Faculty & Officials

Contact Informations

Mailing Address:
Department of Microbiology, University of Chittagong, Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh.

Cell: +880-1990499695
kartik.mbio@cu.ac.bd kartik.mbio.cu@gmail.com

Kartik Dhar

Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology
University of Chittagong
Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh

Education

M.S. (Thesis)
Department of Microbiology (2009-2010)
University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

B.Sc. (Honors)
Department of Microbiology (2005-2008)
University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

Research Interest

1. Exploration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons degrading microorganisms from contaminated sites, elucidation of biochemistry and genetics of biodegradation
2. Hospital acquired infections

Professional Link/Affiliation

Life-member, Microbiology Association of Bangladesh (MAB)
Global outreach member, American Society of Microbiology (ASM)
ResearchGate, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kartik_Dhar

Publications

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
1) Kartik Dhar, Shoma Dutta and Anwar MN. 2010. “Biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbon by two Aspergillus spp. and two Penicillium spp. isolated from the contaminated soil and water of ship breaking yard”. 5th International Conference on Microbiology of Food, Health and Environment: Problems and Prospects in Developing Countries, Organized by Department of Microbiology, The University of Dhaka. In association with Bangladesh-Japan Association for Science and Technology, Bangladesh Academy of Science and Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists.

2) Kartik Dhar, Shoma Dutta and Anwar MN. 2012. “Biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbon pollutants by indigenous fungal isolates from ship breaking yard”. 26th Annual Conference of Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists. Organized jointly by Bangladesh Society of Microbiologists and Department of Microbiology, University of Chittagong.

PUBLISHED RESEARCH ARTICLES
1) Md. Ekramul Karim, Kartik Dhar and Md. Towhid Hossain. 2016. “Co-metabolic decolorization of a textile reactive dye by Aspergillus fumigatus”. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, DOI:10.1007/s13762-016-1136-7

2) Tasneem Chowdhury, Arafat Mahmud, Abanti Barua, Md. Ibrahim Khalil, Rocky Chowdhury, Forkan Ahamed and Kartik Dhar. 2016. “Bacterial contamination on hand touch surfaces of public buses in Chittagong city, Bangladesh” IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology, 10(4) Version III: 48-55.

3) Ashok Kumar, Kartik Dhar, Shamsher Singh Kanwar and Pankaj Kumar Arora. 2016. “Lipase catalysis in organic solvents: advantages and applications.” Biological Procedures Online, 18:2. DOI 10.1186/s12575-016-0033-2.

4) Vimal Kumar Dubey, Kottakota Chandrasekhar, Alok Srivastava, Aminuddin, Vijai Pal Singh, Kartik Dhar & Pankaj Kumar Arora 2015, “Expression of coat protein gene of Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV-subgroup IA) Gladiolus isolate in Nicotiana tabacum,” Journal of Plant Interactions, 10 (1): 296-304. DOI: 10.1080/17429145.2015.1101496.

5) Md. Ekramul Karim, Kartik Dhar and Md. Towhid Hossain. 2015. “Physico-chemical and microbiological analysis of textile dyeing effluents.” IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology, 9(7) Version II: 41-45.

6) Pankaj Kumar Arora, Kartik Dhar, Rafael Alejandro Veloz García,and Ashutosh Sharma. 2015. “Biotransformation of Indole to 3-Methylindole by Lysinibacillus xylanilyticus strain MA.” Journal of Chemistry, vol. 2015, Article ID 425329, 2015. DOI:10.1155/2015/425329.

7) Kartik Dhar, Shoma Dutta and Anwar MN, 2014, “Biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbon by indigenous fungi isolated from ship breaking yards of Bangladesh.” International Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 3(9) : 22-30

8) Forkan Ahamed, Kartik Dhar, Jannatul Ferdouse and M Nural Anwar, 2014, “Effect of salinity on the growth of petroleum hydrocarbons degrading Bacillus sp. isolated from chronically polluted ship breaking yards,” Elixir Bio Technology, 68: 22280-22283

9) Kartik Dhar, Shoma Dutta and Anwar MN, 2012, “Biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbon by two Aspergillus spp. and two Penicillium spp. isolated from the contaminated soil and water of ship breaking yard,” Asian Journal of Microbiology Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, 14 (1): 149-154