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     Balaram Mohapatra

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology (IIT)- Kharagpur - Department of Biotechnology
Supervisor(s)  Dr. Pinaki Sar
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2012 :: In progress
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Sc.Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT-ICAR), BhubaneswarMicrobiology2011
B.Sc.Utkal UniversityBotany2009
12Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), OrissaScience2006
10Board of Secondary Education (BSE), OrissaBasic2004

Research Areas
  • Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbial bioremediation of Heavy metals (As) in Ground water system
  • Industrially important bioactive potential of Microorganisms
  • Physiological and metabolic characterization of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR)

  • Taxonomic characterization of microbes from diverse environments
  • Metabolic characterization of microbes for their bioactive potentials
  • Molecular analysis of Functional genes
  • Biochemical estimation and assay of microbial biomolecules
  • Bioinformatical analysis of sequences of DNA and Proteins

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2012
  • Sripati Jena yuva prativa samman, Odisha, 2011
  • Dayanidhi Mani sresth medha samman, 2011
  • Ideal students Awards, Puri, 2010
  • Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) fellow award 2009
  • Best Poster presentation at nation conference on Utilization of microbes for sustainable development, conducted by DST, Govt. of India
  • Best presentation award at Jagadish bose science talent search on Biotechnology- Trends, techniques and transgenics, by JBNSTS, Kolkata
  • University Gold medal for 1st rank in M.Sc, Microbiology, OUAT-ICAR, 2011
  • DST INSPIRE Fellowship- 2012, DST, Govt of India
  • Qualified ICAR-NET, 2013-14

  • Worked as SRF on Strategic enhancement of adaptation capacity to climate change in vulnerable regions at CRRI, Cuttack
  • Research experience on Alkaline and cold active lipases from microorganisms associated with marine sponges at IMMT-CSIR, Bhubaneswar
  • Research Fellow at OUAT-ICAR and worked on Metabolic characterization and Plant growth promoting potential of microbes isolated from heavy mineral deposited sites of Indian Rare Earth ltd, Ganjam
  • Had research experience on Antagonistic effects of Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) on human enteric pathogens isolated from local curd samples

Teaching Experience
  • Science(T) at Satyam coaching for science One Year (1 terms)
  • Plant Science(P) at S.C.S (A) college Three months (1 terms)
  • Plant Science(L) at S.C.S (A) college Six months (1 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • DST-INSPIRE fellowship by DST, Govt. of India
  • World bank (NAIP Scheme) research fellowship (2011-2012)
  • ICAR NET 2013-14

Papers Published in Journals
  • Biofertilizers- A gateway to sustainable agriculture by Balaram Mohapatra, Deepak kumar Verma Popular Kheti 1(4), 97-106 (2014)
  • Bioplastics- The future in our hands by Balaram Mohapatra, Pradipta ranjan Rauta Biotecnika 1(1), 65-68, December (2013)
  • Probiotics and health benefits- A way to replace daily benefits, Microbial lipase- A wonder bioproduct and Sponge associated microbes and its biotechnological potential by Balaram Mohapatra Biotech articles e- journal 4 (2013)
  • Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria by Balaram Mohapatra e sci ISSN 2342124X 5th, 4-8 (2014)
  • Stem cell transplantation-A unique breakthrough in recent times by Balaram Mohapatra Journal-Biotech rings 1(4), 39-41 (2014)
  • Probiotics- the other way of medicine and its health benefits by Balaram Mohapatra Microbiology world e magazine- ISSN 2350 - 8774 5, 30-33 (2014)
  • Drought resistant crops- life saver- a transgenic approach for farmers by Balaram Mohapatra, Joyjyoti das, Deepak k. Verma and B.B Panda Popular kheti, 2321-0001 2 (2), 158-164 (2014)
  • MCQ - Agricultural Microbiology by D.K.Verma, Balaram Mohapatra Book, ISBN 978-93-84007-26-3, scientific international pvt ltd 1 (2014)
  • PGPR- as a sustainable way of organic agriculture by Balaram Mohapatra, Deepak K. Verma, Himanshu S Dutta, Bipin B. Panda International journal of microbiology and allied sciences 1(2), 16-25 (2014)

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