Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Dinesh Prasad
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering and Biotechnology
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Contact Address
Permanent Address Village Datia, PO Khunti, Ranchi
Local Address Khunti, Ranchi
Phone (Office) 06512276223
Phone Residence 9471559188
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 1-Oct-2011
  Work Experience
Teaching : 9 Years

Research : 14 Years

Individual: 14 Years

  Professional Background
  • Worked as Visiting professor at DAFNAE, University of Padova, Italy for one month starting 6th Sep. to 12th Oct. 2018
  • Working as Assistant Professor Department of Biotechnology, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi  since October 2011 
  • Worked as postdoctoral fellow in Department DAFNAE, University of Padova, Italy. Fellowship awarded by University of Padova Italy for one year starting January 2014 – December 2014 
  • Worked as Young Researcher in  Dept of Agricultural Biotechnology, University of Padova, Italy Fellowship Awarded by Ministry of University and Research, Italy starting November  2, 2007 October 20, 2008. 
  • Worked as Lab In-charge cum tutor, Department of Biotechnology, ST. Columba’s College, Hazaribag, Jharkhand starting  April 1 2004 to February 28 2005.
  Research Areas

My current research interest is in the fields of Biomolecular Engineering. Application of Nanotechnology and  Molecular Biology in various field. 

Contact for Indoor farming consultancy services: LED based Indoor Farming (Hydroponics, Aeroponics), Mushroom Farming Technology (Exotic and Medicinal Mushrooms)

  Award and Honours
  1. Awarded CSIR Senior Research Fellowship.
  2. CSIR Travel Grant for presenting paper at 14th European congress on Biotechnology, Barcelona, Spain
  3. Selected among 20 best poster in 14th European congress on Biotechnology, 13-16 Sep 2009, Barcelona, Spain
  4. Second prize for project proposal in TLEP 2010, CSIR
  5. CSIR NET Dec- 2004 qualified
  6. GATE 2003 qualified



List of Publication since 2011



  1. S Saurabh, D Prasad, A Vidyarthi (2017) In vitro propagation of Trichosanthus dioica Roxb. for nutritional security Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology 20 (Issue 2), pp 81–87



  1. Sabrina Giaretta, Dinesh Prasad, Ilaria Forieri, Teofilo Vamerali, Anna Rita Trentin, Markus Wirtz, Rüdiger Hell and Antonio Masi (2017) Apoplastic gamma-glutamyl transferase activity encoded by GGT1 and GGT2 is important for vegetative and generative development. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry  115, 44–56



  1. Dhirendra Prabhakar, Ambarish Sharan VIdyarthi, Dinesh Prasad(2016)Modifying Porous Silicon with Dithizone for Environmental Application Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 76 (1) 57-62



  1. Dhirendra Prabhakar, Ambarish S Vidyarthi, Dinesh Prasad (2016) APS-ENSPb: Adapted Porous Silicon Based Electrochemical Nano-Sensor for Lead Detection Sensor Letters 14 (11) 1099–1105



  1. Dhirendra Prabhakar, Ambarish Sharan VIdyarthi, Dinesh Prasad(2016) Heavy Metals: Their Impact on Ecosystem and methods of detection Indian Journal of Environmental Protection 36 (9), 751-766



  1. Vishal Kumar Singh, Shubham Choudhary, Ramesh Chandra, Dinesh Prasad(2016) Shorea robusta: A sustainable biomass feedstock Carbon - Science and Technology 8(3):112-117 · April 2016 8 (3), 112-117



  1. Anna Rita Trentin, Micaela Pivato, Syed M. M. Mehdi, Leonard Ebinezer Barnabas, Sabrina Giaretta, Marta Fabrega-Prats, Dinesh Prasad, Giorgio Arrigoni and Antonio Masi (2015) Proteome readjustments in the apoplastic space of Arabidopsis thaliana ggt1 mutant leaves exposed to UV-B radiation.  Front. Plant Sci.   doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00128



  1. Satyajit Saurabh, Ambarish S. Vidyarthi , Dinesh Prasad(2014) RNA interference: concept to reality in crop improvement. Planta 239: 543-564



  1. Tiziana Destro, Dinesh Prasad, Damiano Martignago, Ignacio Lliso Bernet, Anna Rita Trentin, Indu Kumari Renu, Massimo Ferretti and Antonio Masi. (2011) Compensatory expression and substrate inducibility of g-glutamyl transferase GGT2 isoform in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany 62: 805-814. doi:10.1093/jxb/erq316



  1. Prasad D, Shankaracharya, Vidyarthi A S. (2011) Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) based colorimetric assay for rapid detection of Salmonella species in food samples. World Journal of microbiology and Biotechnology. DOI 10.1007/s11274-011-0679-5



Detail may be obtained from following link


Scopus Author ID: 49663982900

ResearcherID: M-6484-2017




  Member of Professional Bodies
  1. Member of European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB)
  2. Life Member of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)
  3. Life Member of Biotechnology Research Society of India (BRSI)
  Current Sponsored Projects
  1. Development of LAMP based dipstick format biosensor for sensitive and specific DNA detection. DST SERB 15.85 lakh 
  2. A RNAi approach to induce parthenocarpy in Trichosanthes dioica Roxb. By regulating phytohormones UGC BSR 6.00 lakh
  Text and Reference Books



Chapter 2.  RNAi/CRISPR based system: Targeted genome engineering for insects control

Chapter 15. Role of CRISPR/Cas system in altering phenolics and carotenoids biosynthesis for plants defense


  • Prasad D., Singh H. R., Pandey D. M., Prasad A. B. and Vidyarthi A. S. (2010) Biotechnology Interventions for sustainable rural development and upliftment. In Seyed E Hasnain, Rashmi, Bhavanath Jha, RN Sharan (Eds)  Biotechnology for Sustainable Development; Achievement and Challenges (pp-101-127). Ranchi: Mc-Graw Hill Publications.


Indian patent – Appl. No : 1228/KOL/2010, Ref. No. :

Temp/144/KOL/2010, CBR No : 7423. Title of Invention: Colorimetric method and

kit for the detection of specific nucleic acid sequence using non functionalized Gold


  Member, Editorial Board

Invited Reviewer for Food Borne Pathogen and Disease, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. USA