Dr Tushar Kaushik

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Name : Dr. Vikram B. Lanjekar

Designation : Technical Officer – B

Job Description :

  • Ecology & Physiology of methanogenic archaea, anaerobic bacteria and anaerobic fungi; Biomass to biomethanation, bioethanol, biohydrogen, biobutanol, etc; human and rumen gut microbiota and health dynamics;
  • Training staff and students in anaerobic microbiology
  • Culture collection of anaerobic bacteria, methanogenic archaea and anaerobic fungi as MCM activity
  • Projects, consultancies and technical services to industries and institutes

Contact Details :

02025325113; 9325643132; 7741909995

  • Ph.D. Microbiology

Publications- 15/ Patents-1/ Book chapters- 4/

DST-SERB Young scientist project-1/

Citations-363; h-index- 8; i10-index- 6

Awards- 4

  • Tiwari S, Avchar R, Arora R, Lanjekar VB, Dhakephalkar PK, Dagar SS, Baghela A (2020). Xylanolytic and Ethanologenic Potential of Gut Associated Yeasts from Different Species of Termites from India. Mycobiology, 1-11
  • Hanafy RA, Lanjekar VB, Dhakephalkar PK, Callaghan TM, Dagar SS, Griffith GW, Elshahed MS, Youssef NH (2020). Seven new Neocallimastigomycota genera from fecal samples of wild, zoo-housed, and domesticated herbivores: Description of Ghazallomycesconstrictus nov., sp. nov., Aklioshbomycespapillarum gen. nov., sp. nov., Agriosomyceslongus gen. nov., sp. nov., Capellomycesforaminis gen. nov., sp. nov. and Capellomyceselongatus sp. nov., Joblinomycesapicalis gen. nov., sp. nov., Khoyollomycesramosus gen. nov., sp. nov., and Tahromycesmunnarensis gen. nov., sp. nov. Mycologia (Joshi A, Lanjekar V B, Dhakephalkar P K, Callaghan TM, Griffith GW and Dagar S S (2018). Liebetanzomycespolymorphus gen. et sp. nov., a new anaerobic fungus (Neocallimastigomycota) isolated from the rumen of a goat. MycoKeys 40, 89.
  • Joshi A, Lanjekar V B, Dhakephalkar P K, and Dagar S S (2018). Cultivation of multiple genera of hydrogenotrophic methanogens from different environmental niches Anaerobe50, 64-68.
  • ShettyD J, KshirsagarP, Tapadia S, LanjekarV B, SinghS K and Dhakephalkar P K (2017). Alkali pretreatment at ambient temperature: a promising method to enhance biomethanation of rice straw. Bioresource Technology 226; 80–88.
  • Lanjekar V B, Deshpande M G, Padmanabhan G, Dnyansagar V R, Ranade D R, Dhakephalkar P K (2016). Development of a Bioprocess to Reduce Pathogenic Load and Malodor of Human Night Soil. South Asian J ExpBiol; 5 (6): 251-257.
  • Lanjekar V B, Marathe N P, Shouche Y S and Ranade D R (2015). Clostridium punense nov., an obligate anaerobic bacteria isolated from human faeces. Int J SystEvolMicrobiol 65, 4749–4756.
  • Lanjekar V B,Marathe N P, Shouche Y S and Ranade D R (2014). Megasphaera indica nov., an obligate anaerobic bacteria isolated from human faeces. Int J SystEvolMicrobiol, 64: 7, 2250-2256.
  • Shetty S A., Marathe N P., Lanjekar V B, Ranade D Rand Shouche Y S (2013) Comparative genome analysis of Megasphaera reveals niche specialization and its potential role in the human gut. PLOS ONE8(11),e79353.
  • Marathe N P, Shetty S, Lanjekar V B, Ranade D R and Shouche Y S (2012). Changes in human gut flora with age: an Indian familial study. BMC Microbiol, 12: 222, 1-10.
  • Patent Application No: 2072/MUM/2012; Entitled “Degradation of human faeces, reduction in mal odour formation and inhibition of entero-pathogens by ARI consortium: Quantitative evaluation study” Inventors: Ranade D R, Dhakephalkar P K, Lanjekar V B, Deshpande M G,Padmanabhan G and Dnyansagar R V.