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Dr. Pradeep Verma - Biosketch

Dr. Pradeep Verma completed his PhD from Sardar Patel University Gujrat , India in 2002. In the same year he was selected as UNESCO fellow and joined Czech academy of Sciences Prague, Czech Republic. He later moved to Charles university Prague to work as Post Doctoral Fellow. In year 2004 he joined as visiting scientist at UFZ center for Environmental Research, halle, germany. He was awarded with DFG fellowship which provided him another opportunity to work as post Doctoral fellowship at Goettingen University. He moved to India in year 2007 where he joined Relaince Life Sciences and worked extensively on biobutanol production which attributed few patents to his name. Later he was awarded with JSPS Post Doctoral fellowship programme to join RISH , Kyoto University.

Dr. Pradeep Verma began his independent academic career at Assam university (2009) where he worked as Reader/ Head at Department of Microbiology. He played vital role in establishing the department. In 2011 he moved to Department of Biotechnology at Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya , Bilaspur, and served as Associate professor there till 2013. He is currently working as Professor at Department of Microbiology, Central University of Rajasthan.

Dr. Pradeep Verma hold 10 international patents in field of Microwave assisted biomass pretreatment and biobutanol production. He is recipient of various prestigious awards such as Ron-Cockcroft award by Swedish society, UNESCO Fellow ASCR Prague. He is member of various National & international societies / academies. Currently he has two collaborated project worth INR. 1.5 crore in the area of microbial diversity and bioenergy.

Academic Qualification

Ph.D.    2002    Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India. Microbiology

M.S.      1997    Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University, Rajasthan, India. Microbiology

B.S.      1994     Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University Rajasthan, India, Biology

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Job Details

July 2014- Present         Professor, Department of Microbiology, Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer , Rajasthan.

June 2013- July 2014    Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer , Rajasthan.

July 2011- May 2013    Associate Professor Department of Biotechnology, Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.

Nov 2009- June 2011   Reader & Head, Department of Microbiology. Central University of Assam, Silchar , Assam.

Brief details of Past Tasks

    Teaching and Research of U.G. and P.G. Integrated Biotechnology students and PhD scholar

    Chairman, Syllabus committee of M.Sc. Bioinformatics Programme

    Research Coordinator of Department Biotechnology

    Guiding PhD scholars and M.Sc. and B. Sc. Biotechnology Integrated Dissertation students

    Established the state of art Department of Microbiology at Assam Central University

    Designed the Microbiology syllabus as per National and International needs

    Designed the Microbiology and Biotechnology laboratories

    Introduce Credits Based Choice System (CBCS) as per UGC requirements

    Collaboration started with various International and National Universities

    JSPS Invitation Fellow

    Developing concept of lignocellulosic Biorefinery using biomimic system for second generation biofuels and biochemicals from renewable resources

    Involved in biotechnological aspects of new method development and scale up the process of industrial enzyme and fungal metabolites

    Previously, associated with German Chemical Company (BASF) and Reliance Life Science, Mumbai for process development

    Played a pivotal role in the completion of the work pertaining to proof of concept studies at large scale in the projects

    Professional experiences and Tasks completed

      Established Department of Microbiology, Assam University, Silchar Founder Head

      JSPS Invitation Fellow Present, RISH Japan Developed a process for cost effective second generation biofuels production (Japanese patent, March 2009, WO/2010/013696 PCT/ JP2009/063398)

      US Patent 2011 US patent, 2011 US 2011/0263843 A1 Commercialized)

      Research Scientist, 2007-2008 , Management cadre, Reliance Life Science, Mumbai, Successfully developed an efficient process for biobutanol production (Filed Patent, December, 2007, Process for production of high yield of biobutanol, WO/2009/087680 PCT/IN2008/000864

      Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004-2007 , University of Goettingen, Germany, In vitro and in vivo studies Effect on enzymatic machinery of fungal spp, Five international publications. Product available in market from BASF (German Chemical Company)

      Visiting Scientist, 2004 , UFZ centre for environmental Research, Halle/Saale Germany, Single Strand Conformation Polymorphism (SSCP), Identifying bacterial communities

      Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003-2004 , Laboratory of Gene Expression, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Mammalian gene expression

      UNESCO Fellow, 2002-2003 , Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic, Development of several bio-mimic systems, Five International papers

      Senior Research Fellow, 2000-2002 , Department of Biotechnology New Delhi, India, Worked for PhD, established methods and published international research papers

      Junior Research Fellow, 1997-2000, National Dairy Development Board/NTGCFL, Gujarat, India, Worked for PhD on integrated approach for biomass utilization using solid state fermentation for ligninolytic enzymes production

      Academic Honors


        JSPS Fellow, Japan.

        Ron Cockcroft Award by Swedish Society, Sweden.

        German Science Foundation (DFG),Germany.

        UNESCO Fellow, ASCR, Prague, Czech Republic.

        Senior Research Fellow , Department of Biotechnology (DBT) New Delhi.

        Junior Research Fellow , National Dairy Development Board/NTGCFL Gujarat .

        Memberships

          Mycological society of India (MSI), India. - Life member.

          Association of Microbiologist, (AMI) , India- Life Member.

          Biotechnological Research Society of India (BRSI) ,India-Life Member.

          Society of Biological Chemists (SBC), India- Present Member.

          German Science foundation, , Germany- Past Member.

          Czech Academy of Science (CAS), , Czech Republic- Past Member.

          Reviewers of Scietific Journals
            Journal of Biotechnology- Journal Elsevier.

            Process Biochemistry- Journal Elsevier.

            Applied Microbiology-Journal Springer.

            Bioremediation Journal-Taylor & Francis Online.

            Cellulose- Springer.

            3 Biotech- An Springer open Journal.

            Carbohydrate Polymers - Journal Elsevier.

            Bioresources.