Dr. Basil George

Assistant Professor
Email: [email protected]


  • BSc., MG University, 2005
  • MSc., MG University, 2007
  • PhD., Sardar Patel University, 2012

Area of Specialization

  • Microalgae- Taxonomy
  • Culturing and Bio-prospecting

The ability of microalgae to grow rapidly, and adapt to extremes of environment makes them suitable models for understanding metabolic and evolutionary processes. The potential of microalgal photosynthesis for the production of valuable compounds or for energetic use is widely recognized due to their more efficient utilization of sunlight energy as compared with higher plants. My research mainly focuses on assessing the microalgal diversity from different habitat locations and isolation of potent microalgal strains for bio-prospecting.

Bio-prospecting of microalgae from different aquatic and terrestrial environments and extreme habitats, is considered to be of tremendous significance for obtaining promising and novel isolates with potential applications. Now-a-days, there are numerous commercial applications of microalgae such as, microalgae can be used to enhance the nutritional value of food and animal feed owing to their chemical composition; they play a crucial role in aquaculture and they can be incorporated into cosmetics. My research is aimed to assess the diversified nutrients and biochemical constitutes of microalgae, which could devise chemotaxonomic position of microalgae and can also be recommend for various pharmaceutical, biofuels, pigment applications. Apart from these the role of different biotic and abiotic factors on the biochemical composition, growth and productivity of microalgae is also being investigated.

The new potent strains isolated can be further exploited at regional labs which are actively engaged in research on bio-fuel production, pigment extraction, PHA, bio-plastics, biosensors and many other commercially important eco-friendly products.

  • Exogenous carbon source and phytohormone supplementation enhanced growth rate and metabolite production in freshwater microalgae Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen
    AK Vijay, SAM Salim, S Prabha, B George
    Bioresource Technology Reports 14, 100669, 2021
  • Effect of auxin and its synthetic analogues on the biomass production and biochemical composition of freshwater microalga Ankistrodesmus falcatus CMSACR1001
    AK Vijay, S Prabha, J Thomas, JS Kurian, B George
    Journal of Applied Phycology 32 (6), 3787-3797, 2020
  • Microalgal carotenoids: Potential nutraceutical compounds with chemotaxonomic importance
    C Paliwal, T Ghosh, B George, I Pancha, R Maurya, K Chokshi, A Ghosh, …
    Algal Research 15, 24-31, 2016
  • Fluorescence quenching property of C-phycocyanin from Spirulina platensis and its binding efficacy with viable cell components
    MB Paswan, MM Chudasama, M Mitra, K Bhayani, B George, …
    Journal of fluorescence 26 (2), 577-583, 2016
  • Characterization and evaluation of hydrological processes responsible for spatiotemporal variation of surface water quality at Narmada estuarine region in Gujarat, India
    N Kumar, P Kumar, G Basil, RN Kumar, A Kharrazi, R Avtar
    Applied Water Science 5 (3), 261-270, 2015
  • Bio-optic characterization of Discosphaera tubifer bloom occurs in an overcrowded fishing harbour at Veraval, India
    SK Mandal, VR Patel, G Temkar, BM George, M Raman
    Environmental monitoring and assessment 187 (9), 1-16, 2015
  • A euryhaline Nannochloropsis gaditana with potential for nutraceutical (EPA) and biodiesel production
    M Mitra, SK Patidar, B George, F Shah, S Mishra
    Algal research 8, 161-167, 2015
  • Biofuel potential of the newly isolated microalgae Acutodesmus dimorphus under temperature induced oxidative stress conditions
    K Chokshi, I Pancha, K Trivedi, B George, R Maurya, A Ghosh, S Mishra
    Bioresource Technology 180, 162-171, 2015
  • Dominance of cyanobacterial and cryptophytic assemblage correlated to CDOM at heavy metal contamination sites of Gujarat, India
    SK Patidar, K Chokshi, B George, S Bhattacharya, S Mishra
    Environmental monitoring and assessment 187 (1), 1-9, 2015
  • Potential of Monoraphidium minutum for carbon sequestration and lipid production in response to varying growth mode
    SK Patidar, M Mitra, B George, R Soundarya, S Mishra
    Bioresource technology 172, 32-40, 2014
  • Effects of different media composition, light intensity and photoperiod on morphology and physiology of freshwater microalgae Ankistrodesmus falcatus–A potential strain for bio…
    B George, I Pancha, C Desai, K Chokshi, C Paliwal, T Ghosh, S Mishra
    Bioresource technology 171, 367-374, 2014
  • Nitrogen stress triggered biochemical and morphological changes in the microalgae Scenedesmus sp. CCNM 1077
    I Pancha, K Chokshi, B George, T Ghosh, C Paliwal, R Maurya, S Mishra
    Bioresource technology 156, 146-154, 2014
  • Statistical evaluation of water quality parameters for two different seasons in Mahi estuary, west coast of India
    NK Jangala Isaiah, PR Sajish, R Nirmal Kumar, G Basil, S Khan
  • Statistical evaluation of water quality parameters for two different seasons in Mahi estuary, west coast of India
    NKJ Isaiah, PR Sajish, RN Kumar, G Basil, S Khan
    Ekologia 32 (1), 126-137, 2013
  • Biosorption potentiality of living Aspergillus niger tiegh in removing heavy metal from aqueous solution
    B George, JI Nirmal Kumar, RN Kumar, PR Sajish
    Bioremediation Journal 16 (4), 195-203, 2012
  • An assessment of physico-chemical characteristics of the coastal water of Narmada estuary, Gujarat and statistical evaluation of its seasonal changes
    NJI Kumar, G Basil, NK Rita, PR Sajish, V Shailendra
    Ekolgia (Slovak Republic), 2012
  • Assessment of water physico-chemical characteristics and statistical evaluation of Narmada Estuarine Region, Gujarat, India
    IJ Nirmal Kumar, G Basil, R Nirmal Kumar, PR Sajish, V Shailendra
    Journal of Water and Land Development, 43-48, 2012
  • An assessment of physico-chemical characteristics of the coastal water of Narmada Estuary, Gujarat and statistical evaluation of its seasonal changes
    NKJ Isaiah, B George, RN Kumar, SPP Ravi, S Viyol
    Ekolgia (Bratislava) 31 (1), 65-74, 2012
  • Study on the influence of hydro-chemical parameters on phytoplankton distribution along Tapi estuarine area of Gulf of Khambhat, India
    B George, JIN Kumar, RN Kumar
    The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research 38 (3), 157-170, 2012
  • Nutrient Dynamics in an Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh., Mangrove Forest in Vamleshwar, Gujarat, India
    IN KUMAR, PR Sajish, RN Kumar, G Basil, V Shailendra
    Notulae Scientia Biologicae 3 (1), 51-56, 2011
  • An assessment of the accumulation potential of Pb, Zn and Cd by Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh. in Vamleshwar mangroves, Gujarat, India
    IN KUMAR, PR Sajish, RN Kumar, G Basil, V Shailendra
    Notulae Scientia Biologicae 3 (1), 36-40, 2011
  • Nutrient dynamics in an Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh. mangrove forest in Vamleshwar, near Narmada estuary, West Coast of Gujarat, India.
    JIN Kumar, PR Sajish, RN Kumar, B George, V Shailendra
    Global Journal of Environmental Research 5 (1), 32-38, 2011
  • Bioaccumulation of Lead, Zinc and Cadmium in Avicennia marina Mangrove Ecosystem near Narmada Estuary in Vamleshwar, West Coast of Gujarat, India
    JIN Kumar, PR Sajish, RN Kumar, B George, S Viyol
    Journal of International Environmental Application and Science 6 (1), 8-13, 2011
  • Biosorption of mercury and lead by dried Aspergillus niger Tiegh. isolated from estuarine sediments
    JI Nirmal Kumar, B George, RN Kumar, PR Sajish, S Viyol
    International journal of environmental studies 67 (5), 735-746, 2010
  • An Assessment of the Accumulation Potential of Lead (Pb), Zinc (Zn) and Cadmium (Cd) by Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh
    JIN Kumar, PR Sajih, RN Kumar, B George, S Viyol
    Vamleshwar Mangroves Near Narmada Estuary, West Coast of Gujarat, India…, 2010
    N Kumar, B George, RN Kumar, PR Sajish, S Viyol
    Applied Ecology and Environmental Research 7 (3), 267-276, 2009
  • Environmental studies on biotic components in relation to nutrient status of selected sites of Narmada and Tapi estuaries Gulf of Khambhat Gujarat India
    B George
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