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Dr. Ankita Srivastava

Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences



  • B.Sc. (2005)- University of Delhi
  • M.Sc. (2007) and Ph.D. (2008-2014) (Environmental Sciences)- Banaras Hindu University
  • Post-Doctor (2014-2017)- Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, South Korea
  • Senior Research Associate (2017-2019)- Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, South Korea

  • 5 Years 5 Months
  • Ph.D
Award & Recognition

  • Junior and Senior Research Fellow under Department of Science and Technology (DST-INSPIRE) Fellowship Scheme, (Govt. of India) April 2010. Selected as Junior Research Fellow under University Grants Commission, New Delhi meritorious fellowship scheme.
  • Awarded prestigious BHU Gold Medal for securing 1st Position in Banaras Hindu University in Environmental Sciences at M. Sc. Examination 2007.
  • Merit award from Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Foundation, New Delhi.
  • Certificate of Merit for securing 2nd position in the Delhi University, B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology.
  • Certificate Academics for securing highest marks in Biology in AISSE (XII) 2000-01.
  • Awarded with UGC Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Women, April, 2014
  • Awarded with Best Poster for ‘Microcystis phenotypes and niche adaptation under different cultivation system” by Korean Society of Phycology.


  1. Ankita Srivastava, Gang-Guk Choi, Chi-Yong Ahn, Hee-Mock Oh, Alok Kumar Ravi and Ravi Kumar Asthana (2012). Dynamics of Microcystin production and quantification of potentially toxigenic Microcystis sp. using real-time PCR. Water Research 46 (3), 817-827 (IF: 11.236).
  2. Ankita Srivastava, Shweta Singh, Chi-Yong Ahn, Hee-Mock Oh and Ravi Kumar Asthana (2013). Monitoring approaches for a toxic cyanobacterial bloom. Environmental Science and Technology 47, 8999-9013 (IF: 9.028).
  3. Ankita SrivastavaChi-Yong Ahn, Ravi Kumar AsthanaHyung-Gwan Lee, and Hee-Mock Oh (2015). Status, Alert System, and Prediction of Cyanobacterial Bloom in South Korea. BioMed Research International, Vol. 2015, Article ID 584696 (IF: 3.411).
  4. Seong-Hyun Seo1, Ankita Srivastava1, Myung-Soo Han, Hyung-Gwan Lee, Hee-Mock Oh (2019). Maximizing biomass and lipid production in Ettlia sp. by UV stress in a N-limited chemostat. Bioresource Technology 288 (2019), 121472 (IF: 9.642).
  5. Ankita Srivastava, Seong-Jun Chun, So-Ra Ko, Junhwan Kim, Chi-Yong Ahn, Hee-Mock Oh (2017). Floating rice-culture system for nutrient remediation and feed production in a eutrophic lake. Journal of Environmental Management 203, 342-348 (IF: 6.789).
  6. Ankita Srivastava, So-Ra Ko, Chi-Yong Ahn, Hee-Mock Oh, Alok Kumar Ravi and Ravi Kumar Asthana (2016). Microcystin biosynthesis and mcyA expression in geographically distinct Microcystis strains under different nitrogen, phosphorus and boron regimes. BioMed Research International, Vol. 2016, Article ID 5985987 (IF: 3.411).
  7. Ankita Srivastava, Seong-Hyun Seo, So-Ra Ko, Chi-Yong Ahn, Hee-Mock Oh (2018). Bioflocculation in natural and engineered systems: current perspectives. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology 38 (8), 1176-1194 (IF: 8.108).
  8. Ankita Srivastava, Haeyoung Jeong, So-Ra Ko, Chi-Yong Ahn, Ji Won Choi, Yong Il Park, Brett Anthony Neilan and Hee-Mock Oh (2019). Phenotypic niche partitioning and transcriptional responses of Microcystis aeruginosa in a spatially heterogeneous environment. Algal Research 41 (2019), 101551 (IF: 4.401).
  9. Jae-Yon Lee, Seong-Hyun Seo, Chi-Yong Ahn, Chang Soo Lee, Kwang-Guk An, Ankita Srivastava* and Hee-Mock Oh (2019). Green light as supplementary light for enhancing biomass production of Ettlia sp. and preventing population invasion from other microalgae. Journal of Applied Phycology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10811-019-1737-x. 31, 2207–2215. (IF: 3.215).
  10. Seong-Hyun Seo, Ji-San Ha, Chan Yoo, Ankita Srivastava, Chi-Yong Ahn, Dae-Hyun Cho, Hyun-Joon La, Myung-Soo Han, Hee-Mock Oh (2017). Light intensity as major factor to maximize biomass and lipid productivity of Ettlia sp. in CO2-controlled photoautotrophic chemostat. Bioresource Technology 244 (1), 621-628 (IF: 9.642).
  11. Shweta Singh, Ankita Srivastava, Hee-Mock Oh, Chi-Yong Ahn, Gang-Guk Choi and Ravi Kumar Asthana (2012). Recent trends in development of biosensors for detection of microcystin. Toxicon 60 (5), 878-894 (IF: 3.033).
  12. Hyun-Joon La, Gang-Guk Choi, Chuhyun Cho, Seong-Hyun Seo, Ankita Srivastava, Beom-Ho Jo, Jae-Yon Lee, Yun-Sik Jin, Hee-Mock Oh (2015). Increased lipid productivity of Acutodesmus dimorphus using optimized pulsed electric field. Journal of Applied Phycology 28 (2), 931-938 (IF: 3.215).
  13. Hyung-Gwan Lee, Sang-Yoon Shin, Long Jin, Chan Yoo, Ankita Srivastava, Chi-Yong Ahn, Hee-Sik Kim, and Hee-Mock Oh (2015). Establishment and maintenance of an axenic culture of Ettlia sp. using a species-specific approach. Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering 20, 1056-1063 (IF: 2.836).
  14. Hyun-Joon La, Seong-Hyun Seo, Jae-Yon Lee, Chang Soo Lee, Byung-Hyuk Kim, Ankita Srivastava, Myung-Soo Han, and Hee-Mock Oh (2016). Improved mixing efficiency and biomass productivity of Ettlia sp. in co-cultivation system with loaches. Algal Research 17, 300-307 (IF: 4.401).
  15. Hyung-Seok Oh, Chang Soo Lee, Ankita Srivastava, Hee-Mock Oh, Chi-Yong Ahn (2017). Effects of environmental factors on cyanobacterial production of odorous compounds: geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 27, 1316-1323 (IF: 2.351).
  16. Seong-Jun Chun, Yingshun Cui, So-Ra Ko, Hyung-Gwan Lee, Ankita Srivastava, Hee-Mock Oh, Chi-Yong Ahn (2017).  Acidovorax lacteus sp. nov., isolated from a culture of a bloom-forming cyanobacterium (Microcystis sp.). Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 110, 1199-1205 (IF: 2.271).
  17. Yingshun Cui, Long Jin, So-Ra Ko, Seong-Jun Chun, Hyung-Seok Oh, Chang Soo Lee, Ankita Srivastava, Hee-Mock Oh, and Chi-Yong Ahn (2017). Periphyton effects on bacterial assemblages and harmful cyanobacterial blooms in a eutrophic freshwater lake: a mesocosm study. Scientific Reports 7 (1), 7827 (IF: 4.379).
  18. Yingshun Cui, Seong-Jun Chun, So-Ra Ko, Hyung-Gwan Lee, Ankita Srivastava, Hee-Mock Oh, and Chi-Yong Ahn (2017). Reyranella aquatilis sp. nov., an alphaproteobacterium isolated from a eutrophic lake. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 67, 3496-3500 (IF: 2.415).
  19. Haeyoung Jeong, Seong-Jun Chun, Ankita Srivastava, Yingshun Cui, So-Ra Ko, Hee-Mock Oh, and Chi-Yong Ahn (2018). Genome sequences of two cyanobacterial strains in xenic culture conditions, toxic green Microcystis aeruginosa KW (KCTC 18162P) and nontoxic brown Microcystis sp. MC19. Genome Announcements 6 (18), e00378-18.
  20. So-Ra Ko, Young-Ki Lee, Ankita Srivastava, Seung-Hwan Park, Chi-Yong Ahn, and Hee-Mock Oh (2018). The selective inhibitory activity of a fusaricidin derivative on a bloom-forming cyanobacterium, Microcystis sp. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 29 (1) (IF: 2.351).
  21. So-Ra Ko, Ankita Srivastava, Nakyeong Lee, Long Jin, Hee-Mock Oh and Chi-Yong Ahn (2019). Bioremediation of eutrophic water and control of cyanobacterial bloom by attached periphyton. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 16, 4173–4180 (IF: 2.860).
  22. Hyung-Seok Oh, Chi-Yong Ahn, Ankita Srivastava and Hee-Mock Oh (2018). Optimized cultivation of Ettlia sp. YC001 in eutrophic pond water for nutrient removal and biomass production. Algae 33 (4), 319-327 (IF: 2.500).


  1. Contributed as judge for Best Microalgae Award under the aegis of European Algae Biomass Association (EABA), 2020.
  2. Life membership of The Biotech Research Society (BRSI).
  3. Genomics and bioinformatics training (15 days) on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS): RNA-Seq Data analysis at Arraygen Technologies, Pune, India.
  4. ‘Freshwater Phycology Training at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore in association with Gubbi Labs and University of Colorado at Boulder during Oct, 2013.
  5. Doctoral student training and study (6 months) at Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, South Korea from Sept. 1, 2009 to Feb. 28, 2010.
  6. Project Study (6 months) on Ecofriendly Energy, Hydrogen from the Photosynthetic Bacterium Rhodopseudomonas at Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, BHU.
  7. Project Study (6 weeks) on Utilization and Management of Fly Ash at Indraprastha Power Generation Company Limited, New Delhi.
  8. Project Study (50 days) on Heavy Metal Characterization of Vegetables Grown with Waste-Water Irrigation at Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi.

Area of Interest

  • Environmental Sciences- Microbiology & Biotechnology
  • Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Cyanobacterial and microalgal biotechnology
  • Eutrophication
  • Toxicology (Secondary metabolites)