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Educational Background:

• Ph.D. in the area of Plant Molecular Biology, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, University of Lucknow .

Scientific Recognitions:

• Professor Hira Lal Chakravarty Award, ISCA, DST, 2017.
• International Travel Grant, SERB, DST, 2017.
• School of Biosciences-Madurai Kamraj University Genomics Award, 2016.
• Young Scientist Award, International Bioprocessing Association, 2016.
• Early Carrier Research Award Project, SERB, 2016.
• UGC-Faculty Selectee, 2015.
• Young Scientist research project, SERB, 2012.
• Beam-time Award, Canadian Light Source (CLS), Canada, 2011.
• CSIR-NET 2004, and CSIR-SRF, 2007.
• State Merit Scholarship, 1993-94.

Position held :

• June, 2015 onwards: Scientist-C at Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB), Mohali, India.
• Jan., 2012 to June, 2015: Project Scientist at National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Mohali, India.
• May 2010 to Jan., 2012: Research Associate at National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Mohali, India.

Research interests :

Currently, the main focus of research is gene mining and biocatalyst engineering for development of approaches for transformation of agro-industrial residues and under- or un-utilized side-stream biomass into value-added bioproducts.

Total Publications :

45

Selected Research Publications :

1) Patel SN, Singh V, Sharma M, Singhal NK, Sangwan RS, Singh SP* (2018) Development of a thermo-stable and recyclable magnetic nanaobiocatalyst for bioprocessing of fruit processing residues and D-allulose synthesis. Bioresource Technology 247, 633-639. (IF 5.651).
2) Sharma M, Patel SN, Sangwan RS, Singh SP* (2017) Biotransformation of banana pseudo-stem extract into a functional juice containing value-added biomolecules of potential health benefits. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 55, 453-462. (IF 1.165) .
3) Mantouvalou I, Lachmann T, Singh SP, Vogel-Mikus K, Kanngiesser B (2017) Advanced absorption correction for 3D elemental images applied to the analysis of pearl millet seeds obtained with a laboratory confocal micro X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. Analytical Chemistry 89(10), 5453-5460. (IF 6.32)
4) Narnoliya LK, Kaushal G, Singh SP*, Sangwan RS (2017) De novo transcriptome analysis of rose-scented geranium provides insights into the metabolic specificity of terpene and tartaric acid biosynthesis. BMC Genomics. 18(1):74. (IF 3.729) .
5) Sharma M, Patel SN, Lata K, Singh U, Krishania M, Sangwan RS, Singh SP* (2016) A novel approach of integrated bioprocessing of cane molasses for production of prebiotic and functional bioproducts. Bioresource Technology 219, 311–318. (IF 5.651) .
6) Pathak AK, Singh SP, Gupta Y, Gurjar AK, Mantri SS, Tuli R (2016) Transcriptional changes during ovule development in two genotypes of litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) with contrast in seed size. Scientific Reports 8;6:36304. (IF 4.259) .
7) Patel SN, Sharma M, Lata K, Singh U, Kumar V, Sangwan RS, Singh SP* (2016) Improved operational stability of D-psicose 3-epimerase by a novel protein engineering strategy, and D-psicose production from fruit and vegetable residues. Bioresource Technology 216, 121-127. (IF 5.651) .
8) Singh SP, Singh SP, Pandey T, Singh RR, Sawant SV (2015) A novel male sterility-fertility restoration system in plants for hybrid seed production. Scientific Reports 5, 11274. (IF 4.259) .
9) Gupta Y, Pathak AK, Singh K, Mantri SS, Singh SP*, Tuli R (2015) De novo assembly and characterization of transcriptomes of early-stage fruit from two genotypes of Annona squamosa L. with contrast in seed number. BMC Genomics 16, 86. (IF 3.729) .
10) Kumari A, Kumar J, Kumar A, Chaudhari A, Singh SP* (2015) Grafting triggers differential responses between rootstock and scion. PLoS ONE 10(4):e0124438. (IF 2.806) .
11) Pathak A, Singh SP*, Tuli R (2014) AFLP fingerprinting to identify genetic relatedness among lychee cultivars, and markers associated with small seeded cultivars. Journal of The American Society for Horticultural Science 139(6), 657–668. (IF 1.125) .
12) Singh SP, Jeet R, Kumar J, Shukla V, Srivastava R, Mantri SS, Tuli R (2014) Comparative transcriptional profiling of two wheat genotypes, with contrasting levels of minerals in grains, shows expression differences during grain filling. PLoS ONE 9(11), e111718. (IF 2.806) .
13) Singh SP, Vogel-Mikuš K, Vavpetič P, Jeromel L, Pelicon P, Kumar J, Tuli R (2014) Spatial X-Ray fluorescence micro-imaging of minerals in grain tissues of wheat and related genotypes. Planta 240(2), 277-289. (IF 3.361) .
14) Singh SP, Vogel-Mikuš K, Arčon I, Vavpetič P, Jeromel L, Pelicon P, Kumar J, Tuli R (2013) Pattern of iron distribution in maternal and filial tissues in wheat grains with contrasting levels of iron. Journal of Experimental Botany 64, 3249-3260. (IF 5.83) .
15) Singh SP, Pandey T, Srivastava R, Verma PC, Singh PK, Tuli R, Sawant SV (2010) BECLIN 1 from Arabidopsis thaliana, under the generic control of regulated expression systems, a strategy for developing male sterile plants. Plant Biotechnology Journal 8, 1467-7652. (IF 7.443) .

Patents : 07 (filed), 01 (granted)
Extramural research projects as Principal Investigator : completed 01; ongoing 03