Dr. Santosh Kumar Singh

D. Phil : Center of Biotechnology (University of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh), M.Sc. Botany
Assistant Professor & Head of School
School of Life and Allied Health Science
Email: santosh@theglocaluniversity.in
Phone: +91-8392939364, 9935434134

EDUCATION

Qualification

Year

University

D. Phil : Center of Biotechnology

2009

University of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

M.Sc. Botany

2001

Udai Pratap College, Varanasi; affiliated to Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, U.P

B.Sc. Botany, Zoology & Chemistry

1999

Udai Pratap College, Varanasi; affiliated to Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, U.P.

 

Professional Experiences:
1. Teaching Experience of 6 years in various Institutions as in BFIT, GCBMS, & SBSPGI, Dehradun.
2. Orientation Training Course on Ground Water Development and Management-2011, held at Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST), Dehradun, Uttarakhand; organized by Rajiv Gandhi Ground Water Training and Research Institute and Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India.
3. Practical Examiner and Coordinator, Examination Evaluation in various Institutes affiliated to HNB, Garhwal University and Uttarakhand Technical University since year 2012 to 2015.


Referee in National & International Journals:
1. Section Editor, Biotechnology, International multidisciplinary Journal, Bangalore 45, Karnataka, India.
2. Regional Editor, American Journal of Plant Physiology, Science Alert, USA.
3. Regional Editor, Journal of Biological Sciences, Science Alert, USA.
4. Regional Editor, Asian Journal of Biotechnology, Science Alert, USA.
5. Regional Editor, Asian Journal of biological Sciences, Science Alert, USA.
6. Regional Editor, American Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Science Alert, USA.

Research Interests:
Plant Biotechnology, Environmental Physiology and Biochemistry
Publications:

Books/Monographs/Chapters Published/in press
1. Santosh Kumar Singh (2011). Biodiversity Assessment in Ocimum using molecular markers. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG Heinrich-Bcking-Str. 6-8 66121, Saarbrcken, Germany (Printed in USA and U.K.), ISBN-978-3-8473-1113-3.
2. Santosh Kumar Singh and Kumar Sachin, the chapter topic entitled Cyanobacteria in Biotechnology in the book Plants and Microbes, ISBN: 9788185708300. SBW Publisher, New Delhi.
3. Fouzia Ishaq, Santosh Kumar Singh and Amir Khan (2015). Chapter 8: Application of biotechnology in agricultural production. In Environmental Biotechnology: A new Approach Pp: 131-146. Publisher: Daya Publishing House (A division of Astral International Pvt Ltd), New Delhi.
4. Santosh Kumar Singh & Amir Khan (2015). Chapter 21: Cordyceps sinensis, a magical medicinal mushroom. In Environmental Biotechnology: A new Approach Pp: 347-359. Publisher: Daya Publishing House (A division of Astral International Pvt Ltd), New Delhi.
5. Fouzia Ishaq, Santosh Kumar Singh and Amir Khan (2015). Chapter 19: Phytotechnology and its techniques to combat environmental pollution of terrestrial and aquatic systems. In Environmental Biotechnology: A new Approach Pp: 287-308. Publisher: Daya Publishing House (A division of Astral International Pvt Ltd), New Delhi.

Research Papers
1. Santosh Kumar Singh, B. Sharma, Praveen K., Amir K. & R.N. Singh (2015). Characterization and optimization of culture conditions of Cordyceps sinensis. Journal of Environmental and Applied Bioresearch, 03(02): 79- 83. Impact Factor: 0.753 (I.C.V. value: 9.0).
2. Arun K., Jayata C., Santosh Kumar Singh, Amir Khan and R. N. Singh (2015). Biodegradation of azo dyes by Bacillus subtilis RA29. Der Pharmacia Lettre, 7 (6):234-238.
3. Arun K., Ashutosh B., Ashok M., Santosh K.S., Amir K. R.N. Singh (2015). Anthracene degradation by novel strain of Geobacillus stearothermophilus AAP7919. Journal of Environmental and Applied Bioresearch, 03(02): 65 72. Impact Factor: 0.753 (I.C.V. value: 9.0).
4. Shanthy Sundaram, Shalini Purwar, Santosh Kumar Singh and Priyanka Dwivedi (2014). Diversity among 20 accession of three germplasm of the medicinal plant, Ocimum (O. gratissimum, O. sanctum and O. basilicum, Lamiaceae). Journal of Medicinal Plant Research, 8(17), pp. 640-645. Global impact factor: 0.244. DOI: 10.5897/JMPR12.1188 (H index: 21).
5. Santosh Kumar Singh, Satish Kumar Verma, Md. Aslam Siddiqui, Devendra Singh & Brij Mohan Sharma (2012). Alterations in antioxidant potentials of Synechococcus spp. exposed to hexazinone toxicity, Indian Forester, 138 (6): 541-546. Hirsch index (h index: 0.92, Global Impact factor 0.437).
6. Santosh Kumar Singh, Satish Kumar Verma, Md Aslam Siddiqui, Sheeba & Brij Mohan Sharma (2011). A reliable rapid protocol for Characterization of in vitro totipotency in Spilanthes oleracea. Environment Conservation Journal. 12 (3): 67-71; I.F. 0.58).
7. Abhishek Mathur, Satish K. Verma, Sajad Yousuf, Santosh K. Singh, G.B.K.S. Prasad & V. K. Dua (2011), Antimicrobial potential of roots of Riccinus communis against pathogenic microorganisms, International J. Pharma and Biosciences, Vol: 2(1): 545-548 (Impact Factor: 5.121).
8. Agrawal Pavan Kumar, Agrawal S., Verma Satish K., Singh Santosh Kumar and Shukla Keshav Prasad. (2011) Molecular characterization of plant growth promoting bacteria from soil of Central and Upper Himalayan region. Asian J Pharm Clin Res, Vol 4, Suppl 1, 2011, 98-99 (Impact Factor: 0.7).
9. Abhishek Mathur, Satish K. Verma, Santosh Kr. Singh, Archana Prakash, GBKS Prasad & V.K. Dua, Isolation and determination of biochemical nature of anticoagulant from earthworm, Environment Conservation Journal, 12(1&2): 75-77. (I.F. 0.58).
10. Dua, V.K., Mathur, A., Verma, S.K. & Singh, S.K. (2011). Phytochemical investigation and in vitro antioxidant activity of some medicinally important plants of Uttarakhand. Int Res J Pharmacy, 2(6): 116-122. Impact factor: 0.679
11. Abhishek Mathur, Satish K. Verma, Santosh K. Singh, Archana Prakash, GBKS Prasad and VK Dua (2011). Anti-inflammatory activity of Earthworm extracts. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research, Vol.2 (2): 278-281 (Impact factor: 0.533).
12. Abhishek Mathur, Satish K. Verma, Vinay Gupta, Santosh K. Singh, Shivsharan Singh, Deepika Mathur, Rakshanda Bhat, G.B.K.S. Prasad and V.K. Dua (2011). Comparative studies on different varieties of Apple (Pyrus malus. L.) of Kashmir (J&K) on the basis of PPO activity, total phenolic content (TPC) and in vitro antioxidant activity. Pharma Science Monitor, 986-991. (Impact factor: 0.3317).
13. Satish Kumar Verma, Santosh K. Singh, Shivsharan Singh and Abhishek Mathur (2010). Evaluation of immunomodulatory and microbicidal potential of Thuja occidentalis. Environment Conservation Journal, 11(3): 85-88. (I.F= 0.58)
14. Satish Kumar Verma & Santosh Kumar Singh (2012). Evaluation of anticancerous and immunomodulatory potentials of Thuja occidentalis, Indian Forester, 138 (1): 47-51. Impact factor; 0.92)
15. Rajat S., R.K. Bachheti, Shiva S. & Santosh Kumar Singh (2012). Assessment of Phytochemical and Biological Potentials of Bauhinia variegata. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 4(1): 82-85. Impact factor: 0.973.
16. Shanthy Sundaram & Santosh Kumar Singh, Axillary shoot multiplication from nodal explants of Ocimum basilicum L. (Sweet Basil), Proc. Nat. Sci. India, 78(B), 1, 2008, 79-83. (Impact factor: 0.396).
17. Santosh Kumar Singh, Ankur Anand, Satish Kumar Verma, Md Aslam Siddiqui, Abhishek Mathur, & Sonia Saklani (2011). Analysis of phytochemical and antioxidant potential of Ocimum kilimandscharicum Linn. International J Curr Pharma Res, 3(2): 40-46. (Scientific Journal impact factor: 4.510).
18. Mathur Abhishek, Gupta Vinay, Verma Satish K., Singh Santosh K., Prakash Archana, Prasad GBKS, Dua VK. (2011). Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Different Fractions of Leucas cephalotus Leaves Extract. Int J Current Pharma Review and Research, 1(3): 28-32. Elseviers SCImago Impact factor = 2.112.
19. Pavan Kr Agrawal, Shruti Agrawal, Satish Kumar Verma, Santosh Kr. Singh and Keshav Prashad Shukla (2011). Characterization of plant growth promoting bacteria from soil of central and upper Himalayan region. Int J Applied Biol Pharma Tech, 2 (1): 363-369. Impact factor: 0.9967.
20. Abhishek Mathur, Satish K. Verma, Santosh Kr. Singh, GBKS Prasad, V.K. Dua (2011). Investigation of the antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound isolated from Murraya koenigii, Int J Applied Biol Pharma Tech. 2(1): 470-477. Impact factor: 0.9967.
21. Vishal Rajput, Santosh Kumar Singh, Arpita, Kirti and Abhishek (2012). Comparative toxicity of Butachlor, Imidacloprid and Sodium fluoride on protein profile of the walking cat fish Clarias batrachus. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science 02 (06): 121-124
22. Santosh Kumar Singh, Satish Kumar Verma, Md. Aslam Siddiqui & Brij Mohan Sharma (2011). Effect of colchicine and maleic hydrazide on different cultivars of Cheilanthes (C. rufa, C. tenuifolia and C. farinosa). J. Env. Bio-Sci., 25(1): 93-97.
23. Santosh Kumar Singh, Satish Kumar Verma, Abhishek Mathur, Md. Aslam Siddiqui, D.K. Gupta & Brij Mohan Sharma (2011). Alterations in antioxidative potential of Ocimum cultivars as a method to characterize UV-B tolerance. Recent Res Science Tech, 3(4): 140-148.
24. Santosh Kumar Singh, Alok Kumar Singh, Satish Kumar Verma, Sheeba, H.V. Singh and A.K. Mishra (2011). Assessment of physiological and biochemical profiles of Cheilanthes cultivars exposed to UV-B radiations. Advances in Plant Sciences, 24 (1): 235-239. (NAAS index = 2.7).
25. Santosh Kumar Singh et al., 2011. Physiological and biochemical studies in cyanobacteria exposed to the cadmium stress. Flora and Fauna, 17 (2): 379-386.
26. Satish K. Verma, Santosh K. Singh, Shivsharan Singh and Abhishek Mathur (2011). Immunomodulatory activity of Calotropis procera. Flora and Fauna, 17 (1): 181-184.
27. Satish Kumar Verma, Santosh Kumar Singh, Md. Aslam Siddiqui, Brij Mohan Sharma (2011). Evaluation of antimicrobial potency of Argemone mexicana against gastrointestinal pathogens, J. Env. Bio-Sci., 25(1): 133-135.
28. Alok Kr Singh, Santosh Kr Singh, Satish K Verma, H.V. Singh, A.K. Mishra, Pavan K Agrawal, Abhishek Mathur and Md Aslam Siddiqui (2011). Accumulation of Natural Antioxidants in Ferns Exposed to Mutagenic Stress. International J Chem Environ Pharma Res., 2(1): 52-55.
29. Abhishek Mathur, A. Rawat, G. Bhatt, S. Baweja, F. Ahmad, Aditi Grover, K. Madhav, M. Dhand, Deepika Mathur, S. K. Verma, Santosh Kr. Singh & V.K. Dua (2011). Isolation of Bacillus producing chitinase from soil: production and purification of chito-oligosaccharides from chitin extracted from fresh water crustaceans and antimicrobial activity of chitinase. Recent Res Science Tech, 3(11): 1-6.
30. Abhishek Mathur, Vabprita Sharma, Aprajita Bhardwaj, Sajad Yousuf, Satish K. Verma, Santosh K. Singh and V.K. Dua (2011). Pectin content as an index for screening different varieties of apple (Pyrus Malus L.) of Kashmir (J&K) on the basis of antimicrobial activity. J. Chemical Pharma. Res., 3(2): 886-891.
31. Abhishek M., Gautam K. Singh, Satish KV, Sajad Y., Aprajita B., Santosh K. Singh, GBKS Prasad and V.K. Dua (2011). Phytochemical investigation and in vitro antimicrobial activity of different parts of Ficus racemosa L. Der Pharmacia Sinica, 2(2): 270-275. Global Impact Factor: 0.527
32. Abhishek Mathur, Satish Kr. Verma, Santosh Kr. Singh, Deepika Mathur,G.B.S.K. Prasad & V.K. Dua (2011). Investigation of Anti-inflammatoryproperties of Swertia chirayta and Gloriosa superba, Recent Res Science Tech, 3(3): 40-43.
33. Abhishek Mathur, Satish K. Verma, Reena Purohit, Vinay Gupta, VK Dua, GBKS Prasad, Deepika Mathur, Santosh K. Singh and Shivsaran Singh (2011). Evaluation of in vitro antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of peel and pulp of some Citrus fruits. Journal of Biotechnology and Biotherapeutics, Vol 1 (2): 1-17.
34. Santosh Kumar Singh, Satish Kumar Verma, Md. Aslam Siddiqui & Sachin Chauhan (2010). Alterations in the activity of enzymes as a method to characterize herbicide tolerance, Int J Chem Environ and Pharma Res, 1(2): 74-79.
35. Satish K. Verma, Santosh K. Singh and Abhishek Mathur (2010). In vitro cytotoxicity of Calotropis procera and Trigonella foenum graecum against human cancer cell lines. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2(4):861-865.
36. Abhishek Mathur, Satish K. Verma, Santosh K. Singh, GBKS Prasad and VK Dua, (2010). Phytochemical investigation and in vitro antioxidant activities of some plants of Uttarakhand, IJPIs Journal of Pharmacognosy and Herbal Formulations, Vol 1(1): pp: 1-7
37. Abhishek Mathur, Satish K. Verma, Rakshanda Bhat, Santosh K. Singh, Archana Prakash, GBKS Prasad and VK Dua (2010). Antimicrobial Activity of Earthworm Extracts. J. Chem. Pharm. Res., 2(4): 364-370.
38. Satish Kumar Verma, Santosh Kumar Singh, Abhishek Mathur & Shivsharan Singh (2010). In vitro cytotoxicity of Argemone mexicana against different human cancer cell lines, Int J. Chem. Environ. Pharma Research, 1(1): 37-39.
39. Abhishek Mathur, Satish K. Verma , Reena Purohit, Santosh K. Singh, Deepika Mathur, GBKS Prasad and V.K Dua (2010). Pharmacological investigation of Bacopa monnieri on the basis of antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, J. Chemical Pharma. Res., 2(6): 191-198.
40. Santosh Kumar Singh and Satish Kumar Verma (2009). Modulation of antioxidant activities by Nostoc calcicola exposed to Hexazinone toxicity. Flora and Fauna, Vol 15(2), 321-326.
41. Shanthy Sundaram, Santosh Kumar Singh, Satish Kumar Verma and Soumya K.K. Interrelationships of Phenolics with respect to antioxidant activities in different Ocimum species. New Agriculturist, 17(1, 2): 201-206, 2006, India.
42. Shanthy Sundaram and Santosh Kumar Singh, In vitro mass multiplication of Ban Tulsi; Ocimum grattissimum; Bioactive compounds: New Frontiers and Therapeutic Usage, 2005; pp. 17-26, Nanded, Maharastra.

Abstracts in Conferences:
1. Shanthy Sundaram, Santosh Kumar Singh and Satish Kumar Verma (2004). Proton Stress as a Biochemical Marker to study cyanobacterial Biodiversity. pp. 110-111. 6th Indian Agricultural Scientists and Farmers Congress-2004; Bioved Research and Communication Centre Allahabad, India.
2. Shanthy Sundaram and Santosh Kumar Singh (2004). Effect of heavy metal toxicity on the pigments and protein profiling of Anabaena cylindrica, 026: pp 132. 7th Conference of the International Academy of Sciences (CONIAPS-VII, 2004); University of Allahabad.
3. Shanthy Sundaram and Santosh Kumar Singh (2005). In vitro mass multiplication of Ban Tulsi; Ocimum gratissimum. MPTC-4: pp 10-11. National Conference on Bioactive Compounds: New Frontiers and Therapeutic Usage; School of Life Sciences S.R.T.M. University, Nanded.
4. Shanthy Sundaram and Santosh Kumar Singh (2005). In vitro mass multiplication of Sweet Basil; Ocimum basilicum. P-69: pp. 101. Indo-Australian Conference on Biotechnology in Infectious Diseases, KMC, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, organized by Manipal (MAHE), CDFD, IISC, Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Australian Education International, Government of Australia on 1st to 3rd April.
5. Shanthy Sundaram and Santosh Kumar Singh (2005). Toxic effects of hexazinone on antioxidant, pigment and protein profiles of paddy field cyanobacteria. pp. 22-23. National Conference on Advancing Frontiers in Biotechnology for sustainable Agriculture and Health; Department of Biotechnology, Bareilly College.
6. Shanthy Sundaram and Santosh Kumar Singh (2005). Evaluation of antioxidant activity in essential oils of medicinal plants. Section-VII: Plant Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology; pp 143. XXVIII All India Botanical Conference and National Symposium on Plant Science Research in India: Challenges and prospects; Botanical Survey of India, Northern Circle, Dehradun, Uttaranchal.
7. Santosh Kumar Singh and Shanthy Sundaram (2005). In vitro micropropagation of medicinal plants. SV/P-17; pp 60. III International Conference on Plant and Environmental Pollution; International Society of Environmental Botanists and National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow.
8. Shanthy Sundaram and Santosh Kumar Singh (2006). Abstract published on the topic entitled Secondary Metabolites Production Using Cell Suspension Cultures , 531/B494, in ASCB, 46th Annual meeting- organized by The American Society for Cell Biology on December 9-13, 2006, in San Diego, California, USA.
9. Shanthy Sundaram and Santosh Kumar Singh (2006). Axillary shoot multiplication from nodal explants of Ocimum basilicum L. (Sweet basil). Pp. 38. Section of Biological Sciences, the 76th Symposium of National Academy of Sciences, Mumbai, India.
10. Santosh Kumar Singh, Md. Aslam Siddiqui and Brij Mohan Sharma (2010). Alterations in protein and antioxidant profile of cyanobacteria exposed to herbicide stresses. Basic Sciences, pp: 75, 2nd Rashtriya Yuva Vaigyanik Sammelan-2010; Doon University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
11. Praveen Kaushik, Santosh Kumar Singh & Brijmohan Sharma (2012). Establishment of somatic hybrid cell culture based bioreactor system in Yarshagumba, under the section: Biotechnology, Biochemistry & Microbiology (Pp: 77); in 7th Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress, 2012; held in Graphic Era University on 21st -23rd November.
12. Santosh Kumar Singh, Vishal Rajput & Brijmohan Sharma (2012). Assessment of genetic diversity in Ocimum cultivars using enzymes & RAPD molecular markers, under the section: Botany (Pp: 98); in 7th Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress, 2012; held in Graphic Era University on 21st -23rd November.
13. Vishal Rajput, Santosh Kumar Singh & Brijmohan Sharma (2012). Development of a novel toxicant pre-detection kit for fish genetic system; under the section: Biotechnology, Biochemistry & Microbiology (Pp: 58); in 7th Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress; held in Graphic Era University on 21st -23rd November.
14. Sulakhshana Sharma, Seema Saxena, Praveen Kumar & Santosh Kumar Singh (2013). To appraise the degree of fungal infectivity in hospital environments and to evaluate the ability of air conditioning systems to decrease such contagion. Pp: 212. 1st International Conference on New Horizons in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, (NHPBMS-2013), in association with International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (IJPSR).
15. Praveen Kumar, Santosh Kumar Singh and Brijmohan Sharma (2013). Optimization and characterization of in vitro culture of C. sinensis and endemic nature of its associated endophytic fungi. Pp: 283. 1st International Conference on New Horizons in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, (NHPBMS-2013), in association with International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (IJPSR).
16. Santosh Kumar Singh, Brijmohan Sharma & Md Aslam Siddiqui (2013). Modulations in antioxidant levels in Spilanthes oleracea, the Eyeball plant. Seminar on Science and Technology Interventions for food and agricultural security in Uttarakhand, organized at BFIT, Dehradun.

Seminars/Symposia
1. Participated in the National Symposium on Sustainable Management of Portable Water organized by The Institute of Applied Sciences, Allahabad, on March 29-30, 2008.
2. Attended a Symposium on Molecular Approaches in Cytogenetics, on October 20th -22nd in the Department of Zoology, University of Allahabad, in the Year 2005.
3. Participated in an International seminar of Indo- Russian Centre for Biotechnology entitled Indo-Russian Seminar on Recent trends in applied Bioinformatics and Medi-informatics organized by Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad during November 6-7th , 2005.

Research Projects:
1. Generation of somatic hybrids of gold-rush (Yarshagumba) and establishment of highly efficient cell culture based bioreactor system, awarded by UCOST, Uttarakhand.
2. Identification of novel pharmaceuticals from Cyanobacteria from high altitude origin and development of DNA-based biosensors, awarded by USBD, Uttarakhand.

Awards/Honours:
The Poster presented in 6th Indian Agricultural Scientists and Farmers Congress-2004 was awarded as the Best Poster.
The paper topic entitled Establishment of somatic hybrid cell culture based bioreactor system in Yarshagumba, authored by Praveen Kaushik, Santosh Kumar Singh & Brijmohan Sharma (2012) was awarded as Best Poster and Young Scientist Award, under the section: Biotechnology, Biochemistry & Microbiology, in the 7th Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress, 2012.
Resource person Uttarakhand State Council of Science and Technology to deliver a lecture on Somatic hybridization Technique in BFIT, Dehradun.

Executive Summary:
Dr. Santosh Kumar Singh has an expertise in the techniques related with plant Tissue Culture, molecular profiling of plants, cyanobacterial biochemistry and chromosomal anomalies in stressed plants. He is known for comparative phylogenetic studies in plants using software, NTSYS, TREE PLOT, PHYLIP.