Welcome Dr. Shikha Thakur to Journal of Microbiome

Dr. Shikha Thakur
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology, SIPAS, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna University, India


Biography & Research Interest

Welcome Dr. Shikha Thakur to Join the Editorial Board of Journal of Microbiome.
Technical Expertise: Microbiological techniques
• Isolation, purification, characterization, identification (biochemical characterization) preservation and maintenance of microbial cultures from soil, water, air and seeds.
• Staining of microorganisms viz., Gram’s staining, acid fast staining, endospore and other staining.
• Spread plate, Streak plate technique and Culture preservation techniques.
• Environmental Bio-techniques (BOD, COD, Coliform tests).
• Isolation of nitrogen fixing bacteria from root nodules of leguminous plants.
• Isolation of phosphorus solubilizing bacteria from roots and soil.
• Isolation of Pathogenic and Non-pathogenic fungi from the phylloplane of leaves.
• Different plant pathological techniques such as Pathogenicity testing, Colony interaction, Well-in-agar techniques, spore germination, biochemical tests etc.
EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Forest Pathology Nov. 2014 Forest Research Institute Deemed University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand India Dissertation title: “Biological control of some important foliar diseases of medicinal plants
Master of Science in Microbiology Aug, 2008 Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidhayalaya, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India Thesis title: “Control of building fungus by using extracts of Tagetes patula“
Bachelor of Science Aug, 2006 M.L.N. College, Kurukshetra University, Yamunanagar, Haryana, India
PRESENTATIONS
• Presented “Ecofriendly management of foliar Diseases of Piper longum to increase Productivity.” in Ist Indian Forest Congress in the Theme “Expanding Frontiers of Forestry Science” organized by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education at NASC Complex, New Delhi.22nd to 25th November 2011.
• Presented “Screening potential of biocontrol agents against Alternaria leaf spot diseases of Rauwolfia serpentina” in 7th Uttarakhand Council of Science and Technology in the Theme “Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology” at Graphic Era Institute Of Technology, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. 21st to 23rd November 2012.

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