Personal Information

Dr. Shiv Swaroop

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. (Biochemistry), Ph.D. (Biological Sciences and Bioengineering; Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur), Postdoctoral Training: Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science. CSIR-UGC NET- JRF; GATE, DBT Research Associate Fellowship

  • Protein Engineering and stability, Vaccine design, extremophilic bacteria and their enzymes
  • Assistant Professor (Dec 2016 – till present)- Department of Biochemistry, School of Life sciences, Central University of Rajasthan, Kishangarh, Ajmer, India. 
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Sep 2011- Dec 2016) - Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biochemistry 2012- Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.
  • M.Sc. in Biochemistry - CSJM University, Kanpur.


  • National Eligibility Test (NET)-CSIR-JRF, conducted by UGC & CSIR India, in 2003
  • Junior Research Fellowship of Indian Council of Medical Research, India, 2003
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering and Technology (GATE) in Life sciences, 2003.
  • Received a travel award from Department of Science & Technology to attend a conference (Trends in enzymology, 2010) in Switzerland. (Not availed).
  • Received a travel award from Department of Biotechnology to attend 49th annual conference of Association of microbiologists of India (AMI), held in New Delhi. Nov 18th -20th , 2008.
  • Received post-doctoral fellowship, under DBT-Research associateship program, awarded by Department of Biotechnology India in Dec-2011.

Research Interests

1.      Survival strategies in Haloalkaliphilic bacteria found in soda lakes and its bioprospecting.

2.      Industrially important enzymes from Haloalkaliphilic bacteria.

3.      Design of epitope-based peptide vaccines against enveloped viruses.

S. No. Authors Title of Article Journal/Conference Details Journal/Conference Publication Year
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  • "Characterization of Extremophilic Bacterial Diversity and Their Industrially Important Enzymes from Haloalkaline Lakes of Rajasthan" 17 March 2022. PI: Dr. Shiv Swaroop;  Grant Amount: Rs. 30,30,500.00  Funding Agency: SERB.  (Ongoing)


  1. Design and Characterization of Bacterially Expressed Hemagglutinin Head Domain Immunogens. 19th Annual conference on Vaccine research, Baltimore, Maryland., from 18th -20th April-2016
  2. Catalytic degradationof Dimethylformamide by DMFase: A novel amidase from Paracoccus strain DMF. EMBO conference series on Catalytic Mechanism by Biological Systems, EMBL Hamburg, Germany, 5th-7th May 2010.
  3. Biomineralization of N,N-dimethylformamide by Paracoccus sp. strain DMF, 49th annual conference of Association of microbiologists of India (AMI), held in New Delhi. Nov 18th -20th , 2008.