Dr. Vikash Babu

Fermentation Technology Division
CSIR - Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine,Canal Road, Jammu – 180001
Email: vikash[at]iiim[dot]ac[dot]in

Positions Held  
Position Held Date Organization
Scientist  2013 - Present CSIR-IIIM


Biotransformation, Enzyme Technology, Fermentation Technology, Microbial production of pharmaceutically important products.


  • Sharma, H.; Singh, R.V.; Raina, C.; Babu, V.  Amide hydrolyzing potential of amidase from halophilic bacterium Brevibacterium sp. IIIMB2706. Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, (2018), 1-7.

  • Singh, R.V.; Sharma, H.; Koul, A.; Babu, V. Exploring a broad spectrum nitrilase from moderately halophilic bacterium Halomonas sp. IIIMB2797 isolated from saline lake. J Basic Microbiol, (2018), 58(10), 867-874.

  • Singh, B.; Singh, S.;  Singh, B.; Kitchlu, S. Babu, V. Assessing Ethnic Traditional Knowledge, Biology and Chemistry of Lepidium didymum L., Lesser-Known Wild Plants of Western Himalaya. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci, (2018),1-8.

  • Babu, V.; Pasha, S.K.; Gupta, G.; Majumdar, C.B.; Choudhury, B. Enzymatic surface modification of polyacrylonitrile and its copolymers: Effects of polymer surface area and protein adsorption.  Fibers and Polymers, (2014) ,15 (1) 24-29.

  • Babu, V.; Choudhury, B. Methods of cell lysis and effect of detergents for the recovery of nitrile metabolizing enzyme from Amycolatopsis sp. IITR215. Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (2013), 11,117-122. 

  • Gupta, A. D.; Bansal, V.K.;  Babu, V.; Maithil, N. Chemistry, antioxidant and antimicrobial potential of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans Houtt). Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, (2013), 11, 25-31.

  • Saxena, K.; Varshney, A; Sharma, A.K.; Babu, V.  Recent advances of mitochondrial cancer research and therapy: Prospects and challenges. South Asian J Exp Biol., (2013), 3,  49‐60.

  • Aseri, G. K.; Sinha, B.K.P.; Agarwal, D.; Sharma, A.; Jain, N., Babu, V. New and improved method of bamboo cultivation in semi-arid areas of Indian thar desert. African journal of Biotechnology, (2012), 11, 15002-15011.

  • Babu, V.; Choudhury, B. Competitive adsorptions of nitrile hydratase and amidase on polyacrylonitrile and its effect on surface modification.Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, (2012), 89,  277– 282.

  • Babu, V.; Shilpi.; Choudhury, B.Nitrile metabolizing potential of Amycolatopsis sp.IITR215”.Process Biochemistry, (2010), 45, 866–873.


  • Babu, V.; Thapliyal, A.; Patel, G.K.  Biofuels Production. Scrivener Publishing LLC, Massachusetts,USA (2013) , ISBN: 9781118634509.

  • Saran, S.; Babu, V.; Chaubey, A. (Volume 1). High value fermentation products. Scrivener Publishing LLC, Massachusetts,USA, ISBN: 9781119460015. (In press)

Book Chapters

  • Singh, R.V.; Sharma, H.; Koul, A.; Babu, V . (In Press). In  Antibiotics against Gram Positive Bacteria. High value fermentation products. Scrivener Publishing LLC, Massachusetts,USA, ISBN: 9781119460015.

  • Saxena, K.;  Gupta, A.D.; Patel ,G.K.; Babu, V.  2013. Molecular Biology of Nitrile Metabolizing Enzymes. In: Molecular Biology of Bacteria Eds: R.K. Gaur and H.K. Gautam. Science Publishers. USA. pp.31-53 ISBN: 978-1-62618-189.

  • Kumar, P.; Babu, V.  Introduction to Biofuels. In: Biofuels Production. Ed. Babu,V.; Thapliyal,A.;  Patel,G. K . Scrivener Publishing LLC, Massachusetts,USA, pp.1-9. ISBN: 9781118634509.

  • Goyal, R.; Babu, V.; Patel, G.K . 2013.  Biomethane Production. In: Biofuels Production. Ed. Vikash Babu, Ashish Thapliyal,  Girijesh Kumar Patel. Scrivener Publishing LLC, Massachusetts, USA(2013), pp.333-356. ISBN: 9781118634509.

  • Gupta, D.; Singh, L.K.; Gupta, A.D. Babu, V.  Phytoremediation: An efficient approach for bioremediation of organic and metallic ions pollutants.  In:Bioremediation and Sustainability: Research and Applications (Eds.Mohee, R. and Mudhoo,A.), Scrivener Publishing LLC, Massachusetts, USA(2012), pp.367-397.  ISBN: 9781118062845.

  •  Saxena, K.; Aseri, G.K.; Gupta ,A.D.; Babu,V.  Bioremediation of xenobiotics.  In:Bioremediation and Sustainability: Research and Applications (Eds.Mohee, R. and Mudhoo, A.), Scrivener Publishing LLC, Massachusetts, USA(2012), pp.213-236. ISBN: 9781118062845.

  • Babu, V.; Shilpi, Gupta, M.;  Choudhury, B. Opportunities and Challenges for Enzymatic Surface Modification of Synthetic Polymers.  In: Green Chemistry for Environmental Sustainability (Eds. Sharma, S.K. and Mudhoo, A.), Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, Florida, Boca Raton, USA(2010), pp. 93-104. ISBN No.- 978-1-43-982473.