People

Chakkiath Antony

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

My research is focused on applying shotgun metagenomics and metatranscriptomics in identifying the evolutionary divergences and convergences in the metabolism of host-associated bacteria (i.e., pathogens/symbionts) and their free-living relatives. I'm also using such 'omics'-based approaches for the identification of pathogens in clinical scenarios. I'm additionally interested in exploiting metabolic reconstructions from 'omics' as well as cultivation-based techniques to shed light on bacterial physiology in clinical and non-clinical environments.

Education

M.Sc. Bi­o­tech­no­logy, Cochin Uni­versity of Sci­ence & Tech­no­logy (CUSAT), Ko­chi, In­dia, 2007
Ph.D. Bi­o­tech­no­logy, Na­tional Centre for Cell Sci­ence (NCCS), Uni­versity of Pune, Pune, In­dia, 2013