Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
   
Dr. Vinod Kumar Nigam
Associate Professor, Bioengineering and Biotechnology
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Contact Address
Permanent Address Shri Ganesh Prasad Gupta; Vill: Beilia, Post: Barhalganj; Distt: Gorakhpur (UP)-273402
Local Address Department of Bio-Engineering Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi-835215
Phone (Office) 06512276223
Phone Residence 08987627142
Email Id vknigam@bitmesra.ac.in
Joined Institute on : 1-Aug-2009
  Work Experience
 
Teaching : 12 Years

Research : 18 Years

Individual: 8 Years

  Professional Background

Biochemical Engineering

Industrial Biotechnology

  Research Areas
 
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Enzyme Technology
  • Bioprospecting
  Award and Honours
 

UGC-CSIR JRF and NET

   Publications
 

Research Supervision:

Ph. D student: Five - (Awarded); Four pursuing; M. Tech Project: Ten; M. Sc. Dissertation: Nine;

B. Tech. Dissertation: Twelve.

Research Publications:

  • Prabha R. and Nigam V. K. (2020) Biotransformation of acrylamide to acrylic acid carried through acrylamidase enzyme synthesized from whole cells of Bacillus tequilensis (BITNR004). Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, DOI:10.1080/10242422.2020.1780211.
  • Gupta A., Dev A., Nigam V. K., Padmanabhan P. and Singh S. (2020) A review on Next-Generation Non-Antimicrobials in Orthopedics: Prospects and Concerns.  Nanostructures for antimicrobial and antibiofilm applications, 33-62.
  • Kumari P., Mohan M., Nigam V. K. and Poddar R. (2020) Efficacy of spectroscopic optical coherence tomography (sOCT) for instantaneous study of nitrilase enzyme kinetics. Optik, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijleo.2019.163832.
  • Soy S., Prabha R. and Nigam V. K. (2020) Potential of Biocatalysis in Pharmaceuticals, Molecular Biotechnology, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.90459.
  • Soy S., Nigam V. K. and Sharma S. R. (2019) Cellulolytic, amylolytic and xylanolytic potential of thermophilic isolates of Surajkund hot spring. Journal of Biosciences, DOI: 10.1007/s12038-019-9938-7.
  • Mohan M., Nigam V. K. and Poddar R. (2019) Towards characterization of bacterial colonies and biofilms: an approach based on swept source optical coherence tomography. Optik, 592-598.
  • Bala S., Vidyarthi A. S., and Nigam V. K. (2018) Optimization of juice extraction from custard apple and fermentation to ethanol. Indian Journal of Horticulture, 75, 684-689.
  • Pandey A., Patel A., Ariharan S., Kumar V., Sharma R K., Kanhed S., Nigam V. K., Keshari A., Agarwal A. and Balani K. (2018) Enhanced tribological and bacterial resistance of carbon nanotube, ceria and silver incorporated hydroxyapatite biocoating. Nanomaterials, 8, 1-20.
  • Pandey A., Midha S., Sharma R K., Maurya V., Nigam V. K., Ghosh S. and Balani K. (2018) Antioxidant and antibacterial hydroxyapatite-based biocomposite for orthopedic applications. Materials Science and Engineering: C. 88, 13-24.
  • Pandey A., Nigam V. K. and Balani K. (2018) Multi-length scale tribology of hydroxyapatite reinforced with ceria and silver. Wear, 404-405, 12-21.
  • Banerjee A., Rudra S G., Mazumder K., Nigam V. K.  and Bandopadhyay R. (2018) Structural and functional properties of exopolysaccharide excreted by a novel Bacillus anthracis (Strain PFAB2) of hot spring origin. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 58, 39-50.
  • Bala S., Nigam V. K., Singh S. S., Kumar A. and Kumar S. (2018) Evaluation of nutraceutical applications of Annova squamosa L. based food products. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. SP1, 827-831.
  • Kumar S and Nigam V. K. (2017) Production and characterization of alkaline protease from Halobacillus dabanensis. Indian Journal of Biotechnology, 16, 601-610.

 

  • Nigam V. K., Arfi T., Kumar Vishal and Shukla P. (2017). Bioengineering of Nitrilases Towards Its Use as Green Catalyst: Applications and Perspectives. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 57, 131-138.
  • Tiwari A. K., Vidyarthi A. S., Nigam V. K. and Hassan M. A. (2016).  Study of rheological properties and storage life of ripe jackfruit products: Jam and Jelly, Asian Journal of Microbiology Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, 18, 475-482.
  • Kanth K, Arfi T and Nigam V. K. (2016) Partial purification and characterization of alkaline protease from halophilic bacteria Bacillus sp. International  Journal of Current Research, 8, 42200-42205.
  • Arfi T,  Singh L, Prabhakar D and Nigam V. K. (2017) Partial purification and characterization of 3-cyanopridinase responsible for production of nicotinic acid. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 8 (11), 4666-4674.
  • Sinha S and Nigam V. K. (2016) Production and characterization of L-glutaminase from Bacillus sp. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 7(4) 1620-1626.
  • Agarwal A and Nigam V. K. (2015) Enhanced production of nitrilase from Streptomyces sp.MTCC 7546 by response surface method. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences., India, Section B-Biological Sciences, 87, 603-609.
  • Nigam V. K. and Shukla P. (2015) Enzyme Based Biosensors for detection of environmental pollutants-A Review. Journal of Microbiology Biotechnology, 25(11) 1773–1781.
  • Tesnim, A. and Nigam V. K. (2015) Screening and isolation of different bacteria for synthesis of nicotinic acid. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Biological and Chemical Sciences, 6(2) 1750- 1758.
  • Dhar R and Nigam V. K. (2015) Studies on process parameters for production of lovastatin. Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5, (51), 25-30.
  • Dhar R., Choudhury G. B. and Nigam V. K. (2015) Screening of different fungi for production of lovastatin. Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5, (44), 24-29.
  • Agarwal, A and Nigam V. K. (2014) Nitrilase mediated conversion of Indole-3-acetonitrile to Indole-3-acetic acid. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnologgy, 3, 351-357.
  • Jha SK, Kumari M, Singh HR, Nigam V. K. and Vidyarthi AS (2014) Optimization of Solid State Production of Anti-leukemic Enzyme (L-Asparaginase) by E. coli K-12 using Taguchi Doe and Three Phase based Recovery. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 3(9) 446-453.
  • Dixit S and Nigam V. K. (2014) Microbial production of alkaline proteases using agricultural by-products. International Journal of Advanced Research, 2(6), 407-412.
  • Singh S, Vidyarthi AS, Nigam V. K., Dev A (2014) Extracellular facile biosynthesis, characterization and stability of gold nanoparticles by Bacillus licheniformis, Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology, 42 (1), 6-12.
  • Wany A., Kumar A., Nallapetta S., Jha S., Nigam V. K., Pandey D. M. (2014) Extraction and Characterization of Essential Oil Components Based on Geraniol and Citronellol from Java Citronella (CymbopogonwinterianusJowitt), Plant growth regulation, 73, 133-145.
  • Varshney, A. K., Mohan M. K. Vidyarthi, A. S., Nigam, V. K., Ghosh P. (2014).  Effect of Nitrogen Sources and C:N Ratio on Production of Manganese Peroxidase using Phanerochaete chrysosporium NCIM 1197, Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 8, (1), 481-487.
  • Nigam V. K., Dhar R., Agarwal A., Khandelwal A. K., Mohan M. K., Vidyarthi A. S., and Ghosh P. (2014) Studies on the production of fungal secondary metabolite lovastatin., International Journal of Advanced Research, 2, 978-986.
  • Varshney, A. K., Mohan M. K. Vidyarthi, A. S., Nigam, V. K., Ghosh P. (2013) Statistical optimization of medium components to increase the manganese peroxidase productivity by Phanerochaete chrysosporium NCIM 1197, Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, 18, 1176-1184.
  • Yadav, H., Gothwal R. K., Nigam V. K., Roy, S. S. and Ghosh P. (2013) Optimization of culture conditions for phosphate solubilization by a thermo-tolerant phosphate-solubilizing bacterium Brevibacillus sp. BISR-HY65 isolated from phosphate mines, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 2,  217–225.
  • Wany A, Nigam V. K., Pandey DM (2014) Understanding new paradigm of plant metabolomes through secondary metabolite enrichment. Research Journal of Biotechnology, 9: 94-102.
  • Wany A, Jha S, Nigam V. K., Pandey DM (2013) Chemical analysis and therapeutic uses of citronella oil from Cymbopogon winterianus: A short review. International Journal of Advanced Research, 1(6), 504-521
  • Nigam V. K., Singhal P., Vidyarthi A. S., Mohan M. K., and Ghosh P (2013) Studies on keratinolytic activity of alkaline protease from halophilic bacteria., International Journal of Pharma and Bio-Sciences, 4, 389-399.
  • Nigam V. K., Vimal A., Vidyarthi A. S. and Mohan M. K (2013) Studies on applicability of alkaline protease from halophilic bacteria in detergent formulations., Indian Journal of Applied Research, 3, 47-50.
  • Pandey D. M., Vidyarthi A. S., Nigam V. K., Prasad D., Ramani R., Prasad B. C., Das R., Kumar A., Prajapati G. K., Kumari A., and Wany A. (2013) Meeting report: International symposium on plant biotechnology towards tolerance to stresses and enhancing crop yields (ISPB-2011)., Current Research in Microbiology and Biotechnology, 1, 16-22.
  • Tesnim, A., Agarwal, A., and Nigam V. K. (2013) Bioproduction of Nicotinic acid, International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 5, 2622-2631.
  • Wany A., Kumar A., Nigam V. K., and Pandey D. M. (2013) Isolation and in silico Characterization of Geraniol Dehydrogenase Encoding Gene using Modified DNA Extraction Protocol from American Basil (Ocimum americanum L.), International Journal of Pharma and Bio-Sciences, 4, 365-379.
  • Agarwal, A., Nigam V. K., and Vidyarthi A. S. (2012) Nitrilases- An attractive nitrile degrading biocatalyst., International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 3, 232-246.
  • Jha S. K., Pasrija D., Sinha R. K., Singh H. R., Nigam V. K., and Vidyarthi A. S. (2012) Microbial L asparaginases: A review on current scenario and future prospects. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 3, 3076-3090.
  • Nallapetta S., Nigam V. K., Survajahala P., and Mohan K. (2012) Screening and selection of white rot fungi for biological delignification of agricultural residues., International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research, 3, 790-796
  • Nigam V. K., Khandelwal A., Agarwal, A., Mohan M. K., and Vidyarthi A. S. (2012) Production of a thermostable nitrilase in lab scale stirred tank bioreactor, International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology, 4, 81-90.  
  • Nigam V. K., Singhal P., and Vidyarthi A. S. (2012) Studies on production, characterization and applications of microbial alkaline proteases., International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research, 3, 653-669.
  • Rajvanshi A., Kulshreshtha S., Nigam V. K., and Pareek R. P. (2012) Preventive effect of L. mesenteroides used as probiotic agent in vivo. Indian Journal of Animal Research, 46, 385-388.
  • Rajvanshi A., Nigam V. K., Kulshreshtha S., and  Pareek R. P. (2012) Characterization of bacteriocin production from a new lactic acid bacteria., World Journal of Pharmacy and  Pharmaceutical Science., 1, 1100-1112.
  • Rajvanshi A., Kulshreshtha S., Nigam V. K., Gothwal R. K. and Pareek R. P. (2011) Antagonistic properties of different bacteria isolated from Salads. Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 25, 45-51.
  • Khandelwal A., Nigam V. K., Vidyarthi A. S. and Ghosh P. (2010). Evaluation of various ions and compounds on nitrilase produced from Streptomyces sp. Artificial cells, Blood substitutes and Biotechnology, 38, 13-18.
  • Sharma M., Mathur N., Nigam V. K. and ghosh P (2010) Decolorization of different dyes by isolated bacterial strains, Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences, 12 (4) 759-765.
  • Sharma M. C., Nigam V. K., Behera, B. and Kachhawa, J. B. S. (2009). Antimicrobial activity of aqueous extract of Holopteleaintegrifolia (Roxb.) leaves: an in vitro study. Pharmacologyonline, 1, 155-159.
  • Nigam V. K., Agarwal A., Sharma M., Choudhury B., and Ghosh P. (2009) Bioconversion of 3-cyanopyridine to nicotinic acid by a thermostable nitrilase. Research. Journal of Biotechnology, 4,      32-36.
  • Nigam V. K., Khandelwal A., Gothwal R. K., Mohan M. K., Choudhury B., Vidyarthi A. S. and Ghosh P. (2009) Nitrilase-catalysed conversion of acrylonitrile by free and immobilized cells of Streptomyces sp. Journal of  Bioscience, 34, 21-26.
  • Nigam V. K., Kundu S. and Ghosh P. (2008) Continuous production of 7-ACA by immobilized cells of P. diminuta. Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, 27, 60-65.
  • Gothwal R. K., Nigam V. K., Mohan M. K., Sasmal D. and Ghosh P. (2008) Screening of nitrogen fixers from rhizospheric bacterial isolates associated with important desert plants. Appl. Ecol. Env. Res., 6, 101-109.
  • Gothwal R. K., Nigam V. K., Mohan M. K., Sasmal D. and Ghosh P. (2008). Evaluation of plant growth promotary activities of rhizobacterial isolates from two plants of thar arid regions. Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 22 (3): 205-212.
  • Mathur N, Nigam V. K., Kumar A and Ghosh P. (2008). Biodegradation of phenol by oxygenase producing thermophilic microorganisms. Asian Jornal of Experimental Sciences, 22 (1): 55-65.
  • Nigam V. K., Kundu S. and Ghosh P. (2007). Reusability of entrapped cells of P. diminuta for production of 7-ACA. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 141, 119-126.
  • Nigam V. K., Verma R., Kumar A., Kundu S. and Ghosh P. (2007). Influence of medium constituents on the biosynthesis of CPC. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, (online) DOI: 10.2225/vol 10-issue2-fulltext-8.
  • Gothwal R. K., Nigam V. K., Mohan M. K., Sasmal D. and Ghosh P. (2007). Extraction of bulk DNA from Thar Desert soils for optimization of PCR-DGGE based microbial community analysis. Manuscript accepted for publication in Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, (online) DOI: 10.2225/vol 10-issue3-fulltext-6.
  • Khandelwal A., Nigam V. K., Chaudhury B., Mohan M. K. and Ghosh P. (2007). Optimization of nitrilase production from a new thermophilic isolate. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnolog., 82, 646-651.
  • Makhija P., Nigam V. K., Mohan M. K., Ghosh P. and Sasamal D. (2006). Characterization of extracellular alkaline proteases produced by halophilic bacteria. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences India, 76 (B) IV: 362-367.
  • Nigam V. K., Sinha A., Choudhury B., Mohan M. K. and Ghosh P. (2006). The Rheological properties of biological gums. Proceedings of. National Academy of Sciences India, 76 (B) I: 55-62.
  • Verma R., Nigam V. K., Kundu S. and Ghosh P. (2006). Morphological differentiation and effect of seed inoculum on the production of CPC by Acremoniumchrysogenum. Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 20 (2): 275-280.
  • Gothwal R. K., Nigam V. K., Mohan M. K., Sasmal D. and Ghosh P. (2006). Phosphate solubilization by rhizospheric bacterial isolates from economically important desert plants. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 46 (4): 355-361.
  • Gothwal R. K., Nigam V. K., Mohan M. K., Sasmal D. and Ghosh P. (2006). Small scale DNA extraction from soils of hot arid zones. http://www.protocol-online.org.
  • Nigam V. K., Kundu S. and Ghosh P. (2005). Single step conversion of Cephalosporin-C to 7-ACA by free and immobilized cells of P. diminuta. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 126: 13-21.
  • Kundu S., Mahapatra A. C., Nigam V. K. and Kundu K. (2003). Continuous production of Cephalosporin-C by immobilized microbial cells using symbiotic mode in a packed bed bioreactor. Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes and Biotechnology, 31 (3): 313-327.
  • Mahapatra A. C., Kundu K, Nigam V. K., and Kundu S. (2002). Cephalosporin-C production by free and immobilized cells of Cephalosporium acremonium in different modes of bioreactor. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 42: 319-322.
  • Nigam V. K. and Kundu S. (1999). Batch production of 7-aminocephalosporanic acid by different microorganisms- a comparative study. Indian Chemical Engineers, Section A, 41 (1): 5-9.
  • Nigam V. K. and Kundu S. (1997). Effect of organic compounds on the biosynthesis of Cephalosporin-C acylase. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 37: 201-203.
  • Srivastava P., Nigam V. K. And Kundu S. (1996). A comparative evaluation of cephalosporin-C production in stirred tank reactor and air lift reactor. Indian Journal of Chemical Technology, 3: 371-372.
  • Singh S. K., Nigam V. K. and Kundu S. (1993). Comparative studies of Cephalosporin-C production in batch and continuous stirred tank bioreactor. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 8 (2): 76-84.

Presentations in Seminars / Symposium/Conferences

  • R Dhar, A Agarwal, V.K. Nigam: Studies on the production of lovastatin from fungi. 54th Annual  Conference of Association of Microbiologist (AMI-2013)& International Symposium on  “ Frontier Discoveries and innovation in Microbiology and its Interdisciplinary Relevance” (FDMIR-2013) at Department of Microbiology , Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, Rohtak, India, Nov 17-20, 2013.
  • T Arfi, V.K. Nigam:  Screening of thermostable nitrilase producing bacteria producing bacteria towards production of nicotinic acid. 54th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologist (AMI-2013) & International Symposium on  “ Frontier Discoveries and innovation in Microbiology and its Interdisciplinary Relevance” (FDMIR-2013) at Department of Microbiology , Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, HaryanaRhotak, India, Nov 17-20, 2013.
  • S Dixit., V.K. Nigam: Production of halophilic bacterial alkaline protease using agricultural residues. International Conference on health, environment and industrial biotechnology (Biosangam 2013), MNIT, Allahabad, India. Nov 21-23, 2013.
  • A Vimal,V.K. Nigam, AS Vidyarthi and MK Mohan:  Studies on suitability of alkaline proteases from halophilic microorganisms in detergent industry. 53rd Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)-International Conference on Microbial World: Recent Innovation and Future Trends, Organized by: KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, Nov 22-25, 2012.
  • A Agarwal, AK Khandelwal, V.K. Nigam, AS Vidyarthi: Immobilization of nitrilase producing Streptomyces sp. MTCC 7546 towards production of Indole acetic acid. 53rd Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)-International Conference on Microbial World: Recent Innovation and Future Trends, Organized by: KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, Nov 22-25, 2012.
  • A. Agarwal, A.K. Jain, V.K. Nigam, A.S. Vidyarthi and M.K. Mohan: Screening of Nitrilase synthesizing isolates for Indole Acetic Acid Production, National Conference on Biotechnology for Sustainable Development, Department of Biotechnology, DDU, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, 15-16 November, 2011.
  • P. Ranjan, V.K. Nigam, D. Pasrija, S.K. Jha, A.S. Vidyarthi: Study on the Microbial Production Of L-Asparaginase, National Conference on  Biotechnology for Sustainable Development, Department of Biotechnology, DDU, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur,15-16 November, 2011.
  • D. Pasrija, P. Ranjan, S.K. Jha, H.R. Singh, V.K. Nigam, A.S. Vidyarthi: Production and Media optimization of  L-Asparaginase from Pseudomonasfluorescence by Taguchi DOE Methodology, AMI Chandigarh, 2011.
  • R. P. Pareek, V. K. Nigam, M. K. Mohan, S. Dey, R. K. Gothwal and P. Ghosh (2011) Development of liquid biofertilizer formulation for rhizobium in Cicer arietinum, ISPB (2011), Department of Biotechnology, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi, 28-09-2011 to 01-10-2011.
  • V. K. Nigam: Thermophilic nitrile metabolizing enzymes and their applications- UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Current Trends in Microbiological Sciences”, Department of Microbiology, MG Science Institute, Ahmedabad (Gujarat), January 23rd, 2010.
  • A. K. Khandelwal, V. K. Nigam, M. K. Mohan and P. Ghosh: Studies on the production of nitrilase from a new thermophilic isolate- International Conference on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology,BanasthaliVidyapeeth, Banasthali, Rajasthan, October 19-21, 2008.
  • V. K. Nigam: Biotransformation of nitriles- Advances and Strategies in Biotechnology- A Global Perspective; 5th Annual Conference of Biotechnology Society of India, ITRC, Lucknow, November 17-19, 2007.
  • R. K. Gothwal, V. K. Nigam, M. K. Mohan, P. Ghosh and D. Sasmal: Rhizospheric bacterial community analysis of desert plants- An approach for optimization of DNA amplification. Conference on Bioprocess Engineering and Biotechnology: Trends and Opportunities, BIT Mesra, Ranchi, March 17-19, 2005.
  • V. K. Nigam, R. K. Gothwal, S. Kundu and P. Ghosh: Evaluation of CPC production at different inoculum conditions- Conference on Bioprocess Engineering and Biotechnology: Trends and Opportunities, BIT Mesra, Ranchi, March 17-19, 2005.
  • S. Kundu, K. Kundu and V. K. Nigam: Production of 7-ACA by immobilized cells of P. diminuta in batch and repeated batch modes- Conference on Biotechnology –The Science and the Business, IIT, Delhi, September 28-30, 2001.
  • S. Kundu and V. K. Nigam: Production of 7-ACA using immobilized cells of different microorganisms in continuous mode- Symposium on Biotechnology for Health, Agriculture and Environment, Bose Institute, Calcutta, November 10-12, 1998.
  • V. K. Nigam and S. Kundu: Microbial production of 7-ACA: MICON – International 94 at DFRL, Mysore, November 9-12, 1994.

 

List of Book Chapters

  • Tiwari A. K. and Nigam V. K. (2019) Recent Bio-Processing Technologies for Value Added Horticultural Products. Applied Microbiology and Bioengineering, 57-67
  • Bala S. Vidyarthi, A. S. and Nigam V. K. (2017) Studies on Nutraceutical Properties of Annaona squamosa in Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Development, Springer, India, 81-88, ISBN: 978-981-10-5537-9
  • Tiwari, A. K. and Nigam, V. K. (2016) Value Addition In Soya Bean- Production Of Soya Sauce in Soy Protein: Properties, Health Effects and Research Advances, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 400, Oser Avenue, Suite 1600, Hauppauge, NY, USA, 23-28, ISBN: 978-1-53612-072-1
  •  Mishra, A. Sachan, S. G. Nigam, V. K. and Pandey, D. M. (2015) Application of Bioinformatics in Biofertilizer Technology. in “Recent Trends in Biofertilizers”, IK International Publishers, New Delhi, 146-154, ISBN: 9789384588656
  • Shukla P, Nigam V. K., Gupta R, Singh A, and Kuhad RC. (2013) Sustainable Enzyme Technology for Environment: Biosensors for Monitoring of Pollutants and Toxic Compounds; A Chapter published in “Biotechnology for Environmental Management and Resource Recovery” Springer India, 69-76, ISBN 978-81-322-0876-1 (Editors: Ramesh Chandra Kuhad)
  • Nigam V. K., Khandelwal A., Agarwal, A., Vidyarthi A. S., Mohan M. K., Gothwal R. K., and Ghosh P. (2012) Biotransformation of nitriles, A Chapter published in “Recent Trends in Microbiology, Vol. 1, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 400, Oser Avenue, Suite 1600, Hauppauge, NY, USA, 461-478, ISBN: 978-1-61470-632-8
  • Nigam V. K., Agarwal, A., Khandelwal A., and Vidyarthi A. S. (2012) Biodegradation of nitriles using nitrile metabolizing enzyme-nitrilase, A Chapter published in “Environmental Biotechnology-Recent Perspectives, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 10-30, ISBN 978-3-8484-2515-0
  • Nigam V. K., Kundu K and Ghosh P. (2010). A biocatalytic approach for production of 7-Aminocephalosporanic acid; A Chapter published in “Recent Trends in Biotechnology, Vol. 1, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 400, Oser Avenue, Suite 1600, Hauppauge, NY, USA., 147-168, ISBN: 978-1-60876-148-7
  Member of Professional Bodies
 

Association of Microbiologists of India

  Current Sponsored Projects
 

Completed Project : 07

1. Development of thermo-stable nitrile metabolizing enzymes for enantio- and region- selective biotransformation (DBT, Govt. of India Funded Project; Completed).

 2.  Bioosynthesis of Cephalosporin-C and its conversion to 7-ACA using free and immobilized microbial cells (DST, Govt. of India Funded Project under Fast track Proposal; Completed).

3. Multiparametric study of soil-microbe-phosphate system for optimizing the role of phosphate-solubilizing bacteria in enhancing the efficiency of rock phosphate as fertilizer in direct application (DBT, Govt. of India Funded Project; Completed)

4.  Studies on characterization of thermo-stable nitrile metabolizing enzymes and production of compounds of commercial importance (DST, Govt. of Rajasthan Funded Project; Completed).

5.  Studies on biotechnological potential of halophilic alkaline proteases (UGC, Govt. of India Funded Project; Completed).

6.  Development of Liquid Biofertilizer Formulation of Rhizobium- (DBT, Funded Project; Completed).

7.  Biosynthesis of fungal secondary metabolite lovastatin (AICTE, Govt. of India Funded Project ; Completed).

 

  Member, Editorial Board
 

Member of Editorial Board:

1. Research Journal of Biotechnology (India)

 2. CIBTech Journal of Biotechnology (India)