My research interests are focused on the ‘Diversity and Functions of Prokaryotes in Environment’, which include the following areas.
Taxonomy, diversity, evolution and bioactive compounds of filamentous actinobacteria, in particular Streptomyces family
Genomics and bioinformatics:
Genome analysis and comparative genomics of prokaryotes, with particular emphasis on filamentous actinobacteria, producers of bioactive compounds and also on acidophilic species
Molecular systematics and evolution:
Taxonomic characterization of prokaryotes in natural environment, and description of novel taxa using polyphasic and multigene approaches.
Analysis of prokaryotic diversity using next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology, identification of 'core microbiome', and elucidation of its functions based on genomic and transcriptomic approaches