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Devendra Hiraman Dusane

DAE, Senior Research Fellow


Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (IBB)

University of Pune, India: 411 007

Phone (+91)-9822377730

E-mail: devendra@unipune.ernet.in, microbesinaction@yahoo.co.in

Website: http://devendradusane.tripod.com


RESEARCH INTEREST

         Biofilm Biology

         Biofilm Disrupting Agents

         Natural Product Research

         Quorum Sensing

         Marine Ecology

         Ethno-Pharmacology

         Industrial Fermentation

 

POSITIONS & HONORS

  • 2007 – Present            Senior Research Fellow (Department of Atomic Energy), BARC – UoP

Collaborative programme

  • 2005 – 2007                Junior Research Fellow (Department of Atomic Energy), BARC – UoP

                                          Collaborative programme

  • 2004 2005                Research Associate, SRISTI, Ahmedabad, India
  • 2001 2004                Microbiologist, PRAJ Industries limited, Pune, India
  • 1999 – 2001                M Sc Microbiology, University of Pune, India 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Manuscript Reviewing

  • Journal of Cell and Animal Biology (JCAB)
  • African Journal of Infectious Diseases (AJID)
  • African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (AJTCAM)

 

Affiliation & Memberships

  • Life member of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)

 

DOCTORAL TOPIC

 

Antimicrobial Compounds from Marine Microbes: Search for Potential Biofilm Disruptors

 

Advisor (Guide)                      Dr. Smita Zinjarde (Reader, IBB, University of Pune, India)

CoAdvisor                            Professor B A Chopade (Director, IBB, University of Pune, India)

 
R&D TESTING & TECHNIQUES

 

  • Light, Fluorescent, Electron and Confocal Microscopy (CLSM)
  • Microtiter and Elisa plate assays, Multichannel flow-cells
  • Antimicrobial, biosurfactant and emulsification assays
  • Quorum sensing
  • PCR, FISH, Gel electrophoresis, DNA isolation techniques, Microarray
  • COMSTAT, Imaris and ImageJ imaging softwares
  • Reactor scale up, process optimization, QC
  • Conducting microbial tests, developing product formula
  • Method development and validation

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

  • Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Fellowship

November 2005 – Present

Project entitled “Antibacterial Compounds from Marine Epizoic and Epiphytic bacteria:

Search for Potential Biofilm Disruptors

 

Principal Investigator (PI):            Dr. Smita Zinjarde (Reader, IBB, University of Pune, India)

Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI): Dr. V P Venugopalan (BBPS, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, India)

 

Research Associate, Nov 2004 – Nov 2005

SRISTI is an NGO, set up to strengthen the creativity of grassroots innovators. It’s Natural Product Laboratory at SRISTI works on validation and value addition, commercialization and product development of herbal pesticides, growth promoters, herbal drugs, on-farm research, microbial diversity as indicator of ecosystems health and development of antibiotics.

         Development of antimicrobial herbal formulations from plant essential oils

         Study of soil micro flora and its effect on Bt cotton

         Isolation of antibiotic producing Actinomycetes

         Validation, value addition and documentation of the traditional practices

         Development of Medicinal Plant Database: NISSAT in four different local languages

         Interaction with the traditional knowledge holders and dissemination of scientific

knowledge within the society

 

  • Praj Industries Ltd. Pune, Maharashtra, India (www.praj.net)

Microbiologist, Nov 2001 – Nov 2004

Praj is a Knowledge based company with expertise and experience in biotechnology,

bioprocess, design process and engineering. Praj is ISO 9001-2000 certified with ASME (H &

U stamping), leader in providing technology, solution and support in the field of biodiesel,

sugar and starch based raw material fermentation for industrial, potable and fuel grade ethanol

production with many projects in India and abroad.

     Yeast culture collection, maintenance and screening for productive strains

     Process optimization and scale up

     Enzyme formulation

     QC check and documentation

     Process development, troubleshooting in molasses and grain-based fermentation

 

OPPORTUNITIES

 

  • Travel Grant under University of Potential for Excellence (UPE) for attending “II- International conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology” Seville, Spain, Nov 28 Dec 1, 2007
  • National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), University of Pune as Junior Research Fellow on a research project entitled “Modulation of Toxic shock Syndrome by Neonatal priming with Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B- SEB'” 2001

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Peer Reviewed Articles

 

  • Dusane, D.H., J.K. Rajput, A.R. Kumar, Y.V. Nancharaiah, V.P. Venugopalan and S.S. Zinjarde. 2008. Disruption of fungal and bacterial biofilms by lauroyl glucose. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 47: 374-379
  • Dusane, D.H., Y.V. Nancharaiah, V.P. Venugopalan, A.R. Kumar and S.S. Zinjarde. 2008. 2008. The effect of Environmental and nutritional on biofilm formation by Yarrowia lipolytica NCIM 3589. Water Science and Technology. 58(6): 1221–1229

 

Manuscripts in progress: Review article

 

  • Dusane, D.H., S.S. Zinjarde, V.P. Venugopalan and K.S.M. Rahman. Rhamnolipid biosurfactant production: Effect of quorum sensing molecules. Biotechnology Progress (Under review)

 

Popular Articles & Abstracts

 

  • Vipin kumar, Deepak Acharya, Anshu Shrivastava, Devendra Dusane et al. (2005). Ethno-botanical knowledge of rural population of Western and Southern regions of India (Abstract). IVth International Congress of Ethno botany (ICEB, 2005). Yeditepe University, Istanbul
  • An article on managing wild yeast contamination in industrial fermentation process

http://www.cheresources.com/wild_yeast_contamination.shtml

  • An article on the disorder “Fibromyalgia” and possible cure

http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/about-fibromyalgia.shtml

  • An informative article on biofilms

http://ezinearticles.com/?Biofilms---A-Prelude-of-Organized-Microbial-Community&id=861815

  • An article on science education system in India and possible interactions or initiatives to improve the education standards

http://ezinearticles.com/?Science-Education-In-India&id=836401

 

Scientific Programmes

 

  • Pawar, V.S., D.H. Dusane, A.R. Kumar and S.S. Zinjarde. Disruption of detrimental biofilms by bioactive compounds from a marine strain of Serratia marcescens, 49th annual conference of Association of Microbiologists of India, November 14 -16, 2008. University of Delhi, India
  • Matkar, P., D.H. Dusane, A.R. Kumar, V.P. Venugopalan and S.S. Zinjarde. Biofilm disruption by marine epibionts isolated from Perna viridis, 49th annual conference of Association of Microbiologists of India, November 14 -16, 2008. University of Delhi, India
  • Dusane, D.H., Y.V. Nancharaiah, V.P. Venugopalan, A.R. Kumar and S.S. Zinjarde. Biofilm formation by a biotechnologically important yeast: Yarrowia lipolytica NCIM 3589, IWA Biofilm Technologies 2008, January 8-10, 2008. Singapore
  • Dusane, D.H., Rajesh Kumar, Y.V. Nancharaiah, V.P. Venugopalan and S.S. Zinjarde. Antibacterial compounds from marine epizoic and epiphytic bacteria: search for potential biofilm disruptors, International Symposium on New Fronties in Marine Natural Product Research (NFMNPR), February 23-24, 2007. National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India
  • Kazemi Pour, N., F.R. Zamin, D.H. Dusane, K.R. Pardesi, S.S. Zinjarde and B.A. Chopade. Studies on biofilm formation by Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from Urinary tract infections, Microbes: Biofactories of the future, 48th annual conference of Association of Microbiologists of India, December 18-20, 2007. IIT-Madras, India
  • Pakbaz, F., A. Krishnan, D.H. Dusane, A.R. Kumar and S.S. Zinjarde. Degradation of 1-bromodecane by a novel Pseudomonas sp., Microbes: Biofactories of the future, 48th annual conference of Association of Microbiologists of India, December 18-20, 2007. IIT-Madras, India
  • Bankar, A.V., D.H. Dusane, A.R. Kumar and S.S. Zinjarde. Effect of chromium (VI) on growth and biofilm formation by a marine yeast, Microbes: Biofactories of the future, 48th annual conference of Association of Microbiologists of India, December 18-20, 2007. IIT-Madras, India
  • Rajput, J.K., D.H. Dusane, A.R. Kumar, V.P. Venugopalan and S.S. Zinjarde, Disruption of biofilms using Lauroyl glucose ester, International conference on Recent Advances in Marine Antifouling Technology (RAMAT- 2006), November 6-8, 2006. National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai, India
  • Indo-Swedish International conference on “Biotechnology for Sustainable Development”, 7-9 January 2008 at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • Regional symposium on “Microbial biotechnology” January 22-23, 2005 at Gujarat University, India
  • A collaborative workshop organized by SRISTI and MSU on “Biopesticidesat MSU, Baroda
  • Indian Science Congress-2000, 87th session, at University of Pune, India
  • Seminar on “YEAST at NCL, PUNE organized by Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) 2000

 

Major Industrial Projects Executed

 

         Sagar Distilleries Ltd., Nasik, Maharashtra

         Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd., Balrampur, UP

         Shree Data Shirol SSK, Shirol, Kolhapur

         Gwalior Distilleries Ltd., Rairu Farm, Gwalior, MP

         Shree Chhatrapati Shahu SSK, Kagal, Kolhapur

         Khemani Distilleries Ltd., Daman, Gujarat

         Rajarambapu SSK, Sangli, Maharashtra

         Saraya Distilleries Ltd., Gorakhpur, UP

         Samson Distilleries Ltd., Karnataka

         Southern Agri Furane Industries Ltd., TN

         Sakthi Sugars Ltd., Erode, TN

         Kothari Sugars and Chemicals Ltd., Kattur, TN

         EMPEE Distilleries Ltd., AP

         MBDL, Chengleput, TN

         Brihan Maharashtra Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana, Shreepur, Maharashtra

         Sarvaraya Sugars Ltd., AP

         Vaidyanath SSK, Parali, Maharashtra

 

REFERENCES

 

Professor Anil K Gupta

K L Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship

Indian Institute of Management

Ahmedabad- 380015 India

Phone: (0) +91 (79) 2632 4927, 26309973

anilg@iimahd.ernet.in

 

Professor B A Chopade (Director)

Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (IBB)

University of Pune, Ganeshkhind, Pune-411007 India

bachopade@unipune.ernet.in

 

Dr. Smita Zinjarde (Reader)

Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (IBB)

University of Pune, Ganeshkhind, Pune-411007 India

smita@unipune.ernet.in

 

Dr. V P Venugopalan (Head, BBPS)

Water & Steam Chemistry Division

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research

BARC (facilities) Kalpakkam India

vpv@igcar.gov.in