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Dr. Renu Bhardwaj

Assistant Professor

Dr. Renu Bhardwaj is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Biological and Life Sciences at Galgotias University, Gr. Noida, UP. She has received a Ph.D. degree from the Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Kundli, Haryana.


  • 2 years of Teaching & Research experience


  • Ph.D., From Institute of National Importance, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Kundli, Haryana.
  • M.Sc., from University of Allahabad
  • B.Sc., Ewing Christian College, University of Allahabad.



  • Bhardwaj, R., Pareek, S., Mani, S., Domínguez-Avila, J. A., & González-Aguilar, G. A. (2022). A Melatonin Treatment Delays Postharvest Senescence, Maintains Quality, Reduces Chilling Injury, and Regulates Antioxidant Metabolism in Mango Fruit. Journal of Food Quality2022. (Impact factor-2.5)
  • Bhardwaj, R., Pareek, S., González-Aguilar, G. A., & Domínguez-Avila, J. A. (2021). Changes in the activity of proline-metabolising enzymes is associated with increased cultivar-dependent chilling tolerance in mangos, in response to pre-storage melatonin application. Postharvest Biology and Technology182, 111702. (Impact factor-6.71)
  • Bhardwaj, R., Pareek, S., Domínguez-Avila, J. A., Gonzalez-Aguilar, G. A., Valero, D., & Serrano, M. (2022). An Exogenous Pre-Storage Melatonin Alleviates Chilling Injury in Some Mango Fruit Cultivars, by Acting on the Enzymatic and Non-Enzymatic Antioxidant System. Antioxidants, 11(2), 384. (Impact factor-7.65)
  • Bhardwaj, R., Pareek, S., Saravanan, C., & Yahia, E. M. (2022). Contribution of pre-storage melatonin application to chilling tolerance of some mango fruit cultivars and relationship with polyamines metabolism and γ-aminobutyric acid shunt pathway. Environmental and Experimental Botany194, 104691. (Impact factor-6.08)
  • Bhardwaj, R., Aghdam, M. S., Arnao, M. B., Brecht, J. K., Fawole, O. A., & Pareek, S. (2022). Melatonin Alleviates Chilling Injury Symptom Development in Mango Fruit by Maintaining Intracellular Energy and Cell Wall and Membrane Stability. Frontiers in nutrition9. (Impact factor-6.59)

Book Chapters:

  1. Bhardwaj, R., Pareek, S., Sagar, N. A., & Vyas, N. (2020). Bioactive Compounds of Annona. Bioactive Compounds in Underutilized Fruits and Nuts, 37-62.
  1. Sagar, N. A., Pareek, S., Bhardwaj, R., & Vyas, N. (2020). Bioactive Compounds of Loquat (Eriobotrya Japonica (Thunb.) L.). Bioactive Compounds in Underutilized Fruits and Nuts, 123-143.

Area of Interest

  • Postharvest Physiology and Biochemistry


  1. Attended Dr. B. L. Amla Memorial Lecture on ‘‘Entrepreneurial Opportunities: An Industry Perspective’’ organized by AFST(I) NIFTEM Chapter, NIFTEM, Kundli, Haryana on 4th November 2019.
  2. Participated in Workshop on ‘‘The stubble struggle: Dialogue on the ‘burning’ issue and practical remedies’’ held at NIFTEM, Haryana on 28th September 2019 and 29th September 2019.
  3. Attended the ‘‘Technical Workshop on Global Standards-Risk Based Thinking’’ held at National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Kundli, Sonipat on 27th February 2019.
  4. Participated in ‘‘National Symposium on Trends and Innovations in Mushroom Production Technologies, Diversification, Processing and Consumption’’ held at HAIC Agro R&D Centre, Murthal (Haryana) held from 31st January 2019 to 2nd February 2019.
  5. Participated in ‘‘Symposium on Computational Gastronomy’’ organized by Centre for Computational Biology, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi) held on 8th December 2018.
  6. Participated in workshop on ‘‘International Standards on Food Safety’’ and ‘‘Innovations in Food Microbiology Testing’’ at NIFTEM, Haryana held on 3rd May 2018.
  7. Presented paper in ‘‘International Conference on Agribusiness in Emerging Economies’’ organized by TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi held on 3rd January 2018 and 4th January 2018.
  8. Presented paper in National Conference on ‘‘Food Processing for Value Addition: Trends and Innovations’’ organized by Department of Food Technology, Maharishi Dayanand University Rohtak, Haryana on 27th November 2017.
  9. Participated in International Conference on ‘‘Processed Indian Traditional Food (2nd Edition)’’ held at New Delhi on 24th November 2017.
  10. Presented posted in ‘‘Biozest 2017’’ organized by Faculty of Life Science and Biotechnology at South Asian University, New Delhi on 10th November 2017.