Dr. Ravail Singh
Plant Sciences and Agrotechnology Division (PSA)
CSIR – Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Canal Road, Jammu – 180001
Dr. Ravail Singh is a dedicated researcher associated with the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) in Jammu. His academic pursuits revolve around the profound intricacies of marine ecosystems, with a particular focus on understanding the pivotal role played by benthic fauna in shaping the aquatic environments of Jammu and Kashmir.
At the core of his research lies a comprehensive exploration of the ecological dynamics that underscore the significance of benthic fauna in maintaining the equilibrium of marine and freshwater ecosystems. Through meticulous analyses of population dynamics, he seeks to decipher the nuanced responses of these organisms to various environmental stressors, including the influence of pollutants such as heavy metals and microplastics. To understand the morphological and cellular level functional strategies that enables these invertebrate species to exploit diverse habitats and to establish biogeographic patterning.
Moreover, his research extends into the realms of molecular genomics and metabolomics. He is screening the benthic invertebrates to discover the biological important secondary metabolites for variety of applications. This thorough approach is aiding us in achieving a clearer grasp of the functional biology exhibited by these benthic invertebrates.
In addition to his traditional methodologies, Dr. Ravail Singh is using the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques to enhance his research endeavors. By harnessing AI and ML algorithms, he aims to comprehensively characterize the taxonomic composition and functional attributes of the benthic community, spanning taxonomic strata from minute nematodes to higher organisms. This analytical synergy also extends to the genomic realm, providing deeper insights into the genetic foundations of these organisms.
|Oldenburg University, Germany
|Medical (Chemistry, Botany, Zoology)
|Jan 2021 to Present
|Jan 2017 to Jan 2021
Area of Expertise
- Molecular biology of benthic invertebrates from coastal as well as deep Sea
- Ecological modelling
Aroma Mission project Vertical A: (Ecological modeling)
Involved in the latter stage and working on the modeling of the plant database. The attempt has made to work on the functional traits of plant and their ecological significance in terms of the ecosystem functioning.
|Ravail Singh*, Dmitry M. Miljutin, Maria A. Miljutina, Pedro Martinez Arbizu and Baban S. Ingole (2014)
|Deep-sea nematode assemblages from a commercially important polymetallic nodule area in the Central Indian Ocean Basin.
|Marine Biology Research 10, 9: 906-916.
|Ravail Singh* and B.S.Ingole (2016)
|Structure and function of nematode communities across the Indian western continental margin and its oxygen minimum zone.
|Biogeoscience, 13: 191–209.
|Ravail Singh*, Dmitry M. Miljutin, Ann Vanreuse, Teresa Radziejewska, Maria M. Miljutina, Alexei Tchesunov, Christian Bussau, Valentina Galtsova, Pedro Martinez Arbizu (2016)
|Nematode communities inhabiting the soft deep-sea sediment in polymetallic nodule fields: do they differ from those in the nodule-free abyssal areas?
|Marine Biology,12, 4: 345–359
Ravail Singh*, Baban Ingole and Sabyasachi Sautya (2019)
|Ferromanganese Nodule Associated Meiofauna with special reference to nematodes from the Central Indian Ocean?
|Deep Sea Research -Topical Studies in Oceanography, 161, 16-28.
|Ravail Singh and Yengkhom Sophiarani (2020)
|A report on DNA sequence determinants in gene expression.
|Suruchi Gupt and Ravail Singh * (2021)
|Comparative study of codon usage profiles of Zingiber officinale and its associated fungal pathogens.
|Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 296,1355
|Suruchi Gupta, Ravail Singh* Prosenjit Paul (2021)
|Analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms between 2019-nCoV genomes and its impact on codon usage
Gene Report, 24, 101185
|Ravail Singh* (2021)
|Analysis of synonymous codon usage bias in Ancylostoma ceylanicum
|Gene Report, 24, 101290
|Waqas Ahmed, Suruchi Gupta, Deepika Singh, Ravail Singh*(2022
|Insight of genetic features prevalent in three Echinoderm species (Apostichopus japonicus, Heliocedaris erythrogramma and Asterias rubens) and their evolutionary association using comparative codon pattern analysis,
|Suruchi Gupta, Ravail Singh, Gulzar Rather, Arti Sharma, Surrinder Latto (2022)
|Mining transcriptome of medicinally important Plantago species for terpenoid biosynthetic pathway genes.
|Ravail Singh*, Varun Mumbarekar (2022)
|Neural network model approach for automated benthic animal identification
|Suruchi Gupta, Malvi Choudhary, Baljinder Singh, Ravail Singh, Manoj K. Dhar, Sanjana Kaul,(2022)
|Diversity and biological activity of fungal endophytes of Zingiber officinale Rosc. with emphasis on Aspergillus terreus as a biocontrol agent of its leaf spot
|Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 39, 102234
|Waqas Ahmed, Suruchi Gupta,Indranil Mukherjee, Vikas Babu, Ravail Singh* (2022)
|Comparative Studies of Codon Usage Profile of Anisakis simplex (Nematoda) and Fish Carassius gibelio (Prussian carp)
|Journal of Environmental Biology,43,123-132
|Jyoti Chandan Suruchi Gupta Vikash Babu Deepika Singh Ravail Singh* (2022)
|Comprehensive analysis of codon usage pattern in Withania somnifera and its associated pathogens: Meloidogyne incognita and Alternaria alternata
|Gupta, S., Singh, R., Paul, P. et al (2023)
|Gene clustering and co-. Expression analysis for the identification of putative transcription factors associated with the genes of secondary metabolic pathways in Plantago ovata Forsk. and its wild allies
|Plant Biotechnol Report, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11816-023-0082
|Jyoti Chandan, Suruchi Gupta, Shamsun Nisa, Vikash Babu, Ravail Singh*(2023)
|Exploring the relationship between codon usage and gene expression in the Meloidogyne incognita genome: Implications for enivironment adaptbility Gene Reports
|Gene Reports, 33(8):101805
|Mohd Hassan, Jasha Momo H. Anal, Ravail Singh* (2023)
|Comprehensive analysis of codon usage pattern in Eisenia fetida and its correlation with gene expression
|Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 52(1–2):102810
Awards and Honours
- DAAD fellowship awarded for Doctoral study in German University for 3+1 years
- COMARGE, CoML fellowship awarded in 2010 for one month to deal with polymetallic nodule deep Sea nematode taxonomy from Central Indian Ocean in Senckenberg Institute of Biodiversity, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
- CeDAMar fellowship awarded for attending conference on “Benthic Biodiversity from Southern Ocean” Wilhelmshaven, Germany in 2010.
- Member of the International team of Deep Sea Biologist
- Member of International Network for Scientific Investigations of Deep-Sea Ecosystems
- Member of Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative
- Other recognitions
- Reviewing for prestigious international journals such as Proceeding B, Deep Sea Research, Frontier in Marine Science, Plos One etc.
- Member of the International team of Deep Sea Biologist
|Area of Interest
|Ajaz Ali Ahmed Khan
|Understanding the population dynamics of malaco fauna, establishing their role in aquatic ecosystem management via assessing metal toxicity, pesticides and micro plastic. He is screening these mollusks to discover secondary metabolites that might offer therapeutic benefits
|Diversity and interactions of nematode communities associated with corms and rhizospheric soil of Crocus sativus. The research aims to understand how nematodes impact the regulation of secondary metabolites in Crocus sativus. This involves understanding the mechanisms by which nematodes influence metabolite production and characterizing the nematode species present, their relationships, and their effects on plant health and nutrient availability. The insights gained from this research can inform strategies to enhance saffron production and sustainability.
|Population dynamics, structure and diversity of macro invertebrates and their role in functioning of benthic ecosystem with special emphasis on oligocheates.
Harnessing Machine Learning and Bioinformatics to understand the Genomic Mysteries of Aquatic Invertebrates.
Developing a morphological and molecular taxonomic database of nematode communities in Withania somnifera’s rhizosphere and surrounding soil, understanding their role in plant phenotypic and genotypic variation, and screening nematode gut and surface microbial communities for bioactive secondary metabolites.
Soil Invertebrate Community and Its Potential Contributions to Ecosystem Functioning and Therapeutic Possibilities.
|Dr. Suruchi Gupta
|Dr. Suruchi Gupta, with the support of a DBT RA fellowship, is leading exciting research that combines Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha), CRISPR/Cas9 technology. Using CRISPR/Cas9’s precise gene-editing insights, she’s working to make Ashwagandha even better in terms of enhanced withanolide content. With the use of Artificial intelligence she’s editing genes to produce special compounds like withanolides.
In addition to her project she is using her expertise in
Prediction of gene candidates for enhanced to metabolites using AI models
Use of AI in analyising omics data to identify potential gene targets