Naveen Kumar Singh, PhD

Naveen Kumar Singh received his B.Sc. in Biotechnology (2007) at University of Pune (Pune, India), M.Sc. in Biotechnology (2009) at Jaipur National University (Jaipur, India), and Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering (2016) at Jacobs University Bremen (Bremen, Germany).


  • Ph.D., Jacobs University Bremen, 2016
  • M.Sc., Jaipur National University, 2009
  • B.Sc., Savitribai Phule Pune University, 2007


Professional and research experience

  1. Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA (Feb. 2017 – Present)
  2. Research Associate (Postdoc), Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany (May 2016 – Oct. 2016)
  3. Research Associate (Downstream Processing), Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany (Jun. 2011 – Jan. 2016)
  4. Trainee and Executive Trainee, Wockhardt Ltd, Aurangabad (M.S.), India (Jul. 2010 – Jan. 2011)


  1. N.K. Singh, R.N. Dsouza, V. Yelemane, N. Nentwig, M. Grasselli, M. Fernandez-Lahore, pDNA Capture using Grafted Adsorbents“, J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol., 2018 (Accepted on 04/09/2018).
  2. N. K. Singh, R. N. Dsouza, M. L. Sánchez, S. Verma, E. Achilli, R. R. Vennapusa, M. Grasselli, and M. Fernández-Lahore, “Preparation and Characterization of Grafted Cellulosic Fibers and their Applications in Protein Purification“, Sep. Purif. Technol., 143 (2015) pp. 177–183.
  3. N. K. Singh, R. N. Dsouza, N. S. Bibi, and M. Fernández-Lahore, “Direct Capture of His6-tagged Proteins Using Megaporous Cryogels Developed for Metal-ion Affinity Chromatography“, inAffinity Chromatography (Ed.: S. Reichelt), Springer, New York, USA, Methods in Molecular Biology, 1286 (2015) pp. 201–212.
  4. N. K. Singh, R. N. Dsouza, M. Grasselli, and M. Fernández-Lahore, “Gamma ray mediated functionalization of monolithic cryogels for macro-biomolecule purification“, N. Biotechnol., 31, Supplement (2014) pp. S127.
  5. N. K. Singh, R. N. Dsouza, M. Grasselli, and M. Fernández-Lahore, “High capacity cryogel-type adsorbents for protein purification“, J. Chromatogr. A, 1355 (2014) pp. 143–148.
  6. N. S. Bibi, N. K. Singh, R. N. Dsouza, M. Aasim, and M. Fernández-Lahore, “Synthesis and performance of megaporous immobilized metal-ion affinity cryogels for recombinant protein capture and purification“, J. Chromatogr. A, 1272 (2013) pp. 145–149.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Professional Activities

  • Associate Member (AMRSC), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
  • Associate Member (AMIChemE), Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
  • Post Doc Member, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).
  • Post Doc Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) | Process Development Divisions | Separations Divisions.
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS) | ACS BIOT (Biochemical Technology Division of the ACS)
  • Member, California Separation Science Society
  • Affiliate member, National Postdoctoral Association
  • Member, European Society of Biochemical Engineering Sciences

Conferences and Workshops

Talks at Conferences

  1. 2012 5th Monolith Summer School & Symposium – MSS2012, Slovenia.
  2. 2007 Modern Approaches and Innovations in Biotechnology and Biodiversity conservation, India.

Posters at Conferences

  1. 2016 European Society for Biochemical Engineering Sciences (ESBES) 2016, Ireland.
  2. 2014 16th European Congress on Biotechnology, Scotland.


  1. 2016 “QbD Related Modelling and Control Strategies” at the ESBES 2016, Ireland.
  2. 2012 “Purification of biomolecules and scale-up” at the MSS2012, Slovenia.

Social Profiles

Technical Competencies

  • Downstream Processing: Preparative chromatography (monoliths-, membrane-, and bead-based adsorbents)(ion-exchange, affinity, multimodal and hydrophobic-interactions), size-exclusion, reversed-phase chromatography, tangential flow filtration (TFF), ultrafiltration, diafiltration, centrifugation, HPLC.
  • Analytical Techniques: SDS-PAGE, Native PAGE, Western blotting, Southern blotting, Northern blotting, isoelectric focusing, spectrophotometry, confocal microscopy, ELISA, and Experion automated electrophoresis system.
  • Molecular Biology: Nucleic acid isolation and processing, cloning, reverse transcriptase-PCR.
  • Cell Culture: Bacterial cell culture, primary cultures (Murine Macrophages, T cells, Dendritic cells, Leishmania, etc.) and cell lines.
  • Fermentation: Batch and Fed-Batch fermentation (up to 500 L).
  • Instruments: ÄKTApilot/ÄKTAexplorer/ÄKTA FPLC (AKTA systems) and UNICORN software; FEI Magellan 400 (SEM); Dionex Ultimate 3000 (HPLC); Thermo Scientific LTQ Orbitrap Velos (Mass Spectrometer); Bruker micrOTOF-Q II (Mass Spec); Nicolet 6700 FT-IR spectrometer; alpha-SE Ellipsometer
  • Experience in GLP, cGMP, standard operating procedures (SOP’s), health and safety documentation.
  • Operating system (Computer): Linux, MacOS and Windows.
  • Publishing (Computer): html, LATEX, Microsoft Office, EndNote, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop.
  • Scientific (Computer): Origin, ChemBioOffice, MODDE, BLAST, FASTA, PROSITE, UNICORN.
  • Languages (Computer): C, C++.
  • Website Designing (Computer): Blogger, WordPress, Microsoft WebMatrix.

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