Dr. Renu

Designation : Principal Scientist (Biotechnology)

Professional Experience: 18 years 7 months

Research Interest: Microbial biotechnology; Microbial bioremediation; Metagenomics and metaproteomics


Significant recognition (Awards/Fellowships/ Technologies transferred/ Patents etc.):


· Excellence in Research Award received by Smt Gulab Devi, Honorable Minister of State Social Welfare, Uttar Pradesh at Inspiring Women Award Ceremony 2017 on World Environment Day (5th June 2017) for outstanding contribution in Agriculture and Allied Sector organized in Lucknow by Samagra Vikas Welfare Society

· Women Scientist Award 2016 conferred by Society for Plant Research at International Conference on Technological Advancement in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (TASARD, India 2017) at NASC Complex, New Delhi.

· Scientist of the Year Award 2016 conferred by Hi-Tech Horticulture Society for outstanding contribution and recognition in field of biotechnology

· Best Women Scientist Award 2015 conferred by Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science for creative development of a scientific contribution which has been determined to be of significant value in advancement of microbial biotechnology.

· Protsahan Puraskar under ICAR's GANESH SHANKAR VIDYARTHI HINDI KRISHI PATRIKA PURASKAR (2014) for **lw{etho n’kZu^^ (2014) laiknd x.k&mn; Hkku flag] jsuw] Mh0ih0 flag] lq’khy dqekj ’kekZ ,oa iou dqekj ’kekZ- izdk’ku jk"Vªh; d`f"k mi;ksxh lw{etho C;wjks ¼Hkkjrh; d`f’k vuqla/kku ifj’kn½] dq’kekSj] emukFk Hkatu] mRrj izns’k ¼Hkkjr½A

· Major RS Yadav SRDA Award 2012 for outstanding contributions in field of Biotechnology by Society for Recent Development in Agriculture

· Fellow Award 2012 by Society for applied Biotechnology in recognition of outstanding achievements and contributions to the field of microbial biotechnology.

· Young Scientist award by Centre for Plant Biotechnology, DST, Haryana in National seminar on “Physiological & Biotechnological approaches to increase plant Productivity” held on15 to 17 March 2008. Award was sponsored by KK Nanda Foundation for Advancement of Plant Sciences & HSCST & Society for suistainable Agriculture & Resource Management

· Best Poster/Oral Paper Presentation awarded : 08


· ICAR/DBT Junior fellowship during M.Sc. (Biotechnology)

· Post doctoral Fellowship at National Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran in project entitled “Cloning and Characterization of Ribosomal Protein L3 Genes Responsible for Fusarium Resistance in Wheat” from 2003 to 2005, sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology, Iran.

Other Recognitions:

· Qualified ARS-NET in Biotechnology conducted by ASRB

· Awarded Appreciation Letter from Financial Commissioner & Principal Secretary to Government, Haryana, Science and Technology Department for the outstanding contributions in new initiatives during year 2008-09 and 2009-10.

· Chairman in session on Cloning, Genetic and Protein Engineering in 8th Iranian congress of Biochem. And 1st International Congress of Biochem. And Mol. Biol.., Tehran, Iran, Sept 11-15, 2005 organized by Biochemical Society of Islamic Republic of Iran

· Member of Vision Group constituted by Governor of Haryana for up-scaling Centre for Plant Biotechnology, Hisar to level of autonomous institute during 2009-10.

· Member of management committee and inter departmental committee of Centre of Excellence on “Renewable Energy Test Centre” at Deen Bandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science & Technology, Murthal, Sonepat to review the progress of the and formulate long term strategies from time to time and to devise and recommend tamper proof testing procedure to be adopted by Testing labs during 2009-10.

· External member of Institute Technology Management Committee of ICAR-Indian Institute of Seed Science, Mau w.e.f 22.6.16


· One patent filed, Application No. 577/DEL/2009 on Development of SCAR marker for identification of Chaetomium globosum – a potential biocontrol agent as one of the inventors through Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) , New Delhi . Patent published in March, 2012.

· Copyright filed on www.mgrportal.org.in as author with Director, ICAR- NBAIM as applicant on 20.9.2016.

Membership of Societies:

· Life member of K.K. Nanda Society for Advancement of Plant Sciences

· Life member of ARSSF forum

· Life Member of Society of Applied Biotechnology

· Life member of Hi Tech Horticulture Society

· Life member of Society for Rural Development in Agriculture

· Life member of Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agriculture Sciences

On-going projects:

Institute Projects:

Isolation and characterization of heavy metal resistant bacteria and their evaluation for their use in agriculture. Inter institutional project (ICAR-NBAIM, Mau- ICAR-IISS, Bhopal) Funded by ICAR – As Nodal PI

Developing a comprehensive web based system for agriculturally important microbes. Funded by ICAR – As PI

Externally Funded Projects:

Development of ecofriendly and cost effective mass production technology of biocontrol agent for resource poor farmers. Funded by Uttar Pradesh Council for Science and Technology, U.P.As PI

Bio-Prospecting of Microbes from Different Agro-Ecological Niches for Promotion of Low-Input Green Technology for Sustainable and Organic Farming in Eco- Agriculture. Funded by Uttar Pradesh Council for Agricultural Research, U.P- A collaborative project as Lead Centre PI

Metatranscriptomics and Metaproteomic Analysis of wheat – a Microbial domain research sub project under CABin Scheme - As sub-project PI

Metagenomics analysis to decipher microbial communities and functions in the rhizosphere of wheat– a Microbial domain research sub project under CABin Scheme - As sub-project Co-PI

National Agriculture Innovation Fund. ICAR XIIth Plan scheme– As PI

Genetic modification to improve biological nitrogen fixation for augmenting N-needs of cereals. Incentivizing Research in Agriculture project funded by ICAR- As CoPI

Publications (no.)

  • Research papers : 28 · Reviews :1 · Books : 1 · Book Chapters : 5
  •  Popular articles : 30 · Others
  • Chapters in training manual :25
  • Training Manual and Edited Book :07
  • Papers /posters presented in International symposium : 28
  • Papers/ posters presented in National symposium : 40
Database developed:

1. SSR Database of Fusarium (http://nabg.iasri.res.in:8080/ssr/ssr_home.html)

2. Microbial Genetic Resource Portal (www.mgrportal.org.in)

3. Microbial Genetic Resources App (Android based mobile App)

4. Micromitra App (Android based bilingual mobile App)

List of publications (Best 10 publications) :

1. Renu, Manish S Bhoyar , Udai B. Singh , Upasana Sahu , Dipak T Nagrale and Pramod Kumar Sahu (2017). Characterization of lytic bacteriophage XCC9SH3 infecting Xanthomonas campestris pv. Campestris. Journal of Plant Pathology 99 (1), 233-238

2. Udai B. Singh, Asha Sahu, Nisha Sahu , Bhanu P. Singh, R.K. Singh , Renu , Dhananjaya P. Singh ,R.K. Jaiswal, B.K. Sarma, H.B. Singh, M.C. Manna, A. Subba Rao, S. Rajendra Prasad (2013). Can endophytic Arthrobotrys oligospora modulate accumulation of defence related biomolecules and induced systemic resistance in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) against root knot disease caused by Meloidogyne incognita. Applied Soil Ecology 63:45-56

3. U.B. Singh , A. Sahu , N. Sahu , R.K. Singh , S. Renu , D.P. Singh , M.C. Manna , B.K. Sarma , H.B. Singh and K.P. Singh (2012). Arthrobotrys oligospora-mediated biological control of diseases of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) caused by Meloidogyne incognita andRhizoctonia solani. Journal of Applied Microbiology,114, 196—208

4. Udai B. Singh, Asha Sahu, Nisha Sahu, R.K. Singh, Renu, Dinesh K. Singh, Bhanu P. Singh,R.K. Jaiswal, Dhananjaya P. Singh, J.P. Rai, M.C. Manna, K.P. Singh, J.S. Srivastava, A. Subba Rao,S. Rajendra Prasad (2013). Nematophagous fungi: Catenaria anguillulae and Dactylaria brochopaga from seed galls as potential biocontrol agents of Anguina tritici and Meloidogyne graminicola in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Biological Control 67 (2013) 475–482

5. Singh, Udai B., Sahu, Asha, Singh, R. K., Singh, Dhananjaya P., Meena, Kamlesh K., Srivastava, J. S, Renu and Manna M.C. (2011) Evaluation of biocontrol potential of Arthrobotrys oligospora against Meloidogyne graminicola and Rhizoctonia solani in Rice (Oryza sativa L.). Biological Control, 60: 262-270.

6. Mitter, Neena; Srivastava, A.C.; Renu; Ahmad, Shahid; Saraboy, A.K. and Agarwal, D.K. (2001). Characterization of gibberellin producing strains of Fusarium moniliforme based on DNA polymorphism. Mycopathologia .153 (4): 187-193.

7.Singh, Udai B., Sahu, A., Sahu, N., Singh, R. K., Renu, Ratna Prabha, Singh, Dhananjaya P., Sarma, B.K. and Manna, M.C. (2011). Co-inoculation of Dactylaria brochopaga and Monacrosporium eudermatum affects disease dynamics and biochemical responses in Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) to enhance bioprotection against Meloidogyne incognita. Crop Protection, 35:102-109.

8. Yamchi, A., Rastgar Jazii, F., Ghobadi, C., Mousavi, A., Karkhane, A.A. and Renu (2007). Proline accumulation in transgenic tobacco as a result of expression of the Arabidopsis ∆1-Pyrroline-5-Carboxylate Synthetase (P5CS) during osmotic stress. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology Vol 16(1):9-15

9. Rashmi Aggarwal, Vandana Sharma, Lalit Karbikar and Renu (2008). Molecular characterization of Chaetomium spp. Using URP-PCR. Genetics and Molecular Biology, 31(4): 943-946.

10. Ruchita Dixit , Wasiullah , Deepti Malaviya , Kuppusamy Pandiyan , Udai B. Singh , Asha Sahu , Renu Shukla , Bhanu P. Singh , Jai P. Rai , Pawan Kumar Sharma , Harshad Lade and Diby Paul (2015). Bioremediation of Heavy Metals from Soil and Aquatic Environment: An Overview of Principles and Criteria of Fundamental Processes. Sustainability, 7(2): 2189-2212.