Dr. Ratna Prabha
Dr. Ratna Prabha
Scientist
ratnasinghbiotech30@gmail.com
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Research Interest


  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics and Metagenomics
  • Database Designing

Important Projects


  • DST Women Scientist Project, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

  • SERB National Post-Doctoral fellowship, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.


Training/Conferences


  • Invited lecture over "Metagenomics Data analysis" on 16.12.2019 and 17.12.2019 in National Training Program on “Meta- Omics based Methods and Techniques for understanding Microbial Community Functions” organized by ICAR-NBAIM, Mau (10.12.2019 to 19.12.2019).

  • Invited lecture entitled "Metagenomics: Introduction and data analysis" on 20.02.2019 in 10 days training program "Mining of Metagenome for Genes: Cloning and Expression" organized by ICAR-NBAIM, Mau (12-21 Feb 2019).

  • Invited lecture entitled "Bioinformatics Approaches for identification of fungi: An insight from genome sequences" on 5.12.2018 in 10 days training program "Current approaches in fungal biology: Diversity analysis, identification and taxonomy of Deuteromycetes fungi" organized by ICAR-NBAIM, Mau.

  • Invited lecture entitled "Comparative genomics, Phylogenomics and Pan Genomics" on 19/02/2018 in DBT Sponsored Workshop on “Application of in-silico approaches in Biological Sciences” organized by Centre for Bioinformatics (SUB-DIC), School of Biotechnology, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005 (19-21 Feb, 2018).

  • Invited lecture entitled "Proteomics: An introduction and bioinformatics tools for protein analysis " on 05/03/2017 in DST sponsored training programs on proteomics for the women scientists of India at BHU, Varanasi (2-6 Mar, 2017).

  • Invited lecture entitled "Analysis of Genomes and metagenomes" on 06/03/2017 in UGC-SAP and DBT sponsored seminar and workshop on “Genes to Genomics: The Current Status” at BHU, Varanasi (1-7 Mar, 2017).

  • Oral Presentation on topic "Deciphering pesticides degrading genes and pathways of wheat rhizosphere: Metagenomics and systems biology approach" in 15th Chhattisgarh Young Scientists Congress-2017 (28 Feb-01 Mar, 2017), CSVTU, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh.

  • Invited lecture entitled " Metagenomics Data Analysis: Interpretation of biological information from ocean of sequences" on 17/02/2017 in National workshop on Computational Tools for Genomics and Proteomics Data Analysis at ICAR-NBAIM, Mau (14-17 Feb 2017).

  • Oral Presentation on topic "Pan genome analysis for evolutionary adaptation in smallest cyanobacterial genome" in National Conference on Science of Omics for Agricultural Productivity : Future Perspectives, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, Mar 4–6, 2014.

  • Oral Presentation on topic “Whole Genome Phylogeny of Prochlorococcus Marinus group of Cyanobacteria” in 5th Asian Young Researchers Conference on Computational and Omics Biology, Korea 10-12 Aug, 2011.


Awards and Honors


  • International travel grant by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of INDIA for participating in 9th Asian Young Researchers Conference on Computational and Omics Biology, 21-22 Jan. 2016, Bipolis (Singapore).

  • International travel grant from “Genome Big Bang” group (Global COE program), University of Tokyo for oral presentation in 5th AYRCOB, Korea, 2011.

  • Young Scientist Award by Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology in Chhattisgarh Young Scientist Congress (28 Feb-01 Mar, 2017), CSVTU, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh.

  • Young Scientist Award by Science & Technology Society for Integrated Rural improvement on the occasion of National Conference on "Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Agriculture, Social, Plant, Environment, Cooperatives and Technology (ECOASPECT-2016)", Sept 10-11 2016 at Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad.

  • Young Scientist Award for best oral presentation at National Conference on Science of Omics for Agricultural Productivity : Future Perspectives, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, March 4 – 6, 2014.


Important Publications


  • Singh DP, Singh V, Shukla R, Sahu P,Prabha R, Gupta A, Sarma BK, Gupta VK. Stage-dependent concomitant microbial fortification improves soil nutrient status, plant growth, antioxidativedefense system and gene expression in rice. Microbiological Research (SCI Impact Factor: 3.71) iconpdf

  • Singh DP, Singh V, Gupta VK, Shukla R, Prabha R, Sarma BK, Patel JS. Microbial inoculation in rice regulates antioxidative reactions and defense related genes to mitigate drought stress. Scientific Reports 2020, 10(1):1-17.iconpdf

  • Prabha R, Singh DP, Gupta S, Gupta VK, El-Enshasy HA, Verma MK. Rhizosphere metagenomics of Paspalum scrobiculatum L. (Kodo millet) reveals rhizobiome multifunctionalities. MDPI Microorganisms 2019, 7:608 iconpdf

  • Pawar S, Chaudhari A, Prabha R, Shukla R, Singh DP. Microbial Pyrrolnitrin: Natural Metabolite with Immense Practical Utility. Biomolecules 2019, 9, 443. iconpdf

  • Prabha R, Singh DP (2019) Cyanobacterial phylogenetic analysis based on phylogenomics approaches render evolutionary diversification and adaptation: an overview of representative orders. 3 Biotech, 9(3), 87 iconpdf

  • Singh DP, Prabha R, Gupta VK, Verma MK (2018). Metatranscriptome analysis deciphers multifunctional genes and enzymes linked with the degradation of aromatic compounds and pesticides in the wheat rhizosphere. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9:1331. iconpdf

  • Sahu PK, Singh DP, Prabha R, Meena KK, Abhilash PC (2018). Connecting microbial capabilities with the soil and plant health: options for agricultural sustainability. Ecological Indicators, 105, 601-612 iconpdf

  • DP Singh,Prabha R, S Verma, KK Meena, M Yandigeri (2017). Antioxidant properties and polyphenolic content in terrestrial cyanobacteria. 3 Biotech, 7(2):134. iconpdf

  • Meena KK, Sorty AM, Bitla UM, Choudhary K, Gupta P, Pareek A, Singh DP, Prabha R, Sahu PK, Gupta VK, Singh HB, Krishnani KK and Minhas PS (2017). Abiotic stress responses and microbe-mediated mitigation in plants: the omics strategies. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 8:172. iconpdf

  • Prabha R, Singh DP, Sinha S, Ahmad K, Rai A (2016). Genome-wide comparative analysis of codon usage bias and codon context patterns among cyanobacterial genomes. Marine Genomics (Elsevier). 32:31-39. iconpdf

  • Sablok G, Raju GVP, Mudunuri SB, Prabha R, Singh DP, Baev V, Yahubyan V, Ralph PJ, Porta NL (2015) ChloroMitoSSRDB 2.00: More genomes, more repeats, unifying SSRs search patterns and on-the-fly repeat detection. Database (Oxford). 2015, 1-10. iconpdf

  • Prabha R, Singh DP, Rai A (2015) StressMicrobesInfo: Database of Microorganisms Responsive to Stress Conditions. Interdiscip Sci. (Springer) 8(3):203-8 iconpdf

  • Prabha R, Singh DP, Gupta SK, Rai A (2014). Whole genome phylogeny of Prochlorococcus marinus group of cyanobacteria: genome alignment and overlapping gene approach. Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences (Springer), 6:1–9. iconpdf

  • Keshri V, Singh DP, Prabha R, Rai A, Sharma AK (2013). Genome subtraction for the identification of potential antimicrobial targets in Xanthomonas oryzae pv. Oryzae PXO99A pathogenic to rice. 3Biotech (Springer). 4(1): 91-95. iconpdf

  • Singh DP, Prabha R, Yandegiri MS, Arora DK (2011). Cyanobacteria-mediated phenylpropanoids and phytoharmones in rice (Oryza sativa) enhance plant growth and stress tolerance. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 100(4), 557-568. iconpdf


Databases Developed


  • XenMetaDB (2018). Interactive user-friendly web-database of genes/transcripts and pathways involved in degradation of pesticides and other xenobiotics, mined from 105 crop rhizosphere metagenome datasets. iconpdf

  • FungRep (2017). Interactive user-friendly web-database of microsatellite repeats from different fungal species iconpdf

  • ChloroMitoSSRDB (2015). Contains information of microsatellites in chlorplast and mitochondrial genomes. iconpdf

  • StressMicrobesInfo (2015). Contains information about microorganisms which are involved in various stress conditions. iconpdf

  • BioInfoKnowledgeBase (2015). Contains information about more than 1000 tools and databases which are required for various kinds of analyses and knowledge search. iconpdf

  • Plant Stress Gene Database (2011). Contains information about plant’s genes which are involved in various stress conditions. iconpdf


Book(Authored)


  • Dubey RK, Tripathi V, Prabha R, Chaurasia R, Singh DP, Rao CS, El-Keblawy A, Abhilash PC (Authored). Unravelling the Soil Microbiome: Perspectives For Environmental Sustainability. Springer, ISBN: 978-3-030-15515-5.


Book(Edited)


  • Singh DP, Singh HB, Prabha R(Eds.) (2016) Microbial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity. Vol. 1: Research Perspectives. Springer, 343 p. ISBN: 978-81-322-2647-5.

  • Singh DP, Singh HB, Prabha R (Eds.) (2016) Microbial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity. Vol. 2: Functional Applications. Springer, 308 p. ISBN: 978-81-322-2644-4.

  • Singh DP, Singh HB, Prabha R (Eds.) (2017) Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives. Vol. 1: Fundamental Mechanisms, Methods and Functions. Springer, 657p. ISBN:978-981-10-5812-7.

  • Singh DP, Singh HB, Prabha R (Eds.) (2017) Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-ecological Perspectives. Vol. 2: Microbial Interactions and Agro-ecological Impacts. Springer, 763p. ISBN: 978-981-10-6592-7.

  • Singh DP, Gupta VK, Prabha R (Eds.) (2019) Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment. Vol. 1: Research Trends, Priorities and Prospects. Springer, 596 p., ISBN: 978-981-13-8390-8.

  • 6Singh DP, Gupta VK, Prabha R (Eds.) (2019) Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment. Vol. 2: Rhizosphere, Microbiome and Agro-ecology. Springer, 573 p., ISBN: 978-981-13-8382-3.

  • Singh DP, Prabha R(Eds.) (2019) Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment. Vol. 2: Soil and Crop Health Management. Springer, 491 p., ISBN: 978-981-329-083-9.


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