Anil Kumar

M. Sc.

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Ph. D.

Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR), New Delhi.



Research Interest

Intellectual Property Rights, Biosensor, Bioinformatics, Environmental Biotechnology, Climate Change

Summary of Research

Dr. Anil Kumar is presently working as Staff Scientist in the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. Dr. Kumar has a research background for developing biotech-based technologies for industrial and societal benefits. As an inventor, he credits 59 patents (granted) for developing product & processes useful in different industries. He had participated in the development of BOD biosensor which has recently been transferred to industry. Dr. Kumar has also conceptualized five internet-based databases for free dissemination of knowledge pertaining to Environmental Biotechnology. In 2012, one of his patents has been selected for CSIR Technology Award 2012 and other US patent won Merck Millipore India Innovation Award 2012. Presently he is working in the area of IPR pertaining to biological sciences.

Awards/ Fellowships

CSIR Technology Award, 2012
Merck Millipore India Innovation Award, 2012
'Young Scientist Award’ from IUBMB, 2006.
‘Young Investigator Award’ from “HUPO 3rd Annual World Congress”, 2004.
Merit Scholarship from Department of Biotechnology during M.Sc. at IIT Roorkee
FAOBMB Travel Fellowship in 2004.

Inventorship in Patents (Granted 59)

US6896806 US7018510 US7022511 US7179633 US7267772
US7429478 US7736879 US7906008 US8080403 US7396671
EP1613739 EP1611282 EP1836133 EP1831682 EP1996520
GB1613739 GB1831682 GB1836133 GB1996520  IN221931
IN224060 IN231224 IN243806 IN244344 IN244801
FI120771 A2008/07816 ZA 2005/7593 CN352084 SE529680
CN 368495 FI1613739 SE1613739 DE1613739 CN200380110308.1
FR1996520 ZA 2007/5292 ZA2007/05230 ZA2007/05225  ZA2005/07609
FI1611282 AU2004326112 FR1611282 SE1611282 CNZL200480044738.2
DK1836133 AU2004326074 AU2004326080 DE1611282 AU2004326113
DK1831682 AU2007226332 BE1996520 DE1996520 CNZL200480044739.7
CH1996520 IT1996520 ES1996520 ZA2005/7592  


Selected Publications

  • Majhi MC, Behera AK, Kulshrestha NM, Mahmooduzafar,  Kumar R, Kumar A (2013) Extreme: A unified web repository of extremophilic  microorganisms PLoSONE, 16;8(5):e63083.
  • Gahoi S, Mandal RS, Ivanisenko N, Shrivastava P, Jain S, Singh AK, Raghunandanan MV, Kanchan S, Taneja B, Mandal C, Ivanisenko VA, Kumar A, Kumar R, Open Source Drug Discovery Consortium, Ramachandran S (2013) Computational Screening for New Inhibitors of M. tuberculosis Mycolyltransferases Antigen 85 Group of Proteins as Potential Drug Targets. J Biomol Struct Dynam 31(1):30-43. doi: 10.1080/07391102.2012.691343.
  • Kulshreshtha NM, Kumar R, Begum Z, Shivaji S, Kumar A (2013) Exiguobacterium alkaliphilum sp. nov. isolated from alkaline wastewater drained sludge of a beverage industry located in India. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, ijs.0.039123-0; doi:10.1099/ijs.0.039123-0.
  • Gupta S, Saxena M, Saini N, Mahmooduzzafar, Kumar R, Kumar A (2012) An Effective Strategy for a Whole-Cell Biosensor Based on Putative Effector Interaction Site of the Regulatory DmpR Protein. PLoSONE 7(8): e43527.
  • Dhall P, Kumar R, Siddiqi TO and Kumar A (2012) Selection of an apt support for immobilization of microbes for developing BOD biosensor Anal. Methods, 2013, DOI: 10.1039/C2AY26208H.
  • Saini R, Kapoor R, Kumar R, Siddiqui TO and Kumar A (2011) CO2 utilizing microbes-A comprehensive review. Biotechnol Adv 29(6):949-60.
  • Joshi S, Bisht GS, Rawat DS, Kumar A, Kumar R, Maiti S and Pasha S (2010) Interaction studies of novel cell selective antimicrobial peptides with model membranes and E. coli ATCC 11775. Biochim Biophys Acta 1798(10):1864-75.
  • Saini R, Majhi MC, Kapoor R, Kumar A and Kumar R (2009) CSD: A database of CO2 utilizing strains. Environ Model Software 24(9):1133-1134.
  • Dhall P, Kumar A, Joshi A, Saxsena TK, Manoharan A, Makhijani SD, Singh VP and Kumar R (2008) Quick and reliable estimation of BOD load of beverage industrial wastewater by developing BOD biosensor. Sensor Actuator B Chem 133(2):478-483.
  • Bisht GS, Rawat DS, Kumar A, Kumar R and Pasha S (2007) Antimicrobial activity of rationally designed amino terminal modified peptides. Bioorg Med Chem Lett 17(15):4343-4346.

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