ-Deltares/TNO Conference on Soil-Water Systems :435-+ Author Url

Rahman KSM, Murthy MAV. 2005. Stabilization of chromium by reductase enzyme treatment Stabilisation/Solidification Treatment and Remediation: Advances in S/S for Waste and Contaminated Land - Proc. of the International Conf. on Stabilisation/Solidification Treatment and Remediation, :347-356

Rahman KSM, Street G, Lord R, Kane G, Banat IM. 2004. Bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated gasoline station soil by a bacterial consortium Brebbia CA, Perez JMS, Andion LG, Villacampa Y. COASTAL ENVIRONMENT V: INCORPORATING OIL SPILL STUDIES, 5th International Conference on Environmental Problems in Coastal Regions 10 :401-407 Author Url

Banat IM, Rahman KSM, Thahira-Rahman J. 2002. Bioremediation of hydrocarbon pollution using biosurfactant producing oil degrading bacteria Brebbia CA. OIL AND HYDROCARBON SPILLS III: MODELLING, ANALYSIS AND CONTROL, 3rd International Conference on Oil and Hydrocarbon Spills 11 :221-230 Author Url

Rahman P. Natural compounds and the SARS virus Growing Innovation and Investment for Pandemic Resilience Author Url

Report

Rahman P. 2016. Bioaccumulation of platinum from waste BBSRC Report Author Url

Rahman P, Maathuis F. PLANTS AS NANOPARTICLE PRODUCERS Author Url

Rahman P, Angione C. CONDITION-SPECIFIC ENGINEERING OF PSEUDOMONAS METABOLISM BBSRC-NIBB-CBMNet Report Author Url

Book

Performance

Rahman P. TeeGene Biotech Ltd. successfully conducted biosurfactant manufacturing process with Bio Base NWE Innovation Voucher Author Url

Highlighted activities

Research Grants Awarded:

Research England, Centre for Enzyme Innovation, McGeehan, John (PI), Callaghan, Anastasia (CoI), Cragg, Simon (CoI), Pickford, Andrew (CoI), Watts, Joy (CoI), Rahman, Pattanathu(CoI), Cox, Paul (CoI), Robson, Sam (CoI), Grant value (£): 5,828,000.00, Duration of research project: 3 years. 2019

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) Wave 1 of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF),, In silico genome-wide modelling and metabolic engineering of Pseudomonas strains for improved rhamnolipid synthesis, Angione, Claudio, Grant value (£): 20,000.00, Duration of research project: One year. 2018

BBSRC International workshop Grant, Establishing a Joint UK-NZ Partnership in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy – Exploiting Algae and marine biomass for Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, Saul Purton (UCL), Geoff Green (University of Sheffield), TeeGene (Industrial Partner, Grant value (£): 20,000.00, Duration of research project: Two weeks. 2017

BBSRC - CBMNet - Business Interaction Voucher, Condition-specific engineering of Pseudomonas metabolism, Claudio Angione (Teesside University), TeeGene (Industrial Partner), Grant value (£): 10,000.00. 2016

Professional activities

Media Coverage:

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/articles/2022/5/30/covid19-antiviral-therapeutics-from-herbs, Covid-19: Antiviral therapeutics from herbs. 2022

https://www.port.ac.uk/news-events-and-blogs/news/scientists-to-explore-future-use-of-bacteria-based-active-agents, SCIENTISTS TO EXPLORE FUTURE USE OF BACTERIA BASED ACTIVE AGENTS. 2022

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/education/university-portsmouth-scientist-believes-human-waste-key-identifying-coronavirus-hotspots-2871389, Scientist believes human waste is key to identifying coronavirus hotspots. 2022

https://cbmnetnibb.group.shef.ac.uk/case-studies/proof-of-concept-funding/in-silico-genome-wide-modelling-and-metabolic-engineering-of-pseudomonas-strains-for-improved-rhamnolipid-synthesis/, In silico genome-wide modelling and metabolic engineering of Pseudomonas strains for improved rhamnolipid synthesis. 2021

https://www.tees.ac.uk/schools/tubs/news_story.cfm?story_id=7704, Circular economy event at Teesside University International Business School. 2021

https://www.gofurtherindex.co.uk/post/nominee-q-a-teegene-biotech-and-tara-biologics, Nominee Q&A - TeeGene Biotech and TARA Biologics. 2021

http://www.bbeu.org/nwe/en/skills-expertise/success-stories/teegene/index.html, TeeGene Biotech Ltd. successfully conducted biosurfactant manufacturing process with Bio Base NWE Innovation Voucher. 2021

https://www.biosciencetoday.co.uk/hygiene-breakthroughs-provide-promise-success/, Hygiene breakthroughs provide promise of success. 2021

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/education/university-portsmouth-scientist-believes-human-waste-key-identifying-coronavirus-hotspots-2871389, Human waste is key to identifying coronavirus hotspots. 2020

https://www.port.ac.uk/news-events-and-blogs/news/could-sewage-monitoring-help-track-covid-19-hotspots, Could sewage monitoring help track Covid-19 hotspots?. 2020

https://post.parliament.uk/expert-aknowledgements/, Covid 19 - Experts list - acknowledgements from UK Parliament. 2020

https://www.envirotech-online.com/news/environmental-laboratory/7/breaking-news/turning-agricultural-waste-into-laundry-detergent/51663, Turning Agricultural Waste into Laundry Detergent. 2020

https://www.worldofchemicals.com/media/creating-a-circular-economy-using-biotechnology/3793.html, Creating a circular economy using biotechnology. 2020

https://www.labiotech.eu/trends-news/laundry-enzyme-agricultural-waste/, Scientists Recycle Agricultural Waste into Laundry Enzymes. 2020

https://www.technologynetworks.com/analysis/news/agricultural-waste-provides-key-ingredient-for-laundry-detergent-331423, Agricultural Waste Provides Key Ingredient for Laundry Detergent. 2020

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/836376, Scientists develop enzyme produced from agricultural waste for use as laundry detergent. 2020

https://thermalcontrolmagazine.com/special-report/waste-management-technologies-for-greatest-benefit/, Waste management technologies for greatest benefit. 2019

https://renewable-carbon.eu/news/portsmouth-scientist-helps-develop-essential-eco-friendly-ingredient-from-agricultural-waste/, Scientist helps develop essential eco friendly ingredient from agricultural waste. 2019

https://www.azocleantech.com/news.aspx?newsID=26630, Biosurfacant Derived from Rice Straw as Alternative to Chemicals in Soaps. 2019

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkart/2019/09/24/soap-from-agricultural-waste-could-clean-your-body-and-the-environment/, Soap From Agricultural Waste Could Clean Your Body And The Environment (Forbes). 2019

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/portsmouth-news/20190924/281668256697002, University leading ground breaking research. 2019

https://www.ien.com/food-beverage/news/21088492/ecofriendly-ingredient-made-from-agricultural-waste, Eco-Friendly Ingredient Made From Agricultural Waste. 2019

https://researchandinnovationportsmouth.com/2019/06/12/research-collaboration-helping-to-solve-plastics-problems/, Research collaboration helping to solve plastics problems. 2019

https://www.tees.ac.uk/minisites/nhc/news_story.cfm?story_id=7030, Biotechnology research could help end the use of harmful petroleum products. 2019

https://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/news/pressreleases_story.cfm?story_id=7030, Biotechnology research could help end the use of harmful petroleum products. 2019

https://phys.org/news/2018-12-scientists-explore-future-bacteria-based-agents.html, Scientists to explore future use of bacteria-based active agents. 2018

https://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/news/pressreleases_story.cfm?story_id=6686, Bio-economy in wool process engineering. 2017

https://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/news/pressreleases_story.cfm?story_id=6676, Research collaboration with India. 2017

https://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/news/pressreleases_story.cfm?story_id=6561&this_issue_title=May%202017&this_issue=288, Postgraduate students finding solutions for food waste. 2017

https://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/research/news_story.cfm?story_id=6476&this_issue_title=April%202017&this_issue=287, TeeGene joins mission to tackle water pollution in India. 2017

https://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/business/news_story.cfm?story_id=6395, Teegene Biotech project gains national recognition. 2016

https://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/news/pressreleases_story.cfm?story_id=6182, Success for University biotech firm TeeGene’s networking trip to New Zealand. 2016

https://netimesmagazine.co.uk/magazine/editorial/bright-spark-teegene/, Bright Spark: TeeGene. 2016

https://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/business/news_story.cfm?story_id=6130, University's biotech firm TeeGene joins British delegation to New Zealand. 2016

https://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/news/pressreleases_story.cfm?story_id=6104, International boost for innovative start-up TeeGene Biotech. 2015

https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2015/10/28/teesside-biotechnology-firm-looks-to-turn-roadside-plants-to-anticancer-drugs, Biotechnology firm looks to turn roadside plants to anticancer drugs. 2015

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/business/business-news/teesside-university-spin-out-researches-10336984, University spin-out researches medical potential of plants polluted by exhaust fumes. 2015

Editorial boards:

Frontiers in Energy Research, Review Editor, https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/120035/overview. 2022

Frontiers in Energy Research (Impct Factor: 4.0), Editor, https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/120035/overview. 2022

Frontiers in Microbiology (IF: 4.0), Associate Editor, https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/120035/overview. 2021

External PGR examinations performed:

Periyar University, Salem, India, PhD, Biosequestration of carbon using actinobacteria from bamboo rhizosphere soil and its potential in biomedical application. 2020

Periyar University, Salem, India, PhD, Detoxification of Hg (II) in contaminated water and soil using synergistic bacterial strains through lab scale process. 2019

Periyar University, Salem, India, PhD, Studies on bioenergy and bio-manure production from Sago Mill wastes in connection with wastewater treatment through lab scale process. 2019

Bharathiar University, PhD, Decolorisation of spent wash using different treatments and its effect on growth of plants. 2019

University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, PhD, BIOSURFACTANT PRODUCTION BY FERMENTATION OF PALM OIL AGRICULTURAL REFINERY WASTE. 2018

Ulster University, PhD, BIOSURFACTANT PRODUCTION BY FERMENTATION OF PALM OIL AGRICULTURAL REFINERY WASTE. 2018

Anna University, PhD, Phosphate Removal from secondary treated municipal wastewater by Staphylococcus aureus. 2018

Andhra University, PhD, Cytokine genes polymorphism in pregnant women at a risk of preeclampsia. 2017

Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India, PhD, Study of cyanobacterial secondary metabolites for antifungal compounds. 2017

Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India, PhD, Physiological and molecular characterisation of cyanobacterial elicitors in Plant growth Promotion. 2017

Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 620 024, Tamil Nadu, India, PhD, CYANOBATERIA AS AN ALTERNATIVE FUEL: STRAIN SELECTION, MEDIA OPTIMISATION AND TECHNO-ECONOMIC ASSESSMENTS. 2017

PSGR Krishnammal College, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India, PhD, Isolation and Identification of mineral solubilizing fungi and its effects on the growth and yield of Arachis hypogaea L. 2017

PSG College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India, PhD, Removal of colour from aquous solution Rhodamine-B dye. 2017

Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India, PhD, Molecular characterization and functional analysis of gut serine protease (37 kDa) of Bombyx mori. 2017

Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India, PhD, Biodegradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (BTEX) by bacterial consortium in contaminated soil and water. 2017

Periyar University, Salem, Tamilnadu, India, PhD, Bioremediation of diary wastes by acquiring biometabolites and biogas. 2016

Periyar University, Salem, India, PhD, Studies on detoxification of polyaromatic hydrocarbons in ground water and soil using Micrococcus luteus (BN4) through lab scale process. 2016

Periyar University, Salem, India, PhD, Effect of typical and pre-treated fungal adsorbents on fluoride removal from ground water and its impact on onion root molecules. 2016

Periyar University, Salem, India, PhD, Optimisation and characterisation of biodegradable adhesives produced by bacterial isolates (Research Scholar: Dr S. Jenny Angel). 2016

PSG College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India, PhD, A greener approach for the synthesis of chromium (II) nanoparticle during the process of biosorption using Bacillus subtilis. 2015

Karunya University, Coimbatore, India., PhD, Designing and fabrication of household biofilter for fluoride contaminated ground water (Research Scholar: Dr A. Angelin). 2015

Periyar University, Salem, India, PhD, Enhancement of lipid production in natural isolates of microalgae, their optimisation and cloning of accD gene for increased acetyl coenzyme A carboxylase activity. 2015

Karpagam University, Coimbatore, India, PhD, Comparative photocatalysis of the textile dye Blue RGB using green synthesised metal oxide nanoparticles and its composite and assessing the in vitro cardiotoxic effects of the photocatalysed dye (Research Scholar: Dr Hasna Abdul Salam). 2015

Karpagam University, Coimbatore, India, PhD, Toxicity studies of textile dyes on HEK-293 cells. 2015

Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 620 024 Tamil Nadu, India., PhD, FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF POLYMER BASED NANOSTRUCTURE DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED ANTINEOPLASTIC ACTIVITY OF SUBEROYLANILIDE HYDROXAMIC ACID IN NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER CELL LINE (Research Scholar: Dr Renu Sankar). 2015

Periyar University, Salem, India, PhD, Studies on nitrate removal from ground water and soil through lab scale processes using denitrifying bacteria. 2014

Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK, MPhil, Isolation and Characterisation of Biosurfactant producing marine bacteria. 2014

Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India, PhD, Studies on Electro oxidation and electrocatalytic oxidation of reactive dyes using Gadolinium (Gd3+), Neodymium (Nd3+) and Samarium (Sm3+) doped cerium oxide nanoparticles. 2014

Membership of professional bodies:

Member of British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2020

Fellow, RSA (The Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). 2018

Research Grants Awarded:

Research England, Centre for Enzyme Innovation, McGeehan, John (PI), Callaghan, Anastasia (CoI), Cragg, Simon (CoI), Pickford, Andrew (CoI), Watts, Joy (CoI), Rahman, Pattanathu(CoI), Cox, Paul (CoI), Robson, Sam (CoI), Grant value (£): 5,828,000.00, Duration of research project: 3 years. 2019

BBSRC - Business Interaction Voucher, Scoping Study for a Biorefinery approach to processing waste horse bedding, Cragg, S., Rahman, P., Watts, J., Wall, G. & Ali, M., Grant value (£): 10,000.00, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2019

BBSRC - Foodwastenet - Business Interaction Voucher, Using waste apples to grow the worm C. elegans for biotherapeutic production, Weinkove, David., Rahman, Pattanathu, Grant value (£): 12,000.00, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2018

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) Wave 1 of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF),, In silico genome-wide modelling and metabolic engineering of Pseudomonas strains for improved rhamnolipid synthesis, Angione, Claudio, Grant value (£): 20,000.00, Duration of research project: One year. 2018

BBSRC International workshop Grant, Establishing a Joint UK-NZ Partnership in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy – Exploiting Algae and marine biomass for Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, Saul Purton (UCL), Geoff Green (University of Sheffield), TeeGene (Industrial Partner, Grant value (£): 20,000.00, Duration of research project: Two weeks. 2017

BBSRC - Business Interaction Voucher, Characterisation of info-chemical induced EPS from Scenedesmus for sustainable production of bioemulsifiers and biosurfactants, Rahman, Pattanathu, TeeGene Biotech Ltd (CoI)Pandhal, Jagroop (PI)Angione, Claudio (CoI)Beckerman, Andrew (CoI), Grant value (£): 10,000.00, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2016

BBSRC - CBMNet - Business Interaction Voucher, Condition-specific engineering of Pseudomonas metabolism, Claudio Angione (Teesside University), TeeGene (Industrial Partner), Grant value (£): 10,000.00. 2016

BBSRC - CBMNet POC, PLANTS AS NANOPARTICLE PRODUCERS, Dr Frans Maathuis (University of York), Grant value (£): 50,000.00, Duration of research project: One year. 2016

BBSRC- Metals in Biology Net - Business Interaction Grant, Bioaccumulation of platinum from waste, Helen Carney & Caroline Orr (Teesside University), TeeGene (Industrial Partner), Grant value (£): 10,000.00. 2016

BBSRC-HVCfP - Business Interaction Grant, Screening microalgae species for waste water phosphate removal/recovery and high value chemicals production, Christopher Ennis (Teesside University), TeeGene (Industrial Partner), Grant value (£): 10,000.00, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2015

Biobase Northwest Europe Grant, Biosurfactant production by bacteria (BIOSUPER), TeeGene (SME Partner), Grant value (£): 30,000.00. 2015

Defra Waste and Resources R&D Programme, Bio-recycling: resource recovery and reduction of oily hazardous wastes via biosurfactant washing and bioremediation, Dr Richard Lord (Teesside University), Grant value (£): 300,000.00, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2015

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (UK), Biosynthesis of nanomaterials using Indian medicinal plants (Post-doctoral Fellow: Dr Rajeshwari Sivaraj), Dr Rajeshwari Sivaraj (Karpagam University), Grant value (£): 10,000.00. 2013

European Regional Development Fund, North East England objective 2, Bioremediation – SME support project, PI: Gareth Kane, Graham Street, Richard Lord (Clean Environment Management Centre (CLEMANCE), Teesside University), Grant value (£): 1200000.00, Duration of research project: 3 years. 2013

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (UK), Optimisation of biosurfactant production by bacteria from mangrove swamp, Grant value (£): 75,000, Duration of research project: 3 years. 2012

International visiting academics scheme (Teesside University), Development of Activated absorbents from biomass using biosurfactants for the removal of toxic substances from water (Prof Chinnaiya Namasivayam), Grant value (£): 7,000.00. 2010

EU Life III Environment Programme, Biomass, remediation, regeneration (BioReGen): Reusing brownfield sites for renewable energy crops, Dr Richard Lord (Teesside University), Grant value (£): 2,000000.00, Duration of research project: 5 years. 2005

Bioscience for Business KTN - FROPTOP programme, Exploring the biocatalytic pathways of the microbial biosurfactant production from biodiesel industry residual glycerine, Maria Olea (Teesside University), Grant value (£): 12,500.00, Duration of research project: One year.

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