Hemant K. Gautam

Senior Principal Scientist
Microbial Biotechnology

Gautam’s lab is interested in the field of microbial biotechnology, natural products and pathogenesis of skin diseases.

Using comparative metagenomic studying he is interested
  • Skin microbiome
  • The pathogenesis, clinical acne vulgaris
  • Probiotic strategies for disease control
  • Bioactive molecules from isolated microbes
  • Novel gene sequences
  • New chemical entities for resistant microbes.

He has a distinguished background in the field of microbial biotechnology, natural products, enzyme immobilizations, biosensors and microbial genomics.Currently, he is working in the area of microbial biotechnology and microbial pathogenesis. He has successfully isolated several novel bacterial strains using culturable as well as non-culturable approaches from different sources in order to explore the novel bioactive molecules. In order to explore excellent antimicrobial agents, he synthesized several nanoparticles using both chemically as well as biologically synthesized nanoparticles. One another area of research within my laboratory is to characterize Propionibacterium acnes causing acne vulgaris among the Indian populations.

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Contact Information

Hemant Gautam
Room No. 326
Sukhdev Vihar, 
Mathura Road, 
New Delhi - 110 025
Tel: 91-11-29879326