Microbiome research group at CSIR-NCL, India

Head, National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (NCIM)
Biochemical Sciences Division
National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL)
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan
Pune 411 008, Maharashtra, INDIA
E Mail- msdharne@gmail.com Alt- ms.dharne@ncl.res.in 

Phone (Lab) +91-20-25902456;Fax- +91-20-25902671

Research areas- Microbiology and Biotechnology

Specific interests- Microbial Bioprospecting, Gut bacteria, Microbial resources and OMICS

Current members of the group:

Dr. MAHESH DHARNE (Group leader and PI)

-Dr. Monika Dhote (CSIR-RA), From Oct 2014, Ph.D. Biotechnology, CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur, India

-Mr. Gajanan Mehetre (CSIR-SRF), From Jan 2013, M.Sc. Biotechnology, Dr. BAMU, Aurangabad, Ind.
-Mr. Kushal Gohil (CSIR-JRF), From Aug 2014, M.Sc. Microbiology, SPU, Anand, India
-Ms. Priya Neurgaonkar (PAII), From Nov 2014, M.Sc. Microbiology, University of Pune, Pune, India
-Ms. Tejali Naik (PA-II), From June 2015, M.Sc. Microbiology, University of Pune, Pune, India

Alumni/ past students
-Mr. Nilesh Kolhe (PAII) Jan 2013 to Mar 2014, M.Sc. Microbiology, University of Pune, India.
-Ms. Vidya Sonalkar (PA II), Jan 2013- May 2015, M.Sc. Microbiology, SRTMU, Nanded, India
-Mrs. Sneha Karia (PAII), June 2014- Mar 2015, M.Sc. Microbiology, RDU, Jabalpur, India

Open positions (email queries will be only entertained)
Please contact for dissertation project (minimum 5 months, full time)
Based on funding availability, I support the candidates having M.Sc. Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics for CSIR, ICMR, DBT, INSPIRE fellowships.

Funding in laboratory:
CSIR India- 12th FYP grant (2012-2017)
DST-SERB, India- YS grant (2014-2016)
SERB, India Special Grant in earth science (2015-2018)

Past grants
CSIR-NCL start-up grant (2012-2014)