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Richa Sharma

Assistant Professor, Biotechnology


Dr. Richa Sharma is a PhD in Biosensing from CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, with expertise in nanobiotechnology, optical biosensors, biomolecular interaction, food safety, downstream processing. She is an M. Tech in Industrial Biotechnology from NIT Karnataka, Surathkal and B.Tech in Biotechnology from Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata. She is presently working on green synthesis of nanomaterials, detection of contamination and in silico biomolecular binding.

  • 2017 July – 2018 May – Assistant Professor (Nit Warangal, Telangana)
  • 2018 July – Present (Sharda University)
  • Ph.D.
Award & Recognition

  • DST-SERB Young Scientist International Travel Grant
  • Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS), India travel grant to attend international conference
  • CSIR – Research fellowships
  • GATE 2010 score-552, rank-127, marks-49.33%
  • University gold medal in B.Tech
  • INSA visiting scientist fellowship to IISC Bangalore


  1. M.S. Thakur, Rajeev Ranjan, A. C. Vinayaka, K. S. Abhijith, Richa Sharma, 2013, Nanoparticles and biophotonics as efficient tools in resonant energy transfer based biosensing for monitoring food toxins and pesticides in: Advances in Applied Nanotechnology for Agriculture, Eds: Bosoon Park, Michael Appell, Ch. 4, Am. Chem. Soc. Books,  ACS Symposium Series, 1143, 55–84, 10.1021/bk-2013-1143.ch004, ISBN: 9780841228023, eISBN: 9780841228030
  2. K. S. Abhijith, Richa Sharma, Rajeev Ranjan, M. S. Thakur, 2014, Facile synthesis of gold-silver alloy nanoparticles for application in metal enhanced bioluminescence, Photochem.Photobiol.Sci. 13, 986-991, 10.1039/c4pp00046c, ISSN: 1474-9092 IF: 2.4
  3. Richa Sharma, K. V. Ragavan, K. S. Abhijith, Akanksha and M. S. Thakur, Synergistic catalysis by gold nanoparticles and metal ions for enhanced chemiluminescence, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 31434, 10.1039/C5RA01078K, ISSN 2046-2069 , IF: 3.049
  4. Richa Sharma, K V Ragavan, M. S. Thakur and KSMS Raghavarao, Recent advances in nanoparticle based aptasensors for food contaminants, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 74 (2015) 612–627, ISSN: 0956-5663, 10.1016/j.bios.2015.07.017, IF: 9.52
  5. Richa Sharma, K.V. Ragavan, K.S.M.S. Raghavarao and M.S. Thakur, Nano-aptamer based quantitative detection of chloramphenicol in: Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Select Proceedings of ICACE 2015, B.D. Prasanna et al. (eds.), Springer, 2016, 187-195, 10.1007/978-981-10-1920-3_21, ISBN 978-981-10-1919-7; 978-981-10-1920-3
  6. Richa Sharma, Akshath U.S., Praveena Bhatt, M.S. Thakur and KSMS Raghavarao, Gold nanoparticles based enzyme biosensor for the detection of chloramphenicol, Procedia Technology, 2017, 27, 282 – 286, ISSN: 2212-0173, 10.1016/j.protcy.2017.04.118,    
  7. Richa Sharma, KSMS Raghavarao, Nanoparticle-based aptasensors for food contaminant detection, in: Nanomaterials for Food Applications, A.L. Rubio et al. (eds.), Elsevier Inc. 2019, 123-145, 10.1016/B978-0-12-814130-4.00006-3, ISBN 978-0-12-814130-4
  8. Rochak Mittal, Richa Sharma, KSMS Raghavarao, 2019, Aqueous two phase extraction of R-Phycoerythrin from marine macro-algae, Gelidium pusillum, Bioresource Technology, 280, 277-286, 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.02.044, ISSN: 0960-8524, IF: 6.67
  9. Richa Sharma; Uchangi Satyaprasad Akshath; Praveena Bhatt; KSMS Raghavarao, 2019, Fluorescent aptaswitch for chloramphenicol detection -quantification enabled by immobilization of aptamer, Sensors and Actuators B, 290, 110-117, 10.1016/j.snb.2019.03.093, ISSN: 0925-4005, IF 6.39
  10. Tamiru Abera, Richa Sharma*, Lema Gemeda, 2019, Review on determination of bacterial contamination in raw milk. Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research, 6 (6), 36 – 42, IF 5.87, ISSN: 2349-5162
  11. Vijaya Santhi; Hrishikesh A Tavanandi; Richa Sharma; G Prabhakar; KSMS Raghavarao, 2019, Differential partitioning of coconut whey proteins and fat using aqueous two phase extraction, Fluid Phase Equilibria (Accepted for publication on 6 September 2019), 10.1016/j.fluid.2019.112314, IF: 2.51, ISSN: 0378-3812

Area of Interest

  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Biosensors
  • Biomolecular Interaction
  • Food Safety
  • Downstream Processing