Name: Prof. (Dr.) Pranab Roy                                                                                                     

Designation : Professor of the Department

 

        Dr. Roy joined this Institute in January, 2013

 

Mobile No. : +919933037099

Phone No. : +913224 252900; Extn.231
Email : pranabroy@rediffmail.com, prpranabroy94@gmail.com

 

Contact Details : 

Department of Biotechnology
Haldia Institute of Technology
ICARE Complex, HIT Campus, Haldia, PO-HIT                                                                                  
Dist. PurbaMedinipur, West Bengal, INDIA
PIN-721657
 

 

Education

                 

Ph.D. (Bose Institute, Kolkata; awarded from Calcutta University)                            

Post Dctoral: Yale University School of Medicine & University of Connecticut Health Center, USA

                                                                                                          

Skills

  Plant Molecular Biology, Bioremediation and microbial Biotechnology

                        

Experience

Industrial Experience:

1. Senior Scientist, Hindustan Lever Research Centre, Mumbai

             2. Chief Biochemist, Tea Research Association, Tocklai, Jorhat
             3. Deputy General Manager (R&D), Tata Tea Ltd,
             4. Director (Research), Eastern Organic Fertilizer Pvt Ltd, Kolkata,
                                                   5. Arctic expedition from National Centre of Antarctic and Ocean Research,
                                                   Ministry of  Earth Sciences, Goa

Teaching Experience: 2003-1012; taught M.Sc students in the Department of Biotechnology, Burdwan University, West Bengal

 
                                                  From January 2013, Professor at Dept of Biotechnology, Haldia Institute of Technology
Course Taught

Odd Semester 2015-16

MBT-101: Genetic Engineering

Course Home

MBT-191: Recombinant DNA Technology Lab

MBT-103: Project Management

    Course Home
BT-704F:  Genomics

CH-301: Environmental Engg

Course Home

Even Semester 2015-16

MBT-202:  Immunology

Course Home

HU(BT)-801: Bioethics and IPR     Course Home
CH-401: Environmental Sc and Basic Biology     Course Home
 
Areas of Research

1. Plant molecular Biology, organization of repetitive DNA sequences

2. Plant pathogen interactions,Stress tolerance of plants

3. Bioremediation, molecular characterization of biodegrading microbes

4. Studies with microbial biofertilizers to improve their stress tolerance.

Research Grants

1.  Principal Investigator of the project entitled “Exploring Arctic Micro-organisms for industrial enzymes" from SERB, DST  Completed

                   2. Principal Investigator of the DST (Science & Society Div) project on
                   Introduction of Biotechnology to rural areas of Kanksa, Burdwan District.                        Completed

3. .Principal Investigator of the project entitled “Heat and Salt tolerant microbial biofertilizers with improved efficiency to withstand environmental stress" from WBDST sanction no. 545(sanc)/ST/P/S&T/2G-1/2013 started in January 2016.

 
 
                                                            
Research Guidance at Doctoral level

A. Ph.D. Awarded:                                            

    1. Nisan Bhattacharya, Bose Institute, Kolkata on "Characterization of a repeat element frommung bean genome".
2. Anjali Gurjar, Hindustan Lever Research Centre, Mumbai on "Salinity tolerance genes in mustard : molecular cloning and characterization".
3. Srijata Mitra, Burdwan University, Burdwan on "Isolation and characterization of Trichloroethylene degrading bacterium".
4. Kaushik Dey, Burdwan University, Burdwan on "Biodegradation of Organo-chloro compounds by a novel bacterium from soil".
5. Bengyella Louis, Burdwan University, Burdwan on "Proteomic changes in Solanum tuberosum L. under the influence of temperature fluctuation and impact on early blight disease."
6. Agniswar Sarkar, Burdwan University, Burdwan on "Development of Molecular Diagnostics and Molecular Typing of Aeromonas species".
7. Piyali Mukherjee, Burdwan University, Burdwan on "Studies in the Biodegradation of Trichloroethylene : A potent environmental pollutant".

B. Working as  Ph.D Scholars:

      1. Arpita Dey, Burdwan University, Burdwan on Characterization of an Arctic bacterium producing industrially useful Lipase.
2. Joyita Das, Burdwan University, Burdwan on In vitro regeneration of hairy root of Brassica nigra in response to different PGRs
3. Debraj Ray, Burdwan University, Burdwan on Metagenomic approach to study the microbial consortium from Arctic soil.

 

Publications

Updated View on ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pranab_Roy4

Books/Book Chapter:

     1. Biswas, B.B., Ganguly, A., Das, A. and Roy, P. (1974). Action of Indole Acetic Acid: A Plant Growth Hormone on Transcription. in: Regulation of Growth Differentiated Function of Eukaryotic Cells (G.P. Talwar ed.). 461-477.
2. Biswas, B.B. and Roy, P. (1978). Plant growth substances as Modulator of Transcription in Subcellular Biochemistry. 5: 187-219.
3. Roy, P. and Gurjar, A.S. (1997). Molecular Biology of Salt stress in Plants in ‘Strategies for Developing salt and drought tolerance in crop plants’, Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. 393-402.
4. Dey, K. and Roy, P. (2010). A Review: Degradation of Trichloroethylene in Degradation of polymer and Bioprocess Technology, Nova Science Publication, 1-46.
5. Sarkar, A., Saha, M. and Roy, P. (2011). Study of Vibrio parahaemolyticus through ERIC- PCR and REP- PCR for Development of Fish and Human Health Management. Perspectives in Animal Ecology and Reproduction. 7; 15-31. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, India

Refereed Journal Publications:

1.      Biswas, B.B., Ganguly, A., Das, A. and Roy, P. (1974). Action of Indole Acetic Acid: A Plant Growth Hormone on Transcription. In: Regulation of Growth & Differentiated Function of Eukaryotic Cells (G.P. Talwar ed.). 461-477.

2.      Basak, S., Roy, P. and Biswas, B.B. (1977). Interaction of Indole Acetic Acid and Abscisic Acid on Transcription, Ind. J. Biochem. Biophys. 14: 149-152.

3.      Roy, P. and Biswas, B.B. (1977). A receptor protein for Indole Acetic Acid from the plant chromatin and its role in transcription, Biochem. Biophys, Res. Comm. 77: 1597-1606.

4.      Biswas, B.B. and Roy, P. (1978). Plant growth substances as Modulator of Transcription. Subcellular Biochemistry. 5: 187-219.

5.      Ghosh, P.K., Roy, P., Barkan, A., Mertz, J.E. and Weissman, S.M. (1981). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (U.S.A) 78: 1386-1396.

6.      Piatak, M., Subramanian, K.N., Roy, P. and Weissman, S.M., (1981). J. Mol. Biol.153: 589-618.

7.      Cudny, H., Roy, P. and Deutscher, M. (1981). Biochem. Biophys, Res. Comm. 98: 337-345.

8.      Roy, P., Cudny, H. and Deutscher, M. (1982). J. Mol. Biol.159: 179-182.

9.      Roy, P. and Deutscher, M. (1982). E. coli exoribonucleases and their action on tRNA processing at the Cold Spring Harbour Symposium on RNA Processing.

10.  Roy, P. and Biswas, B.B. (1983). Studies on moderately repetitive sequences in plant genome at the XV International Congress of Genetics, New Delhi.

11.  Roy, P. (1984). Repetitive DNA from the plant Vigna radiata and its cloning in E. coli at the International Symposium on Regulation of growth differentiation in normal and neoplastic cells, University of Pune.

12.  Sen, S. and Roy, P. (1986). Construction of a genomic library from germinating seedlings of mung bean (Vigna radiata), Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 137: 788-794.

13.  Bhattacharya, N. and Roy, P. (1986). Extrachromosomal DNA from a dicot plant Vigna radiata, FEBS Lett.  208: 386-309.

14.  Roy, P. and Bhattacharyya, N. (1987). Reiterated DNA sequences in the genome of mung bean and its cloning. J. of Plant Physiol and Biochem. 14: 6-13.

15.  Roy, P., Bhattacharyya, N. and Biswas B. B. (1986). Isolation, characterisation and sequencing of the novel repetitive DNA from the mung bean (Vigna radiata). Gene 73: 57-66.

16.  Nayak, K. K., Pandey, N. K. and Roy, P. (1988). Cloning of Streptomyces lividian tyrosinase gene in E. coli. Ind. J. Biochem. Biophys. 25: 915-917.

17.  Roy P., Pendse A. G. Nayak K. K. and Pandey N. K. (1988). Effect of salt and water stress on germinating seedings and calli in rice and mustard. Proceedings of International Congress for Plant Physiol., New Delhi, pp. 969-976.

18.  Roy, P., Nayak, K. K. and Pandey N. K. (1989). Characterisation of novel yeast synthesizing melanin-like pigment. J. of Gen. Microbiol. 135: 3385-3391.

19.  Gurjar, A. S. and Roy, P. (1989).  Effect of abiotiic stress on plants – A molecular approach. Proc. Natl. Seminar ISPP, Bombay on Strat. Physiol. Regulation Plant. Productivity, pp 133-138.

20.  Roy, P., and Sahasrabudhe, N. (1990). A sensitive and simple paper chromatographic procedure for detecting neomycin phosphotransferase II (NptII) gene expression. Plant Mo. Biol. 14: 873-876.

21.  Roy, P. (1992). Genomic amplification and expression of 8-endotoxin fragment of Bacillus thuringiensis, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 187: 641-647.

22.  Roy, P., Wil Bos, J. and Verbakel, J.M.A. (1993). Isolation of salt inducible gene and its molecular cloning. Ind. J. Biochem, Biophys., 30: 139-143.

23.  Tamhankar, S.A., Patil, B.G., Gupta, V.S., Ranjekar, P.K. and Roy, P. (1994). Characterisation of a genomic clone of salt inducible gene in rice. In: Proceedings of DAE Symposium on Stress and Adaptive Responses in Biological Systems. 310-315.

24.  Gurjar, A.S. and Roy, P. (1994). cDNA clones for salt inducible gene from mustard (Brassica juncea), Ind. J. Biochem. Biophys., 31: 329-334.

25.  Roy, P. (1995). Biotechnology and Biochemistry of Tea in Soc. Biol. Chemist. annual meeting, Lucknow, India.

26.  Roy, P. and Gurjar, A.S. (1997). Molecular Biology of Salt stress in Plants in ‘Strategies for Developing salt and drought tolerance in crop plants’, Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. 393-402.

27.  Tamuly, P. and Roy, P. (1996). Intracellular localizsation of PPO and peroxidase in tea leaves. Two Leaves & a Bud. 40

28.  Roy, P. (1997). A modified Tocklai Fermentation Test, Two Leaves & a Bud. 41

29.  Hazra, B., Sarkar, R., Bhattacharya, S. and Roy, P. (2002). Tumor or inhibitory activity of chicory Root extract against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma in mice Fitoterapia, 73: 730-733.

30.  Roy, P. (2003). Treatment of Municipal Solid Waste. Everyman’s Science, 38: 187-190.

31.  Dey, K and Roy, P. (2009) .Degradation of Trichloroethylene by Bacillu  sp.: Isolation strategy, strain characteristics, and cell immobilization. Current Microbiol.59: 256-260.

32.  Alfred Q.M, Bishayee K, Roy, P. and Ghosh T (2009). A computational technique for prediction & visualization of promoter region in long human genomic sequence. Jr. of Bioinformatics & Sequence Analysis. 11: 011-016.

33.  33.Khatun S, Bandopadhyay S, Mitra S, Chaudhuri SK, Dasgupta A,   Chattopadhyay NC and Roy, P. (2009). Neutraceutical and antioxidative properties of three species of Pleurotus mushroom. The 5th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference in China 234-241.

34.  Bandopadhyay S, Khatun S, Mitra S, Roy, P, Dasgupta A, Chaudhuri SK, Chattopadhyay NC, (2009).Antihyperglycaemic  effect of dietary mushroom (Pleurotus florida) in alloxan induced diabetic rat. The 5th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference in China 135-141.

35.  Das, J., Chandra, I. and Roy, P. (2010). In vitro regeneration of hairy root of Brassica nigra in response to different PGRs. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences 9(5):271-275.

36.  Sarkar, A., Saha, M., Roy, P. and Patra, A. (2010). Characterization of Aeromonas sp. By ERIC-PCR Genomic Fingerprinting Techniques. The Journal of Plant Science Research. 26(2): 213-220.

37.  Mitra. S and Roy. P. (2010). BTEX: A Serious ground water contaminant. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences. 5(5): 394-398.

38.  Mitra. S., Dey, K. and Roy. P. (2010).A Novel bacterium capable of degrading trichloroethylene. Proc. National Seminar on Biotechnology and the Environmental Science at NIT, Durgapur, India pp-105-111. ISBN: 978-93-80697-20-8.

39.  Dey, K. and Roy, P. (2010). A Review: Degradation of Trichloroethylene in Degradation of polymer and Bioprocess Technology, Nova Science Publication, 1-46.

40.  Mitra, S. and Roy, P. (2011). Molecular phylogeny of a novel trichloroethylene degrading gene of Bacillus cereus. Journal of Biological Sciences. 11, 58-63.

41.  Mitra, S. and Roy, P. (2011). Biodegradation of trichloroethylene in the presence of toluene and phenolic compound of Bacillus cereus strain 2479. Asian Journal of Experimental Biological Sciences 2, 750-753.

42.  Mitra. S and Roy. P. (2011). Molecular characterization of gene capable of degrading trichloroethylene, an Environmental pollutant. International Journal of Biotechnol and Mol.Biol. Research.2: 163-171.

43.  Mitra. S and Roy. P. (2011). Molecular identification by 16S rDNA sequence of a novel bacterium capable of degrading trichloroethylene. Journal of Biological Sciences. 10 (7): 637-642.

44.  Louis, B., Julien, N. and Roy, P. (2011). Evaluation of Antifungal potential of Ocimum gratissimum extracts on two seedborne fungi of rice (Oryza sativa L.) in Cameroon. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences. 4(3): 306-311.

45.  Louis, B and Roy, P. (2011). Switching between heat shock proteins and cold inducible proteins in Solanum tuberosum L. in in vivo conditions. British Journal of Biotechnology. 1(3):101-112.

46.  Roy, P. (2011). Induction of Hairy Root in Brassica nigra  in Regenerated Tissue Culture plants. National Symposium on Recent Advances in PTC & Biotech, Feb.4-6, 2011, Ann. Conference of Plant Tissue Culture Association, India.

47.  Chatterjee, S., Gupta, D., Roy, P., Chatterjee, N. C., Saha, P. and Dutta, S. (2011). Study of a lead tolerant yeast strain BUSCY1 (MTCC 9315). Journal of Microbiology Research. 5(30): 5362-5372.

48.  Koner, A., Ghosh, S. and Roy, P. (2011). Isolation of antimicrobial compounds from chicory root. International Journal of Research in Pure and applied Microbiology. 1(3): 37-42.

49.  Dey, K. and Roy, P. (2011) Degradation of chloroform by immobilized cells of Bacillus sp. in Calcium alginate beads. Biotechnol. Lett. 33:1101-1105.

50.  Sarkar, A., Saha, M. and Roy, P. (2011). Study of Vibrio parahaemolyticus through ERIC- PCR and REP- PCR for Development of Fish and Human Health Management. Perspectives in Animal Ecology and Reproduction. 7; 15-31. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, India.

51.  Sarkar, A., Saha, M., Dhimani, M., Roy, P. and Mishra, S. S. (2011). Molecular diagnosis of Aeromonas spp. by using ERIC-PCR analysis, International Symposium on Emerging Trends in Biomedical and Nanobiotechnology. 31- 51.

52.  Louis, B., Roy, P. EL. Yekwal and SD Waikhom (2012). The farmers cry: Impact of heat stress on Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Dianthi, interaction with fungicides. Asian Journal of plant pathology. DOI: 10.3923/ajppaj.2012.

53.  Chatterjee, S., Das, J., Roy, P. and Sarkar, A. (2012). Isolation and characterization of lead resistant microorganism from industrial effluent: (A Bioremediation approach). Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology. 6(1): 315-324.

54.  Mukherjee, P. and Roy, P. (2012). Identification and characterization of a bacterial isolates capable of growth on Trichloroethylene as the sole carbon source. Advances in Microbiol.,2(3), 184-194.

55.  Sarkar, A., Saha, M., Patra, A. and Roy, P. (2012). Characterization of Aeromonas hydrophila through RAPD- PCR and SDS-PAGE Analysis. Open Jour of Med. Microbiol. 2(2), 37-40.

56.     Chatterjee,S, Mukherjee,A., Sarkar,A. and Roy,P.(2012) Bioremediation of lead                     by lead-resistant micro-organisms isolated from industrial samples. Adv. in Bioscience &.       Biotech. 3, 290-295.

57.   Mukherjee, P.and Roy, P. (2013) Cloning, sequencing and expression of novel trichloroethylene degradation genes from Stenotrophomonas maltophilia PM102: a case of gene duplication. Jr. of Bioremediation and Biodegradation, 4(2)

58.  Louis B, Roy P, Waikhom S.D, Talukdar, N.C. (2013). Report of foliar necrosis of potato caused by Cochliobolus lunatus in India. African journal of Biotechnology. 12(8): 833-835. DOI: 10.5897/AJB12.1384.

59.  Louis B. Roy P, Ousman T,.,Waikhom S.D., Talukdar N.C. (2012). Overcoming heat shock protein inhibition at critical temperature vital for survival in Solanum tuberosum L. in vivo condition. African Journal of Biotechnology. 11(47): 10769-10774.  DOI: 10.5897/AJB11.4088.

60.  .Chatterjee, S., Das, J., Roy, P. and Sarkar, A. (2012). Isolation and  characterization of lead resistant microorganism from industrial effluent: (A Bioremediation approach). Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology. 6(1): 315-324.

61.  Mukherjee,P.and Roy,P. (2013) Copper enhanced monoxygenase activity and FT-IR spectroscopic characterization of Biotransformation products in Trichloroethylene degrading bacterium : Stenotrophomonas maltophila PM 102. BioMed Res.International, vol.2013,article ID 723680.

62. Chattopadhyay,A.,Singh,P,,Dey,A.,Roy,P.,Chatterjee,S.,Saha,P.and Mukhopadhyay,S,K. (2013) Study of a psychrotolerant amylolytic Paenibacillus sp. Isolated from Arctic region, Journal. of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research. 3 (4) :24-31.

63.  Mukherjee,P. and Roy,P.(2013) Purification and Identification of trichloroethylene induced proteins from Stenotrophomonas maltophila PM102 by immune-affinity chromatography and MALDI-TOF Mass spectrometry. Springer Plus, 2, 207-212.

64.  Mukherjee,P. and Roy,P.(2013) Persistent Organic Pollutants induced protein expression and immuno-crossreactivity by Stenotrophomonas maltophila PM102: A prospective bioremediation candidate, Stenotrophomonas maltophila PM102 . BioMed Res. International DOI: 10.1155/2013/714232.

65.  Sayanika,D.Waikhom, Bengyella Louis, Pranab Roy, Wakambam M.Singh, P.K. Bharadwaj, and N.C.Talukdar (2013) Scanning electron Microscopy of pollen structure throws light on resolving Bambusa-Dendrocalamus complex : Bamboo flowering evidence. Plant Systematics and Evolution, DOI 10.1007/s00606-013-0959-7

66.  Louis,B.,Waikhom,S.D.,Singh,W.M.,Talukdar,N.C.,and Roy,P. (2014) Diversity of Ascomycetes at the Potato Interface : New Devastating Fungal Pathogens Posing Threat to Potato Farming. Plant Pathology Journal,  DOI : 10.3923/ppj.2014.

67.   Louis,B, Waikhom,S.D, Roy,P, Bhardwaj,P.K, Singh,M.K, Sharma,C.K and Talukdar, N.C (2014) Invasion of Solanum tuberosum L. by Aspergillus tereus : a microscopic and proteomic insight on pathogenicity. BMC Research Notes, 7, 350-357,

68.  Louis,B, Waikhom,S.D, Roy,P, Bhardwaj P.K, Singh, M,W. Goyari,S, Sharma,C.K, and Talukdar, N.C (2014) Secretome weaponries of Cochliobolus lunatus interacting with potato leaf at different temperature regimes reveal a CL(XXX) LHM- motif. BMC Genomics, 15, 213-229,

69.  Anindya Dasgupta, Ushasi Banerjee, Pranab Roy, Aparna Khan, Mrinalkanti Ghosh, and Kanika M. Chowdhuri.(2014) Assessment of CYP 17 Gene Polymorphism in Subjects with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Central Obesity in an Indian Subpopulation. Int J Hum Genet, 14(1): 33- 41 .

70.  Ushasi Banerjee, Anindya Dasgupta, Pranab Roy, Jayanta Kumar Routh, Priyankar Roy, Suparna Dhara, (2014) A cross sectional study to assess any possible linkage of C/T polymorphism in CYP 17 α hydroxylase gene with insulin resistance in non obese PCOS patients. Ind J Medical Res,(In press)

71.  Arpita Dey, Amarnath Chattopadhyay, Subhra Kanti Mukhopadhyay, Pradipta Saha, Sabyasachi Chatterjee1 TusharKanti Maiti and Pranab Roy (2014) Production, Partial Purification and Characterization of an Extracellular, Psychrotrophic Lipase from Pseudomonas Sp. ADT3, J Bioremed & Biodegradation, 5 (6), 1000242.

 

72.  Arpita Dey1*, Amarnath Chattopadhyay2, Pradipta Saha2, Subhrakanti Mukhopadhyay2, Tushar Kanti Maiti3, Sabyasachi Chatterjee1, Pranab Roy (2014) Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 5, 322-332.

73.  Ray, D. Mohandass,.S. and Roy,P.(2014) Molecular Phylogeny of Arctic Microbes using Metagenomic Approach, Adv.in Microbiol, 4, 1278-1284.

74.  .Sayanika Devi Waikhom, Louis Bengyella, Pranab Roy and Narayan Chandra Talukdar(2015) Insights on predominant edible bamboo shoot proteins African Journal of Biotech, 14,

75.  Piyali Mukherjee and Pranab Roy, (2015) Stenotrophomonas maltophilia – An opportunistic pathogen with a favourable attitude Frontiers in Microbiology (in press)

76.  Louis,B., Waikhom, S.D., Goyari, S., Jose, R.C., Roy, P.,Talukdar, N.C. (2015) Cochliobolus lunatus colonizes potato by adopting different invasion strategies on cultivars : New insights on temperature dependent virulence Microbial Pathogenesis, 1-10.

77.  Dey,A, Maiti,T.K, Roy,P. (2015) Improvement of the Enzymatic Performance of lipase from Pseudomonas sp.AD T3 via entrapment in alginate hydrogel beads, Int Jr of Scientific & Research Publications, 5 (5).

78.  Louis,B., Waikhom, S.D., Goyari, S., Jose, R.C., Roy, P.,Talukdar, N.C. (2015) First proteome study of sporadic flowering in bamboo species (Bambusa vulgaris and Dendrocalamus manipureanus) reveal the boom is associated with stress and mobile genetic elements. Gene,

79.  Dhali,R., Dey, A. Chattopadhyay, A. Saha, P. Mukhopadhyay, S. Roy, P.Chatterjee, S. (2015) Accounts of Biotech Research, 3 (1) 5-15.

80. Ray, Debraj and Roy, Pranab (2015) Metagenomics, a novel tool for Biotechnology,Time Journal of Biol. Science & Technology (In press).

PATENTS

1. An Indian patent granted on optimization of fermentation time for manufacturing black tea in 2007.
2. An Indian patent application made for a novel bacterium capable of degrading chlorinated hydrocarbons and deposited at Microbial type culture collection, Chandigarh and signed mou with national biodiversity board