• Research

Archana Singh

Postdoctoral Scientist

I joined Earlham Institute (EI) in September 2018 as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr David Swarbreck’s group.

At EI, I am working on a BBSRC-funded project, studying DNA methylation and the evolution of pesticide resistance genes in aphids.

I am working in collaboration with Prof. Saskia Hogenhout (John Innes Centre) and Prof. Cock Van Oosterhout (University of East Anglia) to understand genes and genetic variants that enable the green peach aphid (GPA) to rapidly evolve resistance to pesticides and adapt to new host plants.

Prior to joining EI, I obtained my BSc in Biology and MSc in Bioinformatics at Banaras Hindu University, India. My PhD focused on Designing and constructing an RNAi vector against a DNA virus in Plants.

During my PhD at Delhi University, I was awarded a fellowship from the European Union to visit the lab of Prof. Tamas Dalmay at the University of East Anglia (UEA) for three years, starting in 2015.

At UEA, I worked on several next generation sequencing datasets generated from RNA-seq. During this period, I also worked at JIC, annotating long non-coding RNAs in aphids.

Publications.

Management of geminiviruses focussing on small RNAs in tomato

Singh A, Mukherjee SK (2018) Genes, Genetics and Transgenics for Virus Resistance in Plants, p235-254. [https://doi.org/10.21775/9781910190814.12]

Identification and validation of a virus-inducible ta-siRNA-generating TAS4 locus in tomato

Singh A, Saraf S, Dasgupta I and Mukherjee SK (2016) J. Biosci. 41(1):109-118. [https://doi.org/10.1007/s12038-016-9590-4]

Development of plants resistant to tomato geminiviruses using artificial trans-acting small interfering RNA

Singh A, Taneja J, Dasgupta I and Mukherjee SK (2014) Molecular Plant Pathology. [https://doi.org/10.1111/mpp.12229]

Piriformospora indica enhances plant growth by transferring phosphate

Kumar M, Yadav V, Kumar H, Sharma R, Singh A, Tuteja N & Johri AK (2011) Plant Signaling & Behavior, 6(5):723-725. [https://doi.org/10.4161/psb.6.5.15106]