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Dr. Sanyal's research aims to understand the microbial influence on global biogeochemical cycles, with a special interest in microbe-mineral interaction. Dr. Santonu K Sanyal obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Microbiology from the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide. His Ph.D. project was entitled 'Analyzing Microbial Diversity on Metal Rich (especially Gold) Environments'. Dr. Sanyal received the Dean's commendation for his doctoral thesis and he was also a recipient of the prestigious ASI Scholarship for his doctoral research. He also obtained a B.S (Hon’s) degree in Microbiology with Deans Award (2012) and M.S (2014) in Microbiology from The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Research interests

  • Geomicrobiology: Microbial Influence on the heavy-metals biogeochemistry
  • Microbe-Mineral Interaction
  • Bacterial Antimicrobial Resistance, Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Geo-microbiology, Ph.D. , : Microbial Communities in Metal Rich Environments - A Quest for Development of Sustainable Bio mining Technologies, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 31 Jul 2020

Research area keywords

  • Geo-microbiology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Microbial ecology
  • Molecular microbiology

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