Research of Biotechnology Department

RESEARCH

The research purposes are to foresee future problems through pursuit of truth, to identify and respond to current problems, and to contribute to the creation and development of scientific technologies with the aim of realizing an affluent society and create technologically advanced solutions for problems of humanity. At the same time, the Department aims to create excellent educational resources and an excellent educational environment through frontline research opportunities.

The young and motivated faculties are involved in the following research areas

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Microbial Biochemistry
  • Protein Anticancer Drug Interaction
  • Protein Chemistry & Cell Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Genome Analysis & Phage Therapy, Molecular & Microbiology
  • Environmental Toxicology & Molecular Genetics
  • Archaebacterial Microbiology & Molecular Biology of Probiotics
  • Gene Expression
  • Antimicrobial Activity Study
  • Animal Cell Culture Based Assay Development and Environmental Biotechnology

SPONSORED PROJECTS

R&D Project Grant Received from different Govt. Funding Agencies:

Sl. no. Project Title Funding Agency Sanctioned Amount Date of Commencement-Completion Duration PI/CoI
1. DNA repair gene: potential marker for ovarian cancer DBT Approx. 24 lacs 2006-2009 3 Yrs

(Completed)

Prof. Nandan Bhattacharyya
2. Diversity of bacteria in the soil samples of Haldia sub division in East Medinipur. West Bengal DST Approx. 7.3lacs 2010-2012 2Yrs

(Completed)

Prof. Nandan Bhattacharyya
3. A theoretical study on the origin of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy of some biomolecular residues and their stereoisomers CSIR Approx. 20 lacs 2011-2014 3 Yrs

(Completed)

Dr. Tarun Kanti Mandal
4. Study of Tubulin-Antimitotic compound interaction in search of novel active derivative targeting colchicines binding site on tubulin DBT Approx. 35 lacs 2012-2015 3 Yrs

(Completed)

Dr. Suvroma Gupta
5. Structural investigation of the global virulence regular SarA from Staphylococcus aureus CSIR Approx. 40 lacs 2012-2015 3 Yrs

(Completed)

Dr. Keya Sau (PI) & Dr. Siraj Datta (CoI)
6. Genotyping of cultivated betelvine DST-FTYS Approx. 25 lacs 2012-2015 3 Yrs

(Completed)

Dr. Siraj Datta
7. In-Virto Corm production of Gladiolus UGC 1.7 Lacs 2013-2015 3 Yrs

(Completed)

Dr. Siraj Datta (CoI)
8. Heat and Salt tolerant microbial biofertilizers with improved efficiency to withstand environmental stress West Bengal DST 13.5 Lacs 2016-2018 3 Yrs

(Ongoing)

Dr. Pranab Roy (PI)

Dr. Mukesh Singh(CoI)

Dr. Rajarshi Banerjee(CoI)

 

9
Biorational management of rice pests: evaluation of nanoparticle based and
endophyte mediated approaches
TAC, ISI
Kolkata
24.97 lakhs 2016-2018 3 Yrs

(Ongoing)

Dr. Mukesh
Singh (Co-PI)
10
Investigations of the antimitotic property of sulfamethoxazole (SMX) group of
drugs: Mechanistic actions and relevance as a lead anticancer
SERB 36.09 lakhs 2017-2020 3 Yrs

(Ongoing)

Dr. Suvroma
Gupta(PI)

 

Seminar/Workshop/SDP/STTP Grant received:

Sl no. Seminar Title Funding Agency Sanctioned Amount Date
1. New Horizons in Biotechnology-2013 DST, New Delhi Rs. 50,000/- 30-31 August, 2013
2. New Horizons in Biotechnology-2015 DST, New Delhi Rs. 60,000/- 14-15 October, 2015
3 New Horizons in Biotechnology-2017 SERB Rs.75,000/ 17-18 February,2017