Dr. Subhankar Chatterjee

Associate Professor

Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

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Dr. Subhankar Chatterjee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, School of Life Sciences, in Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India since January 2022. Earlier he has served at the Central University of Himachal Pradesh, H.P. as an Assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences from 2012-2022. He has done his Ph.D. from Bose Institute, Kolkata, and has been awarded a Ph.D. degree in Science from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal in 2007. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Germany, and has nearly five years of postdoctoral experience in India (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata), Germany (Georg-August University of Goettingen, Goettingen), and the USA (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia). He has published more than thirty research articles including book chapters in well reputed international journals in the field of environmental biotechnology/microbiology, and Microbial ecology. He is a recipient of many national and international awards and has more than twenty years of teaching and research experience. Ha has guided two Ph.D. students and more than forty M.Sc. dissertation students successfully. He has completed one CSIR EMR-project, mentored one NPDF, and is currently running a DST-SERB CRG project (as PI) and one ICMR project (as Co-PI). At present, he is working in the field of environmental pollution abatement (pesticides, phthalates, and microplastic), metabolomics, and pursuing his teaching in environmental science and ecology.

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Notable Publications

Sharma, S., Chatterjee, S*. Microplastic Pollution, a Threat to Marine Ecosystem and Human Health: A Short Review. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, (Springer), 2017, 24:21530–21547.

Mahajan, R., Verma, S†., Kushwaha, M†., Singh, D., Akhter, Y*., Chatterjee, S*. Biodegradation of di-n-butyl phthalate by psychrotolerant Sphingobium yanoikuyae strain P4 and protein structural analysis of carboxylesterase involved in the pathway. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (Elsevier), 2019, 122:806-816

Döll, K.†, Chatterjee, S.†, Scheu, S., Karlovsky, P., Rohlfs, M. Fungal metabolic plasticity and sexual development mediate induced resistance to arthropod fungivory. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2013, 280:20131219.

Chatterjee, S., Yi, K., Splivallo, R., Chatterjee, P., Karlovsky, P. Interactions among Filamentous Fungi Aspergillus niger, Fusarium verticillioides and Clonostachys rosea: Effect on Fungal Biomass, Diversity of Secondary Metabolites and Fumonisin Production. BMC Microbiology, (BMC), 2016, 16:83.

Verma, S., Chatterjee, S*. Biodegradation of Profenofos, an acetylcholine esterase inhibitor by a psychrotolerant strain Rahnella sp. PFF2 and degradation pathway analysis. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation (Elsevier), 2021, 158:105169

Awards & Achievements​

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship and Revisit Research fellowship (Germany) (2008-2010, 2015)
DFG (Germany) Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (2011-2012)
Biomedical postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania (USA) (2012)

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