Dr. Chinnan Karthikeyan

Karthikeyan did his B.Sc in Agriculture in the year 2003 from the TamilNadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India and an M.Sc Biotechnology in the year 2005 from the same university. During his Masters programme he worked on cyanobacterial cultures wherein he identified for the first time the proteins governing the mechanism for acid tolerance. Karthikeyan joined the Micklefield group in September 2009 as a Phd student; he is currently working in the area of biocatalysis and non-ribosomal peptide antibiotics. He is working on the flavin-dependent halogenases that chlorinate and brominate aromatic substrates. Karthikeyan has experience in molecular biology, microbiology, protein expression and purification.


Extending the Biocatalytic Scope of Regiocomplementary Flavin-Dependent Halogenase Enzymes. S.A. Shepherd, C. Karthikeyan, J. Latham, A.-W. Struck, M. L. Thompson, B. Menon, C. Levy, D. Leys and J. Micklefield Chemical Science 2015 6, 3454-3460 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5SC00913H)

A Methodology for Preparing Nanostructured Biomolecular Interfaces with High Enzymatic Activity. L.S. Wong, C.V. Karthikeyan, D.J. Eichelsdoerfer, J. Micklefield and C.A. Mirkin Nanoscale 2012, 4, 659-666. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c1nr11443c)

Studies on acid tolerance proteins of cyanobacterium. C.V.Karthikeyan and G.Gopalaswamy. 2009.  Int.J. Biol chem. 3(1), 1-10.

Identification of acid stress tolerant proteins from promising cyanobacterial isolates. G. Goapalaswamy, C.V. Karthikeyan, R. Raghu, V. Udayasuriyan and S.K. Apte. 2007.  J. Appl. Phycol: 19, 631-639.