Punyasloke Bhadury completed his MSc from Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom in 2002 and subsequently moved to Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom to complete his PhD on marine molecular ecology in 2005. From 2006-2008 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Professor Bess B. Ward, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, USA and investigated functional diversity of phytoplankton communities during bloom formation. Presently, he holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India. His research interests are focused towards understanding the diversity of coastal and deep-sea planktonic (e.g phytoplankton) and benthic organisms (e.g. nematodes, foraminifera) based on taxonomic and molecular approaches (e.g. DNA barcoding, next generation sequencing). He is also investigating the role of biogeochemical factors in controlling the latitudinal distribution of benthic organisms across different marine environments.
Biography Updated on 6 February 2016