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Last name : SIRHINDI
First name : Geetika
Entrance year : 2023
Occupation : Teaching and Research
Company : Punjabi University
Birthdate : 1972/05/08
Address : Department of Botany, Punjab 147002 Patiala / India
Main fields of interest :
  • Crop protection
  • Plant physiology
Professional experience : My research field of interest are plant Stress physiology and presently working work on Brassinostreoids (BRs) and Jasmonates (JAs) in green agriculture for make climate resilient crops in eco-friendly manner. Brassica species are great source of vegetable food in India as well as in many parts of the world. In her lab continual research is being carried out in exploring the process of enhancing the crop productivity in eco-friendly way by using Jasmonates (JA). First ever report on modulation of photosynthetic reaction centre genes of PS II and pigments using seed priming treatment of different concentrations of JA and Me-JA has been published in Nature Scientific Reports (Geetika Sirhindi et al., 2020). Bio-fortification of vitamins are also enhanced in JA and Me-JA treatments which make the B. oleracea var. capitata, italic and botrytis more nutritional for human consumption (Geetika Sirhindi et al., 2020). Several significant results have been published in the form of research papers in international journals and in form of thesis. In one of her findings Omega-3 fatty acids most commercialized nutritional and pharmaceutical important lipid types that help to build and maintain healthy body have been found to be augmented by 20% with the supplementation of jasmonic acid in Cajanus cajan (Unpublished thesis).
Education : Produced 10 Ph.D., 4 M.Phil. and 11 M.Sc. dissertations. Currently 5 Ph.D. and 2 M.Sc. student has been registered under her guidance. Published 45 research articles, 14 book chapters. One book has been edited by her and is going to be published in September 2022. Besides these, visited 5 countries to present my research work at various International platforms including one Invited talk at the University of Diderot, Paris, France. Completed 3 UGC-MRP, 1 SERB-DST projects on BR and JA along with 1 WOS-A and 1 INSPIRE project to my credit. Attended more than 46 National and International conferences till date and 17 Book Chapters along with one edited book from CRC press.
Selected publications : 1. Neha, Twinkle, Sumanta Mohapatra, Geetika Sirhindi, Vivek Dogra (2022). Seed priming with brassinolides improves growth and reinforces antioxidative defenses under normal and heat stress conditions in seedlings of Brassica juncea. Physiologia Plantarum. DOI: 10.1111/ppl.13814. (IF: 5.08). 2. Neha, Gurvarinder Kaur, Isha Madaan, Anmol Sidhu and Geetika Sirhindi (2022). 28-Homobrassinolide Induced Temperature Stress Tolerance in Mustard (Brassica juncea L.) seedlings. Res. Jr. of Agril. Sci. 13: 1018–1023. 3. Shruti Kaushik, Poonam S harma, Gurvarinder Kaur, Anil Kumar Singh, Fahad A. Al-Misned, Hesham M. Shafik, Geetika Sirhindi (2021). Seed priming with methyl jasmonate mitigates copper and cadmium toxicity by modifying biochemical attributes and antioxidants in Cajanus cajan. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences. 29 (2): 721-729. (IF: 4.219) 4. Geetika Sirhindi, Shruti Kaushik, Ruqia Mushtaq, Poonam Sharma and Neha Dogra (2020). Jasmonates induce growth and modulation in pigments and vitamins of Brassica oleracea var. capitata, italica and botrytis edible heads (foliage/inforescence). Brazilian Journal of Botany. 43:705–719. (IF: 1.651), 5. Geetika Sirhindi, Ruqia Mushtaq, Sarvajeet SinghGill, Poonam Sharma, Elsayed F.Abd_Allah and Parvaiz Ahmad (2020). Jasmonic acid and methyl jasmonate modulate growth, photosynthetic activity and expression of photosystem II subunit genes in Brassica oleracea L. Scientific Reports 10 (1): 1-14. (IF: 4.379). 6. Sirhindi Geetika, Mustaq Ruqia, Gill Sarvjeet Singh, Kaushik Shruti and Dogra Neha (2018). Effect of jasmonates on osmo-protectants in Brassica oleracea L. var. italic, capitate and botrytis. J. Env. Bio-Sci. 32(2): 305-308. 7. Poonam Yadav, Ravdeep Kaur, Mukesh Kumar Kanwar, Anket Sharma, Vinod Verma, Geetika Sirhindi, Renu Bhardwaj (2018). Castasterone confers copper stress tolerance by regulating antioxidant enzyme responses, antioxidants, and amino acid balance in B. juncea seedlings. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 147: 725–734. (IF: 6.291) 8. Kaur Harpreet, Geetika Sirhindi, Renu Bhardwaj, M. N. Alyemeni, Kadambot H. M Siddique and Parvaiz Ahmad (2018). 28-homobrassinolide regulates antioxidant enzyme activities and gene expression in response to salt- and temperature-induced oxidative stress in Brassica juncea. Scientific Reports 8:8735 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-27032-w. (IF: 4.379)