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Monika Jaggi

Country of origin: India Currently in: India, New Delhi General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Academic Background


2009 Doctorate Other
2009 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities


Science Communication, Science Diplomacy and Policy

Publications resulting from Research: 

Chugh S, Jaggi M, Pandey P, Rao I.U. (2018) In vitro propagation of everlasting paper daisy [Helichrysum bracteatum (Vent.) Andrews] using shoot tip explants. Phytomorphology, 68(3&4): 77-86.

Jaggi M (2017) Neela Hauz Biodiversity Park: From Barren to Beautiful. Science Reporter 54(6): 22-23.

Wankhede DP, Singh P, Jaggi M, Rao KP, Raina SK, Sinha AK (2016) UV‐B activates a 'Group A' Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase in Oryza sativa. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 25(4):392-399. (IF 2019: 0.773)

Chugh S, Jaggi M*, Rao IU (2015) In vitro rapid plantlet regeneration of orchid hybrid Cattleya Summer Song. Phytomorphology, 65(3&4): 101-114. (*corresponding author)

Raina SK, Wankhede DP, Jaggi M, Singh P, Jalmi SK, Raghuram B, Sheikh AH, Sinha AK (2012) CrMPK3, a mitogen activated protein kinase from Catharanthus roseus and its possible role in stress induced biosynthesis of monoterpenoid indole alkaloids. BMC Plant Biology, 12(1):134. (IF 2019: 3.497)

Kumar S, Jaggi M, Sinha AK (2012) Ectopic overexpression of vacuolar and apoplastic Catharanthus roseus peroxidases confers differential tolerance to salt and dehydration stress in transgenic tobacco. Protoplasma, 249(2): 423-32. (IF 2019: 2.751)

Jaggi M, Kumar S, Sinha AK (2011) Overexpression of an apoplastic peroxidase gene CrPrx in transgenic hairy root lines of Catharanthus roseus. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 90(3): 1005-16. (IF 2019: 3.53)

Kumar S, Jaggi M, Taneja J, Sinha AK (2011) Cloning and characterization of two new Class III peroxidase genes from Catharanthus roseus. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 49(4): 404-12. (IF 2019: 3.72)

Sinha AK, Jaggi M, Raghuram B, Tuteja N (2011) Mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling in plants under abiotic stress. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 6(2): 196-203. (IF 2019: 1.671)

Taneja J, Jaggi M, Wankhede DP, Sinha AK (2010) Effect of loss of T-DNA genes on MIA biosynthetic pathway gene regulation and alkaloid accumulation in Catharanthus roseus hairy roots. Plant Cell Reports, 29(10): 1119-29. (IF 2019: 3.825)

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Principal Scientist, CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (NIScPR), New Delhi-110012, India; Founding-Editor, Science Diplomacy; Assoc. Editor, Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research (IJFTR); Editor, Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences (IJMS) (September 2020–November 2022); Editor, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Abstracts (MAPA) (2016-2021);

Workshop and Conference Attended

2019 Trieste, Italy Train the Trainers Course on Science Diplomacy
2017 Bengaluru, India Workshop on Science Writing
2016 New Delhi, India Knowledge Management and Knowledge Sharing in Organization
2014 Jodhpur, India Application of Nanotechnology in Agriculture
2008 New Delhi, India 2nd International conference on Trends in Cellular and Molecular biology
2020 Brazil (online) São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Science Diplomacy and Innovation Diplomacy (InnSciD SP) 2020

Presentation given

Recent developments in metabolic engineering of medicinal plants
Bhubaneswar, India
Event: International Interdisciplinary Conference on Humanitarian Technology
Innovation Ecosystem in India
Brazil (online)
Event: São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Science Diplomacy and Innovation Diplomacy (InnSciD SP) 2020

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