Welcome to News and Communication. Here you will gather information about various scientists who have expressed their love for research in multiple backgrounds.

Interview with Dr. Partha Pratim Majumder:

Dr. Partha Pratim Majumder

Dr. Partha Pratim Majumder

Dr. Partha Pratim Majumder is the Director of National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani, West Bengal. He is well known to be the be the Master of Genetics. He is an important asset of India contributing towards the uplift of modern research on Genetics.

You can catch the full interview in ASM’s MicrobeWorld post here:

The Interview was also published in CSIR’s Science Reporter Magazine of India.

Interview with Dr. Naowarat Cheeptham:

Dr. Naowarat Cheeptham

Dr. Naowarat Cheeptham, is a famous cave microbiologist. Dr. Cheeptham has been fascinated with the world of biology since she was out catching butterflies as a child with her father in her native country, Thailand.  Her interest in microbiology developed while studying at Chiang Mai University (Thailand) and Hokkaido University (Japan).  Since her doctoral work, Dr. Cheeptham has been interested in discovering new drugs that could be derived from rare microorganisms that thrive in extreme habitats such as caves.  Currently, she is exploring the photochemotherapeutic potential of bioactive compounds produced by volcanic cave actinomycetes.  Dr. Cheeptham’s work was featured on Global TV and the Knowledge Network in Canada.  Besides her research interests in cave microbiology, she is also drawn to pedagogical issues in microbiology education. In 2009, she was selected as one of the biology research residency scholars in the ASM/NSF Biology Research Residency Scholars Program and participated in an NSF-sponsored residency in Washington DC.  She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

He was interviewed by Mr. Saumyadip Sarkar (Science Communicator).

The full interview is made under Microbiology Today issue of WTM. You can check her full profile here:

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Interview with Dr. Ayush Kumar:

Dr. Ayush Kumar

MWDr. Ayush Kumar received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Microbiology from Awadh University in Faizabad, UP, India. He earned his PhD in Microbiology from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.
Prior to joining UOIT, Dr. Kumar was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Dr. Kumar is interested in bacterial pathogens exhibiting multidrug resistance (MDR) and a protein family known as resistance-nodulation-cell Division (RND) family. Efforts in his laboratory are focused towards understanding the mechanisms of function and regulatory pathways of these proteins in pathogens like Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in order to aid in designing effective drug therapy. He is interviewed by Saumyadip Sarkar (Science Communicator).

The full interview can be found in issue of Microbiology World’s e-magazine. You can check his full profile here: and here is the full magazine: Magazine

Interview with Dr. Tim Sandle

Picture1Dr. Tim Sandle is a chartered biologist and holds a first class honours degree in Applied Biology; a Masters degree in education; and has a doctorate from Keele University.

Dr. Sandle has over twenty-five years experience of microbiological research and biopharmaceutical processing. This includes experience of designing, validating and operating a range of microbiological tests including sterility testing, bacterial endotoxin testing, bioburden and microbial enumeration, environmental monitoring, particle counting and water testing. In addition, Dr. Sandle is experienced in pharmaceutical microbiological risk assessment and investigation.

Dr. Sandle is a tutor with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester for the university’s pharmaceutical microbiology MSc course. In addition, Dr. Sandle serves on several national and international committees relating to pharmaceutical microbiology and cleanroom contamination control (including the ISO cleanroom standards). He is a committee member of the Pharmaceutical Microbiology Interest Group (Pharmig); serves on the National Blood Service advisory cleaning and disinfection committee; and is a member of several editorials boards for scientific journals.

Dr. Sandle has acted as a consultant, expert witness and technical advisor to sterile and non-sterile manufacturing facilities, microbiology laboratories, the medical device industry and hospitals. Dr. Sandle has also undertaken several technical writing and review projects.

Dr. Sandle has written over two hundred book chapters, peer reviewed papers and technical articles relating to microbiology. In addition, Dr. Sandle has written several books including “Sterility Testing of Pharmaceutical Products”, “Risk Management and Risk Assessment for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: A contamination control perspective” and “Sterility, Sterilisation and Sterility Assurance for Pharmaceuticals: Technology, Validation and Current Regulations”. Dr. Sandle has also edited the book “The CDC Handbook: A Guide to Cleaning and Disinfecting Cleanrooms”; and co-editing the comprehensive books “Microbiology and Sterility Assurance in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices” and “Cleanroom Management in Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare”. Dr. Sandle has also delivered papers to over fifty international conferences.”

Interviewed under Micrographia Today e-magazine (Vol1., Issue:2). Has been shared with MicrobeWorld Blog of ASM.

Interview with Dr. Amy Apprill:

Dr. Amy Apprill

Dr. Amy Apprill is an Assistant Scientist at Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, WHOI, US.

Her Education: Ph.D. University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2009, Biological Oceanography M.S. University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2004, Biological Oceanography B.A. University of San Diego, 2001, Marine Science-Biology

Research Profile: Her research addresses questions that focus on the contribution of Bacteria and Archaea to the health and ecology of marine animals. She is also interested in how animal-associated microbes reflect alterations in their surrounding marine environment due to climate change and other anthropogenic-related impacts. Her current research uses traditional microbiology, microbial oceanographic, genomic, metagenomic and bioinformatic tools to examine the microbiomes of reef-building corals, fish and marine mammals.

Her interview has been published in Micrographia Today (WTM), Vol.1, Issue4. 

You can check the full interview here as shared with ASM’s Microbeworld:

Interview with Dr. Leonard A. Mermel:

Dr. Leonard Mermel

MWDr. Leonard A. Mermel, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA is Professor of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Medical Director, Epidemiology & Infection Control Department, Rhode Island Hospital. He was Technical Expert Panel Member, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System, 2005 President, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). He’s past recipient, Ralph A. Kinsella, Sr. Memorial Tribute Award, St. Louis University, SHEA Young Investigator Award, Brown Medical School Department of Medicine Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Teaching. He’s a member, Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society. He’s in Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors, Best of Rhode Island – Infectious Diseases Physician, Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Guide to America’s Top Physicians, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science & Engineering. He’s co-authored guidelines on intravascular catheter infections and >100 articles on infectious diseases. He lectures & teaches internationally on infectious diseases. His research interest is prevention of hospital-acquired infections.

Coming soon in Microbiology World e-magazine.

Interview of Dr. Sikandar K. Sherwani

Dr. Sikandar K. Sherwani

Mr. Sikandar K Sherwani, chairman of Microbiology Association of Pakistan (MAP).

He is a Lecturer of Microbiology (Sp. Immunology & Infectious Diseases) at the Department of Microbiology in Federal Urdu University for Arts, Science & Technology (FUUAST). He is also a research scholar at Immunology and Infectious Disease Research Laboratory (IIDRL) at Dept of Microbiology University of Karachi, Pakistan.

The Interview has been published under Micrographia Today magazine of We The Microbiologist (Vol.1 Issue4). It has been shared with ASM’s Microbeworld (

Interview of Dr. Aftab Ahmad


MWDr. Aftab Ahmad is known as the Shining Star of Pakistan for his enormous contribution towards the Young Minds of Pakistan. He is the President of National Academy of Young Scientists ( and also the Chairmain of Islamic World Young Scientists Academy (IYSA) ( Success leads to determination and the success is the platform to lead your country forward.

Read the journey of Dr. Aftab Ahmad in his course of his research and scientific thought for the betterment of scientific background of developing countries.

The Interview was published in Microbiology World Magazine Vol.1Issue7.


Interview of Dr. Vincent Racaniello

Dr. Vincent Racaniello is the Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the college of Physicians and Surgions of Columbia University. Along with his academic research, he is known for expanding knowledge with great contributions through his virology blog, and his wide podcast on excellent communication on Biological Sciences like This Week in Virology (TWiV), This Week in Microbiology (TWiM) and This Week in Parasitism (TWiP).

The interview was published in Micrographia Today (Vol.2. Issue1). It has also been shared with ASM’s Microbe World.

Interview of Dr. Anne A. Madden

Madden_AA_03Dr. Anne A. Madden is a scientific explorer, a scientific communicator and a post-doctoral researcher at North Carolina State University with Dr. Rob Dunn and Dr. Noah Fierer at University of Colorado. She has been working on the research based on the understanding of the arthropod contribution to the microorganism in houses. Micrographia Today has connected with the well known “Wasp Lady” with us to share her journey of scientific research.

The interview was published in Micrographia Today (Vol.2. Issue2). Download to view here: Anne A Madden Interview

Interview of Dr. Dirk Linke

dirklDr. Dirk Linke was inteviewed along with Dr. Jack Leo from the University of Oslo to share the story behind an identification of a protein that help the well known opportunistic pathogen E. coli to survive in high acidic conditions of stomach to reach the intestines.

The interview was published in Micrographia Today (Vol.2 Issue3). Download to view here: Dirk Linke Interview

Interview of Dr. Partha Sarathi Das


Dr. Partha Sarathi Das is a post doctoral researcher at Vidyasagar University, Midnapore India. He shares his thoughts in recent day Bioinformatics and also about his research. The interview was organized under Bioclues Organization.

View the full conversation here


Interview of Dr. T. V. Ramachandra

wasteDr. T. V. Ramachandra is a well known environmentalist of India. His recent research on Urbanization and deforestation in Bangalore has uprise the essence to protect the environment in India. His versatile research over different aspects of environmental protection, several research models and waste reduction is a merit. He is one of the Scientists of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and holds the Environment chair at the institute. He was with permission of Dr. Hassan Jawaid Khan, Chief Editor of Science Reporter monthly magazine.

The interview was published in September 2016 Issue of Science Reporter. (Research Gate Link)

Interview of Dr. Prashanth Suravajhala

prashDr. Prash is currently a Scientist at Birla Insitutute of Scientific Research, Jaipur in the field of Bioinformatics. He is famous for his systems biology research and his approach for Mentoring students. His versatility in research as well as his science drawings has been a major attention. He is the founder of a Bioinformatics Oranization called Bioclues.

View the full conversation here


Interview of Dr. Ilana Brito

ilana_brito_alm_lab_mit_2-copy5443943Dr. Ilana Brito is Professor at Cornell University. Her research is inclined towards systems biology approaches on horizontal gene transfer from bacteria to human. She earned her PhD in Genetics from MIT. In this interview we specially covered her research on horizontal gene transfer specially based on her project under Dr. Eric Alm’s Lab at MIT in a journey at Fiji Islands that published in the journal Nature.

The interview was published in Micrographia Today Vol.3 Issue3 (Research Gate Link)


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