DEPARTMENT OF
Zoology

faculty

Dr. Philip Litto Thomas

Assistant Professor

philip@sbcollege.ac.in
Full Name:
Philip Litto Thomas
Designation:
Assistant Professor
Department:
Zoology
Mobile Number:
+91 9495081157
Educational Qualifications:
MSc Zoology, St Berchmans College, Changansserry, 2001 PGDBI (Bioinformatics), Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi, 2003 PhD Biotechnology, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), 2019
Awards and Achievements:
  • Wood Whelan Fellowship, International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB), 2008
  • HEST Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA, 2007
  • CSIR-UGC JRF, 2005
  • Lectureship, UGC, 2003
Area of Specialization:
Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics
Papers Presented:
  • Philip Litto Thomas & Malini Laloraya; H2O2 triggers pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells; International Conference on Reproductive Health with Special Emphasis for Infertility, Assisted Reproduction and Family Planning; Indian Council of Medical Research, AIIMS, New Delhi; 23-25 Jan, 2017
  • Philip Litto Thomas, Jayaram Prasad S. & Malini Laloraya; H2O2 induces expression of HSP90 to maintain pluripotency in mouse ES cells; International Conference on Molecular Signalling: Basics to Applications; AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna University, Chennai ; January 10-12, 2017
  •  Annu Joseph, Philip Litto Thomas & Malini Laloraya; Efforts to understand mechanism of H2O2 mediated pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells; International Conference on REPROMICS- OMICS in Reproduction; Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, 07-09 Feb, 2013.
  • Philip Litto Thomas & Malini Laloraya; Reactive Oxygen Species levels exhibit distinctive profiles in pluripotent v/s differentiating embryonic stem cells; International Conference on REPROMICS- OMICS in Reproduction; Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology; 07-09 Feb, 2013.
  •  Subi Mariya Zacharia, Christin Joy, Philip Litto Thomas; Human – Wildlife encounters in Kerala: A story of conflicting interests; International Conference on Wildlife with special emphasis on Human Animal Conflict; St. Berchmans College, Changanassery, Kerala; 16 -18 Aug, 2012.
Papers Published:
  • Meera Krishna B., Annu Joseph, Philip Litto Thomas, Belinda Dsilva, Sathy M Pillai, Malini Laloraya (2017) Impaired Arginine Metabolism Coupled to a Defective Redox Conduit Contributes to Low Plasma Nitric Oxide in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Cell Physiol Biochem., 20;43: 1880-1892.(Thomson Reuters 2018 Impact Factor: 5.5)
  •  Annu Joseph, Lekshmy CR Nair, Betcy Susan Johnson, Philip Litto Thomas, Renjini Ambika Padmanabhan, Neethu Puthumadathil, Malini Laloraya (2019) Transcriptional Regulation of Nos2 via STAT5B Binding to Nos2 Gene Promoter Mediates Nitric Oxide Production: Relevance in β-Cell Maintenance Cell Physiol Biochem., 52(1):141-155. (Thomson Reuters 2018 Impact Factor: 5.5)
Book/ Book Chapters Published:
INVITED LECTURERS IN WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES:
  • “Stem Cells: Myth to Magic”. National Seminar on Advances in Life sciences, Maharajas College, Ernakulam; 15-16 March, 2017
  • UGC Sponsored Remedial Coaching in Bioinformatics, St Peters College, Kolencherry, Ernakulam, March, 2013.
  • Workshop on Bioinformatics for College Teachers; St. Berchmans College, Changanassery, 26 September 2013
  • Inauguration and Key Note Lecture. ‘Wissenschaft’ Science Festival, Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha, February, 2012.
  • UGC Sponsored Workshop on Bioinformatics for Undergraduate Botany Teachers, St. Berchmans College, Changanassery, 2012.
  • Bioinformatics: Herald of a New Era in Modern Biology; First National Seminar on Cheminformatics, St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry/NCL Pune, August, 2006.
FDP'S ATTENDED:
  •  UGC Sponsored Refresher course in Life Sciences, UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram; 06 September 2018 to 26 September 2018 (21 days)
  •  UGC Sponsored Orientation Programme, UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram; 28 Feb 2018 to 27 Mar 2018 (28 days)
  • DBT Stem Cell Workshop, National Centre for Biological Sciences (TIFR-NCBS), Bangalore, Dec. 2008 (10 days)
  •  Application of Oocyte maturation, Embryo culture, Parthenogenesis and SCNT for the generation of autologus Embryonic Stem cells, National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (ICMR-NIRRH), Mumbai, Dec. 2007 (14 days)
DETAILS OF SEMINARS/ CONFERENCES ORGANIZED:
  • Organising committee member, International Conference on Wildlife with special emphasis on Human- Animal conflict, St. Berchmans College, Changanassery, Kerala, India, 16- 18 August, 2012
Memberships:
  • Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility (ISSRF)
  • Zoological Society of Kerala(ZSK)
OFFICIAL ROLES IN ADMINISTRATION / CORPORATE LIFE OF THE COLLEGE:
  • Present Duties:
  • IQAC Criterion Head (Student Support and Progression), 2020 onwards
  • Faculty Nodal officer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC), 2020 onwards
  • Facilitator, Young Innovators Programme (YIP), 2019 onwards
  • Faculty co-ordinator, Institution's Innovation Council (IIC), 2019 onwards
  • Member, Board of Studies in Zoology, 2018 onwards
  • Committee member, Common Instrumentation Centre, 2017 onwards
  • President, Zoology Association, 2019 onwards
Past Duties:
  •  Asst. co-ordinator, Internal Exams (2012-2015)
  • Member, Library committee (2012-2015)
  •  Zoology Dept. co-ordinator, IQAC (2018-2020)
  • Executive member, Staff Association