Punyasloke Bhadury

Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences (DBS)
E-mail: pbhadury [at] iiserkol.ac.in
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Research Interest:

    My research is focused on unraveling complexity of biological systems, particularly from coastal (e.g. mangroves) and deep-sea environments using taxonomic and molecular tools (e.g. DNA barcoding) and the role of environmental factors including nutrients (e.g. carbon and nitrogen) in shaping structure and function of biological systems from these environments. I also investigate the cellular and physiological response of marine microbial communities including photosynthetic microbial eukaryotes [e.g. phytoplankton] under ocean acidification scenarios using genomics and integrative taxonomic approaches. I also explore the functional roles of microbial communities such as arsenite oxidizing bacteria in arsenic biogeochemical cycling.For further information please visit our lab webpage pbhadury.googlepages.com

Academic Background:
  1. M.Sc. (Marine Resource Development and Protection), School of Life Sciences (Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom), 2002
  2. Ph.D. (Biological Sciences), Plymouth Marine Laboratory (University of Plymouth), 2005

  1. Junior Scientist, Plymouth Marine Applications Limited, United Kingdom (2006 - 2006)
  2. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University, USA (2006 - 2008)
  3. Scientist-C, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India (2008 - 2008)
  4. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )

Awards and Honors:
  1. DFID Scholarship from Department For International Development, United Kingdom (2001)
  2. PML International PhD Scholarship from Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom (2002)
  3. Indian Arctic Expedition Leader from Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India (2010)
  4. IUGS Hutchinson Travel Award from International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) (2012)
  5. Horseshoe Crab Specialist Group from International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (2012)
  6. Editorial Board Member from Journal of Genetics (2014)
  7. Editorial Board Member from Scientific Reports (2016)

Selected Publications:
  1. Samanta, Brajogopal and Bhadury, Punyasloke. 2016. "A comprehensive framework for functional diversity patterns of marine chromophytic phytoplankton using rbcL phylogeny." Scientific Reports, 6, 20783
  2. Land, Peter E; Shutler, Jamie D; Findlay, Helen S; Girard-Ardhuin, Fanny; Sabia, Roberto; Reul, Nicolas; Piolle, Jean-Francois; Chapron, Bertrand; Quilfen, Yves; Salisbury, Joseph; Vandemark, Douglas; Bellerby, Richard and Bhadury, Punyasloke. 2015. "Salinity from space unlocks satellite-based monitoring of ocean acidification." Environmental Science and Technology, 49, 1987-1994
  3. Ghosh, Devanita; Bhadury, Punyasloke and Routh, Joyanto. 2014. "Diversity of arsenite oxidizing bacterial communities in arsenic-rich deltaic aquifers in West Bengal, India." Frontiers in Microbiology, 605, 1-14