Pranav Sahu Ph.D.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Education and Academic Degrees

  • 2013–2016 – Ph.D. studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • 2005–2007 – M.Sc. studies, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 2001–2005 – B.Sc. studies, Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur, India

Position and Employment

  • 2018–present – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow; Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 2017–2018 – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow; Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany
  • 2016–2017 – Post-Doctoral Fellow; Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
  • 2013–2016 – Research Scholar; School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, India
  • 2010–2013 – Senior Research Fellow; National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, India
  • 2008–2010 – Junior Research Fellow; National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, India
  • 2007–2008 – Project Assistant; National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, India

Research Focus

Plant Response to Climate Change and Plant-Pathogen Interaction


  • Young Scientist Award 2018, by The Society for Experimental Biology, United Kingdom.
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship (Year 2017) by the European Commission.
  • Non-NET fellowship (2013-2016) by University Grant Commission (UGC), India to pursue Ph.D.
  • Senior Research fellowship (2010) by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India

Publication Activity

No of Publication: 25 (Google scholar)
Citations: 1019
H-index: 12

Five Selected Publications

  • Saumik Basu, Nirbhay Kumar Kushwaha, Ashish Kumar Singh, Pranav Pankaj Sahu, R. Vinoth Kumar and Supriya Chakraborty (2018). Dynamics of a geminivirus-encoded pre-coat protein and host RNA-dependent RNA polymerase 1 in regulating symptom recovery in tobacco. Journal of Experimental Botany, 69:2085-2102. doi: 10.1093/jxb/ery043.

  • Pranav Pankaj Sahu, Namisha Sharma, Swati Puranik, Supriya Chakraborty, Manoj Prasad (2016) Tomato 26S Proteasome subunit RPT4a regulates ToLCNDV transcription and activates hypersensitive response in tomato. Scientific Reports, 6:27078. doi: 10.1038/srep27078.

  • Pranav Pankaj Sahu, Namisha Sharma, Swati Puranik, Manoj Prasad (2014) Post-transcriptional and epigenetic arms of RNA silencing: a defense machinery of naturally tolerant tomato plant against tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 32:1015-1029. doi: 10.1007/s11105-014-0708-2)

  • Swati Puranik, Pranav Pankaj Sahu, Prem S. Srivastava, Manoj Prasad. (2012) NAC proteins: regulation and role in stress tolerance. Trends in Plant Science, 17:369-381. doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2012.02.004.

  • Pranav Pankaj Sahu, Neeraj Kumar Rai, Supriya Chakraborty, Major Singh, H C Prasanna, Bandurapalli Ramesh, Debasis Chattopadhyay and Manoj Prasad (2010) Tomato cultivar tolerant to Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus infection induces virus-specific siRNA accumulation and defense associated host gene expression. Molecular Plant Pathology, 11:531-544.  doi: 10.1111/j.1364-3703.2010.00630.x.