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Dr. Arpita Roy

Dr. Arpita Roy

Assistant Professor, Biotechnology


Dr. Arpita Roy is working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Technology (Department of Biotechnology) at Sharda University, Greater Noida. She obtained her MTech (Industrial Biotechnology) and Ph.D. (Biotechnology) from Delhi Technological University. Her areas of interest include Plant Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Green nanoparticle synthesis and Microbiology. She has published more than 45 papers in peer-reviewed journals (h-index 18; i-index 34; Total citation >1000), 16 books chapters (Springer, Elsevier, CRC press, etc.) and editing two books (Nova Publisher and Springer). She has qualified GATE, CSIR-UGC-NET and ICAR-ASRB NET. She is also a recipient of “Commendable Research Excellence Award DTU 2019, 2020 and 2021 from Delhi Technological University, Delhi. She has presented more than 15 papers in national and international conferences.

  • 6 Years (Research and Teaching)
  • Ph.D (Biotechnology)
  • M.Tech (Industrial Biotechnology)
  • B.E (Biotechnology)
Award & Recognition

  • Seed-Fund by Sharda University.
  • Commendable Research Award presented for excellence in research during the year 2020- DTU.
  • Commendable Research Award presented for excellence in research during the year 2019- DTU.
  • DTU International Travel Grant- 2019 for paper presentation in conference at Singapore.
  • Commendable Research Award presented for excellence in research during the year 2018- DTU.
  • Received Doctoral Research Fellowship from Delhi Technological University, Delhi.
  • Secured 1st Rank and recipient of Vice chancellor Gold Medal and Merit Certificate in MTech (Industrial Biotechnology).
  • Qualified CSIR-UGC NET-2019
  • Qualified ICAR/ASRB NET-2016
  • Qualified GATE (BT)-2015 and 2014.
  • Merit Scholarship and certificate by N.S.I.T for merit academic performance during 4th year (2013-2014) and 1st year (2010-2011).


Google Scholar

  • Arpita Roy*, Apoorva Sharma, Saanya Yadav, Leta Tesfaye Jule, Ramaswamy Krishnaraj “Nanomaterials for remediation of environmental pollutants” Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications, 2021, 2021 1764647, 1-16
  • Arpita Roy*, H. C. Ananda Murthy, Hiwa M. Ahmed, Mohammad Nazmul Islam and Ram Prasad, “Phytogenic Synthesis of Metal/Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Degradation of Dyes” Journal of Renewable Materials, 2021, 10(5):1-20
  • Arpita Roy*, Amin Elzaki, Vineet Tirth, Samih Kajoak, Hamid Osman, Ali Algahtani, Saiful Islam, Nahla L. Faizo, Mayeen Uddin Khandaker, Mohammad Nazmul Islam, Talha Bin Emran and Muhammad Bilal “Biological Synthesis of Nanocatalysts and Their Applications” Catalyst, 2021, 11, 1494.
  • H C Ananda Murthy, Suresh Ghotekar, Vinay Kumar B, Arpita Roy “Graphene- A Multifunctional Nanomaterial with Versatile Applications”, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2021, 2021, 2418149. DOI:10.1155/2021/2418149
  • Simran Kaur, Nikita Sharma and Arpita Roy* “Role of cannabinoids in various diseases: A review” Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 2021 DOI:10.2174/1389201023666211223164656 (Accepted)
  • Ritika Luthra, Garvit Satija and Arpita Roy* “Centellosides: Pharmaceutical applications and production enhancement strategies” Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 2021, DOI: 10.1007/s11240-021-02187-z
  • Arpita Roy*, Shreeja Datta, Karanpreet Singh Bhatia, Bhumika, Priyanka Jha and Ram Prasad Role of plant derived bioactive compounds against cancer” South African Journal of Botany, 2021, DOI:10.1016/j.sajb.2021.10.015
  • Hiwa M. Ahmed, Arpita Roy, Muhammad Wahab, Mohammed Ahmed, Gashaw Othman-Qadir, Basem H. Elesawy, Mayeen Uddin Khandaker, Mohammad Nazmul Islam, and Talha Bin Emran “Applications of nanomaterials in Agri-food and pharmaceutical industry” Journal of Nanomaterials, 2021, 1472096 DOI: 10.1155/2021/1472096
  • Ritika Luthra, Shreeja Datta and Arpita Roy* “Role of different peptides for cancer immunotherapy”, International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics. 2021, 27, 2777–2793 DOI:10.1007/s10989-021-10289-7 (Accepted)
  • Arpita Roy, Neelam Sharma and Navneeta Bharadvaja “Assessment of phytochemical and genetic diversity analysis of Plumbago zeylanica L. accessions” Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 2021 DOI: 10.1007/s10722-021-01220-6 (Accepted)
  • Ritika Luthra and Arpita Roy* “Role of medicinal plants against neurodegenerative diseases” Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 2021 (Accepted)
  • Arpita Roy* “Plant derived silver nanoparticles and its therapeutic applications”, Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 2021. DOI: 10.2174/1389201021666201027155708
  • Arpita Roy* and Shreeja Datta “Medicinal plants against ischemic stroke” Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 2021, 22(10): 1302-1314. DOI: 10.2174/1389201021999201209222132
  • Ritika Luthra, Arpita Roy*, Soumya Pandit, Ram Prasad “Biotechnological methods for the production of ginsenosides” South African Journal of Botany, 2021, 141, 36. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2021.04.026
  • Arpita Roy* “Plumbagin: A potential anti-cancer compound”, Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, 2021, 21(6): 731 - 737. DOI:10.2174/1389557520666201116144421
  • Simran Kaur and Arpita Roy* “Bioremediation of heavy metals from wastewater using nanomaterials”, Environment, Development and Sustainability, 2021, 23, 9617–9640. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-020-01078-1
  • Arpita Roy* “Hairy root culture an alternative for bioactive compound production from medicinal plants” Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 2021, 22(1), 136- 149
  • Shreeja Datta and Arpita Roy* “Antimicrobial peptides as potential therapeutic agents: A review”, International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics. 2021, 27, 555–577. DOI: 10.1007/s10989-020-10110-x
  • Arpita Roy and Navneeta Bharadvaja “Venom-Derived Bioactive Compounds as Potential Anticancer Agents: A Review”, International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics. 2021, 27, 129–147. DOI: 10.1007/s10989-020-10073-z
  • Saksham Garg and Arpita Roy* “In silico analysis of selected alkaloids against main protease (Mpro) of SARS-CoV-2”, Chemico-Biological Interactions, 332, 2020, 109309. 
  • Saksham Garg and Arpita Roy* “A current perspective of plants as an antibacterial agent: A review”. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 2020, 21(15), 1588-1602.
  • Vedant Sachdeva, Arpita Roy, Navneeta Bharadvaja “Current prospects of nutraceuticals: A review”, Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 2020, 21(10), 884-896. DOI:10.2174/1389201021666200130113441
  • Arpita Roy and Navneeta Bharadvaja “Establishment of root suspension culture of Plumbago zeylanica and enhanced production of plumbagin”, Industrial Crops and Products. 2019, 137, 419-427.
  • Arpita Roy and Navneeta Bharadvaja “Silver Nanoparticles Synthesis from Plumbago zeylanica and its Dye Degradation Activity”, Bioinspired Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials, 2019, 8(2), 130-140. DOI:10.1680/jbibn.18.00036.
  • Arpita Roy and Navneeta Bharadvaja “Effect of Various Culture Condition on Shoot Multiplication and GC-MS Analysis of Plumbago zeylanica Accessions for Plumbagin Production”, Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 2018, 40(11): 190. DOI: 10.1007/s11738-018-2766-9.
  • Arpita Roy and Navneeta Bharadvaja “Biotechnological Approaches for Production of Pharmaceutically Important Compound: Plumbagin”, Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 2018, 19(5), 372-381. DOI: 10.2174/1389201019666180629143842.
  • Arpita Roy* and Tarunya Menon, “Evaluation of bioactive compounds from Boswellia serrata against SARS-CoV-2”, Vegetos, 2021, 1–11. DOI: 10.1007/s42535-021-00318-7.
  • Sukriti Sharma, Kanica Sonkar, Vishwajeet Singh, Arpita Roy*, Suresh Ghotekar, “Bacosides: A pharmaceutically important compound”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India, Section B: Biological Sciences. 2021 DOI 10.1007/s40011-021-01289-0
  • Arpita Roy and Navneeta Bharadvaja “Efficient removal of heavy metals from artificial wastewater using biochar”, Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring and Management, 2021, 16, 100602. DOI 10.1016/j.enmm.2021.100602
  • Karanpreet Singh Bhatia, Saksham Garg, Ashutosh Anand, Arpita Roy*, “Evaluation of Different Phytochemicals Against BRCA2 Receptor”, Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, 2021 DOI: 10.33263/BRIAC122.16701681
  • Arpita Roy* and Karanpreet Singh Bhatia, “In silico analysis of plumbagin against cyclin-dependent kinases receptor”. Vegetos, 2021, 34(1), 50-56. DOI: 10.1007/s42535-020-00169-8
  • Karanpreet Singh Bhatia, Saksham Garg, Ashutosh Anand, Arpita Roy*, “Evaluation of Different Phytochemicals Against BRCA2 Receptor”, Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, 2021 DOI: 10.33263/BRIAC122.16701681
  • Mayur Thakare, Hemen Sarma, Shraddha Datar, Arpita Roy, Prajakta Pawar, Kanupriya Gupta, Soumya Pandit, Ram Prasad, “Understanding the holistic approach to plant-microbe remediation technologies for removing heavy metals and radionuclides from soil”, Current Research in Biotechnology 2021, 3, 84-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.crbiot.2021.02.004
  • Niharika Sharma, Arpita Roy and Navneeta Bharadvaja “Biochar for heavy metal removal from wastewater”. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, 2021, 25(6), 188-201.
  • Kriti Sharma, Arpita Roy and Navneeta Bharadvaja “A Review on phytocompounds targeting Parkinsons Disease, Research Journal of Biotechnology, 2021, 16(5), 224-232.
  • Pravinkumar Nagore, Suresh Ghotekar, Kanchan Mane, Amol Ghoti, Muhammad Bilal and Arpita Roy, “Structural Properties and Antimicrobial Activities of Polyalthia longifolia Leaf Extract-Mediated CuO Nanoparticles”. BioNanoScience, 2021, 11, 579–589. DOI: 10.1007/s12668-021-00851-4
  • Saksham Garg, Ashutosh Anand, Yash Lamba and Arpita Roy* “Molecular docking analysis of selected phytochemicals against SARS-CoV-2 Mpro receptor”, Vegetos, 2020, 33(4), 766–781. DOI: 10.1007/s42535-020-00162-1
  • Shreeja Datta and Arpita Roy* “Neurological manifestation and treatment strategies of COVID-19: A review”, Research Journal of Biotechnology, 2020, 15(11), 1-12.
  • Simran Kaur and Arpita Roy* “A review on nutritional aspects of wild edible plants”, Current Traditional Medicine, 2020.
  • Swati Raina, Arpita Roy, Navneeta Bharadvaja “Degradation of dyes using biologically synthesized silver and copper nanoparticles”, Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring and Management, 2020, 13, 100278.
  • Shruti Ahuja, Arpita Roy, Lakhan Kumar and Navneeta Bharadvaja “Media optimization using Box Behnken Design for enhanced production of biomass, beta-carotene and lipid from Dunaliella salina”, Vegetos, 2020, 33, 31-39. (Equal first authorship)
  • M. Laxmi Krishnan, Arpita Roy and Navneeta Bharadvaja “Elicitation effect on the production of asiaticoside and asiatic acid in shoot, callus and cell suspension culture of Centella asiatica”, Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science. 2019 9(6), 067-074.

Book Chapters

  • Shreeja Datta and Arpita Roy*, Suresh Ghotekar, Emerging groundwater contaminants: Their manifestation and consequences", Legacy, Pathogenic and Emerging Contaminants in the Environment, CRC Press. ISBN 9780367743635
  • Saksham Garg and Arpita Roy* “Phytoremediation: An alternative approach for removal of dyes”, Phytoremediation: Biotechnological Strategies for Promoting Invigorating Environs ", Elsevier Inc. Press USA. ISBN 9780323898744
  • Bhumika and Arpita Roy*, “Removal of pharmaceuticals from wastewater using nanomaterials”, Removal of Refractory Pollutants from Waste Water Treatment Plant, CRC Press. ISBN 9781003204442
  • Stuti Mittal and Arpita Roy*, “Fungus and Plant-mediated synthesis of metallic nanoparticles and their application in degradation of dyes”, Photocatalytic degradation of dyes: current trends and future perspectives, Elsevier. ISBN: 9780128238769
  • Aditi Singh and Arpita Roy*, Fungal communities for the remediation of environmental pollutants”, Recent Trends in Mycological Research: Volume 2: Environmental and Industrial Perspective, Springer-Nature.  April 2021. ISBN 978-3-030-68260-6
  • Arpita Roy*, Shruti Ahuja, Saksham Garg, “Fungal Secondary Metabolites: Biological Activity and Potential Applications”, Recent Trends in Mycological Research, Volume 1: Agricultural and Medical Perspective, Springer-Nature. February 2021. ISBN 978-3-030-60659-6
  • Arpita Roy*, “Biofertilizers for Agricultural Sustainability: Current Status and Future Challenges” Current Trends in Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture, Springer-Nature. ISBN: 978-981-15-6948-7
  • Arpita Roy and Navneeta Bharadvaja, “Removal of Toxic Pollutants using microbial fuel cells”, Removal of Toxic Pollutants through Microbiological and Tertiary Treatment-New Perspective, Elsevier. ISBN 9780128210147.
  • Niharika Sharma, Kriti Sharma, Arpita Roy and Navneeta Bharadvaja, “Phytoremediation: A method to remediate soil heavy metals using plant”, India 2020: Environmental Challenges, Policies and Green Technology, Imperial Publications, ISBN 978-81-932621-1-5.
  • Ayushi Verma, Arpita Roy and Navneeta Bharadvaja, “Remediation of heavy metals using nano phytoremediation”, Advance Oxidation Processes for Effluent Treatment Plant, Elsevier. ISBN 9780128210116.
  • Arpita Roy and Navneeta Bharadvaja, “Bio-plastic: An Alternative Solution to Beat Plastic Hazard”, Fundamentals of Plastic Waste Management, 160-168, DBH Publishers and Distributors, ISBN 978-93-84871-18-5
  • Arpita Roy, Nupur Jauhari and Navneeta Bharadvaja, “Medicinal plants as a potential source of chemo preventive agents”, Anticancer Plants: Natural Products and Biotechnological Implements, 109-139, Springer International, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-10-8064-7
  • Arpita Roy, Tushita Attre and Navneeta Bharadvaja, “Anticancer agent from medicinal plants: A Review”, New aspects in medicinal plants and pharmacognosy, JB Books Publisher, ISBN 978-83-947078-0-4.
  • Arpita Roy, Mukulita Upadhyay and Navneeta Bharadvaja, “Biotechnology: applications and challenges”. Recent Trends in Environmental Science and Technology, Write and Print Publisher. ISBN 9789386283641.
  • Arpita Roy and Navneeta Bharadvaja, “A Review on Multi-Purpose Medicinal Plant Plumbago zeylanica and In-vitro Production of Plumbagin”. Scope of Phytochemically Unexplored Medicinal Plants, Enriched Publications Pvt. Ltd Publisher, ISBN 978-1-63535-013-5.
  • Arpita Roy, Tushita Attre and Navneeta Bharadvaja, “Centella asiatica: Plant with Immense Pharmacological Potential”. Scope of Phytochemically Unexplored Medicinal Plants, Enriched Publications Pvt. Ltd Publisher, ISBN 978-1-63535-013-5.


  • FDP on Drug Discovery & Design in 21st Century (AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy), Netaji Subhas University of Technology, Delhi, July 5th – 9th, 2021
  • FDP on Applications of Research Tools and Techniques, Sharda University, 31st May 2021- 5th June 2021.
  • FDP on Research Methodology, Amar Sewa Mandals, Kamla Nehru Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur, 26th April – 1st May 2021.
  • FDP on Ethics and Values in Technical Education in Context of National Education Policy-2020, Centre for Value Based Education, Delhi Technological University, Delhi, 15th April – 19th April 2021.
  • FDP on Research Methodology, School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, 5th April – 9th April 2021.
  • Refresher Program on Use of ICT in Engineering Education (AICTE-ISTE), Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology 15th March- 20th March, 2021
  • FDP on Opportunities and Challenges in Different Sectors of Biotechnology Post-Pandemic, Department of Biotechnology, UIET, Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra, 8th March- 12th March, 2021
  • AICTE sponsored Online QIP-Short term course on Bioenergy: A hope for future for global energy security, Department of Chemistry and Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT BHU, Varanasi, 1st March- 6th March, 2021
  • National Virtual Conference on Genomics to Phenomics: A New Horizon in Plant Science Research, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, 28th February- 1st March, 2021.
  • FDP on Waste Technology (AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy), IILM College of Engineering & Technology, Greater Noida, January 27th – 31st, 2021
  • FDP on Intellectual Property Rights, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship, Department of Biotechnology, School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University, Greater Noida, January 4th – 9th, 2021
  • International E-Workshop on Bioinformatics Department of Biotechnology, Delhi Technological University, Delhi, December 14th-18th, 2020.
  • FDP on Current progress and future prospects of biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, June 8th-13th, 2020.
  • Online webinar on “Microbiologist in Everybody” Organized by Biocon Academy and Biotecnika Info Labs Pvt Ltd on 3rd June 2020.
  • Online webinar on “International Day of Biological Diversity” Organized by Biocon Academy and Biotecnika Info Labs Pvt Ltd on 22nd May 2020.
  • Attended Online Training / Lecture on Sustainable Energy Sources for the Transportation Applications, conducted by DTU, Delhi on 14th May 2020
  • Environmental Microbiology, r-DNA technology/Genetic Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology E-Quiz, organized by the Department of Biotechnology and Department of Environmental Science, Shree Ramkrishna Institute of Computer Education & Applied Sciences, Surat, Gujarat, 16th May 2020, 20th May 2020, 26th May 2020.
  • International online conference on COVID-19, Biotechnology: A way Forward by Manipal University, Jaipur, 30th April 2020.
  • AICTE sponsored FDP on “Student Induction” conducted by Delhi Technological University, Delhi, 21st-23rd October 2019
  • TEQIP-III sponsored FDP on Advances in Research Methods and Teaching Pedagogy, Delhi School of Management, Delhi Technological University, Delhi, June18th-29th, 2018.
  • TEQIP-III sponsored STTP on Sustainable technologies for environmental management, Department of Environmental Eng., Delhi Technological University, Delhi, March 27th-28th, 2018.
  • TEQIP-III sponsored FDP on Recent Developments in Translational Medicine
    (RDTM-2018), Department of Biotechnology, Delhi Technological University, Delhi, March 12th-16th, 2018.


  1. Academic editor: Journal of Chemistry (Hindawi)
  2. Guest Editors: Arpita Roy; H. C. Ananda Murthy, Hiwa M. Ahmed

Title: Green Nanometal Oxides for Environmental and Biomedical Applications

Journal: Journal of Nanomaterials (Hindawi)

  1. Guest Editors: Arpita Roy; Fernanda Maria Policarpo Tonelli, Hiwa M. Ahmed

Title: Plant Derived Bioactive Compounds as an Antidiabetic Agent

Journal: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Hindawi)

  1. Guest Editors: Arpita Roy; H. C. Ananda Murthy

Title: Phytogenic Nanomaterials for Biomedical and Environmental Applications

Journal: Journal of Renewable Materials (Tech Science Press)


  • Reviewer of Scientific reports, Molecules, Foods, Applied Sciences, Chemico-Biological Interactions, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Biotechnology letters, Molecular Diversity, Environment Development and Sustainability, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Bioinspired Biomimetic and Nano biomaterials, Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute, Bioscience Biotechnology Research Asia and Indo Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.


  • The Society of Biological Chemists
  • International Association of Engineers

Area of Interest

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Medicinal Plants/Phytocompounds
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Nanobiotechnology