Dr. Shilpa P

M.Sc Biochemistry

Assistant Professor





Publications/ Poster Presentations/ Conferences:

  • Pandurangaiah S, Ravishankar KV, Shivashankar KS, Sadashiva AT, Pillakenchappa K,
    Narayanan SK, 2016. Differential expression of carotenoid biosynthetic pathway genes in
    two contrasting tomato genotypes for lycopene content. Journal of Biosciences.
  • P.Shilpa, K. V. Ravishankar, K. S. Shivashankara, A. T. Sadashiva, N. Sunil
    Kumar,2016.Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Biosynthesis and Regulation of
    Carotenoids in Plants. Journal of Horticultural Sciences. 11(2):91-103.
  • Shilpa Pandurangaiah, Kundapura V Ravishankar, Kodthalu S Shivashankar,
    Avverahally T Sadashiva, Sunil Kumar Narayanan.2017, Proceedings at International
    Conference on biotechnology and bioengineering trends. (ICBT 2017).132-140
  • Megha H. Sampangi Ramaiah , Kundapura V. Ravishankar, Shivashankar K.
    Seetharamaiah ,Tapas K. Roy, Laxman R. Hunashikatti, Ajitha Rekha and
    Pandurangaiah Shilpa, 2016. Barrier against water loss: relationship between epicuticular
    wax composition, gene expression and leaf water retention capacity in banana. Functional
    Plant Biology. 43(6) 492-501.


  • Ph.D in Biotechnology – “Molecular characterization of Lycopene content in tomato” in
    April 2019 under the guidance of Dr. K.V. Ravishankar, Principle Scientist, IIHR,
    Bangalore to JNTUH, Hyderabad
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology from VV Pura College of Science
  • Bachelor of Science from Smt. VHD Central Institute of Home Science


  • Molecular biology techniques such as DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, qPCR, gelelectrophoresis, cloning and transformation, Multiplex PCR analysis.
  • Plant tissue culture, Biochemical analysis of carotenoids in plants. Bioinformatics toolsused in sequence analysis, motif identification, transcription factor analysis, promoteranalysis.
  • Awarded best poster presentation at 6th Indian Horticulture Congress 2014
    Title: Breeding tomato for high nutritive value,
  • Awarded best oral presentation in Plant Sciences at International Conference on biotechnology and bioengineering trends conducted on March 23rd 2017 at JNTU, Hyderabad
    Title: Comparison and characterization of lycopene β cyclases gene promoter region in contrasting tomato genotypes for carotenoid content.

Subjects taught:

  • Enzymology
  • Genetic Engineering and r-DNA technology
  • Biomolecules
  • Physiology and Nutrition
  • Drug Nutrient Interactions
  • Physiologic and Metabolic changes in disease

Seminars & Workshops:

  • Participated in JANARJANA 2005, a national symposium on “Recent trends in life
    sciences” held on 2 & 3 March 2005 at Oxford Educational Institutions, Bangalore.
  • Participated in the one-day symposium on “Role of microbiology in biotechnology” on
    31 August 2005 at Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, Central College, Bangalore.
  • Participated in ISHS/Promusa International Symposium on “Bananas and plantains:
    Toward sustainable global production and improved uses” at Trichy, Tamilnadu on 10-
    14 th October 2011.
  • Participated in ASRT (Asian Solanaceous Roundtable) held on September 9 and 10, 2014
    at Bangalore.
  • Was a resource person in a three day workshop on “Skills and Strategies for a successful
    research career” conducted from Nov 15 th to Nov 17 th at Padmashree Institute of
    Management and Science, Kommaghatta,Bengaluru-60
  • Attended the Seminar on “Science vocational education: perspectives of industry and
    academia”, July 22, 2018, Jnanajyothi auditiorium, Bangalore University, Bangalore