Dr. Abhinaba Ghosh

Dr. Abhinaba Ghosh



Dr. Ghosh completed his BSc and MSc Applied Microbiology from VIT University, Vellore with a full cost scholarship. For his master’s thesis he was selected at Imperial College London, UK on a full cost scholarship where he was involved in a BBSRC, UK funded research project investigating the role of secondary metabolite gene clusters in host adaptation and viruence in Aspergillus fumigatus. Dr. Ghosh completed his PhD from University of Cambridge, UK on a full cost scholarship. He was awarded the prestigious Cambridge-Nehru Scholarship and Cambridge Commonwealth scholarship in the year 2012. His PhD research focused on investigating the role of several genes involved in bacterial spore germination. He was awarded Martlet award by St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, UK in the category of best outgoing student in the year 2018. Dr. Ghosh continued his reserach as postdoc in the same lab for a year after his PhD. In July 2018, he joined SporeGen Ltd as a research scientist., a a biotech spin-off at the Royal Holloway University of London which develops vaccines and probiotics. He has been involved in challenging project of developing multivalent spore-based vaccine for a range of diseases. Dr. Ghosh is currently appointed as an Associate Professor at MIT WPU where he would continue his research in the filed of bacterial pathogenicity and oral vaccine development. He also hods the position of Honorary visiting faculty at various institutions of repute.


PhD in Biotechnology (University of Cambridge, UK)

MSc Applied Microbiology (VIT University, India(

BSc Microbiology (VIT University, India)

Selected Research Publications:

Al-Riyami B, Ghosh A, Rees EJ, Christie G. 2019. Novel cortex lytic enzymes in Bacillus megaterium QM B1551 spores. FEMS Microbiol. Letters. 366 (12): DOI: 10.1093/femsle/fnz146 (Awarded: Editor’s Choice article for Issue 366 by FEMS and Paper of the month by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, UK)

Ghosh A, Manton JD, Mustafa AR, Gupta M, Ayuso-Garcia A, Rees EJ, Christie G. 2018. Proteins encoded by the gerP operon are localised to the inner coat in Bacillus cereus spores and are dependent on GerPA and SafA for assembly. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 84 (14): DOI: 10.1128/AEM.00760-18

Manetsberger J, Ghosh A, Hall EAH, Christie G. 2018. Orthologues of Bacillus subtilis spore crust proteins have a structural role in the Bacillus megaterium QM B1551 spore exosporium. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 84 (20). DOI:10.1128/aem.01734-18

Eijlander RT, Holsappel S, de Jong A, Ghosh A, Christie G, Kuipers OP. 2016. SpoVT: From Fine-Tuning Regulator in Bacillus subtilis to Essential Sporulation Protein in Bacillus cereus. Frontiers in Microbiology;7:1607: DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01607

Research Scientist (2018- 2020): Work as a Research scientist in SporeGen Ltd. Royal Holloway University of London, UK on a project- Surface display of antigens for the production of vaccines.


Reaserch Experience : 2 years

Books Published

Postdoctoral Research Associate (2017-2018): Structural and functional analysis of Bacterial spore germination proteins