BIO-DATA

 

1.

Name

:     Minni Singh

   

 

 

 

 

2.

Designation

:     Lecturer

3.

Department

:     Biotechnology

4.

Address for Correspondence

:     Department of Biotechnology

       Punjabi University

       Patiala-147002, Punjab

 

Phones 

:      0175-3046262, 3046263

 

Mobile

:      9815832675

 

Fax

:

 

E-mail 

:      minni_singh@rediffmail.com

 

5        Academic Qualifications :

 

PhD   (Biotechnology)              Department of Biotechnology                            2003

                                                            Punjabi University, Patiala

TOPIC: ‘Studies on the Development of Microbial and Enzyme based Biosensors for Monitoring Heavy Metal Ions in Industrial Effluents and Foodstuffs’.

 

MSc (Microbial and                             Department of Biotechnology                            1999

Food Technology)                                Punjabi University, Patiala

 

Other Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala, 2000.

 

 

 

 

6        Area of Specialization:

 

 

Biosensors, Food Technology

 

 

 

7        Employment History :

 

PRESENT POSITION

Working as a Faculty Member (Lecturer) at the Department of Biotechnology, Punjabi University, Patiala since January 13, 2004. Teaching post-graduate classes.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Research Fellow

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India (2002-2003)

CSIR Sanction No: 9/140(129)/2002-EMR-I, worked on a project entitled ‘Development of a Recombinant Microbial Biosensor based on an Amperometric Transducer for the Detection of Mercuric Ion Toxicity in Industrial Samples’.

 

Junior Research Fellow

All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, India (1999-2001), worked on a project entitled “ Studies on the Development of Microbial and Enzyme based Biosensors for Monitoring Heavy Metal Ions in Industrial Effluents and Wastewaters’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8        Any Other information

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS/DISTINCTIONS

 

§         Recipient of the Young Scientist Award of the Punjab Academy of Sciences, 2003- presented a paper on Lead Biosensor

§         Awarded University Medal for standing first in order of merit in M.Sc. 1999

§         Awarded Merit Scholarship for standing first in order of merit in M.Sc. - PartI.

§         Awarded Certificate of Distinction for securing first position for working model demonstration at Scientinalia, a science fare organized by the Punjab Academy of Sciences, 1998.

§         Awarded Certificate of Merit for securing fourth position in University in B.Sc.

 

PATENT

Indian Patent No. 197519 granted on August 11, 2006 on ‘A novel Bacillus sphaericus strain, a device comprising the said strain and a method for detecting copper in industrial effluents using said device’

 

M.Sc. RESEARCH PROJECTS GUIDED-10 (under following aspects)

 

·        Colorimetric Urea Determination with an Enzyme based Biosensor.

·        Agro-waste Utilization- Biotechnological Approaches to Conversion of Mushroom Processing Waste into Essential Amino Acids.

·        Agro-waste Utilization- Conversion of citrus and carrot agrowaste into beta-carotene:a potential nutraceutic supplement.

·        Comparative Study of Production of Catalase from Bacillus species MTCC 1431 and Bacillus subtilis MTCC 121 with Partial Purification of the Enzyme.

·        Fermentative Production of Catalase Enzyme from Bacillus species MTCC 1431 with Application in the Treatment of Bleaching Effluent.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

§          Neelam Verma and Minni Singh (2003). A Disposable Microbial based Biosensor for Quality Control in Milk. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 18 (2003) 1219-1224.

§         Neelam Verma and Minni Singh(2005). Biosensors for Heavy Metals. Biometals 18 (2) 121-129.

§         Neelam Verma and Minni Singh (2005). Development of a yeast biosensor for monitoring mercuric ions in industrial effluents. Int J. Env Studies 62(1) 3-3.

§         Neelam Verma Minni Singh and Vijay Kumar (2005) Development of an Enzyme- Based Biosensor for Montoring Copper Ions in Industrial Effluents and Food Samples J Chem Env Res (accepted).

§      Neelam Verma and Minni Singh (2005). A Bacillus sphaericus based biosensor for monitoring nickel ions in industrial effluents and foods J Auto Methods Mgt Chem (accepted).

§      Minni Singh, Neelam Verma, Arun Kumar Garg and Niha Redhu . Urea Biosensor Enz Micro Technol (under review).