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 Expert  728374

Expert in Antimicrobial Screening, Drug Discovery, Clinical Microbiology, Fermentation Technology


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Punjab
India
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Expert has over ten years of experience in drug discovery with emphasis on screening bioactive natural compounds possessing antimicrobial, antioxidant, anticancer and wound healing activities of plant (Ethnopharmacology / Pharmacognosy) as well as of microbial origin. The screening of bioactive compounds is done by developing in vitro rapid cell based / cell free assays and find new targets of drug action. Other important areas of research include in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility testing systems, natural products in particular emphasis on new sources of API's for drug development and fungal biotransformation. Further his recent research area is oriented towards the development of smart antibacterial biomaterials and nanotechnology based drug delivery.

Expert has 2 Indian patents and 6 PCT applications to his credit in different countries viz. USA, Germany, Europe and Australia. He has completed projects worth a million US dollars. He has experience in medium throughput assay design. Expert has 30 publications to his credit. He has collaborations with the pharmaceutical industrial R&D for drug discovery and API development.

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antimicrobial coating

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chemotherapeutic drug

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culture maintenance

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drug discovery

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drug resistance

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medicinal chemistry

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microbial biochemistry

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microbiological physiology

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molecular diversity

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multiple drug resistance

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mycology

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new drug

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pharmaceutical reactor

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pharmaceutical research and development

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topical drug

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drug screening


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2000   Ph.D   Biological Sciences, Specialization: Biotechnology   Ranu Durgavati University, Jabalpur, MP. India  
1996   M.Sc.   Biological Sciences, Biotechnology   Ranu Durgavati University, Jabalpur, MP. India   Gold medalist for securing first class first position
1992   B.Sc. (Hons)   Botany   University of Delhi, India  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences

 

Assistant Professor

 

• Teaching UG & PG courses in biotechnology • Supervising doctoral and PG theses • Undertaking sponsored / contract research • Reviewing doctoral and post-graduate work • Reviewing research proposals and publications • Editorship of research journals • Contributing in popular journals • Organizing conferences • Expert for envisioning Science & Technology roadmap of premier Indian organization

2002 to 2006

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences

 

Lecturer

 

• Teaching UG & PG courses in Biotechnology • Supervising doctoral and PG theses • Undertaking sponsored / contract research • Reviewing doctoral and post-graduate work • Reviewing research proposals and publications • Editorship of research journals • Contributing in popular journals • Organizing short term courses and workshops

2000 to 2002

 

Thapar Centre for Industrial Research and Development

 

Biotechnology, Chemicals, Energy and Environment Division

 

Research Scientist

 

• Teaching UG & PG courses in Biotechnology • Co- Supervising PG theses • Undertaking sponsored / contract research • Reviewing research proposals and publications • Development of national and international research collaboration • Contributing in popular journals • Development of research infrastructure


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

1. Life Member, Association for Promotion of DNA fingerprinting and other related technologies (ADNAT), CCMB, Hyderabad ; 2. Life Member, Society for Basic and Applied Mycology, India ; 3. Life Member, Mycological Society of India (Chennai) (wef October, 2007) ; 4. Member, Association of Microbiologists of India ; 5. Registered Member, Network on Antimicrobial resistance in Staphylococcus aureus (NARSA), NIH, USA ; 6. Registered Member, Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing, Technology, Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC), Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India ; 7. Member, Eco-Ethics International Union, Nordbuente 28, 21385 Oldendorf/Luhe, Germany ; 8. Member, Genome India International

Professional Appointments

REVIEWER/ REFEREE Letters in Applied Microbiology; Journal of Applied Microbiology; Indian Journal of Pharmacology Indian Journal of Microbiology; Natural Product Radiance; Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Journal of Ethnopharmacology; Pharmaceutical Biology; Biocontrol Science and Technology EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER 1. Functional Science and Biotechnology, Global Science Books (UK/Japan) 2. International Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Global Science Books (UK/Japan) 3. Medicinal & Aromatic Plant Science and Biotechnology, Global Science Books (UK/Japan) 4. Pest Technology, Global Science Books (UK/Japan) 5. Frontiers in Biosciences (USA)

Awards/Recognition

• Biographed in Marquis Who's Who World (2010) • Biographed in Marquis Who's Who Asia ( December 2006) • Travel grant from International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) – INSA ( Indian National Science Academy) to give an INVITED TALK in BRITISH MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY symposium Fungal Metabolites: Impact & Exploitation at the University of Wales, Swansea, UK (2001) • Young Scientist at International Conference on Fungal Biotechnology and Plant Pathogen interactions held at Osmania University, Hyderabad from 16-19 Jan 1999, held under the aegis of DST and UGC. • Qualified GATE (1996): Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFRE), Dehradun, Uttaranchal granted Fellowship during doctoral research. • T.D. Dharmadikari Gold medal (1996) for securing highest marks in M.Sc. Biological Sciences spl. Biotechnology at Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur (MP), India


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 2 Indian patents on exploitations of biomolecules from fungi and plants for application in agriculture and for human health.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Current opinion in Drug Discovery and Development , Thomson Reuters  
 - Journal of Plant Protection Research, Polish society of Plant protection  
 - British Journal of Biomedical Sciences, Step Publishing Ltd UK  
 - Central European Journal of Medicine , Versita Springer  
 - Pharmaceutical Biology, Taylor and Francis  

Consulting Services:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
English  

Market Research:
Collaboration with pharmaceutical industry for antimicrobial drug discovery, active pharmaceutical ingredients from plant sources etc.

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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

• Organizing Secretary, National Conference on Fungal Diversity: Impact & Exploitation and 34th Annual Meeting of Mycological Society of India, 05-06 October 2007, Expert's University, Thapar Technology Campus, Patiala 147004. • Resource person & Course Coordinator in Short term course on “In vitro antimicrobial susceptibility testing systems: a road to antimicrobial drug discovery” sponsored by TIFAC-CORE in Agro & Industrial Biotechnology, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala; AB Biodisk Sweden from 15-18 Feb. 2006 • Course Coordinator, Short-term course in Microbial Technology, Centre of Relevance & Excellence in Agro & Industrial Biotechnology, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala from 28th September –11th October 2002. • Conducted lectures as well as practical training in Gas Chromatography in a short-term course on Microbial Technology organized by Centre of Relevance & Excellence in Agro & Industrial Biotechnology, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala from 01-06 March 2002.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Selection of suppliers and vendors for the purchase of specific scientific products like biosafety cabinets, air showers, speciality chemicals, column chromatographic products, Scanning electron microscope etc.

Other Skills and Services

IPR- writing and filing patents, projects on development of new education and research programs for business houses, sponsored research, feasibility studies.


 

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