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Prof. Veena Agrawal

Prof.
  Professor
     Department of Botany,
University of Delhi,
Delhi 110007
 
     
+91-11-27666802
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Educational Qualifications

Ph.D.  Botany

Kurukshetra University

1982

M.Sc. (Botany)

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1977

B.Sc. (Med.)

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1975

C. C. in French

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1979

Career Profile

Univ. of Delhi    

Professor              

erstwhile UGC Research Scientist ‘C’ (Professor)                           

Nov. 2003-to till date             

Teaching & Research

 

Univ. of Delhi  

UGC Research Scientist ‘B’ (Reader)                            

Nov.1995- Nov.2003             

Teaching & Research

Univ. of Delhi  

UGC Research  Scientist ‘A’ (Lecturer)

Nov. 1990 - Nov.  1995          

Teaching & Research

Univ. of Delhi

R.A. (CSIR)                               

Feb.1986- Nov. 1990

Research & Teaching

Kurukshetra University

Pool Officer, CSIR

Feb. 1983 to Feb. 1986

Research & Teaching

Administrative Assignments

Serving as Nominated Member of various administrative committees constituted by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi w.e.f. May, 2009 to till date.

Nominated Member of Expert panel of selection committee by the Department of Higher Education Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi for selection of the candidates for foreign scholarships w.e.f. 2008 to till date.

Member of Expert panel of U.G.C., U.P.S.C (New Delhi), Central/State Universities, Council of Forest Research, Dehradun.

Member Committee of Courses and Studies in Botany, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur (Rajasthan).

Member Board of Studies in Botany, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. Member Committee of Courses, M.D. University, Rohtak (Haryana), Jan. 31, 2013 to till date.

Served as Superintendent of Examination for M.Sc. Botany during November –December, 2013.

Served as Vice-Chancellor’s Nominee for admission on Sports Category in PGDAV College, Univ. of Delhi from July 4-6, 2013.

Served as Vice-Chancellor’s Nominee for admission on Sports Category in Dayal Singh College, Univ. of Delhi from July 11-13, 2013.

Member, Delhi University Flower Show Committee (2012 to till date).

Member M.Sc. Admission Entrance Examination Committee (1999 to 2011).

Served as Member of Subcommittees for restructuring of M.Sc. and M.Phil. Courses 2005-2007 and 2009 (Semester System) at Dept. of Botany, Delhi University.

Working as observer, in the University Flying Squad Team appointed by Controller of Examination (1998- to till date).

Member Central Instruments Facilities (HPLC) Committee.

Teacher in charge Central Plant Tissue Culture Lab., Glass Houses, Deptt. of Botany (2002 to 2012).

Teacher In-charge of M.Sc. Teaching Laboratory (2009 – till date).

Member Departmental Library Committee (2001–2002; 2008 to 2011).

Member Departmental Purchase Committee for Equipment’s of Central Instrumentation Facility         (2008-to - 2011).

Served as Member Departmental Garden Committee (2001-2002)

Areas of Specialization / Interest

Plant tissue culture and biotechnology (Micropropagation and genetic transformation), evaluation, isolation and metabolic engineering of naturally occurring anticancerous, larvicidal bioactive compounds from medicinal plants, development of sex-linked molecular markers for dioecious crops, molecular basis of metal stress-induced phytotoxicity and its amelioration

Subjects Taught

Teaching Experience of 30 years at P.G. level: Courses taught at M.Sc. level: Cell biology & Plant biotechnology (plant tissue culture & genetic transformation), Archegoniatae, Biology of Bryophytes, Pteridophytes & Gymnosperms (Conifers biotechnology).

Courses taught at M.Phil. level: Topics in Experimental Embryology, Molecular Biology & Genetics.

Currently teaching  Two Courses to M.Sc. SEM-II- Plant Biotechnology and Resource Utilization,

SEM- IV- In vitro Technology and Industrial Applications.

Teaching to Ph.D. Course:

Methods for Molecular techniques and tissue culture.

Methods for Physiology and Biochemistry

Research Guidance

Guided research to 30 students (13 Ph.D. +17 M.Phil.) who have Completed their theses and obtained Degrees). Presently 6 Ph.Ds. and one DST young Scientist are working with me. Besides, more than 20 students have completed their M.Sc. dissertation under my supervision. Imparting training to M.Sc. SEM-IV students (2-3) for their dissertation, every year

Name of Candidate

Title of Ph.D. Thesis

Status

Year of Award

Vinay Shankar

Studies of abiotic stress induced physiological and biochemical changes during in vitro morphogenesis of chickpea (Cicer Arietinum L.) and their amelioration through antioxidant glutathione.

Awarded

 

2013

Kuldeep Sharma

Studies on sexual dimorphism in Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneider: Differential morphogenic behaviour and DNA fingerprinting.

Awarded

2010

Anuradha Yadav

In vitro micropropagation in six novel genotypes of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)- a recalcitrant crop.

Awarded

2010

Vibha Pandey

 

Bioprospecting of Spilanthes species-micropropagation and bioassay guided isolation of larvicidal compounds against malaria and filarial vectors.

Awarded

2010

Behrooz Mohammad Parast

In vitro evaluation of some anticancerous compounds from Psoralea corylifolia and Centella asiatica and molecular analysis of key enzyme gene (psoralen synthase) involved in psoralen synthesis.

Awarded

2010

Divya Bhatt

Genetic transformation of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L. cv. Pusa Ruby) for improved tolerance to salt stress.

Awarded

2010

Ravindra Kumar

Isolation and identification of genes involved in development and differentiation in Anthers of Nicotiana tabacum by suppression sultractive hybridization. 

Awarded

2007

Pratima Rani Sardar

In vitro morphogenic studies in two traditional medicinal taxa: Cassia angustifolia Vahl and Terminalia bellerica Roxb.

Awarded

2007

Ranjana Roy

Stress tolerance studies of three tomato cultivars and Agrobacterium mediated transformation of cultivar ‘PUSA Ruby’ with bspa gene for drought tolerance. 

Awarded

2006

Ram Singh

Effect of a Sesbania sesban var. bicolor: isolation cloning and charterization of gene coding for boiling stable protein

Awarded

2005

Shahnaz Subhan

In vitro propagation of three medicinal taxa: Centella asiatica (Linn.) Urban, Psoralea corylifolia Linn. and Vernonia anthelmintica Willd

Awarded

 

2003

Surya Prakash

In vitro morphogenic studies in Jojoba [(Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneider]

Awarded

 

2002

Gaurav Sharma

Bioprospecting of Artemisia annua L. micropropagation, bioassay driven isolation and elicitation of artemisinin effective against vectors of malaria, filarial, dengue and Japanese encephalitis.

Thesis Submitted in June,2013

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Siva P.K. Chetri

In vitro strategies for enhanced production of anticancerous compounds, Sennoside A and B from Cassia angustifolia and cloning of isochorismate gene involved in anthraquinone biosynthesis

On going

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Monika Heikrujam 

Molecular and biochemical aspects of somatic embryogenesis in leguminous plants and molecular marker assisted selection of male and female plants in jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneider): a dioecious and an oil yielding crop.

On going

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Himanshi Kapoor

Biochemical and functional studies of some medicinal plants in relation to cancer or neurological disorders.

On going

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Rajeshwari Nanda

In vitro studies on abiotic stress in economically important plants.

On going

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Dinesh Kumar

In vitro morphogenesis and phytochemical analysis of bioactive compounds from some anticancerous plants.

On going

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Upasana Sharma

Biotechnological and biochemical aspects of some endangered medicinal plants.

On going

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M.Phil.  17 (All have been awarded degree by Delhi Univ.)

Name of Candidate

Title of M. Phil. Dissertation

Status

Year of Award

Saransh Gupta

Biotechnological approaches for elicitation of bioactive compounds: Establishment and optimization of hairy root culture for enhanced production of artemisinin in A. annua L. 

Awarded

2013

Mohd. Razaq

In vitro morphogenic, biochemical and molecular diversity of antimalarial plant Spilanthes spp.

Awarded  

2012

Prince Chaubey

In vitro studies on Jatropha curcas, an important biodiesel crop. 

Awarded  

2012

Veena T.

Study of plant metabolomics and impact of heavy metal stress on in vitro regeneration in a medicinal herb Spilanthescalva L.

Awarded

2009

Vibha Aggrawal

Biotechnological aspects of Stevia rebaudiana (an antidiabetic plant): Mass production and Impact of heavy  metal stress

Awarded

2008

Siva P. K. Chetri

In vitro studies on Tephrosia purpurea and its bioefficacy against Spodoptera litura, a polyphagous pest.

Awarded

2007

Satish Kumar

Effect of metal stress on in vitro regeneration of  traditional medicinal taxon Cassia angustifolia (Senna)

Awarded

2007

Deepak Bhardwaj

Studies on abiotic stress: effect of NaCl, sorbitol, drought and ABA on seed germination and protein profiles of a desert legume- Tephrosia purpurea Pers.

Awarded

2006

Mukesh Kumar

Effect of salt stress on in vitro morphogenesis of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Genotypes.

Awarded

2005

Sheetal Sharma

Micropropagation of Arnica Montana L.: A medicinally valuable endangered plant.

Awarded

2004

Satendra Khari

Effect of some Heavy Metals on in vitro morphogenesis and Psoralen content in Psoralea corylifolia L.: An endangered medicinal legume

Awarded

2004

Anuradha Yadav

In vitro plantlet regeneration in a drought tolerant variety BGD 72 of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

Awarded

2003

Kuldeep Sharma

Influence of Heavy Metals on in vitro morphogenesis in Holarrhena antidysenterica (L.) Wall. Tree.

Awarded

2003

Rajni Goswami

In vitro morphogenic studies in Cinnamomum camphora (L.) Ness & Eberm. Tree: A potential source of camphor

Awarded

2002

Ravindra Kumar

In vitro morphogenesis and protein profile of differentiating and non differentiating tissues of Holarrhena antidysenterica (L.) Wall Tree

Awarded

2002

Vikrant Nain

Somatic embryogenesis in jojoba [Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schinder] - A potential source of liquid wax.

Awarded

2000

Kumar Ji Rout

Micropropagation of Indian Coral Tree Erythrina indica Lam. A multipurpose nitrogen- fixing legume

Awarded

1999

 

 

Publications Profile

Books/Monographs (Authored/Edited)

Aggarwal, Veena and S C Mahapatra, ed. 2011. Proceedings of 2nd International Symposium on Medicinal and Nutraceutical Plants. Belgium: Acta Hortic. ISHS (Accepted for Publication).
Shankar V and Veena Agrawal. 2011. In vitro mass production of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni (an antidiabetic endangered herb) & assessment of phytotoxicity of different heavy metals on stevioside synthesis. Belgium: Acta Hortic, ISHS (Accepted for Publication).

Research papers published in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals

Roy, R, V Agrawal and S C Gupta. 2011. Mannitol, PEG and NaCl induced polypeptide changes during in vitro culture of three tomato cultivars. Biologia Plantarum.
Parast, B M, S K Chetri, K Sharma and Veena Agrawal. 2011. In vitro isolation, elicitation of psoralen in callus cultures of Psoralea corylifolia and cloning of psoralen synthase gene. Pl. Physiol. Biochem DOI10.1016/j.plaphy..
Pandey, V, M Chopra and Veena Agrawal. 2011. In vitro isolation and characterization of biolarvicidal compounds from micropropagated plants of Spilanthes acmella. Parasitol. Res. 108: 297-304.
Pandey, V, G Sharma, V Shankar and Veena Agrawal. 2011. Biotechnological approaches for ex-situ conservation and evaluation of diversity of three Spilanthes spp. (S. acmella L. var. oleraceae Clarke, S calva L. and S. paniculata Wall ex DC.). Sci. Hortic (Accepted for Publication).
Kumar, R, R K Kale and Veena Agrawal. 2011. Transcriptional profilng and expression analysis of genes specifically expressed during early stage of male gametophyte development. Biol. Plant (Accepted for Publication).
Subhan, S and Veena Agrawalena. 2011. Efficient in vitro micropropagation of purple fleabane (Vernonia helmintica Willd): A multipurpose underexploited oil-yielding herb. Int. J. Pharm. Biosc.
Shankar, V, V Agrawal and Veena Agrawal. 2011. In vitro mass production and evaluation of heavy metal induced phytotoxicity in an antidiabetic herb Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. Acta. Physiol. Plant (Accepted for Publication).
Shankar, V, M Kumar and V Agrawal. 2010. Phytotoxicity of salt stress on germination and in vitro morphogenesis in four novel chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes BG-372, BG-1105, BG-2019 and BG-2024 and its reversal by using cytokinin. Newzeland J. Agricult.Sci.
Pandey, Vibha and Veena Agrawal. 2009. Efficient micropropagation protocol of Spilanthes acmella L. possessing strong antimalarial activity. In Vitro Cell Dev. Biol. Pl. 45: 491-499.
Roy, R, V Agrawal and S C Gupta . 2009. Comparison of drought-induced polyprptides and ion leakage in three tomato cultivars. Biol. Plant. 53: 685-690.
Agrawal, V and A Yadav. 2009. Effective protocol for recurrent Somatic Embryogenesis and Plantlet Regenerations in some novel Chickpea Genotypes. Acta Physiol. Plant.  :.
Sharma, K, V Agrawal, S Gupta, R Kumar and M Prasad. 2008. ISSR marked – assisted of selection male and female plants in a promising dioecious crop: jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis). Pl. Biotech. Rep. 2: 239-243.
Agrawal, Veena and P Sardar. 2007. In vitro regeneration through somatic embryogenesis and organogenesis using cotyledons of Cassia angustifolia Vahl. In Vitro Cell Dev. Biol. Pl. 43: 585-592.
Agrawal, Veena, K D Sharma, R Kumar and M Prashad. 2007. Identification of sex using RAPD marker in male and female plants of jojoba. Pl. Biotech. Rep. 1: 207-210.
Pandey, V, V Agrawal, K Raghavendra and A P Dash. 2007. Strong larvicidal activity of three species of Spilanthes (Akarkara) against malaria (Anopheles stephensi Liston, Anopheles culicifacies, species C) and filaria vector (Culex quinquefasciatus Say). Parasitol. Res. 102: 171-174.
Agrawal, Veena and A Yadav. 2006. Efficient in vitro regeneration protocol in a drought tolerant variety BGD72 of Cicer arietinum L. Indian J. Pl. Physiol. 11: 421-426.
Roy, R, R S Purty, V Agrawal and S C Gupta. 2006. Transformation of tomato cultivar ‘Pusa Ruby’ with bspA gene from Populus tremula for drought tolerance. Plant Cell Tiss. Org. Cult. 84: 55-67.
Agrawal, Veena and K D Sharma. 2006. Phytotoxic effect of Cu, Zn, Cd and Pb on in vitro regeneration and altered protein pattern of Holarrhena antidysenterica L.- an important multipurpose tree. Biol. Plant. 50: 307-310.
Roy, R, R S Purty, V Agrawal, S C Gupta. 2006. Promoterless gus gene shows leaky β-glucuronidase activity during transformation of tomato cultivar ‘Pusa Ruby’ with bspA gene for drought tolerance. Biol. Plant. 50: 352-358.
Agrawal, Veena and Pratima Sardar. 2006. In vitro propagation through leaflet and cotyledon derived callus in Senna (Cassia angustifolia)- a medicinally valuable drought resistant legume. Biol. Plant. 50: 118-122.
Purty, S R, V Agrawal, S C Gupta. 2005. Induction of a novel boiling stable protein in response to desiccation and ABA treatments in Sesbania sesban var bicolor. Biol. Plant. 49: 137-140.
Kumar, R, K Sharma and V Agrawal. 2005. In vitro clonal propagation of an important plant Holarrhena antidysenterica (L.) Wall. through nodal explants from mature tree. In Vitro Cell Dev. Biol. Pl. 41: 137-144.
Agrawal, Veena and Shahnaj Subhan. 2003. Rapid micropropagation through leaf lamina explants and protein analysis of differentiating and non-differentiating tissues in Centella asiatica. Pl. Cell. Biotech. Mol. Biol. 4: 83-90.
Agrawal, Veena and Pratima Sardar. 2003. In vitro organogenesis and histomorphological investigations in Senna (Cassia angustifolia)- a medicinally valuable shrub. Physiol. Mol. Biol. Pl. 9: 1-10.
Prakash, S, Veena Agrawal and S C Gupta. 2003. Influence of some adjuvants on in vitro clonal propagation of male and female jojoba plants. In Vitro Cell Dev. Biol. Pl. 39: 217-222.
Agrawal, Veena, S Prakash and S C Gupta. 2002. Effective protocol for in vitro shoot production through nodal explants of Simmondsia chinensis. Biol. Plant. 45: 449-453.
Kumar, Shashi, Veena Agrawal and S C Gupta. 2002. Somatic embryogenesis in the woody legume Calliandra tweedii. Pl. Cell Tiss. Organ Cult. 71: 77-80.
Gupta Veena, L C Lamba and J P Goel. 1985. Comparative study on the seed of two major pulses vis-a-vis their common adulterants. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. 95: 283-289.
Gupta, Veena and L C Lamba. 1985. Structure and development of seed in Eschscholzia california Cham. Acta bot. Indica 240-245.
Gupta, Veena and L C Lamba. 1984. Morphological and SEM investigation on the seed of Rauvolfia serpentina (L.) Benth. ex Kurz. J. Pl. Nature. 1: 54-59.
Lamba, L C and Veena Gupta. 1981. SEM study of seed surface in Argemone mexicana L. and Brassica campestris var. Brown Toria. current science. 50: 738-740.
Lamba, L C & Veena Gupta. 1981. Anatomy of circumscissile dehiscence in Plantago ovata Forsk. Curr. Sci. 50: 541-543.
Lamba, L C and Veena Gupta. 1981. Surface studies on seed coat of Argemone mexicana L. Sci. Cult. 74: 106-110.
Gupta, Veena and L C Lamba. 1981. Sclereids in the endocarp of Rauvolfia serpentina (L) Benth. ex Kurz. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. 90: 79-84.
Gupta, Veena and L C Lamba. 1980. Structure and development of pericarp stomata in Papaveraceae. J. Sci. Res. 2: 19-22.
Shankar, V, T Veena, G Sharma and Veena Agrawal. 2011. Alleviation of heavy metal stress in Spilanthes calva L (antimalarial herb) by exogenous application of glutathione. Vitro Cell Dev. Biol. Pl (Accepted for Publication).
Agrawal, Veena and S C Gupta. 1991. In vitro plantlet development from explants of 25-year-old trees of Populus x euramericana a hybrid paper. Pl. Sci. 78: 99-105.

Research papers published in Academic Journals other than Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals

Roy, R, V Agrawal and S C Gupta. 2010. In vitro phenolics exudation in Magnifera indica L. Yearly Academic Journal 86-92.
Shankar, Vinay and Veena Agrawal. 2009. Plant stem cell fate and its regulation. Botanica. 57: 38-41.
Agrawal, Veena. 1995. Transgenic Plants-Prospects and Risks. Botanica. 45: 54-58.
Goyal, J P, Veena Aggarwal, Veena Gupta and L C Lamba. 1986. Impact of air pollution on plants. Science Reporter 189-193.

Research papers published in Referred/Peer Reviewed Conferences

Agrawal, V and V Pandey. 2011. In vitro bio-control of malarial and filarial vectors using crude extract and isolated fractions of medicinal herbs (Spilanthes spp.) and characterization of the larvicidal compounds. In proceedings 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl, Nov. 25-27, 2009. AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi, 101-102 (Accepted for Publication).
Agrawal, V, B M Parast, K Sharma, and S P K Chetri. 2011. In vitro evaluation of an anticancerous compound psoralen from Psoralea corylifolia and molecular analysis of key enzyme gene (psoralen synthase).. In proceedings of the 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl , AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi (Accepted for Publication).
Agrawal, Veena, V Pandey and G Sharma. 2011. In vitro screening of bio-larvicidal compounds against malaria and filaria vectors using crude extract and isolated fractions of medicinal herbs (Spilanthes spp.) and their isolation from medicinal plants. In proceedings National Symposium on “Recent advances in plant tissue culture and biotechnological researches in india”& XXXII Annual meet of plant tissue culture association (India) M.N. Institute of Applied Sciences, Bikaner, Rajasthan, w.e.f. February, 4-6, 43.
Agrawal, V, B M Parast, K Sharma and S P K Chetri. 2010. “In vitro optimization of psoralen, an anticancerous compound from callus cultures of Psoralea corylifolia using various elicitors and isolation of key enzyme gene (psoralen synthase). In proceedings XXXI Meeting of Plant Tissue Culture Association (India) & National Symposium on Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture: The Present Scenario, Mar. 3-5, 2010. University of Calcutta, Kolkata, 100.
Kumar, R, R K Kale and Veena Agrawal. 2010. Transcriptional profiling and expression analysis of genes specifically expressed during early stage of male gametophyte development. In proceedings Int. Conf. “Molecular Aspects of plant Development”, February 23-26, 2010. Austria,University of Economics, Audi Max, Vienna.
Agrawal, Veena and S K Chetri. 2010. In vitro strategies for improved production of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants involving microbes. In proceedings Indian - German Workshop in the frame of the program "Initiation and Intensification of Bilateral Cooperation, Germany w.e.f. March 22 – 24, 2011. p 43. (Organized by Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh Together with Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)).
Agrawal, V, S K Chetri and K Sharma. 2010. Biodiversity and in vitro selection of high psoralen yielding clone of Psoralea corylifolia and its mass propagation through tissue culture. In proceedings Natal. Conf. Biodiv. Medicinal Aromatic Pl.: Collection, Charact. Utiliz, Anand, Gujarat w.e.f. Nov. 24-25, 33-34.
Yadav A and Veena Agrawal. 2009. Optimization of regeneration protocol through somatic embryogenesis in some novel Chickpea Genotypes. In proceedings Int. Conf. Curr. Trends Biotech. Implications Agri., Feb. 19-21, 2009.Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Univ. Agri. Tech., Meerut (U.P), 94.
Agrawal, V, B M Parast, K Sharma and S P K Chetri . 2009. In vitro evaluation of an anticancerous compound psoralen from Psoralea corylifolia and molecular analysis of key enzyme gene (psoralen synthase). In proceedings 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl, Nov 25-27, 2009,AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi , 67-68.
Shankar V and Veena Agrawal. 2009. In vitro mass production of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni (an antidiabetic endangered herb) and assessment of phytotoxicity of different heavy metals on stevioside synthesis. In proceedings 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl, Nov. 25-27, 2009. AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi, 57.
Agrawal Veena and K Sharma. 2009. Studies on Sexual Dimorphism in Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneider: Differential Morphogenic Behaviour and DNA Fingerprinting. In proceedings Int. Conf. Curr. Trends Biotech. Implic. Agri, Feb. 19-21, 2009. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Univ. Agri. Tech, Meerut (U.P), 76-77.
Parast, B M, S Singh and Veena Agrawal. 2009. In vitro studies on abiotic stress in Psoralea corylifolia: Metal stress induced changes in morphogenesis and up regulation of psoralen synthesis. In proceedings Int. Conf. Curr. Trends Biotech, Feb. 19-21, 2009. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Univ. Agri. Tech., Meerut (U.P), 95.
Sharma, G and Veena Agrawal. 2009. Evaluation of morphogenic diversity and development of efficient micropropagation protocols in three novel clones, EC-415012, EC-415013 and EC-353508 of Artemisia annua L Int. Conf. Curr. In proceedings Implications Agri, 19-21, Feb., 2009. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Univ. Agri. Tech., Meerut (U.P), 116.
Shankar, V and Veena Agrawal. 2009. In Vitro regeneration and Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation in two elite Genotypes BG 372 and BG 256 of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) using drought tolerant DREB1A Gene and Stress-Inducible rd29A promoter. In proceedings Int. Conf. Curr. Trends Biotech, 19-21, Feb, 2009. Vallabhbhai Patel Univ. Agri. Tech., Meerut (U.P) , 118.
Agrawal, V, and V Pandey. 2009. In vitro bio-control of malarial and filarial vectors using crude extract and isolated fractions of medicinal herbs (Spilanthes spp.) and characterization of the larvicidal compounds). In proceedings of the 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl.,  AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi.
Parast, B M and Veena Agrawal. 2008. Evaluation of an anticancerous compound, psoralen from in vivo and in vitro nodal explants of Psoralea corylifolia exposed to heavy metal stress. In proceedings All India Bot. Conf. Int. Symp. Pl. Biol. Environ.: Changing Scenario, 17-19, December, 2008. Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, 99.
Chetri, S P K and Veena Agrawal. 2008. Micropropagation in an insecticidal plant Tephrosia purpurea Pers and its bioefficacy against Spodoptera litura (Fabr.), a polyphagous pest. In proceedings All India Bot. Conf. Int. Symp. Pl. Biol.Environ. Changing Scenario, 17-19 December, 2008. Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, 99.
Parast, B M, S Singh and Veena Agrawal. 2008. Impact of plant biotechnology on production of secondary metabolites: In vitro isolation and optimization of psoralen in Psoralea corylifolia. In proceedings First Indo-Danish DU-SDU Seminar Emerg. Trends Interfacial Areas Chem. Biol. Envirn. Sci, 17-18, March,2008.Conf. Centre, Univ. Delhi, Delhi.,  .
Pandey, V, and Veena Agrawal. 2008. In vitro development of herbal technology for biocontrol of malaria and filarial vectors. In proceedings First Indo-Danish DU-SDU Seminar Emerg. Trends Interfacial Areas Chem. Biol. Envirn. Sci,  17-18, March, 2008.Conf. Centre, Univ. Delhi, Delhi.
Agrawal, V, V Pandey and Veena Agrawal. 2008. Biotechnological aspects of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni (an antidiabetic herb): ex-situ conservation and optimization of steviol glycosides production. In proceedings First Indo-Danish DU-SDU Seminar Emerg. Trends Interfacial Areas Chem. Biol. Envirn. Sci, Mar. 17-18, 2008. Conf. Centre, Univ. Delhi, Delhi.
Shankar, V and Veena Agrawal. 2008. Impact of NaCl salt stress and its reversal by BA on germination and morphogenesis of four genotypes viz, BG-372, 1105, 2019 and 2024 of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). In proceedings Golden Jubilee Conf. Challenges Emerging Strategies Improving Pl. Productivity held in IARI, Delhi, w.e.f. Nov. 12-14, 2008., 12-14, Nov, 2008. IARI, Delhi.
Kumar, S and Veena Agrawal. 2008. Study of heavy metal stress on in vitro regeneration in a medicinally valuable woody shrub Cassia angustifolia Vahl. In proceedings Golden Jubilee Conf. Challenges Emerging Strategies Improving Pl. Productivity, 12-14, Nov, 2008. IARI, Delhi.
Parast, B M, S P K Chetri and Veena Agrawal . 2008. Impact of heavy metal stress on in vitro propagation and improvement in psoralen content in Psoralea corylifolia . In proceedings Natal. Symp. Frontiers Biocomplex. Biodiv. Pl,  Mar. 14-15, 2008. Nort-Eastern Hill Univ., Shillong, 21-22.
Yadav A and Veena Agrawal. 2008. Optimization of regeneration through somatic embryogenesis and plantlet regenerations in some drought tolerant chickpea genotypes. In proceedings 29th Ann. Meeting Pl. Tissue Culture Asso. (India) Natal. Symp. “Pl. Biotech. Conserv., Character. Crop Improv, 8-10, February, 2008.Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Pandey, V and Veena Agrawal . 2008. Biotechnological aspects of Akarkara (Spilanthes spp.): Biodiversity, Conservation and Evaluation of larvicidal activity against malaria and filaria vectors at the 29th Ann. Meeting Pl. Tiss. Cult. Assoc. (India) Natal. Symp. In proceedings “Pl. Biotech. Conserv., Character. Crop Improv ", 8-10, February, 2008. Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Sharma, G, V Pandey and Veena Agrawal. 2008. Optimization of in vitro regeneration protocols and evaluation of artemisinin content in three clones (EC-415012, EC-415013 and EC-353508) of Artemisia annua at the 29th Ann. Meeting of Pl. Tiss. Culture Asso. (India) Natal. Symp. In proceedings “Pl. Biotech. Conserv., Character. Crop Improv.”, Feb. 8-10, 2008. Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Agrawal, Veena, P R Sardar and S Kumar. 2008. Micropropagation and evaluation of heavy metal stress induced changes in a medicinal cash crop Cassia angustifolia Vahl at 29th Ann. Meeting Pl. Tissue Culture Assoc. (India) Natal. Symp. In proceedings Agrawal, Veena, P R Sardar and S “Pl. Biotech. Conserv., Character. Crop Improv.”, Feb. 8-10, 2008. Udaipur.
Chetri, S P K and Veena Agrawal. 2007. Micropropagation through cotyledonary node in a strong insecticidal plant, Tephrosia purpurea (Pers.) and its bioefficacy against Spodoptera litura (Fabr), a polyphagous pest. In proceedings Natal. Sem. Pl. Physiol., Physiologic. Mol. Approach. Increasing Yield Quality Agri., Horticult. Med. Pl. Changing Environ, Nov. 29-30 and December 1, 2007. Dapoli, Maharashtara, 156-157.
Kumar, S and Veena Agrawal. 2007. Phytotoxic effect of As, Cd, Cu & Zn on in vitro morphogenic responses in Cassia angustifolia Vahl. In proceedings Natal. Sem. Pl. Physiol., Physiologic. Mol. Approach. Increasing Yield Quality Agri., Horticult. Med. Pl. Changing Environ, Nov. 29-30 and December 1, 2007. Dapoli, Maharashtara, 157.
Sharma, G, V Pandey and Veena Agrawal . 2007. Efficient micropropagation protocol for three clones EC-415012, EC-415013 and EC-353508) of Artemisia annua for the enhancement of artemisinin content. In proceedings Natal. Sem. Pl. Physiol., Physiologic. Mol. Approach. Increasing Yield Quality Agri., Horticult. Med. Pl. Changing Environ, Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1, 2007. Dapoli, Maharashtara, 158.
Agrawal, Veena. 2006. In vitro technology for micropropagation and production of bioactive compound from a traditional medicinal plant Psoralea corylifolia. In proceedings XIth IAPTC&B Cong, Aug. 13-18, 2006. China, Beijing.
Pandey, V, Veena Agrawal, K Sharma, Raghavendra and A P Dash. 2006. Micropropagation of Spilanthes acmella L. and evaluation of its larvicidal activity against malarial vectors Anopheles stephensi Liston and Culex quinquefasciatus. In proceedings Proc. Int. Conf. Soc. In Vitro Biol, 3-6, June, 2006 Baltimore, Maryland, 3018.
Sharma, G, and Veena Agrawal. 2006. Organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis in Jatropha curcas – A Biodiesel Plant. In proceedings Natal. Symp. Pl. Biotech. Forest Research Institute (FRI), October, 12-14, 2006. Dehradun.
Agrawal, V and S Singh. 2005. Improved production of Psoralen – A bioactive compound from in vitro grown plants of Psoralea corylifolia. In proceedings Proc. Int. Conf. Soc. In Vitro Biol, June, 5-7, 2005. Baltimore, Maryland, 1024.
Pandey, V, K Sharma and Veena Agrawal. 2005. Efficient micropropagation protocol of an antimalarial plant – Spilanthes acmella L. var oleraceae. In proceedings Proc. Int. Conf. Soc. In Vitro Biol, June 5-7, 2005. Baltimore, Maryland. Abstr No. 1024, 32 A.
Agrawal, Veena, Satendra Singh and V P Singh. 2004. Isolation of a bioactive compound (Psoralen) from Psoralea corylifolia Linn and its biotechnological applications. In proceedings IUPAC Int. Conf. Biodiv. Nat. Prod, Jan. 26-31, 2004. Chem. Med. Applic., Dept. Chem., Univ. Delhi, 35.
Agrawal, Veena and Anuradha Yadav. 2003. Effective in vitro regeneration protocol through seed and seedling explants for genetic transformation in a drought tolerant variety (BGD72) of chickpea (Cicer arietinum). In proceedings Int. Conf. Trends Cell. Mol. Biol, Mar. 6-8, 2003. New Delhi,  .
Agrawal, Veena, Kuldeep Sharma and Pratima Rani Sardar. 2003. Recurrent somatic embryo production through long term cultured agametophytic tissue of jojoba. In proceedings Int. Conf. Trends Cell. Mol. Biol,  Mar. 6-8, 2003. New Delhi .
Subhan, Shahnaj and Veena Agrawal. 2000. In vitro regeneration through petiole - derived callus in Centella asiatica - a promising source of neurotonic. In proceedings Proc. 2000 World Cong. In vitro Biology, San Diego, California U.S.A, 5.
Subhan, Shahnaj and Veena Agrawal. 2000. In vitro morphogenic studies in Psoralea corylifolia Linn: A rare and endangered medicinal herb. In proceedings Proc. 3rd Int. Crop Sci. Cong, Hamburg, Germany.
Subhan, Shahnaj and Veena Agrawal. 2000. Establishment of recurrent shoot culture in male and female plants of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) - a unique liquid wax producer. In proceedings Proc. 2000 World Cong. In vitro Biol. San DiegoCalifornia , U.S.A, 4-5.
Agrawal, Veena, S Prakash and S C Gupta. 1998. Differential hormonal requirement for in vitro clonal propagation of male and female jojoba plants. In proceedings Proc. IX Int. Cong. Pl. Tissue Cong, Jerusalem, Israel, 13.
Agrawal, Veena and S C Gupta . 1998. In vitro plantlet regeneration through callus raised from poplar trees during non-regenerative period . In proceedings Proc. Int. Cong. Micropropagation and Spread of Superior Genetic Material of Forests Trees,  I.I.C & W.W.F., New Delhi.
Agrawal Veena, S Prakash and S C Gupta. 1996. In vitro plantlet regeneration via juvenile explants of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) - a promising petro crop. In proceedings Int. Conf. Biotech. Biodiv, Kathmandu.
Agrawal, Veena and S C Gupta. 1993. In vitro plantlet regeneration in callus explants of a mature leguminous woody shrub. Calliandra tweedii. In proceedings Proc. XV Int. Bot. Cong, Yakohama, 542.
Agrawal, Veena and S C Gupta. 1993. In vitro plantlet regeneration in callus explants of a mature leguminous woody shrub. In proceedings Proc. XV Int. Bot. Cong, Yakohama, 542.
Agrawal, Veena and S C Gupta. 1991. Seasonal variations in morphogenic response of old Populus x euramericana tree explants and their calli. In proceedings Int. Cong. Genet. Engg. Biotech, Kathmandu, 54.
Agrawal, Veena and S C Gupta. 1991. Rapid in vitro micropropagation of a hybrid Popular (Populus euramericana). In proceedings World Cong. ‘Cell Cult.’, Anaheim. CA., USA,  .
Agrawal, Veena and S C Gupta. 1990. In vitro regeneration of plants from old trees of a hybrid poplar which does not flower in Delhi. In proceedings XI Int. Symp. ‘Embryo. Seed Reprod, Leningrad, USSR, 5.
Agrawal, Veena and S C Gupta. 1990. In vitro organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis in old trees of Populus x euramericana. In proceedings VII Int. Cong. Pl. Tiss. Cell Cult. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, p 290, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 290.
Gupta, S C and Veena Agrawal. 1989. In vitro multiplication of woody plants and reforestation. In proceedings Proc. Int. Symp. Appl. Biotech. Methods Recent Accomplishments Econ. Value, Asia, (Bangkok).

Other publications (Edited works/Books reviews/festschrift volumes etc.)

Edited Works

Sharma, K. 2011. In Vitro Pollination and Fertilization- A Recent Update. In Plant Biotechnology and Experimental Embryology, ed. H P Sharma. Narosa Publication (Accepted for Publication).
Pandey, Vibha. 2011. Medicinal plants as potential source of Biopesticides. In Medicinal Plants Research Progress & Environmental Concern, ed. M Iqbal, 281-304.
Pandey V, Kuldeep Sharma, K Raghavendra and S P Singh. 2007. Micropropagation of a traditional medicinal plant, Akarkara (Spilanthes acmella L.) and its bioefficacy against malaria vectors Anopheles stephensi Liston and Culex quinquefasciatus. In Proc. Natal. Symp. Pl. Biotech: New Frontiers, ed. Kukreja et. al., 18-27. Lucknow: CIMAP.
Agarwal, Veena. 2006. Plant Responses Under Heavy Metal Stress. In ustrial Pollution and its Management, ed. P C Trivedi, 237-260. Jaipur: Avishkar Publishers.
Prakash, S and S C Gupta . 2000. Somatic embryogenesis in jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis). In Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants, ed. S M Jain,P K Gupta and R J Newton, 587-604. Dordrecht: Kluwer Acad. Pub.
Agrawal, Veena, S Prakash and S C Gupta. 2000. Somatic embryogenesis in jojoba . In Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants, ed. S M Jain, P K Gupta and R J Newton, 587-604. Dordrecht :Kluwer Acad. Pub.
Gupta, S C. 1999. Differential hormonal requirements for in vitro clonal propagation of male and female jojoba plant. In Plant Biotechnology and In vitro Biology in the 21st Century, ed. A Altman, M Ziv and S Izhar,25-28. Netherlands: Kluwer Acad. Publish.
Agrawal, Veena, S Prakash and S C Gupta. 1999. Differential hormonal requirements for in vitro clonal propagation of male and female jojoba plants. In Plant Biotechnology and in vitro Biology in the 21st Century, ed. A Altman, M Ziv and S Izhar, 25-28. Netherlands: Kluwer Acad.
Gupta, S C. 1997. Rapid micropropagation of Populus euramericana tree by callus culture. In Trends in Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, ed. L K Pareek, and P L Swarankar, 261-270. Bikaner: Agro Botanical Pub.
Agrawal, Veena and S C Gupta . 1996. Rapid micropropagation of Populus euramericana trees by callus culture. In Trends in Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, ed. L K Pareek, P L Swarankar, 261-270. Bikaner: Agro Botanical Pub.
Gupta, S C and Veena Agrawal. 1992. Micropropagation of woody taxa and plant productivity. In Role Biotech. Agri, ed. B N Prasad, G P S Ghimire and Veena Agrawal, 37-52. New Delhi: Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Lamba, L C and Veena Gupta. 1985. Fruit and Seed morphology in relation to adulteration. In Trends in Plant Research, ed. C M Govil, 244-251.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION/PRESENTATIONS

Presented Papers In 50 National and International Conferences. Some are given hereunder:

Delivered invited lecture entitled “Marked enhancement of sennosides (anticancerous compound) in Cassia angustifolia Vahl. leaf callus exposed to different elicitors and development of efficient regeneration protocol” at the XXXIV Annual meeting of Plant Tissue Culture Association (India) and National Symposium on Plant Tissue & Biotechnology for food and Nutritional Security w.e.f. March 11-13, 2013.

Delivered invited lecture entitled “Plant Responses to Abiotic stress and their mechanism of tolerance involving antioxidants and gene transfer” at Innovation Center on Environmenatal Biotechnology, M.D. University, Rohtak (Haryana) on March 6, 2013.

Delivered invited lecture entitled “In vitro strategies for enhanced production of bioactive compounds in medicinal plants” during the UGC-SAP-DRS-I Sponsored National Seminar on Medicinial Plants and their characterization held at Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi- 62 w.e.f. February 26-27, 2013.

Delivered invited lecture entitled “Paradigms In Medicinal Plant Biotechnology: Germplasm Conservation, Isolation And Up-Regulation Of Some Important Biomolecules” in the International Conference entitled “Biotechnology: A Rendezvous with Basic Sciences for Global Prosperity (BTBS-2012)” held at National Academic of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi w.e.f. December 26-27, 2012.

Delivered invited lecture on “In vitro evaluation and upregulation of antitumorous compounds from Psoralea  corylifolia and cloning of psoralen biosynthetic pathway gene” in the National Seminar on Current Trends in Secondary Plant Metabolite Research" organized by Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, held from March 19-20, 2012.

Delivered invited lecture on “Biodiversity, in vitro conservation and larvicidal activity of some medicinal herbs against mosquito vectors of serious human diseases” in the National Seminar on Medicinal Plants Research in India” organized by Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, held from March 16-17, 2012.

Delivered invited lecture on “Evaluation, isolation and elicitation of psoralen anticancerous bioactive compound of Psoralea corylifolia and cloning of psoralen synthase gene” at the Natal. Symp. “Impact of Plant Tissue Culture on Advances in Plant Biology” & XXXIII Ann. Meet Pl. Tissue Culture Association (India) at Loyola Centre for Research and Development, Ahmedabad, held from Jan 19-21, 2012.

Presented paper entitled, “RAPD, ISSR and SRAP as potential markers for assessment of genetic fidelity of micropropagated plants of Spilanthes calva L. - multipurpose herb” at the Natal. Symp. “Impact of Plant Tissue Culture on Advances in Plant Biology” & XXXIII Ann. Meet PTCA (India) at Loyola Centre for Research and Development, Ahmedabad, held from Jan 19-21, 2012.

Delivered invited lecture on “In vitro strategies for improved production of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants involving microbes” at the Indo - German Workshop in the frame of the program "Initiation and Intensification of Bilateral Cooperation" Organized by Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh Together with Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany, held from- March 22 – 24, 2011.

Delivered Invited lecture on the topic entitled “In vitro screening of bio-larvicidal compounds against malaria and filaria vectors using crude extract and isolated fractions of medicinal herbs (Spilanthes spp.) and their isolation from medicinal plants” at the Natal. Symp. “Recent advance.  Pl. Tiss. Cult. Biotech.Res. india”& XXXII Ann. Meet Pl. Tissue Culture Association (India). M.N. Institute Applied Sciences, Bikaner, Rajasthan, held from February 4-6, 2011.

Presented research Poster entitled “Strong Larvicidal Activity of Artemisia annua L. against Malaria, Filarial, Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis Vectors” in the XI International Symposium on Vectors & Vector Borne Diseases”  organized by Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals (Indian Council of Medical Research), Jabalpur, M.P., held from 15th -17th  October 2011.

Delivered invited lecture on “Role of bacteria in the genetically modified crops” in the Indo-Italian Workshop on Bacteria & Fungi for Environmental Sustainability held at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University in collaboration with Embassy of Italy, New Delhi, held from Nov. 29-30, 2010.

Presented paper entitled, “Biodiversity and in vitro selection of high psoralen yielding clone of Psoralea corylifolia and its mass propagation through tissue culture” in the National Conference on Biodiversity of Medicinal and Aromatic plants: Collection, Characterization and Utilization at Anand, Gujarat, held from Nov. 24-25, 2010.

Delivered invited lecture on “Morphogenic and molecular characterization of male and female plants of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis): a multipurpose oil yielding crop” in the National Conference on Plant Physiology: Physiological and Molecular Approaches for Crop improvement under Changing Environment, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), held from Nov. 25-27, 2010.

Delivered invited lecturer on “Emerging Trends in Medicinal Plant Research: Bioprospecting, In Vitro Conservation and Biosynthesis of Biomolecules” XXXI Meeting of Plant Tissue Culture Association (India) & National Symposium on Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture: The Present Scenario held from 3-5 March 2010, University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

Delivered lead lecture entitled, “Bioprospecting of Medcinal plants: Conservation, isolation and biosynthesis of bioactive compounds” in the 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl. held at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi, held from 25-27 Nov. 2009.

Presented paper entitled, “In vitro evaluation of an anticancerous compound psoralen from Psoralea corylifolia and molecular analysis of key enzyme gene (psoralen synthase)”. 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl. held at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi, held from 25-27 Nov. 2009.

Presented paper entitled, “In vitro bio-control of malarial and filarial vectors using crude extract and isolated fractions of medicinal herbs (Spilanthes spp.)” and characterization of the larvicidal compounds. 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl. held at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi, held from 25-27 Nov. 2009.

Presented paper entitled, “In vitro mass production of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni (an antidiabetic endangered herb) and assessment of phytotoxicity of different heavy metals on stevioside synthesis.” 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl. held at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi, held from 25-27 Nov. 2009.

Participated and held discussion in the Workshop on Study of biofuels in India organized by PriceWater House Coopers at Hyatt Regency, Delhi from March 18-19, 2009.

Delivered invited lecture series on “Studies on Sexual Dimorphism in Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneider: Differential Morphogenic Behaviour and DNA Fingerprinting”. during Int. Conf. Curr. Trends Biotech. Implications Agri. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Univ.  Agri. Tech., Meerut (U.P), held from Feb. 19-21, 2009.

Participated and Presented research poster in the  Int. Conf. on First Indo-Danish DU-SDU Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Interfacial Areas of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Sciences” organized by Dept. Chem., Univ. Delhi and Dept. Physics and Chemistry, Univ. Southern Denmark held at Delhi (March 17-18, 2008) and presented two research posters.

Presented paper on “Evaluation of an anticancerous compound, psoralen from in vivo and in vitro nodal explants of Psoralea corylifolia exposed to heavy metal stress.” during All India Bot. Conf.  Int. Symp. Pl. Biol. Environ.: Changing Scenario, from 17-19 December, 2008 at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Abstr. S3.21: p 99.

Participated and presented research poster in the IXth Int. Symp. Vectors Vector Borne Diseases Int. Workshop Insecticide Resistance. (February 14-17, 2008) held at Puri, Orrisa and presented a poster.

Participated in the Golden Jubilee Conf. “Challenges and Emerging Strategies for Improving Plant Productivity” and presented two posters viz. “Impact of NaCl salt stress and its reversal by BA on germination and morphogenesis of four genotypes viz, BG-372, 1105, 2019 and 2024 of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)” and “Study of heavy metal stress on in vitro regeneration in a medicinally valuable woody shrub Cassia angustifolia Vahl” held in IARI, Delhi, from Nov. 12-14, 2008.

Participated as a member Organizing Committee of Natl. Conf. Biodiv. Related Int. Conventions and presented a poster entitled “In vitro conservation of Arnica montana – An endangered medicinal herb of Asteraceae” on Delhi Univ. Bot. Soc., (March 8-10, 2006).

Attended and held discussion during Int. Conf. Nanotech. Biotech. held at Hotel Intercontinental, Barakhamba Lane, New Delhi (March 27-29, 2006).

Attended and participated in discussion during Int. Conf. Indo-US Sci. Tech. Forum Symp. IP Management in Public Private Partnership on National Institutes of Health, TIFAC held at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi. (February 17, 2006).

Participated as a Member of Organising Committee Int. Conf. Appl. Phycol. “Algae in Biotech. Environ.” held at Delhi Univ., Delhi (February 14-15, 2006).

Participated as a member of Organizing Committee of Second INDO-US workshop on Green Chemistry held at Hotel Connaught, New Delhi (January 7-9, 2006).

Participated in the Seminar on New Technology HPLC Columns conducted by Merck at Hotel Ramada Plaza, Delhi on March 17, 2009.

Participated in the Natl. Conf. Wetlands, Sci. Soc.- An assessment of their integration organized by Delhi Univ. Bot. Soc. (December 11-13, 2007).

Attended Natal. Seminar on “Relevance of Botany in the Conservation and Improvement of Plants” organized by Delhi Univ. Bot. Soc. (February 8-9, 2006).

Attended Conf. “New Developments in Rapeseed- Mustard organized by Mustard Research and Promotion Consortium (MRPC)” at New Delhi (January 21, 2006).

Delivered invited lecture during Int. Conf. Trends Cellular Mol. Biol., held at JNU, New Delhi, March 6, 2003.

Delivered Invited lecture on “Differential hormonal requirements in jojoba” during IX Int. Cong. Pl. Tiss. Cult., held at Israel, June 19-23, 1998. Participated in the Natal. Symp. Emerging Trends Pl. Tiss. Cult. Assoc., held at Hyderabad (January 29-31, 1997) and presented a paper on “High Efficiency in vitro clonal propagation of female jojoba plants”.

Attended Tenth Blackett Memorial Lecture on the Regulation of Gene Expression delivered by Sir Aaron Klug at      Delhi (Dec. 30, 1996).

Attended 16th Int. Cong. Biochem. Mol. Biol. held at New Delhi (September 19-22, 1994).

Attended (Dept. Atomic Energy) sponsored Symp. Photosynthesis and Pl. Mol. Biol. held at New Delhi (March 17-19, 1993).

Attended Symp. “Gene structure and Expression” held at Bangalore (December 14-15, 1991).

Attended Natal. Symp. “Role of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology in Crop Productivity”, held at New Delhi (November 18-19, 1991).

Participated in a two day workshop held at Yamuna Nagar (January 11-12, 1998) and attended all the four sessions on    Biochemistry, Allergy & Applied Immunology, Biotechnology & Molecular Biology.

Selected and Participated in the DBT sponsored training programme on “Cloning, Characterization and Sequencing of Plant Genes” held at Centre of Plant Molecular Biology, School of Life Sciences, Jawahar Lal Nehru Univ., (Dec. 1994) New Delhi and learned technique for isolation of plasmid DNA, RNA, Plant DNA, electrophoresis, Agrobacterium mediated gene transfer and assay for transgene expression.

Selected and Participated in DBT sponsored workshop-cum-symposium on “Molecular immunology, gene structure and expressions” held at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Dec. 1991) and gained experience in handling modern tools of biochemistry e.g. Slab Gel Electrophoresis for protein/ DNA separation, Southern, Northern, Western, blotting and ELISA.

Participated and learned techniques during the workshop on Plant Genetic Transformation held at Delhi University in the Laboratory of Professor S. C. Gupta conducted by Professor S. C. Minocha, Univ. of New Hempshire, Durham, USA during 1990-91.

Organization of a Conference:

INTERNATIONAL

Participated as Member Organising Committee in the International Conference entitled “Biotechnology: A Rendezvous with Basic Sciences for Global Prosperity (BTBS-2012)” held at National Academic of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi w.e.f. December 26-27, 2012.

Participated as Member, Organizing Committee in the International Conference on Environment and Human Health organized by National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), India, held at INSA, New Delhi w.e.f. 28-29 November, 2012.

Participated as Member, Organizing committee in the International Congress on Chronobiology organized by Dept. of Zoology, held at Dehi University w.e.f. October 3-7, 2012.

Member Advisory Board of National Conference on Genomics and Genetic Engineering strategy for Crop Improvement, held on Feb. 2012 at Peryar Univ. Tamilnadu. 

Member Organising Committee of the “3rd International Conference on Current Developments in Atomic, Molecular, Optical & Nano Physics with Applications” Organized by Department of Physics & Astrophysics, Univ.of  Delhi, Co-Sponsored by Laser Science and Technology Centre (LAXTEC), DRDO, in Jan. 2011, Delhi.

Participated as Member Organising Committee in the International Workshop on Sustaina. Water Quality held at Hotel Maidens, 7 Sham Nath Marg, Delhi  Sponsor. by The Green Chemistry Network Centre, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi w.e.f. Jan. 17-20, 2011.

Participated as Member Organising Committee in the Workshop on Green Chemistry Education: Necessity of a sustainable Future held at Dept. Chemistry, Univ. Delhi and Sponsored by Royal Society of Chemistry, London on Nov. 20, 2010.

Participated as Member of Editorial and Organizing Committee of 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl. held at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi w.e.f. 25-27 Nov. 2009.

Participated as Member of Organizing Committee Int. Conf. Indo-US S&T Workshop Green Chem. held in New Delhi (January 7-9, 2008). Member Organising Committee Int. Conf. Indo-US S&T Workshop Green Chem. held in New Delhi (January 7-9, 2008).

Member Organising Committee Int. Conf. Appl. Phycol. “Algae in Biotech. Environ.” held at Delhi Univ., Delhi (February 14-15, 2006).

Member Organizing Committee of Second INDO-US workshop on Green Chemistry held at Hotel Connaught, New Delhi (January 7-9, 2006).

Member Organizing Committee of Natl. Conf. Biodiv. Related Int. Conventions organized by Delhi Univ. Bot. Soc., (March 8-10, 2006).

Participation as Paper/Poster Presenter

Chaired the Session and Delivered/Invited Lectures:

Delivered invited lecture on “In vitro evaluation and upregulation of antitumorous compounds from Psoralea  corylifolia and cloning of psoralen biosynthetic pathway gene” in the National Seminar on Current Trends in Secondary Plant Metabolite Research" organized by Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, held from March 19-20, 2012.

Delivered invited lecture on “Biodiversity, in vitro conservation and larvicidal activity of some medicinal herbs against mosquito vectors of serious human diseases” in the National Seminar on Medicinal Plants Research in India” organized by Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, held from March 16-17, 2012.

Delivered invited lecture on “Evaluation, isolation and elicitation of psoralen anticancerous bioactive compound of Psoralea corylifolia and cloning of psoralen synthase gene” at the Natal. Symp. “Impact of Plant Tissue Culture on Advances in Plant Biology” & XXXIII Ann. Meet Pl. Tissue Culture Association (India) at Loyola Centre for Research and Development, Ahmedabad, held from Jan 19-21, 2012.

Presented paper entitled, “RAPD, ISSR and SRAP as potential markers for assessment of genetic fidelity of micropropagated plants of Spilanthes calva L. - multipurpose herb” at the Natal. Symp. “Impact of Plant Tissue Culture on Advances in Plant Biology” & XXXIII Ann. Meet Pl. Tissue Culture Association (India) at Loyola Centre for Research and Development, Ahmedabad, held from Jan 19-21, 2012.

Delivered invited lecture on “In vitro strategies for improved production of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants involving microbes” at the Indo - German Workshop in the frame of the program "Initiation and Intensification of Bilateral Cooperation" Organized by Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh Together with Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany w.e.f. March 22 – 24, 2011.

Delivered Invited lecture on the topic entitled “In vitro screening of bio-larvicidal compounds against malaria and filaria vectors using crude extract and isolated fractions of medicinal herbs (Spilanthes spp.) and their isolation from medicinal plants” at the Natal. Symp. “Recent advance.  Pl. Tiss. Cult.  Biotech. Res. India”& XXXII An. Meet Pl. Tissue Culture Association (India). M.N. Institute Applied Sciences, Bikaner, Rajasthan, w.e.f. February 4-6, 2011.

Chaired the technical Session (Biodiversity and Conservation of Plants) and delivered invited lecture on “Morphogenic and molecular characterization of male and female plants of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis): a multipurpose oil yielding crop” in the National Conference on Plant Physiology: Physiological and Molecular Approaches for Crop improvement under Changing Environment, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh). w.e.f. Nov. 25-27, 2010.

Delivered invited lecture on“Role of bacteria in the genetically modified crops” in the Indo-Italian Workshop on Bacteria & Fungi for Environmental Sustainability held at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University in collaboration with Embassy of Italy, New Delhi. w.e.f. Nov. 29-30, 2010.

Delivered invited Lecture on“Biodiversity and in vitro selection of high psoralen yielding clone of Psoralea corylifolia and its mass propagation through tissue culture” in the National Conference on Biodiversity of Medicinal and Aromatic plants: Collection, Characterization and Utilization at Anand, Gujarat w.e.f. Nov. 24-25, 2010.

Delivered invited Lecture on “Emerging Trends in Medicinal Plant Research: Bioprospecting, In Vitro Conservation and Biosynthesis of Biomolecules” XXXI Meeting of Plant Tissue Culture Association (India) & National Symposium on Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture: The Present Scenario 3-5 March 2010, University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

Delivered lead lecture entitled “Bioprospecting of Medcinal plants: Conservation, isolation and biosynthesis of bioactive compounds” in the 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl. held at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi w.e.f. 25-27 Nov. 2009.

Delivered invited Lecture on “In vitro evaluation of an anticancerous compound psoralen from Psoralea corylifolia and molecular analysis of key enzyme gene (psoralen synthase). 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl. held at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi w.e.f. 25-27 Nov. 2009.

Agrawal, V. & Pandey, V.2009. In vitro bio-control of malarial and filarial vectors using crude extract and isolated fractions of medicinal herbs (Spilanthes spp.) and characterization of the larvicidal compounds. 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl. held at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi w.e.f. 25-27 Nov. 2009.

Shankar V., Agrawal, V. & Agrawal, V. 2009. In vitro mass production of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni (an antidiabetic endangered herb) and assessment of phytotoxicity of different heavy metals on stevioside synthesis. 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl. held at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi w.e.f. 25-27 Nov. 2009.

Delivered Inaugural Lecture entitled, “GM Crops: Current Scenario, Prospects & Risks” at Hansraj College, Univ. Delhi on 17th September, 2009.

Delivered invited lead lecture entitled,“Studies on Sexual Dimorphism in Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneider: Differential Morphogenic Behaviour and DNA Fingerprinting” (Through invited lecture series) in the Int. Conf. Curr. Trends Biotech. Implications Agri. at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Univ. Agri. Tech. Meerut (U.P) w.e.f. Feb. 19-21, 2009.

Parast, B.M. & Agrawal Veena. 2008. Evaluation of an anticancerous compound, psoralen from in vivo and in vitro nodal explants of Psoralea corylifolia exposed to heavy metal stress. All India Bot. Conf.  Int. Symp. Pl. Biol. Environ.: Changing Scenario. w.e.f. 17-19 December, 2008 at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Abstr. S3.21: p 99.

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

Completed  five  Major Research Projects : Four were sanctioned by the UGC, New Delhi  and one  by  NOVOD (ICAR). One ICMR project is being operated in collaboration with National Centre for Communicable Diseases, Delhi and ACBR, Delhi University.

Handled:   Five (Completed); Three are in operation:

Worked as Principal Investigator of a Major UGC Research Project entitled, “In vitro clonal propagation of Male and Female Simmondsia chinensis Elite Plants.’(From October, 1994-1998).

Worked as Principal Investigator of Major UGC Research Project entitled, “In vitro Morphogenic studies in jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis): Mass Propagation and Somatic Embryogenesis” From Oct. 1998 to Oct. 18, 2001.

Worked as Principal Investigator of UGC’s Major Research Project entitled “Micropropagation and Evaluation of Genetic fidelity of off-springs of two important medicinal plants Centella asiatica and Holarrhena antidysenterica”. June (June 2002-2005).

Worked as Principal Investigator of UGC’s Major Research Project entitled “Biodiversity and in vitro selection of Psoralea corylifolia plants yielding high content of anticancerous bioactive compounds genistein, diadzein and psoralen”. (April 2007-September, 2010).Funds availed:.     

Worked as Principal Investigator of a National Oilseeds and Vegetable Oils Development (NOVOD) Board Major Research Project entitled “Development of Tissue culture protocol for mass propagation using elite Jatropha line & their biochemical evaluation” from 2008-2012.

In Operation:

Principal Investigator of DST Major Research Project entitled “Marker Assisted Selection of Male and Female Plants of Simmondsia chinesis (Link) Schneider (Jojoba) – A multipurpose dioecious crop” for three years w.e.f. 2013-2016.

Principal Investigator of ICMR Project in collaboration with Malaria Research Centre on the topic entitled “Survey of North Indian Medicinal Plants for their larvicidal activity against malaria and filarial vectors” for three years w.e.f. 2010-2013.

Principal Investigator of UGC Major Research Project entitled, “In vitro evaluation, isolation and up regulation of anticancerous bioactive compounds from Cassia Angustifolia (Senna), through elicitors and their bioefficacy against human cancer cell lines” for three years w.e.f. 2013-2016.

Awards and distinctions

Editor, Phytomorphology: An International Journal of Plant Sciences, from July 2012, onwards.

Elected Member of Plant Tissue Culture Association of India (PTCAI), from 2010, onwards.

Selected and Participated in the Indo-US Workshop organized by Scientists of Michigan State University(MSU,USA) on “Application of Molecular Marker Technology for Rapid Development and Delivery of New Crop Varieties for Enhancing Food and Nutritional Security”   at TERI University, India in  Dec. 2011

Awarded IAPTC&B Fellowship for participation in the ‘XI Int. Cong. Pl. Tiss. Cult. Biotech.’ held at Beijing, (China), August, 2006.

Selected Top Referee 2006 by Editors of Scientia Horticulture (Elsevier) for evaluating research paper and high quality review report vide letter of Dr. Bernard Westerop, Senior Publishing Editor, Elsevier

Awarded UGC National Research Scientist ‘A’ award in 1990; elevated to Research Scientist ‘B’ (Reader) in the year 1995 and promoted to Research Scientist ‘C’ (Professor) in the year 2003 at the Dept. Botany, Univ. Delhi.

Awarded Cash prize and Certificate for best Poster entitled “In vitro plantlet regeneration through callus raised from Poplar trees during Non-regenerative period” at WWF Auditorium, Delhi, during Tree- Science Conf., 1998, from April 10-13, 1998. Sponsored by Int. Union Forest Res. Org. (IFURO).

Invited by Organisers of IX Int. Cong. Pl. Tiss. Cult. Biotech. (USA) and delivered lecture  on “Differential Hormonal Requirements for Clonal Propagation of Male and Female Plants of Jojoba”  at Jerusalem (Israel),in June , 1998):

Awarded DST and UGC Fellowship for participation in the Cong. sponsored by Int. Assoc. Pl. Tiss. Cult. Biotech.held at Jerusalem (Israel) in June 1998.

Awarded prize (Certificate) for best Poster entitled “High Efficiency in vitro clonal propagation of female jojoba plants” presented during the Natal. Symp. Emerging Trends Pl. Tiss. Cult. Assoc., held at Dept. Genetics, Osmania Univ. Hyderabad, during Jan.  29-31 1997.

Awarded CSIR (New Delhi) Research Associate-ship from Feb. 1986 to Nov. 1990 and Pool Officership(1983-1986) and UGC,JRF,SRF(1978-1982).

Awarded M.B.D. Merit Scholarship for M.Sc. (1975-77) for standing first in B.Sc.

Awarded Gold Medal for standing first in B.Sc. in Kurukshetra University in 1974.

Invited by Organisers of Biotechnological Assoc. Kathmandu (Nepal) and presented research paper entitled “Seasonal variations in mophogenic responses of old Populus x euramericana tree explants and their call.” during Int. Conf. entitled “Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology” held in April 1991.

Represented Delhi University and delivered Invited Guest lecture at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi) during 2nd Int. ISHS (International Society of Horticultural Sciences) in Nov. 2009.

Delivered Invited Lecture during Indo - German Workshop in the frame of the program "Initiation and Intensification of Bilateral Cooperation" Organized by Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh Together with Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany, held from- March 22 – 24, 2011.

Invited and Chaired the technical session on Pl. Tiss. Cult. during  National Seminar on Medicinal Plants Research in India organized by Dept. of Botany, Faculty of Science, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi in March, 2012.

Invited and Chaired the technical session on Pl. Tiss. Cult. Biotech. Germplasm Conserv. during the Natal. Conf on Pl. Physiol.: Physiologic. Mol. Approaches Crop improv. under Changing Environ., held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) in Nov. 2010.

Invited and Chaired the technical session on Medicinal Plants in the 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl. held at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi Nov. 2009.

Invited and Chaired the technical session in the Int. Conf. Curr. Trends Biotech. Implications Agri. at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Univ. Agri. Tech. Meerut (U.P), in Feb. 2009.

Chaired Technical Session on Plant Tissue Culture, Biotechnology and Germplasm Conservation, during the National Conference on Plant Physiology: Physiological and Molecular Approaches for Crop improvement under Changing Environment, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh). w.e.f. Nov. 25-27, 2010.

Chaired one of the technical sessions during the 2nd Int. Symp. Med. Nutraceutical Pl. held at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi w.e.f. 25-27 Nov. 2009.

Chaired one of the technical sessions in the Int. Conf. Curr. Trends Biotech. Implications Agri. at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Univ. Agri. Tech. Meerut (U.P) w.e.f. Feb. 19-21, 2009.

Selected top Referee 2006 by Editors of Scientia Horticulture (Elsevier) for evaluating research paper and high quality review report vide letter of Dr. Bernard Westerop, Senior Publishing Editor, Elsevier.

Association with Professional Bodies

Reviewing

Referee/reviewer of various International journals. A few are listed below:

Reviewer of Foreign Research Project: reviewed Research Project Sent by Kuwait Research Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, Kuwait.

Pl. Physiol. Biochem (Elsevier)

J. Nanotechnology Research

J. Genetics and Plant Breeding

Pl. Biol. (Germany).

Scientia Horticulture (Elsevier).

International Journal of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops, The Netherlands.

In vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. Pl., USA.

Ind. Jr. Forestry, Pub. ICFR Deharadun.

Phytomorphology, Delhi.

J. Physiol. Mol. Bio. Pl., M.D. Univ. Rohtak.

Committees and Boards:

Expert Member of UGC Committees for Considering Proposal for Assistance of various Universities under XIth Five year plan. Innovative programmes, Travel Grants, NET Examinations, etc. w.e.f. 2009 onwards.

Expert Member of Selection Committee of Assoc. Professor/ Assist. Professor at Central Univ. Gujarat w.e.f. 2010.

Memberships:

International

International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB), USA.

Society for Low Temperature Biology, London (SLTB).

Life member of International Society of Plant Morphologists (ISPM).

National

Life member of Plant Tissue Culture Association of India (PTCAI).

Life member of National Academy of Vector Borne Diseases (NAVBD).

Life membership of the Society for Advancement of Botany (SAB).

Life member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).

Life member of Delhi University Botanical Society (DUBS).

Life member of Eco-Transformation Society.

Life member of Indian Society of Tree Scientists (ISTS).

Life member of Orchid Society of India.

Life member of Indian Society of Plant Physiology (ISPP).

Life member of Society for Biology and Biotechnology.

Life member of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of India.

Other Activities

Development of In vitro technologies.

Lab to Land Technology for Important  Trees and rare medicinal Plants:

Developed micropropagation protocols in more than 20 commercially and medicinally   important plants: Arnica montana, Artemisia annua,(three clones), Calliandra tweedii, Cassia angustifolia (Senna), Centella asiatica, Cicer arietinum, Cinamomum camphora (Camphor), Erythrina indica, Holarrhena antidysenterica (Kurchi),Populus x euramericana, Psoralea corylifolia, Simmondsia chinensis, Spilanthes (Akarkara), Stevia rebaudiana, Terminalia bellirica, Tephrosia purpurea, Vernonia anthelmintica and Jatropha curcas.

Formulation of Novel Herbal Extracts:

Developed novel larvicidal herbal extract from Spilanthes (Akarkara) and Artemisia which caused 100% Lethality against vectors of malaria, filarial, aedes and Japanese encephalitis.

Developed novel herbal extracts from Psoralea corylifolia, Piper longum and Artemisia annua plant parts that proved effective against various human cancer cell lines such as lung, leukaemia, oral and neuroblastoma,etc.

Sex-linked Markers:

Developed PCR based molecular markers- RAPD and ISSR for identification of male and female Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) plants.

Patents Filed: Filed five Indian Patents as mentioned below:

Indian Patent vide Application No.566/DEL/2012 dated February, 2012 entitled “A novel herbal formulation for the prevention of filarial and Japanese encephalitis vectors using leaf extract of Artemisia annua L. and methods thereof”.

Indian Patent vide Indian Patent Application No. 1786/DEL/2010 dated July 29, 2011 entitled “Novel herbal extract of Psoralea corylifolia possessing strong antitumorous activity against various human cancer cell lines and method thereof”.

 Indian Patent vide Indian Patent Application No. 1787/DEL/2010 dated July 29, 2011 entitled “Novel herbal extract of Psoralea corylifolia possessing strong anticancerous activity against various human cancer cell lines and method thereof”.

Indian Patent vide Application No. 2122/DEL/2011 dated July 26, 2011 entitled “Novel herbal extract of Artemisia annua possessing strong anticancerous activity against oral human cancer cell line”.

Indian Patent vide Application No. 998/DEL/2006 dated April 17, 2006 entitled “Extraction Process for isolation of Psoralen from Psoralea corylifolia” through DU and TIFAC.

Submission to NCBI Gene Banks  and Accession Numbers:

Purty R.S. Gupta, S.C. and Agrawal, Veena. 2005. Gene coding for boiling stable protein (bspS) expressed during drought stress as well as upregulated by ABA treatment in Sesbania sesban var. color vide their Accession No. AJ582752 in the year 2005.

Kumar, R., Shary, S., Guha-Mukherjee, S. and Agrawal, Veena. 2007. Nicotiana tabacum cDNA expressing during early stage of male gametophyte development. vide their Accession No. EF532799 dated April 2, 2007.

Kumar, R., Shary, S., Guha-Mukherjee, S. and Agrawal, Veena. 2007. Nicotiana tabacum p[utative flower flower specific thionin cDNA vide their Accession No. EF544390 dated April 9, 2007.

Parast, B.M., Chetri, S.K., Sharma, K., Kumar, R and Agrawal, Veena. 2011. Cullen corylifolium psoralen synthase-like mRNA partial sequence vide Accession. No. HM572323.

Selection and Participation in Research Workshops:

Participated in a two day workshop as Resource Person for Biotechnology Session, held at Yamuna Nagar (January 11-12, 1998) and attended all four sessions on Biochem. Allergy & Applied Immunology, Biotechnology & Molecular Biology.

Participated in the DBT sponsored training programme on “Cloning, Characterization and Sequencing of Plant Genes” held at Centre of Plant Molecular Biology, School of Life Sciences, Jawahar Lal Nehru Univ., (Dec. 1994) New Delhi and learned technique for isolation of plasmid DNA, RNA, Plant DNA, electrophoresis, Agrobacterium mediated gene transfer and assay for transgene expression.

Participated in DBT sponsored workshop-cum-symposium on “Molecular immunology, gene structure and expressions” held at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Dec. 1991) and gained experience in handling modern tools of biochemistry e.g. Slab Gel Electrophoresis for protein/ DNA separation, Southern, Northern, Western, blotting and ELISA.

Participated and learned techniques during the workshop on Plant Genetic Transformation held at Delhi University  in the Laboratory of Professor S. C. Gupta conducted  by Professor S. C. Minocha, Univ. of New Hempshire, Durham, USA during 1990-91.

AS EXAMINER For Ph.D. THESIS EVALUATION &Viva-Voce.
All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi.

Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur (Chattisgarh).

Chattrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur.

Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata.

Banasthali University, Rajasthan.

Jadhavpur University, Kolkata

Rajasthan University, Jaipur

Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur

Sambalpur University, Orissa.

MLS University, Udaipur.

For   M.Sc./ M.Phil.                              
Amity Univ., Noida, UP.

University of Kashmir, Kashmir.

M.D.U University, Rohtak, Haryana.

C.C.S University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

Kurukshetra Univ., Haryana.

Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi.

North Eastern Hill Univ., Shillong(Meghalaya).

Gurukul Kangri Univ., Haridwar.

Rajasthan University, Jaipur

FOREIGN VISITS:
Kathmandu (Nepal): Invited by Biotechnological Assoc. Nepal to attend Int. Conf. “Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology” There, I Presented paper entitled “Seasonal variations in mophogenic responses of old Populus x euramericana tree explants and their call” in April 15-20, 1991.

Jerusalem (Israel): Invited by IX Int. Cong. Pl. Tiss. Cult. Biotech. (USA) to orally present research paper. There I orally presented paper entitled “Differential Hormonal Requirements for Clonal Propagation of Male and Female Plants of Jojoba” in June 14-19, 1998.

Developed special course “Biotechnology of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants” for M.Sc. Final Botany which has already been approved by Academic Council.

CV invited/selected for publication in:

“Plant Sciences by Indian Women”, compiled by Prof. Muhammad Iqbal, Department of Botany, Hamdard University, New Delhi (In Press).

“Marquis Who’s Who” Biographical data for Science and Engineering, 2007.

“Afro-Asians Who’s Who” by Rifacimento International, New Delhi-110002, 2006, p.13.

SUMMER TRAINING TO UNDER/ POST GRADUATE STUDENTS:

 Imparted summer training to around 20 various students of different institutions in the area of plant tissue culture and biotechnology e.g. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research (A.C.B.R), Delhi University, Hindu College, Delhi University, Amity University, Biotechnology Dept. Fakir Mohan University, Orissa, M.D. University, Rohtak, C. C. S. Univ., Meerut and Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar.