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     Ekramul Islam

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - Department of Biotechnology
Supervisor(s)  Dr. Pinaki Sar
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2006 :: In progress
AddressDepartment of Biotechnology, IIT-Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
12W.B.C.H.S.EHigher Secondary1997
B.Sc.The University of BurdwanZoology (H), Botany, Chemistry2000
M.Sc.The University of BurdwanZoology2002
M.Tech.Jadavpur UniversityBiotechnology2005

Research Areas
  • Environmental microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Metagenomics
  • Geomicrobiology

  • Nucleic acid (DNA, RNA and plasmid) isolation from bacteria, soil, water
  • Cloning and transformation
  • Preparation and analysis of genomic libraries
  • Identification of microorganisms by 16S rRNA gene analysis
  • Isolation of pure cultures
  • Phylogenetic and metagenomic analyses
  • Amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis (ARDRA)
  • Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis
  • Real time quantitative PCR (qPCR) cDNA preparation
  • Microbe metal interaction analysis

  • Awarded Junior and Sinior Research Fellowship by Council of scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Junior and Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR

Papers Published in Journals
  • Uranium and other heavy metal resistance and accumulation in bacteria isolated from uranium mine wastes. by Choudhary, S., Islam, E., Kazy, S.K., Sar, P. J. Environ. Sci. Health. Part A.  (In press) (2011)
  • Molecular assessment on impact of uranium ore contamination in soil bacterial diversity by Islam, E., Sar, P. Int. Biodeter. Biodegr 65, 1043-1051 (2011)
  • Molecular analysis of bacterial communities in uranium ores and surrounding soils from Banduhurang open cast uranium mine, India a comparative study by Islam, E., Dhal, P.K., Kazy, S.K., Sar, P. J. Environ. Sci. Health. Part A. 46, 271-280 (2011)
  • Culture -dependent and -independent molecular analysis of bacterial community within uranium ore by Islam, E., Sar, P. Journal of Basic Microbiology 51, 372-384 (2011)
  • Culture-independent molecular analysis of bacterial diversity in uranium-ore/-mine waste-contaminated and non-contaminated sites from uranium mines by Dhal, P.K., Islam, E.., Kazy, S.K., Sar, P 3Biotech 1, 261-272 (2011)
  • Molecular analysis of microbial community structure and diversity in contaminated and non contaminated sites of uranium mine area at jaduguda, India. by Pinaki Sar, P. K Dhal, E. Islam, S. K Kazy Advanced Materials Research 21, 413-416 (2007)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Composition and diversity of microbial communities from an uranium mine area, India- prospect for bioremediation by Ekramul Islam and P. Sar International conference on emerging technology in environmental science and engineering, 26-28th October, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India Conference proceeding, p646-653 (2009)
  • Poster title-Microbial diversity in uranium mine areas at Jaduguda, India by Pinaki Sar, P. K Dhal, E. Islam, S. K Kazy India. The 12th international symposium on microbial ecology (ISME12). Cairns, Australia August 17-22, (2008)

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