Sponsored research projects of last ten years –

Bioremediation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons in the Sundarbans by application of phototrophic biofilms

Sponsored by: Department of Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal

Amount: Rs. 24,84,020/-

Duration: 2018-2021

Production of organic fertilizer by utilizing slaughterhouse wastes and its application for the cultivation of potato and vegetables

Sponsored by:Department of Science & Technology, Government of West Bengal

Amount: Rs. 22,99,600/-

Duration: 2018-2021

Application of membrane distillation to reduce the cost of the desalination component of polyhydroxybutyratevalerate (bioplastic) production by Haloferaxmediterranei utilizing rice-based ethanol industry waste (stillage)

Sponsored by: Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, in collaboration with Prof. Raja Ghosh, Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Amount: Rs. 10,00,000.00

Duration: 2017-2019

Mining the genome and metagenome of marine microbiome for pks-nrps biosynthetic gene clusters and bioactive small molecules.A coordinated R&D initiative in marine genomics.

Sponsored by: Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.

Amount:   Rs.17642800.00 (in collaboration with Dr. J. Selvin and Dr. P. K. Vemula)

Duration: 2016-2019

Identification of eight obligately halophilic cyanobacteria of the Sundarbans and molecular characterization of the antimicrobial compounds therefrom

Sponsored by: Ministry of Earth Sciences (Government of India) sponsored national research programme “Drugs from Sea”

Amount : Rs. 50,00,000.00 (Jointly with Dr. Jaisankar of IICB, Kolkata)

Duration : 2013-2016

Taxonomy, collagenolytic enzyme characterization and identification of virulence genes of a marine sponge pathogen

Sponsored by : Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Amount : Rs. 25,00,000.00

Duration : 2012-2015

Application of halophilic and halotolerant bacteria for the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates from vinasse

Sponsored by : Department of Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal

Amount : Rs. 19,00,000.00

Duration : 2011-2014

Establishing the ultra low speed rotating disk bioreactor (RDBR) as a niche-mimic reactor for cultivation of biofilm-forming marine/estuarine microorganisms

Sponsored by: Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

Amount : Rs. 34,50,000.00

Duration : 2009-2012