Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University
ਗੁਰੂ ਅੰਗਦ ਦੇਵ ਵੈਟਨਰੀ ਐਂਡ ਐਨੀਮਲ ਸਾਇੰਸਜ਼ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ

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College of Animal Biotechnology

Faculty Detail

Dr. Nisha Singh

Designation: Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Department of Bioinformatics, College of Animal Biotechnology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141004
Telephone :
Mobile: +91-9650708143,

Academic Credentials

  • BSc. Biotechnology (Hons.), (Ranchi University, Jharkhand, 2005-2008)
  • MSc. Bioinformatics, (OUAT, Bhubaneswar, 2008-2010)
  • Ph.D. Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (ICAR–NIPB, New Delhi, 2012-2018).
  • Six-month certification course in Python and Docker.

Teaching and Other Appointments

Area of Specialization: Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

  • System Biology
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Sequence Analysis, Next generation sequencing (NGS)
  • Big data analysis and Machine learning

Other Appointments

  • DST-INSPIRE Faculty, ICAR-National Institute for Plant Biotechnology, New Delhi (20th February 2020- 1st January 2022).
  • Post-Doctoral Scientist (Buckler’s Lab), Institute of genomic diversity, Cornell University Ithaca New York, USA (September 2018 - February 2020).
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computational Sciences (Bioinformatics), Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, February 2018 - June 2018.

Area of Research Interests

My research interests lie in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. I am especially interested in developing cost-effective, high throughput genotyping technologies for genetics and molecular breeding applications. These technologies will enable breeders to genotype proliferation of samples in short span of time to implement genomic selection (GS). Additionally, researching how we can apply markers to the world and develop new avenues to evaluate variation at protein level. Work involves genome sequencing, assembly, annotation, traits mapping, development of practical haplotype graph (PHG) and Haplotype map (HapMap) construction.

Ongoing Projects

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Funding Agency

Year of Start


Identification of novel genes/ QTLs for seed quality and nutrition traits in pigeonpea using genome-wide association mapping.



Research Honour’s /Awards

  • INSA-Medal for Young Scientist-2020 from Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi- India.
  • Award of Excellence in Plant Biotechnology, Heredity Life Science, Bhubaneswar, 10th August 2020.
  • Editorial Board member of American Journal of Plant Biology (AJPB) 2020.
  • DST-Inspire Faculty award, 2019, February.
  • Best Oral Presentation Award SGT, University Gurugram, September 2019.
  • Member of Plantae community sponsored by American Society of Plant Biology 2019.
  • Young Biotechnologist award, JNU, New Delhi, April 2018.
  • Young Scientist award, International Conference on Global Research Initiatives for Sustainable Agriculture & Allied Sciences (GRISAAS), Udaipur, Rajasthan, December 2017.
  • First prize in Oral Presentation (Rs. 10,000/-) in 5th Rajasthan Science Congress, Jaipur Rajasthan, October 2017.
  • Scientific Associate Award, ICASS, Hyderabad, December 2016.
  • ARS NET Qualified (Agriculture Biotechnology) with 89.9% May 2014.
  • GATE Qualified (Biotechnology) 2011.

No. of Publications

Research  48            Extension  3            Reviews  3               Book Chapters  15        Patent  1


Patent : 1

  • A single-copy gene based 50K SNP Rice DNA Chip and Uses thereof. Nisha Singh, T. R. Sharma & N.K. Singh. Application number 2280/DEL/2014 11.8.2014, Patent grant No - 339438, grant year 25th June 2020.

Research Articles

  • Singh N, Rawal HC, Angadi UB, Sharma TR, Singh NK, Mondal TK. A first-generation Haplotype map (HapMap-1) of tea (Camellia sinensis L. O. Kuntz). Bioinformatics. 2021:btab690. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btab690. IF- 6.98
  • Soumya PR, Burridge AJ, Singh N, Batra R, Pandey R, Kalia S, Rai V, Edwards KJ. Population structure and genome-wide association studies in bread wheat for phosphorus efficiency traits using 35 K Wheat Breeders Affymetrix array. Sci Rep. 2021 Apr 7;11(1):7601. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-87182-2. IF- 4.4.
  • Vignesh P, Mahadevaiah C, Parimalan R, Valarmathi R, Dharshini S, Nisha S, Suresha GS, Swathi S, Mahadeva Swamy HK, Sreenivasa V, Mohanraj K, Hemaprabha G, Bakshi R, Appunu C. Comparative de novo transcriptome analysis identifies salinity stress responsive genes and metabolic pathways in sugarcane and its wild relative Erianthus arundinaceus [Retzius] Jeswiet. Sci Rep. 2021 11(1):24514. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-03735-5. IF- 4.4
  • Rohilla M, Singh N, Mazumder A, Sen P, Roy P, Chowdhury D, Singh NK, Mondal TK. Genome-wide association studies using 50 K rice genic SNP chip unveil genetic architecture for anaerobic germination of deep-water rice population of Assam, India. Mol Genet Genomics. 2020, 295(5):1211-1226. doi: 10.1007/s00438-020-01690-w.IF-3.9.
  • Wang H, Cimen E, Singh N, Buckler E. Deep learning for plant genomics and crop improvement. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2020 54:34-41. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2019.12.010. IF- 8.43
  • Hada A, Dutta TK, Singh N, Singh B, Rai V, Singh NK, Rao U. A genome-wide association study in Indian wild rice accessions for resistance to the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola. PLoS One. 2020 Sep 22;15(9):e0239085. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0239085. IF 3.2.
  • Singh S, Mahato AK, Jayaswal PK, Singh N, Dheer M, Goel P, Raje RS, Yasin JK, Sreevathsa R, Rai V, Gaikwad K, Singh NK. A 62K genic-SNP chip array for genetic studies and breeding applications in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L. Millsp.). Sci Rep. 2020 Mar 18;10(1):4960. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-61889-0. IF 4.4
  • Singh N, Singh B, Rai V, Sidhu S, Singh AK, Singh NK. Evolutionary Insights Based on SNP Haplotypes of Red Pericarp, Grain Size and Starch Synthase Genes in Wild and Cultivated Rice. Front Plant Sci. 2017 Jun 9;8:972. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00972. IF - 5.6.
  • Singh N, Jayaswal PK, Panda K, Mandal P, Kumar V, Singh B, Mishra S, Singh Y, Singh R, Rai V, Gupta A, Raj Sharma T, Singh NK. Single-copy gene based 50?K SNP chip for genetic studies and molecular breeding in rice. Sci Rep. 2015 Jun 26;5:11600. doi: 10.1038/srep11600. IF - 4.4.
  • Singh N, Jain N, Kumar R, Jain A, Singh NK, Rai V. A comparative method for protein extraction and 2-D gel electrophoresis from different tissues of Cajanus cajan. Front Plant Sci. 2015 Aug 7;6:606. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00606. IF-5.6.

Invited Talks

  • Special lecture delivered on “Application of high throughput SNP genotyping technologies for fast-track development of superior crop varieties”, July 30th, 2020, Advanced Bioinformatics, NUS, India.
  • Delivered a lecture on “Development and applications of genic SNP genotyping chip to bridge the yield gap in rice”, September 07, 2019, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana.
  • Delivered a lecture on “Development and applications of genic SNP genotyping chip for molecular breeding in rice”, 5th Rajasthan Science Congress, 13-15 Oct 2017, Amity Jaipur Rajasthan.
  • Delivered a lecture on “Development of a 48- plex SNP genotyping GOLDENGATE assay for molecular characterization of Indian wild rice germplasm”, National Conference on Innovative and Current Advances in Agriculture and Allied Sciences (ICAAAS-2016), 10-11 December 2016, Hyderabad.

Training Delivered

  • Hands-on Laboratory course on CRISPR-Cas Gene Editing from 23rd to 27th March 2021 in collaboration with CIAT and Bioversity.
  • CSIR online summer research training from 1st June -31st August 2020.
  • 26 days virtual training program on “Advanced Bioinformatics”  from 13th July- 7th August, 2020, organised by NSU, IBHR and BIET, Lucknow, India.
  • 21 days training program on “Next Generation Sequencing and its Applications to crop Science” from 03-23 September, 2019, under the aegis of ICAR sponsored centre for advanced faculty training in plant Biotechnology at ICAR-NIPB, New Delhi, India.
  • 21 days training program on “Next Generation Sequencing and its Applications in crop Sciences” from 28, August-17,September, 2018, under the aegis of ICAR sponsored centre for advanced faculty training in plant Biotechnology at ICAR-NIPB, New Delhi, India.
  • 21 days training program on “Next Generation Sequencing and its Applications in crop Sciences” from 1-21 December, 2017, under the aegis of ICAR sponsored centre for advanced faculty training in plant Biotechnology at ICAR-NRCPB, New Delhi, India.