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     Paltu Kumar Dhal

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - Department of Biotechnology
Supervisor(s)  Dr. Pinaki Sar
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2006 :: In progress
AddressRoom no. C 203/1 VSRC, IIT-Kharagpur
Phone+919732695969
Emailpaltubiotech11@gmail.com
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
10WBBSEBengali, English, Physical Science., Life Science., Mathematics, History, Geography1998
12WBCHSEPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology2000
B.Sc.Presidency College, Calcutta UniversityChemistry (H), Mathematics, Physics2003
M.Sc.School Of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj UniversityBiotechnology2005

Research Areas
  • Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbial Bioremediation of Heavy Metals and Radionuclides
  • Bioinformtics
  • Microbiology

Skills
  • DNA isolation and purification from environmental sample, Bacteria and Tissue, fungus.
  • PCR, RFLP fingerprinting, DGGE fingerprinting, ribotyping, agarose
  • PAGE, Gel purification, PCR purification, plasmid isolation, cloning and transformation
  • Restriction digestion and DNA sequencing and sequence analysis
  • Metagenome analysis, Isolation of pure cultures, 16S rRNA gene analysis
  • Anaerobic culture (Coy laboratories), Microbiological techniques,enrichment and isolation
  • Biochemical and 16s rRNA based identification of bacteria
  • PCR-based molecular phylogenic analyses and identification of microbes using ribosomal RNA genes
  • TEM, SEM, XRD, AFM, AAS, XRF, ICP-MS, HPLC, Phase contrast, bright field and fluorescence Imaging
  • Bioninformatics related to genomics specially Skills-BioEdit, MEGA 4.1, Chromas,
  • NCBI tool kit, Ribosomal Database Project tools kit, Greengenes tools
  • Primer 3 for primer design, Computing skills-Platform-Windows, Software packages -MS Office, Adobe P
  • Statistical softwar-SPSS 17 and MVSP
  • Expertise in Phylogenetic analysis in various phylogenetic tool packages.

Awards
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE- 2005)
  • Awarded Scholarships from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India (July 2003-June 2005)
  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2006-2008 by BRNS, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) 2008-2011 by BRNS, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India
  • Selected in All India Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination 2003 (CBEE 2003) for M.Sc (Biotechnology) programme in School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamarja University, India.
  • Awarded second position in MY INOVATION of Kshitij 2011, Annual techno-management festival organized by IIT Kharagpur
  • Graduate student of team INOVATORS who have been chosen to participate in the prestigious 2011 Rice Business Plan Competition
  • Awarded the International Travel Support Scheme from DST for young scientist to 4th Congress of European Microbiogists, FEMS 2011 at Geneva, Switzerland during 26th June to 30th June 2011
  • Awarded the Travel support for attending international conference from DBT (Department of Biotechnology, Govt. Of India) to attend the 4th Congress of European Microbiologists, FEMS 2011 at Geneva,

Teaching Experience
  • Assisted in hands-on training of the workshop on Bioinformatics in Genomics and Proteomics,(P) at Department of Biotechnology, IIT ,Kharagpur  September 22-23.2006, (2 terms)
  • Teaching Assistant in Microbiology, Instrumental Technology (AAS) Dept. of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur,(P) at Department of Biotechnology, IIT ,Kharagpur 2001 to till date (2 terms)
  • Group laeder and Instructor in hands-on training of the workshop on Bioinformatics in Genomics and Proteomics(L) at Department of Biotechnology, IIT ,Kharagpur 2006-2010 (conscutive three years) (1 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Scholarships from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India (July 2003-June 2005)
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) 2006-2008 by BRNS, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India
  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) 2008-2011 by BRNS, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India

Papers Published in Journals
  • 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)
  • Molecular analysis of bacterial community in uranium ores and surroundings soils from bandugurang open cast uranium mine, India A comparative study by Ekramul Islam, Paltu K. Dhal, Sufia K Kazy, Pinaki Sar. Journal of environmetal Science and Health, Part-A 46, 1-10 (2011)
  • Culture independent molecular analysis of bacterial diversity in uranium -ore/-mine waste contaminated and non-contaminated sites from uranium mines by Paltu Kumar Dhal, Ekramul Islam, Sufia K Kazy and PinaKi Sar 3 Biotech 1, 261 (2011)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Microbial diversity in uranium mine areas at Jaduguda, India by Pinaki Sar, P. K Dhal, E. Islam, S. K Kazy International Society of Microbial Ecology-12 (ISME-12) august 17-22, 2008, Cairns, Australia Thursday, August 21, 2008 (2008)
  • Distribution and molecular diversity of microbial communities in uranium mines by Paltu Kumar Dhal, Sufia K Kazy and Pinaki Sar National Conference on Biotechnology and the Environment (NCBE 2010) at National Institute of Technology, Durgapur 4th - 5th October, 2010. (2010)
  • MICROBIAL DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY STRUCTURE WITHIN JADUGUDA URANIUM MINES CULTURE INDEPENDENT MOLECULAR APPROACH by Paltu Kumar Dhal, Sufia K Kazy and Pinaki Sar 51st Annual AMI Conference, 2010 International Symposium on Recent Advance in Cross-disciplinary Microbiology Avenues and Challanges 14th - 17th December, 2010. (2010)

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