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Smita Srivastava

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Assistant Professor
Ph.D, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
M.S., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Office: BT 502
Tel: +91-44-2257-4127
Email: smita@iitm·ac·in
Lab: BT 317 (Website)

Research Interests

  • Plant cell bioprocessing
  • Phytoremediation
  • Microbial fermentation

Publications

  • Patents

  • A.K. Srivastava, V.S.Bisaria and Smita Srivastava. Indian Patent application entitled “BIOREACTOR AND USES THEREOF” (Application no. 148/DEL/2010) dated 27th January 2010.
  • Book chapters and Reviews

  1. S. Srivastava and A.K Srivastava (2008) Recent Advances of in vitro azadirachtin production. In: K. G. Ramawat, J.M. Merillon (Eds.) Biotechnology: Bioactive Molecules and Medicinal Plants. Springer, Germany. pp 234-250.
  2. S. Srivastava and A.K Srivastava (2011) Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering for Alkaloid Production. In: K. G. Ramawat, J.M. Merillon and M. Henry (Eds.) Handbook of Natural Products, Vol I, Chapter IV, Springer Verlag, Germany (in press)
  • Publications in International Journals

  1. S. Srivastava and A. K. Srivastava (2012) Azadirachtin production by hairy root cultivation of Azadirachta indica in a modified stirred tank reactor. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering (in press)
  2. Rajashekar Reddy, Smita Srivastava*, A. K. Srivastava (2012) Development of a mathematical model for growth and oxygen transfer in in vitro plant hairy root cultivations. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (DOI: 10.1007/s12010-011-9515-5 ). * corresponding author
  3. Smita Srivastava and Ashok Srivastava (2012) Strategies to Overcome Oxygen Transfer Limitations During Hairy Root Cultivation of Azadiracta indica for Enhanced Azadirachtin Production. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (DOI: 10.1007/s12010-011-9531-5)
  4. S. Srivastava and A. K. Srivastava (2012) Statistical medium optimization for enhanced azadirachtin production in hairy root culture of Azadirachta indica. In vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Plant. 48:73-84.
  5. S. Srivastava and A. K. Srivastava (2012) In vitro cultivation of azadirachtin production by hairy root cultivation of Azadirachta indica in nutrient mist bioreactor. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 166(2):365-378.
  6. Srivastava Smita (2011) In vitro production of therapeutic cyclotides via plant cell bioprocessing. Editorial in Res. J. Biotech. 6(4) 3-5.
  7. S. Srivastava and A. K. Srivastava (2010) Application of NADH fluorescence sensing in plant cell bioreactor for Azadirachtin (a biopesticide) production. AsPac J. Mol. Biol. Biotechnol. 18 (1) : 23-25
  8. S. Srivastava and A.K Srivastava (2008). Biological phosphate removal by model based fed-batch cultivation of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 40: 227-232.
  9. S. Srivastava, S. Harsh and A. K. Srivastava (2008) Use of NADH fluorescence measurement for on-line biomass estimation and characterization of metabolic status in bioreactor cultivation of plant cells for azadirachtin (a biopesticide) production. Process Biochemistry. 43: 1121-1123.
  10. S. Srivastava and A. K. Srivastava (2007) Hairy root culture for mass-production        of high-value secondary metabolites. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology. 27:29–43.
  11. S. Srivastava and A. K. Srivastava (2006). Biological phosphate removal by model      based continuous cultivation of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus. Process Biochemistry.  41: 624-630.
  12. S. Srivastava and A. K. Srivastava (2005). Studies on phosphate uptake by Acinetobacter calcoaceticus under aerobic conditions. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 36: 362-368.
  • Presentations in National and International Conferences

  1. Smita Srivastava, “Studies on alpha-tocopherol production and heavy metal uptake in sunflower cultures”, Poster presentation. DBT Young Scientist Meet-2012, Lonavala, Jan 8-12, 2012.
  2. Smita Srivastava and A. K. Srivastava. “Strategies to overcome oxygen transfer limitations during hairy root cultivation of Azadiracta indica for enhanced azadirachtin production”, Poster presentation. New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT-2011), Trivandrum, Nov 21-24, 2011.
  3. Rajashekar Reddy and Smita Srivastava.“Development of a mathematical model for growth and oxygen transfer in in vitro plant hairy root cultivations”, Poster presentation. New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT-2011), Trivandrum, Nov 21-24, 2011.
  4. Smita Srivastava, “In vitro azadirachtin (biopesticide) production by hairy root cultivation of Azadirachta indica in a modified bubble column reactor”, Oral presentation. ISCA Young Scientists Award Programmefor 2011-12 under Engineering Sciences section,KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Oct 14, 2011.
  5. Smita Srivastava. “Application of NADH fluorescence sensing for online monitoring and control of plant cell bioprocesses”. Oral presentation. EPS Montreal International Renewable Energy Forum 2011, Montreal, Canada, Aug 15-16, 2011.
  6. Smita Srivastava and A. K. Srivastava. “Stability enhancement of Azadirachtin        (a biopesticide) produced in vitro against atmospheric degradation”, Oral presentation. Received Best Research paper award. International Conference on Advances in Biotechnology, BIOTECH 2011, Singapore, Feb 28- March 1, 2011.
  7. A. K. Srivastava, G. Prakash and S. Srivastava. “Model based integrated plant cell cultivation for mass production of bio-pesticides (azadirachtin)”, Oral presentation. The 14th European Congress on Biotechnology. Barcelona, Spain, Sep 13-16, 2009.       New Biotechnology, volume 25(1), pp-S210.
  8. A.K. Srivastava and Smita Srivastava “Production of Biopesticide (Azadiractin) by Cell / Hairy Root Cultivation in Bioreactor”, Oral presentation. International Conference on Biopesticides, New Delhi, April 26-30, 2009.
  9. Smita Srivastava and A.K. Srivastava. “Enhanced azadirachtin production in a low shear bioreactor”, Oral presentation. National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Biotechnology”, IMS Engineering College, Ghaziabad, Jan 18-19, 2008.
  10. Smita Srivastava and A.K Srivastava. “Engineering challenges in large scale cultivation of hairy roots in Bioreactors for plant secondary metabolite production”, Poster presentation. NHBT-2007 Conference, Trivandrum,  Dec 26-29, 2007.
  11. Smita Srivastava and A.K Srivastava. “Large scale cultivation of Azadirachta indica plant cells for azadirachtin production and application of non-invasive methods for on-line biomass estimation in bioreactor (s)”, Oral presentation. WNC-2007 Conference, Coimbatore, Dec 21-24, 2007.
  12. Smita Srivastava and A. K. Srivastava “Application of NADH fluorescence sensing in plant cell bioreactor for azadirachtin (a biopesticide) production”, Oral presentation. APaCPA-2007 Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 17-21, 2007.
  13. Smita Srivastava and A.K Srivastava. “Enhanced Azadirachtin Production in Low Shear Bioreactor(s)”, Oral presentation. CHEMCON-06 conference, Ankaleshwar,     Dec 27-30, 2006.
  14. Smita Srivastava and A.K. Srivastava, “Biological phosphate removal by model based continuous cultivation of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus”, Oral presentation. CHEMCON 05 (Indian Chemical Engineering Congress 2005), New Delhi, Dec 14 – 17, 2005.
  15. Shilpi Khanna, Smita Srivastava and A.K. Srivastava, “Development of a new mathematical model and its use for overproduction of PHB”, Oral presentation. CHEMCON 04 (Indian Chemical Engineering Congress 2004), Mumbai,                      Dec 27–30, 2004.
  16. Smita Srivastava and A.K. Srivastava, “Biological phosphate removal by model based fed-batch cultivation of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus”, Poster presentation.CHEMCON 04 (Indian Chemical Engineering Congress 2004), Mumbai, Dec 27 – 30, 2004.
  17. Smita Srivastava and A.K. Srivastava, “Studies on aerobic phosphate removal by Acinetobacter calcoaceticus”, Poster presentation. CHEMCON 03 (Indian Chemical Engineering Congress 2003), Bhubaneswar, Dec 19 – 22, 2003, Received Best Poster Award.

Honours and Awards

  1. Nominated for “Rashtriya Gaurav Award” by Indian International Friendship Society (IIFS) in recognition of being a young achiever. The award will be conferred during the annual ceremony to be held in New Delhi on May 4, 2012.
  2. Best Research Paper Award in the international conference, BIOTECH-2011 (Advances in Biotechnology), held in Singapore, Feb 28-March 1, 2011.
  3. Travel grant award by Barwale’s Foundation, Hyderabad to attend the international Conference, NHBT-2011 held in Trivandrum, Nov 21-24, 2011.
  4. Fellowship award in APaCPA-2007 conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 17-21, 2007. Free registration and accommodation.
  5. Foreign travel grant award by Ministry of Science and Technology (Department of Biotechnology) to attend APaCPA-2007 conference in Malaysia. June 17-21, 2007.
  6. First Prize in poster session in CHEMCON-2003 held at Bhubaneswar,              Dec 19-23, 2003.
  7. Recommended for the DAAD (INDO/GERMAN) Scholarship programme during M.S (Research) Degree program at IIT Delhi.
  8. Acknowledged as a distinguished student of the Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology at IIT Delhi in I2 Tech-2005 event held at IIT Delhi.
  9. Session chair in BIOTECH 2011, international conference held in Singapore,       Feb 28-March 1, 2011.
  10. Session moderator for “EPS Montreal International Renewable Energy Forum 2011” under EPS Montreal High-Technology Forum 2011 held in Montreal, Canada,        Aug 15-16, 2011.
  11. Session chair on “Biomedical materials” in the International Symposium for Research Scholars on Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering, organized by the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IITM, Dec 20-22, 2010.
  12. Invited Speaker on “Application of NADH fluorescence sensing for online monitoring and control of plant cell bioprocesses” in EPS Montreal International Renewable Energy Forum 2011 held in Montreal, Canada, Aug 15-16, 2011.
  • Professional affiliations

  1. Editorial board member of Journal on Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (JBio.), GSTF, Singapore
  2. Editorial board member in Research Journal of Biotechnology by ISBT
  3. Fellow member of International Society of Biotechnology (F.I.S.B.T)
  4. Life time member of The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)
  5. Associate Member of IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers)
  6. Life time member of BRSI (Biotech Research Society of India)
  7. Annual Member of International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB)
  8. Life time associate member of IICHE (Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers)
  9. Core committee member/faculty of the Teaching Learning Center (TLC) at IIT Madras