Dr. Neha Chaurasia

Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Department

Designation: Assistant Professor

Joined NEHU on

19-02-2010

Qualifications:

Ph.D., Botany, Banaras Hindu University, M. Sc., Botany, Banaras Hindu University, B. Sc., Botany (Hons.), Banaras Hindu

Academic Career

  • 2011, Ph.D., Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  • 2005, M. Sc., Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  • 2003, B. Sc., Botany (Hons.), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Appointments

  • 19.02.2010–till date, Assistant Professor, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics deptt. North Eastern Hill University, Shillong India
  • 01.01.2009 – 15.02.2010, Senior Research Fellow (SRF-NET, CSIR),Department of Botany, BHU, Varanasi, India
  • 01.01.2007 – 31.12.2008, Junior Research Fellow (JRF-NET, CSIR), Department of Botany, BHU,  Varanasi, India

Teaching Experience

  • 2010-2014, M.Sc.(Biotech) in North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
  • 2011-2014, Pre-PhD course work, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.

Research Experience

  • 2010-2014, Five years research experience since joined Deptt. of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics North-Eastern Hill University guiding research scholars and M.Sc. student project works

Special recognition / Award / Scholarship

  • 2006, Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in December.
  • 2009, Awarded Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) in January.
  • 2009, Awarded first prize in Poster presentation in 7th Asia-Pacific conference on Algal Biotechnology December 1-4, 2009, New Delhi.
  • 2011, Awarded DST fellowship (2011) for attending international conference SPPS Congress 2011, Stavanger, Norway

Research Interests

  • Microbial Technology, Plant and Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial microbiology, Molecular biology, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry.

Professional Training

  • 2012, 15th May-11th June, UGC Sponsored Orientation program held at Academic Staff College, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
  • 2014, 20th March to 11th April, UGC Sponsored refresher course in life sciences held at Bangalore university Academic Staff College, Bangalore.

Invited Class Lectures

  • Delivered invited lectures for seven days (29th April- 4 May, 2011) on various topics of subject ‘Microbial genetics and biotechnology’ in Department of Microbiology, Assam University, Silchar.

Member of Academic Bodies

  • 2011, Board of School of life sciences, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • 2011, Board of Postgraduate studies, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Chaurasia, N., Mishra, Y., Rai, L.C. 2008. Cloning, expression and analysis of phytochelatin synthase (pcs) gene from Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 offering multiple stress tolerance in Escherichia coli. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.
  • Mishra, Y., Chaurasia, N., Rai, L. C. 2009. Heat pretreatment alleviates UV-B toxicity in cyanobacterium Anabaena doliolum: a proteomic analysis of cross tolerance. Photochemistry and Photobiology.
  • Mishra, Y., Chaurasia, N., Rai, L. C. 2009. AhpC(alkyl hydroperoxide reductase) from Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 protects Escherichia coli from multiple abiotic stresses. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.
  • Mishra, Y., Bhargava, P., Chaurasia, N., Rai, L. C. 2009.Proteomic evaluation of non survival of Anabaena doliolum at elevated temperatures. European Journal of Phycology.
  • Mishra, Y., Hall, M., Chaurasia, N., Rai, L.C., Jansson, S., Schröder, P.W., Sauer, U.H. 2011. Expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic studies of alkyl hydroperoxide-reductase (AhpC) from cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7120. Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. , F67.
  • Chaurasia, N. 2014. Effect of locally used fungicide mancozeb and insecticide profenofos in rice fields of meghalaya on the soil microflora. Intl. J. of Phar. and Biosc.

Invited Review / Book Chapters

  • Mishra, Y., Bhargava, P., Chaurasia, N., Narayan, O.P., Kumari, N and Rai, L.C. 2008. Protocol for cyanobacterial proteomics I (Chapter 5).In. Protocols on Algal and Cyanobacterial Research,  Mohanty,  D. Kleiner, P. Bagchi, S.N. Ed . Published by Narosa Publishing House New Delhi.pp 112-128
  • Mishra, Y., Bhargava, P., Chaurasia, N., Narayan, O.P., Kumari, N and Rai, L.C. 2008. Cyanobacterial Proteomics II: Alternatives to Gel Electrophoresis and Method of Protein Identification (Chapter 6).In Protocols on Algal and Cyanobacterial Research, Mohanty, D. Kleiner, P. Bagchi, S.N. (Ed) Published by Narosa Publishing House New Delhi. pp 129-137

Abstracts & Presentation in National/ International Seminar/ Symposium

  • Mishra, Y., Srivastava, A. K., Bhargava, P. Chaurasia, N., Narayan, O., and Rai, L. C. 2007. Proteomic characterization of diazotrophic cyanobacterium Anabaena doliolum exposed to different abiotic stresses. In: National Symposium on “Recent Advances in Phycology: From Molecule to Ecosystem” Department of Botany, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  • Chaurasia, N., Mishra, Y., and Rai, L.C. 2008. Heat pretreatment offer protection against UV-B toxicity in cyanobacterium Anabaena doliolum: A proteomic analysis of cell survival. International symposium on “Asia Ocean Conference on Photobiology”. Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  • Chaurasia, N., Mishra, Y., Bhargava, P. and Rai, L.C. 2009. Proteomics deciphering non-survival of Anabaena doliolum under high temperature stress in 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology December 1-4, 2009, New Delhi – India Organized by Indian Phycological Society Department of Botany, University of Delhi, Delhi-India.
  • Chaurasia, N., Mishra, Y., Srivastava, A. K., Singh, P. K. and Rai, L. C. 2009.Molecular analysis of cyanobacterial phytochelatin synthase gene in multiple stress tolerance. In Emerging Trends in Biotechnology (ETBT-2009). Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  • Chaurasia, N., Mishra, Y. and Rai, L.C. 2011. Effect of integration of cyanobacterial pcs gene on the proteome of cisgenically transformed Anabaena sp. PCC 7120. In SPPS congress 2011, Stavanger, Norway.
  • Chaurasia, N. and Rai, L.C. 2012. "Impact of constitutive expression of pcs gene on abiotic stress tolerance and proteome of Anabaena sp. PCC 7120". In “Bioinformatica indica-2012”, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
  • Chaurasia, N. 2013. Induction of lipid under different abiotic stress conditions in Anabaena sp. and Scenedesmus sp. for biofuel production. In 6th Annual conference on Science and Technology, Christ University, Bangalore.

Participation in Meetings/Conferences

  • National seminar on “Bioinformatics: Approaches and Applications in Biosciences” March 5-6, 2009 Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  • National Symposium on "Current Challenges in Plant Sciences: Gene to Ecosystem" March 24-25, 2009 Department of Botany Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  • Participated in two days workshop on “Protein Modeling and Simulation: its applications in Biological sciences” September 14-15, 2009 School of Biotechnology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  • Participated in the conference entitled “National conference on Environmental problems in India and challenges to plant biologist” February 4-5, 2011, Department of Botany, Udai Pratap College, Varanasi.
  • Participated in the Lecture workshop entitled “Frontiers in Life Sciences”, 21st - 24th May2013, in Deptt. of Zoology, North-eastern Hill University, organized jointly by National academy of sciences, IISc, INSA.

Seminar Organised

  • 2014, Acted as Joint-organizing secretary at National Seminar on METABOLOMICS-A NEW FRONTIER IN NATURAL PRODUCTS RESEARCH held on 23-24 May 2014 organized by Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong-793022
  • 2014, Acted as a Member in the Organising committee of National Workshop on "Hands on Training on Techniques in Biotechnological Research” held on February 24-March 08, 2014 organized by Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics and Department of Zoology under “DBT –NER Programme on strengthening of Infrastructure in Biotechnology teaching, training and research”.

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • 2012, Conducted M.Sc. students (IV Sem) study tour to visit Delhi and Agra.
  • 2013-14, Incharge of Helix Club of Department of biotechnology and bioinformatics to carry out extra-curricular activities such as debate, discussions, felicitations.