Dr. Sukhwinder Singh
Department of Bioenergy
Group: Microbiology of Anaerobic Systems and Environmental Mycology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
in cooperation with the German Biomass Research Centre Torgauer Straße 116, 04347
Phone +918********* (M)
Pretreatment strategies for sustainable feedstocks in biogas processes
Feedstock for renewable resources
Fungal enzyme metabolism in Bioremediation process
Microbial screening and optimization
Biological pretreatment of industrial effluents
Education and work
Scientist Department of Bioenergy in Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in association with German Biomass Research center (DBFZ), Leipzig, Germany
PhD student within Department of Bioenergy in Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany Title: Pre-treatment of lignocellulosic material with fungi and or fungal enzymes in order to improve the availability of such feedstock for biogas production.
Supervisors: Dr. Dietmar Schlosser and Prof Hauke Harms 08-2009
Senior Research Fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), India Title: Decolourization of textile dyeing wastewaters by the white rot fungi Phanerochaete chrysosporium in a novel rotating biological contactor reactor.
Supervisor: Dr. Kannan Pakshirajan
Master of Science in Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Haryana), India 2003-2005
Bachelor of Science in Life Science (Chemistry, Botany and Zoology) Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Haryana), India Research Experience and Academic Honors
DAAD Project on “Microbial bioresource exploration to improve bioenergy production” for scientific exchange between Germany- Hungary as a visiting PhD at Department of Bioenergy in Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany student from 2010-2012.
Senior Research Fellowship Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Assam India from 2008-2010.
Ranked amongst the top 2% candidates (out of nearly 50,000 candidates) in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in 2007.
Sukhwinder Singh, Hauke Harms and Dietmar Schlosser (2013).Potential of ecologically diverse fungi to qualify wheat straw and digestate for their use in biogas processes. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (accepted)
Kannan Pakshirajan and Sukhwinder Singh (2010). Decolorization of Direct Red-80 and Mordant Blue-9 Dyes by Phanerochaete chrysosporium in a batch operated rotating biological contactor reactor. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 49 (16), 7484–7487
Sukhwinder Singh and Kannan Pakshirajan (2010). Enzyme activities and decolourization of single and mixed azo dyes by the white- rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 64, (2), 146-150.
Sukhwinder Singh, Kannan Pakshirajan and Achlesh Daverey (2010). Enhanced decolourization of Direct Red-80 dye by the white rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium employing sequential design of experiments. Biodegradation 21 (4) 501-511.
Sukhwinder Singh, Kannan Pakshirajan and Achlesh Daverey (2009). Screening and optimization of media constituents for decolourization of Mordant Blue-9 dye by Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Clean Technology and Environmental Policy 12, (3) 313- 323
Conferences/Workshops and Competitions
(Poster) 14th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, ISME-14 at Copenhagen, Denmark, on 19-24 August 2012.
(Poster) OxiZymes Symposium on Peroxidases at Marseille, France, on 16 -19 September 2012.
(Oral) in 8th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries, Toulouse, France, held at 4-6 June, 2012.
(Oral) in 1st International Conference on Biogas Microbiology at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany on 14-16 Sept 2011.
K. Pakshirajan, S. Singh and R. Pothi. Decolorization of real textile dyeing waste water by white rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Fourth International Perspectives on Water Resources & the Environment conference (IPWE 2011) at National University of Singapore, Singapore on January 4-6, 2011.
Represented Department of Bioenergy in UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research German Biomass Research Centre 16th Technology Summit, Co-sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the event is being organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) at New Delhi, India on Dec 7-8 at 2010
Represented German Biomass research centre in joint Indo-German project Workshop associated with BIOMATEG
(http://www.vemas-sachsen.de/ ) Biogas Technology made in Germany in Lavasa Pune, India on 31oct -02 Nov 2010.
Represented Department of Bioenergy in UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in International Conference on renewable Energy (http://direc2010.gov.in/ ) which is the fourth in the series of global Ministerial-level Conferences on Renewable Energy organized by Govt. of India, Germany and Sweden at New Delhi, India on Oct 27-29- at 2010.
Poster Presentation in OESIB Workshop on “Oxidative Enzymes as Sustainable Industrial Biocatalysts” will be organized together with the final meeting of the BIORENEW European project (www.biorenew.org) at Santiago de Compostela, Spain on Sept 14-15, 2010.
(Oral) in International Congress of Environmental Research (ICER) held at BITS Pilani, Goa, India held on 18 -20 Dec 2008.
Department of biotechnology DBT sponsored national workshop on “Industrial Biotechnology” taking ideas from laboratory to the market place. Jointly organized by (Dept of Biotechnology & Dept of Management Studies) at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India on 27th Dec - 6th Jan 2007
Represented as a Team Leader in YES (Young Entrepreneur Scheme) National level competition jointly organized by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology and Govt. of India & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) & UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) U.K Govt at India on 2008.
Dr. Dietmar Schlosser
Group leader, Environmental Mycology
Department of Environmental Microbiology UFZ
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research,
Dr. Kannan Pakshirajan
Department of Biotechnology
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati, Assam, India