Dr Sathiyanarayanan Ganesan

Sathiyanarayanan Ganesan

Dr Sathiyanarayanan Ganesan

Scientific collaborator

Phone number: +41 32 718 24 75



2010-2014 : Doctorate (PhD) in Microbiology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

2008-2009 : Advanced Diploma in Molecular Diagnostics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

2006-2008 : Masters (MSc) in Applied Microbiology, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

2003-2006 : Bachelor (BSc) in Microbiology, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India


Professional Experience

2021-now : Scientific Collaborator (Senior Postdoctoral Fellow)

Laboratory of Technologyes for Heritage Mterials (LATHEMA), University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland (Prof. Edith Joseph)

Project : Get On Board ! Microbes for the Archeological Wood Conservation (MICMAC II)

2018-2019 (18 months): Research Engineer (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Laboratory of microbial ecology of the rhizosphere and extreme environments, CEA Cadarache, St-Paul-les-Durance, France (Dr. Wafa Achouak)

Project: Extremophilic Microorganisms’ Mediated Electrosynthesis of Bio-inspired Metal Nanomaterials (BioNano) and Development of Biocathode-based Microbial Fuel Cells

2016-2017 (21 months): Research Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Research Associate)

Department of Biological Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea (Prof. Yung-Hun Yang)

Project: Bioprocessing of biopolymers from Arctic permafrost bacteria

2015-2016 (12 months): Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Biological Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea (Prof. Yung-Hun Yang)

Projet : Bioprocessing of microbial value-added products (antibiotics, isobutanol, cadaverine, biopolymers)



Published 33 peer-reviewed research and review articles in international journals, 6 Korean patents, and 16 conference presentations. Selected articles :


Vinothkanna, A., Sathiyanarayanan, G., Balaji, P., Mathivanan, K., Pugazhendhi, A., Ma, Y., Sekar, S., Thirumurugan, R. Structural characterization, functional and biological activities of an exopolysaccharide produced by probiotic Bacillus licheniformis AG-06 from Indian polyherbal fermented traditional medicine. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 174 (2021) 144-152 (IF: 5.162).

Sathiyanarayanan, G., Bhatia, S.K., Song, H-S., Jeon, J-M., Kim, J., Lee, Y.K., Kim, Y-G., Yang, Y-H. Production and characterization of medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate copolymer from Arctic psychrotrophic bacterium Pseudomonas sp. PAMC 28620. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 97 (2017) 710-720 (IF: 5.162)

Sathiyanarayanan, G., Saibaba, G., Kiran, G.S., Yang Y-H., Selvin, J. Marine sponge-associated bacteria as a potential source for polyhydroxyalkanoates. Critical Reviews in Microbiology. 43 (2017) 294-312 (IF: 7.349)

Sathiyanarayanan, G., Dineshkumar, K., Yang, Y-H. Microbial exopolysaccharide-mediated synthesis and stabilization of metal nanoparticles. Critical Reviews in Microbiology. 43 (2017) 731-752 (IF: 7.349)

Park, H-G., Sathiyanarayanan, G., Hwang, C-H., Ann, D-H., Kim, J-H., Bang, G., Jang, K-S., Ryu, H.W., Lee, Y-K., Yang, Y-H., Kim, Y-G. The chemical structure of the lipid A component of Pseudomonas sp. strain PAMC 28618 from thawing permafrost in relation to pathogenicity. Scientific Reports. 7 (2017) 2168 (IF: 3.999)

Sathiyanarayanan, G., Bhatia, S.K., Kim, H.J., Kim, J-H., Jeon, J-M., Kim, Y-G., Park, S-H., Lee, S-H., Lee, Y.K., Yang, Y-H. Metal removal and reduction potential of an exopolysaccharide produced by Arctic psychrotrophic bacterium Pseudomonas sp. PAMC 28620. RSC Advances. 6 (2016) 96870-96881 (IF: 3.119)

Sathiyanarayanan, G., Yi, D-H., Bhatia, S.K., Kim, J-H., Seo, S-H., Jeong, D., Jung, S., Jung, J-Y., Lee, Y. K., Yang, Y-H. Exopolysaccharide from psychrotrophic Arctic glacier soil bacterium Flavobacterium sp. ASB 3-3 and its potential applications. RSC Advances. 5 (2015) 84492-84502 (IF: 3.119)

Sathiyanarayanan, G., Gandhimathi, R., Sabarathnam, B., Kiran, G.S., Selvin, J. Optimization and production of pyrrolidone antimicrobial agents from marine sponge-associated Streptomyces sp. MAPS15. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering. 37 (2014) 561-573 (IF: 2.419)

Sathiyanarayanan, G., Vignesh, V., Saibaba, G., Vinothkanna, A., Dinesh Kumar, K., Viswanathan, M. B., Selvin, J. Synthesis of carbohydrate polymer encrusted gold nanoparticles using bacterial exopolysaccharide: A novel and greener approach. RSC Advances. 4 (2014) 22817-22827 (IF: 3.119)

Sathiyanarayanan, G., Saibaba, G., Kiran, G.S., Selvin, J. A statistical approach for optimization of polyhydroxybutyrate production by marine Bacillus subtilis MSBN17. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 59 (2013) 170-177 (IF: 5.162)