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Avishek Dutta

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Geomicrobiology, Assistant Professor, Geology & SREL

My research focuses on exploring life in extreme and unexplored environments with a broader goal of understanding the origin of life, microbial adaptation/evolution, and extraterrestrial life. My research uses multi-omics approaches and machine learning-based models to understand the role of microbes in the Earth system.

My current research activities include developing bioinformatics tools and streamlined pipelines for data mining and extracting information from sequence-based data. Some of the research themes that my lab is going to focus on are

  1. Microbial community function in extreme environments
  2. Role of viruses and eukaryotic microorganisms in ecosystem function and service
  3. Astrobiology
  4. Role of microbes in fate and transport of contaminants
  • Ph.D., Geomicrobiology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, 2019
  • M.Tech, Environmental Biotechnology, Jadavpur University, India, 2014
  • B.Tech, Biotechnology, West Bengal University of Technology, India, 2012
Research Areas:
Research Interests:
  • Geomicrobiology
  • Microbial ecology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Machine Learning
Courses Regularly Taught:
Articles Featuring Avishek Dutta

Publication entitled: Depth drives the distribution of microbial ecological functions in the coastal western Antarctic Peninsula.

Events featuring Avishek Dutta
Geology Colloquium - GG Building 200A or via Zoom

Speaker: Avishek Dutta

Host: Bruce Railsback

This is a hybrid event, if you are unable to join us in person please join via zoom. 

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