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- Current Research Projects -


National:
Project Coordinator and Investigator of “Remediation and reclamation of HCH dumpsite by using microbial bioremediation technology”. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) from March, 2018-March, 2020. Funds: ₹113 Lacs.
Project Investigator of “To study the microbial diversity associated with fish gut by using culture dependent and independent approaches”. Sponsored by Application of Microorganisms in Agriculture and Allied Sectors (AMAAS) and National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM) from April, 2017-March, 2020. Funds: ₹19.5 Lacs.
Project Investigator of Exploring diversity, functional dynamics and biotechnological applications of bacterial communities inhabiting hot water spring atop the Himalayan ranges at Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh, India.”. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) from February, 2017-January, 2020. Funds: ₹52.2 Lacs.
Project Co-investigator of “Characterization of Free Living Ciliated Protists as indicators of pollution and their impact on the micro-ecology of Yamuna River flowing through National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi, India”. Sponsored by Department of Science & Technology (DST) from 2016-2019. Funds: ₹55.76 Lacs.
Project Investigator of “Production of rifamycin analogues against multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by the manipulation of rifamycin polyketide biosynthetic gene cluster of Amycolatopsis mediterranei S699 and understanding the changes in human microbiome under antibiotic treatment regimen in patients suffering from tuberculosis”. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) from October 2015 to September 2018. Funds: ₹64 Lacs.

- Research Projects Completed -


International :
Collaborator in Project entitled “Tracking biotransformation of Hexachlorocyclohexane isomers by Compound-Specific isotopy Analysis” with Dr. Hans-Peter Kohler and Dr. Thomas Hofstelter. Sponsored by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).
Project Investigator of personnel exchange programme entitled “Assessing Natural and Stimulated Biodegradation of the Pesticide Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) at Contaminated Field Sites Using Compound-Specific Stable Isotope Analysis (CSIA)”. Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology-Deustscher Akademischer Austausch Di (German Academic Exchange Service) (DST-DAAD).
Project Investigator of “Mining linA and linB variants for the development of enzymatic bioremediation of Hexachlorocyclohexane”. Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST).
Project Investigator of “Environmental Risk and Bioremediation of Hexachlorocyclohexane Isomers”. Sponsored under Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology (ISCB) Phase III by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).
Project Investigator of “Enabling Technologies for the Enzymatic Bioremediation of Cyclic Organochlorine Residues”. Sponsored under Indo-Australian Collaboration in Biotechnology (IACB) by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
Project Investigator of “Bioremediation of HCH and PNP Contaminated soil by Bioaugmentation: Proof of Concept at Pilot Scale”. Sponsored under Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology (ISCB) by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).
Project Leader of “Genomic Mapping of the Chromosome and Development of a System for the Generation of Rifamycin Analogs in Amycolatopsis mediterranei”. Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology-Deustscher Akademischer Austausch Di (German Academic Exchange Service) (DST-DAAD).
National :
Project Investigator of “All India Network Project on Soil-Biodiversity Biofertilizers (XIth Plan)”. Sponsored by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
Project Investigator of “Microbial metagenomic analysis of hotspring situated atop the Himalayan ranges at Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh, India”. Sponsored by National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM) (ICAR).
Project Investigator of “Isolating the Natural Existing Hexachlorocyclohexane Dehydrochlorinase (LinA) & Haloalkane Dehalogenase (LinB) Variants from Hexachlorocyclohexane Contaminated Dumpsite by using Metagenomic Approach”. Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST).
Project Investigator of “Understanding Genome Organisation and Gene Expression in Response to Different Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) Isomers in HCH Degrading Bacteria and the HCH Dumpsite”. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT).
Project Investigator of “Genotyping and Isolation of Sphingomonads from HCH contaminated Agricultural soils and their application in Bioremediation”. Sponsored by National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM) (ICAR).
Project Investigator of “Understanding Individual & Community Genomes of Bacteria using New Generation Sequencing Technologies”. Sponsored by University of Delhi/ Department of Science and Technology-Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence (DU/ DST – PURSE).
Co-Project Investigator of “Molecular Analysis of Agrocin Producing Agrobacterium radiobactor for Biological Control of Crown Gall in Stone Fruits”. Sponsored by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
Project Investigator of “Construction of Bacterial Biosensors for Detection of Aromatic Hydrocarbons”. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT).
Project Investigator of “Screening for Bio-molecules from Microbial Diversity Collected from Different Ecological Niches”. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT).
Project Investigator of “Isolation, Characterization and Mutagenesis of Long-range acting bacterial transcription regulators with receptor domains in aromatic compounds (acronym: TRAROMAT)” under the Indo-Swiss Joint Research Project (ISJRP). Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST).
Project Investigator of “Improvement and Development of Cloning Vector transformation system for species of Amycolatopsis”. Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Project Investigator of “Genome Sequencing of Rifamycin Producing Actinomycete Amycolatopsis mediterranei S699”. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT).
Project Investigator of “Decontamination and Microbial diversity of HCH, p-Nitrophenol and Chloropyrifos contaminated soils from dumping sites”. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT).
Project Investigator of “Characterization and molecular analysis of some PAHs (Phenenthrene, Pyrene and Benzo (a) pyrene) degrading pathways by bacteria through metabolic Engineering”. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT).
Project Investigator of “Development of suitable probes for tracking the organisms released for biodegradation of soil contaminated with chlorinated and nitro pesticides”. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT).
Principal Investigator of “Genetic Engineering of Rifamycin gene Cluster in Amycolatopsis mediterranei for the production of Rifamycin Analogs”. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT).
Co–Investigator of “Cloning and Characterization of Ligninase/laccase genes from White Rot- Fungus”. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology (DBT).
Principal Investigator of “Microbial Biodiversity of Indigenous Actinomycetes Germplasm”. Sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT).
Principal Investigator of “Cloning and characterization of catabolic genes of gamma-HCH and its isomers in Sphingomonas paucimobilis”. Sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT).
Principal Investigator of “Cloning and Characterization of rifamycin biosynthetic genes and development of a system for the generation of hybrid antibiotics”. Sponsored by Department of Bio¬technology (DBT).
Principal Investigator of “Manipulation of Catabolic Genes for Detoxification of Xenobiotics”. Sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF).
Principal Investigator of “Indigenization and Genetic Manipulations of Rifamycin Production in Amycola¬topsis mediterranei (Nocardia mediterranei)”. Sponsored by Department of Biotechnolo¬gy (DBT).
Project Co-ordinator of “College Science Improvement programme (COSIP)”. Sponsored by University Grants Commission (UGC).
Co-Investigator of “Survey of pesticide residues from food commodities in Delhi and surrounding areas”. Spon¬sored by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and World Health Organization (WHO).
Principal Investigator of “Effects of pesticides on Rhizobium-legume symbiosis”. Spon¬sored by the Ministry of Wildlife and Forests.
Principal Investigator of “Accumulation, metabolism and effects of organophosphorus insecticides on microorganisms”. Spon¬sored by the Ministry of Wildlife and Forests.
Co-Investigator of “Accumulation, metabolism and effects of organo-chlorine insecticides on microorganisms”. Sponsored by Ministry of Wildlife and Forests.