Name: Dr. Keya Sau                                                                                                       

Designation : Associate Professor of the Department


        Dr. Sau joined this Institute in August, 2005


Mobile No.: +919474807669

Phone No. : +913224 252900; Extn.232
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Department of Biotechnology
Haldia Institute of Technology
ICARE Complex, HIT Campus, Haldia, PO-HIT                                                                                  
Dist. Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, INDIA




Ph.D. (Jadavpur University)                            

Post Dctoral (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)                                                                                                             

M.Sc in Bioinformatics (Sikkim Manipal University)


Bioinformatics, Numerical Methods, Biostatistics, DBMS, Data Structures & Algorithms, Programming in Perl etc.

 Windows & Linux Operating System.

Teaching Experience: Since August, 2005 teaches B. Tech and M. Tech students in the Department of Biotechnology, Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia





Course Taught

Odd Semester 2015-16

BT502 Bioinformatics

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BT592 Bioinformatics Lab     Course Home
IT705A Bioinformatics      Course Home

MBT104 Numerical Analysis & Biostatistics

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Even Semester 2015-16

M(CS)401 Numerical Methods

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M(CS)491 Numerical Methods Lab     Course Home
MBT-201 Advanced Bioinformatics     Course Home

MBT291 Advanced Bioinformatics Lab

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Areas of Research
Computational analysis of genomes, proteomes and proteins. Structure, function, and stability of proteins of biotechnological importance.


Research Grants

1.      Principal Investigator of the project entitled “Structural investigation of the global virulence regulator SarA from Staphylococcus aureus” in 2012-2015 from the CSIR, Govt. of India.

Research Guidance at Doctoral level

A. Working as a Ph.D Scholars:

      1. Mr. Avisek Mahapa; Registered at Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal.                                                                                                                  


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Refereed Journal Publications:

1)      Sahu K, Gupta SK, Ghosh TC, and Sau S. (2004). Synonymous codon usage analysis of mycobacteriophage Bxz1 and its plating bacteria M. smegmatis: identification of highly and lowly expressed genes of Bxz1 and the possible function of its tRNA species. J. Biochem. Mol. Biol. 37 (4): 487 - 492.

2)      Sahu K, Gupta SK, Sau S, and Ghosh TC. (2005). Comparative analysis of the base composition and codon usages in fourteen mycobacteriophage genomes. J Biomol Struct Dyn. 23(1): 63-72.

3)      Sau K, Gupta SK, Sau S, and Ghosh TC. (2005). Analyses of Base Composition and Codon Usage in the Sixteen Phages of Staphylococcus aureus: Implication in Phage Therapy. Virus Res 113(2):123-31.

4)      Gupta SK, Banerjee T, Basak S, Sahu K, Sau S, and Ghosh TC (2005).  Studies on codon usage in Thermoplasma acidophilum and its possible implications on the occurrences of lateral gene transfer. J Basic Microbiol. 37(9):625-33.

5)      Sau K, Sau S, Mandal SC and Ghosh TC. (2005). Factors influencing the synonymous codon and amino acid usage bias in an AT-rich P. aeruginosa phage PhiKZ. Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai) 37 (9):625-33.

6)      Sau K, Gupta SK, Sau S,  Mandal SC and Ghosh TC. (2006). Factors influencing synonymous codon and amino acid usage biases in Mimivirus. Biosystem 85(2):107-13.

7)      Sau K.* (2007) Studies on synonymous codon and amino acid usages in A. hydrophila phage Aeh1: Architecture of its protein-coding genes and its implication in phage therapy. J Microbiol Immunol Infect 40(1):24-33.

8)      Sau K, Gupta SK, Sau S, Mandal SC and Ghosh TC. (2007). Factors influencing the synonymous codon and amino acid usage bias in a broad-host-range Vibrio phage KVP40. J Microbiol. 45(1): 58-63.

9)      Sau K. (2007) Factors influencing synonymous codon and amino acid usage biases in Aromonas salmonicida phage 44RR. Bioinformatics Trends 1(3):9-18.

10)  Chanda PK, Mondal R, Sau K. and Sau S (2009) Antibiotics, arsenate and H2O2 induce the promoter of Staphylococcus aureus cspC gene more strongly than cold. J Basic Microbiol. 49(2):205-11.

11)  Sau K* and Deb A. (2009). Effect of temperature on the codon and amino acid usages in phages infecting prokaryotic organisms. In Silico Biology. 9(1-2):1-9.

12)  Mondal R, Ganguly T, Chanda PK, Bandhu A, Jana B, Sau K, Lee CY, and Sau, S. (2010). Stabilization of the primary sigma factor of Staphylococcus aureus  by core RNA polymerase. BMB Rep. 43, 176-181.

13)  Chanda PK, Bandhu A, Jana B, Mondal R, Ganguly T, Sau K, Lee CY, Chakrabarti G,  and Sau S (2010) Characterization of an unusual cold shock protein from Staphylococcus aureus. J Basic Microbiol. 50, 1-8.

14)  Luong TT, Sau K, Roux C, Sau S, Dunman PM, Lee CY.(2011) S. aureus ClpC divergently regulates capsule via sae and codY in strain Newman but activates capsule via codY in strain UAMS-1 and in saeS-repaired strain Newman. J Bacteriol. 193, 686-94. Impact factor: 3.586

15)  Biswanath jana, Amitava Bandhu, Rajkrishna Mondal, Anindya Biswas, Keya Sau and Subrata Sau.(2012) Domain Structure and Denaturation of a Dimeric Mip-like Peptidyl-Prolyl cis-trans Isomerase from Escherichia coli. Biochemistry. 51, 1223-1237, Impact factor: 3.194

16)  Bishal AK, Saha S, and Sau K*. (2012)  Synonymous codon usage in forty staphylococcal phages identifies the factors controlling codon usage variation and the phages suitable for phage

Therapy. Bioinformation. 8(24): 1187-1194.

17)  Avisek Mahapa, Sukhendu Mandal, Anindya Biswas, Biswanath Jana, Soumitra Polley, Subrata Sau and Keya Sau*.(2015)  Chemical and Thermal Unfolding of a Global Staphylococcal Virulence Regulator with a Flexible C-Terminal End. PLOS ONE. | 10(3): e0122168, Impact factor: 3.74 

18)  Sukhendu Mandal, Avisek Mahapa, Anindya Biswas, Biswanath Jana, Soumitra Polley, Keya Sau*, Subrata Sau. (2016) A Surfactant-Induced Functional Modulation of a Global Virulence Regulator from Staphylococcus aureus. PLOS ONE. | 11(3): e0151426. Impact factor: 3.74