The Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) is a premier research institution in the Indian subcontinent. In true justification of our name, we are dedicated to carry out integrated research in classical as well as emerging areas of microbiology. Our aim is to obtain fundamental scientific insights, and also to develop novel technologies from these. While browsing through our website, you will find that our researchers have achieved both national and international recognition for their accomplishments.
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Dr. Suresh Korpole
Yeasts and Patent Depositary
: Head.email@example.com : 01726665705
Dr. P. Anil Kumar
Senior Scientist: Bacteria/ Phototrophic bacteria
: Apinnaka@imtech.res.in : 01726665728
: Venkat@imtech.res.in : 01726665749
Dr. S. Krishnamurthi
Deepika Pal, Navjot Kaur, Sarabjit Kaur Sudan, Bhavna Bisht, Srinivasan Krishnamurthi & Shanmugam Mayilraj (2018). Acidovorax kalamii sp. nov., isolated from a water sample of the river Ganges. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 68, 1719-1724.
Sarabjit Kaur Sudan, Deepika Pal, Bhavna Bisht, Narender Kumar, Vasvi Chaudhary, Prabhu Patil, Girish Sahni, Shanmugam Mayilraj & Srinivasan Krishnamurthi (2018). Pseudomonas fluv- ialis sp. nov., a novel member of the genus Pseudomonas isolated from the river Ganges, India. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 68, 402-408.
Deepika Pal, Ayanka Bhardwaj, Sarabjeet Kour Sudan, Navjot Kaur, Munesh Kumari, Bhawana Bisht, Bhawna Vyas, Srinivasan Krishnamurthi & Shanmugam Mayilraj (2018). Thaurea propionica isolated from a downstream sediment sample of the river Ganges, Kanpur, India. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 68 341-346.
Deepika Pal, Ayanka Bhardwaj, Navjot Kaur, Sarabjeet Kour Sudan, Bhawana Bisht, Munesh Kumari, Bhawna Vyas, Srinivasan Krishnamurthi & Shanmugam Mayilraj (2018). Fictibacillus aquaticus sp. nov., isolated from downstream river water. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 68, 160-164.
Ashish Verma, Yash Pal, Anup Kumar Ojha, Harald Gruber-Vodicka, Peter Schumann, Syed G. Dastager, Srikrishna Subramanian, Shanmugam Mayilraj & Srinivasan Krishnamurthi (2017). Examination into the taxonomic position of Bacillus thermotolerans Yang et al., 2013, proposal for its reclassification into a new genus and species Quasibacillus thermotolerans gen. nov., comb. nov. and reclassification of B. encimensis Dastager et al., 2015 as a later heterotypic synonym of B. badius. Syst Appl Microbiol. 40, 411-422.
Ashish Verma, Anup Kumar Ojha, Yash Pal, Parveen Kumari, Peter Schumann, Harald Gruber-Vodicka, Syed G. Dastager, Rameshkumar Natarajan, Shanmugam Mayilraj & Srinivasan Krishnamurthi (2017). An investigation into the taxonomy of “Bacillus aminovorans” and its reclassification to the genus Domibacillus as Domibacillus aminovorans sp. nov. Syst Appl Microbiol. 40 , 458-467.
Ashish Verma: SRF
Yash Pal: SRF
Pooja Yadav: JRF
Poonam Kumari: SRF
Joyashree Das: JRF
Praveen Kumar: JRF
Anup Kumar Jha: Project Assistant
: Kmurthi@imtech.res.in : 0172666748
Dr. Nithya Vadakedath
Microbial diversity, Whole genome sequencing and genotyping, Genetic engineering, Drug discovery
Dr. Nithya Vadakedath is a molecular microbiologist. Her research interest is to study bacterial diversity and identify their functionality via (meta-) genome analyses as well as to develop rational, directed screening techniques to discover novel microbial species and metabolites with application potentials. Her focus is also on the application of emerging synthetic biology and genetic engineering approaches to produce new complex and high-value-added compounds for the pharmaceutical sector. She is involved in projects related to human microbiota and its functional role in health and diseases, and bioremediation of hazardous chemicals by microbes and understand how they adapt to these environments and metabolize the toxic chemicals using omics-based approaches.
Ebenezer TE, Zoltner M, Burrell A, Nenarokova A, Vanclová AMGN, Prasad B, Soukal P, Santana-Molina C, O’Neill E, Nankissoor NN, Nithya V, Daiker V, et al. (2019). Transcriptome, proteome and draft genome of Euglena gracilis. BMC Biol, 17:11.
Nithya V, Halami PM (2019). Characterization and mode of action of a potent bio-preservative from food-grade Bacillus licheniformis MCC 2016. Prep Biochem Biotechnol, 49(4):334-343.
Prasad B, Lein W, General T, Lindenberger CP, Buchholz R, Nithya V (2019). Stable nuclear transformation of rhodophyte species Porphyridium purpureum: advanced molecular tools and an optimized method. Photosynth Res, 140(2):173-188.
Nithya V, Prakash M, Halami PM (2018) Utilization of industrial waste for production of bio-preservative from Bacillus licheniformis Me1 and its application in milk and milk-based food products. Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins, 10(2):228-235.
Prasad B, Nithya V, Jeong HJ, General T, Man-Gi Cho, Lein W (2014) Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated genetic transformation of haptophytes (Isochrysis species). J Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 98(20):8629-8639.
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: Nithya@imtech.res.in : 01726665747
Dr. Dhan Prakash
Senior Technical Officer (Molecular Characterization : Bacteria, Yeast & Fungi)
: Dhan@imtech.res.in : 01726665730
Dr. S Muthukrishnan
Senior Technical Officer (Bioinformatics/Data Center)
: Muthu@imtech.res.in : 01726665725
Mr. Sumit Mittal
Technical Officer,Bacteria division
: Sumit@imtech.res.in : 01726665701
Dr. Hariom Kushwaha
Technical Officer, Identification services
: Hariom@imtech.res.in : 01726665701, 703
Yeast and IDA
: Lamsar@imtech.res.in : 01726665736
Mr. Upendra Singh
: Upen@imtech.res.in : 01726665702
Mr. Malkit Singh
: Malkit@imtech.res.in : 01726665167
Ms. Girja Ditya
: Girja@imtech.res.in : 0172666725
Senior Technician(Yeast Section)
: Renu@imtech.res.in : 01726665724
Mr. Ramesh Singh
: Ramesh@imtech.res.in : 0172666725
Ms. Kavita Kumari
: Kavita@imtech.res.in : 01726665151