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Niti Jadeja

Country of origin: India Currently in: India, India General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2018 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

I have a doctoral degree in the subject of Biotechnology, wherein my thesis was entitled ‘Screening of Effluent Treatment Plant Metagenome for Novel Oxygenase’. I have a research experience of more than 9 years at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research: National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI). I was invited at SKYE, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland, for a period of 3 months, wherein my goal was to analyze the microbial communities of Baltic sea-oil spill samples. At present I am working at the Mumbai Zonal Centre of CSIR-NEERI in the Director Research Division. Post-doctoral thesis submission this year my task this year involved a) analyzing microbial genes/pathway for various biogeochemical cycles for oil polluted marine sediment samples (Baltic Sea) and b) resilience of microbial communities in response to micropollutants (antibiotics) in Indian rivers. I believe this is an era of tremendous opportunity for microbial studies. These opportunities lie in both, engineering and the underpinning science. One of the core technologies in subject of aquatic ecology are the high throughput sequencing tools which have proved to be a blessing in the subject of microbial ecology in the last couple of decades. It is fortunate therefore that biology in general and microbial ecology in particular are in a golden age as revolutionary new methods are being developed that have given us an unprecedented ability to interrogate these communities. In the past I have used NGS technologies in engineered and non-engineered biological systems. Hence from an academics point of view, this position is an incredible opportunity for me as we must be at the very cutting edge of the new biology to create the new technologies required. The “double whammy” of outstanding scientific and societal impact leads to the academic research Nirvana of international recognition, sustained benefits to mankind and funding. Moreover, I have always had a particular desire to understand microbial functions in response to stress/varying environmental conditions.

Research Keywords: 
Microbial biotechnology
Enviromental remediation
wastewater treatment
antimicrobial resistance

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Jadeja, N. B., Purohit H. P. & Kapley, A. (2018). Decoding microbial community intelligence through metagenomics for efficient waste water treatment. Functional and Integrative Genomics(revision submitted).
2. Jadeja, N. B., Moharir, P., & Kapley, A. (2018). Genome Sequencing and Analysis of Strains Bacillus sp. AKBS9 and Acinetobacter sp. AKBS16 for Biosurfactant Production and Bioremediation. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 1-13.
3. Sahu N., Sharma, G., Chandrashekhar B., Jadeja N., Sharma A., Kapley, A., Pandey R.A. (2018). Performance Evaluation of Methanogenic Digester using Kitchen Waste for Validation of Optimized Hydrolysis Conditions for Reduction in Ammonia Accumulation. Renewable Energy (revision submitted)
4. Rudrashetti, A. P., Jadeja, N. B., Gandhi, D., Juwarkar, A. A., Sharma, A., Kapley, A., & Pandey, R. A. (2017). Microbial population shift caused by sulfamethoxazole in engineered-Soil Aquifer Treatment (e-SAT) system. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 33(6), 121.
5. Chattaraj, S., Purohit, H. J., Sharma, A., Jadeja, N. B., & Madamwar, D. (2016). Treatment of Common Effluent Treatment Plant Wastewater in a Sequential Anoxic–Oxic Batch Reactor by Developed Bacterial Consortium VN11. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 179(3), 514-529.
6. Yadav, T. C., Pal, R. R., Shastri, S., Jadeja, N. B., & Kapley, A. (2015). Comparative
metagenomics demonstrating different degradative capacity of activated biomass treating hydrocarbon contaminated wastewater. Bioresource technology, 188, 24-32.
7. Kapley, A., Liu, R., Jadeja, N. B., Zhang, Y., Yang, M., & Purohit, H. J. (2015). Shifts in Microbial Community and Its Correlation with Degradative Efficiency in a Wastewater Treatment Plant. Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 176(8), 2131-2143.
8. Jadeja, N. B., More, R. P., Purohit, H. J., & Kapley, A. (2014). Metagenomic analysis of
oxygenases from activated sludge. Bioresource technology, 165, 250-256.

Book chapters
1. Kapley A., Jadeja, N. B., Paliwal V., Yadav T. C., & Purohit H. J. (2015) Microbial Genomics and Bioremediation of Industrial Wastewater. Chandra R., Microbial Genomics and Bioremediation of Industrial Wastewater. U.K., Taylor and Francis.
2. Jadeja N. B., Yadav S., & Kapley A. Applications of metagenomics approaches in bioremediation of environmental pollutants” Bharagava R. N., Ecofriendly Approaches for Environmental Management. CRC Press., Taylor & Francis Group, USA. (in press).
3. Yadav S., Jadeja N. B., Dafale N., Purohit H. J., & Kapley A. (2018) Pharmaceuticals and personal care products mediated antimicrobial resistance: Future challenges in book Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products Waste Management and Treatment Technology, Elsevier (book chapter submitted).

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 

Workshop and Conference Attended

2018 Leipzig, Germany 17th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology-ISME17, Leipzig, Germany, 12-17th August, 2018
2018 Cranfield University, United Kingdom International Waters Association-19th Young Professional conference
2018 University of Johannesburg, South Africa Second International Women in Science without borders (WISWB-2018)


International Waters Association (YP)

Presentation given

March, 2018
Can the black box be cracked ? High throughput sequencing to understand wastewater bioremediation
South Africa
Event: Second International Women in Science without borders (WISWB-2018), University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 21-23rd March 2018.

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