Projects

Completed

  • Study of the microbiology and biochemistry of Tungrymbai – The fermented soybean food of Meghalaya (2008-2010). Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.
  • Comparative analysis of microbial community of Cherrapunjee (degraded land) and Mawsynram sacred grove of Meghalaya (2008-2009). Funding Agency: Department of Information Technology, Govt of India.
  • Characterization of metal tolerant microbes from soils of Domiasiat-Wakhyn area of Meghalaya (2008-2011). Funding Agency: Department of Atomic Energy, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, BARC, Govt. of India.
  • Microclimatic characterization and microbial indicator database creation of Cherrapunjee and adjoining Sacred Groves of Meghalaya (2008-2011). Funding Agency: Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India.
  • Development of web based microbial database (bacteria, actinomycetes and fungi) of North-East India (2008-2014). Funding Agency: Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India.
  • Characterization of microbes by genomic fingerprinting and computer- assisted pattern analysis. (Special focus on microbial diversity (non-cyanobacterial species) of paddy fields in North East, India(2006-2011). Funding Agency: University Grants Commission- under University with Potential for Excellence, Biosciences programme.
  • Isolation, characterization and anti-cancer property of endophytic fungal metabolites from Northeast India ( 2010-2013). Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.
  • Genomic and biochemical activity characterization of bacterial community associated with Tungtap - a traditionally fermented fish product of Meghalaya (2012 – 2015). Funding Agency: University Grants Commission, (UGC), Govt of India
  • Growth kinetics and adaption behavior characterization of cesium and strontium tolerant bacteria (2013 – 2015). Funding Agency: Department of Atomic Energy, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, BARC, Govt. of India.
  • Assessment and Conservation of Microbial Biodiversity in Sacred Groves with Special Reference to plant growth Promoting Bacillus and Related Genera as Influenced by Environmental Degradation (2013 – 2016). Funding Agency: North Eastern Council (NEC), Govt of India.
  • Collection and Molecular Characterization of Mushrooms from Sacred Groves of Meghalaya (2013 – 2016). Department of Science & Technology, SERB, Govt of India.
  • Characterization of probiotics of non-diary origin from Northeast India (2013– 2016). Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology(DBT), Govt. of India.
  • Screening of endophytic fungi having biofuel generation potential from biodiesel plants of Assam (2013 – 2017). Funding Agency: Oil India Limited,Duliajan, Assam.

Ongoing:

  • Studies on upgrading of water quality in coal mining areas of Meghalaya an eastern coal mines by chemisorption and bioremediation towards mitigation of unscientificcoal mining (2014– 2017).Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology(DBT), Govt. of India.
  • Impact Assessment of jhumming on native plants and soil microbiota and restoration of sustainable jhum Agro – Ecosystem in Northeast India (2012 -2017). Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India.
  • Metagenomic and functional characterization of soy-based fermented foods of Northeastern region. Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India.

Collaborative Research:

  • Molecular Biology Division, BARC, Trombay
  • Visva-Bharati Univeristy, Santiniketan
  • IIT Kanpur, Kanpur.
  • NIT, Durgapur.