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Sanjay Antony-Babu

Career

  • April 2013 - present: Research Engineer at Oceanograhic observatory of Banyuls (OBS), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), France
  • October 2010 - March 2013: Postdoctoral researcher at INRA, Centre de Nancy, France
  • February 2008 - September 2010: Research Associate at Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Publications

 

Peer-reviewed publications:

  1. Antony-Babu, S., Deveau, A., van Nostrand, J., Zhou, J., Le Tacon, F., Robin, C., Frey-Klett, P. & Uroz, S (in press) Black truffle associated bacterial communities during the development and maturation of Tuber melanosporum ascocarps and putative functional roles. Environmental Microbiology
  2. Antony-Babu, S ., Deveau, A., Murat, C., Le Tacon, F., Frey-Klett, P. & Uroz, S (2013) A method to extract community genomic DNA from soils under the influence of Tuber melanosporum for metagenomic methods. Journal of Applied Microbiology. DOI: 10.1111/jam.12205
  3. Oktarina, H., Antony-Babu, S. & Singleton, I (2012) The effect of low level ozone on growth and development of Rhizopus sp. In vitro. Jurnal Biologi Edukasi. 4 (1): 11- 17
  4. Dheeman, DS., Antony-Babu, S., Henehan, GTM. & Frias, GM (2011) Production of a 1, 3 specific lipase from a novel strain of Penicillium olsonii in submerged fermentation: activity and stability in aqueous media and organic solvents. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic. DOI: j.molcatb.2011.06.013
  5. Antony-Babu, S ., & Singleton, I (2011) Effects of ozone exposure on the xerophilic fungus, Eurotium amstelodami IS-SAB-01, isolated from naan bread. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 144 (3): 331 – 336. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2010.09.019
  6. Dass, SC., Abu-Ghannam, N., Cummins, EJ. & Antony-Babu, S (2010) Ecology and molecular typing of Listeria monocytogenes in a processing plant for cold-smoked salmon in the Republic of Ireland. Food Research International. 43 (5): 1529-1536. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2010.04.030
  7. Antony-Babu, S ., Stach, JEM. & Goodfellow, M. (2010) Computer-assisted numerical analysis of colour-group data for dereplication of streptomycetes for bioprospecting and ecological purposes. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology. 97(3): 231-239. DOI: 10.1007/s10482-009-9404-x
  8. Antony-Babu, S ., & Singleton, I (2009). Effect of ozone on spore germination, spore production and biomass production in two Aspergillus species. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology 96 (4): 413 - 422. DOI: 10.1007/s10482-008-9246-y
  9. Savelev, SU., Antony-Babu, S ., Roberts, SC., Wang, H., Clare, AS., Gosling, LM., Petrie, M., Goodfellow, M., O’Donnell, AG. & Ward, AC. (2008) Individual variation in 3-methylbutanol- a putative link between HLA and skin microflora. Journal of Chemical Ecology 34 (9): 1253- 1257. DOI: 10.1007/s10482-008-9246-y
  10. Antony-Babu, S ., Stach, JEM. & Goodfellow, M. (2008) Genetic and phenotypic evidence for Streptomyces griseus ecovars isolated from a beach and sand dune system. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology 94 (1): 63 -74. DOI: 10.1007/s10886-008-9524-1
  11. Antony-Babu, S . & Goodfellow, M. (2008) Biosystematics of alkaliphilic streptomycetes from seven locations across a beach and dune sand system. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology 94 (4): 581-591. DOI: 10.1007/s10482-008-9277-4

 

Papers presented in scientific meetings:

Talks:

As presenting author:

  1. Antony-Babu, S (2012) Diversity of mycorrhizae associated bacteria through different seasons of Tuber melanosporum’s lifecycle. In INRA IAM seminaires, Nancy, France.
  2. Antony-Babu, S., Deveau, A., Uroz, S., van Nostrand, J, Zhou, J., Le Tacon, F. & Frey-Klett, P (2012) Bacterial diversity associated with the black truffle Tuber melanosporum along its biological cycle. In 14 th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  3. Antony-Babu, S., Uroz, S. & Frey-Klett (2010) Bacterial diversity associated with biological cycle of Tuber melanosporum. In 3 rd Annual meeting of Ecosystematics of Truffles (SysTruf), Nancy, France.
  4. Antony-Babu, S . & Frey-Klett (2010) Bacterial diversity associated with biological cycle of Tuber melanosporum. In 2 nd Annual meeting of Ecosystematics of Truffles (SysTruf), Uzes, France.
  5. Antony-Babu, S . (2007). Biogeography of alkaliphilic streptomycetes. In 14 th International Symposium on Biology of Actinomycetes, University of Newcastle, Newcastle-Gateshead, United Kingdom.
  6. Antony-Babu, S ., Sethuraman, A., Sekar, U., Thomas, J. & Vasanthi, P (2001). Isolation of Pennicillium marneffei from a case of tinea cruris. In All-India symposium on ”Relevance of microbes in the 21 st century”, Eranakulam, Kerala, India.

As non-presenting author:

  1. Deveau, A., Antony-Babu, S., Le Tacon, F. & Frey-Klett, P (2013) Do bacterial communities associated with black truffles contribute to the life cycle of ectomycorrhizal fungi. In 7 th International Conference Mycorrhiza, New Delhi, India.
  2. Goodfellow, M. & Antony-Babu, S. (2006). Marine and Littoral Actinomycetes. In Chinese Academy of Science, China
  3. Goodfellow, M. & Antony-Babu, S . (2006). Prokaryotic species concept: Theory and Practice. In Mexican Microbiology Society, Mexico.
  4. Antony-Babu, S ., Pathom-Aree, W., Nam, SW., Maldonado, LA., Ward, AC. & Goodfellow M. (2003). Alkalitolerant streptomycetes diversity in littoral and sand dune systems. In 13 th International Symposium on the Biology of actinomycetes. Melbourne, Australia.

Posters:

  1. Antony-Babu, S . & Singleton, I. (2010). Effects of ozone exposure on the xerophilic fungus, Eurotium amstelodami IS-SAB-01, isolated from naan bread. In 9 h International Mycology Congress, British Mycological Society, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  2. Singleton, I., Antony-Babu, S ., Barnes, J., & Borland, AM. (2010). The potential use of ozone gas to reduce fungal spoilage of fresh produce. In 9 h International Mycology Congress, British Mycological Society, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  3. Peacock, S., Antony-Babu, S . & Barnes, JD. (2010) Impacts of ozone on both above and below the ground dynamics in an upland mesotrophic grassland. In 36 th Annual meeting of the Committee on Air Pollution Effects Research (CAPER), University of York, York, United Kingdom.
  4. Dass, S., Antony-Babu, S., Abu-Ghannam, N. and Cummins, E (2008). 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis for identification of Listeria monocytogenes. In 21st International ICFMH Symposium-FOODMICRO 2008, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
  5. Antony-Babu, S., Stach, JEM. & Goodfellow, M. (2007). Are streptomycete colour groups predictive? In 14 th International Symposium on Biology of Actinomycetes, University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.
  6. Antony-Babu, S., Stach, JEM. & Goodfellow, M. (2007). Biogeography of streptomycetes: Site endemism found in alkaliphilic streptomycetes In 14 th International Symposium on Biology of Actinomycetes, University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.
  7. Antony-Babu, S., Okorafor, LA., Stach, JEM., & Goodfellow, M. (2007). Alkaliphilic streptomycetes: A prospective new candidates for bioprospecting. In 14 th International Symposium on Biology of Actinomycetes, University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.
  8. Antony-Babu, S., Stach, JEM. & Goodfellow, M. (2006). Biogeography of streptomycetes. In 158 th Meeting of Society of General Microbiology, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom.
  9. Antony-Babu, S., Stach, JEM. & Goodfellow, M. (2006). Isolation of alkalitolerant streptomyces from coastal and littoral sediments. In 2 nd FEMS congress of European Microbiologist, Madrid, Spain.
  10. Antony-Babu, S ., Stach, JEM., Ward, A. & Goodfellow M (2005). Biogeography of alkalitolerant streptomycetes in coastal sand dunes and littoral sediments. In Joint meeting of International union of Microbiological Societies, San Francisco, USA.
  11. Antony-Babu, S ., Ward, A.C. & Goodfellow. M. (2003). Diversity of actinomycetes in marine sediments and coastal sand belts. In National Environmental Research Council, Marine and Freshwater Microbial Biodiversity Annual Science Meeting: Lancaster, United Kingdom.
  12. Pathom-Aree, W., Antony-Babu, S ., Duangmal, K., Maldonado, L.A., Ward, A.C., Bull, A.T. & Goodfellow, M.(2003). Streptomycete diversity in deep sea marine sediments. In 13 th International Symposium on the Biology of actinomycetes. Melbourne, Australia.
  13. Maldonado, L.A., Antony-Babu, S ., Pathom-Aree, W., Stach, JEM., Ward, A.C. & Goodfellow, M.(2003). Culturable diversity of actinomycetes in marine sediments. In National Environmental Research Council, Marine and Freshwater Microbial Biodiversity Annual Science Meeting: Lancaster, United Kingdom.
  14. Antony-Babu, S ., Pathom-Aree, W., Nam, SW., Maldonado, LA., Ward, AC. & Goodfellow M. (2003). Alkalitolerant streptomycetes diversity in littoral and sand dune systems. In 13 th International Symposium on the Biology of actinomycetes. Melbourne, Australia.
  15. Antony-Babu, S ., Sethuraman, A., Sekar, U., Thomas, J. & Vasanthi, P (2001). Isolation of Pennicillium marneffei from a case of tinea cruris. In All-India symposium on ”Relevance of microbes in the 21 st century”, Eranakulam, Kerala, India.

Awards and Distinctions

Bergey's Manual Systematics Prize in 14th International Symposium on Biology of Actinomycetes, Newcastle-Gateshead, UK (2007).

International Ph.D., Research Studentship, Division of Biology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (2003-2006).

International Research Scholarship, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (2003-2006).

Faculty Bursary for the MSc Industrial Biotechnology, School of Biology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (2002-2003).

Winner of the 2nd best paper (oral) presentation in the All India Symposium on “Relevance of Microbes in the 21st Century” held at Eranakulam, Kerala by the Association of Microbiologists of India (Cochin chapter).

French and foreign diplomas

  • 2004 - 2008: Ph.D. at Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  • 2002 - 2003: M.Sc. at Newcastle University, United Kingdom (passed with distinction)
  • 1999 - 2001: M.Sc. at University of Madras, India
  • 1996 - 1999: B.Sc. at University of Madras, India

Marcelino Suzuki - 17/07/16

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