- BSc (Microbiology and Biochemistry)
- MSc (Applied Genetics)
- PhD (Microbiology)
I am an applied microbiologist. I have been investigating a range of bacteria for their use in the extraction of heavy metals from various wastes, industrial waste-water treatment, and radionuclide bioremediation. Currently, I am working in the areas of C1 gas bioconversions.
- Gangappa, R., Thomas, M., & Hogg, S. (2013, Sep). Biosignatures of Kerala red rain cells: Implications for understanding their origin. In European Planetary Science Congress 2013, held 8-13 September in London, UK. Online at: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EPSC2013/EPSC2013-1-1.pdf
- Gangappa, R., Thomas, M., Hogg, S. (2013, April). Biological properties of Kerala red rain cells: Insights into the environmental conditions of their origin. In 5th UK , Astrobiology Conference, UK Centre for Astrobiology, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
- Gangappa, R. and Hogg, S. (2012, March). Demonstration of DNA in the Red Rain Cells of Kerala. The International Conference on Molecular Ecology, Vienna, Austria.
- Gangappa, R., Thomas, M., Hogg, S. (2012, July). Fluorescence properties of compounds in the red rain cells of Kerala. Society for General Microbiology, Autumn Conference, University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
- Gangappa, R., Thomas, M., Hogg, S. (2012, Oct). Biological properties of Kerala red rain cells: A possible new opportunity in biotechnological exploration. The Welsh Microbiology Association (WMA) Winter Meeting, United Kingdom.
- Bioremediation of Radionuclides
- Extraction of metals from urban mines
- Industrial wastewater treatment
- C1 gas bioconversions