Dr. Joginder Singh Panwar is presently working as an Associate Professor at the School of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. Previously, he worked as a Young Scientist at the Microbial Biotechnology and Biofertilizer Laboratory, Department of Botany, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur for the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. His research interests include the exploration of efficient strategies for the bioremediation and phytoremediation of pollutants from water and soil. Presently, his research activities are directed towards designing and developing cleanup technologies (biofilters) for the in-situ bioremediation of textile industrial effluents. He is an active member of various scientific societies and organizations including the Association of Microbiologists of India, Indian Society of Salinity Research Scientists, Indian Society for Radiation Biology, and European Federation of Biotechnology. He has published more than 60 research and review articles in peer-reviewed journals, 2 edited books and 10 book chapters.
Dr. Deepansh Sharma is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Rajasthan. He began his academic career as an Assistant Professor (Microbiology) at the School of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. He has extensive teaching experience in the fields of Fermentation Technology, Food Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology and Microbial Technology. Previously, he was selected for a short- term scholarship (DAAD, Germany, 2012) to work as an international visiting researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Furthermore, he is an active member of many scientific societies and organizations, including the Association of Microbiologists of India, American Society of Microbiology, European Federation of Biotechnology, and International Scientific Association for Prebiotics and Probiotics. To date, he has published more than 30 peer-reviewed research articles, 3 books on microbial biosurfactants and authored/co-authored chapters in 5 edited books. Currently he is involved in various consultancies projects involving food fermentation and product formulations.
Dr. Gaurav Kumar is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. He received his doctorate degree from VIT University, Tamil Naidu, India. His research interests include Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Herbal Medicine, Marine Natural Products, Malarial Biology, Nanotechnology, and Biosurfactants. He serves as an editorial member and reviewer for many prestigious journals, including Frontiers in Biology, Pharmaceutical Biology, Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, and the International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is the author of more than 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has authored/co-authored numerous book chapters.
Dr. Neeta Raj Sharma is currently a Professor & Associate Dean of the School of Bioengineering & Biosciences at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, India. She received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Jiwaji University, Gwalior in 1995. She has more than 20 years of experience in research, industry, teaching and administration. Her scientific and technical research interests span various facets of biochemistry, toxicology, nutraceuticals, instrumentation, microbial biotechnology, computational biology, herbal chemistry, product development, microbial enzymes, fuel biochemistry and PCR for industrial and health sector applications. She has published more than 40 research articles, book chapters, and articles in respected journals. She is a member of various scientific societies, including the International Science Congress Association and Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists.