Prof. Vinay Kumar SinghProfessor
DDU Gorakhpur University, India
Ph.D. in Zoology from Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, India
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Dr. Vinay Kumar Singh is working as Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, DDU Gorakhpur University has a brilliant academic carrier. Dr. Singh has involved himself in research on Fasciolosis and its snail vectors control since 1993. Current research interests are Isolation, characterization and biological evaluation of Natural Plant Products and pest control, Vector-Borne Diseases, Toxicology & Pharmacology. Dr. Singh has University teaching and research experiences of more than nineteen years. Dr Singh has successfully isolated and identified pure molluscicidal compounds from more than a dozen medicinal plants and observed their mode of action on the snails at cellular level. His work is recognized internationally in the field of formulation and use of synthetic and bio-pesticides for integrated pest/ vector-diseases management. Dr. Singh has devised a bioassay method for pesticides using isolated organs of snails. Currently, he is working on the pesticidal property of the different formulations of cow urine of Indian cow breeds singly or synergistically with bioactive product of plant molluscicides. The research publication on fasciolosis control by means of characterized plant derived pesticides, synergistic combinations, bait formulations or by reducing the reproductive capacity of vector/host to limit the population below threshold level which are widely quoted and acclaimed world over. Dr. Singh has published 92 full research papers in 55 leading International Journals of repute with impact factor ranging 1-5. Dr. Singh has written 03 reference books- Bioindicator; Pestiferous Gastropods and their Control and Biosystematics & Bioecology of Aphis spiraecola Patch. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany and also 03 chapters in edited book on the topic “Pharmacological effect of spices”,“Medical and Biological Importance of Piper nigrum L” and “Effect of cyclophosphamide, eyestalk ablation and H2O2 on Lymnaea acuminata: A study on manipulation of egg laying”, Dr Singh publications have got 552 citations all over world having 15 H-index and 21 i10-indexes. Dr. Singh has supervised 08 Ph. D. students. At present 04 students are registered for Ph. D. degree under his guidance. He has delivered invited talks/ presented research papers in several National and International conferences. Dr. Singh served as Joint Organizing Secretary in International Symposium on Harmony-2013 (11-13 November, 2013). He has successfully completed one major research projects funded by UGC. Dr. Singh is life member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata and National Environmentalist Association (NEA), Ranchi. He is the Regional Editor/ Member Editorial Board/reviewer of several research international journals.