Arvind Salunkhe is a PDRA in this project. He achieved his PhD (2016) with Professor Simon Andrews at University of Reading, UK, working on iron uptake systems of E. coli O157 and impact of E. coli O157 inoculation on gut microbiota composition and metabolism. He has expertise in gut microbiology, iron metabolism and molecular genetics. During his PhD research, he acquired extensive experience in in vitro gut model and metabolic and community profiling of gut microbiota. He holds Masters in Biotechnology and has availed competitive awards, Jawaharlal Nehru University-Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India) fellowship (2007-09) and The Felix scholarship (2011-2015) for Masters and PhD research, respectively.