Professor, Department of Environmental Studies
School of Environmental Studies
Jadavpur University
Kolkata 700 032
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Curriculum Vita


Ph.D. 1997 Jadavpur University
M.Tech 1992 Jadavpur University

Teaching Experience (2)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Jadavpur University Associate Professor 2000 to till date
BITS (Pilani) Lecturer 1997 to 1998
Industrial Experience (1)
Name Of Organization Postition Held Period
IFB Agro Industries, Kolkata 1992 to 1993
Field of Specialization
Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
Courses Taught/Teaching
Biochemical Engineering
Environmental Health and Toxicology
Research Area
1. Actinobacteria (Actinomycetes) of the Sundarbans
2. Commercial enzymes from bacteria of the Sundarbans
3. Novel reactor systems for the cultivation of microorganisms of the Sundarbans and other intertidal microorganisms
4. Cyanobacteria of the Sundarbans
5. Bioprocessing of slaughter house waste
6.Polyhydroxyalkanoates from extreme halophiles
Post doctoral experience:
1998-2000: Institute for Technical Chemistry, Unversity of Hannover, Germany: (i) Alternative
oxygenation systems in bioreactors (ii) Directed biosynthesis
Jan 2007 to Dec 2007: Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia: Purification of
collagenase from a bacterium infecting the marine sponge, Rhopaloeides odorabile
Conference Papers Published (6)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Cyclic diketopiperazine from marine sponge associated Bacillus sp.: Structural characterization and antimicrobial activity Gordon Research Conferences 2020 Senior author -
Isolation and identification of antimicrobial producing two novel actinobacteria from the Sundarbans mangrove forest International Conference on Microbiome Research, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune 2018 Biswas K and Mukherjee J. -
Application of halophilic archaea for the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (bioplastics) ICBE Asia (AIChE) Conference, Singapore 2018 Senior author -
Identification of marine sponge pathogen and purification and characterization of virulence factor, collagenase enzyme American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Conference, Atlanta, USA 2018 Senior author -
Actinobacterial and canobacterial biodiversity of Indian Sundarbans International Conference of Advances in Bioprocess Engineering and Technology, Kolkata 2016 Biswas K, Chakraborty S, Mukherjee J. -
Journal Papers Published (10)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Euryhalinema mangrovii gen. nov., sp. nov. and Leptoelongatus litoralis gen. nov., sp. nov. (Leptolyngbyaceae) isolated from an Indian mangrove forest Phytotaxa 2019 Senior author 422-58-74
U32 collagenase from Pseudoalteromonas agarivorans NW4327: Activity, structure, substrate interactions and molecular dynamics simulations International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 2019 Senior author 124-635-650
Production enhancement and characterization of the polyhydroxyalkanoate produced by Natrinema ajinwuensis (as synonym) ≡ Natrinema altunense strain RM-G10 International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 2018 Senior author 107-1480-1490
Oxynema aestuarii sp. nov. (Microcoleaceae) isolated from an Indian mangrove forest Phytotaxa 2018 Senior author 374-24-40
Effects of flask configuration on biofilm growth and metabolites of intertidal cyanobacteria isolated from a mangrove forest Journal of Applied Microbiology 2018 Senior author 125-190-202
Books Published (2)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Biotechnological Applications of Biodiversity Springer-Nature 2015
Bioprocess engineering approaches for the production of marine enzymes Biohealthcare Publishing, United Kingdom 2012
Awarded By Award Name Year

University Grants Commission Associate Professorship of the Faculty Recharge Programme 2013
Government of India Biotechnology Overseas Associateship of the Department of Biotechnology 2007
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (6)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Malancha Roy Utilization of slaughterhouse waste for the production of organic fertilizers Dr. Anupam Debsarkar Complete 2019
Kaushik Biswas Molecular characterization of an antimicrobial bioactive compound obtained from the Sundarbans and taxonomical identification of the producer Complete 2019
Jayanta Debabrata Choudhury Polyphasic taxonomic identification and whole genome based characterization of virulence genes of a marine sponge pathogen Complete 2017
Anirban Bhattacharya Production of polyhydroxyalkanotes (bioplastics) by haloarchaea utilizing ethanol industry waste Complete 2017
Sayani Mitra Cultivation methods and bioactivities of biofilm-forming estuarine microorganisms Complete 2017
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (4)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Year

Ankita Bhowmick Entrepreneurship development based on production of organic fertilizer from rural slaughterhouse wastes 2018
Anindita Paul Microbial induced calcite precipitation for soil strength improvement: case studies on Gangetic soil and lime quarry overburden Dr. Prabal Bandyopadhyay, Head, Environment, Health and Safety, Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd. (formerly Lafarge India Ltd.) 2018
Anwesha Mukherjee Conversion of potato starch to bioplastic and evaluation of its properties for potential commercial application 2018
Nilanjan Mallick Performance and modeling of suspended growth bioreactor for treatment of dairy waste water Prof. Somnath Mukherjee, Department of Civil Engineering, Jadavpur University 2018
Project Works (10)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Identification of eight obligately halophilic cyanobacteria of the Sundarbans and molecular characterization of the antimicrobial compounds therefrom Principal Investigator Ministry of Earth Sciences (Government of India) Rs. 50,00,000.00 3 yrs 2014 to 2017 Complete
Mining the genome and metagenome of marine microbiome for pks-nrps biosynthetic gene clusters and bioactive small molecules (In collaboration with Pondicherry University and InStem, Bengaluru) Co-Investigator Department of Biotechnology, Government of India Rs. 180,70,382.00 3 yrs 2016 to 2019 Ongoing
Application of membrane distillation to reduce the cost of the desalination component of polyhydroxybutyratevalerate (bioplastic) production by Haloferax mediterranei utilizing rice-based ethanol industry waste (stillage) Principal Investigator Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, in collaboration with McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada Rs. 10,00,000.00 2 yrs 2017 to 2019 Complete
Production of organic fertilizer by utilizing slaughterhouse wastes and its application for the cultivation of potato and vegetables Principal Investigator Department of Science & Technology, Government of West Bengal Rs. 22,99,600.00 3 years 2018 to 2021 Ongoing
Towards a Sustainable Earth (TaSE) research project Opportunities and trade-offs between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for food, welfare and the environment in deltas Co-Investigator Department of Biotechnology, Government of India Rs. 107,62,800.00 2 yrs 2019 to 2021 Ongoing
Patents (2)
Patent Name Year

Enhanced surface area conico-cylindrical flask (ES-CCF) for biofilm cultivation: US Patent No. US 8,945,917 B2 Inventors: Sreyashi Sarkar, Debashis Roy, Joydeep Mukherjee 2015
Biotechnological production of 2-allyloxyphenol (Applied) 2010
Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (0)
Membership Of Learned Societies (3)

Member, American Phycological Society
Member, American Society for Microbiology
Fellow, West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (0)
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (0)
Session chaired (1)
Program Name Session Title Organised By Venue Year

National Conference on Biodiversity West Bengal Biodiversity Board 2014
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Professional Society Activity (0)
Consultancy work / Testing (1)
Work Title Organization Name Amount Year

Inventorization of plastic product manufacturing and recycling in West Bengal West Bengal Pollution Control Board 1000000 2020
Other Notable Activities (0)