Name: Prof. (Dr.) Siraj Datta                                                                                                       

Designation : Professor & Head of the Department

 

        Dr. Datta joined this Institute in August, 2003

 

Mobile No. : +919474408858

Phone No. : +913224 252900; Extn.232
Email : dattasiraj@gmail.com / dattasiraj@hithaldia.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 Jadavpur University)                                      M.Tech (Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur)

Skills

Plant Tissue Culture, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Light Signaling and Agrobacterium Mediated Gene Transfer

                         

Experience

Teaching Experience: Since August, 2003 teaches B. Tech and M. Tech students in the Department of Biotechnology, Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia.

Course Taught

Odd Semester 2015-16

MBT-103: Plant Genetic Engineering

Course Home

MBT-192: Advanced Plant Biotechnology Lab     Course Home
BT-793: Seminar      Course Home

Even Semester 2015-16

BT-603: Plant Biotechnology

Course Home

BT-693: Plant Biotechnology Lab     Course Home
MBT-294: Seminar     Course Home
 
Areas of Research

§  Plant Tissue Culture Engineering: Addressing the reduction of Power consumption for commercial mass propagation of floricultural and horticultural   important plants

§  Assess the efficacy of anti-cancerous drugs using plant as a model

 

Research Grants

1.  Principal Investigator of the project entitled “Genotyping of cultivated betelvine in 2012-2015 from the SERB, Govt. of India (Sanction No.SERB/F/815/2012-13; 22 lacks)Status: Completed

2. .Co-Principal Investigator of the project entitled “Structural investigation of the global virulence regular SarA from Staphylococcus aureus in 2012-2015 from the SERB, Govt. of India (Sanction No. 37(1529)/12/EMR-II; 40 lacks) Status: Completed  

 3. Co-Principal Investigator of the project entitled “In vitro corm production of Gladiolus in 2012-2015 from the UGC, Govt. of India (Sanction No.PSW-88/12-13; 2 lacks)Status: Completed

 
 
                                                            
Research Guidance at Doctoral level

A. Ph.D. Awarded:                                            

1. Babita Saha (2011) Thesis Title: "Characterization and in vitro corm production of elite Gladiolus varieties from the floricultural belt of West Bengal"                                              

2. Aveek Samanta (2015) Thesis Title: "In vivo and in vitro assessments of some potential anti-cancerous drugs on plant system"

B. Working as a Ph.D Scholars:

      1. Mr. Debanjan Jana; Registered at Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal.                                                                                                                   2. Mr. Tilak Raj Maity; Registered at Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal.

Publications

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

Books/Book Chapter:

  1. Datta Siraj (2013) Characterization of a terminal flower mutant phenotype of Beta Palonga, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany,ISBN:  978-3-659-43831-8

Refereed Journal Publications:

1.      Datta S and Das M (2002) The mystery behind flowering. Resonance, Vol.7, No. 12, pp. 42-47.

 

2.      Datta S, Gangopadhyay G, Mitra S K and Mukherjee K K (2002) Somatic embryogenesis in Indian spinach (Beta palonga). Pl. Cell Biotech. & Mol. Biol., Vol. 3, pp. 59-64.

 

3.      Gangopadhyay G, Bondyopadhyay T, Datta S, Basu D and Mukharjee K K (2003) Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation in Indian spinach. Pl. Cell Biotech. & Mol. Biol., Vol. 4, pp. 193-196.

 

4.      Datta Gupta S and Datta S (2004) Antioxidant enzyme activities during in vitro morphogenesis of gladiolus and the effect of application of antioxidant on plant regeneration. Biologia Plantarum. Vol. 47(2), pp. 179-188.

 

5.      Roy S K, Gangopadhyay G, Bondyopadhyay T, Modak B K, Datta S and Mukharjee K K (2006) Enhancement of in vitro micro corm production in Gladiolus using alternative matrix. African Journal of Biotechnology., Vol. 5(12), pp. 1204-1209.

 

6.      Datta S, Basu D and Mukharjee K K (2008) PTC: A homologue of TFL1/Cen involved in the control of shoot architecture in Beta palonga, Current Science., Vol. 49(1), pp. 89-96.

 

7.      Bhadra J and Datta S (2009) Do the birds have a compass? Science Reporter, Vol. 46 (11) pp.43-45

 

8. Saha B, Datta SDatta A K and Teixeira da Silva J. A (2011) Assessment of biochemical and molecular diversity of five elite Gladiolus varieties. Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology, Vol. 5(1) 64-67.

 

9.      Roy P, Majumder S and Datta S (2011) Ug99: A threat to Agriculture, Science Reporter, Vol. 48 (11) pp.23-24

 

10. Saha B, Datta S, Datta A K and Teixeira da Silva J. A (2013) In Vitro Corm Development, Field Evaluation and Genetic Stability Determination of Corm-derived Elite Gladiolus Germplasms. Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology, Vol. 7(1) 82-85.

 

11. Mandal A, Gupta S, Datta A K,  Teixeira da Silva J. A,  Datta S (2013) Genetic assessment of eight Corchorus spp. (Tiliaceae) using RAPD and ISSR markers, The Nucleus Vol. 56 (1), pp. 23–30

 

12. Mandal A,  Gupta S, Datta A K, Teixeira da Silva J. A, Datta S (2013) Pollen Morphology of Eight Corchorusspp. (Tiliaceae)and How Their Interrelationships Aid Efficient Breeding, International Journal of Plant Breeding, Vol. 7(2), pp. 101-105

 

13.Mandal A, Datta A K, Datta S, Gupta S, Sengupta S and Ghosh BK (2013) Assessment of stability and viability of a jute hybrid (Corchoruscapsularis L. X C. trilocularis L.) and its trueness based on RAPD marker, The Nucleus,  56(3), 163-170

 

14. Dutta I, Bhadra J, Ghosh P, Saha B and Datta S  (2014) An Efficient and Cost Effective Protocol for In Vitro Propagation of Pineapple, Journal of Ornamental Plants ,Vol. 3 (4): pp. 229-234

 

15. Samanta A, Datta AK and Datta S (2014) Study on Folate Binding Domain of Dihydrofolate Reductase in Different Plant species and Human beings, Bioinformation, Vol. 10(2): pp

 

16. Samanta A, Datta S, Tilak Raj Maiti, Mandal A and Datta AK (2014) Assessment of methotrexate on dihydrofolate reductase activity, total RNA contant and cell divition of Lathyrus sativus L., Vol. 57(2): pp 129-134 Assessment of methotrexate on dihydrofolate reductase activity, total RNA contant and cell divition of Lathyrus sativus L., The Nucleus,  Vol. 57(2): pp 129-134

 

17. Tilak Raj Maiti, Samanta A, Jana D, Saha B and Datta S (2014) Effect of Piper betle leaf extract on post-harvest physiology and vascular blockage in relation to vase life and keeping quality of cut spike of tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L. cv. Single), Indian Joyrnal of Plant Physiology Vol. 19 (3) pp.250-256

 

18. Masih S, Saha B and Datta S (2014) Green potato: To eat or not to eat? Science Reporter, Vol. 51 (9) pp. 10

 

19. Dubey PK, Mandal A, Datta A K, Datta S (2014) Cytomorphological and molecular analysis of F1 hybrid of Abelmosschus moschatus (L.), Cytologia, Vol. 79 (3), 341-350

 

20.  A Sau, S Datta (2015) Altruism in the Animal World, Science Reporter, Vol. 52 (03), 46-47

 

21. Samanta A, Maity TR, Jana D, Saha B, Datta S (2015) Standardization of in vitro propagation of Polianthes tuberosa L. (calcutta double). Journal of Plant Development Sciences. 7(12): 889-891.

 

22. Bera AK, Maity TR, Samanta A, Dolai A, Saha B, Datta S (2015) Enhancement of in vitro corm production in Gladiolus by periodically replacement of liquid media using coir matrix. Journal of Applied Horticulture. 17(3): 222-224.

23. Datta S, Jana D, Maity TR, Samanta A, Banerjee R (2016) Piper betle leaf extract affects the quorum sensing and hence virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. 3 Biotech. 6(18): DOI 10.1007/s13205-015-0348-8.

24. Maity TR, Samanta A, Jana D, Saha B, Datta S (2014) In vitro flowering of tobacco induced by light emitting diode. Indian Journal of Biotechnology (Accepted).

Refereed Conference Publications:

1.      Paul A, Saha B and Datta S (2004) Molecular markers and marker assisted selection for sustainable agriculture. Proceedings- UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on Impact of Civilization on Environment, West Bengal, India. pp. 153-155.

2.      Datta S and Biswas A (2006)Green Fluorescence Protein : A Modern Reporter. Proceedings- of National seminar on Recent Advancement in Biotechnology, West Bengal, India. pp. 26-37.

3.      Saha B andDatta S (2007)Plant Biotechnology: An opportunity to develop a sustainable future. Proceedings of National seminar on Biotechnolog: Present scenario and future landmarks, West Bengal, India. pp. 83-87.

4.      Maity TR, Samanta A, Jana D, Saha B, Bera AK and Datta S(2013) Improvement of keeping quality and the vase life of Tuberose cut flowers using Betel leaf extracts. Proceedings of National Seminar on New Horizone in Biotechnology, West Bengal, India. pp. 181-185.

5.      Mandal A, Datta AK, Gupta S and Datta S(2013) Interrelationship among Eight CorchorusSp. (Tiliaceae) for Efficient Breeding Endeavor. Proceedings of National Seminar on New Horizone in Biotechnology, West Bengal, India. pp. 95-98.

6.      DubeyPK,Mandal A, Datta AK and Datta S (2013) Characterization of two ambrettegermplasms (Ablelmoschusmoschatus(L.) Medik). Proceedings of National Seminar on New Horizone in Biotechnology, West Bengal, India. pp. 99-104.