Mrs. Saranya Balu, currently working as a Senior Research Assistant under DBT, Govt. of West Bengal funding project- “Bioremediation of Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Sundarbans by application of phototrophic biofilms”. She holds a Bachelor degree in Biochemistry (2011) from University of Mysore, Karnataka and completed her Masters in Biochemistry (2013) from Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu. She was working as a Senior Research Fellow in ICAR funded project titled “Network project on High Value compound and phytochemicals” at ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kerala. She has published a paper titled, “Turmeric and cinnamon dominate in antioxidant potential among four major spices” in Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops and awarded with H.S.Mehta Memorial award for Best oral presentation in SYMAC viii (2015) for the same. Her current work includes isolation of phototrophic biofilms from Sundarbans and their effect on bioremediation of poly aromatic hydrocarbons.Also estimation of ployaromatic hydrocarbons in water and soils fromSundarbans regions.
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