Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Dr. Jata Shankar

Dr. Jata Shankar
Associate Professor
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Biography :

M. Sc. (Through JNU, Delhi, Combined Test) from Calicut University, Calicut, Kerala (1999-2001).
Ph. D. from Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology-IGIB, (CSIR) and Jamia Millia Islamia-Central University, New Delhi (2001-2006).
Post-doctoral Research Scholar (2007-2012) at Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine School of Medicine Stanford University and California Institute for Medical Research, California, USA.
Assistant Professor (Regular appointment), Department of Biotechnology GGV-Central University, Bilaspur (C.G.) India (2012- 2013).
Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, Himanchal Pradesh (Present).
Currently working on Aspergillus-host interaction using genomic approaches, role hormone on fungal pathogenesis and secondary metabolite products.

Field(s) of Specialization:
Molecular Biology of Fungi,
Functional Genomics of Microbes (Infectious agents),
Structural and functional analysis of proteins,
Impact of mycotoxin on health

Major Project Research Area:
1. Occurrence and screening of fungal pathogens associated with main crops of Himachal Pradesh
2. In Silico study pf phytochemicals to study the interaction of covid 19 protein with drugs, vitamins, etc
3. Impact of SNPs on Cancer cells
4. Role of gut mycobiome at the interface of human health
5. Impact of mycotoxin on health

Book Chapter(s) :
  • Shraddha Tiwari, Jata Shankar (2018). Hsp70 in Fungi: Evolution, Function and Vaccine Candidate. In Dr. Alexzander A. A. Asea & Dr. Punit Kaur, HSP70 in Human Diseases and Disorders (14, pp. 381-400). Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature: Springer, Cham. [ISBN : 978-3-319-89550-5] . Google Search
  • Ankita Srivastava, Saurabh Bansal, Jata Shankar (2017). Developments and Diversity of Proteins and Enzymes. In Vipin Chandra Kalia, Adesh Kumar Saini, Strategies for Metabolic Engineering in Bioactive Compounds and Processes (pp. 11-48). Singapore: Springer. [ISBN : 9789811055119] . Google Search
  • Srivastava A., Bansal S., Jata Shankar (2017). Developments and Diversity of Proteins and Enzymes. In Kalia V., Saini A., Metabolic Engineering for Bioactive Compounds (pp. 11-48). Singapore: Springer. [ISBN : 9789811055119] . Google Search
  • Thakur R., Jata Shankar (2017). Strategies for Gene Expression in Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic System. In Kalia V., Saini A., Metabolic Engineering for Bioactive Compounds (pp. 223-247). Singapore: Springer. [ISBN : 9789811055119] . Google Search
Journal(s) :
Conference(s) :
  • Jata Shankar, Raman Thakur, Shanu Hoda, Shraddha Tiwari, Pooja Vijayaraghavan (2017). Proteome profile provided molecular insight into germination of Aspergilli and biosynthesis of secondary metabolites. Proceedings of the International Congress on Analytical Proteomics (V ICAP 2017) [5th : Caparica, Portugal. : 3-6 July, 2017 ], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Shraddha Tiwari, Raman Thakur, Gunjan Goel, Jata Shankar (2016). Identification and Functional categorization of Protein Involved in Germination of Aspergillus Flavus Conidia. Proceedings of the Advances Against Aspergillosis [7th : Manchester University, Manchester UK : 3-5 March, 2016], pp.-.. Google Citation
Abstract/ Poster Presentations/ Invited Lectures in Conferences :
  • Raman, Jata Shankar (2015). Heat-shock proteins influence Aflatoxin biosynthesis in Aspergillus flavus . Proceedings of the Emerging Trends in Host-Microbe Interactions [Jalandhar, India : April 17-18, 2015], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Tarun Kumar Patel, Jata Shankar, Bhupendra N Tiwary (2014). Mosquito larvicidal potential of Aspergillus flavus against Culex quinquefasciatus and Aedes aegypti. Proceedings of the National Conference on Empowering Mankind with Microbial Technologies [55th : Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore - 641 003 : Nov 12-14, 2014], pp.-.. Google Citation