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Dr Tanmoy Chakraborty

Postdoctoral fellow

 Geoffrey Pope 328

 

Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK

Overview

I started my research career in the field of molecular mycology as a Junior Research Fellow in Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, a premier research institute in India under the supervision of Prof. Kaustuv Sanyal. My research interest was cell cycle regulation by protein kinase and epigenetic regulation of biofilm formation by minor histone variants in human fungal pathogen Candida albicans. I was awarded the Marie Curie ITN fellowship for pursuing my doctoral studies in the laboratory of Prof. Attila Gácser in the Department of Microbiology, University of Szeged, Hungary in 2014. The topic of my PhD thesis was to elucidate the role of fungal eicosanoid molecules and micronutrient acquisition in the virulence of human fungal pathogen Candida parapsilosis. Recently I moved to University of Exeter to join as a Postdoctoral fellow in Duncun Wilson’s group in the MRC center. My current research focus is the regulation of Zn homoeostasis in human fungal pathogen Candida albicans.

 

Qualifications

PhD

Career

March 2019 to February 2020: Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Microbiology, University of Szeged, Hungary.

Advisor: Prof. Attila Gácser 

Project description-Role of micronutrient acquisition in fungal virulence.

 

February 2014 to February 2019 (Date of defence 8th February): PhD Student at Department of Microbiology, University of Szeged, Hungary.

Advisor: Prof. Attila Gácser

Thesis entitled “Fungal eicosanoid biosynthesis influences the virulence of Candida parapsilosis”.

 

February 2011 to December 2013: Research Assistant at Molecular Mycology Laboratory, Molecular Biology and Genetics Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.

Advisor: Prof. Kaustuv Sanyal

Project description- Characterization of Histone H3 variants in human pathogenic fungi Candida albicans and elucidation of the role of Sch9 protein kinase in C. albicans cell cycle.

 

Research group links

Research

Research interests

Molecular mycology, Immunology of Host pathogen interaction during Candida infection.

 

Research networks

PI - Dr. Duncan Wilson

Teaching

Supervision / Group

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