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Highlight of the Group

Biotechnology Group, BSTD is a multi-disciplinary and strong R&D group dedicated to the use of microorganisms, plants and insects or living system and their products to develop useful products/process for benefit of the society. The Biotechnology group has a state-of-the-art infrastructure laboratory facility for bio-profiling and bio-prospecting with conducive and excellent working environment. The group is actively engaged in both basic and applied research by highly experienced professional scientists in different frontier areas of biotechnology.

Research activities of the group include:

  • Biofertilizer
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Muga/Seri-biotechnology
  • Drug resistance & Therapeutics
  • Biocontrol of pest and diseases
  • Microbial diversity and taxonomy
  • Enzymology and biotransformation
  • Molecular plant-microbes interactions
  • Bacterial genomics (including metagenomics)
  • Bioactive molecules from microbes, plants & insects
  • Abiotic and Biotic Stress Biotechnology and Functional Genomics
  • Bioremediation and phytoremediation of crude oil & acid mine contaminated soil
  • Study the role of environmental pollution on  human respiratory disorder
  • Identification and Classification of Forest Ecosystem of entire Assam and other parts of North East India
  • Structural Bioinformatics and Molecular Modeling (Docking, MD simulation), Pharmacogenomics (drug design and therapeutic targets identification), modeling, building and exploration of biological networks, Biological database creation, Proteomics, Metagenomics and Human Genome variation analysis.

The group is maintaining a stock culture collection of indigenous microbes isolated from North East gene pool. The Group has a good numbers of research projects funded by CSIR, CSB, DRDO, DBT, DST, ICAR, ONGC, OIDB, Oil India Ltd etc.
A number of technologies have been transferred to industries for commercialization leading to the societal benefit.
The Group has collaboration with a number of reputed national and international institutes/universities and conducts workshop and seminars regularly.
The Group enrol both foreign and Indian students regularly in PhD programme having brilliant academic credentials under different universities and in AcSIR (the Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research).

The group has a DBT-sponsored Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF) and a Biotech-Hub facility which cater the needs of researchers and students communities on genomics, proteomics, application to the development of drugs/ drug designing, anti-microbial agents, microbial taxonomic data analysis, mathematical modelling/data analysis, etc.

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Head of the Division
Dr BS Bhau
Ph D (Botany)
Principal Scientist
ID. No. 1026
bsbhau@neist.res.in, bsbhau@gmail.com
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 extn 2332 / Fax : +91 0376 2370115
Area’s of Interest : Plant genomics


Group Leader
Dr Hari Prasanna Deka Boruah
Ph D (Bio Technology)
Principal Scientist
ID. No. 882
dekabaruahhp@neist.res.in, hpdekabaruah@yahoo.com
Ph : +91 0376-2370121 Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Screening of microbial metabolites, Microbial bio-prospecting, etc
Scientists
Dr Sawlang Borsingh Wann
M Sc (Biochemistry),Ph.D(life Sci)
Principal Scientist
ID. No. 1020
wannsb@neist.res.in
Ph : +91 0376- 2372771/2372951 Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular biology
Dr Ratul Saikia
Ph D (Biotechnology)
Principal Scientist
ID. No. 1058
ratulsaikia@neist.res.in, rsaikia19@gmail.com
Ph : +91 0376-2370121extn 2344 Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Bacterial Genomics, Molecular plant-microbe interactions
Dr. Channakeshavaiah Chikkaputtaiah
MSc (Agri.), PhD
Senior Scientist
ID. No. 1261
chinnatal@gmail.com; channakeshav@neist.res.in
Ph : +91 376 2372951 Ext. 2325 Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Abiotic Stress Biotechnology, Plant Functional Genomics, Genome Editing through CRISPR/Cas9 Technology, Plant Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology and Plant Cell & Tissue Culture
Dr Jatin Kalita
Ph.D(Life Sciences)
Scientist
ID. No. 1110
jatinkalita@neist.res.in, kalitajk@yahoo.com
Ph : +91 0376-2370121extn 2341 Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Post harvest Biotechnology, Molecular Biology
Dr Anil Kumar Singh
Ph.D (Life sciences) Bose Institute, Kolkata
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, NECKER Institute, Paris, France
Scientist
ID. No. 1225
anil@neist.res.in, 1010anil@gmail.com
Ph : +91 0376-2370121 /Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Metabolic engineering,Microbial Genetics and gene regulation,Drug resistance & therapeutics, Environmental microbiology, Bacterial Genomics.
Dr Yumnam Silla Devi
Ph.D
Scientist
ID. No. 1246
ysilla@neist.res.in, bio.sillayumnam@gmail.com
91 376 2370121 (ext-2951), +91-9599149208 (Mobile) / Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Structural Bioinformatics and Molecular Modeling (Docking, MD simulation), Pharmacogenomics (Drug Design and Therapeutic Targets Identification), Modeling, Building and Exploration of Biological Networks, Biological Database Creation, Proteomics, Metagenomics and Human Genome Variation Analysis.
Technical Officers
Ms Archana Yadav
M Sc (Biochemistry)
Technical Officer
ID. No. 1005
yadava@neist.res.in
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 extn 2341 Fax:0376-2370011
Area’s of Interest :Biotechnology
Ms Polakshi Bordoloi
M Sc
Technical Officer
ID. No. 1004
polakshi@neist.res.in
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 extn 2341 Fax:0376-2370011
Area’s of Interest : Biotechnology
Ramalingaswami Fellow
Dr. Prasenjit Manna
PhD, FACN, MRSC
Ramalingaswami Fellow

Ramanujan Fellow
Dr. Mintu Pal
PhD
Ramanujan Fellow



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