Associate 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 (0)
Journal Papers Published (4)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Antibiotic production by a marine isolate (MS310) in an ultra low speed rotating disk bioreactor Springer 2009 Third Author -
Purification and characterization of a collagenolytic enzyme from a pathogen of the Great Barrier Reef sponge, Rhopaloides odorabile Public Library of Science (PLoS), USA 2009 First Author -
Production of a potentially novel antimicrobial compound by a biofilm-forming marine Streptomyces sp. in a niche-mimic rotating disk bioreactor Springer 2009 Third Author -
A tropical marine microbial natural products geobibliography as an example of desktop exploration of current research using web visualization tools MDPI, Switzerland 2008 First Author -
Books Published (0)
Awarded By Award Name Year

Government of India Biotechnology Overseas Associateship of the Department of Biotechnology 2007
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (1)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Debashish Ghosh Bioprospecting of microorganisms of the Indian Sundarbans for industrial enzymes X Complete 2005
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (0)
Project Works (5)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Screening of marine microorganisms from the Bay of Bengal for the production of antibiotics and enzymes Principle Investigator AICTE 525000 3 yrs 2001 to 2004 Complete
Development of a bioprocess and screening of marine microorganisms for the production of novel bioactive compounds Principle Investigator DST (Government of India) 725000 3 yrs 2002 to 2005 Complete
Development of antibiotic lead compounds from marine actinobacteria as potential new generation antibotics Principle Investigator CSIR 1600000 3 yrs 2005 to 2008 Complete
Marine cyanobacteria of the Sundarbans-a novel source of antibiotic lead compounds Principle Investigator UGC 625000 3yrs 2006 to 2009 Complete
Establishing the ultra low speed rotating disk bioreactor (RDBR) as a niche-mimic reactor for cultivation of biofilm-forming marine/estuarine microorganisms Principle Investigator DBT, Government of India 3500000 3 yrs 2009 to 2012 Ongoing
Patents (2)
Patent Name Year

Biotechnological production of 2-allyloxyphenol (Applied) 2010
Novel Enhanced Surface Area Conico-Cylindrical Flask (ES-CCF) for Biofilm Cultivation filed by CSIR and published US Patent application (No.13/111,022): Inventors: Sreyashi Sarkar, Debashis Roy and Joydeep Mukherjee
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 (0)
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