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Invited Talks:
  • Prof Rajesh Mehrotra was a co chair in “40th World Conference on Applied Science Engineering And Technology (40th - WCASET)” held on 30and 31st Dec. 2021 in Goa.
  • Rajesh Mehrotra delivered an invited talk in International conference on Genomics and breeding for crop improvement on 4th -6th dec 2019.The title of the talk was ACGT cis regulatory elements in plant gene expression: A comparative Genomics Perspectives
  • Rajesh Mehrotra delivered a talk entitled Chromatin architecture in different stress responses at department of Molecular Plant Science, on 26th june University of  Edinburgh, UK.
  • Rajesh Mehortra delivered a plenary talk entitled ACGT element and its role in stress tolerance at Saurashtra university on 26th February,2019.
  • Rajesh Mehrotra delivered a talk in 9th Seed congress on February 19th -21st,2019.The title of the talk was Seed storage protein gene regulation a jigsaw puzzle.
  • Rajesh Mehrotra delivered a talk in IIIE Goa chapter on the topic Green revolution on 28th January 2019 in Goa college of Engineering.
  • Rajesh Mehrotra delivered a talk on How to design smart question paper in 3rd National Teacher’s congress,3rd Jan -6th Jan2019,Pune
  • Rajesh Mehrotra delivered an invited talk in Life scienceresearch and its interface with engineering and allied sciences (Nov-3),2018 at BITS,Pilani,Pilani Campus.
  • Rajesh Mehrotra delivered a talk  entitled Scientific writing: pleasure and pain : A personal experience on 24/3/2018
  • Delivered a talk as plenary speaker .The title of the talk was" Genomic analysis of cis regulatory element and its validation in model plant Arabidopsis thalianareveals spacer distance between ACGT cis elements governs differential gene expression in response to salicylic acid and abscissic acid  in Multidisciplinary international conference on green earth:A panoramic view in    B.N.Bandodkar college of science ,Mumbai (12-13 Jan 2018).
  • Delivered a talk entitled Learning to teach and teaching to Learn by TLC Pilani on 10/9/2017
  • Spacer distance between ACGT element is responsible for differential gene expression ; An invited lecture in 'International workshop to develop climate resilient cereals'' November 3-5, 2016, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • Spacer distance between ACGT cis regulatory elements governs differential gene expression in model plant Arabidopsis thaliana in "Recent Advances in Biological Sciences, Biotechnology and Sustainable Development", during 18-19 March 2016. Udaipur. 
  • Rajesh Mehrotra delivered an invited talk in Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology in Institute of Ag Sciences,Banaras Hindu University.The title of the talk is " Promoter activation by ACGT in response to salicylic acid and abscisic acids is differentially regulated by the spacing between two copies of the motif" in 2014
  • Nobel laureate Prof Aaron Ciechanover was interviewed by Prof Rajesh Mehrotra, Professor ofBiological Science, BITS Pilani, on 29th November 2012 at the Institute. Click the link : http://youtu.be/vRDZaub5VYw
  • Invited talk on Teaching Pedagogy in Shivalik college of engineering, Dehradun on 23rd december 2012.
  • Gave a invited talk in Navodyala Vidyalaya in 2011. In Pursuit of Science.
  • Rajesh Mehrotra Title of the talk : In Pursuit of Science : 19th National Children science congress under face to face interaction session organized by DST, Rajasthan held at Jaipur from 27th to 31st december 2011.
  • Rajesh Mehrotra Title of the talk : Cloning and characterization of Protein Phosphatase 2C like promoter. 19th National Children science congress under face to face interaction session session organized by DST, Rajasthan held at Jaipur from 27th to 31st december 2011.
  • Rajesh Mehrotra Title of the talk: From green revolution to gene technology. An invited talk in Faculty development programme on technological waste : a potential threat to survival.Nov 16-28,2009 sponsered by All India council of technical education.
  • Rajesh Mehrotra, Swapnil, Jitendra Panwar. Global Warming: A Monster in Action. An invited talk presented in Glowar-08 held on March 5th 2008 in Bikaner.


Conference Proceedings:
 
  (A) Research:- 
  1. Pinky Dhatterwal, Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra. “Expression Patterns of AtAVT6 Genes Underlying Abiotic Stresses in Arabidopsis thaliana” presented at 
    International Conference on Plant Physiology and Biotechnology, organized by Lovely Professional University, India, from 10-12 September 2021.
  2. Pinky Dhatterwal, Samyadeep Basu, Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra. “Genome wide analysis of W-box element in Arabidopsis thaliana reveals TGAC motif with genes down regulated by heat and salinity” presented at International Symposium on advances in plant biotechnology and genome editing & 42nd meeting of plant tissue culture association, organized by ICAR-Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Ranchi, India, from 8-10 April 2021.
  3. Pinky  Dhatterwal Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra, Expression studies of an amino acid transmembrane transporter (AtAVT6D) from Arabidopsis thaliana” presented at International Virtual Conference on Plant Specialized Metabolism and Metabolic Engineering (PSMME), organized by CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, India, from 14-16 October 2020.
  4. Pinky Dhatterwal, Sandhya Mehrotra, Anthony J Miller and Rajesh Mehrotra, “Functional Characterization of an amino acid transmembrane transporter (AtAvt6D) from Arabidopsis thaliana” presented at International Virtual Conference on Plant Genomes in a Changing Environment, organized by Genome Research Limited, Cambridgeshire, UK, from 12-14 October 2020
  5. In-silico analysis across four plant genomes reveals over-representation of AAAG cis-elements in dicots as compared to monocots, Zaiba Hasan Khan, Anish Shah, Sandhya Mehrotra, Chandra Shekhar, Rajesh Mehrotra. National Conference of Plant Physiology-2017, Emerging Role of Plant Physiology for Food Security and Climate Resilient Agriculture. Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi.
  6. Heterologous expression and in silico analysis of carboxysome protein ccmM of an early diverging cyanobacterium Gloeobacter violaceous PCC 7421, Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, Panchsheela Nogia,  Vandana Tomar, Rajesh Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra., 8th International Conference: Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability; University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.
  7. Transient expression and localization of a cyanobacterial bicabonate transporter BicA into chloroplasts of Nicotiana benthamiana., Panchsheela Nogia, Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, Vandana Tomar, Rajesh Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra., 8th International Conference: Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.
  8. Engineering C₃ Plants with SbtA, a Cyanobacterial Transporter, for Enhancing CO₂ Fixation., Vandana Deopanée Tomar, Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, Panchsheela Nogia, Rajesh Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra, ICPBPS 2017 : 19th International Conference on Plant Biology and Plant Sciences,Tokyo, Japan
  9. In-silico analysis across four plant genomes reveals over-representation of AAAG cis-elements in dicots as compared to monocots., Zaiba Hasan Khan, Anish Shah, Sandhya Mehrotra, Chandra Shekhar, Rajesh Mehrotra. National Conference of Plant Physiology-2017,Emerging Role of Plant Physiology for Food Security and Climate Resilient Agriculture23-25, November,2017, organized by Department of Plant Physiology, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur and Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi . 
  10. Transient expression and localization of a cyanobacerial bicabonate transporter BicA into chloroplasts of Nicotiana benthamiana. Panchsheela Nogia, Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, Vandana Tomar, Rajesh Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra. 8th International Conference: Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability; Oct 30- Nov 4, 2017, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
  11. Heterologous expression and in silico analysis of carboxysome protein ccmM of an early diverging cyanobacterium Gloeobacter violaceous PCC 7421.Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, Panchsheela Nogia, VandanaTomar, Rajesh Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra. 8th International Conference: Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability; Oct 30-Nov 4, 2017, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.
  12. ICRF­193 delays spindle elongation and produce archery bow phenotype in dividing fission yeast cells Rajesh Mehrotra1,#, Norihiko Nakazawa1, and Mitsuhiro Yanagida1,* 1G0 Cell Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation, Uruma, Okinawa 904­2234, Japan # Department of Biological sciences, BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan 333031,DNA Physics India 9-11March 2017,BITS Pilani
  13. ACGT cis regulatory elements as mediator of plant stress response. Rajesh Mehrotra, Pinky Dhatterwal, Zaiba Hasan Khan, Sandhya Mehrotra. European Molecular Biology Organisation Conference on “Micro and metabolic regulators in plants, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala 01-04 February 2017. 
  14. An insight into the Regulatory Components of Carbon Concentrating Mechanisms in Aquatic Unicellular Photosynthetic Organisms. Vandana Tomar, Panchsheela Nogia, Rajesh Mehrotra and Sandhya Mehrotra. EMBO Conference on “Micro and metabolic regulators in plants, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala 01-04 February 2017.
  15. Strategies for installing SbtA- a cyanobacterial sodium dependent bicarbonate transporter to chloroplasts of model C3 plants to enhance CO2 fixation, National conference of plant physiology: Challenges in crop physiology research: from molecular to whole plant, NCPP 2016. Vandana Tomar, Panchsheela Nogia, Rajesh Mehrotra and Sandhya Mehrotra  December 8-10, 2016, University of Agricultural Studies (UAS), GKVK, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  16. Genomic wide analysis reveals that T or A nucleotides are preferred to other nucletide in the interspacer region between TGAC and ACGT,TGAC and TGAC, TGAC and CCGAC. Chetna Sangwan, Vipul Samaydeep Basu, Sandhya Mehrotra and rajesh Mehrotra, BITS conference on gene and genome regulation, Feb 08-10,2016, BITS, Pilani, Pilani, Rajasthan, INDIA.
  17. Going the cyanobacterial way to increase C3 plant productivity. Panchasheela Nogia, Vandana Tomar, Gurpreet Kaur Sandhu,Rajesh Mehrotra and Sandhya Mehrotra, BITS conference on gene and genome regulation, Feb 08-10,2016, BITS, Pilani, Pilani, Rajasthan, INDIA.
  18. Genomic wide analysis of  Arabidopsis Thaliana reveals high frequency of ACGT elements in promoter of amino acid transmembrane transporter. Zaiba H Khan,Sandhya Mehrotra and rajesh Mehrotra, BITS conference on gene and genome regulation, Feb 08-10,2016, BITS, Pilani, Pilani, Rajasthan, INDIA.
  19. Genomic wide analysis of ACGT/CRE in arabidopsis Thaliana reveals frequency of ACGT_CRE is higher than CRE_CRE. Rajesh Mehrotra,Chetna Sangwan, Sandhya Mehrotra, Vandit Gandotra and Zaiba H. Khan in 3rd International Plant Physiology Congress"Challenges and strategies in Plant Biology Research" december 11-14, 2015, JNU, New Delhi India.
  20. Occurence and arrangement of three multisubunit inorganic carbon transporters in cynobacteria. Vandana Tomar, Gurpreet Kaur Sandhu, Panchasheela Nogia, Rajesh Mehrotra and Sandhya Mehrotra in 3rd international Plant physiology Congress" Challenges and strategies in Plant Biology Research" december 11-14, 2015, JNU, New Delhi India.
  21. Improving C3 plant productivity using cynobacterial bicarbonate transporterr, An invited lecture in " proceedings of the 7th Indo-Global summit and expo on food and beverages", October 08-10, 2015 New Delhi, India.
  22. Vipul, Sachin Saxena, Purva Bhalothia , Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra :Genome wide analysis of W-box in Arabidopsis thaliana  reveals skewed distribution of TGACACATTTTGAC sequence in chromosome 1.Presented in IIT Kanpur  "5th Annual International Conference on Advances in Biotechnology (BIOTECH 2015)" held at IIT, Kanpur during March 13-15, 2015
  23. Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra.Characetrization of RubisCO and Carbon Concentration (CCM) proteins of Gloeobacter violaceous PCC7421 FAF-115, International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology, ICETB 2014. November 6-9, 2014, School of environmental sciences. Jawaharlal Nehru University and Biotech Research Society of India, JNU, New Delhi, India. 
  24. Panchsheela Nogia, Rajesh Mehrotra and Sandhya Mehrotra. Introducing cyanobacterial bicarbonate transporter gene (BicA) into inner envelope of C3 plant chloroplast to enhance carboxylase activity of RubisCO. FAF-114, International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology, ICETB 2014. November 6-9, 2014, School of environmental sciences. Jawaharlal Nehru University and Biotech Research Society of India, JNU, New Delhi, India.
  25. Vandana, Rajesh Mehrotra, and Sandhya Mehrotra. Approaches for transplastomic integration of SbtA- a high affinity sodium bicarbonate transporter to C3 plants for enhanced CO2 fixation. FAF-116. International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology, ICETB 2014. November 6-9, 2014, School of environmental sciences. Jawaharlal Nehru University and Biotech Research Society of India, JNU, New Delhi, India.
  26. Purva Bhalothia, Anshu Alok, Bhaskar Sharma, Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra. Cloning and characterization of protein phosphatase 2C (PP2C) like promoter from Arabidopsis thaliana. FAF-27, International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology, ICETB 2014. November 6-9, 2014, School of environmental sciences. Jawaharlal Nehru University and Biotech Research Society of India, JNU, New Delhi, India.
  27. Kaushik Renganaath K, Shashank Pandey, Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra. Revisiting endosymbiosis in the light of nuclear mitochondrial cross talks mediated by the members of the telomere system. FAF-135, International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology, ICETB 2014. November 6-9, 2014, School of environmental sciences. Jawaharlal Nehru University and Biotech Research Society of India, JNU, New Delhi, India.
  28. Rajesh Mehrotra and Vishesh Jain : Genome wide analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana reveals high frequency of AAAG(N)7CTTT motif .PLANT BIOLOGY EUROPE, FESPB/EPSO 2014 Congress. The Convention centre, Dublin, Ireland, June 22-June 26, 2014
  29. Rajesh Mehrotra, A Mori, S. Shigeaki and Mitsuhiro Yanagida. Screening of genes that regulates the localization of Ght5 in low glucose sensitive mutants.Presented in Intellectual cluster meeting at Naha (Japan) in december 2013.
  30. Purva Bhalothia, Anshu Alok, Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra: Cloning and characterization of protein phosphatase 2C like promoter from Arabidopsis thaliana.3rd international conference on Bioscience,Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. February 24-25, 2013,Rome Italy.
  31. Rajesh Mehrotra,Ipshita zutshi, Sachin Sethi,Purva Bhalothia and Sandhya Mehrotra :Patterns and evolution of ACGT repeat cis element landscape across four plant gemones. Next generation plant science 26-28th september 2012, Cologne Germany.
  32. Rajesh Mehrotra, Amit Yadav and Purva Lohan (2011) Evidence for directed evolution of larger size motif in Arabidopsis thaliana. The 18th Penn State Plant Biology Symposium, May 18-21, Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA. 
  33. Uthra Balasubramanyam, Akhil Bajaj , Sandhya Mehrotra and Rajesh Mehrotra (2011). Diversity of lipase producing bacterial strains of oil contaminated soils and their hydrolytic activity. Ecology of Soil Microorganisms 27th April- 1st May, Prague Czech Republic.
  34. Purva Bhalothia, Prasali Banshal and Rajesh Mehrotra (2011) Cloning and characterization of Protein phosphatase 2C-like promoter from Arabidopsis thaliana. International conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology, Nov 21-24, Trivandrum.
  35. Uthra Balasubramaniyan, Akhil Bajaj, Rajesh Mehrotra and Sandhya Mehrotra (2011) Hydrolytic activity and diversity analysis of lipase synthesizing bacteria from oil contaminated soils. National Conference on Contemporary Trends in Biological and Pharmaceutical Research, March 12-13, BITS, Pilani.
  36. Madhulika Rai, Bhavya R., Shuvendu Kumar, Rajesh Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra Isolation and characterization of fungal DNA collected from oil fields for the purpose of biodiesel production. National Conference on Contemporary Trends in Biological and Pharmaceutical Research, March 12-13, 2011, BITS, Pilani.
  37. Rajesh Mehrotra and Sandhya Mehrotra (2010) Understanding the interactions between cis acting upstream sequences in the regulation of gene expression in Plants. National Conference on Bioprospecting: Access for Sustainable development, Feb 19-20.MNIT, Allahabad.
  38. Akhil Bajaj and Rajesh Mehrotra (2010) Screening of microorganisms for lipase activity. National Conference on green and Sustainable chemistry, Feb 19-21,2010, BITS, Pilani.
  39. Norihiko Nakazawa1, Rajesh Mehrotra2, and Mitsuhiro Yanagida1,3 1Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University, Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan 2Department of Biological sciences, BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan 333031, IndiaThe G0 Cell Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation, Uruma, Okinawa 904-2234, Japan (2009) Fission yeast Condensin and DNA topoisomerase II are required for chromosome segregation even after entry into anaphase. 5th international fission yeast meeting Oct 26-31,2009,Tokyo ,Japan.
  40. Norihiko Nakazawa1, Rajesh Mehrotra2, Kenichi Sajiki3, Alejandro Villar Briones3, andMitsuhiroYanagida1,3 1Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University, Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan 2Department of Biological sciences, BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan 333031, India. The G0 Cell Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation, Uruma, Okinawa 904-2234, Japan Fission yeast Condensin and DNA topoisomerase II are required for chromosome segregation even after entry into anaphase. 4th international workshop –Cell regulation in division and arrest. Nov-30th –Dec 2nd. Okinawa , Japan.
  41. Rajesh Mehrotra, Sandhya Mehrotra, Akhil Bajaj, Purva Lohan: Promoter activation by ACGT in response to salicylic acid and abscisic acids is differentially regulated by the spacing between two copies of the motif: in the international conference on emerging trends in Biotechnology (ETBT-2009) and 6th annual convention on Biotechnology, INDIA (BRSI), Banaras Hindu University.4-6 DEC 2009.
  42. Rajesh Mehrotra, Norihiko Nakazawa and Mitsuhiro Yanagida (2008) ICRF-193 interferes with spindle elongation in dividing S pombe cells. 12th international conference on the interface of Chemistry-Biology in Biomedical research held on February 22-24, 2008, BITS, Pilani.
  43. Swarna Kanchan, Rajesh Mehrotra and Shibasish Chowdhury (2008) Retrogressive evolution of DNA repair system: A genomic study. Bioinformatica Indica ,17-19th Jan 2008Thiruvananthapuram,Kerala, India.
  44. Rajesh Mehrotra, Norihiko Nakazawa and Mitsuhiro Yanagida (2007) Prolonged localization of securin on mitotic spindle in top2-191 mutant cells paper the International symposium on applied Phycology and environmental biotechnology held from October 29 th-31st , Pilani, India.

(B) Teaching:-  
  1. Participated in CII National Summit on quality in Education: 22-23 September,2015 at CII Institute of quality, Bangalore.
  2. Attended Turnitin Academic Integrity seminar-16th November,2015 at Bangalore which helped to frame the anti plagarism policy of BITS,Pilani.
  3. Presented a paper entitled smart question paper design to enhance student learning and engagement in examinations in the national conference in opportunities and challenges in class room teaching.

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