Dr Ningombam Swapana

Dr Ningombam Swapana

Assistant Professor & Head of Basic Sciences


Bachelor’s Degree: B. Sc (Chemistry) [Hons.]
Master’s Degree: M. Sc (Chemistry)
Ph.D (Natural Product Chemistry)
Other: B. Ed, Post Doctoral Fellow

Areas of Specialization:

Isolation, Characterization of compounds from Natural products and aromatic plants and studies on antimicrobial activity, antioxidants, anti- diabetic, anti- cancer etc

  1. Planispine A sensitized cancer cells to cisplatin by inhibiting the Fanconi anemia pathway,. Thangjam Davis Singh, Ningthoujam Indrajit Singh, Khuraijam Mrinalini Devi, Remmei Meiguilungpou, Lhaineichong Khongsai, Lisam Shanjukumar Singh, Naresh Chandra Bal, Ningombam Swapana, Chingakham Brajakishor Singh, Thiyam Ramsing Singh, Molecules 2022, 27, 7288.https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules27217288
  2. Two new diterpenoids from kencur (Kaempferia galanga): Structure elucidation and chemosystematic significance, Abdelsamed I. Elshamy a,b, *, Tarik A. Mohamed c , Ningombam Swapana a,d , Rania F. Ahmed b , Tatsuro Yoneyama a , Paul W. Par´e e , Masaaki Noji a , Mohamed-Elamir F. Hegazy c,f, **, Akemi Umeyama Phytochemistry Letters 44 (2021) 185–189, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phytol.2021.06.023
  3. Cytotoxic polyoxygenated isopimarane diterpenoids from the edible rhizomes of Kaempferia galanga (kencur) Abdelsamed I. Elshamy, *, Tarik A. Mohamed , Ningombam Swapana, Tatsuro Yoneyama , Masaaki Noji  , Thomas Efferth  , Mohamed-Elamir F. Hegazy , **, Akemi Umeyama , * Industrial Crops & Products, 158(2020)112965.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2020.112965
  4. Kaemgalangol A: Unusual seco-isopimarane diterpenoid from aromatic ginger Kaempferia galanga,; Ningombam Swapanaa,b, Takehiro Tominagaa, Abdelsamed I. Elshamya,c,⁎,Mahmoud A.A. Ibrahimd, Mohamed-Elamir F. Hegazye,f, Ch. Brajakishor Singhg,Midori Suenagaa, Hiroshi Imagawaa, Masaaki Nojia, Akemi UmeyamaaFitoterapia, 129(2018)47-53 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fitote.2018.06.010
  5. A New Diphenyl Ether Glycoside from Xylosma longifolium Collected from North-East India, ,Ningombam SwapanaabMasaaki Noji a*, Rina Nishiumaa, Masahiro Izumia, Hiroshi Imagawaa,Yuusuke Kasaia, Yasuko Okamotoa, Kanako Isekia, Ch. Brajakishor Singhc, Yoshinori Asakawaa and Akemi Umeyamaa Natural Product Communications 12 (8) 2017.1273-1275 https://doi.org/10.1177/1934578X1701200832
  6. Induction of apoptosis by zerumbone isolated from zingiber zerumbet(L) Smith in protozoan parasite leishmania donovani due to oxidative stress, . S. Dey, D. Mukherjee, S. Mallick, A. Dutta, Ningombam, S. Maiti, B.S. Chingakham, C. Pal, The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases,2016,20(1), 48-55(IF-1.5)
  7. Chemical and Biological properties of Zingiber zerumbet Smith-a review,C.B.singh,kh.Nongalleima,S.Brojendro Singh, Swapana Ningombam and L.W.Singh Phytochemistry review (2012),11:113-125.
  8. Ethnobotany, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Ageratum conyzoides Linn ( Asteraceae) S.Brojendro Singh, W.Radhapyari Devi, Marina, W.Indira Devi, Swapana and C.B.Singh Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol.7(8),pp.371-385, 2013.
  9. Antioxidant activities of the rhizomes of different Zingeberaceae plants of North east India , Swapana N,Lokendrajit N, L.W. Singh and B. Singh*Asian journal of Biological and life Siences, Jan-April 2013, Vol. II, issue I.
  10. Evaluation of Nutritional value of two local potato cultivar (Aberchaibi and Amubi) of Manipur, North-East India ,N.Lokendrajit Singh,C.B.Singh*,Swapana,M.Sumarjit The Bioscan ,8(2),589-593,2013.
  11. Antioxidant properties of some exclusive species of Zingiberaceae family of Manipur ( Padma S Vankar,Vandana Tiwari,L.Warjeet Singhand Ningombam Swapana2,Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2008, 1318-1322.
  12. Natural dye yielding plants and indigenous knowledge of dyeing in Manipur, Northeast India. (Lunalisa P, Swapana Ningombam, Warjeet Laitonjam, Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge Vol. 7(1), January 2008, pp Tk978).
  13. Total phenolic,Total flavonoid contents and Antioxidant activity of a few indigenous fruits grown in Manipur , Swapana, Ch.Bijyalaxmi Devi, M.Sumarjit Singh, S.Brojendro Singh Th.Jotinkumar and C.B.Singh ,The Bioscan ,7(1) :73-76,2012
  14. Herbal folk medicines used for urinary and calculi/stone cases complaints in Manipur Lokendrajit N. , Swapana , Ch.Dhananjoy Singh and C.B.Singh NeBIO Vol. 2, No. 3, September 2011, 1-5
  15. Ethno-medicinal plants of Manipur used in the treatment of blood pressure. Lokendrajit N, Swapana N, M. Sumarjit Singh and C.B. Singh, Journal of Environment and   Biodiversity (NEBIO),vol.2,issue 3,Sept.2011).
  16. Zingiber zerumbet smith-an important medicinal plants of Zingiberaceae family C.B.Singh,Kh.Nongalleima, S.Brojendro Singh, N and Ch.Dhananjoy, Journal of Environment and Biodiversity(NEBIO),vol.11,issue 4,Dec.2011.
  17. Protective effect of Croton caudatus Geisel leaf extract against experimental visceral leishmaniasis induces proinflammatory cytokines in     vitro and in SomadityaDeyaDebaratiMukherjeeaSondiponChakrabortybSuvadipMallickaAritriDuttaaJoydipGhoshaNingombamSwapanacSwatilekhaMaitidNarayanGhoraibChingakham BrajakishorSingheChiranjibPala vivo Experimental ParasitologyVolumes 151–152, April–May 2015, 84-95
  18. Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of Croton caudatus Geisel N Lokendrajit, S Indira, N Swapana, CB Singh – Asian Journal of Chemistry, 201224,10,4418
  19. Ethno-medicinal plants of Manipur used in the treatment of blood pressure N Lokendrajit, SI Devi, N Swapana, C Singh – NeBIO, Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2012, 39-41
  20. Ternifolipyrons A–J: new cytotoxic α-pyrones from Isodon ternifolius (D. Don) Kudô Abdelsamed I. ElshamyTarik A. Mohamed,  Ningombam Swapana,Yusuke Kasai,Masaaki Noji, Thomas Efferth, Hiroshi ImagawaMohamed-Elamir F. Hegazy* and  Akemi Umeyama RSC Advances  2023, 13, 19710-19720, doi.org/10.1039/D3RA03146B
  21. Planispine A sensitized cancer cells to cisplatin by inhibiting the Fanconi anemia pathway, Molecules 2022, 27, 7288. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules27217288    Thangjam Davis Singh, Ningthoujam Indrajit Singh, Khuraijam Mrinalini Devi, Remmei Meiguilungpou, Lhaineichong Khongsai, Lisam Shanjukumar Singh, Naresh Chandra Bal, Ningombam Swapana, Chingakham Brajakishor Singh, Thiyam Ramsing Singh
Books Edited
  1.  Recent progress in medicinal plants Phytoconstituents, Pharmaceuticals,Therapeutic and Ethnobotany vol 1, 2023
  2. Recent progress in medicinal plants Phytoconstituents, Pharmaceuticals,Therapeutic and Ethnobotany and crop improvement technology vol 2 ,2024
Book chapter
  1. Nanosensors for food quality and detection of pathogens, chemicals and pesticides, Ningombam Swapana 341-360, 2024, Elsevier DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-323-99682-2.00008-6
  2. Breeding Potentials of Wild Forest Rattans Palms to Ensure Food Security  Dimjaneng Haokip, S. Senjam Jinus, Ningthaipuilu Longmei,Sanjukta Samurailatpam Sharma, Th. Bhaigyabati, Yendrembam K. Devi,Akoijam Ranjita Devi, B. Lalramhlimi, Vandana Mutum,Ningombam Swapana, Athokpam Kalpana, and J. Vanitha 393-418,  March 2024, ISBN 978-981-99-7282-1 (eBook) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-7282-1 , Springer 

  • Head of Department of Chemistry (2019-2021) ;(2023—)
  • Member of the Academic Council, MTU( 2019,2020)
  • Member of the Examination Sub Committee, MTU
  • Member of the Inspection Committee of MTU for Affiliation
  • Member of the Admission Committee for Academic session 2019-2020.
  • Member of the Student Academic Support Committee since 17th Jan 2019 till date.
  • Member of website Sub-Committee
  • Officer- in-charge for End Term Examination  Nov-Dec 2019
  • Girls hostel warden, MTU ,2019.


  • KHUMANG 2020, An International e-conference on Science & Technology for Society held from 9th – 11th September 2020.
  • Faculty Development Programme on Student Evaluation and Question Paper Setting 24th to 29th Jan 2020
  • Faculty Development Programme on Pedagogy from 26th to 30th March 2019.
  • Editorial member-International Journal of Environmental Chemistry ISSN :2454-5245 .