Arpita Dasgupta is a doctoral student at Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. Her educational qualification includes a Master of Technology (M. Tech) in Environmental Biotechnology from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and a Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) in Biotechnology from Anna University, Chennai. Her research interests lie in the field of environmental biotechnology and microbiology, waste and wastewater treatment, ecology and biodiversity conservation. She can be contacted at arpita[at]earth.org.