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 (Principal Investigator)

-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
-Ms. Yashashwini S.D. (PA-II), Oct 2015 to Mar 2016, M.Tech. Biotechnology, Mysore, India
-Dr. Monika Dhote (CSIR-RA), From Oct 2014, Ph.D. Biotechnology, DAVV, Indore, India

Open positions (email queries will be only entertained)
Please contact for dissertation project (At least one full semester, 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)