College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Pookode


DEPARTMENT: Animal Breeding, Genetics & Biostatistics

Faculty & Staff

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Dr.Muhammed E. M. Dr.Muhammed E. M.
Designation: - Assistant Professor
Address: - Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Wayanad. PIN 673 576
Mobile No: - 9447409406
Email ID: - muhammed@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

  • PhD, Animal Breeding, Genetics and Biostatistics
  • MVSc (Master of Veterinary Science (Animal Breeding and Genetics)
  • BVSc& A H (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry)
  • PGDIM (Postgraduate Diploma in Management)

Area of Research

  • Administration: Head of institution in the state Government for 16 years
  • Academic: Academic publication, class engagement (including lectures and practicalclasses), thesis guidance and project supervision for 5 years
  • Professional: Animal nutrition, Animal Genetics, sampling, phenotyping,genotyping, and greenhouse gas emission profiling
  • Laboratory: DNA and RNA isolation, molecular techniques like PCR, Quantitativereal time PCR (QRT-PCR), Next Generation Sequencing, 2D gel electrophoresis, GCMS
  • Bioinformatics Analysis: GENEious, CLC bio and other software
  • Standard user software: Office, Word, Excel, Power Point and Mac applications
  • Statistical software: SPSS, Genstat and R
  • Language: IELTS (Academic) score: 7



Work Experience

  • Research Scientist, Rothamsted Research, North Wyke, Devon, EX20 2SB, UK                              

  • Research topic: Impact of forage quality on enteric methane emission from beef cattle at Rothamsted Research, North Wyke, Devon, EX20 2SB, UK.
  • Involved in scientific sustainable intensification research activities related to molecular genetic basis of methane emission.
  • Attended professional developmental workshops and seminars related to molecular biology.
  • Delivered lectures on Animal Science, molecular biology and other environmental science subjects.
  • Adhered to research schedules including in the evenings and weekends
  • Studied enteric methane and carbon dioxide emissions using GreenFeed and Boreal laser techniques in temperate grassland beef cattle
  • Designed molecular proxies for breeding ‘low methane’ cattle
  • Performed genome wide analysis for selection of genetically superior beef cattle
  • Research Fellow, Faculty of Science, School of Human Sciences, University of Western Australia, (M311), 35 Stirling Highway, 6009, Perth, Australia
  • Research topic: Acclimatisation to heat in sheep (Ovis aries) in temperate livestock system: measurements in thermal physiology
  • Studied thermal physiology including molecular changes in sheep under laboratory conditions using sensors

  • Analysed potential detrimental effects of heat stress on animal health and welfare
  • Assessed environmental impact of livestock system through gene expression studies
  • Assistant Professor, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India, 673576 
  • Develop and revise course curriculum.
  • Deliver lectures in Animal genetics and molecular biology as per approved course outlines.
  • Monitor student progress and provide positive feedback.
  • Engage students in interdisciplinary research
  • Maintain professional conduct at all times.
  • Work in liaison with administrative staff on MoUs and campus activities
  • Participate in international collaborative research with Global Farm Platform partners 
  • Coordinate KVASU-Thiruvazhamkunnu Global Farm platform activities
  • Department of Animal Husbandry, Government of Kerala, Trivandrum, India
  • Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases in domestic animals
  • College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode-1999
  • Teaching Assistant at Department of Extension, COVAS, Mannuthy





International Awards

  • Rothamsted International post-doctoral Fellow, UK (Rothamsted Research, UK)
  • Crawford Fellow at University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (Crawford Funding, Australia)
  1. c. IELTS
  2. d. PUA Australia

National Awards

  • a. DBT travel grant
  • b. NET
  • c. ICAR merit scholarship for BVSc&AH

State Awards

  • Kerala Veterinary science congress- best poster award
  • Certificate of appreciation from MLA, Tanur
  • University level-Got grade A in MHRD sponsored induction programme


  • ‘Recent advances in Agricultural bioinformatics: Big data analytics perspectives’ (21 days) at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.
  • Fundamentals in Livestock Meteorology’ from 02-22 December 2013 held at COVAS, Mannuthy


Books / Book chapters

  • Aravindakshan T V, Muhammed E M, Ally K, Syam Mohan and Deepa Ananth (2013) Current Status and research priorities in native livestock species for combating climate change-the Kerala context in Global food security and future livestock farms in varied climates. G.S.L.H.V Prasad Rao, S. Ramkumar and G. Girish Varma (eds). Kerala, India 673576.

Research Papers

  • Muhammed Elayadeth-Meethal, Shyju Ollakkot and Godavarma Girish Varma. 2020. COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2: Molecular Genetics Perspectives. Ind. J Natural Sci.10: 18751-18757.
  • Elayadeth Meethal M, Thazhathu Veettil A, Maloney SK, Hawkins N, Misselbrook TH, Sejian V, Rivero M J, Lee MR. (2018). Size does matter: Parallel evolution of adaptive thermal tolerance and body size facilitates adaptation to climate change in domestic cattle. Ecology and Evolution 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4550.
  • Muhammed, E. M., Mathew, S., Xavier, F., & Naseema, K. T. (2015). Heritability of birth weight among crossbred cattle in Kerala under farm conditions. JIVA, 13(1), 35-38.
  • Muhammed E M, Aravindakshan T V, Raghavan K C, Anil Kumar K, Joseph M and George S (2014). Differential thermotolerance and gene expression in Vechur, Kasargode and crossbred cattle during heat stress Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.S1.006.
  • K T Naseema, Usha P T A, Rani S S, Mini B, Priya P M and Muhammed E M (2014). Complementary and alternative medicinal use of Vechur cow urine in cyclophosphamide induced immunosuppressed mouse model Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy 6:9 DOI: 10.4172/1948-5956.S1.037.
  • Muhammed, E. M., and Stephen, M. (2012). Beta casein A1A2 polymorphism and milk yield in Vechur, Kasargode dwarf and Crossbred cattle. JIVA, 10(3), 5-9.
  • Muhammed, E. M. (2010). Glowing genes. JIVA, 8(1): 65-69.
  • Elayadeth Meethal M, Misselbrook TH, Hannah R Fleming, Evans J, Rivero M J, Lee M R. (2019). Circadian rhythm in enteric methane emission among temperate grassland beef cattle offered three typical grass silage diets- proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science conference, 2019 held at Edinburgh in April 2019
  • Graham McAuliffe, Taro Takahashi, Martin Blackwell, Laura Cardenas, Tegan Darch, Paul Harris, Claire Horrocks, Kate Le Cocq, Muhammed Elayadeth Meethal, Tom Misselbrook and Michael Lee. (2019). Effects of breeding-herd management strategies on carbon footprints of pasture-based beef production systems calculated using measured emission factors—proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science conference, 2019 held at Edinburgh in April 2019.
  • Muhammed Elayadeth-Meethal, Thomas H. Misselbrook. Hannah Fleming., Nadine Loick., Jess Evans and Michael, R.F. Lee. (2018). Diet and animal factors affect methane and carbon dioxide emissions from beef cattle in the UK grassland system—proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science conference, 2018 held at Dublin, Ireland in April 2018.
  • M. J. Rivero, G. A. Mcauliffe, T. Takahashi, M. Elayadeth-Meethal, T. Misselbrook, M. Coffey, E. Wall, P. Harris1 & M. R. F. Lee. (2018). Steps for selecting cattle for sustainability traits on pasture based systems —proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production 2018 held at New Zealand.
  • Muhammed E M, Aravindakshan T V, Mathew J and Sisilamma, G (2016) Association of GAPDH gene expression and heat tolerance during acute heat stress in Vechur, Kasargode crossbred cattle-in Proceedings of the National Symposium of Society for Conservation of Domestic Animal Diversity
  • Muhammed E M, Aravindakshan T V, Raghavan K C, Anilkumar K, Mathew J and Sisilamma G (2016) Expression profiling, characterisation and evaluation of heat shock protein 70 (HSP 70) gene in Vechur, Kasargode and crossbred cattle: evidence of thermometer gene in Vechur cattle to combat heat stress –in Proceedings of the Steps to sustainable livestock international conference 2016 held at Bristol, UK.
  • Muhammed E M, Aravindakshan T V, Anilkumar K, Mathew J and Sisilamma G (2016) Adaptive fitness of Vechur and Kasargode cattle over crossbred cattle during acute heat stress in a field environment in Proceedings of the 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress 2016 held at New Delhi
  • Muhammed E M and Aravindakshan TV (2012) Physiological and haematological response to heat stress in Vechur, Kasargode and crossbred cattle of Kerala-in Proceedings of Kerala Veterinary Science Congress 2012.
  • Muhammed E M, Stephen M and Reghunandanan K V (2011) Polymorphism of beta casein gene in Vechur, crossbred and Kasargode dwarf cattle-in Proceedings of Kerala Veterinary Science Congress
  • Muhammed E M and Stephen Mathew (2010) Exploring public health implications of native germplasm in commercial dairy production – in Proceedings of National seminar on strategies for Animal Welfare
  • Muhammed E M and Stephen Mathew (2009) A2 milk-A milestone in dairy production in Proceedings of the national seminar on food security and nutrition

Review articles

  • Prasad, A., Muhammed, E. M., Kannan, A., & Aravindakshan, T. V. (2012). Thermal stress in dairy cattle. JIVA, 10(3), 45-51.


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