Gujarat National Law University
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Faculty Detail
Mandaliya Viralkumar B.
(Ph. D. (Biotechnology), M. Phil., M.Sc., PGDIPR, B.Sc.)
Assistant Professor (Research)
Phone : (+91) - 79-23276611/23276612
Mobile : (+91) - 8128650889
Fax : (+91) - 79-23276613
Email : vmandaliya@gnlu.ac.in

Conferences/ Seminar Attended / Participation / Papers Presented :

Conference(s) Attended / Participated:

  • Paper presented on MOOCs: The future of Indian Higher Education. In: National Seminar on Higher Education, Satlasan, Mehasana, in 2017
  • Paper presented on Climate-Smart Agriculture: An Address of Climate Change and Food Security. In: UNITES 2016 Virtual Conference, in 2016.
  • Paper presented on Nanotechnology enabled Climate-Smart Agriculture: A Solution towards Food Security and Climate Change. In: XXXI Gujarat Science Congress - 2017, in 2017.
  • Paper presented on Pre-natal Sex Selection and Infanticide: Advanced Technology vs Social Issues, Global Perspective. In: National Seminar on Role of Women in Sustainable Development at GNLU, in 2017.
  • Paper presented on ICT Enabled Value-additive Scientific Learning at Digital Edge. In: State Level Conference on Digital Edge at Gov. Science College, Gandhinagar, in 2017.
  • Participated in Seminar Genes, Gene Editing and The New Biotechnology in Vibrant Summit - 2017 being organized by Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM) at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar on 11th Jan 2017.
  • Invited in Rwanda Country Seminar in Vibrant Summit - 2017 being organized by FICCI at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar on 11th Jan 2017.
  • Marker assisted selection of groundnut with high oleic acid to linoleic acid ratio. In: National Conference on Plant Physiology NCPP: 926-927. 2013. Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi.
  • New Era of Genetics: Good to Superior. In: 6th International Conference on Hands-on Science HSCI: 57-60. 2009. Ahmedabad. ISBN 978-989-95095-5-9.
  • Who Are Our Ancestors? In: 6th International Conference on Hands-on Science HSCI: 45-4. 2009. Ahmedabad. ISBN 978-989-95095-5-9.
  • Derive to Retrieve: Bioinformatics. In: 6th International Conference on Hands-on Science HSCI: 220-223. 2009. Ahmedabad. ISBN 978-989-95095-5-9.
  • Marker assisted selection for high oleate trait in groundnut. In: UGC-CAS National Conference on Biodiversity and Bioresource Utilization. 2015. Dep. of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot.
  • Molecular marker studies on selected varieties of rice (Oryza sativa L.). In: National Conference on Plant Physiology NCPP: 914. 2013. Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi.
  • Molecular and biochemical studies on genus Gossypium. In: 3rd Annual Research Seminar-2013: 33. 2013. Dep. of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot.
  • Effect of Fagonia cretia Linn in the in vitro inhibition of cholesterol crystals. In: 16th National Convention of Society of Pharmacognosy: 44. 2012. Society of Pharmacognosy, India
  • Studies on peroxidase gene properties in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). In: International conference on mycololgy and plant pathology ICMPB-2012: 105. 2012. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
  • Molecular characterization of cytoplasmic male sterile lines of cotton. In: World Cotton Conference-5: 99. 2011. World Cotton Research Organization,USA.
  • Studies on morphological variants of neem tree using molecular markers. In: Biochemistry: Recent advances in molecular research: 43. 2011. Dep. of Biochemistry, Saurashtra University, Rajkot.
  • RAPD markers studies in some medicinally important plant. In: Biochemistry: Recent advances in molecular research: 54. 2011. Dep. of Biochemistry, Saurashtra University, Rajkot
  • An efficient micropropagation of Centella asiatica L. under in vitro condition. In: XXIV-Gujarat Science Congress 2010: A2-O3. 2010. Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
  • Genetic diversity analysis of cotton (Gossypium) hybrids using rapid markers. In: XXIV-Gujarat Science Congress 2010: A3-06. 2010. Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
  • Rapid and sensitive protocol for multiple shoot formation in Ocimum sanctum L. In: XXIV-Gujarat Science Congress 2010: A3-07. 2010. Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
  • Rapid and reliable Triton-X-100 based DNA extraction protocol for Catharanthus roseus. In: XXIV-Gujarat Science Congress 2010: A3-08. 2010. Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
  • Studies on Cry gene identification from genetically modified cotton (Gossypium hirsutum RCH-2). In: Biochemistry: A global approach from molecules to cell: 25. 2010. Dep. of Biochemistry, Saurashtra University, Rajkot.
  • Molecular identification of Cytoplasmic male sterile lines of cotton. In: Symposium on trends in Biological research. 2011. Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot.
  • Molecular phylogeny of male sterile lines of cotton. In: Swarnim Gujarat symposium on trends in Biological sciences. 2010. Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot.
  • Forensic Psychology: Criminal Profiling. In: National Seminar on Forensic Science and Cyber Crime. 2007. Dep. of Law, Saurashtra University. Rajkot.
  • Antisense Technology. In: National Level Science Symposium. 2007. Christ College, Rajkot
  • DNA Profiling. In: National Level Tech Fest Vibration 2007. VVP Engineering College, Rajkot.
  • Plasmid curing of isolated haloalkalophiles using Ethidium Bromide. In: National Level Tech Fest Vibration 2007. VVP Engineering College, Rajkot.
  • Effect of Gravity on Life. Model. In: Atmiya SciTech Utsav 2006. Virani Science College, Rajkot.
  • National Seminar on "Bioavailability enhancement: an industry desire and regulatory constrains", Organized by Dep. of Pharma. Sciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 2016.
  • "Biosafety and the era of changing needs of the Nation", Organized by DST, GoG and GSBTM at Dep. of Biotechnology, JAU, Junagadh, 2013.
  • "Second Science Conclave: A Congregation of Nobel Laureates", Organized by Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, 2009.
  • International Seminar on "Recent developments in structure and ligand based drug design", jointly Organized by Saurashtra University, Rajkot and Schrodinger LLC, USA, 2009.
  • Golden Jubilee Conference on "Challenges and emerging strategies for improving plant productivity", Organized by Indian Society for Plant Physiology and Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2008.
  • International Seminar on "Emerging trends in molecular biology, medicine and diagnostics", Organized by Dep. Of Microbiology and Biotechnology, MS University, Baroda, 2004.

Training Programme / Workshop / Short-term courses :

Training Programme(s) Attended :

  • National Workshop on "Patents and Related Updates", jointly Organized by TIFAC, New Delhi, Saurashtra University and GUJCOST, 2009.
  • Workshop on "Basic Techniques in Plant Tissue Culture", Organized by Vimal Research Society for Agro-Biotech & Cosmic Powers (VIRSACO), Rajkot, 2005.
  • National Workshop on "Nanotechnology - Opportunities & Challenges", jointly Organized by Saurashtra University and GUJCOST, 2005.
  • Workshop on "Current Drug Patent Regime", jointly Organized GUJCOST & SJ Thakkar Pharmacy College, Rajkot, 2006.
  • EUTM in a Nutshell from The EUIPO, Spain, 2016
  • agMOOCs Integrated Pest Management from Ministry of HRD, GOI, 2016
  • agMOOCs Nutrition, Therapeutics and Health from Ministry of HRD, GOI, 2016
  • agMOOCs Weather Forecast in Agriculture and Agro-advisory from Ministry of HRD, GOI, 2016
  • agMOOCs GIS in Ag-Essentials and Applications from Ministry of HRD, GOI, 2016
  • agMOOCs Basic Concept of Crop Production from Ministry of HRD, GOI, 2016
  • agMOOCs ICT Basics Certificate from Ministry of HRD, GOI, 2015
  • WIPO Advanced Course on Copyright & Related Rights from WIPO Academy, Geneva, 2014
  • WIPO Advanced Course on E-Commerce & IPR from WIPO Academy, Geneva, 2014
  • WIPO Basic Course on IPR from WIPO Academy, Geneva, 2013
  • C-DAC Certificate in Computer Concept (CCC) from C-DAC, GIST at Rajkot, 2010
  • Participated in online training on "EquIP the Intellectual Property Guide", from Intellectual Property Office, Gov. of UK, UK, 2014.
  • Participated in the "Bioinformatics Training Progam", organized by Indian Institute of Advanced Research (IIAR), Koba, Gandhinagar, 2007
  • Participated in quality control techniques in Immunohematology and blood banking, at Navdeep Medical and Educational Trust, Rajkot, 2004.

WorkShop Attended / Short-Term Courses :

  • IPPO Capsule Course in Patent Drafting at GNLU
  • Certificate Course on Global Constitutional Emerging Trends at GNLU
  • Promoting Access to Medical Technologies & Innovation from WIPO, Geneva
  • Advanced Course on Management of Copyright & Related Rights for CMO from WIPO, Geneva
  • Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty from WIPO, Geneva
  • A Workshop on Food Habits, Changing Lifestyle and Nutritional Needs of Adolescents, National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development Western Regional Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, in 2016.

Publication(s) / Book(s) :

Publication / Books:

  • Transgenic peanut overexpressing mtlD gene confers enhanced salinity stress tolerance via mannitol accumulation and differential antioxidative responses. Acta Physiol Plant 38:181 ISSN: 0137-5881 (Print) 1861-1664 (Online).
  • Molecular characterization of genetic male sterile lines using RAPD, ISSR and SRAP markers. J Cotton Res and Dev. 29: 1-6. ISSN: 0972-8619.
  • CSNP: A tool for harnessing the genetic potential of Cotton. Cotton Research Journal 2(1): 1-14. ISSN: 0970-308X.
  • Comparison of Cotton DNA extraction method for high yield and quality from various cotton tissue. J Cotton Res and Dev 24(1): 9-12. ISSN: 0972-8619.
  • Genetic diversity analysis of Cotton (Gossypium) hybrids. J Cotton Res and Dev 24(2): 127-132. ISSN: 0972-8619.
  • Plant Breeding Tools and Techniques for Crop Improvement Programme: A Conventional and Modern Approach. Page no. 213-240. Crop Improvement in the Era of Climate Change, Ed. R Chouthary. I.K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. ISBN: 9789382332619.
  • Neem Biotechnology, Pages: 1-89 (5 Chapters) Lambart Academic Publishing, GmBH. ISBN: 978-3-659-80077-1.
  • Use of RAPD marker to confirm mutation in morphological variants on Neem tree. Electro J of Plant Bree 2(3): 473-478. ISSN: 0975-928X.
  • A simple and efficient protocol for high quality of DNA from Vitis quandrangularis L. Electro J of Plant Breeding 2(1): 87-95. ISSN: 0975-928X.
  • Conversion of monomorphic band into polymorphic pattern using nucleotide sequencing data in Musa varieties. Genetics and Plant Physiol 3 (1-2): 77-89. ISSN: 1314-5770.
  • SNP: A trend in genetics and genome analyses of plants. General Appl Plant Physiol 36 (3-4): 159-166. ISSN: 1312-8183.
  • RAPD markers studies in some medicinally important plant. J of Sci Agri Res 72(1): 5-14. ISSN: 0354-5695
  • A rapid and reliable protocol for DNA extraction from Catharanthus roseus. J of Sci Agri Res 71(1): 47-52. ISSN: 0354-5695.
  • Rapid in vitro propagation of Ocimum sanctum L. through multiple shoot induction. J of Sci Agri Res 71(2): 5-11. ISSN: 0354-5695
  • Molecular markers in male sterility: step towards crop improvement. Int J Mol Bio & Biochem 4: 1-12 ISSN: 2349-2341

Research / Area of Interest :

Areas of General Interest:

  • Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology
  • Biological and Agricultural Sciences
  • Intellectual Property Rights

Honours/Membership :

  • Medical Biochemistry Journal, Indian Journals
  • Member of Scrutiny Committee for Empirical Research, GNLU
  • Member of Sports Committee, GNLU
  • Society of Biological Chemists, Banglore, India
  • International Cotton Researchers Association, Washington DC, USA.
  • Asian Council of Science Editors, Deira Dubai. U.A.E.
  • Hands on Science Network, Portugal
  • International Journal of Molecular Genetics, India
  • Developmental Microbiology and Molecular Biology, India
  • Asian Journal of Biotechnology, Malaysia
  • Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, Pakistan
  • International Journal of Botany, Pakistan
  • Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Springer India (Reviewer)

Guest Lectures :

  • Guest lecturer for Post graduate programme in Microbiology at College of Computer, Science & Information Technology (CCSIT), Junagadh.

Research Projects / Article Papers

  • Climate-Smart Agriculture: An Address of Food Security and Climate Change, Project Code: GG-R1/RP/VM-1, worth Rs. 4.5 Lacs.
  • Creation of Model for Symposia Proceedings Repository, and Development of a Reservoir of Scientific Proceedings for State of Gujarat, Project Code: GG-R1/RP/VM-2, worth Rs. 2.3 Lacs.
  • The Key Development in Biotechnology and its Impact on the Society, and Creation of Techno-legal Awareness towards the Recent Trends in Biotechnology, Project Code: GG-R1/RP/AT, worth Rs. 4.2 Lacs.
  • Doctoral research work entitled "Molecular and Biochemical studies on Genus Gossypium". 2010-2013.
  • M. Phil. research work entitled "Genomics and Bioinformatics studies of the Genus Gossypium". 2008-2009.

Teaching / Academic Experience :

  • Worked as Research Associate (RA) in AMAAS Project at ICAR-DGR, Junagadh, March 2016 - August 2016.
  • Worked as Research Associate (RA) in IPR Project at ICAR-DGR, Junagadh, May 2013 - March 2016.
  • Worked as UGC Meritorious Senior Research Fellow (SRF) for 1 year at Department of Bioscience, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, April 2012 - March 2013.
  • Worked as UGC Meritorious Junior Research Fellow (JRF) for 2 year at Department of Bioscience, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, April 2010 - March 2012.

Awards Received / Achievements :

  • "Young Scientist Award (Specialization - Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics)" was awarded on 3rd Dec '16 by Venus International Foundation at Royal Meridien Chennai, India during the Annual Research Meet - ARM 2016 (http://viraw.info/ra16/winners/Viralkumar.html).
  • "Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award" was awarded on 24 Sep '16 by Global Society for Health and Educational Growth, Delhi in a function organized at Constitution Club of India, Patel Bhavan, New Delhi.
  • UN Peacekeeping Badge was awarded on 13 September 2016 by UNITAR Virtual Learning Environment, UN Geneva.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva awarded Scholarship for participating in courses DL201 Copyright and Related Rights, and DL202 Electronic Commerce and Intellectual Property 08052014 15072014.
  • UGC Meritorious Fellowship as Junior Research Fellow (for 2 Years) and Senior Research Fellow (for 1 Year) was awarded by CASDepartment of Biosciences, Saurashtra University for carried out doctoral work April 2010 - March 2013.
  • Best Poster Presentation entitled "Marker assisted selection for high oleate trait in groundnut" Awarded by UGCCAS National Conference on Biodiversity and Bioresource Utilization in 2015 organized by Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot.
  • 1st Rank in Paper Presentation entitled "Plasmid curing of isolated haloakalophiles using Ethidium Bromide", in "Vibration 2007", National Level Technical Festival held on March 29 & 30, 2007 at VVP Engineering College, Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
  • 2nd Rank in Poster Presentation entitled "DNA Profiling", in "Vibration 2007", National Level Technical Festival held on March 29 & 30, 2007 at VVP Engineering College, Rajkot, Gujarat, India.

Other Accomplishments :

  • Invitation: Invited in Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017 by FICCI in Rwanda Country Seminar, 2017.
  • Invitation: Invited as Editor of Medical Biochemistry Journal, Indian Journals, 2017.
  • UGC sponsored one year Career Oriented Program in Plant Tissue Culture during 2004-2005 at M. & N. Virani Science College, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
  • Database developed on Neem importance and its importance compounds: Neem Database (https://sites.google.com/site/neemdatabase1/home). Copyright drafting is initiated on Neem Database.
  • Commercialized two innovative technology developed by ICAR-DGR through MoU to interested entrepreneurs.
  • Processed Registration of Plant Varieties.
  • Students Co-guidance: Four MSc Microbiology students from CCSIT College, Junagadh under Co-guidance for their PG Dissertation work (2016-17).
  • Nucleotide sequences submitted at National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): Total 105.

Last Updated : 14-07-2017