Faculty Profile

Dr. Devinder Kaur
Assistant Professor
Department of Computational Sciences
School of Basic and Applied Sciences
Central University of Punjab
Bathinda- 151001
Email Id: kaur.devbio@gmail.com
Education :
Degree/ Certificate University /Institute Year
Ph.D Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi 2013-2019
M. Sc. GNDU, Amritsar 2010
B. Sc. GNDU, Amritsar 2008
+2 DAV, Una 2005
Experience :
Institute Position Period
Central University of Punjab, Bhatinda Assistant Professor 16/01/2019 - 29-05-2020
Central University of Punjab, Bhatinda Assistant. Professor 5/08/2019 - 15-12-2019
Central University of Punjab, Bhatinda Assistant Professor 25/01/2019 - 10-05-2019
Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi Research (JRF/SRF) 03/08/2010 - 29/06/2013
Citations of Research Publications :
Total Impact Factor of publications as per SCOPUS: 11
h-Index as per SCOPUS: 3
No. of Citations as per SCOPUS: 14

Areas of Expertise:
  1. NGS data analysis tools: Data pre-processing: cutadapt (adapter/primer trimmer), Trimmomatic, FASTX/FastQC tools NGS data quality checking; Read mapper: Bowtie1, Bowtie2, BWA, MAQ; Assemblers: Cufflink; Expression and isoform quantification: RSEM, Sailfish, Salmon. Other: samtools, bcftools for SNP, RSeqQC, Alignment viewer: IGV, wiggle plots.

  2. Practical knowledge of Molecular Biology Techniques: DNA isolation from microbes, and plants, RNA isolation, Plasmid isolation, PCR, nested PCR, RT-PCR, RFLP, Ligation and restriction digestions, Cloning and transformation, microarray, Vector construction, cDNA library construction, plant tissue culture, electroporation, gel electrophoresis, Gel extraction and purification, SDS-PAGE, Northern, Southern and western blotting, Gene mapping and DNA-Sequencing.
  3. Bioinformatics Tools: SNOSCAN, SnoSeeker, BioEdit, VARNA, ViennaRNA, RNAsnoop, RNAshapes, MEME, primer designing; Online Databases/tools: Genbank, EMBL, DDBJ, PDB, BLAST, Yass, mfold, RNAfold, Mfold, ExPASy Translation tool, READSEQ, ORF Finder, Clustal W, T-Coffee; Standalone BLAST, Structure Visualization tool: RasMol, Spdbv, Chimera; Tools related to Drug Designing:-Modeller, LIGSITE, ChemSketch, OpenBabel, Hex5.1.
  4. Programming: Perl, R Programming, C, C++, HTML and DHTML, SQL.
  5. Operating Systems: LINUX, Windows
Presentations in Conference/Symposia/Workshop :
  1. Workshop entitled “Schedule for Two Days Technical and Hands-on Workshop on MolecularModeling and Design, Bioinformatics” held on 3rd March 2020 - 4th March 2020 in Central University of Punjab, Bhatinda. (Resource Person)
  2. Presentation entitled “EhLINE1 and EhSINE1 expression profiling using Next Generation Sequencing reveals uneven transcript distribution and antisense expression of translationally-silent regions” Devinder Kaur, Sudha Bhattacharya in RNA Society 23rd Annual Meeting, UC BERKELEY, USA held on May 29 - June 2, 2018. (Poster; International)
  3. Presentation entitled “Detection of recombination in retrotransposed SINE sequences:EhSINE1 in Entamoeba histolytica.” Devinder Kaur, Alok Bhattacharya and Sudha Bhattacharya in XL All India Cell Biology Conference& International Symposium onFunctional Genomics and Epigenomics, held on 17-19-November, 2016, Gwalior (Poster; International)
  4. Presentation entitled “Detection of recombination in retrotransposed SINE sequences:EhSINE1 and human Alu sequences.” Devinder Kaur and Sudha Bhattacharya in AMOEBAC, INSA, held on 1-2-November, 2016, New Delhi(Oral)

  5. Presentation entitled “The Impact of Retrotransposon on genomic diversity and expression of neighbouring genes in Entamoeba histolytica” Shraddha Sharma, Devinder Kaur, Neha Banyal, Alok Bhattacharya, Sudha Bhattacharya in Parasitology-2014: A conference on recent trends in molecular parasitology held on March 27-29th, 2014 in JNU, New Delhi. (Poster)
  6. Presentation entitled “Entamoeba histolytica snoRNA prediction and validation and interaction of Eh_U3 snoRNA with pre-rRNA of E. histolytica”. Devinder Kaur, Abhishek Kumar Gupta, Vandana Kumari, Rahul Sharma, Alok Bhattacharya, Sudha Bhattacharya in ‘Biosparks’ held on 15th – 16th February, 2013 at School of Life Sciences, J.N.U, India.(Poster)
  7. Presentation entitled “Computational prediction and validation of C/D, H/ACA and U3 snoRNA of Entamoeba histolytica”. DevinderKaur, Rahul Sharma, VandanaKumari, Abhishek Kumar Gupta, Alok Bhattacharya ,Sudha Bhattacharya in symposium on ‘Amoebiasis’ held on 2nd – 7th march in Khajuraho, India, 2012. (Poster; International)
  8. Presentation entitled “Identification and expression profile of methylation and pseudouridylation guide and orphan snoRNAs in Entamoeba histolytica”. DevinderKaur, Rahul Sharma ,VandanaKumari , Abhishek Kumar Gupta, Alok Bhattacharya, Sudha Bhattacharya in “International Interdisciplinary Science Conference- 2011 on Bioinformatics: An Interface between Computer Science and Biology” held on November 15th-17th, 2011 in Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, 110025, India. (Poster; International)
  9. Attended a National Level Workshop “Age of IT-Evolving Life Sciences” held on 12th and 13th March,2010 organized by G.V.M Girls College, Sonepat in association Mascon Global Limited, Gurgaon, India.
Publications :
  • Naiyer S*, Kaur D*, Ahamad J, Singh SS, Singh YP, Thakur V, Bhattacharya A, Bhattacharya S. Transcriptomic analysis reveals novel downstream regulatory motifs and highly transcribed virulence factor genes of Entamoeba histolytica. BMC Genomics. 2019 Mar 12;20(1):206. doi: 10.1186/s12864-019-5570-z (* Both Ist author) IF: 4.25
  • MridulaAgrahari, Devinder Kaur and Sudha Bhattacharya. Sense and antisense transcripts originate in distinct patterns in the Entamoeba histolytica retrotransposon EhLINE1 and correlate with translation of its ORFs. Cell Biology Newsletter. 36:2, Dec 2017
  • Srivastava A, Ahamad J, Ray AK, Kaur D, Bhattacharya A, Bhattacharya S. Analysis of U3 snoRNA and small subunit processome components in the parasitic protist Entamoeba histolytica. Mol BiochemParasitol. 2014 Feb;193(2):82-92. doi: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2014.03.001. Epub 2014 Mar 12. IF: 2.08, Citations: 04; ISSN 0166-6851; UGC Journal List No: 31514
  • Devinder Kaur, Abhishek K Gupta, Vandana Kumari, Rahul Sharma, Alok Bhattacharya and Sudha Bhattacharya “Computational prediction and validation of C/D, H/ACA and Eh_U3 snoRNAs of Entamoeba histolytica”. BMC Genomics 2012, 13:390 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-390. IF: 4.25, Citations: 05; ISSN 1471-2164; UGC Journal List No: 15011
Honours and Awards :
  • CSIR-NET (Life Sciences) qualified
  • UGC BSR meritorious awardee
  • RNA society international travel grant award
  • ICMR international travel grant awardee
  • CSIR international travel grant awardee