Dr. Mandeep Dadhwal

Dr. Mandeep Dadhwal is an Assistant Professor in the area of Biotechnology at NIIT University, since November 2011. Prior to joining NU, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the field of Nanotoxicology at Laboratoire des, Interaction Ecotoxicologie, Biodiversite Ecosystemes (LIEBE) Universitie, Paul Verlaine Metz, France. He did his Ph.D in the field of Molecular Biology from the University of Delhi. During his Ph.D, he was a visiting fellow at Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (EAWAG), Dubendorf, Switzerland under collaborative research project. He has twelve research publications in peer-reviewed journals and has participated in various national and international conferences. He has qualified NET-CSIR and GATE held on year 2002.

Research and Teaching Interest
Research and teaching interest include microbial genetics, physiology and metabolism, xenobiotic degradation, heavy metal contamination, metagenomics, nanobiotechnology microbial ecology and bacterial systematic. I am inclined towards learning and implementing new scientific techniques and innovative ideas pertaining to microbiological research and also nurture a deep desire to explore the microbial diversity in terms of structural and functional relationship.

Teaching Innovations
All lectures were delivered using Power Point Presentation. Biological process and 3D structures of biomolecules were explained through video. Theory and practical are linked together – to develop a better understanding on the respective topic, practicals were conducted immediately after lectures delivered. As lab practicals were performed by every student, they got hands on experience of various techniques.

2010 onwards

  1. Kiran Bala, Birgit Geueke, Milena E. Miska, Daniel Rentsch, Thomas Poiger, Mandeep Dadhwal, Rup Lal, Christof Holliger, and Hans-Peter E. Kohler (2012). Enzymatic conversion of ε-Hexachlorocyclohexane and a heptachlorocyclohexane isomer, two neglected components of technical hexachlorocyclohexane. Environ. Sci. Technol.46: 4051-4058.
  2. Christophe Pagnout, Stephane Jomini, Mandeep Dadhwal, Celine caillet, Fabien Thomas, and Pascale Bauda (2012). Dominant role of electrostatic interactions in the toxicity of titanium dioxide nanoparticles toward bacteria. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces.92:315-321.
  1. Simran Jit, Mandeep Dadhwal, Hansi Kumari, Swati Jindal, Jasvinder Kaur, Pushp Lata, Neha Niharika, Devi Lal, Nidhi Garg, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Pooja Sharma, Kiran Bala, Ajaib Singh, John Vijgen, Roland Weber and Rup Lal (2011). Evaluation of hexachlorocyclohexane contamination from the last lindane production plant operating in India. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 18: 586-597.

First publications To 2010

  1. Shashi Bala, Richie Khanna, Mandeep Dadhwal, S. Prabagaran, S. Shivaji, John Cullum and Rup Lal (2004). Reclassification of Amycolatopsis mediterranei DSM 46095 as Amycolatopsis rifamycinica sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 54: 1145- 1149.
  2. Rinku Pal, Shashi Bala, Mandeep Dadhwal, Mukesh Kumar, Gauri Dhingra, Om Prakash, S.R. Prabagaran, S. Shivaji, John Cullum, Christof Holliger and Rup Lal (2005). Hexachlorocyclohexane degrading bacterial strains Sphingomonas paucimobilis B90A, UT26 and Sp+ having similar lin genes are three distinct species, Sphingobium indicum sp. nov., Sphingobium japonicum sp. nov. and Sphingobium francensis sp. nov. and reclassification of Sphingomonas chungbukensis as Sphingobium chungbukensis com. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 55: 1965-1972.
  3. Rup Lal, Mandeep Dadhwal, Ajaib Singh, Om Prakash, Shweta Malhotra, and Poonam Sharma. (2005). Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) residues in Indian environment: Problems and solution. Proceedings of 8th International HCH and pesticide forum, 26-28 May 2005, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  1. Rup Lal, Simran Jit, Mansi Verma., Mandeep Dadhwal, Ajaib Singh, Om Prakash, Pooja Sharma and Monisha Khanna (2006). Nanoorganisms: Smallest form of life got smaller: Ind J. Microbiol. 46: 413.
  2. Vishakha Raina, Mrutynjay Suar, Ajaib Singh, Om Prakash, Mandeep Dadhwal, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Charu Dogra, Kirsten Laulor, Sukanya Lal, Jan Roelof van der Meer, Christof Holliger and Rup Lal (2006). Enhanced Biodegradation of Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) in Contaminated Soils via Inoculation with Sphingobium indicum B90A. Biodegradation. 19: 27-40.
  3. Simran Jit, Mandeep Dadhwal, Om Prakash and Rup Lal (2008). Flavobacterium lindanitolerans sp. nov., Isolated from Hexachlorocyclohexane Contaminated Soil. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 58: 1665-1669.
  4. Rup Lal, Mandeep Dadhwal, Kirti Kumari, Pooja Sharma, Ajaib Singh, Hansi Kumari, Simran Jit, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Aeshna Nigam, Devi Lal, Mansi Verma, Jaspreet Kaur, Kiran Bala and Swati Jindal (2008). Pseudomonas sp. to Sphingobium indicum: a journey of microbial degradation and bioremediation of Hexachlorocyclohexane. Indian J. Microbiol. 48:3–18.
  5. Mandeep Dadhwal, Simran Jit, Hansi Kumari and Rup Lal (2009). Sphingobium chinhatense sp. nov., a hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH)-degrading bacterium isolated from an HCH dump site. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 59: 3140-3144.
  6. Mandeep Dadhwal, Ajaib Singh, Om Prakash, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Kirti Kumari, Pooja Sharma, Simran Jit, Mansi Verma, Christof Holliger and Rup Lal (2009). Proposal of Biostimulation for HCH-Decontamination and Characterization of Culturable Bacterial Community from High Dose Point HCH-Contaminated Soils. J. Appl. Microbiol. 106: 381-392.
  7. Mansi Verma, Mukesh Kumar, Mandeep Dadhwal, Jaspreet Kaur and Rup Lal (2009). Description of Devosia albogilva IPL15T sp. nov. and Devosia crosina IPL20T 2 sp. nov., isolated from hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) dump site. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 59: 795-799.


Dr. Mandeep Dadhwal can be reached at: Mandeep.Dadhwal@niituniversity.in