Subham Mukherjee was appointed as a lecturer in forensic biology at the Faculty of Physical and Chemical Sciences in July 2023. Before this, Subham pursued his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Sciences, and Forensics from the Faculty of Science at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. His doctoral research focuses on the molecular characterization of the parvalbumin gene for evolutionary and forensic applications.

Subham also obtained a Master's degree by research in Forensic Biology from the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, where he investigated DNA characterization from the gut content of larvae of Megaselia scalaris (Diptera, Phoridae). Prior to that, he completed an M.Sc. in Forensic Science from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Delhi, India, and a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Zoology from Hansraj College, University of Delhi.

Subham's research interests encompass a wide array of subjects, including the molecular characterization and applications of the parvalbumin gene, DNA analysis for forensic purposes, fish identification, seafood adulteration, Next-Generation Sequencing, DNA barcoding, forensic entomology, and the application of bioinformatics and computational tools in research.

With a strong interest in molecular biology and forensics and a background in laboratory techniques, bioinformatics, and computational analysis, Subham has experience in qPCR techniques and assay design. His proficiency extends to DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, dPCR, genetic analysis, gene expression analysis, sequence alignment, STR/SNP analysis, Next-Generation Sequencing, and DNA Barcoding.

Research and scholarship

Research areas of interest

  • Forensic DNA analysis
  • Fish identification and seafood adulteration
  • Forensic entomology
  • NGS and DNA barcoding
  • q-PCR primer designing for forensic purposes


Teaching Modules:

  • FSC-20003 Forensic Genetics (Module Lead)
  • FSC-10005 Forensic Identification and Investigation
  • FSC-30029 Environmental and Wildlife Forensics
  • FSC- 30031 Forensic Medicine and Advanced Forensic Biology

Supervised Research Projects:

  • Effects of Household Cleaners on DNA Degradation
  • Thermal Effects on DNA Stability
  • Evaluation of Commercial DNA Kits for Damaged DNA
  • Effect of Bleach on DNA Analysis
  • Ethical Implications of Genetic Genealogy in Forensics
  • Fingerprint Persistence on Submerged Surfaces
  • MSci. Project: DNA Barcoding for Fish Species Authentication

School address

Lennard-Jones School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Lennard-Jones Building
Keele University
Phone (School Office): +44 (0)1782 733033, (Chemistry): +44 (0)1782 731693, (Forensic Science): +44 (0)1782 731694, (Physics): +44 (0)1782 733527

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