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Name Dr. Gunjan Biswas
Designation Assistant Professor
Office Phone No 03222-276554/5/7/8 Extn. 430
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Address Dept. of Botany & Forestry, Vidyasagar University
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded

Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Assistant Professor, Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University since 27 February,2014

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Applied Mycology
Profiling of fungi for different pharmacognostic parameters, Evaluation of different nutritional properties

Course/ Subject Taught
Mycology and Plant Pathology

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
A Comprehensive Review on Food and Medicinal Prospects of Astraeus hygrometricusPharmacog J., 9(6):799-8062017Phcog.Net
Successful Therapy of Murine Visceral Leishmaniasis with Astrakurkurone, a Triterpene Isolated from the Mushroom Astraeus hygrometricus, Involves the Induction of Protective Cell-Mediated Immunity and TLR9Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 60 (5): 2696 – 27082016American Society for Microbiology

National Publication

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Herbal Drugs: A Modern Approach To Understand Them BetterNew Central Book Agency2011Author of a chapter

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Debashis KuilaEvaluation of efficacy of indigenous and introduced Arbuscular Micorrhizae (AM) with beneficial microbes on crop yield and maintaining sustainability in lateritic soilDr. Somdatta GhoshOngoing 

Project Work

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

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Pharmacognostic standardisation of a well known edible mushroomFaculty of ScienceVidyasagar University2017

Membership of Learned Society 
International College of Nutrition (ICN) Life Membership No: 2009-15

Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Co convener of the National Seminar on Medicinal Plants 2016, February, 16-17, 20162016 to 2016

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
National Seminar on Trends in Contemporary Research in Plant Science2018Paper PresenterOrganized by the Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University held at Midnapore. March 29-30, 2018
National Symposium on “Natural Resource Management-2017”2017Invited LectureOrganized by the Faculty of Science (UGC Innovative Research Project) Vidyasagar University held at Midnapore. March 15-16, 2017
UGC Sponsored Two-Day National Workshop on “Application and Deployment of e-Learning Platform in University: Moodle”2016ParticipantOrganized by Computer Centre, Vidyasagar University held at Midnapore. March 9-10, 2016
Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop on “Chemistry and Biology Interface”2016ParticipantOrganized by Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Vidyasagar University held at Midnapore. April 21-22, 2016
National Seminar on “Genomics: Molecular to Ecosystem Level”2016ParticipantOrganized by The Asiatic Society held at Kolkata. December 9, 2016
International Conference on “The Green Planet- Past, Present and Future”2016Paper PresenterOrganized by CAS VII, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta in collaboration with Probir Chatterjee Research Foundation & Botanical Survey of India held at Kolkata. December 21-23, 2016

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
National Seminar on Trends in Contemporary Research in Plant Science2018TreasurerSERB and UGC
National Symposium on “Natural Resource Management-2017”2017Executive MemberUGC
National Seminar on Medicinal Plants (NSMP- 2016)2016ConvenerUGC and DST

Award NameAwarded ByYear
Professor S. N. Banerjee Gold MedalIndian Mycological Society2007

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