Dr. Vikas Kumar, currently serving as Assistant Professor in Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana (Ambala) and has guided several M.Sc., M. Tech and one Ph.D student for their research work. He has published more than thirty five research papers and reviews in journals of national and international repute and contributes regularly to the society. He has also been acting as an associate editor and reviewer of various journals. As a researcher, his research interest includes areas like biological control agents, antimicrobial activity of compounds and plant pathology field.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Vikas Kumar research interests are: • Estimation of antimicrobial activity of medicinal plants and synthetic chemical compounds. • Analysis of antimicrobial activity of endophytic fungi against crop pathogens. • Exploitation of microorganisms especially fungi, for the biological control of weeds and fungal pathogens. • Hands on experience of handling different types of microbes like bacteria, fungi. Handling and identification of various fungal cultures. • Handling of Thin Layer Chromatography, Column chromatography and GCMS analysis. • Worked on isolation and characterization of bacteriocin producing Lactococcus sp. • Experience of docking, molecular and statically analysis of results.