Pooja Shivanand graduated in Biotechnology Engineering from the B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli, India and holds Doctoral degree in Industrial Biotechnology from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India. She has been a DAAD (German Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) scholar for short term Ph.D. studies in Institut für Mikrobiologie & Biotechnologie der Universität Bonn, Germany. She holds certification in Environmental Management from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. She is a Lecturer in Environmental and Life Sciences Programme, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. She has worked as Research Scientist in Biotechnology Industry and has held teaching & research positions in Universities.
Halophilic microorganisms and their metabolites
Industrial & Environmental Biotechnology
Fermentation & Bioprocess technology
Shivanand P, Jayaraman G, Production of extracellular protease from halotolerant bacterium, Bacillus aquimaris strain VITP4 isolated from Kumta coast. Process Biochemistry 44 (10), 1088-1094, 2009.
Shivanand P, Jayaraman G, Isolation and characterization of a metal ion-dependent alkaline protease from a halotolerant Bacillus aquimaris VITP4. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysic 48, 95-100, 2011.
Shivanand P, Gopal Mugeraya, Halophilic bacteria and their compatible solutes- osmoregulation and potential applications. Current Science 100 (10), 1516-1521, 2011.
Shivanand P., Gopal Mugeraya, Anubhav Kumar, Utilization of renewable agricultural residues for the production of extracellular halostable cellulase from newly isolated Halomonas sp. strain PS47. Annals of microbiology 63 (4), 1257-1263, 2013.
Matussin B, Chin YY, Ishan I, Shivanand P, Fermented food in Asia as a source of potential probiotics: Properties and beneficial effects. Scientia Bruneiana 15,18-32, 2016
Research Scientist R&D (Aug 2013 - Jun 2014)
Richcore Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India