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Dr. Huidrom Suraj Singh

Designation: Assistant Professor

Specialization: Physical Anthropology

Contact: +91-8414011535

Email: huidromsurajsingh [AT] gmail.com

M.Sc. (Anthropology,  DU,  2008),  Ph.D. (Anthropology, University of Delhi,  2013)

Personal Profile

 

1. Name and full correspondence address Dr. Huidrom Suraj Singh

2. Designation Assistant Professor

3. Department Department of Anthropology,

Manipur University

Canchipur, Imphal – 795003

4. Specialization Physical Anthropology

5. Phone/Mobile +91-8414011535

6. Email huidromsurajsingh[AT]gmail.com

7. Highest Educational Qualification Ph.D.

8. Research Area Public Health, Non-communicable Complex Diseases, Ethnographic Studies, Gene-Environment Interactions and Disease

9. Details of Achievement, Membership of different Academic & professional bodies

(i) Patron member in Anthropological Society of Manipur, Imphal

(ii) Life Member of Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkata

(iii) Life Member of the Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata

(iv) Member of the Sectional Committee of the Section Anthropological and Behavioural Sciences (including Archaeology, Psychology, Education and Military Sciences) for 2019-2020

 

10. Publications

(i) Research Papers

1. Huidrom Suraj Singh and K.N. Saraswathy. Haptoglobin Polymorphism among Brahmins of Solan District Himachal Pradesh. The Anthropologist, 12(3): 211-214, 2010.

2. Gautam K. Kshatriya, Aastha Aggarwal, Priyanka Khurana, Huidrom S. Singh, Yazdi M. Italia, Kallur N. Saraswathy, Pradeep K. Ghosh. Genomic and Linguistic Affinities: A Study of Allelic and Haplotype Diversity at DRD2 Locus among the Tribes of Gujarat, western India. Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers, 14(2): 215-223, 2010.

3. Huidrom Suraj Singh, Deepti Saksena, Sanjenbam Yaiphaba Meitei, Benrithung Murry, Prakash Ranjan Mondal, Mohinder Pal Sachdeva, Pradeep Kumar Ghosh, Kallur Nava Saraswathy. Haptoglobin Polymorphism among fourteen populations of India. Anthropologischer Anzeiger, 69/1, 97-106, 2011.

4. Priyanka Khurana, Aastha Aggarwal, Suraj Singh Huidrom, Gautam K. Kshatriya. Haptoglobin Polymorphism among the tribal groups of southern Gujarat. Indian Journal of Human Genetics, 17: 1699-74, 2011.

5. K. Saraswathy, L. Kaur, S. Huidrom, M. Sachdeva, M. Puri, K. Saraswathy. MTHFR gene specific methylation in recurrent pregnancy losses (Abstract). Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, 50(2): A21-22. 2012.

6. Priyanka Rani Garg, Salam Kabita Devi, Huidrom Suraj Singh, Kallur Nava Saraswathy, Ekata Sinha, Aloke Kumar Kalla, Dhanaraj Singh Chongtham. Differences in Conventional Cardiovascular risk factors in two ethnic groups in India. Ethnicity and Disease, 22(3): 372-376. 2012.

7. Suniti Yadav, Ketaki Chandiok, Huidrom Suraj Singh, K N Saraswathy. A Prospective Relation between Depression and Body Mass Index among Three Tribal Populations of India. Voice of Intellectual Man, 2(2), 123-130. 2012.

8. Salam Kabita, Huidrom Suraj Singh, Dhanaraj Singh Chongtham, Kallur Nava Saraswathy. MTHFR C677T polymorphism among Meiteis of Manipur (India). Ethnicity and Disease 23(3):379-381. 2013.

9. Huidrom Suraj Singh, Pradeep Kumar Ghosh and Kallur Nava Saraswathy. DRD2 and ANKK1 gene polymorphisms and alcohol dependence: A case-control study among a Mendelian population of East Asian Ancestry. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 48(4): 409-414, 2013.

10. Kallur Nava Saraswathy, Sanjenbam Yaiphaba Meitei, Huidrom Suraj Singh, Antoneta Teresa Joseph, Prakash Ranjan Mondal, Benrithung Murry, Mohinder Pal Sachdeva, Pradeep Kumar Ghosh. Dopaminergic D4 receptor polymorphism among 24 populations of India: an anthropological insight. Anthropological Science, 121(2), 131-136, 2013.

11. K. N. Saraswathy, Priyanka Rani Garg, Kabita Salam, Shipra Joshi, Suraj Singh Huidrom, Pradeep Kumar Ghosh. MTHFR C677T polymorphism and its homocysteine-driven effect on blood pressure. International Journal of Stroke, 9, E20, 2014.

12. H. Suraj Singh, S. K. Devi, K. N. Saraswathy. DRD1 (-48A/G DdeI) gene polymorphism and alcohol dependence – a study among Meiteis of Manipur, India. Human Biology Review, 3(3); 226-232, 2014.

13. Huidrom Suraj Singh, Pradipta Kishore Das, Subal Das, Kaushik Bose. Association of ABO blood groups with malaria: A study from Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India. Research, 1:976, 2014.

14. Huidrom Suraj Singh, Manisha Ghritlahre, Subal Das. Nutritional Status among Females of Bhaina Tribe of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India: An Anthropological Insight. Journal of Anthropology, 2014: 1-5, 2014.

15. Huidrom Suraj Singh, Kabita Salam, Kallur Nava Saraswathy. A study on MTHFR C677T gene polymorphism and alcohol dependence among Meiteis of Manipur, India. Journal of Biomarkers, 2014: 1-5, 2014.

16. Sunil Thakur, Huidrom Suraj Singh. A Study of Rh Blood group system among the Gonds and the Panikas of Madhya Pradesh. The Asian Man, 8(1): 89-91. 2014.

17. Sunil Thakur, Huidrom Suraj Singh. Distributions of A1A2BO and Rh blood group among Gonds and Panikas of Madhya Pradesh. Anthropologists, 18(3): 1123-1124, 2014.

18. Huidrom Suraj Singh, Pradipta K Das, Pratibha J Mishra, Subal Das, Kaushik Bose. Prevalence of hypertension among adults of Midnapore, West Bengal, India: A comparison between sexes. Biosciences, 77 (2014): 29144-29147, 2014.

19. Simi Khan, Sunil Thakur, Huidrom Suraj Singh, Kallur Nava Saraswathy. Dopamine Receptor D4 (DRD4) gene polymorphism among Gaddi tribe of Himachal Pradesh. Journal of Genetics, 94, e130-e131, 2014.

20. Huidrom Suraj Singh, Salam Kabita Devi, Kallur Nava Saraswathy. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T gene polymorphism and alcohol consumption in hyperhomocysteinemia: a population-based study from northeast India. Journal of Genetics, 94(1): 121-124, 2015.

21. Huidrom Suraj Singh, Salam Kabita, Kallur Nava Saraswathy. TNFα (-308G>A and -238G>A) gene polymorphism and alcohol dependence: A population based study. Frontiers of Biological and Life Sciences, 3(2): 29-33, 2015.

22. Huidrom Suraj Singh, Pradipta Kishore Das, Subal Das, Sudip Datta Banik, Kaushik Bose. Sociodemographic profile and nutritional status of Gond tribals from Melnadih village, Chhattisgarh. American Journal of Advances in Medical Science, 3(1): 23-29. 2015.

23. Huidrom Suraj Singh, Salam Kabita, Huidrom Sureskumar Singh, Kallur Nava Saraswathy. Socio-economic characteristics of alcohol dependence among Meiteis of Manipur: A community based study. Journal of Anthropological Survey of India, 64: 29-40. 2015.

24. Subal Das, Manisha Ghritlahre, Huidrom Suraj Singh, Sudip Datta Banik, Kaushik Bose. Selected socio-demographic correlates of nutritional status among Bhaina tribal female children and women of Pendra Block, Chhattisgarh. South Asian Anthropologist, 16: 19-26. 2016.

25. Khangembam Taibanganba Meitei, Huidrom Suraj Singh, and M.P. Sachdeva. Distribution of AGT M235T gene polymorphism: a study among Dangi population of Udaipur district, Rajasthan (India). Ind. J. Phys. Anthrop. & Hum. Genet. 36 (2): 203-206, 2017.

26. Kallur Nava Saraswathy, Lovejeet Kaur, Seerat Talwar, Jyoti Mishra, Suraj Huidrom, MP Sachdeva, Manju Puri. Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Gene-specific Methylation and Recurrent Miscarriages: A Case-Control Study from North India. Journal of Human Reproductive Science, 11: 142-147, 2018.

27. Huidrom Suraj Singh, Salam Kabita Devi, Subal Das, Sanjenbam Yaiphaba Meitei and Kallur Nava Saraswathy. Alcohol consumption patterns and blood pressure: a study among Meiteis of Manipur, India. J Life Science, 10(1): 66-72, 2018.

28. Salam Kabita, Priyanka Rani Garg, Masan Kambo Newmei, Kallur Nava Saraswathy and Huidrom Suraj Singh. TNF-α gene polymorphisms and complex disorders: A study among Mendelian population with East Asian ancestry, Journal of Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences, 5(1): 35-43, 2019.

29.Varhlun Chhungi, Somorjit Singh Ningombam, Suniti Yadav, Huidrom Suraj Singh, Naorem Kiranmala Devi, Shivani Chandel, Prakash Ranjan Mondal, Mohinder Pal Sachdeva, Kallur Nava Saraswathy. Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among East Asian tribal and non-tribal population groups of North East India. American Journal of Human Biology, 31(5): e23263, 2019.

30. Khangembam Taibanganba Meitei, Huidrom Suraj Singh. Prevalence of Depression among Indian Population. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 18(4), 2019.

 

(ii) Book /Book Chapters

1. Huidrom Suraj Singh, Kallur Nava Saraswathy. Haptoglobin Polymorphism among Brahmins of Himachal Pradesh, India. LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. K.G., Germany, 2010.

2. Huidrom Suraj Singh. Alcohol dependence: Its causes and related Health Problems. In, Health and Illness: An Anthropological Exploration. ArunKumar M.C., Chanu T.J., and Krishnakumar P. (Eds) pp. 111-133. Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi-110002. 2016.

3. Subal Das, Huidrom Suraj Singh, Bhumika Tiwari, Kaushik Bose. Evaluation of Undernutrition using International Cut-Offs among 2-12 Years Children of Midnapore and Purulia, West Bengal, India. In, Child Health in India. Das B., Talukdar M., and Bharali A.J. (Eds) pp. 1-12. Omsons Publications, New Delhi – 110002. 2017.

4. Shatruhan Singh Shyam, Huidrom Suraj Singh and Subal Das. Malnutrition among Young Adult Male Gond Tribals of Sirki Village, Chhattisgarh. In, Development among the Tribal and Minority Societies. Bhui S., Das, M.S., and Coomar P.C. (Eds). pp.393-395. Gyan Publishing House, Daryaganj, New Delhi – 110002. 2017.

5. Huidrom Suraj Singh. Biostatistics & Epidemiologic Method (M-14). In, Research Methods and Fieldwork, Paper No. P-13, Anthropology, e-PGPathsala, 2017. (http://epgp.inflibnet.ac. in/ahl.php?csrno=1)

6. Huidrom Suraj Singh. Alcohol dependence and Dopamine Receptor. In, Social Ruminations on Health – A Critical Spectrum. Nath N., Beeju K., and Saxena A. (Eds) pp. 87-100. Renu Publishers, New Delhi – 110059. 2018.

7. Huidrom Suraj Singh. Nutritional Health Status of Tribal Populations of Nort East India. In, Tribal Economy, Culture and Society in India. Nilakantha Panigrahi (Edt.) pp. 225-241. Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd. New Delhi – 110059, 2019.

8. S. Jibonkumar Singh, Sarit K Chaudhuri, Huidrom Suraj Singh (Edited Book). Anthropological Research in North East India: Retrospect & Prospect. Gyan Publishing House, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi – 110002 and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Shmla Hills, Bhopal. 2019.

 

(iii) Presentation in Seminar/ Conference

1. Presented a paper (oral) title “A study on Haptoglobin polymorphism among Brahmins of Solan District, Himachal Pradesh” in the National symposium on “PARADIGMS IN NEW ANTHROPOLOGY: Genome Diversity, Diseases, Obesity and Health” held at Delhi from 22nd - 24th December, 2008 organized by Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi.

2. Presented a paper (oral) title “Association Study of Taq1A allele with Alcoholism” in the ‘Relevance of Anthropology in Contemporary Times: Exploring the Interdisciplinary Contours’, Annual Research seminar held at Delhi from 4th -5th May 2009, Organized by Research Seminar Group, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi.

3. Presented a paper (oral) title “DRD2 gene polymorphism among Meiteis of Manipur” National Seminar on The Human Mystique: Contemporary Discourses organized by Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi from 9th – 10th February 2012.

4. Presented a paper (oral) title “Association study of -141C Ins/Del polymorphism and Alcohol Dependence” National Symposium on Shaping India’s Future: Role of Anthropology and Psychology organized by Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh from 26th-27th March, 2012.

5. Presented a paper (oral) title “DRD2 gene polymorphism and susceptibility of alcohol dependence: A study among Meiteis of Manipur” National Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Human Biology in the 21st Century organized by Department of Human Biology, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab from 31st March to 1st April, 2012.

6. Presented a paper (oral) title “Alcohol Consumption and its effects on Health” in The 104th Indian Science Congress held at S.V. University, Tirupati from January 3 to 7, 2017.

7. Presented a paper (oral) title “Socio-economic and Anthropometric variables vis-à-vis Alcohol dependence among Meiteis of Manipur” International Symposium on Anthropology of Global Issues organized by the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi from 1st -3rd April, 2012.

8. Presented oral poster title “Alcohol Dependence and Hypertension: A study among Meiteis of Manipur” in International Symposium onDevelopmental and Complex Disorders the 38th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Human Genetics: Genomics and Community Health organized by Centre for Genetic Disorders & Interdisciplinary School of Life Sciences from 9-11th December, 2012 at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

9. Presented poster on title “Role of MTHFR C677T gene polymorphism and hyperhomocysteinemia in alcohol consumption – a study among Meiteis of Manipur, India” in International conference on “Vitamin B12 and one carbon metabolism in health and disease: A genomic perspective” organized by CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) from 8th March to 10th March 2013, at CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi.

10. Presented paper (oral) title “Genetics and Epigenetics of Alcohol Dependence: Review” in International Seminar in “Anthropological Research in North East India: Retrospect and Prospect” organized by Department of Anthropology, Manipur University in association with IAS Kolkata, ASM Manipur, IGRMS Bhopal from 8-10th November, 2016 at Department of Anthropology, Manipur University, Manipur.

11. Presented a research paper entitled “Alcohol consumption and its effects on Health” in the section of Anthropological and Behavioural Sciences in the 104th Indian Science Congress held at S.V. University, Tirupati from 3rd January to 7th January, 2017.

12. Presented research paper entitled “Mutation of Alcohol Metabolising Genes and Alcohol Dependence” in the section of Anthropological and Behavioural Sciences in the 105th Indian Science Congress held at Manipur University, Imphal from 16-20th March, 2018.

13. Presented research paper entitled “Alcohol consumption and its effects on liver enzyme & lipid profile” as invited presentation in the section of Anthropological and Behavioural Sciences in the 106th Indian Science Congress held at Manipur University, Imphal from 3-7th January, 2019.

14. Presented research paper entitled “Health Status of Auto-rickshaw drivers plying in Imphal, Manipur” in the section Anthropological and Behavioural Sciences in the 107th Indian Science Congress held at University of Agricultural Science, GKVK, Bengaluru, Karnataka from 3-7 January, 2020.

15. Presented research paper entitled “Patterns of alcohol consumption and health: A case study from Meiteis of Manipur” in the International Conference on “Anthropology of Food and Health” organized by Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi held on 27-29 February, 2020.

 

(iv) Participation in Seminar/Conference

  1. Participated National Symposium on Tribes Rethinking Paradigms in Anthropology organized by Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi from 26-28th December, 2008 at Delhi.

  2. Participated in the national seminar on “Scientific Dating of Ancient Events Before 2000 BC” organized by I-SERVE Delhi Chapter held at IIMC Auditorium, New Delhi on 30-31st July, 2011.

  3. Participated International Symposium on “Ethics, Culture and Population Genomics the 34th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Human Genetics organized by Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG) from 17-20th March, 2009 at New Delhi.

  4. Participated International conference on “Cardiovascular Research Convergence” organized by Department of Pharmacology and Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India from 17th-18th February, 2012.

  5. Participated in the international conference on “Advances and Controversies in B-Vitamins and Choline” organized by CONVENTUS Congress management & Marketing GmbH from Mar 5, 2012 to Mar 8, 2012 at Leipzig University, Germany.

  6. Participated in the international conference on “Next Revolution in Genetics and Genomics Application in Health and Disease” organized by Centre for Medical Genetics, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi; Indo-UK Genetic Education forum and Department of Human Genetics, Emory University, Atlanta, USA from 27th to 29th January, 2013 at PGIMER & Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India.

  7. Participated in the National Seminar on “Cultural Heritage of Manipur” organized by Department of Anthropology, Manipur University in collaboration with Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahlaya, Bhopal held at Department of Anthropology, Manipur University from 7-8th September, 2017.

8. Participate in one day lecture programme on ‘Mahatma Gandhi’s Philosophy on Different Aspects in Child Rights’ organised by Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR), Govt. of Manipur held at Department of Anthropology, Manipur University, Canchipur Imphal on 25 October, 2019.

 

(v) Participation in Workshop/Orientation/Refresher Course

1. Participated Fifth India - U.S.A. Workshop on Genetic Epidemiological Methods for Dissection of Complex Traits organized by TCG-ISI Centre for Population Genomics & University of Pittsburgh, 2010 at Kolkata.

2. Participated in the workshop in the area of Molecular Biology Techniques conducted in Department of Biochemistry, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi under Star College Project from 30th August to 2nd September 2011.

3. Participated in the workshop in “PCR Approach in Molecular Diagnostics and Research” organized by Department of Microbiology & Central Research Laboratory, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Maduravoyal, Chennai in collaboration with Pondicherry Center for Biological Sciences (PCBS) from 16-18th Oct. 2012.

4. Participated in the UGC sponsored Short-Term Course in the “E-learning & E-content Development” organized by Academic Staff College, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Koni, Bilaspur, C.G. from 10-12th January, 2014.

5. Participated in the UGC sponsored Short-Term Course in “Forensic Science” organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal from 12-18th January, 2016.

6. Participated Winter School – “Sustainable Livelihood strategy for poverty reduction” from 23rd January to 13th February, 2017 organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Manipur University.

7. Participated in 3 weeks ‘Orientation Programme’ from 28 June 2019 to 18 July 2019 organized by Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education, Human Resource Development Centre, University of Delhi, Delhi.

 

11. Project Undertaken

1. No.F.30-365/2017 (BSR), Dated 23rd February, 2017 UGC-BSR Research Start-Up-Grant project entitled “Prevalence of prediabetes, type 2 diabetes and its associated complications among the Meiteis of Manipur, India

2. No. 19/4/2011-R&D/DST/545, Dated 27th January, 2018 Department of Science & Technology, Government of Manipur sponsored project entitled “Health Status of Auto-Rickshaw Drivers plying in Imphal City, Manipur”.


 

12. Other Co-Curricular activities

  • Presented lectures on Racial Criteria and Major Racial groups of world and their characteristics as a resource person for re-shooting of the UGC e-content programmes at EMRC, Manipur University, 14th Dec. 2015

  • Participated in the project Excavation and Recovery & Identification of Mortal Remains of War Casualties of II world War carried out by Japan Association of Recovery of Repatriation of War Casualty (JARRWC), Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare, Japan as Anthropological Experts (2017, 2019)

  • Co-Chaired an Academic Session of International Seminar in “Anthropological Research in North East India: Retrospect and Prospect” organised by Department of Anthropology, Manipur University in association with IAS Kolkata, ASM Manipur, IGRMS Bhopal from 8-10th November, 2016 at Department of Anthropology, Manipur University, Manipur.

  • Co-chair an academic session in the section Anthropological and Behavioural Sciences in the 107th Indian Science Congress held at University of Agricultural Science, GKVK, Bengaluru, Karnataka from 3-7 January, 2020.

  • Organized One day Exhibition cum Free Health check-up programme in connection with the celebration of World Anthropology Day on 20 February 2020 in the Department of Anthropology, Manipur University Imphal.

  • Co-Chair an academic session ‘Food and Disease’ in the International Conference on “Anthropology of Food and Health” organized by Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi held on 27-29 February, 2020.