Deepak Anand, Ph.D.

Deepak Anand, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Current Position

2015- Present  
Postdoc researcher at Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

2016- Present
 Postdoc representative (Department of Ecophysiology, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany)


Cell biology, antisense RNA, gene regulation, promoter, protein expression and purification, fluorescence microscopy, immunofluorescence, nucleic acid analysis, click-chemistry, chromosome organization, bacterial cell division, flow cytometry, gene expression analysis and real time PCR. 


Ph.D., Microbiology and Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

 M.Sc., Biotechnology, Goa University, Goa, India


Anand, D. and Chaudhuri, A. (2017)
Bacterial outer membrane vesicles: New insights and applications. Mol Mem Bio, 33: 125–137.

Anand, D. and Pandey, P. (2017)
Bioinformatics Challenges and Advances in RNA interference. Bioinformatics Review, 3: 1-3.

Anand, D. and Pandey, P. (2017),
Bacterial Growth and Division., New York City, New York : Delve Publishing

Chaudhuri, A. and Anand, D (2017)
Cholesterol: Revisiting its fluorescent journey on Chevreul's 200th birthday. Biomed. Spectrosc. 6:1-24 

Mishra, S., Anand, D., Vijayarangan, N. and Ajitkumar P. (2013)
An accurate method for the qualitative detection and quantification of mycobacterial promoter activity. Open Microbiol J. 7:1-5.

Vijay, S., Anand, D. and Ajitkumar, P. (2012)
Unveiling unusual features of formation of septal partition and constriction in mycobacteria- an ultrastructural study. J Bacteriol 194: 702-707.

Roy, S., Srinivasan, V., Arumugam, M., Anand, D., Mir, M., and Ajitkumar, P. (2011)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Expresses ftsE Gene through Multiple Transcripts. Curr Microbiol 62: 1581-1589.

Roy, S., Anand, D., Srinivasan, V., Gupta, P., and Ajitkumar, P. (2011)
The ftsZ Gene of Mycobacterium smegmatis is expressed through multiple transcripts. Open Microbiol J. 5:43-53.

Arumugam, M., Anand, D., Vijayarangan N., Chandrasekaran, M. R., Anbukayalvizhi, C., Srinivasan, V., Haryadi, R. and Ajitkumar, P. (2011).
Nucleoside Diphosphate Kinase gene is expressed through multiple transcripts in Mycobacterium smegmatis. Int J of Micro Res. 4: 197-206.

Research projects

Mechanism of chromosome organization and segregation by SMC and its accessory protein in Myxococcus xanthus.  

Development of Arduino based micro-culture-incubator for bacterial live cell imaging.

PhD -‘Regulation of the Principal Cell Division Protein FtsZ of Escherichia coli by Antisense RNA and FtsH Protease’. 

Transcriptional analysis of different cell division genes of M. tuberculosis H37Ra and M. smegmatis mc2 55 and electron microscopy study of unique features of M. tuberculosis cell division. Microbiology and Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India

Degradation of Tarballs by Marine aerobic consortium and anaerobic marine microorganism’- at the department of Marine Biotechnology, Goa University, India

Detection of Helicobacter pylori from biopsy samples’. Department of Medical Microbiology, Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India


Conferences, Symposiums and Workshops

2019 MPIG Career Steps: 

2018 3rd MPI Career day of the Max Planck Institute for terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

2018 Adobe Illustration workshop for scientist

2017 2nd MPI retreat, Gästezentrum Westerwald, Rehe, Germany

2017 MPI In-house career day, May 29

2015 1st MPI career day, Max Planck Institute for terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

2015 1st MPI annual retreat, Hohe Fahrt, Vohl-Asel, Germany

2015 ÄKTATM system and UnicornTM control software 6.4.1’ training course organized by GE Healthcare, 26-18 Oct, Munich, Germany

2015 Spotlight on Microbiology’ symposium at Philipps-Universität Hörsaalgebäude, Marburg, Germany

2015 Presentation-‘Cell division and growth in Myxococcus xanthus’ at ‘42nd International conference on the Biology of Myxobacteria’ , Esters Park Conference Center (YMCA), Colorado, USA

2015 Synmikro Symposium’ on ‘Microbial Biosensors & Regulatory Circuits’; SYNMIKRO, Marburg, Germany

2013 RNA Biology Conference’, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India  

2013 Emerging Themes in Tuberculosis Research Creating a Network’, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India

2012 ‘International Microscopy Workshop’ at National Center for Biological Science, Bengaluru, India

2008 ‘The IISc Centenary conference’, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India

2007 ‘Intellectual Property Rights Innovation’, Technology, and Knowledge Management, The International Center, Goa, India


Awards and Membership

Postdoc representative, Dept. of Ecophysiology, Max-Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

2014- Present
Life time member of ‘Biological Society of Chemist’, IISc, Bengaluru, India

Indian Institute of Science Senior Research (SRF) Fellowship, Bengaluru, India

Indian Institute of Science Junior Research (JRF) Fellowship, Bengaluru, India

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Junior Research (CSIR-FRF) Fellowship

Fellowship from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Human Resource Development (HRD), Government of India



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