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Dr. Subhadipa Sengupta

Assistant Professor

Academic background:
• PhD: Plant Molecular and cellular genetics section, Bose Institute, India. • Masters: Botany, Calcutta University, India • Bachelors: Botany, Presidency College, India.

Joined WBES on: 03/03/2015

Joined Bidhannagar College on: 03/03/2015

Number of Publications: 4

Mobile: 9830494460


Name of the Colleges served till date
1) Baruipur College, Bidhannagar College

Areas of Specialization
1) Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics and plant Biotechnology

Areas of Teaching
1) Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Classical Genetics and Plant Biotechnology

Areas of Research Interests
1) During my Ph.D tenure I have gained enormous interest on the mechanisms of different kinds of plant microbe interactions. This is expected as plant microbe interaction is a million years phenomena with complex dramatic series of interactions are involved in parasitism, commensalism and in mutualism. We are at the point moreover where these interactions can be manipulated for particular outcome such as plant disease resistance, plant improvements and environmental enrichments of the great importance. I am particularly interested on analyzing how Bacterial endophytes interact with host plants. In plant pathogenic interactions, pathogenic bacteria elicit thousands of defense responses in plants which have been thoroughly studied in the field of plant microbe interaction. At the other extreme, the molecular basis of endophytic interaction is still in its infancy. Nearly 3 lakh plant species that exist on earth is host to one or more endophytes. However, only a few plants have ever been studied for their endophytic community. The most important reason to study endophytes is due to their incredible ability to promote plant growth. Some of them also have the potential to increase soil fertility through nitrogen fixation, phosphate solubilisation and iron sequestering from soil. In last few years, a number of endophytic PGPB (plant growth promoting bacteria) has been found to be associated with different plant species some of which promotes plant growth by suppressing pathogens. This enhances low-input sustainable resistance against broad range of pathogenic organisms.

List of Publications (Journal/Proceedings)
1) 2. Sengupta S, Ganguli S and Singh P. K. (2017) Metagenome analysis of the root endophytic microbial community of Indian rice (O. sativa L.) Genomics Data: Vol 12 page 41-43 10.1016/j.gdata.2017.02.010 3. Sengupta S (2011) Advances in plant biotechnology for a more sustainable future Review proceedings ISBN 978-81-929646-6-9 4. Banerjee N, Sengupta S, Roy A, Ghosh P, Das S (2011) Functional alteration of a dimeric insecticidal lectin to monomeric antifungal protein correlated to its oligomeric status. PloS One 6(4): e18593. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018593 5. Sengupta S, Chakraborti D, Mondal H A. , Das S (2010) Selectable antibiotic resistance marker gene-free transgenic rice harbouring the garlic leaf lectin gene exhibits resistance to sap-sucking planthoppers. Plant Cell Rep. vol 29: 261-271. doi : 10.1007/s00299-010-0819-7.

List of Publications (Book/Chapter)
1) NIL

List of Lectures in Seminar/Conferences
1) 1. Presented a lecture on PhD work at the International symposium of “A journey from Plant Physiology to Plant Biology” held at Bose Institute. 2. Presented lecture on marker free transgenic rice at National symposium Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, 2010 3. Presented a Poster in the National seminar on new perspective in plant research organized by Centre for Applied Science and Technology in January, 2010. 4. Presented a poster entitled “A Strategy for the Development of Marker Free Insect Resistant Transgenic Rice Plants Exploiting cre/lox Site Specific Recombination System” at National Symposium on Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture: Present Scenario and XXXI annual meeting of Plant Tissue Culture association, Kolkata, 3-5 March, 2010 5. Presented a poster in Symposium conducted from our Department on “teaching Botany at 21st century” in August, 2016. 6. Presented a poster of current project work ‘Metagenomic exploration of the root endophytic microbial community of rice (O. sativa L.)’ at International Symposium organised at Bose Institute (2017) 7. Presented a lecture on ‘Metagenome analysis ofrice roots reveals various PGPBs in Microbiome’ at National Seminar in the University of Calcutta, 2019

On-going or Completed Research Projects
1) Community analysis of plant growth promoting endophytic microbial flora in different rice cultivars of West Bengal. Minor Research Project, UGC. Sanction No. PSW-039/14 -15(ERO).

Awards/Grants received
1) • Awarded J C Nag memorial Medal for securing highest marks from Presidency College in Botany major (2002)

Member of Academic Bodies
1) Indian Science Congress Association

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