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Name Dr. Debdulal Banerjee
Designation Associate Professor
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 430
Email ID
Fax 03222-275329
Mobile No 09932976340
Personal Website
Address Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore- 721102, West Bengal, INDIA
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Post Doc, advance trainingMontana State University, USA2010
Ph.D.Vidyasagar University2005
M.Sc.Vidyasagar University1999
B.Sc.Vidyasagar University1997

Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Associate Professor, Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University, since 6th October, 2016
Assistant Professor (AGP III), Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University, since 6th October, 2013
Assistant Professor (AGP II), Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University, since 6th September, 2010
Sr. Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University since 6th october, 2008
Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University since 6th October, 2004

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Microbial Enzyme, Endophyte biology, Fungal Exopolysaccharide, Plant Microbe Interraction, Medicinal Plants

Course/ Subject Taught
M.Sc. (Microbiology, Biotechnology, Mycology, Biochemistry, Forest surveying)
M.Phil (Techniques and Instruments in Biological Sciences; Food and Applied Microbiology)
Ph.D. course work (Research Methods, computer applications, advanced microbiology)

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Occurrence of a novel tannase (tan BLP) in endophytic Streptomyces sp. AL1L from the leaf of Ailanthus excelsa Roxb3 Biotech (2018) 8: 33.
Bioactive Metabolites of Actinomycetes–Screening from Genomic and Metabolomic ApproachMetabolomics:ISSN: (2153-0769), 2017, 7:3 doi: 10.4172/2153-0769.1000e1542017Metabolomics (Los Angel)
Production and structural elucidation of exopolysaccharide from endophytic Pestalotiopsis sp. BC55International Journal Of Biological Macromolecules,Volume 82C, 2016, Pages 182-1912016Elsevier
Anti-infective metabolites of a newly isolated Bacillus thuringiensis KL1 associated with Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata Nees.), a traditional medicinal herbMicrobiology Insights, 9: 1-7.2016Libertas Academica
Multi-Response Optimization of Granaticinic Acid Production by Endophytic Streptomyces thermoviolaceus NT1, Using Response Surface MethodologyBioengineering 2016, 3(3), 19; doi:10.3390/bioengineering30300192016MDPI AG (Basel, Switzerland)
Bioactive Endophytic Actinomycetes of Cinnamomum sp.; Isolation, Identification, Activity Guided Purification and Process Optimization of Active MetaboliteAmerican Journal of Microbiology :DOI: 10.3844/ajmsp.2015.¦¦¦.¦¦¦2015Science Publications
Broad spectrum antibacterial activity of granaticinic acid, isolated from Streptomyces thermoviolaceus NT1; an endophyte in Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. DonJournal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Vol. 5 (07), pp. 006-011 (DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2015.50702)2015JAPS
Distribution of Endophtyic Actinomycetes of Three Medicinal Plants and Evaluation of Their Antibacterial PotenciesJournal of Advanced Microbiology 1 (4): 218 - 2262014H K Bhalla publications
Pueraria tuberosa: a review on its phytochemical and therapeutic potentialNatural Product Research, doi:10.1080/14786419.2014.9282912014Taylor and Francis
Effects of Standardized Wrightia tinctoria and Stereospermum suaveolens Extracts on Various Immuno-Inflammatory ParametersJournal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants, 21:75–852014Taylor and Francis
Muscodor albus MOW12 an Endophyteof Piper nigrum L. (Piperaceae) Collectedfrom North East India Produces VolatileAntimicrobialsIndian Journal of Microbiology (DOI 10.1007/s12088-013-0400-5)2014Springer
IN-VIVO IMMUNOMODULATORY POTENTIAL OF STANDARDIZED PUERARIA TUBEROSA EXTRACT AND ITS ISOFLAVONOIDSInternational Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 6(1):861- 8672014Academic Sciences
Validated RP-HPLC-UV method for the determination of betulin in Asteracantha longifolia (L.) Nees. extract.International journal of Phytomedicine 5: 131- 135.2013A R Journals
Rhodotorula mucilaginosa Keratitis: A rare fungus from Eastern IndiaIndian journal of ophthalmology2013Medknow
Optimization of a bioactive exopolysaccharide production from endophytic Fusarium solani SD5Carbohydrate Polymers, 97:627-634 (
In-vivo immunomodulatory activity of standardized Stereospermum suaveolens (Roxb.) DC. root extractOrient Pharm Exp Med DOI 10.1007/s13596-013-0132-42013Springer
Fungal Exopolysaccharide: Production, Composition and ApplicationsMicrobiology Insights, 6: 1–16 (doi: 10.4137/MBI.S10957)2013Libertas Academica
Schizophyllum commune: A New Organism in Eye InfectionMycopathologia (DOI 10.1007/s11046-013-9625-12013Springer
Structural elucidation and bioactivity of a novel exopolysaccharide from endophytic Fusarium solani SD5Carbohydrate Polymers 2012Elsevier
Biosorption of cadmium (II) using discarded biomass of Aspergillus aculeatus DBF9.Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental Toxicology.2012Global Science books
Production and Characterization of Thermal Acid Amylase from Aspergillus aculeatus DBF9.Dynamic Biochemistry, Process Biotechnology and Molecular Biology. SPECIAL ISSUE: Microbiology2012Global Science Books
Evaluation of in vitro antioxidant potency of exopolysaccharide from endophytic Fusarium solani SD5Internantional Journal of Biological Macromolecule, 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2012.11.0032012Elsevier
Fungal Tannase: A journey from strain isolation to enzyme applicationsDynamic Biochemistry, Process Biotechnology and Molecular Biology2012Global science books
Lasiodiplodia theobromas keratitis: a case report and review of literatureMycopathologia2012Springer
Barleria prionitis Linn: A review of its traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicityResearch Journal of Phytochemistry2012Academic Journals Inc
Candida Keratitis: Emerging Problem in IndiaCornea2011Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Endophytic fungal diversity in tropical and subtropical plantsResearch Journal of Microbiology2011Academic Publisher
An endophytic Myrothecium inundatum producing volatile organic compounds.Mycosphere2010Mycological society
Muscodor albus GBA, an endophytic fungus of Ginkgo biloba from the USA, produces volatile antimicrobials.Mycology2010Taylor and Francis
Diversity and screening for antimicrobial activity of endophytic fungi from Alstonia scholarisActa Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica.2010AKademiai Kiado
Epidemiological profile of fungal keratitis in urban population of West Bengal, IndiaOman Journal of Opthalmology.2009Press
Extracellular tannase production by endophytic Hyalopus sp.Journal of General and Applied Microbiology2009Japan society of applied microbiology
Production of exopolysaccharide by endophytic Stemphylium sp.Micologia Applicada International.2009Press
Fungal endophytes in three medicinal plants of LamiaceaeActa Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica2009Akademiai Kiado
Optimization of tannase production by Aureobasidium pullulans DBS66.Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology2007Korean Society of Biotechnology
Tannase production by Aspergillus aculeatus DBF9 through solid state fermentation.Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica.2007AKademiai Kiado
Gallic Acid Production by Submerged Fermentation of Aspergillus aculeatus DBF9.Research Journal of Microbiology2007Academic Journal
Production and Characterization of Extracellular and Intracellular Tannase from Newly Isolated Aspergillus aculeatus DBF9Journal of Basic Microbiology2001Wiley VCH
Colorimetric Assay Method for Determination of Tannin Acyl Hydrolase (EC: Activity.Analytical Biochemistry2001Academic Press
Production and Characterization of Tannase from Bacillus cereus KBR9Journal of General and Applied Microbiology2001Japan society of Applied Microbiology

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Traditional phytotherapeutic uses in Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, IndiaInternational journal of Pharmaceutical sciences and research, 8(9): 3904-3910.2017IJPSR
Characteristics of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in an Eastern indian cohort: A case series.Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology2011press
Mast Cell Stabilization and Membrane Protection Activity of Barleria prionitis LPharmacognosy Journal2011Pharmacognosy Research
Antimicrobial activities of some medicinal plants of West BengalInternational Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences.2010Press
Isolation of antimicrobial compound by endophytic bacteria from Vinca roseaInternational Journal of Current Research2010Press
Antimicrobial properties of Indian SpicesNatural Products2009Press
Occurrence of Endophytic fungi in Vitex negundo L. (Verbenaceae).Journal of Botanical Society of Bengal2006Botanical Society of Bengal
An assessment of Tannase and Gallic acid production by Aspergillus aculeatus DBF9 from different plant tanninJournal of Biological Sciences2006Vidyasagar University
Optimization of Gallic Acid Production from Tannic Acid by Aspergillus aculeatus DBF9.Journal of Science and Technology2003Sambalpur University
Regulation of Tannase Synthesis in Aureobasidium pullulans DBS66Journal of Biological Science2002Vidyasagar University

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Endophytes of Forest Trees chapter :Diversity of Endophytes in Tropical Forests. Book edited by Pirttilä and FrankSpringer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature (ISBN: 9783319898322)2018Author of a chapter (Corresponding)
Microbiology Applications Chapter: Actinomycetes- The most Promising Reservoir of Novel Class of Antimicrobial Compounds.(ISBN: 978-81-905771-3-7)Har Krishan Bhalla & Sons (Dehradun)2013 Author of a chapter (Corresponding)

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Hiran Kanti SantraEndophyte..... bioactive molecules Ongoing2021 (Expected)
Arjun PatraEcofloristic survey of family Acanthaceae.....bioactivityProf. A. K. MondalOngoing2020 (Expected)
Suchandra MondalStudy of Endophytic microorganisms in ...heterotrophic plants. Ongoing2020 (Expected)
Sandip Kumar MaityIsolation and identification of plant defence Ongoing2020 (Expected)
Santanu MaityStudy of antimicrobial compound.......endophytic actinomycetes Ongoing2020 (Expected)
Bisnupada JanaStudies on dune vegetation of Purba MidnaporeProf. A. K. MondalOngoing2019
Nandadulal SanigrahiStudy of ethnobotany of .....Purulia DistrictProf. A. K. MondalOngoing2018

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Jayangshu SenguptaBiofilm formation by ...keratitis causing fungi Awarded2018
Biplab BagchiEndophytic fungi in lianas plants of Paschim Medenipur Awarded2018
Mr. Akhil PandeyProduction of Volatile antimicrobials by endophytic fungi Awarded2017
Mr. Barun Kumar DeyProduction of biopigment from fungiDr. Bikas R. PatiAwarded2017
Dr. Sudipta RoyProduction of antimicrobial compound from endophytic actinomycetes Awarded2016
Dr. Subhadip MahapatraProduction of exopolysaccharide from endophytic fungi Awarded2014
Amal Kanta MajiImmunomodulatory compounds from ......medicinal plants. Awarded2014
Dr. Suman SahaEpidemiological and microbiological profile of fungal keratitis in West BengalDr. Jayangshu SenguptaAwarded2012
Dr. Subrata Kumar DasGenetic manipulation of lignin biosynthetic pathway in jute (Corchorus sp.)Dr. Asitava BasuAwarded2011

Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Fold Scope as a research and Educational toolPIDBT, New Delhi4000001 year20182019

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Natural and Bio-resource management in Jangalmahal areas of West BengalCoIUGC40050002 year20152017
Production of exopolysaccharide by endophytic fungi.PIUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)5300003 year20112014
Detailed Hydrological study of Sub-Water flow/ storage water characteristics for creation of sustainable source of rain fade river for semi-arid and flouoride effected Blocks in connection with comprehensive water security plan under Purulia, Bankura and Birbhum districtCo-investigatorPublic Health Engineering Department, Govt. of West Bengal42200001 year20112012
Isolation of endophytic fungi from some medicinal plants and assessment of their antimicrobial potential.PIUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)6800003 year20072010

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Microbial endophytes:Biotechnological potentialsP.G. Department of Life Sciences, Rama Devi Womens University, BhubaneswarRama Devi Womens University, Bhubaneswar2019
Exploitation of plants of Southern West Bengal: Bioactive Compounds and Microbial endophytesDepartment of Botany, Egra SSB CollegeEgra SSB College, Egra2018
Production of antimicrobial compounds from endophytic actinomycetes isolated from plants of Jungal MahalFaculty of ScienceVidyasagar University2017
Biotechnological potentials of Microbial endophytesAssociation of Microbiologists of India and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, LucknowBBAU, Lucknow2017
Testing for water potabilityDepartment of Botany, Raja N. L. Khan Womens collegeRaja N. L. Khan Womens College, Midnapore2016
Genetically modified (GM) food: Prospects and challangesDepartment of Botany and Nutrition, Nistarini College, PuruliaNistarini College, Purulia2016
Bio-prospecting of endophytic actinomycetesFaculty of ScienceVidyasagar University2016
Medicinal plant endophytes: a potential source of bioactive natural productDepartment of Botany, Vidyasagar UniversityVidyasagar University2016
Food: Role of microbes in production and preservationDepartment of Chemistry, Vidyasagar UniversityDepartment of Chemistry, Vidyasagar University2015
Potential applications of Endophytic MicroorganismsDepartment of Microbiology, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, OdishaOUAT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha2015
Endophytes: source of bioactive natural productsDepartment of Botany and Chemistry, Egra SSB College, Egra, Purba MedinipurEgra SSB College, Egra, Purba Medinipur2015
Endophytes: Biotechnological application of this microbial groupDepartment of Aquaculture Management and Technology, Vidyasagar UniversityVidyasagar University, Midnapore2015
Fungal endophytes: Some biotechnological applicationsACS CollegeSonai, Maharastra2012
Green planet for safe futureDistrict Science Centre, PuruliaScience Centre, Purulia2012
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) of Plant and Microbial OriginEgra College and Belda CollegeEgra College, Purba Medenipur, West Bengal2012
HIV/ AIDS: Getting to ZeroNSS Unit, Midnapore CollegeMidnapore College, Midnapore2011
Endophytic fungi and their role in BiotechnologyDept of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Panskura Banamali CollegePanskura Banamali College, Panskura2006

Membership of Learned Society 
International Society of Plant Pathology
Association of Microbiologists of India

Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Life member, Association of Microbiologists of India, New Delhi, India2006 to 2035
Member, International Society of Plant Pathology, Australia2008 to 2009
Member, Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata2002 to 2003

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
National Workshop on "Emerging trends in Life Sciences for Sustainable Development"2019Invited SpeakerRama Devi Womens University, P.G. Department of Life Sciences, RDW University, Bhubaneswar
In Service Training and Sensitization of Key Functionaries of Central and State Governments, Local Bodies and Other Service Providers2018ParticipantVidyasagar University, Rehabilitation Council of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
UGC and DST sponsored National Seminar on Medicinal Plant (NSMP-2016)2016Invited SpeakerDepartment of Botany, Vidyasagar University
DBT Star College Programme Sponsored Workshop on "Testing for Drinking Water Potability"2016Resource Person (invited lecture)Department of Botany, Raja N. L. Khan Womens College, Midnapore
National seminar on Microbial Technology: Prospects and Applications2015Invited SpeakerOrganised by Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar.
Seminar on New Generation Biologically Active Natural Products and Their Importance2015Invited LectureEgra SSB College, Egra, Purba Medinipur
National Symposium on Food processesing, preservation and packaging,2015Invited SpeakerOrganized by Department of Chemistry, Vidyasagar University
DST, UGC sponsored National Seminar in National Resources development strategies through Biotechnological Approaches2015Invited speakerOrganized by Department of Aquaculture Management and Technology, Vidyasagar University
Use of ICT in Teaching- Learning process2014AttendedComputer center, VU, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Kolkata
Workshop for revision of syllabus fror honours and pass course of Vidyasagar university in Environmental studies2014attendedBOS, Env Studies, VU
Workshop for revision of syllabus fror honours and pass course of Vidyasagar university in Botany2014AttendedUG BOS of Botany, VU
International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering2014Oral presentationDubai, BITS Pilani Dubai Campus
One day seminar on advances in Botany2014Invited SpeakerDepartment of Botany, Garhbeta College, Midnapore
National conference on biodiversity biotechnology and climate change2012Invited SpeakerACS College, Sonai, Maharastra
Science and technology for rural people2012Participated and presented paperLalbahadur Sastri National Academy of Administration, Mussorrie, Uttarakhand
International Conference on Frontiers in Biological Researches2012Presented a paperDepartment of Human Physiology with Community Health, VU.
Seminar on "HIV-AIDS: Getting to Zero"2011SpeakerMidnapore College NSS Unit, Midnapore
Asian Mycological Congress2011Participated and presented paperInchion University, Seoul, Korea
Development of Concept in Modern Biology2010ParticipatedJNU, New Delhi
BOYSCAST fellowship (DST)2009Post Doctoral WorkMontana State University, USA
International symposium on Microbial Biotechnology: Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics2008Participated and presented paperAssociation of Microbiologists of India, New Delhi
National seminar on Microbes, Plants and Forestry research for sustenable development2008Participated and presented paperVidyasagar University
International Congress on Plant Pathology2008attended and presented paperISPP, Turin, Italy
2nd Asian congress of Mycology and Plant Pathology at Osmania University, Hydrabad2007paper presentedIndian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology
Workshop of Lindau Alumni Members2006attended and presented paperDFG, New Delhi
Intellectual Property Rights2006attendedDST, New Delhi and Midnapore College
UGC refresher course on “Analytical Instruments and Their Applications2006attendedAcademic Staff College and department of Instrumentation Science, Jadavpur University
National Workshop on Interactive Multimedia in Distance Learning2005attendedDEC and IGNOU, New Delhi
Meeting of “Noble Laureates and Students” held at Lindau, Germany2003AttendedDFG, Germany and DST, India
25th AMBO International Training Course on “Approach to Supra Molecular Complexes and Their Functions- Glycobiology, Lipid Biology and Microbiology” held at Saitama, Tokyo, Japan2002AttendedAMBO, Japan
89th Session of Indian Science Congress2002attended and presented paperISCA

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
National Seminar on Trends in Contemporary Research in Plant Science2018Joint SecretarySERB and UGC
National Seminar on Microbial Biotechnology2017Organizing SecretaryUGC
National Seminar on Medicinal Plants (NSMP- 2016)2016TreasurerUGC and DST
National Seminar on "Microbiology in 21st Century" (NSM21C- 2016)2016Organizing SecretaryUGC
National Symposium on Bioresource Management (NSBM-2016)2016Organizing SecretaryUGC
National Seminar on "Plant Biodiversity: Aspects and Prospects"2011TreasurerUGC and West Bengal Biodiversity Board

Award NameAwarded ByYear
BOYSCAST fellowship to work at Montana State University, USADST, New Delhi2009
International Travel support for attending ICPP at Turin, ItalyDST, New Delhi2008
DST fellowship to attend meeting of Noble Laureates and Students at Lindau, GermanyDepartment of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India; DFG, Germany2003
AMBO fellowship to attend training programme at JapanAsian Molecular Biology Organization (AMBO), Japan2002
National Elligibility Test (NET) and Selected for Shyamaprasad Mukherjee fellowship (ranked among first 20 candidates)CSIR2002
National Elligibility Test (NET)CSIR2000
Siromoni Gold Medal for obtaining highest mark in BotanyVidyasagar University1999
National Elligibility Test (NET)CSIR1999
University gold medal (M.Sc.)Vidyasagar University1999
University gold medal (B.Sc.)Vidyasagar University1997

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