Dr. Sunil Kumar

Designation: Principal Scientist (Bioinformatics)

Professional Experience: 14 Years

· October 2002 to April 2014: Institute of Life Sciences (DBT, Govt. of India), Bhubaneswar
· April 2014 to till date: ICAR-NBAIM, Mau (UP)


Research Interest: Mainly focus on proteins with regard to their structures, functions, mutations and interactions. Also interested in Metagenomics and NGS data analysis. Plant Microbe Interactions.

Contact Details:

Address: ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms

Kushmaur, Mau, Uttar Pradesh – 275103, India

Phone : +91 547 2530080 (Office); +91 7839285805 (Mobile)

E-Mail : Sunil.Kumar7@icar.gov.in, skybiotech@gmail.com

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

· Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India nominated for participation in Indo-Malaysia Bilateral workshop and International Conference from 2-11 September, 2003 in Malaysia

· Awarded travel support by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India to attend 8th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB 2009) from 7-11 September 2009 in Singapore.

· Awarded travel support by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India to attend 8th IEuropeanl Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB) from 9-12 September 2012 in Basel, Switzerland.

· Distinguished Scientist Award: by the society for Bioinformatics and Biological Sciences, Allahabad for the year 2015.

· Fellow Award: Society of Applied Biotechnology (2016).

· Fellow Award: Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy (2016).

· Best poster Award: 03

· Best Paper Award: 01

Membership of Societies:

· Biotechnology Research Society of India (Life Member).

· International Society for Computational Biology

· Society for Bioinformatics and Biological Sciences (Life Member)

· Society of Applied Biotechnology (Life member)

· Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy (Life Member)

· Bioinformatics and Drug Discover Society

On-going projects:


· Structure prediction, Molecular Dyanamics stimulations of endopolygalacturonase and its interaction with PGIP (polygalacturonase-inhibiting protein) (PI)

Externally Funded

· Design of Novel small molecule mimics binding to quorum sensors in Ralstonia Solanacearum (PI)

· Metaproteomics for functional diversity analysis of rice rhizosphere under saline conditions (Co-PI)

Publications (no.):

· Research papers: 28,

· Reviews: Nil ,

· Books: 01,

· Book Chapters: 08 ,

· Popular articles: Nil,

· Others:

o Training/workshop Manual: 11

o Manual Chapters: 35

o Conference Abstract: 25

List of publications (Best 10 publications):

1. Navin K. Verma, Mobashar Hussain Urf Turabe Fazil, Amuthavalli Kottaiswamy, Sunil Kumar, Aditya K Panda, Michael Freeley, Sinead Smith, and Dermot Kelleher (2016) LFA-1/ICAM-1 ligation in T-cells promotes Th1 polarization through a GSK3β signalling-dependent Notch pathway; J Immunol. 2016 Jul 1;197(1):108-18. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1501264. (IF: 4.92).

2. Radin Nur Afiqah, Biswaranjan Paital, Sunil Kumar, Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed, Minaketan Tripathy (2016) AgNO3 Dependant Modulation of Glucose Mediated Respiration Kinetics in Escherichia coli at Different pH and Temperature. Journal of Molecular Recognition; 29(11):544-554, DOI: 10.1002/jmr.2554 (IF: 2.1)

3. Iquebal MA, Jaiswal S, Angadi UB, Sablok G, Arora V, Kumar S, Rai A and Kumar D (2015) SBMDb: First whole genome microsatellite DNA marker database of sugarbeet for bioenergy and industrial applications" Database (Oxford). 2015 Dec 8;2015. pii: bav111. doi: 10.1093/database/bav111. Print 2015. (IF: 3.37)

4. Yachana Jha, Gaurav Sablok, Naidu Subbarao, Raja Sudhakar, MHU Turabe Fazil, R B Subramanian, Andrea Squartini, Sunil Kumar* (2014) Bacterial-induced expression of RAB18 protein in Orzya sativa salinity stress and insights into molecular interaction with GTP ligand. Journal of Molecular Recognition; 27(9):521-7, DOI: 10.1002/jmr.2371 (* corresponding author). (IF:3.01).

5. Gitanjali Tandon, Sarika, M.A. Iquebal, Sunil Kumar, Sukhdeep Kaur, Anil Rai and Dinesh Kumar (2015) Evidence of salicylic acid pathway with EDS1 and PAD4 proteins by molecular dynamics simulation for Grape improvement; Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 33(10):2180-91 dx.doi.org/10.1080/07391102.2014.996187 (IF:2.98)

6. Rekha Rawat, Sunil Kumar, Bhupinder Singh Chadha, Dinesh Kumar and Harinder Singh Oberoi (2014) An acidothermophilic functionally active novel GH12 family endoglucanase from Aspergillus niger HO: purification, characterization and molecular interaction studies, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Journal of Microbiology; ;Jan2015, Vol. 107 Issue 1, p103 DOI 10.1007/s10482-014-0308-z (IF:2.1).

7. Norhafiza Razali, Renu Agarwal, Puneet Agarwal, Sunil Kumar, Minaketan Tripathy , Sushil Vasudevan, Jonathan G Crowston and Nafeeza M Ismail (2014) Role of adenosine receptors in resveratrol-induced IOP lowering in rats with steroid-induced ocular hypertension. Clinical and Experimental Opthalmology; 43(1):54-66 ; DOI: 10.1111/ceo.12375 (IF: 1.95)

8. Panda SK, Kumar S, Tupperwar NC, Vaidya T, George A, et al. (2012) Chitohexaose Activates Macrophages by Alternate Pathway through TLR4 and Blocks Endotoxemia. PLoS Pathog 8(5): e1002717. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat. (IF: 9.80)

9. Sunil Kumar*, Rohit Farmer, Andrew P. Turnbull, Niraj Kanti Tripathy and Babu A. Manjasetty* (2012) Structural and functional conservation profiles of novel cathepsin L-like proteins identified in the Drosophila melanogaster genome, Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics, 31(12):1481-9 (Taylor and Francis publication, * Corresponding authors) (IF: 4.98)

10. Alok Das Mohapatra, Sunil Kumar, Ashok Kumar Satapathy and Balachandran Ravindran (2012).Caspase Dependent Programmed Cell Death in Developing Embryos: A Potential Target for Therapeutic Intervention against Pathogenic Nematodes. PloS Neglected Tropical Disease 5(9): e1306. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001306. (IF: 4.70)