Dr. Sunoj kumar. P   M.Sc., B.Ed., BLISc., M.Phil., Ph.D., FIAT
                Associate 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.

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

 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) 
  • Rs.19,86,000/ worth Projects funded by KSCSTE “Molecular phylogeny biogeography taxonomic revision chemical diversity studies and conservation of the subfamily Lamioideae (Lamiaceae) with special reference to the genus Pogostemon in India   
  • USD1000 grant from the 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 (KFRI), Peechi, Thrissur. 
Fellowship in Professional Associations
          • Life member of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy
        • Editor of the International Journal Rheedea
        • Life member of the 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 = 7
    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)
     7. Soumya. KMolecular taxonomic studies on the genus Justicia (Acanthaceae) in South India. (RGNF)
Research scholars for Ph.D (current registration) = 6
   1    Jiji. P. Systematic studies on Hedyotis-Oldenlandia complex in peninsular India using molecular phylogeny and morphology 
   2   Jeomol, K. K. Taxonomic revision of the family Urticaceae in Peninsular India  (KSCSTE)
   3.  Alan Thomas A study on the historical biogeography of the Indian radiations of the genus Isodon (Lamiaceae) UGC-JRF
    4. Ashna Toms A study on the historical biogeography of Indian radiation of the genus Pogostemon UGC-JRF
    5. Krishnaraj T P Phytochemical, antibacterial and anti-oxidant studies in selected members of Lamiaceae in Western Ghats.  DST-SERB- JRF
    6. Aswathy Ganga Bioactive compound profiling, nanoemulsion formulation andbioactivity evaluation of selected species of Lamiaceae UGC-JRF
       MPhil awarded = 07 students. 
 
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
  • Dr. Siddharthan Surveswaran Associate Professor, University of Hyderabad. 
Publication in International journals (indexed in Scopus)
  1. Jeomol,KK & P. Sunojkumar 2023 Robert Wight’s names and types in Pouzolzia (Urticaceae) published in Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis  Taxon  (in print) 
  2. Jeomol, KK & P. Sunojkumar 2023 Typification and anew synonymes in the tribe Boehmerieae (Urticaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany (in print) 
  3. Jeomol, KK & P. Sunojkumar 2023 Typifications and Nomenclatural Notes on Old World Names in Boehmeria (Urticaceae) Novon 31: 139–153 doi: https://doi.org/10.3417/2023824 
  4. Jiji, P., Jeomol,KK., Mamnudev, KM & P. Sunojkumar 2023 Hedyotis recurvata (Rubiaceae): a new species from southern Western Ghats of India Phytotaxa 583 (3): 285–291.  https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.583.3.7 
  5. Chen, YP., Zhao, F., Paton, A.J., Sunojkumar, P., Gao, L.M & Xiang, C.L. 2022 Plastome sequences fail to resolve shallow level relationships within the rapidly radiated genus Isodon (Lamiaceae) Frontiers in Plant Science 13:985488. (online) DOI https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.985488  
  6. 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  
  7. 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 https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.453.2.7
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Sunojkumar. P 2020 The identity, typification and nomenclature of three Linnaean names referable to Leucas (Lamiaceae) from India Taxon 69 (2) 381 – 385.                     https://doi.org/10.1002/tax.12185
  11. Jeomol, & P. Sunojkumar 2020 Elatostema agasthyanum (Urticaceae), a new lithophytic species from the southern Western Ghats, Kerala, India Phytotaxa  430 (1): 033–040   https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.430.1.5
  12. 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 https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.415.3.2     (SCIE Journal, Th. Ru IF=1.3)
  13. Sunojkumar. P 2019 Leucas sahyadriensis (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae) an overlooked new endemic species from India and notes on Leucas chinensis Phytotaxa 399 (3): 187-194 https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.399.3.2.
  14. 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 https://dx.doi.org/10.4103/asl.ASL_63_18
  15. Soumya, P & P. Sunojkumar 2019 Lectotypification of three names in Justicia (Acanthaceae) Phytotaxa 391 (2): 138-142 https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.391.2.7   
  16. 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)
  17. 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 https://doi.org/10.5735/085.055.0410 
  18. Soumya, P & P. Sunojkumar 2018 Lectotypification of three names in Justicia (Acanthaceae) Phytotaxa 350 (1): 097-100 https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.350.1.11  
  19. 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  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00606-018-1511-6
  20. Sajna, M & Sunojkumar. P 2018 Nutlet micromorphology of Indian Leucas (Lamioideae:  Lamiaceae) with emphasis on its systematic implication Rheedea 28(1) 16-28  https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2018.28.1.02 
  21. 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, Th. Ru IF=1.5) 
  22. Smitha. K & Sunojkumar. P 2018 Notes on Plectranthus sahyadricus (Lamiaceae)— a new species from Western Ghats India Phytotaxa 345 (2): 165-169 https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.345.2.8      
  23. Soumya, P & P. Sunojkumar 2018 Justicia segoviaensis a new name for J. Micrantha (Oerst.) V.A.W.Graham (Acanthaceae) Phytotaxa 338(2) 222-222                              http://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.338.2.9 (SCIE Journal, Th. Ru. IF=1.3). 
  24. Shinoj K & P. Sunojkumar 2018 Anisochilus kanyakumariensis (Lamiaceae): A new species from Western Ghats, India. Phytotaxa 333(1) 099-109 http://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa333.1.7 (SCIE Journal, Th. Ru. IF=1.3).
  25. 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,   https://doi.org/10.1111/njb.01636  ISSN 1756-1051 (SCIE Journal, Th. Ru. IF=0.9).  
  26. 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 35: xx–xx, ISSN 1756-1051 (SCIE Journal, Th. Ru. IF=0.9). https://doi.org/10.1111/njb.01639
  27. Soumya, P & P. Sunojkumar 2017 Justicia barapaniensis, a new name for Justicia salicifolia T.Anderson (Acanthaceae) Phytotaxa 332(1) 098-100 http://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.332.1.12
  28. Geethika, K & P. Sunojkumar 2017. Preliminary phytochemical screening of 6 members of Leucas (Lamiaceae) Int. J. Pharm. Scie. Rev. Res. 47(1): 60-64
  29. 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
  30. 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 publication SCI Journal,  Th. Ru. IF=4.5).
  31. 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   
  32. 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, 2017   doi: http://dx.doi.org 10.1111/njb.01397   ISSN 1756-1051 
  33. Shinoj, K; Vimal, K.P & P. Sunojkumar 2016 A checklist of the genus Pogostemon desf. in Southern Western Ghats South India Journal Of Biological Sciences 2016; 2(1); 46‐51
  34. Smitha. K & Sunojkumar. P 2016 Plectranthus anamudianus (Lamiaceae): a new species from Western Ghats, India Phytotaxa 284 (1): 051–060    DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.284.1.5
  35. 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, Th. Ru. IF=1.3) DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.268.4.5
  36. 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, Th. Ru.IF=1.3) DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.230.3.7
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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): 165–169 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/0.11646/phytotaxa. 184.3.7
  41. Prasad M. G, Vimal K. P, Sinoj K & Sunojkumar. P 2014 First record of Vandellia diffusa (Linderniaceae) in Asia Phytotaxa 163 (1): 054–057 DOI http://dx.doi.org/ 10.11646/phytotaxa. 163.1.6 .
  42. 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
  43. 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.
  44. Prasad M. G & Sunojkumar. P. 2014 A new species of Lindernia (Lindernia) from India. Phytotaxa. 162(1): 057–060 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa. 162.1.6
  45. Sunojkumar P, Smitha K & Jayesh. P. 2012 Plectranthus verticillatus (Lamiaceae): A new Record to India. J. Econ. Tax. Bot.  36(4): 823-825.
  46. Sunojkumar, P. 2009 Leucas mathewana Sunojk. another species of Leucas from Peninsular India Candollea 64(1). 45-48. 
  47. Sunojkumar, P. 2009. An unusual Leucas R.Br. specimen (Lamiaceae) from Himalaya Ind. J. Bot. Res. 5(1&2): 127-129.\
  48. Sunojkumar, P. 2008 Leucas sivadasiniana, A new species of Lamiaceae (Leucas section. Astrodon) from Peninsular India Novon 18(2): 247-250 
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. Sunojkumar. P & Philip Mathew 2008. Notes on the identity of Leucas marrubioides Desf. var. pulneyensis Hook.f. (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae) Rheedea 18(1).33-36.
  52. Sunojkumar. P. 2008. Taxonomic change in Leucas ciliate Benth. and Leucas vestita Benth. (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae) Candollea 63(1): 63(1). 81-83. 
  53. Sunojkumar, P. 2008. Identity and taxonomic status of Leucas vestita var. oblongifolia Hook.f (Lamiaceae). Phytomorphology 58 (3 & 4): 159-162.
  54. Sunojkumar, P 2005. Leucas sebaldiana Sunojk (Lamiaceae) a new species from India Candollea 60(1): 233-236.  
  55. 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: Biogeography,  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 Institute 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.

New Taxa described (Angiosperms)

International Seminars/ symposia attended/ papers presented

  • Shinoj, K & Sunojkumar. P 2022. 32nd Annual Conference of IAAT & International Conference on Documentation, Bioprospecting & Conservation of Biodiversity for sustainable development at Karnataka University, Dharward
  • Soumya, P &Sunojkumar. P 2022. Solving the taxonomy of genus Justicia L., (Acanthaceae) using micromorphology and molecular phylogeny. 31st Annual Conference of IAAT & International Conference on Documentation, Bioprospecting & Conservation of Biodiversity for sustainable development at Dr. DY Patil Arts Commerce & Science College, Akurdi, Pune on 5th to 7th April 2022.
  • Shinoj, K & Sunojkumar. P 2022. Conservation and Taxonomic identity of selected taxa of Coleus, Pogostemon and Scutellaria (Lamiaceae) in Western Ghats. 31st Annual Conference of IAAT & International Conference on Documentation, Bioprospecting & Conservation of Biodiversity for sustainable development at Dr. DY Patil Arts Commerce & Science College, Akurdi, Pune on 5th to 7th April 2022.
  • Alan Thomas & Sunojkumar. P 2022. Taxonomy and diversity of the genus Isodon in India. 31st Annual Conference of IAAT & International Conference on Documentation, Bioprospecting & Conservation of Biodiversity for sustainable development at Dr. DY Patil Arts Commerce & Science College, Akurdi, Pune on 5th to 7th April 2022.
  • Jeomol KK & Sunojkumar. P 2022. Taxonomy and diversity of the genus Elatostoma (Urticaceae: Elatostematae) in Peninsular India. 31st Annual Conference of IAAT & International Conference on Documentation, Bioprospecting & Conservation of Biodiversity for sustainable development at Dr. DY Patil Arts Commerce & Science College, Akurdi, Pune on 5th to 7th April 2022.
  • Jeomol KK & Sunojkumar. P 2019. Revision of the genus Pilea in Peninsular India 29th Annual Conference of IAAT & National Symposium on Modern Trends in Biosystematics of Angiosperms from 11-13 November, 2019 at TBGRI. Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Soumya K & Sunojkumar. P 2019 Systematic studies on the genus Justicia (Acanthaceae) in Peninsular India with special emphasis on Molecular Phylogeny and Micromorphology 29th Annual Conference of IAAT & National Symposium on Modern Trends in Biosystematics of Angiosperms from 11-13 November, 2019 at TBGRI. Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Shinoj K & Sunojkumar. P 2019Taxonomic studies on the genera Anisochilus and Pogostemon (Lamiaceae) in Western Ghats 29th Annual Conference of IAAT & National Symposium on Modern Trends in Biosystematics of Angiosperms from 11-13 November, 2019 at TBGRI. Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Sunojkumar. P 2019. Numerical taxonomy of the Asian Leucas based on morphological characters. 29th Annual Conference of IAAT & National Symposium on Modern Trends in Biosystematics of Angiosperms from 11-13 November, 2019 at TBGRI. Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Sunojkumar. P 2019. XLII All India Botnical Conference of the Indian Botanical Society and National Symposium on Innovationa and Inventions in Plant Science Research from 6-8 November 2019 at Calicut University
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shinoj, K & Sunojkumar, P 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.
  • Jeomol K. K. & Sunojkumar P. 2018. Diversity of the genus Pouzolzia (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.
  • Smitha K. & Sunojkumar P. 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.
  • Geethika K. & Sunojkumar P. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Geethika K. & Sunojkumar P. “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.
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Vimal 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sunojkumar. P 2012 presented a poster at the National Biodiversity Congress held at Thiruvananthapuram organised by Kerals state Biodiversity Board..
  • 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.
  • Sunojkumar. P 2012 Presented a poster at the 6th International symposium on family Zingiberaceae” held at University of Calicut, September 2012.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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

 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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