Photograph Name Dr RENU SOLANKI
Email Id renu_slnk@yahoo.co.in Date Of Join
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Educational Qualifications
Degree Institution Year
B.Sc (Hons.) Zoology Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi 2004
M.Sc Zoology, Specialization: Cell and Molecular Biology Department of Zoology, University of Delhi 2006
Ph.D. University of Delhi 2013
Career Profile

Assistant Professor, Zoology Department, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi (January 20, 2016 onwards)

Assistant Professor, Zoology Department, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi (July, 2013 to January, 2016 on adhoc basis)

Assistant Professor, Zoology Department, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi (January, 2013 to May, 2013 on adhoc basis)

Assistant Professor, Zoology Department, Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi (October, 2006 to April, 2007 on adhoc basis)

Administrative Assignments

2013-2014

Member, Purchase Committee, Zoology Department, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Member, Synapses: Zoological Society, Zoology Department, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

2014-2015

Member, Antardhwani Festival Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Member, Neilsen Survey Report Committee, Science Stream, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Member, Stock Verification Committee, Zoology Department, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Member, Synapses: Zoological Society, Zoology Department, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

2015-2016

Member, Admission Committee, Zoology Department, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Member, Spic Macay DDUC Chapter, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Member, Women Development Cell, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Member, Silver Jubilee Celebration Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Member, Neilsen Survey Report Committee, Science Stream, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Member, Synapses: Zoological Society, Zoology Department, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

2016-2017

Member, Women Development Cell, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Member, College Festival Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Member, Synapses: Zoological Society, Zoology Department, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

2018-19

Member, Stock Verification Committee, Department of Zoology

Member, Technical Purchase Committee, Department of Zoology

Member, Admission Committee,  Department of Zoology

Member, Synapses: Zoological Society, Zoology Department, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Nodal Officer (IQAC), Department of Zoology

2019-20 

Member, Stock Verification Committee, Department of Zoology

Member, Technical Purchase Committee, Department of Zoology

Member, College Festival Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Member, Admission Committee,  Department of Zoology

Member, India Today Group MDRA, Best Colleges ranking 2020

Nodal Officer (IQAC), Department of Zoology

Convenor,  Sangyaan -the Quiz Society 

Areas of Interest / Specialization

Cell & Molecular Biology, Microbial technology, Molecular Phylogenetics

Subjects Taught

Subjects taught:

  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Food, Nutrition and Health
  • Physiology
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Biochemistry and Immunology
  • Applied Biology and Biotechnology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Ecology
  • Biotechnology
  • Introduction to Medical Diagnostics
  • Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
  • Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates
  • Chordates

 

Research Guidance
Publications Profile

Research Papers/Review Articles

  • Solanki Renu, Khanna Monisha, Lal Rup (2008) Bioactive compounds from marine Actinomycetes. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 48(4), 410-431.
  • Solanki Renu, Lal Rup, Khanna Monisha (2011) Antimicrobial activities of actinomycetes from diverse ecological habitats in Delhi and its adjoining States, India. Journal of Microbial World, 13(2), 233-240.
  • Khanna Monisha, Solanki Renu, Lal Rup (2011) Selective isolation of rare actinomycetes producing novel antimicrobial compounds. International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research, 2(3), 357-375.
  • Khanna Monisha, Solanki Renu (2012) Streptomyces antibioticalis, a novel species from a sanitary landfill site. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 52(4), 605-611.
  • Solanki Renu, Das Payal and Khanna Monisha (2013) Metabolic profiling of actinomycetes having antimicrobial properties. International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research Vol 4 (4) 444-459
  • Das Payal, Solanki Renu and Khanna Monisha (2014) Isolation and  screening of cellulolytic actinomycetes from diverse habitats. International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Research Vol 45(3)  438-451.
  • Das Payal, Solanki Renu, Khanna Monisha (2015) Characterization of Extra Cellular Enzymes from Soil Actinomycetes: A Molecular Approach. International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology vol 10(2): 20-32.
  • Solanki Renu, Kundu Aditi, Das Payal, Khanna Monisha (2015) Chemical profiling of antimicrobial compounds from Streptomyces sp. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research vol 2 (6) :147-152.
  • Solanki Renu, Kundu Aditi, Das Payal, Khanna Monisha (2015) Characterization of antimicrobial compounds from Streptomyces sp. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research vol 4(7):1626-1641.
  • Payal Das, Prateek Kumar, Kumar Munendra Kumar, Renu Solanki and Monisha Khanna Kapur (2017). Bioprospecting xylanase enzymes from diverse ecological habitats. International Research Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, vol. 4, pp. 328-362. Impact Factor: 5.46
  • Payal Das, Prateek Kumar, Kumar Munendra Kumar, Renu Solanki and Monisha Khanna Kapur (2017). Purification and molecular characterization of chitinases from soil actinomycetes. African Journal of Microbiology Research, vol. 11(27), pp. 1086-1102.
  • Monisha Khanna Kapur, Renu Solanki, Payal Das, Munendra Kumar, Prateek Kumar (2018) Antimicrobial Activity Analysis of Bioactive Compounds from Soil Actinomycetes. Journal of Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Biological Sciences September - November 2018; 6(3):178-187, ISSN: 2348-7658
  • Monisha Khanna Kapur, Payal Das, Prateek Kumar, Munendra Kumar and Renu Solanki (2018) Molecular characterization of chitinolytic strains isolated from terrestrial habitats. International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences TM ISSN: 2321-3272 (Print), ISSN: 2230-7605 (Online) IJPBSTM | Volume 8 | Issue 4 | OCT-DEC | 2018 | 239-253 UGC Approved Journal
  • Monisha Khanna Kapur, Payal Das, Prateek Kumar, Munendra Kumar, Renu Solanki (2018) Role of Microbial Extracellular Enzymes in the Biodegradation of Wastes. Journal of Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Biological Sciences, CODEN: JPCBBG September - November 2018; 6(3):237-249 Online available at https://www.jpcbs.info ISSN: 2348-7658
  • Prateek Kumar, Aditi Kundu, Munendra Kumar, Renu Solanki, Monisha Khanna Kapur, (2019) Exploitation of potential bioactive compounds from two soil derived actinomycetes, Streptomyces sp. strain 196 and RI.24. Microbiological Research 229 (2019), 126312

Chapters

  • Shailly Anand and Renu Solanki (2016) Chapter “Transport across the cell membrane” in the book “Biology Programme for S5, published by Rawanda Publications, pp 25-44, ISBN No 978-0-8389-9227.
  • Renu Solanki (2017) Chapter “Antibiotic Resistance: A Global Problem” in the book Indian and Western Aspects of Identity published by Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education (CPDHE), UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, University of Delhi, Delhi, pp 179-188, ISBN No 978-93-85329-22-7
  • Renu Solanki, Sudhida Gautam, Kiran Kumar Salam (2017) Molecular Cell Biology; Zool 015. Cell Regulatory Mechanism. M 26: Chromatin Remodeling in MHRD project e-PG Pathshala
  • Sudhida Gautam, Renu Solanki  (2017) Structural organization of genome: Genome structure and organization (Module 3) in Paper 16: Molecular Genetics in MHRD project e-PG Pathshala
  • Sudidha Gautam, Renu Solanki, Kiran Kumar Salam (2018) Molecular Genetics: Changing Concepts of Genes Part 1 in MHRD project e-PG Pathshala
  • Renu Solanki, Sudidha Gautam, Pooja Vijay (2018) Paper 16 Molecular Genetics. Module 08: Structural organization of genome: Mobile DNA elements in Eukaryotes in MHRD project e-PG Pathshala
  • Renu Solanki, Sudidha Gautam, Pooja Kumari (2018) Paper 16 Molecular Genetics Module 18: Gene knockout and Gene knock down (Model Organisms)
  • Sudidha Gautam, Renu Solanki, Kiran Kumar Salam (2018) Molecular Cell Biology Zool 015. Module name: Cell regulatory mechanisms M 28: Translation and Post-translation Modifications in Eukaryotes

Conference Proceedings

  • Khanna Monisha, Solanki Renu, Lal Rup (2011) edited by Katiyar Kumar Sunil, Katiyar Rachna, Chapter 6 Bioactive compounds from soil actinomycetes. “Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Man: Interdependence and future challenges” pg 92-108, New Delhi, Biotech Books. ISBN 10: 8176222488 ISBN 13: 9788176222488.
  • Payal Das, Renu Solanki, Monisha Khanna (2016) Screening, quantification and purification of cellulases from soil actinomycetes. pp 219-247. ISBN 13: 978-1-77188-332-0 (Hardcover) and 13: 978-1-77188-333-7 (ebook), Microbial Biotechnology: Technological Challenges and Developmental Trends. National Conference on “Recent Trends in Microbial Biotechnology, held at Department of Microbiology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana from 26th-28th, February, 2015
  • Sakshi Garg, Aishwarya Kumar, Sudhir Verma, Renu Solanki (2017) Genital Tuberculosis: A cause of Infertility, presented in the National Symposium on “Reproductive health in India: Concerns and Awareness” held at Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, Delhi, February 12, 2016.
  • Sudhir Verma, Aishwarya Kumar, Sakshi Garg, Renu Solanki (2017) Zika Virus and Fetal Micocephaly: A cause or mere Co-incidence. Presented in the National Symposium on “Reproductive health in India: Concerns and Awareness” held at Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, Delhi, February 12, 2016.
Conference Organization/ Presentations (in the last three years)

Conference Presentations

  • Presented poster entitled “Streptomyces chromogiensis and Streptomyces antibiotiensis spp. nov; two novel species from a sanitary landfill site” Monisha Khanna, Renu Solanki and Rup Lal in the 49th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India:  International symposium on “Microbial Biotechnology: Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics” held from 19th to 20th November, 2008 at University of Delhi, Delhi, India.
  • Presented an oral presentation on “Screening of soil actinomycetes for antimicrobial compounds” Renu Solanki and Monisha Khanna in National Symposium on “Chemistry in Biology: The Future of Life Sciences” held at India International Centre, New Delhi from February 12-13, 2010.
  • Presented an oral presentation on “Bioactive compounds from soil actinomycetes” Monisha Khanna, Renu Solanki and Rup Lal in National Symposium on “Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Man: Interdependence and Future challenges” held at Lansdowne, Uttarakhand from 26th -28th March, 2010.
  • Presented poster entitled “Two novel species of Streptomyces isolated from a sanitary landfill soil” Monisha Khanna, Renu Solanki and Rup Lal in National Symposium on “Biotechnology” during October 29-30, 2010 organized by Delhi Technological University, India.
  • Presented poster entitled “Polyphasic characterization of actinomycetes and analysis of their antimicrobial potential” Renu Solanki, Monisha Khanna and Rup Lal in International symposium “Biotechnology for Better Tomorrow” held at Department of Microbiology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Sub-campus, Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India February 6-9, 2011.
  • Presented poster entitled “Novel streptomycetes from a sanitary landfill soil” Monisha Khanna, Renu Solanki and Rup Lal in International symposium “Biotechnology for Better Tomorrow” held at Department of Microbiology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Sub-campus, Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India February 6-9, 2011.
  • Presented poster entitled “antimicrobial compounds from soil actinomycetes” Monisha Khanna, Renu Solanki and Rup Lal in National symposium on “Microbes in health and agriculture”, held at School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi March 12-13, 2012.
  • Presented poster entitled “Genital tuberculosis: A cause of infertility” Sakshi Garg, Dhruv Khatri, Aishwarya S Kumar, Sudhir Verma, Renu Solanki in National Symposium on “Reproductive health in India: Concerns and Awareness” held at Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, Delhi, February 12, 2016.
  • Presented poster entitled “Ever Green Revolution” Sakshi Garg, Renu Solanki in National Symposium on “Trends in Research and Innovations in Life Sciences at Undergraduate level” held at Deen Dayal Upadhaya College, University of Delhi, Delhi, March 30, 2016 

Workshop/Conference organized

  • Resource Person for the Summer Training Workshop for B.Sc (H) Zoology Part III students on “Basic Techniques in Molecular Biology” held at Acharya Narendra Dev College from June 1st to 30th 2008.
  • Resource person in the four day Workshop for College Teachers for imparting technical skills in practical exercise of B.Sc Program Life Sciences Part III, held at Acharya Narendra Dev College from Oct 21st to Oct 24th, 2008.
  • Resource Person for the Summer Training Workshop for B.Sc (H) Zoology Part II & III students on “Biology and Biotechnology of Actinomycetes” held at Acharya Narendra Dev College from June 8th to 30th, 2009.
  • Resource Person for the Summer Training Workshop for students on “Polyphasic characterization of actinomycetes and analysis of their antimicrobial potential” held at Acharya Narendra Dev College from May 15th to August 10th 2010.
  • Resource person for the Summer Training Workshop on “Isolation of antimicrobial compounds from soil actinomycetes” held at Acharya Narendra Dev College from 22nd June to 19th July, 2011.
  • Organizing Committee Member of National Symposium on “Trends in Research and Innovations in Life Sciences at Undergraduate level” held at Deen Dayal Upadhaya College, University of Delhi, Delhi, March 30, 2016
  • Convenor and Resource person, Five Days Inter-college Hands on Workshop on “Basic Principles of Recombinant DNA Technology & Metagenomics” organized by Department of Zoology under the aegis of DBT Star College Program from 28th August to 1st September, 2018.
  • Resource person in four days Outreach Program for class X students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 12, Dwarka, held from October 24-29, 2018 jointly organized by NASI-Delhi Chapter and Science Foundation, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College under the aegis of DBT Star College Program.
  • Organizing Committee Member, Turiyojas Science Festival organized by Science Foundation under the aegis of DBT Star College Scheme of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College held on 11-12th March, 2019.                                   
  • Organizing Committee Member, Alumni Meet “Renaissance’19” organized by Department of Zoology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College on 13th April, 2019.
  • Coordinator, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College and PhiXGen Pvt. Ltd executed on 3rd May, 2019.
  • Convenor, Two week National Summer Training-cum-Workshop on “Fundamentals of Microbiology (BASIC)” organized by Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College under the aegis of DBT Star College Scheme from 27th June to 12th July, 2019.
  • Convenor, Five-day National Faculty Development Program on “MOOCs and e-content development” organized by Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College under the aegis of Internal Quality Assurance Cell in association with SWAYAM – an initiative of MHRD and Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) from 13th July to 17th July, 2019.
  • Coordinator, Chapter 2 DDUC of Bani School Innovation Camp-IV (BaSIC IV) under University of Delhi-INSA Outreach Program, Deeksharambh – Student Induction Programme (UGC) and DBT Star College Program at Government Senior Secondary School, Bani, Himachal Pradesh on October 22, 2019 in association with Ramjas College and Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi.
  • Coordinator, Student Training Program on “Metagenomic Studies” organized under MoU between Internal Quality Assurance Cell and PhiXGen Pvt. Ltd.
    • Training Session I on “Isolation of eDNA from soil and water samples” held on 29th August, 2019.
    • Training Session II on “In-vitro amplification of genes from environmental DNA” held on 9th September, 2019
  • Coodinator, One day Hands on Workshop on "Assembly and Use of Foldscope" organized by Department of Zoology under the aegis of Science Foundation on 18th October, 2019

Workshop/ Faculty Development Programs (FDP) Attended

  • Participated in the “National Workshop on Biology and Biotechnology of Actinomycetes” in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Sub-centre, Osmanabad from Feb 12th to 14th, 2009.
  • Participated in workshop on “Application of Free/Open Source Software in Science Teaching and Reasearch” held at Acharya Narendra Dev College, from April 14th – 15th, 2010.
  • Participated in Hands-on-Training on “Molecular Phylogenetics: Understanding Evolutionary Histories” organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi, held on June 15-16, 2011.
  • Participated in Hands-on-Training cum Workshop for teachers for the course “Paper 21: Evolutionary Biology (ZOHP 610)” conducted by Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College in collaboration with Acharya Narendra Dev College and Swami Shraddhanand College on Feb 10, 2013 at Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College under the aegis of the DBT Star College Scheme.
  • Participated in one day workshop (Faculty Development Program) on “Molecular Modelling and Docking studies” Organized by Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Noida on 25th May, 2015
  • Participated in one day workshop (Faculty Development Program) on “Creating Courses using Open Education Resources” Organized by IQAC, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi on 16th March, 2015
  • One day workshop (Faculty Development Program) on “Creating Courses using Open Education Resources” Organized by IQAC, DeenDayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi, 16th March, 2015
  • National Workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights: Culmination of Research” organized by Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi
  • Participated in one week Faculty Development Program on “Environment Sustainability and Higher Education organized by Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi held from 4th to 11th June, 2018
  • Participated in faculty development program “Teachers as Mentors” organized by Mentoring & Counselling Committee, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi on 23rd August, 2018
  • Participated in Faculty Development Programme cum Workshop on Climate Across the Curriculum: Resources for Integrating Climate Topics in Discipline-Specific Teaching from 13th-14th October, 2018 at Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University
  • Participated in Three-days workshop on ‘Research Based Pedagogical Tools (RBPT) for UG level Science teachers at Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, March 25-27, 2019
  • Completed short term course on MOOCs and e content Development organized by the Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education (CPDHE), UGC-HRDC, University of Delhi, July, 2019

Conference/Seminar Participation

  • Participated in the International symposium on ciliate biology: “Biodiversity, ultrastructure, development, genome, parasitism” February 6-7, 2007 organized by SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi.
  • Participated in the 49th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India:  International symposium on “Microbial Biotechnology: Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics” held from 19th to 20th November, 2008 at University of Delhi, Delhi, India.
  • Participated in National Symposium on “Chemistry in Biology: The Future of Life Sciences” held at India International Centre, New Delhi from February 12-13, 2010.
  • Participated in the National Symposium on “Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Man: Interdependence and Future challenges” held at Lansdowne, Uttarakhand from 26th -28th  March, 2010.
  • Participated in National Symposium on “Biotechnology” during October 29-30, 2010 organized by Delhi Technological University, India.
  • Participated in International symposium “Biotechnology for Better Tomorrow” held at Department of Microbiology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Sub-campus, Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India February 6-9, 2011.
  • Participated in National symposium on “Microbes in health and agriculture”, held at School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi March 12-13, 2012.
  • Participated in the National conference on “Redefining science teaching: future of education, organized by Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi held at University of Delhi, South Campus from March, 7-9, 2013.
  • Participated in the National symposium on Vector biology and vector management (Innovation Project, DU) held at Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, on June 21, 2013.
  • Participated in National Conference on "Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptations, Mitigation Scenario and Future Challenges in Indian Perspective" Organized by Department of Botany, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi, Delhi from 2-3 March, 2015.
  • Participated in the 56th Annual of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI-2015) and International symposium on “Emerging Discoveries in Microbiology” organized by School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110 067 from December 7-10, 2015.
  • Participated in 1st International Conference on Integrative Bhemistry, Biology: Translational Medicine (ICBMT 2019) held from 25th -26th Feb, 2019 organized by Hansraj College, University of Delhi at Conference Centre, University of Delhi.

Orientation Course/Refresher Courses Attended

Completed the Orientation Programme (OR-86) conducted by the Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education (CPDHE), UGC-HRDC, University of Delhi, from 25th Nov to 23rd Dec, 2016.

Completed the Refresher Course in “Contemporary Issues of the World” conducted by the Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education (CPDHE), UGC-HRDC, University of Delhi, from 27th Nov, 2018 to 17th Dec, 2018.

Completed the Refresher Course in “Indian Education System and Skill Development” conducted by the Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education (CPDHE), UGC-HRDC, University of Delhi, from 3rd Jan, 2020 to 16th Jan, 2020.

 

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)
Awards and Distinctions
  • Daulat Ram College awarded a prize for securing highest marks in III year in B. Sc Zoology (Hons.) in the College (2004).
  • Daulat Ram College awarded a prize for standing 1st in the College in B. Sc Zoology (Hons.) (2004).
  • Qualified Joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship in Life Sciences held on 18.12.2005.
  • CSIR awarded JRFship for pursuing Ph.D from 2007-2009
  • CSIR awarded SRFship for pursuing Ph.D from 2009-2012
Association With Professional Bodies
Other Activities
Assignment, Notes for Students