Dr. Sharmili Jagtap

Assistant Professor
DegreeSpecializationUniversity / InstitutionYear of Completion
1PostdocImmunologyCentro Biologia Molecular Severo Ochoa, Madrid, Spain-
2PostdocDevelopmental GeneticsDartmouth Medical School, USA-
3Ph.D.MicrobiologyNational Chemical Laboratory, Pune2007
4M.Sc.MicrobiologyUniversity of Pune2000
Total Experience: 
15 Years Research: 9 Years
In Teaching: 
6 Years
Area of Specialization/Interest: 

Microbial Enzyme Technology, Medical Microbiology and Developmental Biology

Countries visited for academic purpose: Spain, USA, South Africa, Germany, France.

Publications (in last 3 years): 
  1. “Purification, biochemical characterization and structural modelling of alkali-stable β-1,4-xylan xylanohydrolase from Aspergillus fumigatus R1 isolated from soil”. BMC Biotechnology (2016) 16:11; 1-12. DOI 10.1186/s12896-016-0242-4

  2. “Dynamics of the splenic innate-like CD19+CD45Rlo cell population from adult mice in homeostatic and activated condition” 2012 J Immunol; 189:2300-2308. DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1200224

  3.  “B-cell strategies for Ag recognition in a stratified immune system” a book chapter in Mathematical models and immune cell biology (Springer publications, USA)  2011, 259-275

  4.  “Fluorescence study on Interactions of α–Crystallin with the Molten Globule State of 1, 4–β–D–Glucan Glucanohydrolase from Thermomonospora sp. induced by guanidine hydrochloride.” 2009.  J. Fluoresc. 19:967-973 DOI 10.1007/s10895-009-0496-5

  5.  “Conformation and microenvironment of the active site of a low molecular weight 1,4–β–D–Glucan Glucanohydrolase from an alkalothermophilic Thermomonospora sp.: Involvement of a lysine and cysteine residue.” 2006. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 347, 428-432. DOI 10.1016/j.bbrc.2006.06.100    

  6.  Crystallization and preliminary x- ray characterization of a thermostable low- molecular weight 1,4–β– D–glucan glucohydrolase  from an alkalothermophilic Thermomonospora sp.  2006.  Acta Cryst. F62, 385-387 DOI 10.1107/S1744309106007949

  7.  Purification and properties of a low molecular weight 1,4 – β – D – glucan glucohydrolase having one active site for carboxymethyl cellulose and xylan from an alkalothermophilic Thermomonospora sp. 2005  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 329, 111-116 DOI 10.1016/j.bbrc.2005.01.102    

Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Participated(Last 3 Years): 
  1. Sapna Rani and Sharmili Jagtap. “Application of Microbial Lipase in Dairy Technology: Studies on Swiss cheese Ripening”. Poster presented at 14th FAOBMB Congress and 84th Annual Meeting of SBC (I): Current Experiments in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for Agriculture and Medicine at Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani – Hyderabad, India.   November 27-30, 2015

  2. Priya R. and Sharmili Jagtap “Biodiesel production from oil cakes catalyzed by alkalithermostable lipase of microbial origin” 10th European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering Sciences (10th ESBES) and the 6th International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses (6th IFIBiop) Lille, France. Sep 7-10, 2014

  3. Krishankant Gupta, Priya R., Ramadas Krishna and Sharmili Jagtap. “Isolation, identification of an alkalophilic Acinetobacter radioresistens PR8 producing   extracellular: Partial purification of enzyme”. International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology (ICETB 2014) at New Delhi, India.  November 6-9, 2014

  4. Rehan Ahmed Deshmukh, Madan Kumar Mandal, Suraj Kumar Mandal, Saikiran Nadimishetty, Sharmili Jagtap “Purification and biochemical characetrization of xylanase from Aspergillus versicolor R3 isolated from soil” International conference on Advances in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics ICABB-2013,  Dr DY Patil Institute of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Pune, India.  November 25-27, 2013

  5. Madan Kumar Mandal, Rehan Ahmed Deshmukh, Saikiran Nadimishetty, Suraj Kumar Mandal, Sharmili Jagtap “Isolation and identification of cellulase producing microorganism from soil: Enzyme Immobilization studies” International conference on Advances in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics ICABB-2013. Dr DY Patil Institute of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Pune, India.  November 25-27, 2013

  6. Suraj Kumar Mandal, Rehan Ahmed Deshmukh, Madan Kumar Mandal, Sharmili Jagtap. “Media optimization for lipase production by Aspergillus versicolor SM1 isolated from soil” ‘First International and Third National Conference on Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bioengineering’ Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.   June, 28-29,  2013

  7. Sharmili Jagtap. “The development and differentiation of haematopoietic stem cells in mouse embryo: cell cycle arrest and erythrocyte enucleation are interlinked”  inStem Workshop on Mouse Embryology at Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore, March 10-12,2013

  8. Sharmili Jagtap. “Role of novel gene product in cell cycle regulation during development using C. elegans model system”  Poster presented at International symposium on aging (ISOA-2012) and 16th  biennial conference of association of gerontology (India) at NEHU, Shillong,  October 1-3, 2012

  9. Sharmili Jagtap, Maribel Cortegano, Natalia Serrano,  Beatriz Palacios, Belén de Andrés,  Mª Luisa Gaspar, Miguel A.R. Marcos “The control of cell cycle in mouse embryo lymphohematopoietic cells” Poster presented at 2nd European Congress of Immunology at Berlin, Germany, September 13-16, 2009

  10. Natalia Serrano, Maribel Cortegano, Belén de Andrés, Sharmili Jagtap, Mario Alía, Miguel A.R. Marcos, Mª Luisa Gaspar “Hematopoietic-hepatic cell crosstalks in the emerging mouse embryo liver” 7th Annual Meeting International Society of Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) at  Barcelona, Spain. July, 16-17, 2009

Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Attended (Last 3 Years)

  1. Refresher course in Developmental Biology. Organized by INSA and NIRRH, Mumbai. 16/11/2015 – 28/11/2015

  2. Summer Research Fellowship (for teachers) 2015 by Indian Academy of Sciences, at Calcutta University, Kolkata. 09/05/2015 – 05/07/2015

  3. National seminar cum Workshop on Microbial Genomics and Proteomics at Department of Biotechnology of Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu. 18/02/2015–20/02/2015

  4. Special Summer School in ICT (Microbiology), Refresher course at Academic Staff College, Pune.  03/ 06/2013 – 23/06/2013

  5. Special Summer School 2012; orientation programme at Academic Staff College, Pondicherry. 15/ 06/2012 – 05/07/2012

  6. Attended CME on “TB-HIV Co-infection- An update” at Department of Clinical Microbiology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry on September 28, 2013

  7. Attended one day workshop on Implementation of Research Projects” organized by Pondicherry University, held on April 26,  2013

  8. Attended 1st International Meet on Advanced Studies in   Cell Signaling Network (CESIN 2012) CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India. September 11-13, 2012

Honours / Awards (if any): 
  • Best Teacher Award: Pondicherry University September 2015

  • Summer Research Fellowship (for teachers)  2015  by Indian Academy of Sciences

  • Best Teacher Award: Pondicherry University September 2014

  • INSA-CSIR-DAE/BRNS-CICS Travel Fellowship by Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS), Chennai to attend international conference in France, September 2014

  • Selected to participate in Science Conclave to interact with Nobel  laureates organized by IIIT Allahabad, December 8-14, 2012

  • Senior Research Fellowship and Junior Research Fellowship, awarded by CSIR-UGC, India

  • National Eligibility Test (NET) University Grants Commission, India

  • State Level Eligibility Test (SET), Maharashtra

  • Middle School Scholarship

  • National Merit Scholarship  

Projects Undertaken: 

Title: “Study of cellulolytic enzymes from soil microorganisms” Funding Agency: UGC, India

Contact Details
Present Address: 
Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University, Kalapet, Puducherry – 605 014
Telephone No: 
+91-413-2654872 (office)
sharmili.mib@pondiuni.edu.in, sharmili.pumicro@gmail.com