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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.

Bio-Informatics Monthly E-News Letter
Head of the Division
Dr Ratul Saikia
Ph D (Biotechnology)
Sr. Principal Scientist
ID. No. 1058,
Ph : +91 0376-2370121extn 2344 Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Bacterial Genomics, Molecular plant-microbe interactions

Group Leader
Dr Rituraj Konwar
Ph D
Principal Scientist
ID. No. 1292

Ph : +91 0376-2370121extn 2344 Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest :
Dr. Channa Chikkaputtaiah
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) (Molecular Genetics)
Principal Scientist & Associate Professor (AcSIR)
ID. No. 1261
Ph : +91 376 2372951 Ext. 2348 Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Molecular Cell Biology, Functional Genomics and CRISPR/Cas based Genome Engineering for Stress Tolerance and Genetic Improvement of Quality Traits in Plants.
Dr Anil Kumar Singh
Ph.D. (Life sciences), Bose Institute, Kolkata, India
Post-Doctoral Fellow, NECKER Institute (INSERM), Paris, France
Principal Scientist & Associate Professor
ID. No. 1225,
Ph : +91-(0)376-2372951 +91-8876954752
Area’s of Interest : Mechanistic understanding of bacterial drug resistance in human and animals, Development of therapeutics and diagnostics against resistant bacteria, Microbial Genetics and gene regulation, Environmental microbiology, Clinical microbiology and bacterial genomics
Dr Sachin Rameshrao Geed
B.Tech - Chemical Engineering, LIT Nagpur
M.Tech & Ph.D.- Chemical Engineering and Technology, IIT (BHU) Varanasi
ID. No. 1303,
Ph : +91 0376-2370121 /Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Bioremediation of petroleum waste, Remediation of emerging pollutants,Growth and inhibition Modeling of biological processes, Microbial strain enrichment for sustainable bio-treatment of organic waste, Bioprocesses design and development forindustrial wastetreatment, Biosurfactant, Development hybrid biological processes for industrial waste/wastewater treatment, Mass transfer studies, Supercritical extraction,Bioreactor and Biofilter performance evaluation.
Dr. Prachurjya Dutta
PhD (Biological Sciences), Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR)
ID. No. 1339,
91 376 2370121 (ext-2951), Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Entomophagy and Entomotherapy, Identification and characterization of entomo-pharmaceutical bio-actives, Development ofprocesses for value-addition of insect-based products, Waste to wealth, Bio-pesticides (stored grain pest management), IoT-based detection of insects.
Dr Udita Basu
PhD (Biological Sciences), Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR)
ID. No. 1344
Ph.D (Plant Biology and Biotechnology), National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi
91 376 2370121 (ext-2951), Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Decoding genomic variants of economically important North-eastern flora Integrated genomics and machine learning approaches to identify superior alleles governing plant response to external cues Understanding the role of non-coding transcript landscape in plant development and stress management,
Technical Officers
Ms Archana Yadav
M Sc (Biochemistry)
Technical Officer
ID. No. 1005
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 extn 2341 Fax:0376-2370011
Area’s of Interest :Biotechnology
Ms Polakshi Bordoloi
M Sc
Technical Officer
ID. No. 1004
Ph : +91 0376 2370121 extn 2341 Fax:0376-2370011
Area’s of Interest : Biotechnology
Dr Jyoti Lakshmi Hati Boruah
Senior Technical Officer(1)
ID. No. 1282
Ph : 03762371283(O) Extn: 2521 Fax:0376-237001