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Post Doc.      Food Microbiology (Unilever Plc)
PhD:           Biotechnology (Banaras Hindu University)

Industrial & post doctoral research experience: 2 years
Affiliation name: Unilever Research India,
Hindustan Lever Research Centre, Mumbai

Current affiliation: Associate Professor,
Dept of Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences
Thapar University, Post Box.32
Patiala-147004, India
Email: aganguli@ thapar.edu; ganguliabhijit@rediffmail.com
 0091-175-2393387, 2393478, Fax 0091-175-2393887

Current Activities
Thesis/Project Supervision-

Masters’ 21 (Supervised) Ongoing: 4; Doctoral: 4 (Ongoing), 1 (Completed)

Sponsored Research/Projects 6 : (Completed -4, ongoing -2)

Title of the Project:
Biotechnological Interventions for debittering of safe Kinnow-mandarin juice.
Status: Completed, Funding Agency: TIFAC, Dept of Science & Technology, Govt of India

Title of the Project:
Development of a Minimal Processing Technology for High Quality Edible Mushrooms
Status: Completed, Funding Agency: Ministry of Food processing Industries, Govt of India

Title of the Project:
Novel communication techniques for disseminating food safety information to children and
general masses
Status: Completed, Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India

Title of the Project:
Kinetic analysis and modeling of the metabolic behaviour of Lactobacillus spp. for the
development of a novel probiotics food
Status: Completed, Funding Agency: Dept of Biotechnology, Govt of India

Title of the Project:
Characterization of high value nutraceuticals from Lactic acid bacteria
Status: Ongoing, Funding agency: University Grants Commission, Govt of India

Title of the Project:
Biotechnological intervention for the production of lactic and other commercially important
organic acids from starch containing agrowastes
Status: Ongoing, Funding agency: AICTE, Govt of India

National/International Award(s)/Fellowship (s) Conferred:
 Maulana Azad Trust Scholarship, V.R.L.Deshpande award, GATE-UGC Scholarship, Post
doctoral fellowship (Unilever/HLL).

Membership of Professional Bodies/Societies:
American Biosafety Association
Korean Society of Food Science & Technology
Life member, Indian science congress association

Nominations & collaborations:

Member, European Federation of Food Science & Technology (EFFOST)

Member, International society for Pre& probiotics

Fellow & Member, UN--ABSA subcommittee for formulation of rules regarding safety for
transportation of biological goods.

Collaborator: Centre of Excellence in Microbial Predictive modelling, Eastern Regional
Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS, USA.

Publications (representative) in peer reviewed journals

   1. Malik, M, Ganguli, A, and Ghosh, M. Enhancement of bioconversion efficiency of
      limonin by Pseudmonas putida G7. Internat. J. Food Sci. Nutr., 2012, 63(1), 59-65.
   2. Kumar, M, Ghosh, M, and Ganguli, A. Mitogenic response and probiotic characteristics
      of lactic acid bacteria isolated from indigenously pickled vegetables and fermented
      beverages. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 2011, pp. 1-9. doi:10.1007/s11274-011-
   3. Singla, R, Ganguli, A, and Ghosh, M. Combined organic acid and ozone inactivates
      Shigella spp. in sprouts but retains antioxidant activity. Food Control, 2011, 22(7), 1032-

   4. Singla, R, Ganguli, A, and Ghosh, M. Antioxidant activities and polyphenolic properties
      of raw and osmotically dehydrated dried mushroom (Agaricus bisporous) snack food.
      Internat. J. Food Properties, 2010, 13(6), 1290-1299
5. Singla, R, Ganguli, A, and Ghosh, M. Physicochemical and nutritional characteristics of
   organic acid treated button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporous). Food Bioprocess Technol,
   2010, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11947-010-0457-7
6. Bhondekar, AP, Dhiman, M, Sharma, A, Ganguli, A, Kapur, P and Singla, ML. novel
   iTongue for Indian Black Tea discrimination. Sensors and Actuators B, 2010, 148(2),
7. Kumar, M., Goyal, R, Khandal, H, Khilwani, B, Gupta, S, Lomash, H, Ghosh, M and
   Ganguli, A. Perception and attitudes of Indian consumers to probiotic foods. Intl
   J.Prebiotics & Probiotics, 2010, 5(4), 217-220.


8. Singla, R, Ganguli, A, Ghosh, M and Sohal, S. Evaluation of sanitizing efficacy of
    acetic acid on piper betle leaves and its effect on antioxidant properties. Int J. Food Sci.
    Nutr. 2009, (31), 221-227.
9. Singla, R, Ghosh, M and Ganguli, A. Phenolics and antioxidant activity ofa ready-to-eat
    snack food prepared from the edible mushroom (Agaricus bisporous). Nutr. Food Sci,
    2009, 39(3), 227-235.
10. Ghosh, M,Pathak, S and Ganguli, A. Effective Removal of Cryptosporidium by a Novel
    Bioflocculant Water Environ.Res, 2009 (81), 123-128.
11. Ghosh, M,Pathak, S and Ganguli, A. Application of a novel biopolymer for removal of
    Salmonella from poultry waste water. Env. Technol, 2009 (30), 337-344.

12. Ghosh, M, Ganguli, A, and Tripathi, AK. Decolorization of anaerobically digested
    molasses spent wash by Pseudomonas putida App. Biochemistry & Microbiol , 2009
    (41), 113-119.
13. Dhillon, S, Ghosh, M and Ganguli A. Probiotic properties of Lactobacillus plantarum
    Ch1 isolated from Indian green sauces. Intl J.Prebiot & Probiot 2008 (3), 13-18

14. Ghosh, M, Kumar, N and Ganguli A. Antioxidant activities and total phenolics of pickles
    produced from the edible mushroom Agaricus bisporous J. Culin Sc. Tech 2007, 5(2/3),
15. Ghosh, M, Wahi S, Kumar, M and Ganguli A. Prevalence of enterotoxigenic
    Staphylococcus aureus and Shigella spp. in some raw street vended Indian foods. Int. J.
    Env Health Res.2007, 17(2), 151-156.
16. Ghosh, M, Ganguli, A Kaur S. Inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 by cinnamon
    extracts in carrot-kinnow mandarin blends. Indian J. Microbiol, 2007, 47:377–381

17. Wahi, S, Bansal,S, Ghosh M, and Ganguli A. Growth and survival of Escherichia coli
    O157: H7 during manufacture and storage of Indian cheese (Paneer).Food borne
    pathogens & disease ,2006, 3(2): 184-189.
18. Ghosh,M, Ganguli, A and Mallik M. Curing of indigenous NAH Plasmid of
    naphthalene degrading Pseudomonas putida PpG7 strain implicated in limonin
    degradation.J.Microbiol,2006, 473-479.

19. Ghosh, M, Ganguli, A, Bansal, S and Kaur, S. Microbiologcal quality and safety of street
    vended fresh squeezed juices in Patiala.Asian J.Microbiology, Biotechnology & Env
    sciences. 2006, 8(1):23-25

20. Ghosh, M, Ganguli, A, Kumar, M, Agarwal, D and Bansal, S. Microbiologcal safety of
    street vended fruit chats in Patiala.Indian J .Med Microbiol., 2006, 24(1):75-76.


21. Ganguli,A, Ghosh,M, and Kumar M. Handling practices during distribution and their
    effects on microbiological safety of Kinnow-mandarins used for preparation of fresh
    squeezed juices in India. J.Agriculture &Marine sciences, 2005, 10:27-31.
22. Bansal,S, Malik, N, Ghosh M and Ganguli, A. Recovery of bacterial pathogens from
    Indian green chutneys by thin agar layer method.J.Food Science & Technology 2005,
23. Bansal,S, Rana, A.K, Ghosh, M and Ganguli, A. Predictive Microbiology: an emerging
    tool for assessing food safety and quality. Bioinformatics India 2005, 3(3)95-97.

24. Ghosh,M and Ganguli A. Risk analysis: concepts and its application in       managing
   food safety. Biospectrum 2005, 7(1, 2):21-26
25. Ganguli, A, Bansal, S, Malik, N, Rana, AK and Ghosh M. Microbiological quality
    and safety of two popularly consumed, raw street vended foods in India. Food Sci &
    Biotechnology, 2004, 13(4) 417-420.
26. Ganguli, A, Prakash, NT and Ghosh, M. Quality issues of Kinnow-mandarin juices sold
    by street vendors. ASEAN Food Journal, 2004, 13(3) 143-148.
27. Ghosh, M, Mudgil, S, and Ganguli, A. Microbiological quality of carrots used for
    preparation of fresh squeezed street vended carrot juices in India. Food, Agriculture &
    Environment, 2004, 2 (2) 143-145.
28. Bansal, S, Ghosh, M and Ganguli, A. Microbial quality of street vended green chutneys
    in Patiala city, India. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition, & Development,
    2004, 4 (1): 1-6.
29. Ghosh, M, Bansal, S and Ganguli, A. Prevalence and survival of S.aureus in street
    vended Indian Green chutneys, Journal of Food Technology, 2004, 2(2): 67-70.
30. Mudgil, S, Aggarwal, D and Ganguli, A. Microbiological analysis of fresh squeezed
    Kinnow-mandarin and Carrot Juices sold in street vended shops in Patiala city, India
    2003, Int. Journal of Food Safety, 3:1-3.
31. Ghosh, M, Ganguli, A and Tripathi, AK. Treatment of anaerobically digested spent wash
    by a two stage bioreactor using Pseudomonas putida and Aeromonas sp. Process
    Biochemistry, 2002, 37:857-862.
   32. Ganguli, A and Tripathi, AK. Bioremediation of toxic chromium from electroplating
       effluent by chromate reducing Pseudomonas aeruginosa A2Chr in two bioreactors. 2002.
       Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, 58,416-420.

   33. Ganguli, A and Tripathi, AK. Inducible periplasmic chromate reductase activity in a
       tannery isolated Pseudomonas sp. J. Microbiology & Biotechnology, 2001, 11(5) 23-29.
   34. Ganguli, A and Tripathi, AK. Survival and chromate reducing ability of Pseudomonas
       aeruginosa in industrial effluents. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 1999, 28: 76-80.

   35. Tripathi, AK. Tripathi, R., Ganguli, A. and Bazzicalupo, M. Duplication of insertion
       element IS50 associated with Tn5 transposition in Azospirrillum brasilense, Canadian
       Journal of Microbiology, 1999, 28:76-80.
   36. Khare S. Ganguli, A and Tripathi. AK. Response of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to
       chromium stress. European Journal of Soil Biology, 1997, 33:153-158.
Singla R, and Ganguli A. Microbial safety, quality and nutritional status of minimally processed
turnip and carrot. 9th International Food Data Conference, Institute of Food Research, Norwich,
UK, 14-16 Sept. 2011

Singla, R, Ganguli, A, and Ghosh, M. Microbial safety, shelf life and nutritional quality of
organic acid treated Button Mushrooms (Agaricus Bisporous). International Conference on Food
Research (ICFR 2010), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 22-24 November, 2010

Singla, R, Ghosh, M and Ganguli, A. Survival, growth and transmission of Cronobacter
(Enterobacter) sakazakii in rice and cereal based weaning foods. International conference on
frontiers in biological sciences (InCoFIBS-2010), NIT Roukela, Orisa, 01-03 October, 2010

Singla R, Ganguli A. Evaluation of acetic acid as sanitizer for reducing Shigella flexneri in
sprouts and its effect on antioxidant properties. 50th Annual AMI conference, NCL Pune, 15-18
December, 2009

Singla R, Mittal P, Ghosh M and Ganguli A. Prevalence of Aeromonas and Yersinia spp. in
some commonly consumed selected Indian fresh produce. National symposium on Emerging
trends in Biomedical Sciences, SBSPGI Dehradun, 27-28 February, 2009

Ghosh, M, Pathak, S and Ganguli,A. Application of microbial exopolymers for removal of
pathogens from potable water. First international Biotechnology conference, SMIT, Sikkim, 28-
39 December, 2008

Ghosh, M, Dhillon, S, Kumar, M, Ganguli,A and Goswami, A. Preformulated, herbal, non –
fermented beverages as a novel alternative option for delivering probiotics to consumers. First
European food congress (EFFOST) Ljubljana, Slovenia, 4-9 November, 2008.
Singla, R, Ghosh, M, and Ganguli, A. Antioxidant activities and polyphenolic properties of raw
and osmotically dehydrated dried Agaricus bisporous snack food. International drying
Symposium (IDS 2008) Hyderabad, India, 9-12 November, 2008.

Ghosh, M, Dhillon, S and Ganguli, A Biotechnological production of lactic acid from potato
processing waste water by Lactobacillus plantarum isolated from fermented green chutneys
International conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE07) 8-10 May 07 Kuala Lumpur

Ghosh, M, Pathak, S and Ganguli, A.Biotechnological evaluation of a novel exopolymeric
flocculant produced by Klebsiella terrigena for removal of Cryptosporidium parvum -an
emerging water borne pathogen International conference on Biotechnology Engineering
(ICBioE07) 8-10 May 07 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

 Ghosh, M, Kaur,S and Ganguli A. Inactivation of E.coli O157:H7 in carrot-kinnow-mandarin
blends by cinnamon extracts” in: “ New frontiers in Food & Fermentation
biotechnology”,2006,March21-22, Punjabi University, Patiala.

Gupta, S, Kumar, H, Prakash, R , Ganguli A and Prakash, N.T Bioreduction and crystallization
of selenium oxyanions by aerobic bacterium Bacillus cereus in Biotechnological approaches for
sustainable development; Bioconvergence 2004, Nov 18-20, TIET, Patiala.

Ganguli A, Ghosh, M, Bansal, S and Mudgil, S. “Microbiological quality and safety of street
vended Indian chutneys and carrot juices” in 91st Indian science Congress, 1-5 Jan, 2003,
Chandigarh, India.

Ganguli,A Agarwal,N and Goyal, D. “Bacterial detoxification of Crystal violet and Malachite
dyes” in annual conference of Association of Microbiologists of India, December 11-13,2001,

Tripathi, A.K. and Ganguli, A. “Detoxification of Chromium Containing Industrial Effluents”,
in International Conference on Frontier’s In Biotechnology; November 26-29, 1999,
Trivendrum, India

Tripathi, A. K. and Ganguli, A. “ Responses of P. aeruginosa to chromate stress” in
International symposium of Biology of Metals, August 1997, Alberta, Canada.

Tripathi, A.K. and Ganguli, A. “Chromate reduction by a tannery isolated P. aeruginosa in a
biofilm in “Global and Environmental Biotechnology approaching 2001.” 1996, Boston., U.S.A.

Tripathi, A.K. Khare, S and Ganguli, A. “Isolation and characterization of Pseudomonas strains
for Detoxifying Chromium in the Tannery Effluent”, in Symposium for Environmental
Biotechnology; 28-29 March 1994, NEERI, Nagpur.

Chapters in Book:
Sandeep Mudgil, Sunita Bansal, Moushumi Ghosh and Abhijit Ganguli: Emerging trends in
food borne diseases in Applied Microbiology, Ed; P.C Trivedi, pp169-174; 2006, Agrobios

Sandeep Mudgil, Abhijit Ganguli and Moushumi Ghosh: Microbiological quality of carrots
and Kinnow-mandarins in Applied Microbiology, Ed: P.C Trivedi, pp175-180; 2006, Agrobios

Outreach communications:
Ganguli, A. Thought for food: food terrorism could be a reality in India. Down to Earth, 2004
Ganguli, A. The state of street vended foods in Patiala: Dainik Bhaskar, 13th December 2004
Ganguli, A. Food safety drive must for better health: The Tribune 27th July, 2005

Participation in workshops/conferences/symposia’s (2003-2009): 9

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