Dr. Barkha Singhal


Assistant Professor

Biotechnology
University School Of BioTechnology
Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Roorkee (Uttrakhand)
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Biography

Dr. Barkha Singhal is an Assistant Professor at School of Biotechnology, Gautam Buddha University, Uttar Pradesh, India. She did M.Sc Biotechnology from Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, and completed her Ph.D from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttrakhand. She has 14 years of teaching experience in different subjects of biotechnology and so far she has supervised more than 30 M.Tech students in their major dissertation projects and one Ph.D student currently she is supervising 02 Ph.D students. 

Academic Qualifications

 

  • Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Roorkee (Uttrakhand)
  • M.Sc., Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan 

Academic positions

·         Assistant Professor School of Biotechnology, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, U.P. (July 2010-Till Date).

·         Faculty Associate, School of Biotechnology, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, (June 2010-July 2010).

 

·        Senior Lecturer in Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida (July 2009 - May 2010)

·         2008-2009: Lecturer in Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida 

 

Teaching Experience (Subjects Taught at M.Tech/M.Sc level)

 

1. Bioprocess Engineering and Technology

2. Downstream Processing technology

3. Bioprocess Equipment Design and Economics

4. MicrobioloQuality control in food and Pharma

5. Industrial Biotechnology

6. Fermentation and Downstream processing 

7. Cell Biology and Genetics

8. Food Biotechnology

9. Organic Chemistry

10. Bioprocess Engineering lab

11. Biochemical engineering lab

12. Downstream processing lab

13. Immunotechnology Lab

14. Genetic engineering lab

15. Cell biology Lab

 

 Current Research interest 

The current research interest includes the development of the fermentation process for the production of commercially important enzymes and their scale-up at the bioreactor level. Currently, the work is pursued in Lactobacillus fermentation for assessing their cell surface properties and molecular and biochemical profiling of surface layer proteins that subsequently lead to affect the technological properties of probiotics. The research interest also includes the process optimization of biosurfactants production from the probiotic organisms through culture-dependent and metagenomic approaches. 

Specific Research Objectives as per research strengths 

  • Identification and phylogenetic analysis of S-layer proteins of indigenous Lactobacillus sp.
  • Fermentation based modulation of Lactobacillus sp. to alter properties of S-layer proteins
  • Profiling of S-layer associated mucin- and fibronectin-binding proteins and evaluation of cell surface hydrophobicity of selected indigenous Lactobacillus sp
  • Isolation of biosurfactant producing microbes from culture dependent and culture independent approaches from different soil samples
  • Assessment of microbial diversity through metagenomic approaches
  • Bioprocess modeling and simulation of biosurfactant production through MATLAB approaches
  • Genome-scale metabolic modeling of biosurfactant producing microbes

Administrative Responsibilities at GBU

University level

   Member of Proctorial Board (2017-till date)

   Member of University Alumni committee (2021-till date)

   Non-resident Warden of Girls Hostel (Mahamaya) (2021-till date)

   Member of Central Placement Committee (2020-till date)

   Member of University Examination Cell (2012-2013 and 2018-2020)

   Member of the Internal Complaint Cell (2015-2017)

School-level

·         Member of the Alumni and placement cell

·         Member of NAAC/IQAC/NIRF data cell

 

Awards & Achievements

1.    Research Excellence Award from Institute of Scholars (2021)

2.    Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) through Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR- 2004), New Delhi, India.

3.    2nd position in M.Sc Biotechnology (2004)

4.    Gold medal in B.Sc. (2000)

5.    14th position in High school at state level (1995)

 

 

Research/Industrial Trainings

·         Five day FDP on “Advances in Biological, Biochemical, Biomedical and Bioenergy (AB4)” from NIT Warangal (2020)

·         Two week Faculty Development Programme from Biocon Academy, Biocon (2019), Bangalore    

·         Two week CSIR Skill development Programme on “Microbial identification by biochemical genetic and genomic techniques” (2019) organized by CSIR-   National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.

·         One week short term course on “Machine Learning and Its Applications” (2019) organized by School of Information and Communication Technology, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida (U.P.).

·         “Short term training programme on Application of techniques/tools in engineering” (2017) organized by School of Engineering, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida (U.P.).

·         “Certificate course in Chemi-informatics, (2012)” from Bioinformatics Institute of India, Noida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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