Punyasloke Bhadury

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


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

Awards and Honors:

  1. SwarnaJayanti Fellowship Award from DST, Govt of India (2018)
  2. Editorial Board Member from IOP Science (2018)
  3. Editorial Board Member from Scientific Reports (2016)
  4. Editorial Board Member from Journal of Genetics (2014)
  5. Horseshoe Crab Specialist Group from International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (2012)
  6. IUGS Hutchinson Travel Award from International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) (2012)
  7. Indian Arctic Expedition Leader from Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India (2010)
  8. PML International PhD Scholarship from Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom (2002)
  9. DFID Scholarship from Department For International Development, United Kingdom (2001)

Selected Publications:

  1. Mukherjee, Ishita; Ghosh, Anwesha; Bhadury, Punyasloke and De, Priyadarshi. 2019."Matrix assisted antibacterial activity of polymer conjugates with pendant antibiotics, bioactive and biopassive moieties." Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 7, 3007-3018
  2. Ghosh, Anwesha and Bhadury, Punyasloke. 2018."Exploring biogeographic patterns of bacterioplankton communities across global estuaries." MicrobiologyOpen, 10, e741
  3. Singh, Tarkeshwar and Bhadury, Punyasloke. 2018."Distribution patterns of marine planktonic cyanobacterial assemblages in transitional marine habitats using 16S rRNA phylogeny." Phycological Research, 66, 189-198
  4. Sen, Areen and Bhadury, Punyasloke. 2017."Intertidal foraminifera and stable isotope geochemistry from world’s largest mangrove, Sundarbans: assessing a multiproxy approach for studying changes in sea-level." Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 192, 128-136
  5. Mukherjee, Ishita; Ghosh, Anwesha; Bhadury, Punyasloke and De, Priyadarsi. 2017."Side-chain amino acid based cationic antibacterial polymers: investigating the morphological switching of polymer treated bacterial cell." ACS Omega, 2, 1633-1644

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