Amrita Mishra

Associate Professor

Amrita has over 12 years of experience in biogenic nanostructures processing for applications in wound management and infection control. Another area of her research is isolation and characterization of biomolecules for potential antibacterial application against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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Educational Qualification
  • PhD Food Science and Technology (2012)
  • Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea MSc Microbiology (2005)
  • Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, India

    • Projects
      Photocatalytic Decontamination of Waste Water: Phase-II (2018-2022), supported by Swedish Research Council, Sweden

      Administrative Responsibility

      Awards & Honours
      1. Bio-Care Scientist (2014), Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
      2. Young Scientist Research Grant (2014), Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
      3. Young Scientist Award (2014), Association of Microbiologist of India

      Association of Microbiologist of India

      Outreach Activity
      Innovation and project management
Journals/Conferences :
1. Khan, M. I., Mazumdar, A., Pathak, S., Paul, P., Behera, S. K., Tamhankar, A. J., ... & Mishra, A. (2020). Biogenic Ag/CaO nanocomposites kill Staphylococcus aureus with reduced toxicity towards mammalian cells. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 189, 110846.
2. Khan, M. I., Behera, S. K., Paul, P., Das, B., Suar, M., Jayabalan, R., ... & Mishra, A. (2019). Biogenic Au@ ZnO core–shell nanocomposites kill Staphylococcus aureus without provoking nuclear damage and cytotoxicity in mouse fibroblasts cells under hyperglycemic condition with enhanced wound healing proficiency. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 208(5), 609-629.
3. Das, B., Moumita, S., Ghosh, S., Khan, M. I., Indira, D., Jayabalan, R., ... & Balasubramanian, P. (2018). Biosynthesis of magnesium oxide (MgO) nanoflakes by using leaf extract of Bauhinia purpurea and evaluation of its antibacterial property against Staphylococcus aureus. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 91, 436-444.
4. Das, S., Ranjana, N., Misra, A. J., Suar, M., Mishra, A., Tamhankar, A. J., ... & Tripathy, S. K. (2017). Disinfection of the water borne pathogens Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus by solar photocatalysis using sonochemically synthesized reusable Ag@ZnO core-shell nanoparticles. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(7), 747.
5. Das, B., Khan, M. I., Jayabalan, R., Behera, S. K., Yun, S. I., Tripathy, S. K., & Mishra, A. (2016). Understanding the antifungal mechanism of Ag@ ZnO core-shell nanocomposites against Candida krusei. Scientific Reports, 6, 36403.
6. Mishra, P., Ray, S., Sinha, S., Das, B., Khan, M. I., Behera, S. K., ... & Mishra, A. (2016). Facile bio-synthesis of gold nanoparticles by using extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa and evaluation of its cytotoxicity against U87 glioblastoma cells under hyperglycemic condition. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 105, 264-272.
7. Mishra, A., Tripathy, S. K., & Yun, S. I. (2012). Fungus mediated synthesis of gold nanoparticles and their conjugation with genomic DNA isolated from Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Process Biochemistry, 47(5), 701-711.
8. Mishra, A., Tripathy, S. K., Wahab, R., Jeong, S. H., Hwang, I., Yang, Y. B., ... & Yun, S. I. (2011). Microbial synthesis of gold nanoparticles using the fungus Penicillium brevicompactum and their cytotoxic effects against mouse mayo blast cancer C 2 C 12 cells. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 92(3), 617-630.
9. Mishra, A., Tripathy, S. K., & Yun, S. I. (2011). Bio-synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles from Candida guilliermondii and their antimicrobial effect against pathogenic bacteria. Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 11(1), 243-248.
10. Wahab, R., Mishra, A., Yun, S. I., Kim, Y. S., & Shin, H. S. (2010). Antibacterial activity of ZnO nanoparticles prepared via non-hydrolytic solution route. Applied microbiology and biotechnology, 87(5), 1917-1925.

Books :
Designing Novel Photocatalysts for disinfection of multi-drug resistant water borne bacteria, S. Das, A. J. Misra, A. P. Habeeb Rahman, A. Basu, A. Mishra, A. J. Tamhankar, C. S. Lundborg, S. K. Tripathy, Nanotechnology for Energy and Environmental Engineering, 2020, Edited by Lalita Ledwani, Jitendra S. Sangwai, Springer, pp 441-476