Syed G Dastager

Syed G Dastager

Biochemical Science Division

About Me

          Microbial systematics is the science of identification, classification and naming of living organisms. Taxonomic work involves study of morphological characteristics and phylogenetic relationship of organisms which is essential for applied biological sciences, such as medicine, agriculture, forestry and fisheries. Development of biotechnologies and their industrial applications depend heavily on taxonomy. I am very much interested in identification of prokaryotes and their application in Biotechnology process, depending on the place within the phylogenetic framework, a taxonomically unassigned strains needs to be characterized by a wide range of approaches to obtain a broad range of informative data from the genetic and epigenetic level, including morphology, physiology, chemistry, DNA patterns, gene sequences and whole genome hybridization.

Professional Experience

  • Scientist: CSIR- National Chemical Laboratory, Pune (Aug 2012- Till date)
  • Scientist : CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Regional Center, Mumbai (May 2011-July 2012)
  • Scientist C (Ad-hoc): CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Panaji, Goa, India (July 2010- April 2011)
  • Fellow Scientist-CSIR Biotechnology Division, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (Formerly RRL)-Thiruvananthpuram. India. (May 2008- July 2010).  
  • Post Doctoral Fellow: Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejeon, Korea. (Dec 2006-Dec,2007).
  • Visiting Research Scholar :Yunnan Institute of Microbiology, Yunnan University, Kunming, P.R.China. (Aug 2005-Jan 2006)

Selected Publications

  • Syed G. Dastager, Zheng- Liu Qiang, Samir Damare, Shu-Kun Tang, Wen-Jun Li. , Agromyces indicus sp. nov., isolated from mangroves sediment in Chorao Island, Goa, India, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology., 102, 345 - 352 (2012).
  • Krishnamurthi, S., Bhattacharya, A., Schumann, P., Dastager, S.G., Tang, S-K., LI, W-J., Chakrabarti, T, Microbacterium immunditiarum sp. nov., a novel actinobacterium isolated from a landfill surface soil and emended description of the genus Microbacterium, Int J Syst Evol Microbiol., 62, 2187 - 2193 (2012).
  • Syed G Dastager, Deepa C.K, Wen-Jun Li, Shu-Kun Tang, Ashok Pandey, Paracoccus niistensis sp. nov., isolated from forest soil, India, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology., 99(3), 501 - 506 (2011).
  • Syed G Dastager, C.K. Deepa, Ashok Pandey. , Plant growth promoting potential of Pontibacter niistensis in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.), Applied Soil Ecology., 49, 250 - 255 (2011).

Research Interest

  • Enzymology AND Microbiology
  • Genetics and Evolution

Contact Details

Dr.Syed G Dastager

Scientist, NCIM Resource Center

CSIR National Chemical Laboratory

Pune-411008, Maharashtra, India

Tel (Off): +91-20-25902505 (Primary), 2670 (Alt)

Fax (Off): +91-20-25902671