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     Namita Khanna

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - Biotechnology
Supervisor(s)  Prof Debabrata Das
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2007 :: In progress
AddressB-414, Rani laxmibai Hall of Residence, IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal - 721302
Phone03222-2813644
Emailnamitakhanna1@gmail.com
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
10ICSELa Martinere Girls College (Lucknow)1999
12ISCLa Martinere Girls College (Lucknow)2001
B.Sc.Lucknow UniversityIsabella Thorborn College (Lucknow)2005
M.Sc.Utkal UniversityUtkal University2007

Research Areas
  • Renewable energy production.
  • Focus area biohydrogen production.
  • Molecular biology, Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering
  • Synthetic biology

Skills
  • Tools and techniques of synthetic biology
  • PCR, cloning, gene expression
  • Gel Electrophoresis (agarose and polyacrylamide)
  • Western blotting and Southern blotting
  • Spectroscopy, fluorescence and atomic microscopy
  • Operation of fermenters 2 L, 10 L and 20 L
  • Operation of customised biotreactors

Awards
  • DBT JRF award (2007)
  • CSIR NET- LS (2007)
  • Gate qualified (2007)
  • Won 1st prize for state level paper presentation organised by Utkal University, Orissa (2006)
  • Recipient of E.N.Shaw scholarship for all round performance during graduation (2005).
  • Award of merit in Chemistry, Lucknow University (2005)
  • Trophy for the most promising young environmentalist by LMGC (2002).

Experience
  • Guest researcher at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (April - August, 2010)
  • Contributed towards organization of the International Workshop on Biohydrogen Production Technology (IWBT), 2008

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Junior Research fellowship, Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India (2007 - 2009)
  • Senior Research fellowship, Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India (2009 - till date)
  • Research fellowship by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) (April - September 2010)
  • Fellowship for post graduate studies by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of Ondia (2005 - 2007)

Papers Published in Journals
  • Recent developments in biological hydrogen production. by D. Das, N. Khanna, T.N. Veziroglu  Chem Indus Chem. Quaterly 14, 57-67 (2008)
  • Improvement of biohydrogen production by Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08 under regulated pH by Khanna N, Kotay SM, Gilbert JJ, Das D Journal of Biotechnology 152, 9-15 (2011)
  • Homologous over expression of FeFe hydrogenase in Enterobacter cloacae IIT BT 08 to enhance hydrogen gas production from cheese whey by Khanna N,Nag Dasgupta C,Mishra P, Das D International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36, 15573-15582 (2011)
  • Biohydrogen Production by Dark Fermentation by Khanna N, Das D Energy and Environment DOI 10.1002, wene.15 (2012)
  • Characteristics of cured and wild strains of Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08 for the improvement of biohydrogen production by Khanna N, Kumar K, Todi S, Das D International Journal of Hydrogen Energy DOI 10.1016, j.ijhydene.2012.05.051 (2012)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Amelioration of biohydrogen production by homologous over expression of FeFe hydrogenase in Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08 by N Khanna, C N Dasgupta, D Das Hydrogenase 2010 (H2ase 2010), Uppsala, Sweden P-42 (2010)
  • Studies on the effects of pH biohydrogen production by Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08 by N Khanna, SM Kotay, D Das World Hydrogen Technology Conference (WHTC), 2009 OP-12 (2009)
  • Enhancement of biohydrogen production by Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08 using biochemical and molecular approaches by N Khanna, D Das Workshop on using solar energy for the production of renewable hydrogen combined with CO2 capture, to admit global warming and energy production, NIAER, Bioforsk, Oslo, Norway OP-2 (2009)
  • Improvement of biohydrogen production by Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08 by regulation of pH by N Khanna, SM Kotay, D Das International workshop on biohydrogen production technology (IWBT), Kharagpur, West Bengal P- 14 (2008)
  • Homologous overexpression of FeFe hydrogenase in Enterobacter cloacae IIT BT 08 to enhance hydrogen gas production from cheese whey by N Khanna, CN Dasgupta, D Das NEERI, Nagpur, India. PP 12 (2010)
  • Amelioration of hydrogen production from a homologous recombinant of Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08 by N Khanna, T Heidorn, P Lindblad, D Das Asian Congress on Biotechnology Shanghai, China (2011)
  • Studies on heterologous expression of Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08 hydrogenase in cyanobacteria by N Khanna, T Heidorn, P Lindblad, D Das International workshop on use of solar energy for co2 capture, algae technology and hydrogen production, and subsequent use of algal biomass for commercial purposes, Kolkata, India OP (2011)
  • Hetrologous over-expression of FeFe hydrogenase from Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08 in cyanobacteria by N Khanna, T Heidorn, P Lindblad, D Das DOE JGI Microbial Genomics and Metagenomics DOE Joint Genome Institute Walnut Creek, (2012)

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