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     Jose Gilbert J.

Ph.D. fromIIT Kharagpur - Biotechnology
Supervisor(s)  Prof Debabrata Das, Prof Subhabrata Ray
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2009 :: In progress
AddressFermentation lab, Dept of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur
Phone9775578490
Emailjosegilbert2000@gmail.com
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
B.Tech.Anna UniversityIndustrial Biotechnology2008
12TN State BoardScience2004
10TN State BoardScience2002

Research Areas
  • Photofermentative Biohydrogen production, Photobioreactor designing
  • Metabolic engineering of organisms towards higher productivity
  • Purification and characterization of pigments from photo-fermentative bacteria

Skills
  • Bioreactor construction, modelling and evaluation
  • Handling of obligate anaerobes, facultative organisms and photosynthetic organisms
  • Desing and operation of continuous stirred tank reactors, packed bed bioreactors
  • Fermentor skills-Bioengineering 3.7L, NBS, Scigenics-3.7, 10 L, Customized- 20L, 800L packed bed
  • Design of Airlift, Bubble column, Flat panel reactors for carbon capture
  • Design and operation of continuous stirred tank reactors, packed bed bioreactors
  • Overexpression and purification of proteins
  • Purification of photosynthetic membrane proteins (anaerobic)
  • Chromatography techniques-TLC, GC, HPLC, Ion Exchange, Gel filtration, Affinity, HIC
  • Mass purification of pigments by HPTLC, HPLC, Column chromatography
  • Characterization of pigments and other fermentation metabolites by GC/MS, LC/MS, FTIR and NMR
  • Fluorescence, Confocal, Atomic force and Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Softwares- C, Matlab, Origin, DOE in Minitab, AutoCAD
  • Bioreactor designing for 3D Tissue Engineering
  • Handling of obligate anaerobes, facultative organisms and photosynthetic organisms, methanogens

Awards
  • Indian Academy of Science Summer Research Fellowship-2007
  • TIFR-VSRP-2007
  • (Former) Guiness World Records- Stamps from Most Countries (192)
  • GATE 2009, 98.37 percentile
  • CSIR-SRF 2011
  • DST Travel Grant 2011

Experience
  • TIFR-VSRP, MutH-UvrD protein-protein interaction studies during Post Translational DNA repair mechanism in E.coli by physicochemical methods May-July 2007
  • JRF Sep2008-Sep2010, Photofermentative Hydrogen Production in a Photobioreactor
  • SRF Sep2010 till now, Photofermentative Hydrogen Production in a Photobioreactor

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Indian Academy of Sciences-Summer Research Fellowship 2007
  • JRF/DRDO
  • SRF/DRDO
  • SRF/CSIR 2011

Papers Published in Journals
  • Recent trends on the development of photobiological processes and photobioreactors for the improvement of hydrogen production by Dasgupta CN, Gilbert JJ, Lindblad P, Heidorn T, Borgvang SA, Skjanes K, Das D Int J Hydrogen Energy 35, 10218-38 (2010)
  • Hydrogen production using Rhodobacter sphaeroides (O.U. 001) in a flat panel rocking photobioreactor by Gilbert JJ, Ray S and Das D Int J Hydrogen Energy 36, 3434-41 (2011)
  • Improvement of biohydrogen production by Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08 under by Khanna M, Kotay SM, Gilbert JJ, Das D J Biotechnol 152, 9-15 (2011)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Performance of different photo-bioreactors for the improvement of hydrogen production using Rhodobacter sphaeroides (OU001) by Gilbert JJ, Ray S and Das D Asian Congress on Biotechnology, May 11-15, 2011- Shanghai, China E1403 (2011)
  • A SILK BASED IN VITRO TUMOR MODEL UTILIZING PERFUSION BIOREACTOR by Sarmistha Talukdar, Jose Gilbert, S. C. Kundu International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 00 (2011)

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721 302, INDIA
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