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Dr. Shipra Nagar

Research Fellow (Pharmacy)


Dr. Shipra Nagar is a research fellow at NatPro, Centre for Natural Products Research, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at TCD. She completed her masters in Chemistry with specialization in Organic Chemistry in 2010, and Ph.D. under DAAD Sandwich Program (India-Germany) in Natural Product Chemistry in 2017. Post Ph.D., she worked as an Assistant Professor at Department of Chemistry, Doon University, India (2017-2018), and later worked as a National Post-Doctoral Fellow (NPDF) at National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, India (2019-2020) to conduct research on Exopolysaccharides from Antarctic and Himalayan microbes. During Ph.D., she was awarded with prestigious DAAD Research Grants (2014-2016; 26,985 EUR research grant) to work on structural characterization of plant polysaccharides with Prof. Dr. Petra Mischnick at Institute of Food Chemistry, Technical University, Braunschweig, Germany and Prof. Dr. Andreas Hensel at Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms University, Muenster, Germany. During this period, she obtained an immense experience and knowledge in polysaccharides chemistry. She worked on method development of plant polysaccharide isolation techniques and methylation protocols for linkage analysis. In 2018, she was awarded with Young Scientist fellowship (47,000 EUR research grant; not availed) and NPDF fellowship (23,000 EUR research grant) in 2019. During NPDF (March 2019 - December, 2020), she obtained experience in handling microbial cultures, and molecular analyses (DNA isolation and gene amplification). In the past 10 years (since 2011), she has been awarded with several national and international awards and fellowships to work on polysaccharide chemistry.
 Structural Investigations of Extracellular Polymeric Substances from Antarctic microbes with special reference to exopolysaccharides

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Details Date From Date To
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst; German Academic Exchange Services) September, 2016 to date
Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) council September, 2019 to date
ACCTI (Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologists (India)) February, 2014 to date
Shipra Nagar, Maria Pigott, Sophie Whyms, Apolline Berlemont, Helen Sheridan , Effect of Extraction Methods on Essential Oil Composition: A Case Study of Irish Bog Myrtle -Myrica gale L., Separations, 2023, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  TARA - Full Text  DOI
S Nagar, I Obadi , M Carty , W Kuku"a-Koch , H Sheridan, Unique Molecules from a Bioactive Irish Bog Lichen, Cladonia portentosa, Planta Medica, GA " 70th Annual Meeting 2022, Thessaloniki, Greece, 28.08.22"31.08.2022, 88, (15), Thieme, 2022, pp1426 - 1427, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Shipra Nagar, Runa Antony, Meloth Thamban, Extracellular polymeric substances in antarctic environments: A review of their ecological roles and impact on glacier biogeochemical cycles., Polar Science, 2021, p100686-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Junying Liu, Ismael Obaidi, Shipra Nagar, Gaia Scalabrino, Helen Sheridan , The antiviral potential of algal-derived macromolecules, Current Research in Biotechnology, 2021, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  TARA - Full Text
Shipra Nagar, Shilong Chen, Isa Woulfe, Michael Carty, Obdabi I, Manuel Ruether, Peter O'Connell, Young Choi, Helen Sheridan, Unlocking Nature's Pharmacy - the story of an Irish Bog Lichen. , Planta Medica, 69th International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA), Bonn. FRG, September 6-8th, edited by Thieme , 2021, Published Abstract, PUBLISHED  URL
Opportunity of plant oligosaccharides and polysaccharides in drug development in, editor(s)VINOD KUMAR TIWARI , Carbohydrates in Drug Discovery and Development: Synthesis and Application, Elsevier, 2020, pp587 - 639, [1. Vineet Kumar, Shipra Nagar and Pradeep Sharma], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Shipra Nagar, Ajeet Kumar Lakhera and Vineet Kumar, Upgrading Methylation Method for Structural Studies of Polysaccharides: Case Analysis of a Bioactive Polysaccharide from Acacia tortilis. , Journal of Biologically Active Products from Nature, 10, (2), 2020, p70 - 85, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Shipra Nagar, Andreas Hensel, Petra Mischnick and Vineet Kumar, A Unique Polysaccharide containing 3-O-Methylarabinose and 3-O-Methylgalactose from Tinospora sinensis, Carbohydrate Polymers, 193, 2018, p326 - 335, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Vineet Kumar, Shipra Nagar and Y. C. Tripathi, Do assorted approaches aid in estimation of uronic acids? Case studies on Tinospora sinensis polysaccharides, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 70, 2014, p360 - 363, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Vineet Kumar and Shipra Nagar, Studies on Tinospora cordifolia monosugars and correlation analysis of uronic acids by spectrophotometry and GLC, Carbohydrate Polymers, (99), 2014, p291 - 296, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text

Shipra Nagar and Y. C. Tripathi, Phytochemicals from food plant residues - an approach to environmental clean-up., Universities' Journal of Phytochemistry and Ayurvedic Heights, 1, (10), 2011, p12 - 15, Journal Article, PUBLISHED


Award Date
1. National Post-Doctoral Fellowship by Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, India, in February, 2019 (23,000 EUR research grant).
2. Young Scientist Fellowship under Scheme for Young Scientists and Technologists (SYST), Science for Equity, Empowerment and Development (SEED) Division, Department of Science and Technology, India, in October, 2018 (47,000 EUR research grant) (not availed).
Best paper presentation award in 3 International and 4 National Conferences
Isolation, purification, degradation of polysaccharides, derivatization and characterization using wet lab methods and further analysis using advanced chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques viz. HPLC, Capillary electrophoresis, HPAEC, IEC, GPC, GC-FID, FT-IR, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, GC-MS, ESI-MS, LC-MS, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, 2D NMR etc. .Chemical transformations and modification of polysaccharides.