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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 Hari Prasanna Deka Boruah
Ph D (Bio Technology)
Principal Scientist
ID. No. 882,
Ph : +91 0376-2370121 Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Screening of microbial metabolites, Microbial bio-prospecting, etc

Group Leader
Dr Sawlang Borsingh Wann
M Sc (Biochemistry),Ph.D(life Sci)
Principal Scientist
ID. No. 1020
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,
Ph : +91 0376-2370121extn 2344 Fax : +91 0376 2370011
Area’s of Interest : Bacterial Genomics, Molecular plant-microbe interactions
Dr. C.Chikkaputtaiah
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) (Molecular Genetics)
Senior Scientist
ID. No. 1261
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 Anil Kumar Singh
Ph.D (Life sciences) Bose Institute, Kolkata
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, NECKER Institute, Paris, France
ID. No. 1225,
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
ID. No. 1246,
91 376 2370121 (ext-2951), 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.
Dr Amit Kumar Srivastava
ID. No. 1286,
91 376 2370121 (ext-2951), Fax : +91 0376 2370011, Ph: +91-7651879029
Area’s of Interest : Cancer biology, targeting DNA repair pathways for cancer therapy, Exploring drug resistance mechanisms in cancer stem cells, Nanoparticles mediated drug-delivery, miRNAs and their role in Cancer, Genotoxicity and comparative proteomic analysis.
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
Ramalingaswami Fellow
Dr. Prasenjit Manna
Ramalingaswami Fellow

Ramanujan Fellow
Dr. Mintu Pal
Ramanujan Fellow

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