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Dr. Munendra Kumar

Assistant Professor

About

Dr. Munendra Kumar is currently working as Assistant Professor in School of Biological and Life Sciences, Galgotias University. He has total experience of 1 year of teaching and has been associated with Galgotias University since June 2022. He has awarded Ph.D. degree from Department of Zoology, University of Delhi. He has qualified NET-JRF with the rank of AIR75, conducted by CSIR. Dr. Kumar has published total 14 articles in international and national journals and 1 book chapter in an international book. He has presented work in several national and international conferences. Munendra is firm believer of productivity and efficiency in work. He Exhibits an honest work ethic with the ability to excel in fast-paced, time-sensitive environment. Being a passionate teacher, He believes that teaching is not merely restricted to making the students understand the underlying concepts of a course but also to develop critical thinking and evaluate alternate approaches for problem solving. He always puts his efforts towards the overall developments of his students.

Qualifications

S.N.

Qualifications

University/Institute

Year

Division/Rank

 
           

1

Ph.D. Zoology

University of Delhi

 2022

Awarded

 

2

NET-JRF

CSIR

2016

AIR-75

 

3

M.Sc. Zoology

University of Delhi

2016

First

 

4

NET-LS

CSIR

2015

AIR-30

 

5

B.Sc. (H) Zoology

University of Delhi

2014

First

 

6

Senior Secondary

CBSE

2010

First

 

7

Secondary

CBSE

2008

First

 

*Thesis title: Molecular analyses of extracellular chitinases and antifungal compounds from Streptomyces spp.

Teaching Experience

Position

Organization

Subject taught

Course Taught

Tenure

Assistant Professor

Galgotias University

Immunology, Biology for Engineers

M.Sc. Microbiology, B. Tech (CSE)

1st June 2022- Present

Guest Lecturer

Department of Zoology, Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi

Biochemistry and Animal Physiology

B.Sc. Zoology and Life Sciences

Aug-Nov 2016

 Research Experience

S.N.

Position

Funding Agency

Project Title

Tenure

1

Project Fellow

University of Delhi (under the scheme of DU-Innovative Project)

Exploring useful bacteria from soil.

May 2012-May 2013

2

Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India

Molecular analyses of extracellular chitinases and antifungal compounds from Streptomyces spp.

Jan 2017- Jan 2019

3

Senior Research Fellow (SRF)

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India

Molecular analyses of extracellular chitinases and antifungal compounds from Streptomyces spp.

Feb 2019- Jan 2022

Research Papers/Review articles in peer-reviewed journals

S.N.

Year

Authors

Title

Journal (Publisher)

Indexing

Impact Factor

1.

2023

Kumar, P., Parveen, Raj, N., Kumar, M., Alotaibi, B.S., Patel, C.N., Fakhri, K.U., Solanki, R., Harsha, Manzoor, N., Kapur, M.K.

Natural products from Streptomyces spp. as potential inhibitors of the major factors (holo-RdRp and nsp13) for SARS-CoV-2 replication (Revision submitted)

Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics (Taylor & Francis)

SCOPUS & SCI

5.23

2.

2023

Kumar, P., Kumar, M., Kundu, A., Solanki, R., Harsha., Kapur, M.K.,

Chemical Profiling of Streptomyces sp. for detection of potential pharmaceutical molecules (Under revision)

Biologia (Springer)

SCOPUS & SCI

1.65

3.

2023

Kumar, M., Parveen, Raj, N., Kumar, P., Harsha, Solanki, R., Manzoor, N., Kapur, M.K.

In-vitro and In-silico analyses of antifungal bioactive compounds from Streptomyces sp. strain 130 against Aspergillus flavus. (Communicated)

Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology (Elsevier)

SCOPUS & SCI

1.34

4.

2021

Kumar, M., Kumar, P., Das, P., Solanki, R., Kapur, M.K.

Proactive role of Streptomyces spp. in plant growth stimulation and management of chemical pesticides and fertilizers.

International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (Springer)

SCOPUS & SCI

3.51

5.

2021

Kumar, P., Chauhan, A., Kumar, M., Kuanr, B.K., Kundu, A., Solanki, R., Kapur, M.K.,

In vitro and in silico anticancer potential analysis of Streptomyces sp. extract against human lung cancer cell line, A549.

3 Biotech (Springer)

SCOPUS & SCI

2.89

6.

2020

Kumar, M., Kumar, P., Das, P., Solanki, R., Kapur, M.K.

Protection of surplus food from fungal spoilage using Streptomyces spp.: a green approach

Archives of Microbiology (Springer)

SCOPUS & SCI

2.66

7.

2020

Kumar, M., Kumar, P., Das, P., Solanki, R., Kapur, M.K.

Potential applications of extracellular enzymes from Streptomyces spp. in various industries

Archives of Microbiology (Springer)

SCOPUS & SCI

2.66

8.

2020

Kumar, P., Chauhan, A., Kumar, M., Kuanr, B.K., Solanki, R., Kapur, M.K.,

Draft genome and secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters of Streptomyces sp. strain 196.

Molecular Biology reports (Springer)

SCOPUS & SCI

2.74

9.

2019

Kumar, M., Kumar, P., Das, P., Kapur M.K.

Draft genome of Streptomyces sp. strain 130 and functional analysis of extracellular enzyme producing genes

Molecular Biology reports (Springer)

SCOPUS & SCI

2.74

10.

2019

Kumar, P., Kundu, A., Kumar, M., Solanki, R., Kapur M.K.

Exploitation of potential bioactive compounds from two soil derived actinomycetes, Streptomyces sp. strain 196 and RI.24.

Microbiological Research (Elsevier)

SCOPUS & SCI

5.07

Research paper in E- Books/Book chapters

S.N.

Year

Authors

Title (Book chapter)

Book

Publication house

ISBN

1.

2023

Kumar, P., Karkeswar., Sharma, M., Kumar, M., Kapinder

Organic polymers and their role in pharmaceutical industry (Communicated)

Organic Polymers in Energy-Environmental Applications

Wiley, United Kingdom

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2.

2020

Kumar, P., Kundu, A., Solanki, R., Kumar, M., Kapur, M.K.

Metabolic Profiling of Streptomyces sp. Strain 51 for Detection of Bioactive Compounds

A Closer Look at Actinomycetes

Nova Science Publishers, USA

978-1-53617-046-7

Research Project

Title: In-silico, in-vitro, and in-vivo studies of antifungal compounds from Streptomyces sp. strain 130 against Aspergillus flavus.

Status: Communicated

Funding agency and amount: UP-CST (1,836,000/-)

Conference Publications

  1. Monisha Khanna Kapur, Harsha, Prateek Kumar, Munendra Kumar, Renu Solanki (2022). Screening and molecular analysis of antifungal compounds from Streptomyces against pathogenic fungi. Oral presentation in International E-Conference on Mitigating Contemporary Environmental issues by Sustainable approaches (ICMESCA-2022) organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi from February 22-28, 2022 under the aegis of IQAC and DBT Star College Scheme.
  2. Monisha Khanna Kapur, Harsha, Prateek Kumar, Munendra Kumar, Renu Solanki (2021). Bioactive potential of Streptomyces against diverse pathogenic fungi. Poster presentation in 6th Annual International Conference of Indian Network for Soil Contamination Research (INSCR) on “Microbes in Sustainable Development” under the theme 6 (Microbiology of Extreme Environments) organised in association with the Department of zoology(DU), Acharya Narendra Dev College, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College(DU), Gragi College(DU), Kirori Mal college(DU), PG Department of Zoology(MU), Maitreyi College(DU), Ramjas college(DU), Sri Venkateswara College(DU), C.M.P College(AU), SGTB Khalsa College(DU), COCAS (PU), and PhiXgen Pvt. Ltd., Gurugram from November 15 to 18, 2021
  3. Monisha Khanna Kapur, Munendra Kumar, Prateek Kumar (2020). Analysis of chitinase producing genes and antifungal compounds produced by Streptomyces Oral presentation in International Conference on Natural Products and Human Health-2020, organized by Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 27-29 February 2020.
  4. Monisha Khanna Kapur, Prateek Kumar, Anjali Chauhan, Munendra Kumar, Bijoy K. Kuanr, Aditi Kundu, Renu Solanki (2020). Exploitation of natural products from Streptomyces for the potential application in lung cancer treatment. Poster presented in International Conference on Natural Products and Human Health-2020, organized by Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 27-29 February, 2020.
  5. Monisha Khanna Kapur, Prateek Kumar, Munendra Kumar, Aditi Kundu, Renu Solanki (2019). Extraction, identification and structure elucidation of bioactive compounds from a soil actinomycetes. Poster presented in INSCR International Conference (CTM-2019) on Current Trends in Microbiology and Microbiome Research: A Global Prospective organized by Department of Microbiology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, 11-12 October, 2019
  6. Monisha Khanna Kapur, Munendra Kumar, Prateek Kumar, Payal Das (2019). Functional analysis and protein structure prediction of chitinases and xylanases from Streptomyces strain 130. Poster presented in INSCR International Conference (CTM2019) on Current Trends in Microbiology and Microbiome Research: A Global Prospective organized by Department of Microbiology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, 11-12 October, 2019.
  7. Monisha Khanna Kapur, Prateek Kumar, Munendra Kumar, Aditi Kundu, Renu Solanki (2019). Purification and structure elucidation of bioactive compounds from a potent soil derived actinobacterium. Poster presented in 60th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI- 2019) on Microbial Technologies in Sustainable Development of Energy, Environment, Agriculture and Health organized by Central University of Haryana, Mahendragarh, Haryana, India, 15-18 November, 2019.
  8. Monisha Khanna Kapur, Munendra Kumar, Prateek Kumar, Payal Das (2019). Functional analysis protein structure prediction and molecular docking of chitinases produced from Streptomyces strain 130. Poster presented in 60th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI- 2019) on Microbial Technologies in Sustainable Development of Energy, Environment, Agriculture and Health organized by Central University of Haryana, Mahendragarh, Haryana, India, 15- 18 November, 2019
  9. Monisha Khanna Kapur, Prateek Kumar, Payal Das, Munendra Kumar and Renu Solanki (2017) “Phylogenetic characterization of antibiotic producing actinomycete strains from diverse ecological habitats” presented at INSCR International Conference, held at Conference Centre, University of Delhi, September 26-28, 2017.
  10. Monisha Khanna Kapur, Munendra Kumar, Payal Das, Prateek Kumar and Renu Solanki (2017) “Taxonomic study of extracellular enzyme producing actinomycetes from varied ecological habitats” presented at INSCR International Conference, held at Conference Centre, University of Delhi, September 26-28, 2017.
  11. Monisha Khanna Kapur, Payal Das, Prateek Kumar, Munendra Kumar and Renu Solanki (2017) “Screening and molecular characterization of extracellular chitinase from Streptomyces sp.” presented at International Conference on Recent Trends in Biotechnology and Biodiversity Conservation for Sustainable Development, held at Le Meridien, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, September 26-29, 2017.

Conference Attended

  1. Attended 2 days conference on “Recent Advances in Nano Medical Sciences (RANMS 2022), organized by Institute of Nano Medical Sciences (INMS), University of Delhi,22–23 June, 2022.
  2. Oral presentation in International Conference on Natural Products and Human Health-2020, organized by Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 27-29 February 2020.
  3. Poster presented in 60thAnnual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI- 2019) on Microbial Technologies in Sustainable Development of Energy, Environment, Agriculture and Health organized by Central University of Haryana, Mahendragarh, Haryana, India, 15-18 November, 2019.
  4. Poster presented in 2 days INSCR International Conference (CTM-2019) on Current Trends in Microbiology and Microbiome Research: A Global Prospective organized by Department of Microbiology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, 11-12 October, 2019.
  5. Poster presented in 3 days INSCR International Conference (IIC-2017) on Role of Microbe-Plant-Animal Interactions in Human Health organized by Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, 26-28 September, 2017.
  6. Attended 5 days India International Science Festival (IISF-2016) organized by, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, 7-11 December 2016.
  7. Attended “International Congress on Chronobiology” organized by Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, 7 October 2012.
  8. Attended three days National Conference on “Redefining Science Teaching: Future of Education” organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi, 7-9 Mar 2012.

Workshop/ hands on training

  1. Participated in five days ICAR-Niche Area of Excellence funded virtual training course on “Bioprospecting of Natural Resources for the Production of Biopesticides “organized during March 15-19, 2021 held at Division of Agricultural Chemicals, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.
  2. Participated in two days hands-on-training on “Molecular Phylogenetics: understanding evolutionary histories” organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi, 15-16 June 2011.

Webinar attended

  1. Attended Webinar on Next generation sequencing techniques and applications organized by Department of Zoology, under the aegis of Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Hindu College, University of Delhi, India on 18th June 2020
  2. Attended Webinar on Ayurveda in present scenario organized by Vivek College of Ayurvedic Sciences and Hospital, Bijnor, India on 10th June 2020
  3. Attended Webinar on Different stages in drug product development organized by Vivek College of Technical Education, Bijnor, India on 8th June 2020
  4. Attended Webinar on Nature to nurture organized by Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Vivek College, Bijnor, India on 5th June 2020
  5. Attended International Webinar Conference on Impact of natural bioactive compounds for the treatment of covid-19, Diagnostic challenges and futuristic perspectives organized by HeriCure HealthCare group, Pune, India with the collaboration of University of KwaZuluNatal, Durban, South Africa on 30-31st May 2020.

Techniques learnt:

  1. Cell Culture: Handling of Streptomyces, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus niger,Candida albicans, and coli
  2. Microbiological Techniques: Revival and restreaking of culture, MIC determination, Spot assay, Growth curve assay, Mycelium growth assay, Disc diffusion assay, Glycerol stock preparation, Lyophilization of bacterial culture.
  3. Microscopy: Bright field and Phase contrast microscopy
  4. Molecular Techniques: Genomic DNA isolation and purification, Plasmid DNA isolation, Competent cells preparation, Transformation, Primer designing, Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Restriction digestion of DNA, Colony PCR, 16S rRNA, ITS amplification, Gel electrophoresis, DNA elution, SDS-PAGE
  5. Bioinformatics: Sequence analysis using BLAST programme, Phylogenetic analysis using software like Clustal W for multiple sequence alignment, determination of evolutionary relationship by Neighbour joining, Maximum likelihood, Maximum parsimony method. Protein structure prediction using SWISS MODEL, MODELLER, Molecular docking by Autodock software using Cygwin command, Annotation using RAST, Prediction of biosynthetic gene cluster using Anti-SMASH
  6. Instruments handling: Laminar (BSL-2), Lyophilizer, Gel-documentation system, Gradient PCR machine, Phase contrast microscope, Electroporator, SDS-PAGE assembly, Transilluminator, Automatic and manual centrifuge, Spectrophotometer, Autoclaving and sterilizing of lab equipment, and discarding of pathogenic bacteria and fungi using autoclave

Languages Known -English & Hindi