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  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 16438 Citations
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1981 …2019
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Dr Poonam Singh Nigam holds a PhD in Industrial Microbiology (1985) with the award of Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India.She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Germany (1985-1988) before joining as senior research officer at Ulster University in 1990. She became a full time Lecturer in Biotechnology in 1996 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001. Poonam became a Chartered Biologist in 1992 and received her Postgraduate Certificate in university teaching in 1998.She is a Senior Fellow in the The Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow for Centre of Higher Education Research & Practice, Fellow of Royal Society of Biology, International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, and the Biotechnology Research Society.Her research interests include industrial and applied microbiology and fermentation technology in the area of Environmental, Food, and pharmaceutical.Poona has one EU Patent, four biotechnology reference books, more than 300 peer reviewed papers, chapters and review articles, with CitationsTeaching InterestsIndustrial and applied microbiology and biotechnology.Administrative RolesCourse Director Biotechnology Postgraduate program (2000-present)Food Biotechnology Postgraduate program (2000-2013)module coordinator various modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level (1996-present).

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Research Output 1981 2019

Phospholipid—the dynamic structure between living and non-living world; a much obligatory supramolecule for present and future

Alagumuthu, M., Dahiya, D. & Singh - Nee Nigam, P., 24 Jan 2019, In : AIMS Molecular Science. 6, 1, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Signal transduction
1 Citation (Scopus)

Sustainability of biohydrogen as fuel: Present scenario and future perspective

Rathore, D., Singh, A., Dahiya, D. & Singh - Nee Nigam, P., 1 Jan 2019, In : AIMS Energy. 7, 1, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Sustainable development
Synthesis gas
Pollution control
Alternative fuels

Antibacterial activity of Manuka honey and its components: An overview

Johnston, M., McBride, M., Dahiya, D., Owusu, R. K. & Singh - Nee Nigam, P., 27 Nov 2018, In : AIMS Microbiology. 4, 4, p. 655-664 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
medicinal properties
anti-infective agents
anti-infective properties
Gram-positive bacteria
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access

Comparison of Iron (III) Reducing Antioxidant Capacity (iRAC) and ABTS Radical Quenching Assays for Estimating Antioxidant Activity of Pomegranate

Wan, H. C., Sultana, B., Singh - Nee Nigam, P. & Owusu, R. K., 7 Aug 2018, In : Beverages. 4, 3, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
antioxidant activity