Department of Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering
Dr. Dinesh Pandey
Ph.D. (Molecular Biology & Biotechnology)
Plant Molecular Biology
Research areas/Areas of interest
Signal transduction in host pathogen interaction, Nano food biotechnology
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Ongoing Research Projects as Co-PI
De novo genome sequencing of Karnal bunt pathogen (Tilletia indica)Pathogen of Wheat : Chracterization of pathogenecity genes/proteins for development of Diagnostics
03/03/2017 to 03/03/2020
Being pursued (Co-PI)
Completed Two Projects as Principal Investigator
Cloning and gene expression of MAP kinases of Arabidopsis thaliana for identification of corresponding orthologs in Brassica.
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India
5 Years ( June 2006- March 2012)
Identification of potential target molecules of Alternaria toxin(s) in signal transduction pathways involved during pathogenesis of Alternaria blight of Brassica
3 years ( June 2006 – June 2009)
Selected Research Publications
Pathak RK, Baunthiyal M, Shukla R, Dinesh Pandey, Taj G and Kumar A (2017) In Silico Identification of Mimicking Molecules as Defense Inducers Triggering Jasmonic Acid Mediated Immunity against Alternaria Blight Disease in Brassica Species. Front. Plant Sci. 8:609.
Dinesh Pandey, Rajendran, S.R.C.K., Gaur, M. and A. Kumar. 2016. Plant Defense Signalling and responses to necrotrophic fungal pathogens. J Plant Growth Regul. 35: 1159.
A. Mishra, Dinesh Pandey, H. Punetha , R. Prabhusankar , A. K. Gupta , G. Taj & A. Kumar.2015. Expression analysis of MAP K 4 and MAP K 6 during pathogenesis of Alternaria blight in susceptible and tolerant genotypes of Brassica juncea. Eur J Plant Pathol. 142 (3) : 633-643.
Arpita Mishra, Dinesh Pandey, Manoj Singh and Anil Kumar. 2011. Involvement of hsr203J like gene homologue, protease and protease inhibitors in triggering differential defense response against Alternaria blight in Brassica Australasian Plant Pathology (2011): 40 (5),461-470 .
P. Kannan, Dinesh Pandey, A.K.Gupta, H.Punetha, Gohar Taj and Anil Kumar. 2011. Expression analysis of MAP 2K 9 and MAP K 6 during pathogenesis of Alternaria blight in Arabidopsis thaliana ecotype Columbia. Molecular Biology Reports. 39,4, 4439-4444.
Awards and Honours:
Recipient of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan University best teacher award in 2015 on foundation week of G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology