Kautilya Srivastava

Mr, Doctor of Philosophy Student

  • The University of Western Australia (M092), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 54 Fairway, Crawley, Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, University of Western Australia

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Early Exploration in Biotechnology:

Embarking on a journey in biotechnology, I earned my Bachelor of Technology degree from Vellore Institute of Technology, India. This phase was a crucible of diverse learning experiences, immersing me in various lab techniques—PCR, genetic engineering tools, and molecular biology. Leading numerous projects during my undergraduate years, I honed my skills and developed a passion for delving into the complexities of biotechnological applications.

International Exploration in Plant-Microbe Interaction:

Fueling my curiosity, I ventured to Stockholm University, Sweden, for an internship focused on Plant-Microbe Interaction. This experience was transformative, providing me with a global perspective on the intricate dynamics between plants and microbes. Inspired by this, I pursued my Bachelor Thesis at Stockholm University, delving into the impacts of different microbes on various facets of plant growth—nodule numbers, biomass production, and overall development.

Mastering Biotechnology at The University of Western Australia:

Continuing my academic journey, I completed my Master of Biotechnology at The University of Western Australia. During this period, I also served as a Laboratory Analyst for three enriching months, where I engaged in advanced research and analysis, further refining my expertise.

Navigating the Ending Plastic Waste Mission Program:

Currently, I am a dedicated PhD Candidate at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) My research comes under the Ending Plastic Waste Mission Program started by CSIRO. In this role, I am deeply involved in pioneering research, aiming to develop sustainable solutions to combat the global challenge of plastic waste. My focus revolves around microbial association with plastics to understand the fate, impact and biodegradation of plastics, contributing to the intersection of innovation and environmental sustainability.

Notable Achievements and Contributions:

One of the highlights of my academic journey was my Bachelor Thesis, where I unveiled the nuanced relationships between microbes and plant growth. These findings not only enriched the scientific understanding of plant biology but also fueled my commitment to impactful research.

Vision for the Future:

Driven by a profound passion for environmental sustainability, my goal is to bridge the gap between scientific inquiry and practical solutions. Through my research, I aspire to contribute to a more sustainable future by addressing the pressing issue of plastic waste.

Previous positions

Laboratory Analyst - Bee Health Group, School of Molecular Sciences, University of Western Australia

Gained experience in preparing dilution series for volatile compounds, testing sensor strips in lab setups using a photo spectrometer, and harvesting honey bee larvae from brood frames.


Hindi and English

Education/Academic qualification

Biotechnology, Master Degree, Master of Biotechnology (Specialization: Environmental and Agricultural Biotechnology), The University of Western Australia

22 Feb 202130 Jan 2023

Award Date: 30 Jan 2023

Biotechnology, Bachelor of Technology, Btech. Biotechnology, Vellore Institute of Technology

Award Date: 1 Jun 2020

Industry keywords

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental
  • Oceans

Research expertise keywords

  • Practical solutions for environmental problems


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