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Vijai Singh

Present Position Assistant Professor, Microbiology
Contact No. +91-79-30514150
Ph.D. Biotechnology (NBFGR, UPTU Lucknow, 2009)
Post Graduation Biotechnology (VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, 2002)
Work Experience 6 Years
Postdoctoral Fellow 5 Years (Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology, France Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea)

Current Research Interests

  • Development of synthetic biology toolbox and novel gene circuits
  • Design of novel biosynthetic pathways
  • Development of heavy metals biosensors


  • Senior Research Fellowship (July 2003-May 2008) - Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.
  • NET qualified in 2004.

Latest Five Publications

  • Singh V*., Braddick D., Dhar P.K. Exploring the potential of genome editing CRISPR-Cas9 technology. Gene 599: 1-18. (IF: 2.319). (2 citations).
  • Singh V*., Chaudhary D.K., Mani I., Dhar P.K. Recent advances and challenges of the use of cyanobacteria towards the production of biofuels. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 60: 1-10 (IF: 6.798) (10 citations).
  • Singh V*. Recent advances and opportunities in synthetic logic gates engineering in living cells. Systems & Synthetic biology 8(4): 271-282 (9 citations).
  • Singh V*. Recent advancements in synthetic biology: Current status and challenges. Gene 535(1): 1-11. (IF: 2.319, 29 citations).
  • Singh V*., Mani I., Chaudhary D.K. Dhar P.K. Metabolic engineering of biosynthetic pathway for production of renewable biofuels. Applied Biochemistry & Biotechnology 172(3): 1158-1171. (IF: 1.606, 7 citations).
  • Singh V. (2014). Applied Synthetic Biology. ISBN: 1-62699-019-0. Studium Press LLC, USA.
  • Singh V*., Mani I., Chaudhary D.K. “Advancement of emerging tools in synthetic biology for the designing and characterization of genetic circuits” chapter in Systems and Synthetic Biology, Eds Vikram Singh and P.K. Dhar, Springer ISBN 10.1007/978-94-017-9514-2. pp. 327-339.
  • Singh V*., Mani I. Chaudhary D.K. “Metabolic engineering of microorganisms for biosynthesis of antibiotics” chapter in Systems and Synthetic Biology, Eds P.K. Dhar and Vikram Singh, Springer ISBN 10.1007/978-94-017-9514-2. pp. 341-356.
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Additional Information

  • Reviewer - PLOS One, Journal of Royal Society Interface, Systems and Synthetic Biology, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Protein and Peptide Letters, Protein Expression & Purification, Annals of Clinical Microbiology & Antimicrobials, British Biotechnology Journal, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, Aquaculture Research, African Journal of Biotechnology, African Journal of Microbiology Research, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Chemical Biology & Drug Design.

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