Dr.B.S.Harikumaran Thampi


Dr.B S Harikumaran Thampi

Associate Professor,
Department of Life Sciences
University of Calicut, Thenjipalam
Kerala – 673635
Phone 9446439655, 9400169655
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Ph.D in Biochemistry (1993), University of Kerala

M.Sc. Biochemistry (1988) University of Kerala

Awards/Fellowships : CSIR Senior Research Fellowship

Teaching experience:         UG  level - 14 Years,

PG   level - 8 years

Area of interest : Nutritional Biochemistry, Food Sciences, Colon Cancer

Research projects

  1. Preliminary studies for the production of value added products from pineapple agro-waste Funded by State Planning board. (10.34 lakhs)
  2. Studies on fibrinolytic properties of ink secretions from cuttle fish (Sepia Pharaonis). Innovative Research fund of UGC (3 Lakhs).


Book Chapters

  1. B.S. Harikumaran Thampi. Rasathanthram Jevva Shasthrathil. In Rasathanthram. Jeevithavum Bhaviyum. Kerala Shasthra Sahitya Parishath. pp 115-121. May 2011. ISBN: 9789380512594.
  2. N. S. Rajendran and B.S. Harikumaran Thampi. Pectin Extraction from stem pith of banana; structural and rheological charecterization in Modern trends in biological sciences; A handbook in connection with International Seminar. Eds. Smitha K.R. Sooryagatha Publishers, Kochi, 2019. ISBN : 97881725511216
Paper Publications
  1. Sneha Das, Kainoor Krishnankutty Janardhanan, & B.S. Harikumaran Thampi. Bioactive Extract of Morel Mushroom, Morchella esculenta (Ascomycota) Attenuates Doxorubicin-Induced Oxidative Stress Leading to Myocardial Injury. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 24(8):31 – 44 (2022)
  2. Rajendran, N.S., Harikumaran Thampi, B.S. Pectin—Extraction from underground stem of banana and its structural, rheological, and textural analyses and grading. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 45(4): e15332, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.15332
  3. Radhakrishnapillai Rinju, Balakrishnan-Saraswathi Harikumaran-Thampi. Characteristics of Starch Extracted from the Stem of Pineapple Plant (Ananas comosus) - an Agro Waste from Pineapple Farms. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology. Vol.64: e21190276, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1590/1678-4324-2021190276
  4. Liji P, Sinosh Skariyachan, Harikumaran Thampi BS. Cytotoxic effects of butyric acid derivatives through GPR109A receptor in Colorectal Carcinoma cells by in silico and in vitro methods. Journal of Molecular Structure 1243 (2021) 130832. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2021.130832
  5. Rajendran Neravathu Sivan, Balakrishnan Saraswathy Harikumaran Thampi. Extraction, rheological and textural analyses and grading of pectin from stem pith of banana. Ukrainian Food Journal. 2021, 10 (1). 124-135
  6. N. S. Rajendran, B. S. Harikumaran Thampi. Pectin – Extraction from underground stem of banana and its structural, rheological and textural analyses and grading. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 2021, 45(4). DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.15332
  7. Chitra Pillai, K.V. Faseela, and Harikumaran Thampi. Nutritional composition of selected traditional rice varieties of Kerala. Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 2020, 58 (1): 33-43.
  8. N. S. Rajendran and B.S. Harikumaran Thampi. Extraction and characterisation of pectin from Banana peel. Carpathian journal of food science and technology. 2019, 11(4), 45-63. https://doi.org/10.34302/2019.11.4.4
  9. I C Renu and B S Harikumaran Thampi. Studies on Collagen Hydrolysis by Pineapple (Ananas Comosus) Stem Bromelain. International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences. 9 (1). pp 118-126, 2019.
  10. Rinju R and B S Harikumaran Thampi. Characterization studies on starch extracted from the. stem of pineapple plant (Ananas comosus) at different. growth stages. Environmental Communication. Biosci. Biotech. Res. Comm. 12(3): 801-808 (2019). http://10.21786/bbrc/12.3/37
  11. Liji. P and B. S. Harikumaran Thampi. Invitro evaluation of apoptotic induction of butyric acid derivatives in colorectal carcinoma cells. Anticancer research. 39. pp 3795-3801, 2019. DOI: http://10.21873/anticanres.13528
  12. Seena T. Pandarekandy, P. G. Sreejesh, B. S. Harikumaran thampi and E. Sreekumaran. Hypoglycaemic Effect of Glibenclamide: A Critical Study on the Basis of Creatinine and Lipid Peroxidation Status of Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic Rat Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2017;79(5):768-777.
  13. G. Manoj. B S Harikumaran Thampi. S. Leelamma & P VG Menon. Effect of dietary fiber on the activity of intestinal and fecal beta - glucuronidase during 1.2 -dimethylliydrazinehydrazine induced colon carcinogenisis. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 56: 13-21, 2001.
  14. Manoj G Pillai. B S Harikumaran Thampi.Venugopal P Menon & S.Leelamma. Influence of dietary fiber from coconut kernal on the 1.2 dimethylhydrazine –induced lipid peroxidation in rats. J.Nutr. Biochem Sep 10 (9) pp 555 560, 1999.
  15. K.Raveendran Pillai.S Kannan, Peter Koshy. Babu Mathew. B S Harikumaran Thampi, K R Nalinakumari. M.Krishnan Nair & Venugopal P Menon. Scanning electron microscopy of different types of oral leucoplakia. Oral Oncol. Eur J Cancer, Vol 30B, No 6, pp, 400 404. 1994.
  16. Manoj G, Harikumaran Thampi, B S, Leelamma S,& Venugopal P Menon. Dietary Fiber and Activity of Intestinal Tissue Beta -Glucuronidase in rats. Nutrition Research Vol 13,pp575-582,1993.
  17. Dietary fiber and lipid peroxidation. B S Harikumaran Thampi. G.Manoj. S.Leelainina. &Veuugopal P Menon. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology Vol 29, June 1991, pp 563-567.


  1. Rinju R, B S Harikumaran Thampi, Presented a poster entitled “Proximate and anti-nutrients analysis of pineapple plant (ananas comosus) stem and leaves”, in 50th Annual International Conference of Nutrition Society of India (NSI) at ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Jamai-Osmania, Hyderabad, on November 15-17, 2018.
  2. Rinju R, B S Harikumaran Thampi, Presented a paper entitled “Characterization of starch from an agro-waste-the pineapple plant stem” in 30th Kerala Science Congress at Govt. Brennen College, Thalassery on January 28-30, 2018.
  3. Rinju R, B S Harikumaran Thampi, Presented a paper entitled “XRD Studies on pineapple plant stem starch at different growth stages” in a national seminar on “Recent Trends in Food Technology-Processing Preservation and Byproduct Utilization” conducted by SAFI Institute of Advanced Study, Vazhayur on January 10-11, 2018.
  4. Rinju R, B S Harikumaran Thampi, Presented a paper entitled “Thermal and Rheological Studies on Starch Isolated from Pineapple Plant Stem-An Agrowaste from Pineapple Farms” in an International Conference on Recent Trends in Agriculture, Veterinary and Life Sciences-2017” at Carmel College for Women, Nuvem, Goa on December 28-30, 2017.
  5. Rinju R, B S Harikumaran Thampi, Presented a paper entitled “XRD studies on Starch isolated from different regions of pineapple plant stem” in an International Seminar on Environment, Society and Economy-AMBIENTE-2017, conducted by St.Joseph’s College for Women, Alappuzha, Kerala on December 18-19, 2017.
  6. Rinju R, B S Harikumaran Thampi, Presented a poster entitled “Rheological properties of pineapple plant stem starch and their comparison with corn starch” in a national seminar, conducted by Inter University Centre for Genomics & Gene Technology, University of Kerala, Kariavattom on March 1-3, 2017.
  7. Rajendran N. S. and Dr. B. S. Hari kumaran Thampi, Extraction and Characterisation Of Pectin From Underground Stem of Banana. -Poster presented at the International Conference of Nutrition Society of India during November 2018.
  8. Chitra Pillai and B.S. Harikumaran Thampi; ‘Biochemical profiling of selected indigenous varieties of rice (Oryza sativa L) found in Kerala’ at second international NIN centenary conference on Aligning food systems for healthy diets and improved nutrition, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad. Nov 11 – 13, 2018.

Oral presentations

  1. International conference on Nutraceuticals and Chronic diseases. Butyric acid derivatives induces Caspase-3 dependent apoptotic pathway in HCT116 cell lines. Goa. (September 1-3, 2017)
  2. Kerala Childrens Science congress, University of Calicut Food and Microbes. Dept. of Life Sciences, University of Calicut. (April 20-22, 2017)
  3. Science Awareness week Sponsored by KSCST & Kerala higher education Department. Life and Evolution. St.Mary’s College, Sulthan Batheri (07/11/2017)
  4. Science Awareness week Sponsored by KSCST & Kerala higher education Department. Life and Evolution      SN College, Chelannur. (10/11/2017)
  5. Sastrajalakam Sponsored by Kerala State education Department Biomolecules Department of Physics, University of Calicut. (27/11/18)
  6. Information Literacy programme. Quality and Ethical issues of Research. Christ College, . (15/11/18)

Workshops attended

  1. Workshop on proteomics, IIT, Mumbai, 27th June 2017-1st July 2017.
  2. Online hands on training training programme on learning management system MOODLE, University of Calicut , 26/6/2020-4/7/2020

Extension activity as co-ordinator

  1. Extension activity on Health and Environmental awareness, one-month period programme under 12th plan UGC grant.
  2. Coordinator, Erudite Scholar in Residence programme 16/2/2020- 21/2/2020

Administrative positions held

  1. Serving as HOD of Life Sciences Department for the third term.
  2. Director of School of Health Science, & Centre for health sciences (Self-financing institutions run by University of Calicut) from 2016 -2018
  3. Presently serving as Director College Development Council.

Membership in Academic Bodies

  1. Member of the Board of Studies of Biochemistry, (UG), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.
  2. Life Membership in The Society of Biological Chemists in India.
  3. Member of the BOS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Central University Kasaragod, Kerala.
  4. Member BoS in Biochemistry, University of Kerala.

Membership in social organisation

  1. Member in the Peoples science movement, Kerala Sastra sahithya parishad for the last 18 years and at present serving as a state executive committee member. 
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