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Salom Gnana Thanga Vincent
Dept. of Environmental Sciences
University of Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

ECSA Council Member Dr. Tim Jennerjahn appointing Dr. Salom Gnana Thanga Vincent of the University of Kerala in Trivandrum to be the first of ECSA’s International Ambassadors.

Message from Ambassador

It’s a privilege to be an ECSA Ambassador and promote ECSA in India. 

I think that one of the major missions of ECSA will be to promote estuarine and coastal research in tropical countries, as well as to include more members to ECSA from these countries, especially young scientists. What I really like about ECSA is that it offers a variety of grants and awards. I was an awardee of ECSA travel grant to one of ECSA’s conferences. ECSA conferences bring in multidisciplinary scientists working in various aspects of estuaries and coasts all over the globe.

Biographical summary

Dr. Salom Gnana Thanga Vincent completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India during 1997. Her major research work was on cellulose-binding proteins of anaerobic cellulolytic bacteria. She was a senior research fellow of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, funded project during her Ph.D. work. From 1997 to 2001, she worked as a Research Associate in the same department on the beneficial microbes transported by earthworms. From 2001 till 2005, she has been working in the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kerala as Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Head, Reader and at present as Associate Professor. She is teaching M.Sc. and M.Phil. students in Environmental Sciences and is guiding Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers. Her area of specialization is Environmental Microbiology and specific areas include anaerobic microbial ecology, microbial biogeochemistry and microbial degradation of pesticides/ azodyes. She is the principal investigator of five major research projects funded by the University Grants Commission, Department of Environment and Climate Change and Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. She has published 37 research papers in international and national journals.