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Dr. Ashok Jagtap | Marine Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Project Scientist, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, India

Ashok Shivaji Jagtap, an Indian researcher in marine science, is passionate about exploring the bioactive potential of marine organisms, particularly seaweeds. With a background in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from Goa University, Ashok has dedicated his career to studying the diverse ecosystems of the Indian coast.


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Education πŸŽ“

Ashok completed his Ph.D. in Marine Science from the School of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Goa University, focusing on evaluating the bioactive potential of polysaccharides and oligosaccharides from seaweeds. Prior to his Ph.D., he earned an M.Sc. in Biochemistry from SPPU Pune and a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Pune.

Experience πŸ’Ό

Currently, Ashok serves as a Project Scientist at the Arctic Ecology and Biogeochemistry Division of the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research in Goa. He previously worked as a Project Associate and Research Scholar at CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, where he contributed to projects related to seaweed cultivation and valorization.

Research Interests πŸ”

Ashok’s research interests revolve around the bioactive compounds present in marine organisms, with a focus on seaweeds. He is particularly interested in the nutraceutical and antioxidant properties of algal oligosaccharides, as well as their potential applications in healthcare and sustainable agriculture.

Awards πŸ†

Ashok has received recognition for his contributions to marine science research, including awards for his publications on microbial enzymatic production of algal oligosaccharides and the prebiotic potential of ulvan oligosaccharides.

Publications Top Notes

Publications Top NotesπŸ“š

Encapsulation of rhodamine-6G within p-sulfonatocalix[n]arenes: NMR, photophysical behaviour and biological activities. (2016, RSC Adv.)

Overview on Microbial Enzymatic Production of Algal Oligosaccharides for Nutraceutical Applications. (2021, Mar Biotechnol)

Antioxidant and Antiglycemic Properties of Macroalgae, an Underutilized Blue Economy Bioresource in India. (2021, Russ J Mar Biol)

Marine microbial enzymes for the production of algal oligosaccharides and its bioactive potential for application as nutritional supplements. (2022, Folia Microbiol)

Seaweed farming: A perspective of sustainable agriculture and socioeconomic development. (2022, Elsevier)

Prebiotic potential of enzymatically produced ulvan oligosaccharides using Bacillus sp. A181, a macroalgae-associated bacteria. (2022, J Appl Microbiol)

Ashok Jagtap | Marine Sciences | Best Researcher Award

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