Microbial Type Culture Collection(MTCC)
An International Depositary Authority (IDA)
Institute of Microbial Technology(CSIR-IMTECH)
Sector 39-A, Chandigarh.160 036. INDIA
Current Research Projects:
Culture collection related activities, research on microbial taxonomy- MTCC (CSIR-DBT)
Development of bioremediation technology for Explosive compounds (DRDO);
Water quality monitoring of The Ganga river from
Gomukh to Hooghly to National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)
Past Research Achievements:
Exploration of marine actinobacterial diversity and genomic analysis of novel taxa.
Microbial Characterization of explosive degrading microbes and development of microbes on a solid support
Man as a Super organism : Understanding the Human Microbiome
Technical brief award-NASA
UNESCO Fellow, DFG Fellow, Raman Fellow, DAAD Fellow, JSPS Fellow
Proposed more than 60 novel taxa (genus/species) and announced 25 draft genomes.
Major Publications (2016-2017)
Kaur, G., Mual, P., Kumar, N., Verma, A., Srinivasan Krishnamurthi, S., and Mayilraj, S. (2016) Microbacterium aurelia sp. nov., a novel member of the genus Microbacterium isolated from Aurelia aurita, the moon Jelly fish. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66, 4665-4670
Kaur, G., Arora, A., Sathyabama, S., Mubin, N., Verma, S., Mayilraj, S. and Agrewala, J. N. (2016) Genome sequencing, assembly, annotation and analysis of Staphylococcus xylosus strain DMB3-Bh1 isolated from stool of laboratory mouse BALB/c reveals genes responsible for pathogenicity. BMC Gut Pathogens. 8, 55.
Pal, D., Kumar, R. M., Bala, M., Kaur, G., Kaur, N., Singh, N. K., Krishnamurthi, S. and Mayilraj, S. (2017) Bacillus maritimus sp. nov., a novel member of the genus Bacillus isolated from marine sediment. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 67, 60-66.
Checinska, A., Kumar, R. M., Pal, D., Mayilraj, S. and Venkateswaran, K. (2017) Solibacillus kalamii sp. nov., isolated from the International Space Station HEPA filter system. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 67, 896-901.
Chander, A. M., Nair, R. G., Kaur, G., Kochhar, R., Dhawan, D. K., Bhadada, S. K. and Mayilraj, S. (2017) Genome insight and comparative pathogenomic analysis of Nesterenkonia jeotgali strain CD08_7 isolated from duodenal mucosa of Celiac Disease patient. Frontiers in Microbiology; doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00129.