Dr. Laishram Shantikumar Singh

Associate Professor

Faculty of Science

Degree

University/Institution 

Division

Subject/Specialization

B.Sc.

Bangalore University

I

Chemistry, Zoology, Microbiology

M.Sc.

Bangalore University

I

 

MICROBIOLOGY

Ph. D.

Dibrugarh University; CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, Assam.

NA

Microbiology

Post Doctoral work

University School of Biotechnology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University,New Delhi.

NA

Microbial Biotechnology

Microbial Biotechnology & Bioprospecting

S.N.

Employer Name  &  Address

Designation

From (Date)

To (date)

1

Assam Down Town University, Panikhaiti, Guwahati - 781026

Associate Professor,

Faculty of Science

04/01/

2021

Continuing

2

Institute of Bioresources & Sustainable Development (IBSD) Sikkim Centre, DBT, Govt. of India,  Tadong, Gangtok – 737102, Sikkim

Scientist -B

01/06/

2016

31/12/

2020

3

Institute of Bioresources & Sustainable Development (IBSD) Sikkim Centre, DBT, Govt. of India,  Tadong, Gangtok – 737102, Sikkim

Scientist

 

31/01/

2011

 

31/05/

2016

4

R & D Centre APPL (Tata Enterprise), Teok, Jorhat, Assam - 785112

Assistant Manager

R & D and Advisor  Microbiologist

16/04/

2009

30/01/

2011

5

School of Biotechnology,

Guru Govind Singh Indra Prastha University, New Delhi

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

(Microbial Biotechnology)

22/12/

2008

 

14/04/

2009

6

Defence Research Laboratory (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Tezpur -784001, Assam

JRF and SRF

 

24/12/

2002

 

24/12/

2007

7

NFG College, Bangalore University, Bangalore- 560094

Lecturer Microbiology & Biotechnology

 

01/08/

2001

20/12/

2002

Research Experience including External & Internal Research Projects undertaken:

Experience                                         : More than 19 Years of Experience in Reseach & Teaching 

Area of Research                              : Microbiology, Microbial Biotechnology & Bioprospecting     

Research specialization         : Exploration and Bioprospecting of Microorganisms for potential application in Industry, Agriculture & Therapeutics. Plant endophytes relation, Chemical Ecology of Endophytes,

  • Provided Technical support to Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region Sikkim Centre in the field work of their DBT sponsored project entitled “Biotechnology Led Organic Farming in North East Region”.
  • Participated and contributed in the DBT funded project of IBSD, Imphal entitled “Establishment of a culture collection centre in North East Region”.
  • DRDO in house Project on Exploration of medicinal plants (essential oil, plant extracts) for antimicrobial property and biological control of vector mosquito.
  • DRDO in house project on Bioprospecting of microorganisms from NE region of India for their bioactive compounds and secondary metabolites.
  • DRDO in house project on Mass production of bacterial strains, Recovery & bio-efficacy testing of the cell mass against mosquito larvae.
  • Worked on Ministry of Environment and Forestry Project on “Timber wood protection from wood decaying basidiomycetes using actinomycetes” during tenure at School of Biotechnology, GGSIP University, New Delhi.
  • Development and formulation of Biofertilizers and Biocontrol Agents for organic cultivation of tea plants during tenure at R and D centre, APPL, Tata Enterprise, Teok, Jorhat, Assam.
  • Worked on Bioprospecting of microbial flora including endophytes from Sikkim Himalayas for their secondary metabolites, bioactive compounds and biocontrol agents. 
  • External Research Projects undertaken:

S. No

Project Title

Funding Agency

Period

Grant

(Rs lakhs)

Role

Status

1

Chemical Ecology of North East Region (NER) of India: A Collaborative Programme Linking NER and Bangalore Researchers”. 

DBT, Govt. of India.

30/3/2015 to

29/3/2021

334.54

 

PI

Ongoing

2

Evaluation of role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and PGPRs from diverse ecosystem of North East India for organic production of Citrus and Chili”.

DBT, Govt. of India.

April 2012-April 2015

20.16

Co-PI

Completed

S.N.

Title 

Description

1

Certificate of Recognition

Certificate of Recognition as expert member in the 7th International Congress of Society for Ethnopharmacology, India held at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India on 15-17th Feb 2020.       

2

Best Poster Award

Best Poster Award for the poster entitledBioprospecting of Endophytes of Important Medicinal Plants viz. Panax spp. of Sikkim Himalayas for their bioactive compounds: A Chemical Ecology Prospect” during the 3rd Annual SAC & PSC meeting of the DBT Project - Chemical Ecology of the North East Region (NER) of India: A Collaborative Programme Linking NER and Bangalore Researchers held at Imphal from 19 - 20th April 2018.

3

Group technology award 2009

Group technology award 2009 by Defence Research Laboratory, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India, Tezpur, Assam, for the formulation and evaluation of herbal product “Herbol”, a Germicidal Floor Cleansing Emulsifier.

4

JRF and

SRF Award

Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship award by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India, New Delhi from 2002 -2007.

5

Academic Excellence Award

Academic Excellence Award by Post Graduate Department of Microbiology, NFG College, Bangalore University, Bengaluru in the year 2001.

6

State level “First Search Talent Examination in Science

Rank in the state level “First Search Talent Examination in Science” organized by Besant Academy, Sastri Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

 

7

2nd Position in state level Quiz competition

2nd position in state level Quiz competition on the occasion of “National Science Day” organized by Science Teachers’ Forum, Manipur

Product/Technology Developed:

Core team member in the formulation and development of an herbal product, “Herbal Floor cleaner” a Germicidal Floor Cleansing Emulsifier developed by DRL, DRDO Tezpur, Assam. TOT was given to “Biotech International Ltd” Delhi – 48.

Patent filed (Indian) as co-author: 01

Title: “Germicidal Floor Cleansing Emulsifier” vide application No. 86/DEL/2007

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