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Pruthi, V
V. Pruthi Professor vikasfbs[at] 91-01332-285530 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Microbiology, Biofilms, Biofuels
  • Molecular microbiology, Biosurfactants, Biofuels
  • Nanobiotechnology, Drug delivery systems
Professional Background
19972000LecturerGuru Nanak Dev University.
20002003LecturerRoorkee University
20032009Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20092014Associate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2014till dateProfessorIIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
BOYSCAST (Better Opportunities for Young Scientists in Chosen Areas of Science & Technology) FellowDepartment of Science & Technology 2007
Young Scientist Award Department of Science & Technology 2007
Educational Details
B.ScMicrobiologyDelhi University1989
M.ScMicrobiologyDelhi University South Campus, Delhi,India1991
Ph.D.BiotechnologyInstitute of Microbial Technology (CSIR), Chandigarh, India1998
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Molecular analysis of biosurfactant produced using cost-effective feed stocksMHRD, Govt. of India2005
Vermicomposting Technology for waste disposal in rural areasUttarakhand State, Govt. of India2006
Bioremediation of oily sludge contaminated soil using microbial surfactantsDST (fast track award), Govt. of India2007
Microbial release of ferulic acid from agricultural weeds for its therapeutic usageIIT Roorkee (Faculty Initiation Grant-B)2010
de novo production of Triacylglycerol or TAG Accumulating Genetically engineered yeast strains DBT, Govt. of India2012
Pathogen transport in subsurface: Analysis and estimation of transport parametersDST Govt. of India2012
Mitigation of Microbial induced corrosion by nanobioproductsDBT, Govt. of India2014
Candida Biofilms: Molecular Analysis of its Formation and ControlDBT, Govt. of India2003
Neurovascular and electrophysiological changes in yoga breathing during a cognitive task Patanjali Research Foundation2018
Municipal wastewater treatment by microalgae and its following hydrothermal liquefaction DST-RFBR (INDO-Russia)2018
  • The Biotech Research Society, India, Life Member
  • Association of Microbiologist of India , Life Member
  • American Society for Microbiology , Life Member
  • Society of Biological Chemist , Life member
  • Research Journal of Biotechnology, Fellow member
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Amit Kumar SrivastavaDrug Delivery, Nanobiotechnology
Neha AroraAlgal biofuels
Tara Chand YadavComputational Biology. Drug delivery system
Sonam GuptaBiosurfactant
Purusottam MishraDrug delivery system
Harmeet Singh Nanobiotechnology
Ekta PanwarCrop stress detection & managment
Navdeep RaghuwanshiDrug Delivery
Km. Sartaj Biofuels
Arpita DeyComputational biology
Shweta TripathiBio-remediation
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Molecular analysis of Candida biofilms. Abbas Al-JanabiA2001
Polymer mediated delivery of antidiabetic drugs.Ms. A. MukerjeeA2003
Studies on Toxoid vaccine development in poultry birds to control fowl typhoid.Ms. Deepa UjjawalA2004
Molecular Characterization of Biofilm forming Candida species on biomaterialsMr. Vishnu AgrawalA2004
Studies on extracellular polymeric substances formed by Biofilm forming Candida species.Ms. Priyanka LalA2004
Hepatpprotective potential of antioxodants from Euphorbia hirta and Aegle marmelos.Nilesh Kumar SharmaA2004
Production of Microbial Biosurfactant using cost effective resources.Deepak SharmaA2005
Genetic transformation of cluster beans (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba)Swati VermaA2009
Molecular charactrization of Rhamnolipid and its effect on Candida biofilmNiveditaA2007
Structural, Computational and Biological studies of ferulic acid and its amidederivativesNaresh KumarA2010
Synthesis and Characterization of nanoencapsulated ferulic acid for biomedical usageRicha PanwarA2010
Designing of gellan based electrospun nanofibers for biomedical applicationsPriya VashishthA2011
Guar leaf transcriptome analysis and evaluation of guar gum drug delivery systemUmesh Kumar TanwarA2009
studies on ancient DNA and stable isotope profiling of fossilsSonal JainA2010
Impact of environmental factors on Candida albicans biofilmSuma Chaitanya PemmarajuA2010
Drug delivery studies using polymeric nanoparticlesVivekanand MallickA2008
Molecular studies on TAG accumulating oleaginous yeast for biodiesel productionAlok Kumar PatelA2012
Enhanced biological phosphorus removal in conventional activated sludge processDharmender YadavA2013
Studies on Stress Induced TAG Accumulation in Microalga Scenedesmus sp. IITRIND2Neha AroraA2014
Nanoscale Studies on Cancer Therapy by Targeted Drug Delivery SystemsHarmeet SinghA2012
Biogenic Nanoparticles: Synthesis Characterization and its ApplicationNavdeep RaghuwanshiA2014
Books Authored


10. Raghuwanshi N, Srivastava AK, Yadav TC, Gupta S, Khatri K, Pruthi V. Biogenic Nanoparticles as Theranostic Agents: Prospects and Challenges. In: Shahid-ul-Islam (Ed.) Integrating Green Chemistry and Sustainable Engineering: Advances and Applications, John Wiley-scrivener, USA.​ 2018. (Accepted manuscript).​

9. Yadav TC, Srivastava AK, Raghuwanshi N, Pruthi V. Wound Healing Potential of Natural Polymer: Chitosan “A Wonder Molecule”. In: Shahid-ul-Islam (Ed.) Integrating Green Chemistry and Sustainable Engineering: Advances and Applications, John Wiley-scrivener, USA. 2018. (Accepted manuscript).

8. Arora N, Triptahi S, Pruthi V, Poluri K.M. Advanced gene technology and synthetic biology approaches to custom design microalgae for biodiesel. Microalgae Biotechnology for Development of Biofuel and Wastewater Treatment. 2018. (Springer Publishers, Accepted).

7. Arora N, Triptahi S, Pruthi V, Poluri K.M. An integrated approach of wastewater mitigation and biomass production for biodiesel using Scenedesmus sp. 2018. (Springer Publishers, Accepted).

6. Kumar V, Arora N, Nanda M, Pruthi V. Different cell disruption and lipid extraction methods from microalgae for biodiesel production, Microalgae Biotechnology for Development of Biofuel and Wastewater Treatment. 2018. (Springer Publishers, Accepted).

5. Arora N, Gulati K, Triptahi S, Pruthi V, Poluri K.M. Algae as a budding tool for mitigation of arsenic from aquatic systems. Mechanisms of arsenic toxicity and tolerance in plants. 2018. (Springer Publishers, Accepted).

4. Deeba F, Pruthi V, Negi, YS. Effect of Emerging Contaminants from Paper Mill Industry into the Environment and their Control. In: Gupta T, Agarwal AK, Agarwal RA, Labhsetwar NK. (Eds) Environmental Contaminants.  Springer, Singapore. 2017. pp. 391-408.

3. Patel A, Pruthi PA, Pruthi V. Oleaginous Yeast‐ A Promising Candidate for High Quality Biodiesel Production. In: Singh LK, Chaudhary G. (Eds) Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels: Production Technologies for Biofuels, II. Scrivener Publishing LLC. 2017. pp. 107-128.

2. Kuravadi NA, Verma S, Pareek S, Gahlot P, Kumari S, Tanwar UK, Bhatele P, Choudhary M, Gill KS, Pruthi V, Tripathi SK, Dhugga KS, Randhawa GS, Guar: An industrial crop from marginal farms. In: Bhullar GS, Bhullar NK. Progress and Prospects in Crop Research. Academic Press, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2013, 47-60.

1. Pereira BMJ, Pruthi V. Intrauterine Devices: Infections and Biofilms. In: Manivannan G (Eds) Disinfection and Decontamination: Principles, Applications  and  Related Issues. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, New York, 2008, pp. 395-415.

Refereed Journal Papers


107. Gupta P, Sharma M, Arora N, Pruthi V, Poluri KM. Chemistry and Biology of Farnesol and its Derivatives: Quorum Sensing Molecules with Immense Therapeutic Potential. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry. 2018 (Accepted article). (Bentham Science Publishers, Impact factor: 3.37).

106. TC Yadav, AK Srivastava, A Dey, N Kumar, N Raghuwanshi, Pruthi V. Application of Computational Techniques to Unravel Structure-Function Relationship and Their Role in Therapeutic Development. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry. 2018;18:1769-1791. (Bentham Science Publishers, Impact factor: 3.37).

105. Goel A, Meher MK, Gupta P, Gulati K, Pruthi V, Poluri MK. Microwave assisted κ-carrageenan capped silver nanocomposites for eradication of bacterial biofilms. Carbohydr Polym. 2018;206:854-862. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 5.326).

104. Raghuwanshi N, Yadav TC, Srivastava AK, Raj U, Varadwaj P, Pruthi V. Structure-based drug designing and identification of Woodfordia fruticosa inhibitors targeted against heat shock protein (HSP70-1) as suppressor for Imiquimod-induced psoriasis like skin inflammation in mice model. Mater Sci Eng C. 2019;95:57-71. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 5.080).

103. Gupta P, Gupta S, Sharma M, Kumar N, Pruthi V, Poluri KM. Effectiveness of Phytoactive Molecules on Transcriptional Expression, Biofilm Matrix, and Cell Wall Components of Candida glabrata and Its Clinical Isolates. ACS Omega 2018;3, 9:12201-12214.

102. Arora N, Dubey D, Sharma M, Patel A, Guleria A, Pruthi PA, Kumar D, Pruthi V, Poluri KM. NMR-Based Metabolomic Approach To Elucidate the Differential Cellular Responses during Mitigation of Arsenic(III, V) in a Green Microalga. ACS Omega 2018;3, 9:11847-11856.

101. Patel A, Matsakas L, Pruthi PA, Pruthi V. Potential of aquatic oomycete as a novel feedstock for microbial oil grown on waste sugarcane bagasse. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018;25(33):33443-33454., Impact Factor: 2.800).

100. Kumar N, Gupta S, Yadav TC, Pruthi V, Varadwaj PK, Goel N. Extrapolation of Phenolic compounds as Multi-target Agents against Cancer and Inflammation. J Biomol Struct Dyn. 2018:1-30. (Taylor & Francis, Impact factor: 3.107).

99. Panwar R, Raghuwanshi N, Srivastava AK, Sharma AK, Pruthi VIn-vivo sustained release of nanoencapsulated ferulic acid and its impact in induced diabetes. Mater Sci Eng C. 2018;92:381-392., Impact Factor: 5.080).

98. Patel A, Arora N, Pruthi V, Pruthi PA. A novel rapid ultrasonication-microwave treatment for total lipid extraction from wet oleaginous yeast biomass for sustainable biodiesel production. Ultrason Sonochem. 2018, May 4 (Accepted manuscript, In press)., Impact Factor: 6.012).

97. Arora N, Pienkos PT, Pruthi V, Poluri KM, Guarnieri MT. Leveraging algal omics to reveal potential targets for augmenting TAG accumulation. Biotechnol Adv. 2018;36(4):1274-1292., Impact Factor: 11.452).

96. Arora N, Patel A, Pruthi PA, Poluri KM, Pruthi V. Utilization of stagnant non-potable pond water for cultivating oleaginous microalga Chlorella minutissima for biodiesel production. Renew  Energ . 2018;126:30-37., Impact Factor: 4.981).

95. Deeba F, Pruthi V, Negi YS. Aromatic hydrocarbon biodegradation activates neutral lipid biosynthesis in oleaginous yeast. Bioresour Technol. 2018;255:273-280., Impact Factor: 5.978).

94. Katiyar R, Bharti RK, Gurjar BR, Kumar A, Biswas S, Pruthi V. Utilization of de-oiled algal biomass for enhancing vehicular quality biodiesel production from Chlorella sp. in mixotrophic cultivation systems. Renew Energ. 2018;122:80-88. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 4.981).


93. Gupta S, Raghuwanshi N, Varshney R, Banat IM, Srivastava AK, Pruthi PA, Pruthi V. Accelerated in vivo wound healing evaluation of microbial glycolipid containing ointment as a transdermal substitute. Biomed Pharmacother. 2017;94:1186-1196. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 3.547).

92. Katiyar R, Gurjar BR, Biswas S, Pruthi V, Kumar N, Kumar P. Microalgae: an emerging source of energy based bio-products and a solution for environmental issues. Renew Sust Energ Rev. 2017;72:1083-93. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 9.184).

91. Raghuwanshi N, Pathak A, Patel A, Vashisth P, Singh H, Srivastava AK, Pruthi V. Novel biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles and their therapeutic potential. Front Biosci. 2017;9:33-43., Impact factor: 3.95).

90. Vashisth P, Raghuwanshi N, Srivastava AK, Singh H, Nagar H, Pruthi V. Ofloxacin loaded gellan/PVA nanofibers-Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of their gastroretentive/mucoadhesive drug delivery potential. Mater Sci Eng C. 2017;71:611-619., Impact Factor: 5.080).

89. Patel A, Arora N, Pruthi V, Pruthi PA. Biological treatment of pulp and paper industry effluent by oleaginous yeast integrated with production of biodiesel as sustainable transportation fuel. J Clean Prod. 2017;142:2858-2864., Impact Factor: 5.651).

88. Tanwar UK, Pruthi V, Randhawa GS. RNA-Seq of guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba, L. Taub.) leaves: de novo transcriptome assembly, functional annotation and development of genomic resources. Front Plant Sci. 2017;8:91., Impact factor: 4.298).

87. Jain S, Rai N, Kumar G, Pruthi PA, Thangaraj K, Bajpai S, Pruthi V. Ancient DNA Reveals Late Pleistocene Existence of Ostriches in Indian Sub-Continent. PloS one. 2017;12(3):e0164823. (Impact factor: 3.54).

86. Mehtani J, Arora N, Patel A, Jain P, Pruthi PA, Poluri KM, Pruthi V. Augmented lipid accumulation in ethyl methyl sulphonate mutants of oleaginous microalga for biodiesel production. Bioresour Technol. 2017;242:121-127. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 5.978).

85. Biswas S, Katiyar R, Gurjar BR, Pruthi V. Biofuels and Their Production through Different Catalytic Routes. Chem Biochem Eng Q. 2017;31(1):47-62.

84. Arora N, Gulati K, Patel A, Pruthi PA, Poluri KM, Pruthi V. A hybrid approach integrating arsenic detoxification with biodiesel production using oleaginous microalgae. Algal Res. 2017;24:29-39., Impact Factor: 3.745).

83. Jain P, Arora N, Mehtani J, Pruthi V, Majumder CB. Pretreated algal bloom as a substantial nutrient source for microalgae cultivation for biodiesel production. Bioresour Technol. 2017;242:152-160., Impact Factor: 5.978).

82. Deeba F, Pruthi V, Negi YS. Fostering triacylglycerol accumulation in novel oleaginous yeast Cryptococcus psychrotolerans IITRFD utilizing groundnut shell for improved biodiesel production. Bioresour Technol. 2017;242:113-120., Impact Factor: 5.978).

81. Kumar N, Goel N, Yadav TC, Pruthi V. Quantum chemical, ADMET and molecular docking studies of ferulic acid amide derivatives with a novel anticancer drug target. Medicinal Chemistry Research. 2017;26(8):1822-1834., Impact Factor: 1.607).

80. Biswas S, Katiyar R, Gurjar BR, Pruthi V. Role of Different Feedstocks on the Butanol Production Through Microbial and Catalytic Routes. Int J Chem React Eng. 2018;16(1). Gruyter Publishers).

79. Patel A, Arora N, Mehtani J, Pruthi V, Pruthi PA. Assessment of fuel properties on the basis of fatty acid profiles of oleaginous yeast for potential biodiesel production. Renew Sust Energ Rev. 2017;77:604-616., Impact Factor: 9.184).

78. Raghuwanshi N, Kumari P, Srivastava AK, Vashisth P, Yadav TC, Prasad R, Pruthi V. Synergistic effects of Woodfordia fruticosa gold nanoparticles in preventing microbial adhesion and accelerating wound healing in Wistar albino rats in vivo. Mater Sci Eng C. 2017 Nov 1;80:252-262., Impact Factor: 5.080).

77. Raghuwanshi N, Arora N, Varshney R, Roy P, Pruthi V. Antineoplastic and antioxidant potential of phycofabricated silver nanoparticles using microalgae Chlorella minutissima. IET Nanobiotechnology. 2017;11(7):827-834. Xplore, Impact factor: 2.0).

76. Raghuwanshi N, Patel A, Arora N, Varshney R, Srivastava AK, Pruthi V. Antineoplastic and antimicrobial potential of novel phytofabricated silver nanoparticles from Pterospermum acerifolium leaf extract. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology–Asia. 2017;7:220-232. Science Publishers, UAE).

75. Gupta S, Varshney R, Jha RK, Pruthi PA, Roy P, Pruthi VIn Vitro Apoptosis Induction in a Human Prostate Cancer Cell Line by Thermotolerant Glycolipid from Bacillus licheniformis SV1. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. 2017;20(5):1141-1151., Impact Factor: 1.450).

74. Arora N, Patel A, Sharma M, Mehtani J, Pruthi PA, Pruthi V, Poluri KM. Insights into the enhanced lipid production characteristics of a fresh water microalga under high salinity conditions. Ind Eng Chem Res. 2017;56(25):7413-7421., Impact factor: 3.141).

73. Katiyar R, Gurjar BR, Bharti RK, Kumar A, Biswas S, Pruthi V. Heterotrophic cultivation of microalgae in photobioreactor using low cost crude glycerol for enhanced biodiesel production. Renew Energ. 2017;113:1359-1365., Impact Factor: 4.981).

72. Patel A, Sartaj K, Arora N, Pruthi V, Pruthi PA. Biodegradation of phenol via meta cleavage pathway triggers de novo TAG biosynthesis pathway in oleaginous yeast. J Hazard Mater. 2017;340:47-56., Impact Factor: 6.434).

71. Deeba F, Patel A, Arora N, Pruthi V, Pruthi PA, Negi YS. Amaranth seeds (Amaranthus palmeri L.) as novel feedstock for biodiesel production by oleaginous yeast. Environ Sci Pollut Res. 2018;25(1):353-362. (Springer, Impact Factor: 2.800).


70. Vashisth P, Singh RP, Pruthi V. A controlled release system for quercetin from biodegradable poly (lactide-co-glycolide)–polycaprolactone nanofibers and its in vitro antitumor activity. J Bioact Compat Pol. 2016;31(3):260-272.

69. Panwar R, Sharma AK, Kaloti M, Dutt D, Pruthi V. Characterization and anticancer potential of ferulic acid-loaded chitosan nanoparticles against ME-180 human cervical cancer cell lines. Appl Nanosci. 2016;6(6):803-813., Impact Factor: 2.951).

68. Vashisth P, Nikhil K, Roy P, Pruthi PA, Singh RP, Pruthi V. A novel gellan–PVA nanofibrous scaffold for skin tissue regeneration: Fabrication and characterization. Carbohydr Polym. 2016;136:851-859., Impact Factor: 5.158).

67. Vashisth P, Srivastava AK, Nagar H, Raghuwanshi N, Sharan S, Nikhil K, Pruthi PA, Singh RP, Roy P, Pruthi V. Drug functionalized microbial polysaccharide based nanofibers as transdermal substitute. Nanomedicine. 2016;12(5):1375-1385., Impact Factor: 6.500).

66. Vashisth P, Pruthi V. Synthesis and characterization of crosslinked gellan/PVA nanofibers for tissue engineering application. Mater Sci Eng C. 2016;67:304-12., Impact Factor: 5.080).

65. Panwar R, Pemmaraju SC, Sharma AK, Pruthi V. Efficacy of ferulic acid encapsulated chitosan nanoparticles against Candida albicans biofilm. Microb Pathog. 2016;95:21-31., Impact Factor: 4.628).

64. Jain S, Bajpai S, Kumar G, Pruthi V. Microstructure, crystallography and diagenetic alteration in fossil ostrich eggshells from Upper Palaeolithic sites of Indian peninsular region. Micron. 2016;84:72-78., Impact Factor: 1.728).

63. Deeba F, Pruthi V, Negi YS. Converting paper mill sludge into neutral lipids by oleaginous yeast Cryptococcus vishniaccii for biodiesel production. Bioresour Technol. 2016;213:96-102., Impact Factor: 5.978).

62. Pemmaraju SC, Pruthi PA, Prasad R, Pruthi V. Modulation of Candida albicans biofilm by different carbon sources. Mycopathologia. 2016;181(5-6):341-352., Impact Factor: 1.476).

61. Pemmaraju SC, Padmapriya K, Pruthi PA, Prasad R, Pruthi V. Impact of oxidative and osmotic stresses on Candida albicans biofilm formation. Biofouling. 2016;32(8):897-909. & Francis, Impact factor: 2.786).

60. Patel A, Arora N, Sartaj K, Pruthi V, Pruthi PA. Sustainable biodiesel production from oleaginous yeasts utilizing hydrolysates of various non-edible lignocellulosic biomasses. Renew Sust Energ Rev. 2016;62:836-855., Impact Factor: 9.184).

59. Kumar N, Kumar S, Abbat S, Nikhil K, Sondhi SM, Bharatam PV, Roy P, Pruthi V. Ferulic acid amide derivatives as anticancer and antioxidant agents: synthesis, thermal, biological and computational studies. Medicinal Chemistry Research. 2016;25(6):1175-1192., Impact Factor: 1.607).

58. Arora N, Patel A, Pruthi PA, Pruthi V. Boosting TAG accumulation with improved biodiesel production from novel oleaginous microalgae Scenedesmus sp. IITRIND2 utilizing waste sugarcane bagasse aqueous extract (SBAE). Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2016;180(1):109-121., Impact Factor: 1.797).

57. Arora N, Patel A, Pruthi PA, Pruthi V. Synergistic dynamics of nitrogen and phosphorous influences lipid productivity in Chlorella minutissima for biodiesel production. Bioresour Technol. 2016;213:79-87., Impact Factor: 5.978).

56. Arora N, Patel A, Pruthi PA, Pruthi V. Recycled de-Oiled algal biomass extract as a feedstock for boosting biodiesel production from Chlorella minutissima. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2016;180(8):1534-1541., Impact Factor: 1.797).

55. Arora N, Patel A, Sartaj K, Pruthi PA, Pruthi V. Bioremediation of domestic and industrial wastewaters integrated with enhanced biodiesel production using novel oleaginous microalgae. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2016;23(20):20997-21007., Impact Factor: 2.800).

54. Yadav D, Pruthi V, Kumar P. Enhanced biological phosphorus removal in aerated stirred tank reactor using aerobic bacterial consortium. Journal of Water Process Engineering. 2016;13:61-1369.

53. Yadav D, Pruthi V, Kumar P. Influence of varying COD and total phosphorus loading on EBPR performed in aerobic baffled reactor using dried powdered sludge. J Environ Chem Eng 2016;4(3):3580-3592.

52. Kumar S, Verma N, Kumar N, Patel A, Roy P, Pruthi V, Ahmed N. Design, synthesis, molecular docking, and biological studies of novel phytoestrogen-tanaproget hybrids. Synthetic Communications. 2016;46(5):460-474. & Francis, Impact factor: 1.377).


51. Kumar T, Bhargava R, Prasad KH, Pruthi V. Evaluation of vermifiltration process using natural ingredients for effective wastewater treatment. Ecological engineering. 2015;75:370-377., Impact Factor: 3.023).

50. Kumar N, Pruthi V. Structural elucidation and molecular docking of ferulic acid from Parthenium hysterophorus possessing COX-2 inhibition activity. 3 Biotech. 2015;5(4):541-551., Impact Factor: 1.497).

49. Vashisth P, Sharma M, Nikhil K, Singh H, Panwar R, Pruthi PA, Pruthi V. Antiproliferative activity of ferulic acid-encapsulated electrospun PLGA/PEO nanofibers against MCF-7 human breast carcinoma cells. 3 Biotech. 2015;5(3):303-315., Impact Factor: 1.497).

48. Ghosh K, Rathi S, Gupta P, Vashisth P, Pruthi V. A Simple Fluorescent Probe Derived from Naphthylamine for Selective Detection of HgII, FeII and FeIII Ions in Mixed Aqueous Media: Applications in Living Cells and Logic Gates. Eur J Inorg Chem. 2015;2015(2):311-317., Impact factor: 2.507).

47. Patel A, Pruthi V, Singh RP, Pruthi PA. Synergistic effect of fermentable and non-fermentable carbon sources enhances TAG accumulation in oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium kratochvilovae HIMPA1. Bioresour Technol. 2015;188:136-144., Impact Factor: 5.978).

46. Kumar N, Pruthi V, Goel N. Structural, thermal and quantum chemical studies of p-coumaric and caffeic acids. J Mol Struct. 2015;1085:242-248., Impact Factor: 2.011).

45. Panwar R, Sharma AK, Dutt D, Pruthi V. Phenolic acids from Parthenium hysterophorus: evaluation of bioconversion potential as free radical scavengers and anticancer agents. Adv Biosci Biotechnol. 2015;6(01):11.

44. Sharma D, Ansari MJ, Al-Ghamdi A, Adgaba N, Khan KA, Pruthi V, Al-Waili N. Biosurfactant production by Pseudomonas aeruginosa DSVP20 isolated from petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated soil and its physicochemical characterization. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2015;22(22):17636-17643., Impact Factor: 2.800).

43. Patel A, Sindhu DK, Arora N, Singh RP, Pruthi V, Pruthi PA. Biodiesel production from non-edible lignocellulosic biomass of Cassia fistula L. fruit pulp using oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium kratochvilovae HIMPA1. Bioresour Technol. 2015;197:91-98., Impact Factor: 5.978).

42. Vashisth P, Kumar N, Sharma M, Pruthi V. Biomedical applications of ferulic acid encapsulated electrospun nanofibers. Biotechnol Rep. 2015;8:36-44. (Elsevier).

41. Sharma D, Ansari MJ, Gupta S, Al Ghamdi A, Pruthi PA, Pruthi V. Structural characterization and antimicrobial activity of a biosurfactant obtained from Bacillus pumilus DSVP18 grown on potato peels. Jundishapur J Microbiol. 2015;8(9):e21257.


40. Vashisth P, Pruthi PA, Singh RP, Pruthi V. Process optimization for fabrication of gellan based electrospun nanofibers. Carbohydr Polym. 2014;109:16-21., Impact Factor: 5.158).

39. Patel A, Pravez M, Deeba F, Pruthi V, Singh RP, Pruthi PA. Boosting accumulation of neutral lipids in Rhodosporidium kratochvilovae HIMPA1 grown on hemp (Cannabis sativa Linn) seed aqueous extract as feedstock for biodiesel production. Bioresour Technol. 2014;165:214-222., Impact Factor: 5.978).

38. Arora S, Rajpal A, Bhargava R, Pruthi V, Bhatia A, Kazmi AA. Antibacterial and enzymatic activity of microbial community during wastewater treatment by pilot scale vermifiltration system. Bioresour Technol. 2014;166:132-141. (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 5.978).

37. Salunke GR, Ghosh S, Kumar RJ, Khade S, Vashisth P. Kale T, Chopade S, Pruthi V, Kundu G, Bellare JR, Chopade BA. Rapid efficient synthesis and characterization of AgNPs, AuNPs and AgAuNPs from a medicinal plant, Plumbago zeylanica and their application in biofilm control. Int J Nanomedicine, 2014;9(1):2635-2653. Press, Impact factor: 4.38).

36. Kumar N, Pruthi V. Potential applications of ferulic acid from natural sources. Biotechnol Rep (Amst). 2014;4:86-93.


35. Singh N, Pemmaraju SC, Pruthi PA, Cameotra SS, Pruthi V. Candida biofilm disrupting ability of di-rhamnolipid (RL-2) produced from Pseudomonas aeruginosa DSVP20. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2013;169(8):2374-2391., Impact Factor: 1.797).

34. Pemmaraju SC, Pruthi PA, Prasad R, Pruthi V. Candida albicans biofilm inhibition by synergistic action of terpenes and fluconazole. Indian J Exp Biol. 2013;51(11):1032-1037., Impact factor: 0.82).

33. Vashisth P, Nikhil K, Pemmaraju SC, Pruthi PA, Mallick V, Singh H, Patel A, Mishra NC, Singh RP, Pruthi V. Antibiofilm activity of quercetin-encapsulated cytocompatible nanofibers against Candida albicans. J Bioact Compat Pol. 2013;28(6):652-665. Publishers).

32. Verma S, Gill KS, Pruthi V, Dhugga KS, Randhawa GS. A novel combination of plant growth regulators for in-vitro regeneration of complete plantlets of Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonolobo (L.) Taub.). Indian J Exp Biol. 2013;51:1120-1124., Impact factor: 0.82).


31. Singh N, Nayyar A, Bhattacharjee G, Singh AK, Pruthi V. Assessment of dentifrices against Candida biofilm. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2012;167(6):1688-1698., Impact Factor: 1.797).

30. Pemmaraju SC, Sharma D, Singh N, Panwar R, Cameotra SS, Pruthi V. Production of microbial surfactants from oily sludge-contaminated soil by Bacillus subtilis DSVP23. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2012;167(5):1119-1131., Impact Factor: 1.797).


29. Singh N, Agrawal V, Pemmaraju SC, Panwar R, Pruthi V. Impact of infectious Candida albicans biofilm on biomaterials. Indian J Biotechnol. 2011;10(4):417-422., Impact factor: 0.289).


28. Lal P, Sharma D, Pruthi PA, Pruthi V. Exopolysaccharide analysis of biofilm‐forming Candida albicans. J Appl Microbiol. 2010;109(1):128-136. (Wiley, Impact factor: 2.16).

27. Agarwal V, Lal P, Pruthi V. Effect of plant oils on Candida albicans. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2010;43(5):447-451., Impact Factor: 2.094).


26. Agarwal V, Lal P, Pruthi PA, Pruthi V. Studies of Candida albicans biofilm formed on biomaterial surfaces. J Biotechnol. 2008(136):S451.

25. Lal P, Agarwal V, Pruthi V. Characterization of exopolysaccharide produced by biofilm forming Candida albicans. J Biotechnol. 2008(136):S759.

24. Agarwal V, Lal P, Pruthi V. Prevention of Candida albicans biofilm by plant oils. Mycopathologia. 2008;165(1):13-19., Impact Factor: 1.476).

23. Lal P, Agarwal V, Pruthi PA, Cameotra SS, Pruthi V. Biofilm Formation by Microorganisms Isolated from Paper Mill Effluent and its Public Health Implications. CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water. 2008;36(12):963-968.

22. Lal P, Agarwal V, Pruthi PA, Pereira BM, Kural MR, Pruthi V. Biofilm formation by Candida albicans isolated from intrauterine devices. Indian journal of microbiology. 2008;48(4):438-444., Impact Factor: 1.310).

21. Anindita M, Prakash RA, Pruthi V. Effect of Polymer Concentration on the Morphology and In-vitro Insulin release of PCL Microspheres. Res J Biotechnol. 2008;3(4):7-14. (Impact Factor: 0.29).

20. Wagner MC, Rhodes G, Wang E, Pruthi V, Arif E, Saleem MA, Wean SE, Garg P, Verma R, Holzman LB, Gattone V, Molitoris BA, Nihalani D. Ischemic injury to kidney induces glomerular podocyte effacement and dissociation of slit diaphragm proteins Neph1 and ZO-1. J Biol Chem. 2008;283(51):35579-35589. factor: 4.125).


19. Mukerjee A, Pruthi V. Oral insulin delivery by polymeric nanospheres. J Biomed Nanotechnol. 2007;3(1):68-74. Scientific Publishers, Impact Factor: 7.578).

18. Mukerjee A, Sinha VR, Pruthi V. Preparation and characterization of poly-ε-caprolactone particles for controlled insulin delivery. J Biomed Pharm Eng. 2007;1(1):40-44. Xplore Digital Library).

17. Anindita M, Pruthi V. Drug delivery: techniques for polymeric microsphere preparation. Res J Biotechnol. 2007;2(4):58-63.


16. Verma S, Bhargava R, Pruthi V. Oily sludge degradation by bacteria from Ankleshwar, India. Int Biodeterior Biodegradation. 2006;57(4):207-213., Impact Factor: 3.562).

15. Aggarwal V, Pruthi V. Candida biofilm on biomaterial surfaces. J Biomech. 2006;39:S589-S590., Impact Factor: 2.431).

14. Pruthi V. Voice of Silence. Res J Biotechnol. 2006;1(2):3-4. 

13. Mukerjee A, Pruthi V.  Effect of solvent and stabilizers on the preparation of Insulin-loaded poly-ε-carpolactone microspheres. Res J Biotechnol. 2006;1(2):12-15. 

12. Sharma D, Verma S, Singh M, Bhargava M, Pruthi V. Microbial Production of surface active agents for oil bioremediation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-Nanotechnology, held at Al-Ain, U.A.E.  2006;18-21:81-85.

11. Mukerjee A, Pruthi V.  Biodegradable polymeric nanospheres as potential carriers for oral drug delivery. Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-Nanotechnology, held at Al-Ain, U.A.E.  2006;18-21:47-50.


10. Pruthi V, Cameotra SS. Effect of nutrients on optimal production of biosurfactants by Pseudomonas putida - a Gujarat oil field isolate. J Surfactants Deterg. 2003;6(1):65-68., Impact Factor: 1.450).

9. Pruthi V, Al-Janabi A, Pereira BJ. Characterization of biofilm formed on intrauterine devices. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2003;21(3):161-165. (Official publication of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists).

8. Pruthi V, Pereira BMJ. Exploring the world of biofilms. SCI-TECH, R&D Magazine of  IITR Roorkee, Volume 2003;2(1):10-11.

7. Pruthi V, Cameotra SS. Novel sucrose lipid produced by Serratia marcescens and its application in enhanced oil recovery. J Surfactants Deterg. 2000;3(4):533-537., Impact Factor: 1.450).

6. Gaur M, Pruthi V, Prasad R, Pereira BM. Inductively coupled plasma emission spectroscopic and flame photometric analysis of goat epididymal fluid. Asian J Androl. 2000 Dec 1;2(4):288-292.

5. Pereira BMJ, Pruthi V, Prasad R. Exploring the potential of herbal drugs for the development of the pharmaceutical sector in the state of Uttaranchal. Proceeding in All India Seminar on Infrastructure Development in Uttaranchal Problem and Prospects, held at IIT Roorkee.  2000. 11-13.


4. Pruthi V, Cameotra SS. Rapid method for monitoring maximum biosurfactant production obtained by acetone precipitation. Biotechnol Tech. 1995;9(4):271-276. (Springer).

3. Pruthi V, Cameotra SS. Production and properties of a biosurfactant synthesized byArthrobacter protophormiae-an antarctic strain. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 1997;13(1):137-139. (Springer, Impact Factor: 2.10).

2. Pruthi V, Cameotra SS. Production of a biosurfactant exhibiting excellent emulsification and surface active properties by Serratia marcescens. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 1997;13(1):133-135. (Springer, Impact Factor: 2.10).

1. Pruthi V, Cameotra SS. Rapid identification of biosurfactant-producing bacterial strains using a cell surface hydrophobicity technique. Biotechnol Tech. 1997;11(9):671-674. (Springer).