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Monica Sharma

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


2009 Doctorate Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

Investigational analysis of thermal spring for novel thermophilic enzymes of biotechnological importance using metagenomics approach " (2018-2020) as PI (UP-CST). Metagenomics approach for bioprospecting Plastic degrading bacteria

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Sharma M, Akhter Y, Chatterjee S (2019) A review on remediation of cyanide containing industrial wastes using biological systems with special reference to enzymatic degradation.World J Microbiol Biotechnol 35: 70. -019-2643-8

2. Augustine S, Singh J, Srivastava M, Sharma M, Das A, Malhotra BD (2017) Recent advances in carbon based nanosystems for cancer theranostics. RSC Biomaterials Science, 5:901-952.

3. Sharma M*, Bhalla TC (2015) Isolation and characterization of culture conditions of a thermoactive amidase from Geobacillus pallidus BTP-5x MTCC 9225. International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Bioinformatics 4 (1): 6-15.

4. Sharma M*, Rawat P, Mehta A (2015) Denovo Designing, Virtual Screening and Lead Optimization of Potential Drug Candidate for Herpes Disease. J Microb Biochem Technol 7: 367-373. doi:10.4172/1948-5948.1000240.

5. Sharma M*, Singh S, Sharma S (2015) New Generation Antibiotics/Antibacterials: Deadly Arsenal for Disposal of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria. J Microb Biochem Technol 7: 374-379. doi:10.4172/1948-5948.1000241.

6. Sharma M*, Thukral N, Soni NK, Maji S (2015) Microalgae As Future Fuel: Real opportunities and challenges. Journal of thermodynamics and Catalysis 6:1 .

7. Sharma M, Sharma NN and Bhalla TC (2013) Purification studies on a thermo-active amidase of Geobacillus pallidus BTP-5x MTCC 9225 isolated from thermal springs of Tatapani (Himachal Pradesh). Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 169(1):1-14. doi:10.1007/s12010-012-9945-8.

8. Sharma M, Sharma NN, and Bhalla TC (2012) Biotransformation of acetamide to acetohydroxamic acid at bench scale using acyl transferase activity of amidase of Geobacillus pallidus BTP-5x MTCC 9225. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 52, 76-82.

DOI: 10.1007/s12088-011-0211-5.

9. Sharma NN, Sharma M and Bhalla TC (2012) Nocardia globerula NHB-2 nitrilase catalysed biotransformation of 4-cyanopyridine to isonicotinic acid. AMB Express 2:25. doi:10.1186/2191-0855-2-25.

10. Amit Pratush, Monica Sharma, Amit Seth and Tek Chand Bhalla (2011) Seeds of rosary pea, Abrus precatorius: A novel source of hydroxynitrile lyase. J Biochem Tech 3(2):274- 279 ISSN: 0974-2328.

11. Sharma NN, Sharma M and Bhalla TC (2010) An improved nitrilase- mediated bioprocess for synthesis of nicotinic acid form 3-cyanopyridine with hyper induced Nocardia globerula NHB-2. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 38, 1235-1243. DOI: 10.1007/s10295-010-0902-7.

12. Sharma M, Sharma NN, and Bhalla TC (2009) Amidases: Versatile Enzymes. In Nature. Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology, 8, 343-366

13. Sharma NN, Sharma M, Kumar H and Bhalla TC (2006) Nocardia globerula NHB-2: Bench scale production of nicotinic acid. Process Biochemistry, 41, 2078-2081.

14. Sharma M, Sharma NN, and Bhalla TC (2005) Hydroxynitrile lyases: At the interface of biology and chemistry. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 37, 279-294.

1. Sharma M (2018) Thermophiles Vs Psychrophiles: Cues from microbes for sustainable industries, Chapter 13. In : Environmental Biotechnology: for sustainable future", Eds, Ranbir Chander Sobti, Naveen Kumar Arora, Richa Kothari by Springer-Nature p. 323-340.

2. Sharma M (2018) Transdermal and Intravenous Nano Drug Delivery Systems: Present and Future, Chapter 18. In: Applications of Targeted Nano Drugs and Delivery Systems, Eds: Shyam S Mahopatra. Shivendu Ranjan, Nandita Dasgupta, Raghvendra Kumar Mishra, Sabu Thomas. Elsevier Inc. p. 499-550.

3. Sharma M (2018) Traditional fermented Foods/ Therapeutic Foods: Wellness Mantra for Improving Health. In: The Nature Health and Wellness Trinity. The Way Forward For Tourism in India, Eds: Shubhini A Saraf, Priyanka Maurya, Shailendra K. Saraf. White Falcon Publishing p. 68-82.

4. Bhalla TC, Sharma M and Sharma NN (2009) Nitrile metabolizing yeasts. In: Yeast Biotechnology: Diversity and Applications, eds T. Satyanarayana and Kunze, pp Springer New York Inc. p. 696-713

5. Bhalla, T C, Sharma, M, Sharma, NN (2008) Microbial production of flavours and fragrances; fats and oils; dyes; bioplastics (PHAS); polysaccharides; pharmacologically active substances from marine microbes; anticancer agents and microbial transformation. Applied Microbiology 7, 1-34.

6. Bhalla TC, Sharma NN and Sharma M (2007) Applications of Biotechnology in Forestry, for Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry.

7. Bhalla TC, Sharma NN and Sharma M (2007) Production of Metabolites, Industrial enzymes,Amino acid, Organic acids, Antibiotics, Vitamins and Single Cell Proteins. National Science Digital Library, India.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Warden- Yashodhara Girls Hostel (2017-2019) Administrative Warden Chitralekha Girls Hostel (2019- ongoing) ICC member (2017 onwards) IQAC Coordiantor Biotechnology Member- Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Member- Swachh Bharat


Association f Microbiologist of India (AMI)

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