Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Dr. Hemant Sood

Dr. Hemant Sood
Associate Professor
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hemant6sood@gmail.com, hemant.sood@juit.ac.in
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Biography :

My research is focused on various aspects of plant tissue culture, be it development of micropropagation technologies for different plant species, selection of genetically superior cell lines for various traits, optimization of tissue culture protocols for use in genetic transformation, development of cell culture technologies for production of phytopharmaceuticals in high value medicinal plants. I was conferred with Indian Science Congress Young Scientist Award in 2011 for my Phd research work.I have developed  successful micropropagation technology in my lab for 16 different plant species and others are in progress. I am presently focusing on sharing these developed technologies for endangered plants with farmers for improving their socio economic status. I have 03 granted Patent as lead inventor from Govt.of India in my credit. I was awarded with International Scholarship by the Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs which was availed at  The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Area of specialization:

Plant Biotechnology (Plant tissue culture and In vitro production of phytochemicals) and Intellectual property rights.

Proposed Project Topics:

1. Micropropagation of Endangered and Elite Plants

2. Production of Bioactive Phytochemicals by Cell and Tissue Culture

3. Propagation of Medicinal Plants/Herbs in Hydroponics systems

Granted Patent:

1. Hemant Sood and RS Chauhan . Patent Application No. 163/DEL/2009 filed in India on “A process of enriching the amount of medicinal compound, Picroside-1 in shoots of medicinal herb, Picrorhiza kurroa”. Publication Date: (06/08/2010). Journal No.-32/2010 granted by Govt. of India with Patent No. 295996 on 23rd April,2018

2. Hemant Sood, Varun Kumar and RS Chauhan (2012). Patent Application No. 551/DEL/2012 filed   in India on “Isolation and purification of Picroside-I and Picroside-II”. Publication Date: 14/02/2014. Journal No. - 07/2014 granted by Govt. of India with Patent No. 327618 on 18th Dec,2019.

3. Hemant Sood, S Gulati, S Bakshi, BS Sandhu,V Kumar and RS Chauhan (2013). Patent application No.362/DEL/2013. A Process of Preparation of Nutrient Medium Useful in Enriching Medicinal Constituents in Shoot Cultures of Swertiya Chirayita Publication Date: 29/08/2014. Granted by Govt. of India with Patent No.339128 on 23rd  June 2020.

Published Patent Application

1. Sharma Shivam, Hemant Sood and RS Chauhan (2012). Patent Application No. 1631/DEL/2012 “INDITECH - A NOVEL BIOREACTOR” Publication Date: 25/07/2014 Journal No. 29545

Author Publication Profile:
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Conference(s) :
  • Hemant Sood (2022). Screening of phytochemicals in shoot cultures of endangered herb Gentiana kurroo Royle.. Proceedings of the International Conference on Revolutionizing Agricultural Innovations towards social sustainability [Maejo University, Chiang Mai, Thailand : 4 – 8 July, 2022 ], pp.1-14.. Google Citation
  • Hemant Sood (2022). Production of Medicinal Compounds from Endangered and Commercially Important Medicinal Plants of Himalayas Through Cell and Tissue Culture Technology in Picrorhiza kurroa for Herbal Industry. Proceedings of the Global Conference on Plant Science and Agricultural Research [2nd : Iris Scientific Group in Rome, Italy : 24-26th Mrach, 2022 ], pp.1-10.. Google Citation
  • Ankush Verma, Utkarsha Shrivastva, Hemant Sood (2021). Effect of different culture conditions for propagation and organic components on hardening of medicinal herb Valeriana jatamansi. Proceedings of the International (Online) Conference Agriculture, Biological and Life Sciences (ICABLS-2021 [Vidya Kutir Foundation, New Delhi, India : 25 th -26 th September,2021], pp.132-.. Google Citation
  • Sunainy Ajrawat, Chhavi Thakur, Hemant Sood (2021). In silico profiling of bioactive compounds of Bauhinia variegata and exploring its pharmacological properties. Proceedings of the International Conference Sustainable Asias Problems & Prospects . [SSIMPT,Raipur and The Progress:Sri Aurobindo Yoga & Knowledge Foundation, India : March 15th 2021], pp.9-.. Google Citation
  • Rolika Gupta, Hemant Sood (2021). Biosynthesis and accumulation of mangiferin and amarogentin in different developmental phases of in vitro grown Swertia chirayita. Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioenergy, Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST2021&ICONBIO) [5th : Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India : January 29-30, 2021], pp.26-.. Google Citation
  • Khushi Maheshwari, Yukti, Hemant Sood (2020). Effect of homemade biocompost and bioenzyme on exotic vegetables.. Proceedings of the International Conference of innovations in Biotechnology and Life Sciences(ICIBLS2020) [Department of Biotechnology, Delhi Technical University. : 18-20 December,2020], pp.107-.. Google Citation
  • Rolika Gupta, Deepak Sharma, Hemant Sood (2020). Micropropagation of critically endangered herb of Himlayan region: Trillium govanianum for in vitro shoot proliferation and production of Diosgenin.. Proceedings of the International Conference on Integrated Interdisciplinary Innovations in Engineering (ICIIIE 2020) [University Institute of Engineering &Technology (UIET), Panjab University, Chandigarh : 28th 30th August ,2020. ], pp.ID-12 -. [SCOPUS]. Google Citation
  • B Soumya, Arush ,Rolika, Hemant Sood (2020). Propagation and Hardening of Ornamental and Commercially Important Plants via Hydroponic System. Proceedings of the International E- Conference on Frontiers in Industrial Biotechnology [St Josephs College of Engineering, Chennai : 27th 29th July ,2020], pp.36-.. Google Citation
  • Utkarsha Shrivastva, Hemant Sood (2020). Evaluation of plant extracts as possible phytotherapeutics for the treatment of asthma-Areview. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Biosciences and Biotechnology [Department of Biotechnology,JIIT,Noida, : 30th January-1st Feb,2020.], pp.ICABB_066-.. Google Citation
  • Dhruvika, Rimjhim, Rolika, Hemant Sood (2020). Cryopreservation and regeneration of Picrorhiza kurroa.. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Biosciences and Biotechnology [Department of Biotechnology,JIIT,Noida, : 30th January-1st Feb,2020.], pp.ICABB_076 -.. Google Citation
  • Kiritka Thakur,Payal Thakur, Hemant Sood (2019). Optimization of Culture Conditions in Different Hydroponic Systems for Propagating and Hardening of in vitro grown medicinal plants.. Proceedings of the National Seminar on Strategies for Conservation & Sustained utilization for Biodiversityutilization for Biodiversity organized by Department of BT, School of Applied and Life sciences,Uttaranchal Univ.,Dehradun and Uttrakhand Science Education and Research Centre, DST( Government Of Uttarakhand) [Department of BT, School of Applied and Life sciences,Uttaranchal Univ.,Dehradun and Uttrakhand Science Education and Research Centre, DST( Government Of Uttarakhand) : 18th -19th Oct,2019], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Hemant Sood (2019). Biosynthesis and accumulation of medicinal compounds in different development stages of Swertia chirayita the endangered medicinal herb of Himalyas. Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Trends in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics [Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat : 1-3 August, 2019], pp.49p-.. Google Citation
  • Hemant Sood, Satyam Singh, Rhythm Sharma and Rolika Gupta (2019). Effect of Polychromatic Light Emitting Diodes on micropropagated shoots and metabolite production in Swertia chirayita. Proceedings of the 2nd Global Conference on Plant Science and Microbiology Ecology organized by SCIENT GLOBAL CONFERENCES, at Dubai ,UAE [ Dubai ,UAE : 14th October -16th Oct.,2019], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Saveena Solanki, Anubhavi Singh, Hemant Sood (2018). GC Analysis of Invitro Developed Shoots of Stevia Rebaudiana Through Rapid Tissue Culture. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Horizons in Green Chemistry & Technology (ICGCT) 2018 [ : 27-28 November, 2018], pp.25-.. Google Citation
  • Kritika Thakur, Payal Thakur, Hemant Sood (2018). Hardening of Tissue Cultured Plants via Hydroponics System : An Alternative and Rapid Methodology . Proceedings of the International Conference on New Horizons in Green Chemistry & Technology [Uttaranchal college of Applied and Life Sciences, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun : 27-28 November, 2018], pp.19-.. Google Citation
  • Saveena, Rolika Gupta, Anubhavi Singh, Hemant Sood (2018). Effect of growth hormones on in vitro propagation and secondary metabolite production in Stevia rebudiana . Proceedings of the International Conference on New Horizons in Green Chemistry & Technology [Uttaranchal college of Applied and Life Sciences, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun : 27-28 November, 2018], pp.22-.. Google Citation
  • Archit Pundir, Anaida kad, Himanshi Mehta, Hemant Sood (2018). Effect of electricity on the morphological as pects and metabolite production in Rhodiola imbricata (Poster). Proceedings of the National Symposium on Current Trends and future prospects in Biotechnology (BIOCAMP 2018) [Department of Biotechnology,Panjab University,Chandigarh : 01-02 November, 2018], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Payal Kotvi, Rhythem Sharma, Satyam Singh, Hemant Sood (2017). Gentipicroside Elicitation in Shoot Cultures of Gentiana kurroo and Swertia chirayita with Molecular Authentication.. Proceedings of the Proceedings for the International Conference on Biotechnology And Biomedicine [National Institute for Engineering and Research Hyderabad : 13 August, 2017 ], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Payal Kotvi, Enesh, Shivam Sharma, Hemant Sood (2016). Artifical seed production of Gentiana kurroo Royle. Proceedings of the International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioinformatics [3 : Pune, India : 5-7 February, 2016], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Padhan Jibesh Kumar, Varun Kumar, Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2014). Expression profiling of swertiamarin and amarogentin biosynthetic pathway genes in an endangered medicinal herb, Swertia chirayita (Roxb. Ex Fleming) H. Karst. Proceedings of the National Symposium on Advances in Biotechnology for Crop Improvement [Baru Sahib, HP : 12 July, 2014], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Kumar Pawan, Tarun Pal, Varun Jaiswal, Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2014). Computational mining of transcriptomes for transcription factors controlling various biological processes in Podophyllum spp.. Proceedings of the International Conference on Agricultural & Horticultural Sciences [2nd : Hyderabad, India : February 03-05, 2014], pp.297-.. Google Citation
  • Preeti Kaura, Leena Chopra, Rajinder S. Chauhan, Hemant Sood (2013). Rapid micropropagation strategy of medicinally important and endangered herb Gentiana kurroo. Proceedings of the National Symposium on Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology for Food and Nutritional Security [XXXIV Annual Meeting of Plant Tissue Culture Association. : CFTRI Mysore, India : March 11-12, 2013], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Shivam Sharma, Rajinder S. Chauhan, Hemant Sood (2013). Inditech bioreactor- An indigenous and novel approach towards plant cell and tissue culture. Proceedings of the International Conference on advances in Biotechnology and Patenting [Bhartidasan University, School of Biotechnology and School of Chemistry, Tiruchirappalli (Tamil Nadu), India : February 18-21, 2013], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Paras Pirta, Disha Kalia, Jasleen Kaur, Rajinder S. Chauhan, Hemant Sood (2013). Micropropgation of Betula utilis for large-scale multiplication and conservation through seed cultures. Proceedings of the National Symposium on Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology for Food and Nutritional Security,XXXIV Annual Meeting of Plant Tissue Culture Association (India), [CFTRI Mysore, India. : March 11-12, 2013], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Pooja Tandon, Rajinder S. Chauhan, Hemant Sood (2013). In vitro propagation and microtuberization of commercially important cultivar (Kufri Jyoti) of Solanum tuberosum. Proceedings of the International conference on environment, health and industrial biotechnology . (Biosangam-2013) [MNNIT, Allahabad, India. : November 21-23, 2013], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Anamika Chatterjee, Shivani Verma, Rajinder S. Chauhan, Hemant Sood (2013). Dynamism of Picroside-1 production in in vitro grown developmental stages of Picrorhiza scrophulariiflora . Proceedings of the International conference on environment, health and industrial biotechnology . (Biosangam-2013) [MNNIT, Allahabad, India. : November 21-23, 2013], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Jasleen kaur Ahuja, Disha Kalia, Paras Pirta, Rajinder S. Chauhan, Hemant Sood (2013). Optimization of culture conditions and metabolite production from superior strains of Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex Benth. Proceedings of the International conference on environment, health and industrial biotechnology . (Biosangam-2013). [MNNIT, Allahabad, India. : November 21-23, 2013], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Saurabh Pandit, Kirti Shitiz, Rajinder S. Chauhan, Hemant Sood (2012). Growth and Developmental Status of an Endangered Medicinal Herb(Picrorhiza kurroa) Influences Differential Biosynthesis andAccumulation of Major Chemical Constituents (Picroside-I andPicroside-II).. Proceedings of the International conference in biochemistry, biosciences and biotechnology [World Academy of Science Engineering and Technology .Venice, Italy : April 11-13, 2012], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Bhupinder Singh Sandhu, Hemant Sood, Sneha Gulati, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2012). In vitro multiplication and production of picrosides by using elicitors in endangered medicinal herb Picrorhiza scrophulariiflora.. Proceedings of the International conference on Sustainable Agriculture for Food and Livelihood Security. The Crop Improvement Society of India [PAU, Ludhiana, India. : November 27-29, 2012], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sanya Bakshi, Sneha Gulati, Bhupinder Singh Sandhu , Pooja Tandon, Varun Kumar, Rajinder S. Chauhan, Hemant Sood (2012). Large-scale invitro multiplication of critically endangered herb Swertia chirayita in suspension cultures(Poster). Proceedings of the National Seminar on Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture: Emerging Trends [Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. : March 10-11, 2012.], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Hemant Sood, Pooja Tandon, Eva Ahuja, Shalki Shabnam, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2011). Optimization of in vitro liquid cultures for large scale production of commercially important Cymbidium species. Proceedings of the National Confrenec on Orchids in India: Diversity, Characterization and Resource Developmnet for Community Livelihood & Orchid Show [National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, : December 21-23, 2011], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Bhatt Anu, Shubi Kansal, Rajinder S. Chauhan, Hemant Sood (2011). Cost-effective procedure for micropropagation of commercially important apple root stocks. . Proceedings of the International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT-2011) [NIIST,CSIR,Trivandrum, India : November 21-24, 2011], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Kaur Navneet, Anu Bhatt, Rajinder S. Chauhan, Hemant Sood (2011). Optimization of culture conditions for the microrpropagation of medicinally important herb Swertiya chirayita . Proceedings of the International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT-2011) [NIIST,CSIR,Trivandrum, India : November 21-24, 2011.], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sandhu B Singh, Taru Prasad, Sanya Bakshi, Sneha Gulati, Rajinder S. Chauhan, Hemant Sood (2011). Use of biotic and abiotic elicitors for the in vitro production of picrosides in Picrorhiza kurroa. . Proceedings of the International conference on New Horizons In Biotechnology [8th Convention Of The Biotech Research Society, India (NHBT-2011). : NIIST, CSIR,Trivandrum, India. : November 21-24, 2011], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Ashish R Warghat, Prabodh K Bajpai, Ashutosh Murkute, Hemant Sood, R B Srivastva (2011). Morphometirc and genetic divergence among populations of Dactylorhiza hatagirea (Orchidaceae),a terrestrial orchid in the Himalayan regions of India.. Proceedings of the World Orchid Conference [20th : Singapore : November 13-20, 2011], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Ashish R Warghat, Prabodh K Bajpai, Ashutosh Murkute, Hemant Sood, R B Srivastva (2011). Morhological and Molecular differentiation among populations of Dactylorhiza hatagirea (orchidaceae),a critically endangered orchid in trans Himalaya. . Proceedings of the Internation Symposium on Genomics and Biodiversity [15th Adnat Convention : CCMB, Hyderabad, India : February 23-24, 2011], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Taru Prasad, Zain Taha, Rajinder S. Chauhan, Hemant Sood (2011). Improvising procedures of micropropagation of Gerbera jamesonii for cost effectiveness and their commercial production.. Proceedings of the National Conference on Converging Technologies beyond 2020 [Kurukshetra University, India. : April 6-7, 2011. ], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Saurabh Pandit, Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2011). Biology of biosynthesis and accumulation of major chemical constituents in an endangered medicinal herb, PicrorhizakurroaRoyle ex Benth. Proceedings of the International conference on emerging trends on food and health security in cold desert [DIHAR, DRDO, Leh-Ladakh, India : September 23-25, 2011], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • S. Sharma, Hemant Sood, A. Mathur, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2010). Optimization of bioreactor parameters for in vitro production of medicinal compunds in shoot cultures of an endangered medicinal herb, Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex Benth. . Proceedings of the National Symposium on Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture: The Present Scenario & XXXI Annual Meeting of Plant Tissue Culture Association [CAS,Dept of Botany, University of Kolkata,India : March 3-5, 2010], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2009). Comparative genomics of terpenoid pathway genes for understanding molecular biology of picrosides biosynthesis in an endangered medicinal herb,P. kurroa. . Proceedings of the Plant and Animal Genomes XVII [Town and Country Convention Centre San Diego, CA : ], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2008). Optimization of conditions for upscaling tissue culture production process for an endangered medicinal, Picrorhiza kurroa.. Proceedings of the International Conference on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology [Dept. of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India. : October 19-21, 2008], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2008). Development of cost -effective microrpropagation technology for an endangered herb (Picrorhiza kurroa) of North -Western Himalayas. . Proceedings of the International Conference on Novel Approaches for Food and Health Security in High Altitudes [DIHAR, DRDO, Leh-Ladakh, India : September 07-10, 2011], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2008). Callus induction and regeneration from different explants of a medicinal herb (Picrorhiza kurroa), for utilization in cell line selection. Proceedings of the International Conference on Novel Approaches for Food and Health Security in High Altitudes [DIHAR, DRDO, Leh-Ladakh, India : September 7-10, 2008], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2008). Optimization of tissue culture conditions for conservation of an endangered medicinal herb (Picrorhiza kurroa) of North-Western Himalayas. Proceedings of the International Society of BioTechnology [Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT), Majitar,Gangtok, SIKKIM, India : December 28-30, 2008], pp.-.. Google Citation