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Dr Taniya RoyChowdhury was awarded the Christiana Figueres Prize by Applied Microbiology International in 2023 and is at the forefront of applied microbiology, focusing on the impact of climate change on soil ecosystems. Her work, integrating advanced methodologies like GC-MS and 16S rRNA sequencing, sheds light on the dynamics of soil microbial ecology and its critical role in environmental health and climate resilience.

In the upcoming webinar, her work will be highlighted, through a mini documentary, interview, and audience discussion. The event will offer an educational exploration of how microbiology contributes to sustainable environmental practices and climate change mitigation, underscoring Dr RoyChowdhury's significant contributions to enhancing our understanding of soil ecosystems and their role in global ecological balance.

Dr RoyChowdhury's vital role in advancing environmental sustainability reflects her pivotal role in aligning soil microbiology research with the specific objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

SDG 13: Climate Action

  • Target 13.1: Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards: Her research on soil microbiome response to environmental stresses directly contributes to understanding and enhancing resilience against climate change.
  • Target 13.3: Improve education, awareness-raising, and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation: Her work educates on microbial roles in climate mitigation, fostering greater understanding and action.

SDG 15: Life on Land

  • Target 15.3: Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil: Dr RoyChowdhury's insights into soil health aid in strategies for land restoration and soil conservation.
  • Target 15.5: Protect biodiversity and natural habitats: Her research helps understand how soil microbes contribute to ecosystem health and biodiversity.

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

  • Target 6.6: Protect and restore water-related ecosystems: Her studies in wetland microbiology are crucial for managing and safeguarding water ecosystems.

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

  • Target 7.2: Increase substantially the share of renewable energy: Exploration of microbial processes in soil could lead to sustainable bioenergy solutions.

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