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Dr. T. Kothai

Member Research Staff

Centre for Biotechnology

Anna University, Chennai 600025

044 - 2235 8360



Degree Year University Major Subject Studied
Ph D 2012 Centre for Biotechnology,A.C. College of Technology,Anna University, Chennai Computational Biology
M.S.by Research 2006 Centre for Biotechnology,A.C. College of Technology,Anna University, Chennai Computational Biology
B.E. 1990 Government College of Technology,Bharathiar University, Coimbatore Computer Science and Engineering


2006 –Till Date Member Research Staff,Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai
1996 - 2005 Technical Assistant, Centre for Biotechnology,Anna University
1993 - 1996 Systems Officer, Computer Society of India, Educational Head Quarters, Taramani, Chennai
1991 Associate Lecturer, Dr. MGR Engg. College, Maduravoil , Chennai

Academic Activities

Teaching and Evaluation:

Molecular Modeling and Drug Design Elective for B.Tech Pharmaceutical Technology ( 2017 – till now )
Programming Languages and Programming Techniques, Biomolecular Simulation, HPC for M.Tech Computational Biology ( 2014 - till now)
Programming Languages, DBMS, Molecular Simulations for M.Sc Computational Biology ( 2010 – till date)
Fundamentals of Computing –Theory, Programming Laboratories for B.Tech I year ( Aug 2005 –Apr 2011)
Programming Laboratories for B.Tech I years ( 1996 – 2005)
Computational Techniques for M.Tech ( 2001 – 2003)

Other Activities

Working under BTIS Programme and Involved in the purchasing activities and establishment of the BTIS facility in the department
One of the key person in organizing the yearly workshops on Bioinformatics conducted at the Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University Chennai – 25, sponsored by DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi
Life Member, Computer Society of India
Recipient of Tamilnadu State Government Merit Scholarship - from plus one till B.E final year

Research interests

• Computational Biology – In silico studies of Proteins

• Bioinformatics

• Supervising M.Tech Computational Biology and B.Tech students in their final year project works

• Supervised Eight M.Tech Computational Biology, Three B.Tech Pharmaceutical Technology and Eight M.Sc Computational Biology Students in their final year project Work


  • Understanding domain movements and interactions of Pseudomonas aeruginosa lipase with lipid molecule tristearoyl glycerol: A molecular dynamics approach,Kothai Thiruvengadam, Sarath Kumar Baskaran, Gautam Pennathur,Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling,Vol.85, Oct 2018,Pages 190-197.

  • Nanoscale investigation on Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formed on porous silicon using Atomic Force Microscopy. Ashwin Kannan , C. S. Latha, Vinatha Krishna, T. Kothai & Pennathur Gautam Scanning- A Journal of Microscopy 36, 1, 2014.

  • In silico approaches towards understanding CALB using molecular dynamics simulation and docking,Kumaresan, J., Kothai, T. and Lakshmi, B. S., Molecular Simulation, Vol. 37, No. 12, pp.1053-1061, 2011.


Member Research Staff, Centre for Biotechnology

Centre for Biotechnology

Anna University, Chennai 600025

tkothai@annauniv.edu, tkothai11@gmail.com

044 - 2235 8360