Dr. Sunoj kumar. P   M.Sc., B.Ed., BLISc., M.Phil., Ph.D., FIAT
                Assistant Professor, Department of Botany,   
                Director, School of Health Sciences   
                University of Calicut, Malappuram 673 635  
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Teaching Experience & positions held
               Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, University of Calicut, Malappuram 673 635, Kerala, India.
               Handling the subjects Angiosperm Taxonomy (BOT3C17 & 18), (BOT4E01) & (BOT4E02)  from 2009-onwards
               Director, School of Health Sciences with additional charges of Centre for Health Sciences and Health Centre, University of Calicut. from 2018 onwards.
               Adjunct Faculty, Interuniversity Centre for Plant Biotechnology, University of Calicut                                    
               Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Schools &Junior Colleges, Instructor for Science Subjects and Librarian [Govt. of India, MHRD institution] 1998-2009

Research Interests                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Angiosperm systematics • Molecular Phylogeny & Evolution •Historical Biogeography 

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 Grants (projects)   

                  Rs.19,11,000/ worth Projects funded by SERB, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India on the topic “Taxonomic and molecular studies on the                                        family Lamiaceae Juss. in the Southern Western Ghats” for three years. (completed) 2012-2015

                Rs.34,00,000/ worth Projects funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India on the topic “Molecular marker-based studies on the phylogenetic                                  relationships and biogeographic origin of the medicinal plant genus Leucas (Lamiaceae)”. [in collaboration with Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore]

                Rs.32,08,330/ worth Project funded by SERB (Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) on the topic "Taxonomic revision, chemotaxonomy using                                 fatty acid profiles and phylogeny of the aromatic family Lamiaceae (subfamily Nepetioideae) in India with special reference to the biogeographic origin                                            and relationship of the Indian endemic radiations of the genus Isodon  (2019 to 2023) 

                USD1000 grant from International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) Vienna, Austria for Ph.D research work. 1998-200

Awards and Honours

      1. “Research Grant Award” from the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT, Vienna, Austria) for research works. First Indian to receive this award                                 in 2004 which has been given to only 10 research workers worldwide. 2004
      2.  Prof. Rolla S. Rao Young Scientist Award for best paper presentation at IAAT international symposium held at Bhagalpur, India 2003
      3.  Fellowships from European Molecular Biology Organisation to attend the international workshop and to present a paper on Phylogenetics (code PLGW01)at Sir                          Isaac Newton Institute of Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University, London, UK. 2007
      4. Fellowship of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (FIAT)
      5. Excellent Scholar Award from International Botanical Congress (IBC2017), China for Academic excellence and to present a paper at the IBC 2017 held in                                        Shenzhen, China

Membership in Academic Bodies

        Chairperson, Board of studies in Genetics, University of Calicut. (2016 to 2019)
       Chairperson, PG Board of studies in Plantation Science, University of Calicut. (2016 to 2019)
       Chairman, Board of Examiners, Paramedical courses, University of Calicut
       Chairman Food Technology Examination, University of Calicut
       Member, PG Board of Studies in Botany, Bharatiyar University, Coimbatore (2020 to 2023).
       Member, Faculty of Science, University of Calicut.
       Member, PG Board of Studies in Plant Science, University of Calicut.
       Member, PG Board of Studies in Molecular Biology, University of Calicut.
       Member, Board of Studies in Immunology University of Calicut.
       Member, Board of Studies in Genetics, University of Calicut. (2016-2019)
        Member, Board of Examiners in Applied Plant Science, University of Calicut
        Member, Board of Examiners in Botany, Kannur University.
        Member, Board of Examiners in Botany (Genetics & Plant Breeding), University of Kerala
        Member, Board of Question paper setters and Scrutiny University of Kerala
        Member, Planning Board, University of Calicut 2019 onwards
        Member, (Vice Chancellor's nominee) in Research Admission Committee of Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur. 
Fellowship in Professional Associations
          • Life member of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy
        • Editor of the International Journal Rheedea
        • Life member of Malabar Natural History Society
        • Life member of Gregor Mendel Foundation, Calicut University 
        • Life member, CRIKSC, Calicut
        • All India Treasurer of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy
        • Life member Indian Botanical Society
Ph.D Awarded = 6
    1   Dr.  Prasad, M.G.   on "Taxonomic studies on the family Linderniaceae in Peninsular India". (RGNF fellowship, 2016)
    2  Dr. Vimal, K. P. on  "A study on systematic and phylogenetic relationships on Asian Leucas (Lamiaceae) based on molecular methods". (DBT fellowship, 2018)
    3  Dr. Smitha, K.   "Taxonomic revision and molecular phylogeny of the genus Plectranthus LHer complex (Lamiaceae) in India" (KSCSTE, 2018)
    4  Dr. Sajna, Mannethody  on "Anatomy and micromorphology in relation to taxonomy of the genus Leucas R.Br. in India" (Moulana Azad National Fellowship, 2018)
    5  Dr. Shinoj. K. Morphologic and Taxonomic studies on the genera Pogostemon, Scutellaria and Anisochilus in Western Ghats (KSCSTE fellowship 2019)
    6. Dr. Geethika. K. Studies on the phytochemical profiling and molecular phylogeny of the subfamily Lamioideae (Lamiacean) in the Western Ghats. (KSCSTE 2020)
Ph.D Submitted = 2
   1    Prasad, E. R. A study on the pollination biology of selected taxa of Lamiaceae in southern Western Ghats 
Research scholars for Ph.D (current registration) = 4
   1   Soumya. K Molecular taxonomic studies on the genus Justicia (Acanthaceae) in South India. (RGNF)
   2   Jiji. P. Systematic studies on Hedyotis-Oldenlandia complex in peninsular India using molecular phylogeny and morphology 
   3   Jeomol, K. K. Taxonomic revision of the family Urticaceae in Peninsular India  (KSCSTE)
   4.  Alan Thomas A study on the historical biogeography of the Indian radiations of the genus Isodon (Lamiaceae)
       MPhil awarded = 06 students. MSc dissertation completed = 23
Research collaboration:
       • Dr. Praveen Karanth, Professor, CES, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on Phylogenetics
       • Dr. Girish Mishra, Asst. Professor, Delhi University on Phytochemistry and Lipid profiling
 
Publication in journals

57. Alan Thomas & P. Sunojkumar. 2021 Lectotypification of the basionym of Isodon kurzii and Isodon nilgherricus Phytotaxa 496 (1): 093–096                                                           https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.496.1.6

56. Soumya, P & P. Sunojkumar 2020 A note on the nomenclature of Justicia micrantha Wall. ex C.B. Clarke (Acanthaceae) and its lectotypification Phytotaxa                                 453(2): 151–153.   (SCIE journal) https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.453.2.7 

55. Jeomol, & P. Sunojkumar 2020 Pilea hyalina (Urticaceae), a new record for Asia from Peninsular India Rheedea 30(2) 299–306                                                                               https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2020.30.02.07 

54. Girish. E & P. Sunojkumar 2020 A new variety of Cleistanthus (Phyllanthaceae) from southern Western Ghats, India Rheedea 30(2) 278–281                                                         https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2020.30.02.03   

53.Sunojkumar. P 2020 The identity, typification and nomenclature of three Linnaean names referable to Leucas (Lamiaceae) from India Taxon 69 (2) 381 – 385.                                (SCI Journal, IF=3.89) https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.12185 
52. Jeomol, & P. Sunojkumar 2020 Elatostema agasthyanum (Urticaceae), a new lithophytic species from the southern Western Ghats, Kerala, India Phytotaxa                                   430 (1): 033–040. (SCIE Journal) https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.430.1.5 

51. Soumya, P & P. Sunojkumar 2019 Notes on the identity of Justicia diffusa var. hedyotiifolia (Acanthaceae) with reduction of Justicia gambleana Phytotaxa                                  415 (3): 130–136. (SCIE Journal)https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.415.3.2  

50. Sunojkumar. P 2019 Leucas sahyadriensis (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae) an overlooked new endemic species from India and notes on Leucas chinensis Phytotaxa                                 399 (3): 187-194. (SCIE Journal) https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.399.3.2 .

49. Geethika, K & P. Sunojkumar 2019. Phytochemical Screening and High‑Performance Thin‑Layer Chromatography Fingerprint Profile of Three Species of Leucas                          (Lamiaceae) Anc. Sci. Life.   37:102-107  DOI: https//dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_63_18    

48. Soumya, P & P. Sunojkumar 2019 Lectotypification of three names in Justicia (Acanthaceae) Phytotaxa 391 (2): 138-142   (SCIE Journal)                                                               https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.391.2.7  

47. Prasad M.G & Sunojkumar. P. 2018 Notes on the identity of two Indian species of Lindernia sensu stricto (Linderniaceae) and lectotypification of the name                                     L. srilankana Phytotaxa 371(1):042–048   https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.371.1.5  (SCIE Journal, Th. Ru IF=1.3)

46 Vimal K. P., Shinoj, K., Prasad, M.G & Sunojkumar. P. 2018 Leucas dhonimalayensis (Lamiaceae): a new species from Peninsular India Ann. Bot. Fennici                                     55:289-292   (SCIE Journal) https://doi.org/10.5735/085.055.0410 

45 Soumya, P & P. Sunojkumar 2018 Lectotypification of three names in Justicia (Acanthaceae) Phytotaxa 350 (1): 097-100 (SCIE Journal)                                                                     https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.350.1.11  
44. Smitha. K., Paton, A & Sunojkumar. P 2018 Re-establishment of Plectranthus bishopianus (Lamiaceae) based on morphological and micromorphological data                                  Plant Systematics and Evolution 304:807– 816 (SCI Journal, Springer publications Th. Ru. IF=1.5) https://doi.org/10.1007/s00606-018-1511-6 
43. Sajna, M & Sunojkumar. P 2018 Nutlet micromorphology of Indian Leucas (Lamioideae: Lamiaceae) with emphasis on its systematic implication Rheedea                                      28(1) 16-28.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.flora.2018.03.007 

42. Sajna, M & Sunojkumar. P 2018 Trichome micromorphology and its systematic significance in Asian Leucas (Lamiaceae) Flora 242: 70-78                                                              https://doi.org/10.1016/j.flora.2018.03.007  (SCIE Journal IF=1.5)

41. Smitha. K & Sunojkumar. P 2018 Notes on Plectranthus sahyadricus (Lamiaceae)— a new species from Western Ghats India Phytotaxa 345 (2): 165-169                                        (SCIE Journal) https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.345.2.8  
40. Soumya, P & P. Sunojkumar 2018 Justicia segoviaensis a new name for J. Micrantha (Oerst.) V.A.W.Graham (Acanthaceae) Phytotaxa 338(2) 222-222                                             (SCIE Journal) https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.338.2.9  

39. Shinoj K & P. Sunojkumar 2018 Anisochilus kanyakumariensis (Lamiaceae): A new species from Western Ghats, India. Phytotaxa 333(1) 099-109                                                     (SCIE journal) http://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.333.1.7  
38. Arjun Prasad Tiwari, M. Shaikh, S. K. Gavade, M. M. Lekhak & P. Sunojkumar 2018 Leucas pachmarhiensis (Lamioideae; Lamiaceae) a new species from                                       Central India Nordic J. Botany 36(4): xx–xx,   http://dx.doi.org10.1111/njb.01636   , ISSN 1756-1051 (SCI Journal).

37. Smitha. K & Sunojkumar. P 2018 Plectranthus gamblei (Lamiaceae): a new endemic species from India and notes on the identity and lectotypification of                                         P. bourneae Nordic J. Botany 3:  xx–xx,  http://dx.doi.org10.1111/njb.01397  , ISSN 1756-1051 (SCI Journal, Th. Ru. IF=0.9).
36. Soumya, P & P. Sunojkumar 2017 Justicia barapaniensis, a new name for Justicia salicifolia T.Anderson (Acanthaceae) Phytotaxa 332(1) 098-100 (SCIE)                                        http://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.332.1.12  .
35. Geethika, K & P. Sunojkumar 2017. Preliminary phytochemical screening of 6 members of Leucas (Lamiaceae) Int. J. Pharm. Scie. Rev. Res. 47(1): 60-64

34. Vimal K. P & Sunojkumar. P. 2017 Notes on the identity and distribution of the endemic Leucas nepetifolia (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae) in Peninsular India                                        Rheedea 27(1): 50-53. https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2017.27.1.8 
33. Choudhary A. K., Sunojkumar. P. & G. Mishra 2017 Fatty acid profiling and multivariate analysis in the genus Leucas reveals its nutritional, pharmaceutical                                   and chemotaxonomic significance Phytochemistry. 143: 72–80. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2017.07.007 (Elsevier pub. SCI Journal,  IF=3.09)
32. Smitha. K & Sunojkumar. P 2017 Notes on Plectranthus montanus (Lamiaceae)— a poorly known species in India and reduction of Coleus subbaraoi as one                                   of its synonyms Phytotaxa 302(3):290–293 https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.302.3.10  (SCIE Journal)
31. Prasad M. G & Sunojkumar. P. 2017 Re-establishment of the overlooked species Torenia godefroyi (Linderniaceae), and notes on the identity of T. lindernioides                             Nordic J. Botany 35: 45–47.  doi: http://dx.doi.org10.1111/njb.01397   ISSN 1756-1051 (SCI Journal, IF=0.9).
30. Shinoj, K; Vimal, K.P & P. Sunojkumar 2016 A checklist of the genus Pogostemon desf. in Southern Western Ghats South Indian Journal Of Biological Sciences                             2016; 2(1); 46‐51     http://dx.doi.org10.22205/sijbs/2016/v2/i1/100343      
29. Smitha. K & Sunojkumar. P 2016 Plectranthus anamudianus (Lamiaceae): a new species from Western Ghats, India Phytotaxa 284 (1): 051–060  (SCIE Journal)                            DOI  http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.284.1.5  
28. Chen, Y-P, Xiang, C-L, Sunojkumar. P & H. Peng 2016 Isodon villosus (Nepetoideae, Lamiaceae), a new species from Guangxi, China Phytotaxa                                                    268 (4): 271–278) (SCIE Journal)  DOI  http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.268.4.5 
27. Sunojkumar. P & A. K. Pradeep 2015 Salvia misella (Lamiaceae) —A new record for Asia from the southern Western Ghats of India Phytotaxa 230 (3) 281-286                             (SCIE Journal) DOI  http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.230.3.7 
26. M. Omalsree, 4, K. M. Prabhu kumar, M. Sabu, P. Sunojkumar, Binu Thomas, A. Rajendran & V.K. Sreenivas 2015 A new species of Striga section Polypleurae                            (Orobanchaceae) from southern Western Ghats of India Phytotaxa 212 (2): 163–168 DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.212.2.6  (SCIE Journal)
25. Smitha. K & Sunojkumar. P 2015 Notes on the Identity and distribution of Plectranthus subincisus (Lamiaceae)—a poorly known species recollected after 150                                 years in southern India Phytotaxa 192 (2):105–111 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.192.2.3   (SCIE Journal)
24. Prasad M. G & Sunojkumar. P. 2015 Taxonomic identity of Torenia leucosiphon (Linderniaceae) and its resurrection from the synonymy of Torenia travancorica                             Phytotaxa 219 (2):144–154 DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.219.2.4  (SCIE Journal)
23. Prasad M. G & Sunojkumar. P. 2014 First record of Lindernia dubia (Linderniaceae) in India and reduction of Lindernia nelliyampathiensis as one of its synonyms.                       Phytotaxa. 187 (3): 65–169 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.184.3.7   (SCIE Journal)
22. Prasad M. G, Vimal K. P, Sinoj K & Sunojkumar. P 2014 First record of Vandellia diffusa (Linderniaceae) in Asia Phytotaxa 163 (1): 054–057 (SCIEJournal)                                  http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa163.1.6   
21. Prasad E. R & Sunojkumar. P. 2014 Pollination Biology of critically endangered Leucas sivadasaniana Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2 (4): 115-118.

20. Prasad E. R & Sunojkumar. P. 2014 Pollination biology of five Leucas spp. (Lamiaceae) in Southern Western Ghats Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies                            2 (5): 250-254.

19. Prasad E. R & Sunojkumar. P. 2014 Pollination Biology of medicinally important plant Leucas aspera Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2014; 2 (4):                              341-344.
18. Sunojkumar. P, Sampath Kumar V, Shinoj K, Prasad M G & Jayesh P Joseph 2014 Notes on the distribution of two rare Pogostemon species (Lamiaceae) –in south                        India Int. J. Plant  Animal & Env.Sciences  4(3) 673-675

17. Prasad E. R & Sunojkumar. P. 2014 Bird pollination in Pagoda Lily, Clerodendrom paniculatum Indian Journal of Applied Research 4(7) 49-50.

16. Sunojkumar. P. & Prasad M. G 2014 Taxonomic reinstatement of an endemic Hygrophila (Acanthaceae) after its recollection over 150 years from India Rheedea                            24(1) 12-15.
15. Prasad M. G & Sunojkumar. P. 2014 A new species of Lindernia (Linderniaceae) from India. Phytotaxa. 162(1): 057–060                                                                                                  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.162.1.6 
14. Prasad E. R & Sunojkumar. P. 2013 Myremecophily on Leucas chinensis (Lamiaceae) IOSR_JESTFT 5(2) 50-54.
13. Prasad E. R & Sunojkumar. P. 2013 Insect diversity and pollination biology of Leucas chinensis (Lamiaceae) Annals of Plant Sciences 02(07): 230-233
12. Prasad E. R & Sunojkumar. P. 2013 Bat pollination in medicinally important Cochlospermum religiosum Annals of Plant Sciences 02(08); 292-295
11. Sunojkumar P, Smitha K & Jayesh. P. 2012 Plectranthus verticillatus (Lamiaceae): A new Record to India. J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 36(4): 823-825.
10. Sunojkumar, P. 2009 Leucas mathewana Sunojk. another species of Leucas from Peninsular India Candollea 64(1). 45-48. (SCIE Journal, Th. Ru. IF=0.3)
9. Sunojkumar, P. 2009. An unusual Leucas R.Br. specimens (Lamiaceae) from Himalaya Ind. J. Bot. Res. 5(1&2): 127-129.
8. Sunojkumar. P 2008 Critical notes on the taxonomic identity and status of Leucas stricta and Leucas clarkei complex (Lamiaceae) Ind. J. Bot. Res. 4(3&4): 439-442.
7. Sunojkumar. P 2008 Medicinal Leucas R.Br. (Lamiaceae) –botanic history and identity of species appeared in classical literature Ind. J. Bot. Res.. 4(3&4): 433-438.
6. Sunojkumar, P. 2008 Leucas sivadasiniana, A new species of Lamiaceae (Leucas section. Astrodon) from Peninsular India Novon 18(2): 247-250 (SCIE Journal)
5. Sunojkumar. P & Philip Mathew 2008. Notes on the identity of Leucas marrubioides Desf. var. pulneyensis Hook.f. (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae) Rheedea 18(1). 33-36).
4. Sunojkumar. P. 2008. Taxonomic change in Leucas ciliate Benth. and Leucas vestita Benth. (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae) Candollea 63(1): 63(1). 81-83. (SCIE Journal)
3. Sunojkumar, P. 2008. Identity and taxonomic status of Leucas vestita var. oblongifolia Hook.f (Lamiaceae). Phytomorphology 58 (3 & 4): 159-162.
2. Sunojkumar, P 2005. Leucas sebaldiana Sunojk (Lamiaceae) a new species from India Candollea 60(1): 233-236. (SCIE Journal, Th. Ru. IF=0.3)
1. Sunojkumar. P & Philip Mathew 2002 Leucas beddomei (Hook.f) Sunojk. & P.Mathew (Lamiaceae), a new status and name for Leucas hirta var. beddomei Hook.f. –a                      little known endemic from India. Rheedea 12(2): 169-174.

Referenced Conference publications
1. Sunojkumar. P 2013 Phylogenetic relevance of species diversity and endemism of the genus Leucas (Lamiaceae) in Western Ghats Proc of UGC seminar on Western Ghats:                                           Biogeogrphy,  Biodiversity and conservation held at NSS College, Manjeri, Kerala, India 271-273

2. Sunojkumar. P 2007 Presented a paper entitled “A preliminary study of the molecular systematics and phylogeny of the genus Leucas R.Br. (Lamiaceae: Lamoideae)” at the                                            International workshop on “Current Challenges and Problems in Phylogenetics” at the Isaac Newton Instutute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK in 2007.

3. Sunojkumar, P. 2005. Diversity and Phytogeography of the Genus Leucas R.Br. (Lamiaceae) with special reference to south Indian endemics p. 163-170. In Pandey, A. K. and .                                      J V V Dogra, Plant Taxonomy: Advances and Relevance, CBS Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi.

International Seminars/ symposia attended/ papers presented
43      Sunojkumar. P 2018. Lamiacean plants in southern Western Ghats: diversity and endemism. Oral presentation at the 28th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) and International Symposium on Conservation of Angiosperm Diversity: Hidden Treasure of Today and Tomorrow. Held on 29th October- 31st October 2018, at M. S. University, Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
42. Jiji. P & Sunojkumar. P 2018. Towards a molecular phylogenetic studies on the Heydotis-Oldenlandia complex in Peninsular India. Oral presentation at the 28th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) and International Symposium on Conservation of Angiosperm Diversity: Hidden Treasure of Today and Tomorrow. Held on 29th October- 31st October 2018, at M. S. University, Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
41. Vimal. K & Sunojkumar. P 2018. Insights into the phylogeny, biogeography and character evolution of the Lamioid mint genus Leucas. Oral presentation at the 28th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) and International Symposium on Conservation of Angiosperm Diversity: Hidden Treasure of Today and Tomorrow. Held on 29th October- 31st October 2018, at M. S. University, Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
40. Soumya K & Sunojkumar. P 2018 An integrated approach to solve taxonomic problems in Justicia Sect. Rostellaria in India. Oral presentation at the 28th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) and International Symposium on Conservation of Angiosperm Diversity: Hidden Treasure of Today and Tomorrow. Held on 29th October- 31st October 2018, at M. S. University, Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
39 Shinoj, K & Sunojkumar, P 2018. Taxonomic revision of the genus Anisochilus (Lamiaceae) in Western Ghats Oral presentation at the 28th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) and International Symposium on Conservation of Angiosperm Diversity: Hidden Treasure of Today and Tomorrow. Held on 29th October- 31st October 2018, at M. S. University, Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
38. Jeomol K. K. & Sunojkumar P. 2018. Diversity of the genus Pouzolzia Gaud. (Urticaceae) in India. Poster presentation at the 28th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) and International Symposium on Conservation of Angiosperm Diversity: Hidden Treasure of Today and Tomorrow. Held on 29th October- 31st October 2018, at M. S. University, Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
37. Smitha K. & Sunojkumar P. 2018. Diversity and endemism of Plectranthus-Coleus complex in India. Oral presentation at the 28th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) and International Symposium on Conservation of Angiosperm Diversity: Hidden Treasure of Today and Tomorrow. Held on 29th October- 31st October 2018, at M. S. University, Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
36. Geethika K. & Sunojkumar P. 2018. Fatty acid profiling in the genus Leucas (Lamiaceae) and its medicinal importance. Oral presentation at the 28th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) and International Symposium on Conservation of Angiosperm Diversity: Hidden Treasure of Today and Tomorrow. Held on 29th October- 31st October 2018, at M. S. University, Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
35. Jeomol K. K. & Sunojkumar P. 2017 A review on the diversity of Urticaceae Juss. in Peninsular India. Poster presentation. 27th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) held on 10th November- 12th November 2017, at Delhi University, Delhi.
34. Smitha K. & Sunojkumar P. 2017 Molecular phylogeny of Plectranthus L’Her( Lamiaceae) in India using Chloroplast DNA sequences. Oral session. 27th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) held on 10th November- 12th November 2017, at Delhi University, Delhi.
33. Geethika K. & Sunojkumar P. 2017 Phytochemical screening and HPTLC Fingerprinting profile of Leucas stelligera, Leucas eriostoma and Leucas ciliata ( Lamiaceae). Oral session. 27th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (IAAT) held on 10th November- 12th November 2017, at Delhi University, Delhi.
32. Geethika K. & Sunojkumar P. 2017. “Phytochemical screening and HPTLC Fingerprinting profile of four species of Leucas (Lamiaceae)” Gregor Mendel Foundation National Seminar on modern trends in conservation utilisation and improvement of plant genetic resources at the Department of Botany, Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram on 23 &24th , Nov. 2017.
31. Sunojkumar. P. 2017 Taxonomic Revision and Phylogeny of the genus Leucas s.str (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae). International Botanical Congress (IBC) 2017, Shenzhen, China. http://119.28.67.204:8080/ ibc2017/app/login.jsp
30 Sunojkumar. P. 2016 Insights into the molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the genus Leucas R.Br. (Lamiaceae). National Seminar on Genetic Rsources & Plant Breeding at the Department of Botany, Govt. Brannan College, Talassery, Kannur , Kerala 17th to 19th November, 2016. (sponsored by Directorate of College education, Kerala)
29 Sunojkumar, P & Vimal K.P. 2016 On the phylogeny and phytogeography of medicinal Leucas R.Br. (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae) pp 141. International Seminar on Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Biodiversity on 7-9th November, 2016 at the Shivaji University, Kohlapur, Maharashtra, India in connection with the 26th Annual Conference of IAAT
28 Shinoj, K & Sunojkumar, P 2016 Taxonomy and phylogeography of the genus Anisochilus (Lamiaceae) in India pp 48. International Seminar on Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Biodiversity on 7-9th November, 2016 at the Shivaji University, Kohlapur, Maharashtra, India in connection with the 26th Annual Conference of IAAT
27 Smitha, K & Sunojkumar, P . 2016 The genus Plectranthus L’Her. (Lamiaceae) in India – A taxonomic approach pp 47. International Seminar on Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Biodiversity on 7-9th November, 2016 at the Shivaji University, Kohlapur, Maharashtra, India in connection with the 26th Annual Conference of IAAT.
26 Sunojkumar. P 2016 Plant molecular markers and insights into the molecular phylogeny of the genus Leucas R.Br. (Lamiaceae) at the National workshop on Molecular phylogenetics at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 1-5th August, 2016.
25. Sunojkumar, P. 2016 Relevance of Botanical Nomenclature at the Molecular age. At the National workshop on Botanical Nomenclature, St. Joseph’s college, Devagiri, 9-11th March 2016.
24. Shinoj. K & Sunojkumar. P 2015 Taxonomy and distribution of the genus Pogostemon (Lamiaceae) in western ghats pp131. International symposium on Advances in Angiosperm systematic and conservation Calicut University Nov. 19-21, 2015.
23. Soumya K & Sunojkumar. P 2015 Current status on the diversity and endemism of Lamiaceae in southern Western Ghats pp.69. International symposium on Advances in Angiosperm systematic and conservation Calicut University Nov. 19-21, 2015.
22. Smitha K & Sunojkumar. P 2015 Study of infrageneric variations within Plectranthus (Lamiaceae) in Western Ghats – morphology vs molecular pp.81. International symposium on Advances in Angiosperm systematic and conservation Calicut University Nov. 19-21, 2015.
21. Vimal. K & Sunojkumar. P 2015 Molecules support morphology: infrageneric classification of Leucas (Lamiaceae) pp81. International symposium on Advances in Angiosperm systematic and conservation Calicut University Nov. 19-21, 2015.
20. Vimal. K & Sunojkumar. P 2015 An insights into the generic diversity and biogeography of the genus Leucas (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae) pp91. International symposium on Advances in Angiosperm systematic and conservation Calicut University Nov. 19-21, 2015.
19. Prasad M.G & Sunojkumar. P 2015 Taxonomy account of the genus Torenia L. (Linderniaceae) in southern Peninsular India pp30-31. International symposium on Advances in Angiosperm systematic and conservation Calicut University Nov. 19-21, 2015.
18. Sajna Mannethody, & Sunojkumar. P 2015 Taxonomic significance of nutlet surface features in Leucas (Lamiaceae) pp 46. International symposium on Advances in Angiosperm systematic and conservation Calicut University Nov. 19-21, 2015.
17. Shinoj. K & Sunojkumar. P 2015 Studies on the leaf characters and inflorescence architecture of the genus Pogostemon pp 55 National seminar on Advancement of Biosystematics on Biodiversity Conservation 8-9 Oct, 2015 at SN College, Sivagiri, Varkala
16.Smitha K & Sunojkumar. P 2015 Taxonomic identity of Plectranthus-Isodon complex (Lamiaceae) in Western Ghats pp.61 National seminar on Advancement of Biosystematics on Biodiversity Conservation 8-9 Oct, 2015 at SN College, Sivagiri, Varkala
15. Sajna Mannethody, K. P. Vimal. & Sunojkumar. P 2015 Taxonomic significance of nutlet anatomy in Leucas (Lamiaceae) pp.52 National seminar on Advancement of Biosystematics on Biodiversity Conservation 8-9 Oct, 2015 at SN College, Sivagiri, Varkala
14. K. P. Vimal., Sajna Mannethody & Sunojkumar. P 2015 Phylogenetic position of the Western Ghat endemic Leucas (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae) pp.70 National seminar on Advancement of Biosystematics on Biodiversity Conservation 8-9 Oct, 2015 at SN College, Sivagiri, Varkala.
13. Soumya K & Sunojkumar. P 2015 Studies on the diversity and taxonomy of Justicia L(Acanthaceae) in southern Western Ghats pp.63 National seminar on Advancement of Biosystematics on Biodiversity Conservation 8-9 Oct, 2015 at SN College, Sivagiri, Varkala.
12. Vimal K P & Sunojkumar. P 2015 Western Ghats: Cradle of evolution of Leucas (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae). International Conference on Biodiversity Evaluation Organised by Dept. of Zoology, Sree Sankara College, Kalady in Dec. 2-3
11. Soumya P & Sunojkumar. P 2014 Taxonomic studies on Clerodendrum - Rotheca complex (Lamiaceae) in southern Western Ghats at the National Seminar on Green living for sustainable development, organised by the Govt. Brennen College, Thalassery (15-17th Oct, 2014)
10. Sajna Mannethody, K. P. Vimal. & Sunojkumar. P 2014 Systematic study of Calcium Oxalate crystals as a diagnostic marker for the genus Leucas R. Br. (Lamiaceae) at the 24th Annual conference of IAAT and the International conference on trends in plant systematic (TIPS) held at the Dept. Of Botany, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, India
9. Prasad M G. & Sunojkumar. P 2014 Taxonomy and phytogeographic studies on the family Linderniaceae in southern Western Ghats at the 24th Annual conference of IAAT and the International conference on trends in plant systematic (TIPS) held at the Dept. Of Botany, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, India
8. Shinoj. K. & Sunojkumar. P 2014 Studies on the natural population and taxonomy of Pogostemon (Lamiaceae) in southern Western Ghats at the 24th Annual conference of IAAT and the International conference on trends in plant systematic (TIPS) held at the Dept. Of Botany, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, India
7. Prasad E.R. & Sunojkumar. P 2012 presented a poster entitled “The seed dispersal mechanism of Pteropus giganteus in the north Malabar region of Kerala” held at the National Biodiversity Congress held at Thiruvananthapuram organised by Kerals state Biodiversity Board.
6. Prasad E.R. & Sunojkumar. P 2012 Poster entitled “Flower visitors of Leucas (Lamiaceae)” International Symposium and XXII Annual Conference of IAAT on “ Innovative Prospects in Angiosperm Taxonomy” ISIPAT- 2012 held during 28th to 30th October, 2012 at P.G. Department of Botany, Sant Gadge Baba Amravti University Amravati, Maharashtra, India.
5. Prasad M.G. & Sunojkumar. P 2012 “Towards a revision of the genus Lindernia All. (Linderniacae) of South India” poster presented at the International Symposium and XXII Annual Conference of IAAT on “ Innovative Prospects in Angiosperm Taxonomy” ISIPAT- 2012 held during 28th to 30th October, 2012 at P.G. Department of Botany, Sant Gadge Baba Amravti University Amravati, Maharashtra, India.
4. Prasad E.R. & Sunojkumar. P 2012 Presented a poster entitled “Ginger as a medicinal plant in Ayurveda” at the 6th International symposium on family Zingiberaceae” held at University of Calicut, September 2012.
3. Sunojkumar. P 2010 Towards a revision of the genus Leucas R.Br. (Lamiaceae) and on its phylogeny and species relationships. Annual Conferance of IAAT and International symposium on Taxonomy, Plant diversity and Conservation held at Bharatiar University, Coimbatore (Nov. 26-28)
2. Sunojkumar. P 2005 Presented a paper entitled “Global diversity of the mint genus Leucas (Lamiaceae) with special reference to south Indian endemics” at the National conference on “Forest Biodiversity Resources: Exploitation, conservation and mamagement” at the Centre for Biodivesity and forest studies, Madurai Kamaraj University Tamil Nadu on 21-22 March 2006.
1. Sunojkumar. P 2004 presented a paper entitled “Medicinal Leucas, its taxonomi identity and nomenclature” at the National Seminar on New frontiers on Plant Taxonomy at the Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute, Palode, Trivandrum in Dec. 2004.

New Taxa described (Angiosperms)

           Striga kamalii Omalsree, K.M.P.Kumar, M.Sabu & Sunojk., Phytotaxa 212(2): 166 (2015).

 Invitated talks
          • Invited by the St. Joseph’s College Devagiri, Kerala, India to deliver a talk on Biodiversity 2005 & 2009
        • Invited by the S N College Kannur, Kerala, India to deliver a talk on Biodiversity 2010
        • Invited by Feroke College, Kozhikode, Kerala to deliver a talk on Taxonomy 2014
        • On Molecular Taxonomy at the Student Programme for Excellence in Experimental Design (SPEED) at the University of Calicut, sponsored by KSCSTE 2015
        • Invited by the PSMO College, Tirurangadi to deliver a talk on Diversity of Lamiaceae 2015
        • Invited by the Government Arts and Science College, Calicut to deliver a talk on Leucas diversty 2015
        • Invited by the St. Josephs College (Autonomous) Devagiri, Calicut to deliver an invited lecture on the “Relevance of Botanical Nomenclature at the Molecular                      Age” March 9, 2016
        • Delivered an invited talk on “Plant molecular markers and an insight into the Phylogeny of genus 2016 Leucas R.Br. (Lamiaceae) at the National Workshop on                     Molecular Phylogenetics at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Aug1-5)
        • Delivered an invited talk on “Classical taxonomy and molecular systematics” at St. Mary’s college 2017 Sultan Bathery on the second day of UGC seminar                           Savannah 2 on 09-03-2017
        • Delivered an invited talk on the importance of Txonomic studies and an insights into the 2017 taxonomy and origin of Leucas Rs.Br. at Unity Womens college,                     Manjeri  on 15-3-2017


Workshop training
1. International workshop on “Current Challenges and Problems in Phylogenetics” at the Isaac Newton Instutute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK in 2007 and presented a paper on the topic “A preliminary study of the molecular systematics and phylogeny of the genus Leucas R.Br. (Lamiaceae: Lamoideae)”
2. International workshop on “Molecular Systematics: Principles and Practices” held at TM Bhagalpur University, Bihar, organized by International Association for Plant Taxonomy and Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy.
3. Training workshop on Bioinformatics, organised by the Post Graduate Department & Research Centre in Aquaculture and Fishery Microbiology of MES Ponnani College, 4-5th Aug. 2010
4. National workshop on Pollination Ecology at the University of Calicut in Jan. 2009.
5. Three day National Workshop on Tribal Studies organised by ITSR, Calicut University 8-10, Feb. 2012
6. National workshop on Phylogenetics at UGC-NRC workshop at Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in Nov. 2011
7. National workshop on Recombinant DNA technology at UGC-NRC workshop at Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in May 2011
8. Attended DBT sponsored national workshop on Whole genome sequencing and Annotation at the Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut in 21-25th Feb. 2012
9. Attended 21 day Refresher course in Life Sciences for University –College teachers at UGC-ASC, University of Calicut from 30-11-12 to 20-12-12.
10. Attended 28 days of orientation course for University teachers at UGC-ASC, University of Calicut.
11. National workshop on Phylogenetics at IISc Bangalore 1-5th Aug. 2013
12. National workshop on new trends in molecular Phylogenetics for 06 days at University of Calicut.
13. National Workshop on Botanical Nomenclature at Calicut University in 17-19 March, 2014
14. National workshop on Phylogenetics at IISc Bangalore 1-7th Aug. 2014
15. UGC sponsored National Workshop on Plagarism and Reference Management org. by Dept. of Library & Information Science, Univ. of Calicut 11-12, Dec. 2014
16. UGC sponsored Refresher Course on Biotechnology at the UGC-HRDC, University of Calicut (30-7-2015 to 19-8-2015)
17. National workshop on Phylogenetics at IISc Bangalore 1-5th Aug. 2016
18. National workshop on Botanical Nomenclature, St. Joseph’s college, Devagiri, 9-11th March 2016.
19. UGC sponsored National Workshop on Plagarism and Reference Management org. by Dept. of Library & Information Science, Univ. of Calicut 11-12, Dec. 2017
20. Brain Storming session on Botanical Taxonomy organised by SERB-DST at Goa Univrsity, Goa. May 2017.

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