Dr Harsha Kharkwal

Director AIP&P / Coordinator, ACCR / Associate Professor

Amity Institute of Phytochemistry & Phytomedicine
 
  • Academic Area

    Health Sciences Phd

  • Teaching Interests

    Drug Discovery, Advances in Natural Product Chemistry, Instrumentation
  • Qualifications

    Graduation : B.Sc(MICROBIOLOGY, ZOOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY)-1996,SAROJINI NAIDU VANITA MAHAVIDYALAYA, HYDERABAD

    Post Graduation : M.Sc(Organic Chemistry)-1998,DSB COLLEGE, NAINITAL

  • Experience

    15 Oct 2005 - Present
    Director AIP&P / Coordinator, ACCR / Associate Professor,
    Amity Institute of Phytochemistry & Phytomedicine

    16 Nov 2009 - 30 Dec 2011
    Sr. Lecturer,
    AMITY UNIVERSITY UTTAR PRADESH,
    Amity Institute for Herbal Research and Studies

    01 Oct 2005 - 16 Nov 2009
    LECTURER,
    AMITY UNIVERSITY UTTAR PRADESH,
    Amity Institute of Microbial technology







  • Current Courses Taught

    Drug Discovery and Development

  • Research Interests

    Natural product Chemistry, Applied Carbohydrate Chemistry, neutraceuticals and cosmaceuticals
  • Publications

    Biodegradable Polymers :Role in Enhancing Bioavailability of Drug ,
    Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Piriformospora indica Varma and Franken mediated enhancement of Biomass and diosgenin production in Trigonella foenum-graecum ,
    Society for Conservation and Resource Development of Medicinal Plants

    Pharmacognostic, Preliminary Phytochemical Studies and Anticancerous Potential of Trigonella foenum-graecum. ,
    Pharma Science Monitor

    Herbal Contraception: A call for Education and Research ,
    Society of Conservation and Resource Development of Medicinal Plants

    Phytochemical analysis and anti-inflammatory potential of Fenugreek ,
    Society for Conservation and Resource Development of Medicinal Plants

    Optimisation of Research and Development in Herbal Sector ,
    Medherb

    SSCP-A Novel Approach ,
    IK International

    Medically Important Members of Family Enterobacteriaceae: Identification ,
    IK International Publishers

    Microbial Diversity and its Molecular Aspects ,
    IK International

    Novel Symbiotic Endophytes ,
    Springer- Verlag, Germany

    Microbes for Human Life ,
    IK International

    History of Medical Microbiology ,
    IK International

    Medicinal Plants for Human Life ,
    IK International

    Fermented Health Foods: Boon to Mankind ,
    IK International

    Beneficial Microorganisms: Herbal and Medicinal Plants ,
    IK International

    Co-Cultivation with Sebacinales ,
    Springer-Verlag, Germany

    Impact of Microorganisms on Environment and Health ,
    IK International

    Fungus Protoplast: Impediments on Biotechnology ,
    IK International

    RNA Based Therapeutics ,
    Academic Sciences

    Phytochemical Analysis of Glycosides from Leaves of Trigonella foenum graecum ,
    Elsevier

    Cassia grandis Linn.f.seed galactomannan: structural and crystallographic studies ,
    Elsevier

    Cassia grandis Linn.f.seed galactomannan: structural and crystallographic studies ,
    Elsevier

    Cassia grandis Linn.f.seed galactomannan : Structural and crystallographical studies. ,
    ELSEVIER

    Cassia grandis Linn.f.seed galactomannan : Structural and crystallographical studies. ,
    ELSEVIER

    Advancements of Nanotechnology in Food Packaging ,
    WJPPS

    Antimicrobial Food Packaging: Potential & Pitfalls ,
    Frontiers

    Phytochemical Investigation of High Altitude Medicinal Plants Cinnamomum tamala (Buch-Ham) Nees and Eberm and Rhododendron arboreum Smith ,
    AJPCT

    Antifungal activity of Wogonin ,
    Phytotheraphy Research

    Pharmacognostic, Preliminary Phytochemical Studies and Anticancerous Potential of Trigonella foenum-graecum ,
    Pharma science Monitor

    Algae as future drugs ,
    Asain Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research

    Myrica nagi: A review on active constituents, biological and therapeutic effects ,
    International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Binding agents from Cassia Species ,
    International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Phytopharmacological Research

    Antifungal activity of leaf extarct of Clerodendrum infortunatum Retz. ,
    World Applied Sciences Journal

    Bioavailability Enhancement of Curcuminoids using Natural Polymer ,
    Der Pharmacia Letter

    Biodegradable Capsules: A Review ,
    World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Investigation on Myrica nagi leaves: Phytochemical screening and physicochemical evaluation ,
    World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Formulation and In-Vitro evaluation of sun protection factor of Myrica nagi ethyl acetate extract sunscreen cream ,
    /International Journal of Advances in Pharmaceutical Research

    Anti-termite activity of Heartwood of Dalbergia Sisso Roxb.Ex. DC ,
    World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Curcumin: A wonder Therapeutical Drug ,
    World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Natural Polymers in Drug Delivery ,
    World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    A Review on Pharmacological Properties of Aloe vera ,
    International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research

    Phytochemical Analysis of Glycosides from Leaves of Trigonella foenum graecum ,
    International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research

    Natural polymer based cling films for food packaging ,
    International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    NATURAL POLYMER BASED DETERGENTS FOR STAIN REMOVAL ,
    World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    ADVANCEMENTS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN FOOD PACKAGING ,
    World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Synthesis, Characterization and Evaluation of Antibacterial Efficacy, Antioxidant Potential of Silver nanoparticle using Myrica nagi leaf extract ,
    International Journal of Phytomedicine

    Antimicrobial Food Packaging: Potential & Pitfalls ,
    Frontiers in Microbiology

    Foaming Glycosides ,
    International Organization of Scientific Research

    Cassia grandis: Viscosity behaviour of native and modified seed gum ,
    Surya Publication

    Microbes for Human Life ,
    ANSHAN Publication, uk

    Interaction of Symbiotic Fungus with Fenugreek Effect of Mycorrhizal association on Phytochemistry of Fenugreek ,
    LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

    Biodegradable Chitosan for Processed Foods ,
    Amity University

    Jatropha and algal biomass: Study on the better source for biodiesel ,
    J Biotechnol Biomater

    Lactoferrin: A promising Antimicrobial in future ,
    Amity University

    Role of Functional foods in Osteoporosis ,
    Amity University

    Rhododendron arboretum Flower: Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, Traditional Utility and Value Addition ,
    Write and Print, Natural Products Recent Advances

    Nutraceutical Enhanced with Probiotic for Hypercholesterolemia ,
    Amity University

    Hydrocolloids: New suspending agents for oral formulations ,
    J Biotechnol Biomater

    Phytochemical Investigation of High Altitude Medicinal Plants Cinnamomum tamala (Buch-Ham) Nees and Eberm and Rhododendron arboreum Smith ,
    AJPCT

    Cassia grandis Linn.f.seed galactomannan : Structural and crystallographical studies. ,
    ELSEVIER

    Herbal Contraceptive Formulations: A Potential Industry ,
    Amity University

    Patenting Life in Modern Day Science ,
    Amity University

    Nanotechnology: A Future Aspect for a Better Treatment in Cervix Cancer ,
    Amity University

    Herbal Contraception and Nanotechnological Applications ,
    Amity University

    Novel Symbiotic Fungus towards the value addition of herbal plants and IPR ,
    Allahabad University

    In silico approach to evaluate the efficacy of dietary flavonoids and their role in Alzheimer's disease ,
    Global Research

    Symbiotic Fungi and Medicinal Plants : Their Nano-Biotechnological Approach ,
    ASSOCHAM

    Patenting of Medicinal Plant (Fenugreek) ,
    Amity University

    Patenting Fenugreek Formulations having Antimicrobial Activity against Hospital Pathogens ,
    Amity University

    Nutraceutical: A Drug, Dietary Supplement, and Food Ingredient ,
    Bentham and Science

  • Projects

    Investigation on active constituents of high altitude medicinal plants traditionally used as Non-Tox(Ministry of Environment and Forests)
    OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT 1. Chemical idebntification of therapeutic constituents of Medicinal plants 2. Preparation of standardized extract/isolation of active constituents 3. Developing of SOPs and STPs of the standardized extract/pure active ingredient 4. Chemical fingerprints for standardized extract/isolate 5. Identification of suitable agro-climatic regions for high content of therapeutic ingredient 6. search for any other less important molecules from the same plant and their valuby (MoEF)

    On Farm Testing of proven Medicinal Plants in Sodic soil and Saline water conditions (NMPB)
    This Project has 2 aspects one is Cultivation of medicinal plants in saline water conditions and the other is testing of medicinal plants properties through isolation, characterization and formulationby (NMPB)

  • Affiliations

    The Indian Association of Parental and Enteral Nutrition Since 01 Aug 2012

  • Activities

    • Awarded Senior research Fellowship (SRF) by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India in 2003. • Awarded Lucid Research Award from Lucid Colloids for my work on gums and hydrocolloids titled “Effect of Carboxymethylation on viscosity and additive properties of Dhaincha seed galactomannan in December 2004 • Achieved top 20 position in IMC Innovation Awards 2013 • Chosen as Key Scientific Adviser for "Innova Invest in Lublin Poland"Project in 2015. Project to start in 2016 • Regional officer for The Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Regional Center, Amity Center for Carbohydrate Research,Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida Since 2012 •Editorial Board Member/Reviewer for referred Journals like Food Hydrocolloids; International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences (IJBPAS) ; World Applied Science Journal; International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; American Journal for Research in Biology; Pharma Research

    Chosen as an Expert Reviewer FOR PRESTIGIOUS BIG-BIRAC from DBT, GoI.

    Joined the BOARD OF MENTORS for the prestigious AIC-PRESTIGE INSPIRE FOUNDATION supported by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI AYOG , GoI who will shape the startup ecosystems of Central India

    Joined Mentor Board under BIRAC-BRTC program

    One of the Experts in Chemistry for preparation of Definitional Dictionary Chemistry by Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology, Ministry of Human Resource Development (Higher Education Department), GoI

  • Patents

    A FORMULATION FROM EMULSIFYING AGENT FROM NATIVE AND DERIVATIZED ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 812/DEL/2009A )

    SUSPENDING AGENT FROM CASSIA SPECIES ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 1051/DEL/2009 A )

    SAPONIN DERIVATIVES ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 767/DEL/2009 A )

    Polygalactomannan and Modified Polygalactomannans from Fenugreek and their uses thereof ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 1469/DEL/2009 )

    Novel composition of Biopolymers and a process for the preparation therefof ,New Delhi, India,India - Complete ( 520/DEL/2011 )

    Herbal Energy Drink in different Flavours ,New Delhi,,India - Complete ( 2254/DEL/2011 )

    Carotenoids Enriched Functional foods derived from agri-horticulture waste ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 2857/DEL/2011 )

    Novel Formulation for Treating Cancer ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 2984/DEL/2011 )

    High Fibre Dietary Supplement for Diabetes ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 3306/DEL/2011 )

    A Herbal Healing Cream Formulation for Cracked Hels ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 3789/DEL/2011 )

    Herbal Colours for Food and Cosmetic Industry ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 40/DEL/2012 )

    Herbal Nail Polish ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 3881/DEL/2011 )

    Novel Formulation for treating Hemorrhoids ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 171/DEL/2012 )

    Shampoo for Dry and Greasy Hair ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 467/DEL/2012 )

    Polymer Based Gelatin free Capsules ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 1031/DEL/2012 )

    An improved method for isolation and purification of Berberine from species containing Berberine ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 1553/DEL/2012 )

    Novel Polysaccharride Ethers ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 2026/DEL/2012 )

    CarbohydrateBases Biodegradable and Hydrobiodegradable Plastics ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 2140/DEL/2012 )

    Thickening agents for Food, Paint and Textile Industry ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 2800/DEL/2012 )

    Multipurpose Skin Cream ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 3452/DEL/2012 )

    Vegetarian Hard CAapsules ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 3454/DEL/2012 )

    Novel Carbohydrates for water soluble paints ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 231/DEL/2013 )

    Improved Cling Film for Food Industry ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 382/DEL/2013 )

    Makeup removal Formulation and a method of preparation thereof ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 1122/DEL/2013 )

    Bioplastic Formulation and novel methodology for the preparation of the same ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 891/DEL/2013 )

    Sunscreen lotion/gel formulation for skin flushing ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 1521/DEL/2013 )

    Novel Self Defense Spray ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 2526/DEL/2013 )

    Improved Additive for Paper Industry ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 3039/DEL/2013 )

    Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using ethanolic extract of Zanthoxylum alatum leaves ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 3104/DEL/2013 )

    Novel synthesis of magnetic Iron Oxide nanoparticles using cinnamon leaf extract ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 3281/DEL/2013 )

    Injection Mouldable Bioplastic ,New Delhi,India - Provisional ( 150/DEL/2015 )

    Binding agents from Cassia ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 676/DEL/2009 )

    Novel oil Carbohydrate Based Lipstick ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 593/DEL/2013 )

    Biodegradable Plastics ,New Delhi,India - Complete ( 31626/DEL/2016 )

  • Conferences attended

    11th International Hydrocolloid Conference
    Organized By :Whistler center for Carbohydrate Research, Purdue University

    7th ISDNP
    Organized By :AIHBPD

    Assocham GLOBAL Knowledge Millenium Summit-IV (Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)
    Organized By :ASSOCHAM

    National Symposium of Biodiversity Assessment, Conservation and Ecoplanning
    Organized By :Department of Botany, University of Allhabad

    Application of Nanotechnology in Microbial and Herbal Product Development
    Organized By :Amity Institute of Microbial Technology/Amity University Uttar Pradesh

    in IPR in Indian Agriculture under changing R & D Scenario-Implications of WTO, PVR and FR
    Organized By :Amity Institute of Microbial Technology/Amity University Uttar Pradesh

    Indo-US Sponsored International Congress-cum-Workshop on IPR
    Organized By :Amity Institute of Microbial Technology/Amity University Uttar Pradesh

    INDO - ITALIAN WORKSHOP ON BACTERIA & FUNGI. FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
    Organized By :Amity Institute of Microbial Technology/Amity University Uttar Pradesh

    BISMiS 2011 INAUGURAL MEETING OF BERGEY’S INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR MICROBIAL SYSTEMATICS
    Organized By :Bergeys Manual Trust; Chinese Society for Microbiology

    ndian–German Workshop in the frame of the programme ‘Initiation and Intensification of Bilateral Coo
    Organized By :Amity Institute of Microbial Technology (India) together with Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany)

    3rd World Congress on Biotechnology
    Organized By :OMICS

    Training on FT-IR & GC
    Organized By :shimadzu

    CAMAG-HPTLC Training
    Organized By :CAMAG, Switerzland

    International Congress cum Workshop on IPR
    Organized By :USPTO & AIMT

    International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
    Organized By :International Centre for Stem Cells, Cancer and Biotechnology, (ICSCCB), Pune, India etc

    16th International Conference on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
    Organized By :WASET

    Pharmacognosy-2013 OMICS Group Conferences
    Organized By :OMICS

    26th International Carbohydrate Symposium
    Organized By :International Carbohydrate Organization (ICO)

    Global R&D Summit 2013-Destination India
    Organized By :FICCI

    3rd World Congress on Biotechnology
    Organized By :OMICS Publishing Group

    Fundamentals of HPLC with LC Solution
    Organized By :SHIMADZU

    Training workshop on IPR
    Organized By :ASSOCHAM

  • Short Description

    Dr. Harsha Kharkwal has been working with Amity University since October 2005. Dr. Harsha joined us as Lecturer. She has proven her credibility in 10 years of employment with Amity University. Dr. Harsha has established herself as an early-career leader in the emerging field in a short span of time. Dr. Harsha has done significant research work in the field of Applied Carbohydrate and Natural Product chemistry. She has published more than 55 research papers in Journals of repute, books and has guided 3 Ph.D students during this period. In addition to teaching, she has shown equal flair for Research and Innovation which has led to her filing of more than 60 patents, some of which has been commercialized while others are in pipeline to be taken up by Industries so that her excellent research accomplishments can reach from “Lab to Land”.