School of Genetic Engineering

Dr. Anil Kumar Singh

Head I/C & SGE

Email: anils13@gmail.com anil.singh12@icar.gov.in

Mandate:

Genetic Improvement of Plant, Animal and Fish using Genome Editing, Intragenic and Transgenic Approaches.

Thrust Areas:

          • Development of Highly Efficient Transformation methods for Recalcitrant Species
          • Identification, Characterization and Deployment of Novel Genes and Promoters for Developing Plant, Animal and Fish with:
            • Enhanced Stress/Disease Resistance
            • Improved Nutritional Quality
            • Higher Resource-Use-Efficiency
          • Development of Transgene-free mutants of important Plant, Animal, and Fish using CRISPR/CAS9 technology.

 

Institute Projects:

Ongoing Research Projects

Principal

Investigator

Co-Principal Investigator(s)

Genomics and Bioinformatics

Identification and characterization of drought-responsive genes of wild chickpea (Cicer  microphyllum)

Dr. Anil K. Singh

Dr. V.P. Bhadana

Identification of genes/QTLs for heat tolerance in lentil

Dr. Anil K. Singh

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Understanding the mechanisms of aluminum (Al) toxicity tolerance in horse gram, chickpea and finger millet.

Dr. Anil K. Singh

Dr. S.K. Bishi

Dr. Avinash Pandey

Dr. Sudhir Kumar

Dr. Madan Kumar

Molecular characterization of the Major Histocompatibility  Complex (MHC) genes of indigenous pig (Sus scrofa)

Dr. S. Naskar

Dr. Anil K Singh

Dr. Sanjay K Gupta

Dr. V.P. Bhadana

Dr. Santanu Banik (ICAR-NRC on Pig, Guwahati)

Dr. Pranab J Das (ICAR-NRC on Pig, Guwahati)

Externally Funded Projects

Ongoing

Project Title

Funding Agency

Principal

Investigator

Co-Principal Investigator(s)

Exploring cell surface biomarkers of cattle spermatozoa for sex-specific segregation through proteomic and genomic approach

SERB, DST

Dr. Soumen Naskar

 

Quantitative Proteomics and Phosphoproteomics to understand drought stress perception and response in lentil (Lens culinaris)”.

DBT, GoI

Dr. Ragini Sinha

Dr. Anil K. Singh (Mentor)

Enhancing food, nutritional and livelihood security of marginal and small farmers in Jharkhand through need based agricultural technologies

ICAR

Dr. Bikash  Das (ICAR-RCER FSRCHPR, Plandu, Ranchi)

Dr. Soumen Naskar,

Dr. Sanjay K Gupta

(Cooperating Centre)

Concluded

Project Title

Funding Agency

Principal

Investigator

Co-Principal Investigator (s)

Identification and characterization of multiple stress responsive WRKY transcription factors in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)

SERB, DST

Dr. Anil K. Singh

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Screening of various lentil (Lens culinaris L.) genotypes for drought tolerance using physiological and molecular approaches.

SERB, DST

Dr. Ragini Sinha

Dr. Anil K. Singh (Mentor)

Characterization of molecular marker(s) associated with X- and/or Y-chromosome bearing spermatozoa in cattle

SERB, DST

Dr. Laxmi Vandana Rongala

Dr. Soumen Naskar (Mentor)

Quantitative proteomics and phosphoproteomics to understand drought stress perception and response in contrasting genotypes of horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum)

DST, GoI

Dr. Ragini Sinha

Dr. Anil K. Singh (Mentor)

Inter-institutional Project

Project TitleFunding AgencyPrincipal InvestigatorCo-Principal Investigator (s)
Understanding the molecular regulatory mechanism of interaction of Finger millet with blast pathogen Pyricularia grisea.ICAR-IIAB, Ranchi and ICAR-NIBSM, RaipurDr. Anil K. Singh, ICAR-IIAB, RanchiDr. S.K. Jain (ICAR-NIBSM, Raipur) Dr. Avinash Pandey, Dr. Sudhir Kumar (ICAR-IIAB, Ranchi)

At present, the Institute is offering following academic programme in collaboration with Post Graduate School, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi:

Masters Programme (M.Sc.) in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

System of Admission

(i) M.Sc. degree course: Entrance examination for admission to M.Sc. degree course at ICAR-IIAB is undertaken by the Education Division of ICAR and on the basis of the merit, the ICAR finalizes the admission for M.Sc. degree course.

Molecular Biology Laboratories:

Equipped with PCR machines, Real-time PCR, 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-D GE), FT-IR spectrometer, Refrigerated centrifuge, Refrigerated circulating waterbath, Gel documentation system, Mili Q water purification system, Ultradeep freezer (-80 degree C), Deep freezer (-20 degree C), Incubator shaker, ELISA reader, Micro-volume spectrophotometer, Spectrophotometer, Gel electrophoresis, Laminar air-flow chamber, Autoclave, Leaf area meter, Stereozoom microscope, Compound microscope etc.

Plant Tissue Culture facility:

Equipped with fully automatic controlled culture room, Laminar air flow, Hot air oven, Autovlave, Plant growth chamber, Microbalance, pH meter etc.

Dr. Anil Kumar Singh

Dr. Anil Kumar Singh

Designation : Sr. Scientist (Agril. Biotechnology)

Major Research Area :

My research interests focus on understanding the regulation of plan...

Email : anils13@gmail.com, anil.singh12@icar.gov.in
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Dr. Soumen Naskar

Dr. Soumen Naskar

Designation : Sr. Scientist (Agril. Biotechnology)

Major Research Area :

I have a varied research interest covering population genetics, imm...

Email : Soumen.Naskar@icar.gov.in
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Sh. Shambhu Krishan Lal

Sh. Shambhu Krishan Lal

Designation : Scientist (Agricultural Biotechnology)

Major Research Area : Genetic engineering for enhancing nitrogen and phosphorus use efficien...

Email : shambhumku@gmail.com, shambhu.lal@icar.gov.in
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