Bio-Diversity & Eco-System Research

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (BDER) programme includes a wide array of research opportunities in the domain of sericulture/seribiotechnology inclusive of diversity of silkworm moth, effect of anthropogenic activity in ecosystem and environment on health of microorganism and higher organism within it and restoration of disturbed/polluted ecosystem. Health of ecosystem components including soil, water and air, and remediation of disturbed/polluted ecosystems (such as hydrocarbon polluted fields and wetlands) using biological and chemical methods are being assessed. One of the area of focus under BDER is on understanding the nature of human microbiome and its links with well-being of the human body, and how this knowledge can be translated for microbiome based therapeutics. BDER also includes study of microbial biodiversity of pristine and tea ecosystem, extraction of microbial agents for bioformulation in organic cultivation of commercial crop, tea (Camellia sinensis) and exploration of extracellular antimicrobial metabolites against MRSA, MDR strains, infectious diseases and dermatophytes.

Faculty

Dr. N.C Talukdar

Former Director, IASST
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Dr. Suresh Deka

Hon. Professor
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Dr. (Mrs). Arundhuti Devi

Associate Professor -I
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Dr. M.R Khan

Associate Professor -II
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Dr. Debajit Thakur

Associate Professor -II
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Dr. Rahul Pralhad Hepat

Assistant professor
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