Prof. Dr. Anjana Pandey

Prof. Dr. Anjana Pandey

Department of Biotechnology
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Prayagraj, India-211004
E-mail: anjanap[at]mnnit[dot]ac[dot]in
Telephone: 07905861372(O) 09452690849(R) 07905861372(M)

Other Academic Achievements

Keynote Address/Invited Talks in Conferences & Workshops:

2nd International Biotechnology Congress, Moscow, Russia in 2003
Workshops on BioCO2 at Bioforsk, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Oslo, Norway from 4-10 May 2009
Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, Victoria University from 18 May - 03 June 2014
"WORK-LIFE BALANCE FOR WOMEN SCIENTISTS/TECHNOLOGISTS” sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India at CSIR Human Resource Development Centre, Ghaziabad from 20-24 January 2020
International Conference on Recent Technologies and Advanced Materials for green energy and Sustainable Environment (RTAMGESE 2021) - NIT Tiruchirappalli [Virtual mode] from 12-13 March 2021
International Online Conference on Nano Materials (ICN 2021), Kottayam, Kerala, India [Virtual mode] Topic- Electrochemical Sensing of Heavy Metals Using Gold Nanoparticles Modified Indium Tin Oxide Electrodes from 09-11 April 2021
International Summit and Conference on Material Science Nanotechnology & Bio Manufacturing (ISCMNB) 2021 [Virtual mode] Topic- Silver nanoparticles-based detection of Salmonella typhi: A theranostic Approach from 25-28 May 2021
Webinar on “Recent Trends & Advances in Bioremediation Technologies” (RTABT-2021) – Central University of Gujarat [Virtual mode] Topic- Bioremediation technologies to remove heavy metals: An overview from 16-17 August 2021

Conferences Attended for Presenting Paper:

14th European Congress on Biotechnology, Barcelona, Spain (2009)
FEMS 2013, 5th Congress of European Microbiologists, Leipzig, Germany, (2013)
Single-Molecule Sensors and Nanosystems International Conference 2019 (S3IC 2019), Munich

Award and Honors:

INGSA Science Advice Promotion Award 2019 on the theme "Science advice on nutrition and health".
100 most dedicated professors in world education congress, JULY-2019.
Prof. Indira Parikh 50 Women Leaders in Education Awards, November 23, 2017 in World Education Congress, 23-24, Nov. 2017, Devang Mehta Foundation.
Devang Mehta Best Professor in Biotechnology National Education Award, September 14, 2017.
Executive Endeavour Fellowship of Australian Govt.
DST and DBT International travel award for FEMS 2013, Leipzig, Germany.
DST travel award for 14th European Congress in Biotechnology, Barcelona, Spain.
Best Performance Award in 65th Teacher’s Orientation Programme.
CNRS French Fellowship, Pasteur Institute, France.
CSIR and DBT Research Associateship (R.A.).
Indian Science Congress Association Young Scientist Award in section "Molecular Biology, Biophyscis and Biochemistry"
Graduate Aptitude Test of Engineering (GATE): 95.85 percentile and 99th rank UGC-CSIR (NET).
Agricultural Scientist Research Board (ASRB) examination qualified.

Conferences/ Workshops/Symposium/ Short-term Courses Organized:

International Conference on Biotechnological Interventions for Societal Development (BioSangam 2020) from February 21-23, 2020
National Conference on Advances in Microscopy and Foldscope from March 15-16, 2019
International Conference on Innovations and Translational Dimensions: Food, Health and Environmental Biotechnology (BioSangam 2018) from March 09-11, 2018
International Conference on Translational Biotechnology (BioSangam 2016) from February 4-6, 2016
International Conference on Health, Environment and Industrial Biotechnology (BioSangam 2013) MNNIT Allahabad from November 21-23, 2013
International Conference on Advances in Biological Hydrogen production and Applications (ICABHPA), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH) from December 14-15, 2012
International Workshop on Frontiers in Nanobiotechnology on December 01, 2006
AICTE -Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy Sponsored Five Day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) On Green Technology and Sustainability Engineering “Bio-hydrogen Production & Technology Development: A future renewable energy source” 11th – 15th January 2021
INGSA Asia Grassroots Science Advice on Nutrition and Health (India) (ISANH-2019)
Self- financed short term workshop on Food and Health Biotechnology Solutions to Life: An Improved Way to Living (FHBS-2019)
Academia-Industry Conclave 2019
Self-sponsored Workshop on Techniques in Molecular Biology (TMB 2017)
Self-sponsored short term course on Research methodologies, data analysis, and stress tolerance in plants (RDS 2017)
Dean R&C and TEQIP II sponsored workshop on Biotechnological interventions for societal development
TEQIP II sponsored short term course on Current Advances in Applied Biotechnology (CAAB-2016)
Self-financed short term course on Hands-on training on Molecular Techniques 2015
Self-financed short term course on “Nanobiotechnology” 2015
Self Financed Short Term Course on ‘Frontiers in Biotechnology’ 2013
Self Financed Short Term Course on ‘Human Health and Environmental Sustainability’ 2013
Self Financed Teacher’s Workshop under Science Communication Programme of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad 2005
Self Financed Ten-day Summer School for 10+2 students on Plant Tissue Culture 2005
Career Mela, Allahabad University

On-going Projects:

Augmentation of fermentative biohydrogen production by using nanoparticles and immobilization techniques for mitigating biowastes

Projects Completed:

Increased hydrogen production from microorganisms within reverse micelles
Fabrication of biosensor for toxicity detection using fluorescent nano-crystals bio-conjugates
Molecular mapping of the gene(s) conferring resistance to Powdery Mildew in Black Gram
Designing and Generation of novel efficient biotags and drug – carriers (nano gold, Fe2O3 and doped Y2O3) via Sol – Gel process (with and without reverse micelles)
Algal Biotechnology
Potential role of nanoparticles in plant pathogen detection at early stage
Generation of improved photovoltaic devices for making efficient Dye Sensitized solar cells
Mission Mode project on Hydrogen Production through biological routes
Integrated bio-hydrogen production from renewable biomass and biological wastes using microbial strains
Amplification and overexpression of hyd and nif genes from H2 producing microorganisms to increase H2 yield
Isolation and characterization of H2 producing microbes & Optimization of pretreatment procedures for solubilisation of biological/lignocellulosic wastes
Amplification of fdhF/hydA gene and overexpression in suitable microbial strain for increased hydrogen production
Study of biochemical and molecular marker under biotic and abiotic stress in black gram

Overseas Assignments:

Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, Victoria University from 18 May - 22 August 2015
Centre of NanoScience (CENS), Munich, Germany from 01-28 February 2006

Reviewer for Transactions / Journal / Conferences:

Material Science and Engineering
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
Current Microbiology
World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Biomass and Bioenergy
Journal of Photobiology and Photochemistry
Journal of Drug Targeting
Indian Journal of Microbiology