Scientific Staff

Dr. Sadasivam Anbumani
Regulatory Toxicology
CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research
Vishvigyan Bhawan, 31, Mahatma Gandhi Marg
Lucknow - 226 001. Uttar Pradesh, India.
Email: anbumani[at]iitr[dot]res[dot]in | Alternate Email: aquatox1982[at]
Tel: +91-522-2217497 | Extension: 0
Fax: 522-2628227
Areas of Specialization
Ecotoxicology, Regulatory Ecotoxicology
Current R&D/S&T Activities

  • The era of green revolution provokes the application of pesticides that becomes indispensible in agriculture, the back bone of our Indian economy. Since then concerns has been raised to protect the ecosystems from the adverse effects on various non-target organisms upon xenobiotic exposure at different level of biological organization using several approaches. Reports are available on the ecotoxicological evaluation of various xenobiotics on acute exposures in different sentinel species however; studies are sparse on combined xenobiotic exposures at environmental concentrations. Hence my research focuses on combined effects of xenobiotics at environmentally relevant concentrations in aquatic and terrestrial sentinels using biochemical, cytogenetic and molecular end points.
  • To use different test systems for ERA of vast variety of industrial and agrochemicals to create a competent test facility for regulatory ecotoxicology as per the OECD principles of GLP.

Partial List of Research Publications
Awards/Honours/ Distinctions

  • Qualified State Eligibility Test (SET) in Life Sciences for Lecturership in Tamilnadu and Union Territory of Puducherry.
  • Research fellowship from Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), INDIA in Collaboration with Loyola College, Chennai for a period of three years (2008 – 2011).
  • Best poster award for the paper, “Genotoxic evaluation of agrochemicals using the erythrocyte micronucleus assay in the fish Catla catla exposed singly and in combination” in International Symposium on Environmental Risk Assessment (ISERA – 2011), Department of Zoology, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore.
  • First to rename the existing Erythrocyte Micronucleus Assay (EMNA) into Erythrocyte Micronucleus Cytome Assay (EMNCA) in the field of aquatic toxicology.
  • Resource person and Demonstrator in “Workshop on assays in toxicology (WAT 2009) – Biomarkers in Toxicology and Disease.
  • Guided project students at post graduate level.

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