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Bidyut Mohapatra

Lecturer in Microbiology
Biological and Chemical Sciences
University of West Indies
Antigua and Barbuda


Bidyut Mohapatra is working as a Lecturer in Microbiology in Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences in University of west indies. He completed his P.h.D. in Environmental Microbiology.

Research Interest

Molecular microbial ecology of natural and engineered environments; Microbial source tracking; Astrobiology and planetary protection; Integrated OMICS (metagenomics, metaproteomics and metatranscriptomics) approaches for production of biofuels and industrially-important enzymes.Bidyut has received his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Microbiology from Kochi University, Japan. Prior to joining UWI, he has worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (USA) on spacecraft microbial ecology; Dauphin Island Sea Lab (USA) on proteomics of bloom-forming polar algae; National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan) on efficient utilization of lignocellulosic wastes using metagenomics and directed evolution approaches; and CANMET-Natural Resources Canada (Canada) on microbiologically influenced corrosion of oil and gas pipelines.


  • Mohapatra BR, Rellinger AN, Kieber DJ, Kiene RP. Comparative functional characteristics of DMSP lyases extracted from polar and temperate Phaeocystis species. Aquatic Biology. 2013 Apr 30;18(2):185-95.

  • Gould WD, King M, Mohapatra BR, Cameron RA, Kapoor A, Koren DW. A critical review on destruction of thiocyanate in mining effluents. Minerals Engineering. 2012 Jul 31;34:38-47.

  • Mohapatra BR, La Duc MT. Evaluation of fluorescence in situ hybridization to detect encapsulated Bacillus pumilus SAFR‐032 spores released from poly (methylmethacrylate). Microbiology and immunology. 2012 Jan 1;56(1):40-7.

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