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  Dr. Astha Agarwal

•  Ph. D. (Bio-Engineering) from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi.
•  B. Tech (Biotechnology) from Vellore institute of Technology, Vellore.
•  Registered Patent Agent
Professional Experience
Astha is a Registered Patent Agent and Associate in the firm with several years experience in handling Patent Drafting, Patents Document Filing, Patent Searching and Analytics, Patent Prosecution while primarily dealing with Life Science, Biotechnology, Biomedical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical subject matter.
•  Intellectual Property
•  Patents - She is responsible for handling patent applications relating to Life Sciences, biotechnology,
   chemistry, microbiology, biology and analytics thereof. She is also responsible for Patent Prosecution
  • Research Experience (Post Ph.D)
Senior Research Fellow in the project titled "Genetic Transformation and Development of Elite Transgenic Maize (Zea mays L.) for Biotic and Abiotic Stresses Tolerance from 23.09.2015 to 20.04. 2017 at Indian Institute of Maize Research, Pusa campus, New Delhi. Involved in CRISPR-Cas9 mediated gene editing, small RNA next genome sequencing (NGS) studies and maize and Aradidopsis transformation.
  • Ph.D Thesis title
"Biosynthesis of Indole-3-Acetic Acid using Free and Immobilized Cells of Thermostable Nitrilase producing Microoganism" under Dr. Vinod Kumar Nigam, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India.

Expertise in cell immobilization, statistical studies (RSM), downstream processes of proteins and chemicals.
  • Publications
•  Journal papers: 7
•  Book Chapters: 2
•  Research abstract in Proceedings: 4
  • Research Papers
A Agarwal, P Yadava, Kumar K, Singh I, Kaul T, Pattanayak A, Agrawal PK (2018) Insights into maize genome editing via CRISPR/Cas9. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants. (Accepted)
Agarwal A, Nigam VK (2015). Enhanced production of nitrilase from Streptomyces sp.
MTCC 7546 by response surface methodology. Proceedings of the national academy of sciences, Biological science (NASB) DOI 10.1007/s40011-015-0638-2
Agarwal A, Nigam VK (2014) Nitrilase mediated conversion of Indole-3-acetonitrile to Indole-3-acetic acid. Biocatalysis and Agriculture Biotechnology. 3: 351-357
Nigam VK, Dhar R, Agarwal A, Khandelwal AK, Mohan MK, Vidyarthi AS, Ghosh P (2014) Studies on the production of fungal secondary metabolite lovastatin. International Journal of Advanced Research. 2: 978-986
Arfi T, Agarwal A, Nigam VK (2013) Bioproduction of Nicotinic acid. International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 5: 2622-2631
Agarwal A, Nigam VK, Vidyarthi AS (2012) Nitrilases- An attractive nitrile degrading biocatalyst. International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences. 3: 232-246
Nigam VK, Khandelwal AK, Agarwal A, Mohan MK, Vidyarthi AS (2012) Production of a thermostable nitrilase in a lab scale stirred tank reactor. International Journal of Bioscience and Biotechnology. 4:81-90
  • Book chapters
Nigam VK, Khandelwal AK, Agarwal A, Vidyarthi AS, Mohan MK, Gothwal RK,. Ghosh P (2012) Biotransformation of Nitriles. In., Recent Advances in Microbiology (volume 1). SP Tiwari., R Sharma, RK Singh (Eds.) Nova Publication, USA. pp:461-478 9 (ISBN: 978-1-61470-632-8)
Nigam VK, Agarwal A, Khandelwal AK, Vidyarthi AS (2012) Biodegradation of nitriles using nitrile metabolizing enzyme-nitrilase. In. Environmental Biotechnology-Recent Perspectives. N Joshi., KC Sharma., M Sharma (Eds.) Lamdert academic publishing, Germany. pp:10-30 (ISBN 978-3-8484-2515-0)
  • Abstract in National and International Symposiums
1. Agarwal A, Jain AK, Nigam VK, Vidyarthi AS, Mohan MK (2011) Screening of nitrilase synthesizing isolates for Indole Acetic Acid (IAA) production. National conference on Biotechnology for sustainable development. Gorakhpur, India. Nov. 15 and 16, pp:28
2. Agarwal A, Khandelwal AK, Nigam VK, Vidyarthi AS (2012) Immobilization of nitrilase producing Streptomyces sp. MTCC 7546 towards production of Indole acetic acid. 53rd Annual Association of Microbiologist (AMI), Bhubaneshwar, India. Nov. 22- 25, pp:162
3. Dhar R, Agarwal A, Nigam VK (2013) Studies on the production of lovastatin from fungi. 54th Annual Association of Microbiologist (AMI), Rohtak, India. Nov. 17-20, pp:336
4. Dayaman V, Agarwal A, Singh I, Yadava P (2016) Identification and transcriptional profile of selected phosphate responsive genes during phosphate deprived condition in maize. International conference on Agriculture, Food Science, Natural Resources Management and Environmental Dynamics: The Technology, People and Sustainable Development, Mohanpur, West Bengal, India. Aug. 13 and 14, pp: 23.
  • Research Expertise
Microbial Enzyme production and catalytic study, Immobilization techniques, Protein Purification, Advanced Molecular Biology, Plant Tissue culture and Transformation (Biolistic and Floral Dip) and in handling instrument such as HPLC, FTIR, Spectrophotometer, Microscope etc.
  • Workshop and Industrial Training
Participated in one day workshop on IPR, held at BIT, Mesra, Ranchi, India on 2nd December 2011.
A month industrial training on the topic "Analysis of water in pharmaceutical industries" at Lupin Pharmaceuticals", Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in year 2010.
A month industrial training on "Production, processing, Chemical and Microbiological testing of milk and milk products” at Feeder Balancing Dairy, Patna Dairy project, Patna, Bihar in year 2009.
Short term training program on analytical instruments in HPLC, GC, AAS, FTIR & UV- VIS Spectrophotometer at VIT-Technology Business Incubator.
  • Achievements
National eligibility test for lectureship (NET-JRF): Qualified Joint CSIR-UGC NET, Year 2011 in Life sciences (RANK: 282/778).
Graduate aptitude test (GATE): Year 2011, Subject: Biotechnology.
Women Scientist –C scheme: Awarded one year fellowship in 9th Batch of Kiran- IPR.
Introduction to Patent Cooperation Treaty: Distance Learning courses organized by WIPO academy: Geneva, Switzerland
National Cadet Rank certificate “A” examination held in 2001 under the authority of Ministry of Defence, Goverment of India.
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