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Name : Dr BS Bhau
Designation : Principal Scientist
Qualification : Ph.D.(Botany)
Contact Details : Div. of MAEP CSIR- NEIST Jorhat (ASSAM) INDIA PIN 785006 Mob. +91-9957574216
Email id : bsbhau@neist.res.in, bsbhau@gmail.com

Research Interest
  • Plant genomics, Plant microbe interaction, molecular genetic diversity, Meta-genomics
Projects
  • Management of nematode infection and genome wide expression profiling for biomass and oil yield improvement in patchouli through root associated bacteria. Ongoing. CSIR 12th FYP Network Project, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi
  • Bio-prospection of plant resources and other natural products (BioprosPR). Ongoing. CSIR 12th FYP Network Project, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi
  • Screen Printed Electrodes (SPEs) Functionalized with Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nano-Composites for Bio-sensing Applications” under DST (India) & RFBR (Russia) bilateral S&T Programme. Ongoing. Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India.
  • Comparative antimicrobial activity and molecular characterization of Clerodendrum species of Thailand & India. Ministry of Science and Technology , Thailand Govt & DST, Govt of India. Ongoing. Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India.
  • Economic and bio-geographic evaluation of the Cinnamomum species in some selected parts of India through morphological, chemical and molecular biology studies. Ongoing. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Funded, Govt. of India.
  • Yield enhancement strategies for production of therapeutic compounds by cell & tissue culture ot Tinospora cordifolia (willd.) Misers ex Hook. F. & Thoms. Ongoing. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Funded, Govt. of India.
  • Screening and molecular characterization of microbial pathogen diversity of Staphylococci and development of diagnostic test for rapid detection. Ongoing. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Funded, Govt. of India.
  • Biotech Interventions on selected medicinal and aromatic plants (MAP) of NER for their effective utilization. Ongoing. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Funded, Govt. of India.
  • Selection of Jatropha curcas L. Accessions capable of stable and high yield of oil production for renewable fuel. Co-Investigator, Funded by Joint Research CNR, Italy-CSIR, India. Completed
  • Development of Molecular Markers for evaluation of population Genetic structure of Aquilaria malaccensis in Northeast India: Implications for its Use and Conservation. Completed Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Funded, Govt. of India.
  • Eco-friendly management of plant pathogens using natural plant extract from Northeast India by inducing resistance in plants. ASCR, Czech Republic-CSIR, Govt. of India. Completed
  • Biotechnological interventions for production of androgenic haploids to speed and support breeding of ginger. Completed. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Funded, Govt. of India.
  • Preparation of project report for setting up of biotechnological tools facilities for development of medicinal plants in Mizoram. Consultancy Project. Completed. Science Technology & Environment Wing, Government of Mizoram 2009-2010.
  • Improved biomass production in Som (Machilus bombycina) through molecular markers and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and their application in muga silkworm culture, Completed. Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India.
  • Assessment of genetic diversity in Zanthoxylum spp. of Northeast India using PCR based molecular markers, Completed. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Funded, Govt. of India.
  • Development of integrated genetic linkage map and marker assisted selection in tea, Completed. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Funded, Govt. of India.
  • Organised a Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India sponsored National training program (2 weeks) on Biotechnological tools & techniques for plant biodiversity & conservation studies from 19th Jan – 31st Jan, 2009 at CSIR-NEIST Jorhat, Assam.
List of Publications (Most Recent Ten)
Total No. of Publications: 67 (SCI Journals)
  • Bhau BS, Ghosh S, Puri S, Borah B, Sarmah DK & Khan R (2015). Green synthess of gold nanoparticles from the leaf extract of Nepenthes khasiana and antimicrobial assay. Advance Material Letters, 6(1), p-55-58
  • Borah B, Ahmed R, Baruah D, Sarmah DK, Wann SB and Bhau BS. (2014). In-vitro antioxidant activity of tender shoot of Calamus leptospadix Griff. World J Pharm Sci 2014; 2(12): 1893-1900.
  • Medhi K, Sarmah DK, Deka M, Bhau BS (2014) High gene flow and genetic diversity in three economically important Zanthoxylum Spp. of Upper Brahmaputra Valley Zone of NE India using molecular markers, Meta Gene, Vol 2 :706-721,
  • Singh P, Sharma H, Nag A, Bhau BS, Sharma RK (2014) Development and characterization of polymorphic microsatellites markers in endangered Aquilaria malaccensis. Conservation Genetics Resources. (In Press). 10.1007/s12686-014-0287-4
  • Bhau BS, Mech J, Borthakur S, Bhuyan M, and Bhattacharya PR (2014) Morphological and genetic diversity studies of Tea Mosquito Bug, Helopeltis theivora from Assam, India. Molecular Biology Reporter (Accepted).
  • Subbarayudu S, Naik BS, Sunitibala Devi H, Bhau BS, Khan PSSV (2014) Microsporogenesis and pollen formation in Zingiber officinale Roscoe. Plant Syst Evol 300: 619-632. DOI 10.1007/s00606-013-0907-6
  • Medhi K, Deka M, Bhau BS (2013) The Genus Zanthoxylum – A Stockpile of Biological and Ethnomedicinal Properties. Omics. 2: 697
  • Bhau BS (2012) Molecular Markers in the Improvement of the Medicinal Plants. Medicinal Aromatic Plants 1:2-3.
  • Bhau BS, Medhi K, Sarkar T & Saikia SP (2009) Diversity studies in view of conservation with molecular markers in Nepenthes khasiana (Pitcher plant): A highly endangered, endemic and medicinal plant. Genetic Resources & Crop Evolution. (Published on line DOI- 10.1007/s10722-009-9444-0).
  • Bhau BS, Medhi K, Das AP, Saikia SP, Neog K & Choudhury SN (2009). Analysis of genetic diversity of Persea bombycina “Som” using RAPD based molecular markers. Biochemical Genetics (2009) 47: 486-497. (DOI-10.1007/s10528-009-9242-6).
  • Medhi K, Deka M, Bhau BS (2013) The Genus Zanthoxylum – A Stockpile of Biological and Ethnomedicinal Properties. Omics. 2: 697
  • Bhau BS (2012) Molecular Markers in the Improvement of the Medicinal Plants. Medicinal Aromatic Plants 1:2-3.
  • Bhau BS, Medhi K, Sarkar T & Saikia SP (2009) Diversity studies in view of conservation with molecular markers in Nepenthes khasiana (Pitcher plant): A highly endangered, endemic and medicinal plant. Genetic Resources & Crop Evolution. (Published on line DOI- 10.1007/s10722-009-9444-0).
  • Bhau BS, Medhi K, Das AP, Saikia SP, Neog K & Choudhury SN (2009). Analysis of genetic diversity of Persea bombycina “Som” using RAPD based molecular markers. Biochemical Genetics (2009) 47: 486-497. (DOI-10.1007/s10528-009-9242-6).
  • Saikia SP, Bhau BS, Rabha A, Dutta Sujata P, Choudhury RK, Chutia M, Mishra BP & Kanjilal PB (2009). Study of accession source variation in morpho-physiological parameter and growth performance of Jatropha curcas Linn. Current Science, (2009) 96: 1631-1636.
  • Bhau BS, Negi MS, Jindal SK, Singh M and Lakshmikumaran M – Assessing genetic diversity of Tecomella undulate (Sm.) - an endangered tree species using amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLP) based molecular marker. Current Science, (2007) 93: 67-72.
  • Muehlbauer GJ, Bhau BS, Syed NH, Heinen S, C Seungho, M David, P Stephanie, B Nicolas, C Blos and Flavell AJ - A hAT superfamily transposase recruited by the cereal grass genome. Molecular Genetics & Genomics (2006) 275: 553–563
Awards and Fellowships
  • National Eligibility Test (NET) qualified 1995; Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, India
  • Best paper presentation at International Tree Science Congress held at India International Centre (New Delhi). 4th- 8th April 1998.
  • Best paper presentation award by Bangladesh Association of Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology (BAPTCB) at Third International Conference on Plant Tissue Culture held at Dhaka (Bangladesh). 8th-11th March 1999.
  • CSIR Research Associate Fellowship (April 2000-2002) at TERI, New Delhi
  • BOYSCAST Fellowship by DST (Worked at College of life sciences Dundee University & Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI), Invergowrie, Dundee, UK from March 2004-March 2005)
  • National award: Professor YS Murthy Gold Medal by IBS -2005 for excelling in field of plant biotechnology research.
  • Awarded Young Achiever Award" in the field of Agricultural Microbiologyb at National Workshop on “Advances in PGPR Research" October 7-8, 2014 at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
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