Dr. Manju Sharma

Associate Professor

Academic Area : Plant Biotechnology & Molecular Biology

Faculty of Science Engineering And Technology
Amity University Gurgaon, Panchgaon, Manesar, Gurgaon 122413

  • Qualifications
    Ph.D - Plant Biotechnology, University Of Rajasthan, Department of Botany, 1999.
    M.Sc -Botany(Plant tissue Culture & Genetic engineering ), University Of Rajasthan, Department of Botany, 1989.
    B.Sc, University Of Rajasthan, Department of Botany,1987.
  • Experience
    11 Years(Research).
    6 Years(Teaching).

    Research Associate, University of Rajasthan, India (1999-2000; 2005-2006)
    Research Associate, NRC on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, Pusa, New Delhi (2000-2003)
    Lecturer, Sathya Sai College for Women, Jaipur (2003-2004)
    Assistant Fellow, Quality Education ,NGODiganter ,Jaipur (2004-2005)
    WOS-A (Principal Investigator) University of Rajasthan, India (2006-2009)
    Assistant Professor, Jimma University, Ethiopia (2009- Dec.2012)
    Assistant Professor, Amity University Haryana, Maneser (2013- Present)
  • Current Courses Taught
    BTH4208 - Plant Biotechnology.
    BTE4112 - Plant Tissue culture and organ culture.
    BCH4302 - Advanced Genetics.
    BTH4104 - Genetics.
    BLS2201 - Plant Physiology.
  • Research Interests
    Genetic Engineering.
    Molecular Biology


    1. Tilahun Mekonnen, Teklehaimanot Haileselassie, Tanushri Kaul, Manju Sharma, Bekele Geleta and Kassahun Tesfaye (2019) "Molecular Screening of Zymoseptoria tritici Resistance Genes in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Using tightly Linked Simple Sequence Repeat Markers" European J.\ournal of Plant Pathology, Volume 155, Issue 2, pp 593–614Impact Factor -1.41

    2. RK Chandel, M Sharma, S Subramanian, C Srivastava, SMP Khurana (2019) Genetic diversity of lesser grain borer, rhyzopertha dominica (fabricius) from north india and other geographical locations as revealed by cytochrome c oxidase i gene. Biochem. Cell. Arch. Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 519-528.

    3. Verma, G., Mondal, K.K., Kulshreshtha, A., Manju Sharma (2019) XopR T3SS-effector of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzaesuppresses cell death-mediated plant defense response during bacterial blight development in rice. 3Biotech (2019) 9: 272 Impact Factor -1.768 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13205-019-1802-9

    4. Geeta Verma, Manju Sharma and Kalyan K. Mondal (2018) XopR TTSS-effector regulates in planta growth, virulence of Indian strain of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae via suppressing reactive oxygen species production and cell wall-associated rice immune responses during blight induction. Functional Plant Biology, 2018, 45, 561–574 https://doi.org/10.1071/FP17147 Impact factor-2.71

    5. Rahul Kumar Chandel, Suresh M Nebapure, Manju Sharma, S. Subramanian, Chitra Srivastava, and SM Paul Khurana (2019) Insecticidal and repellent activities of Eucalyptus oil against lesser grain borer Rhizopertha dominica (Fabricius), Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences(Scopus indexed-accepted appear in Nov. 2019)

    6.Tilahun Mekonnen, Krishnamurthy Sathelly , Manju Sharma , Kassahun Tesfaye and Tanushri Kaul (2017)Genomic DNA isolation method from fresh wheat leaf samples without liquid nitrogen. African J of Biotech. 2017 Vol. 16(20), pp. 1192-1196 Impact factor-0.57

    7.Swati Jagga-Chugh, Sumita Kachhwaha , Manju Sharma, Aditi Kothari-Chaje (2012) Optimization of factors influencing microprojectile bombardment-mediated genetic transformation of seed-derived callus and regeneration of transgenic plants in Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn. The Journal of plant Biotechnology : Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult. 109:401–410 Impact Factor 3.633

    8. Manju Sharma, Aditi Kothari-Chajer ,Swati Jagga-Chugh and SL Kothari (2011) Factors influencing Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated genetic transformation of Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn." Plant cell tissue and organ culture 105:93-104 Impact Factor 3.633

    9. Aditi Kothari-Chajer, Manju Sharma, Sumita Kachhawaha and SL Kothari(2008) Micronutrient optimization results into highly improved In Vitro plant regeneration in Kodo and Finger millets. Plant cell tissue and organ culture 94(2)105-112 Impact Factor -3.633

    10. Manju Sharma, Rohini Sahani, Rekha Kansal, and KR Koundal (2004) Transformation of oil seed mustard Brassica juncea L. Czern & Coss cv. Pusajaikisan with snowdrop lectin gene. Indian Journal of Biotechnology. 3:97-102. Impact Factor -0.51
  • Teaching Interests
    To facilitate student develop understanding in core areas of the subject
  • Publications
  • Professional Affiliations
    Member editorial Board-Ethiopian J. of Science & Technolgy, Member Indian Botanical Society,Member Indain Science congress.
  • Other Achievements
    Women Scientist Award under WOS-A award scheme -2005, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India Sanction No- SR/WOS-A/LS-163/2005.


    1. WOS-A ( 2006-2009) funded by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India
    Project Title Development of transgenic Eleusine coracana (L.) resistant to fungal disease.

    2. Dec 2015-May 2016 --RTF-DCS fellowship funded by NAM-ST center , New Delhi, - to Ph. D Student from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
    Project Title -----Understanding the Molecular Basis of resistance to Septoria for wheat improvement in Ethiopia.”
  • Contact Information
    Faculty of Science Engineering And Technology
    Amity University Gurgaon, Panchgaon, Manesar, Gurgaon 122413