Dr. Mahuya Mukhopadhyay

M.Sc. Ph.D. (C.U.)

Assistant Professor

Department of Microbiology

About me

Email ID : moumahuya1@yahoo.com
Educational Qualifications : M.Sc. Ph.D
Appointment : WBES (2006)
Teaching : UG and PG courses from 2006 till date and PG Diploma in Food and Drug Safety from 2011 till date
Subjects taught: General and Environmental Microbiology, Cell Biology, Ecology and Biodiversity, Plant Pathology, Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tissue Culture, Mendelian Genetics,  Mycology, Microscopy
Area of Research:
1. Production of Polyhydroxy alkanoates by Phototrophic bacteria
2. Application of Phototrophic Prokaryotes in waste management
3. Application of Phototrophic Prokaryotes in Fish feed production
 4. Microbiology of Fruit Juices
5. Microbiology of Indian Currency
 6. Microbial Endophytes Isolated from Medicinal and food crops.
Research Projects handled:
i) Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates by Phototrophic Bacteria – Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi
ii) UGC Sponsored Minor Research Project on Production of SCP and carbohydrate by purple non sulfur photosynthetic bacteria utilizing conventional substrates and waste materials
iii) Microbial Ecology of East Kolkata Wetlands (2010-2012)
 Departmental Project funded by UGC( under CPE Scheme)
Special Interest/Hobbies: Avid Birder, passionate nature lover and loves to travel to ‘less travelled by’ places and Reading


Book Publication: Potentials of Purple non sulfur phototrophic Bacteria:  Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing International, ISBN No. 978-3-8443-1242-3
Some selected publications
1. Production of Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) and Poly (3-Hydroxybutyrate –co-hydroxyvalerate) by Rhodopseudomonas palustris SP5212. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotecnology, 2005, 21: 765-769.
2. Microbial contamination of Street vended fruit juices in Kolkata city, Internet Journal of Food safety, 2011, Vol. 13, 1-5 ISSN 1930-0670.
3. Treatment of Domestic and Industrial Waste water by Purple non sulfur Bacteria in Kolkata, Science Journal :Lady Brabourne College, 2012 Page no. 40-45, ISSN: 2319-6858.
4. Production of polyhydroxy alkanotes by Rhodopseudomonas palustris: Effect of some waste materials and toxic substances, Journal of Advanced Microbiology, 2014, Page no. 313-321ISSN: 2349-7785.
5. Microbial contamination of Indian Currency Notes and Coins in Kolkata, West Bengal: A Survey, International Journal of Scientific research, 2015, Page no. 40-42, 2277-8179.
6. Efficiency of thermal and non thermal methods in reducing the microbial load of street vended freshly squeezed sweet lime juices, Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and environmental sciences, 2018, 20: Page No. S236-S240, ISSN: 0972-3005.