Department :  Botanical & Environmental Sciences

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Name:Dr. Renu Bhardwaj
Areas of Interest / Specialization37 yearsPlant Stress Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Plant Metabolomics, Chemical Ecology and Ecophysiology, Phytoremediation, Plant Growth Regulation.
Best Ten Publications:Choudhary, S.P., Bhardwaj, R., Yu., J. Q., Phan Tran, L.S. (2012). Interaction of brassinosteroids and polyamines enhances copper stress tolerance in Raphanus sativus L. Journal of Experimental Botany. 63(15): 5659-5675., Citation index- 36 NAAS- 11.79 (IF- 6.229) Sharma, A., Thakur S., Kumar, V., Kanwar M.K., Kesavan, A.K., Thukral, A.K., Bhardwaj, R. Alam P, and Ahmad P (2016). Pre-sowing Seed treatment with 24-Epibrassiolide Ameliorates Pesticide stress in Brassica juncea L. through the modulation of stress markers. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1569. Doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01569. (I.F- 4.495) Choudhary, S.P., Bhardwaj, R., Kanwar, M., Gupta B.D., Yu, J.Q. and Tran, L.P. (2012). Chromium Stress Mitigation by Polamine- Brassinosteroid application involves phytohormonal and physiological Strategies in Raphanus sativus L. PLoS ONE. 7(3): 1-11. Citation index- 38 NAAS- 9.53(IF-4.41) Sharma, P., Kumar, A and Bhardwaj, R. (2015). Plant Steroidal Hormone Epibrassinolide regulate- heavy metal stress tolerance in Oryza sativa L. by modulating antioxidant defense expression. Environmental and Experimental Botany. Doi: 10.1016/j.envexpbot. (I.F. 3.712) Sharma, A., Thakur, S., Kumar, V., Kesavan, A.K., Thukral., A.K., Bhardwaj, R. (2017) 24-Epibrassinolide stimulates imidacloprid detoxification by modulating the gene expression of Brassica juncea L. BMC Plant Biology. DOI 10.1186/s12870-017-1003-9. (I.F-3.631) Choudhary, S.P., Bhardwaj, R. Gupta, B. D., Dutt, P., Gupta, R.K., Biondi, S. and Kanwar, M. (2010). Epibrassinolide induces changes in indole-3-acetic acid, abscisic acid and polyamine concentrations and enhances antioxidant potential of radish seedlings under copper stress. Physiologia Plantarum. 140: 280-296, Citation index- 21 NAAS- 9.26 (IF- 3.52) Sharma, A; Kumar, V; Singh, R.; Thukral. A. K. and Bhardwaj, R. (2016). Effect of seed pre-soaking with 24-epibrassinolide on growth and photosynthetic parameters of Brassica juncea L. in imidacloprid soil. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.133: 195-201. (IF 3.246) Kanwar, M.K., Poonam, Bhardwaj, R. (2015). Arsenic-induced modulation of antioxidative defense system and brassinosteroids in Brassica juncea L. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 115: 119-125. (I.F.-3.246) Kumar V, Sharma A, Kaur R, Thukral AK, Bhardwaj R, Ahmad P (2017). Differential distribution of amino acids in plants. Amino Acids. (I.F-3.196) Sharma, A; Bhardwaj, R; Verma, V and Thukral, AK (2016). GC-MS studies reveal stimulated pesticide detoxification by brassinolide application in Brassica juncea L. plants. Environment Science and Pollution Research. 23(14): 14518-14525 (IF-2.760)
Awards and Honours:• Awarded INSA-Visiting Fellowship (July – November, 99) • Awarded CSIR-Visiting Associateship (2000-2002) • National Environmental Science Academy Fellowship Award – 2012 (FNESA). • Fellowship of the Linnean Society, London Award-2013 (FLS). • Academic Brilliance Awards-2013. (Award For Excellence in Research) by Education Expo TV’s Research Wing for Excellence in Professional Education & Industry. • Science And Technology Awards-2013 (Special Mention Certificates-Scientist) by Education Expo TV’s Research Wing for Excellence in Professional Education and Industry. • Senior Scientist Award - 2013 by International Consortium of Contemporary Biologists and Madhvi Shyam Educational Trust, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. • Scientist of the Year Award – 2014 by Society for Plant Research, Meerut. Conferred at SPR’s National Conference (February 21-23, 2014) held at the Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh. • Shiksha Rattan Puraskar-2014 by India International Friendship Society. New Delhi • Fellowship (FICEE-2015) of International Conference on Environment and Ecology by Foundation for Science and Environment (FSE), Kolkata. • Nation Builder Award 2015 by Rotary Club Amritsar South, 5th September 2015 • Eminent Scientist of the Year 2016 Award by International Foundation For Environment and Ecology in association with Confederation of Indian Universities New Delhi. (Awarded on 7th March 2016, at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in 2nd International Conference on Environment and Ecology). • Ecologist of the Year Award 2017 by Scientific and Environmental Research Institute, New Delhi at World Clean Environment Congress on 5th - 6th June 2017 at Indian International Centre, New Delhi. • Special partial travel assistance to attend International Conference at Czech Republic, by CSIR (GOI), 2001. • Sanctioned partial travel assistance to attend International Conference at Czech Republic, by UGC (2001.). • Sanctioned partial travel assistance to attend International Conference at St. Petersberg, Russia (June 2016).