Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Dr. Hemant Sood

Dr. Hemant Sood
Associate Professor
(91-1792-239274)
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

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

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Abstract/ Poster Presentations/ Invited Lectures in Conferences :
  • Neha Sharma, Rajinder S. Chauhan, Hemant Sood (2014). Seaweed Extract an Effective Alternative of ggrowth Hormones for Mass Propagation and Enhanced Secondary Metabolite Production in Picrorhiza spp.. Proceedings of the Proceedings of International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology [Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India : 6-9 November], pp.138-.. Google Citation
  • Paras Pirta, Enesh Vashist, Shivam Sharma, Chaynika kapoor, Rajinder S. Chauhan, Hemant Sood (2014). Production and Elicitation of Medicinal Compounds in in Vitro Grown Plants of Gentiana Kurroo: an endangered herb. Proceedings of the International Conference on agriculture, forestry, horticulture, aquaculture, animal science, food technology, biodiversity and climate change: Sustainable approaches [Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India : 30-31 August], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Jibesh Kumar Padhan, Varun Kumar, Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2014). Mangiferin biosynthesis in Swertia chirayita is correlated to elevated expression of phenylpropanoid pathway genes. Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology [New Delhi, India : 6-9 November 2014], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Nikhil Malhotra, Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2014). Molecular cloning and in silico analysis of HMGR and DXPS promoters in Aconitum heterophyllum Wall. Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology [New Delhi, India : 6-9 November 2014], pp.F38-F39.. Google Citation
  • Kirti Shitiz, Varun Kumar, Tarun Pal, Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2014). Transcript profiles of phenylpropanoid pathway genes vis-a-vis picrosides content in an endangered medicinal herb Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex. Benth. Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology [New Delhi, India : 6-9 November 2014], pp.F5-F6.. Google Citation
  • Pawan Kumar, Neha Sharma, Tarun Pal, Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2014). Molecular components control podophyllotoxin biosynthesis in Podophyllum hexandrum: A medicinal herb of North-Western Himalayas. Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology [New Delhi, India : 6-9 November 2014], pp.14-.. Google Citation
  • Shitiz Kirti, Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2014). Mining simple sequence repeats (SSRs) in Picrorhiza kurroa transcriptomes and assessment of genetic diversity vis-à-vis picrosides content. Proceedings of the National Symposium on Advances in Biotechnology for Crop Improvement [Badu Sahib, HP : 12 July, 2014], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Kumar Pawan, Neha Sharma, Tarun Pal, Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2014). Differential expression analysis of phenylpropanoid pathway genes controlling podophyllotoxin biosynthesis in Podophyllum hexandrum: A medicinal herb of North-Western Himalayas. Proceedings of the National Symposium on Advances in Biotechnology for Crop Improvement [Badu Sahib, HP : 12 July, 2014], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sharma Neha, Pawan Kumar,Tarun Pal, Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2014). In-vitro conservation and SSR fingerprinting in Podophyllum hexandrum Royle accession from North-Western Himalayas. Proceedings of the National Symposium on Advances in Biotechnology for Crop Improvement [Badu Sahib, HP : 12 July, 2014], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Malhotra Nikhil, Hemant Sood, Rajinder S. Chauhan (2014). Aconites biosynthesis recruits both MVA and MEP pathways of isoprenogenesis in Aconitum heterophyllum Wall. Proceedings of the National Symposium on Advances in Biotechnology for Crop Improvement [Baru Sahi, HP : 12 July, 2014], pp.36-37.. Google Citation