Dr. Kaushik Bhattacharjee

Dr. Kaushik Bhattacharjee
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Research Interest: Lithic Microbiology, Actinomycetes, Geomicrobiology, Biogeoinformatics, Biological Database Designing.

Educational Qualifications:

  • B.Sc (Hons.), Gauhati University, Guwahati.
  • B.Sc in Biotechnology, G.G.University, Bilaspur.
  • M.Sc in Microbiology , Dr.M.G.R.University, Chennai (Distinction and Silver Medal).
  • GATE 2010.
  • Ph.D (Biotechnology & Bioinformatics), North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong.

Every process occurring in our biosphere is touched by the seemingly endless capacity of microbes to transform the world around them. Microbial communities not only are key players in maintaining environmental stability and the health of individual plants and animals, but also live in extreme temperatures, pressures and pH levels in which no other organisms can survive. My present area of research is the diversity of extremophilic bacteria and their bioactive compound production potentials. Despite their great importance, very limited studies have been performed in the field of lithic bacterial diversity till now.

In addition to this I also worked the development of "Development of Web Based Microbial Database (Fungi, Bacteria and Actinomycetes) of North-East India", i.e., NEMiD. Here I am involved in the designing and development of biological database (in collaboration with IITK, Kanpur) as well as in the isolation, identification and characterization of Actinomycetes. I am also working in the field of Geoinformatics and its use in the field of Microbiology