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Name Dr. Suman Kumar Halder
Designation Assistant Professor ( On Contract )
Department Name MICRO BIOLOGY
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 477
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Mobile No 8348579500
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Address Department of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
PhDVidyasagar University2015
M.Sc.Vidyasagar University2008
B.Sc.Vidyasagar University2006

Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University since 3rd February,2014

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Microbiology & Enzymology
Microbial enzymes (production optimization, purification, characterization and application)
Fermentation of natural substrates and their use as feed supplement
Bio-remediation of heavy metals and dyes

Course/ Subject Taught
Biochemistry, Microbial-genetics,Bio-statistics, Genetic engineering, Ecology

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Characterization of an acidophilic a-amylase from Aspergillus niger RBP7 and study of catalytic potential in response to nutritionally important heterogeneous compoundActa Biologica SzegediensisVolume 62(1):75-822018University of Szeged ISSN 1588-4082 (Online)
INCIDENCE AND PREDOMINANCE OF DERMATOPHYTESAMONG THE PATIENTS WITH SUPERFICIAL SKIN INFECTIONIN A TERTIARY CARE CENTRE IN BIRGUNJInternational Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, 8(3): 469-4762018JP Research Publications, Rajajinagar, Hanamkonda India, ISSN: 2321-3272
Insight of Chitinolytic Cascade of Marine Bacteria: A Vista for Material Cycling and ValorizationActa Scientific Microbiology, 1(9): 01-032018Acta Scientific
Acidophilic a-Amylase Production from Aspergillus niger RBP7 Using Potato Peel as Substrate: A Waste to Value Added ApproachWaste and Biomass Valorization, DOI 10.1007/s12649-017-0114-8 (online first)2017Springer; ISSN:1877-2641
Elucidation of structural and functional integration of a novel antimicrobial peptide from Antheraea mylittaBioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 27. 1686–16922017ELSEVIER, ISSN: 0960-894X
Potentiality of Bacillus weihenstephanensis PKD5 keratinase for eco-friendly dehairing of skins and hideBiotechnology: An Indian Journal. 12(12):1192016Trade Science Inc
Purification and biochemical characterization of chitinase of Aeromonas hydrophila SBK1 biosynthesized using crustacean shellBiocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 5: 211–2182016ELSEVIER, ISSN:1878-8181
Valorization of wheat bran for cost-effective production of cellulolytic enzymes by Aspergillus fumigatus SKH2 and utilization of the enzyme cocktail for saccharification of lignocellulosic biomassActa Biologica Szegediensis. 60(2):129-1372016University of Szeged ISSN 1588-4082 (Online)
Optimization of red pigment production by Endophytic Pezicula sp. BDF9/1 through OVAT and RSM MethodologyInternational Journal of Current Research, 8:28194-282012016IJCR, ISSN: 0975-833X
Multi-Response Optimization of granaticinic acid production by endophytic Streptomyces thermoviolaceus NT1, using response surface methodologyBioengineering,3(3), 19; doi: 10.3390/bioengineering30300192016MDPI AG (Basel, Switzerland), ISSN 2306-5354
Screening of antimicrobial peptides from hemolymph extract of tasar silkworm Antheraea mylitta against urinary tract and wound infecting multidrug-resistant bacteriaActa Biologica Szegediensis. 60(1):49-552016University of Szeged ISSN 1588-4082 (Online)
Kinetic Study of a Glucose Tolerant ß-Glucosidase from Aspergillus fumigatus ABK9 Entrapped into Alginate BeadsWaste and Biomass Valorization 6:53-612015Springer; ISSN:1877-2641
Role of probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum KKL1 in the preparation of a rice based fermented beverageBioresource Technology, 188: 161–1682015ELSEVIER; ISSN:0960-8524
Enzymatic Hydrolyzed Feather Peptide, a Welcoming Drug for Multiple-Antibiotic-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Structural Analysis and CharacterizationApplied Biochemistry Biotechnology.175:3371–33862015Springer; ISSN:0273-2289
A new strategy for improvement of tamarind seed based chicken diet after microbial detannification and assessment of its safety aspectsActa Biologica Szegediensis 59(1):1-92015University of Szeged ISSN 1588-4082 (Online)
Keratinase production by Bacillus weihenstephanensis PKD5 in solid-state fermentation and its milk clotting potential.Indian Journal of Biotechnology, 14:200-2072015NISCAIR, New Delhi, ISSN: 0975-0967 (Online); 0972-5849 (Print)
Tannase immobilization by chitin-alginate based adsorption-entrapment technique and its exploitation in fruit juice clarificationFood and Bioprocess Technology, 8:2319–23292015Springer, ISSN: 1935-5130 (print version) ISSN: 1935-5149 (electronic version)
Production of chitin and bioactive materials from Black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) shell waste by the treatment of bacterial protease cocktail3 Biotech, 5:483-4932015Springer; ISSN:2190-572X
Effect of microbial load on the condition index of the edible oyster, Saccostrea cucullata in the Sundarbans, IndiaInternational Journal of Aquatic Biology, 2:238-2452014Iranian Society of Ichthyology, ISSN: 2322-5270
Thermodynamic and kinetic characteristics of an a-amylase from Bacillus licheniformis SKB4Acta Biologica Szegediensis. 58:147-1562014University of Szeged ISSN 1588-4082 (Online)
Smart cleaning-in-place process through crude keratinase: an eco-friendly cleaning techniques towards dairy industriesJournal of Cleaner Production. 76:140-1532014ELSEVIER; ISSN:0959-6526
Effective dehairing properties of keratinase from Paenibacillus woosongensis TKB2 obtained under solid state fermentationWaste and Biomass Valorization, 5:97-1072014Springer; ISSN:1877-2641
Production and purification of Keratinase using chicken feather bioconversion by a newly isolated Aspergillus fumigatus TKF1: detection of valuable metabolitesBiomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 4:137-1482014Springer; ISSN:2190-6815
Valorization of chicken feather waste for concomitant production of keratinase, oligopeptides and essential amino acids under submerged fermentation by Paenibacillus woosongensis TKB2Waste and Biomass Valorization, 4:575-5842014Springer; ISSN:1877-2641
An efficient cloth cleaning properties of a crude keratinase combined with detergent: towards industrial viewpointJournal of Cleaner Production, 66:672-6842014ELSEVIER; ISSN:0959-6526
Chitinases biosynthesis by immobilized Aeromonas hydrophila SBK1 by prawn shells valorization and application of enzyme cocktail for fungal protoplast preparationJournal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 117:170-1772014ELSEVIER; ISSN:1389-1723
Appraisal of antioxidant, anti-hemolytic and DNA shielding potentialities of chitosaccharides produced innovatively from shrimp shell by sequential treatment with immobilized enzymesFood Chemistry, 158:325-3342014ELSEVIER; ISSN:0308-8146
Ethnic preparation of a rice based fermented beverage Haria in the province of lateritic West Bengal, IndiaEthnobotany Research & Applications, 12:039-0492014University of Hawaii Press, USA; ISSN:1547-3465
Biosynthesis, structural architecture and biotechnological potential of bacterial tannase: a molecular advancementBioresource Technology, 157:327-3402014ELSEVIER; ISSN:0960-8524
Microbial, saccharifying and antioxidant properties of an Indian rice based fermented beverageFood Chemistry, 168:196-2022014ELSEVIER; ISSN:0308-8146
Smart cleaning properties of a multi tolerance keratinolytic protease from an extremophilic Bacillus tequilensis hstkb2: prediction of enzyme modification siteWaste and Biomass Valorization, 5:931-9452014Springer; ISSN:1877-2641
Biochemical and structural characterization of a detergent stable alkaline serine keratinase from Paenibacillus Woosongensis TKB2: a potential additive for laundry detergentWaste and Biomass Valorization, 4:563-5742013Springer; ISSN:1877-2641
Structural characterization of thermostable, solvent tolerant, cytosafe tannase from Bacillus subtilis PAB2Biochemical Engineering Journal, 77:161-1702013ELSEVIER; ISSN:1369-703X
Thermodynamics and kinetic properties of halostable endoglucanase from Aspergillus fumigatus ABK9Journal of Basic Microbiology, 53:1-102013Wiley; ISSN:1521-4028
Enhanced tannase production by Bacillus subtilis PAB2 with concomitant antioxidant productionBiocatalysis and Agriculture Biotechnology, 2:363-3712013ELSEVIER; ISSN:1878-8181
Studies on drug sensitivity and bacterial prevalence of UTI in tribal population of Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, IndiaJundishapur Journal of Microbiology, 6:42-462013Kowsar Corporation; ISSN: 2008-3645
Production of cellulolytic enzymes by Aspergillus fumigatus ABK9 in wheat bran-rice straw mixed substrate and use of cocktail enzymes for deinking of waste office paper pulpBioresource Technology, 128:290-2962013ELSEVIER; ISSN: 0960-8524
Study on regulation of growth and biosynthesis of cellulolytic enzymes from newly isolated Aspergillus fumigatus ABK9Polish Journal of Microbiology, 62:31-432013Polish Society of Microbiologists ; ISSN 1733-1331
Exploitation of chicken feather waste as a plant growth promoting agent using keratinase producing novel isolate Paenibacillus woosongensis TKB2Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 2:50-572013ELSEVIER; ISSN: 1878-8181
Proficient biodegradation of shrimp shell waste by Aeromonas hydrophila SBK1 for the concomitant production of antifungal chitinase and antioxidant chitosaccharidesInternational Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 79:88-972013ELSEVIER; ISSN: 0964-8305
Exploitation of fermented shrimp-shell hydrolysate as functional food : assessment of antioxidant, hypocholesterolemic and prebiotic activitiesIndian Journal of Experimental Biology, 51:924-9342013National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources (NISCAIR), CSIR, India; ISSN: 0019-5189
Bioconversion of rice straw to sugar using multizyme complex of fungal origin and subsequent production of bioethanol by mixed fermentation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae MTCC 173 and Zymomonas mobilis MTCC 2428Industrial Crops and Products, 46:217-2252013ELSEVIER; ISSN: 0926-6690
Low cost single-step purification of endoglucanase from Aspergillus fumigates ABK9Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 51:954-9592013National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources (NISCAIR), CSIR, India; ISSN: 0019-5189
Analysis of alteration of gut microbial population under the exposure of graded hyperbaric pressures: application of metagenomic approachIndian Journal of Experimental Biology, 51:960-9682013National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources (NISCAIR), CSIR, India; ISSN: 0019-5189
Potentialities of two newly isolated Lactobacillus sp. for curd preparation and a comparative study of its physico-chemical parameters with other marketed curdsIndian Journal of Experimental Biology, 51:910-9182013National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources (NISCAIR), CSIR, India; ISSN: 0019-5189
Xylanase isozymes from the newly isolated Bacillus sp. CKBx1D and optimization of its deinking potentiality. Applied Biochemistry and BiotechnologyApplied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 167:1208-12192012Springer; ISSN:0273-2289
Chitinolytic enzymes from the newly isolated Aeromonas hydrophila SBK1: study of the mosquitocidal activityBioControl, 57:441-4492012Springer; ISSN:1386-6141
Rapid screening of tannase producing microbes by using natural tanninBrazilian Journal of Microbiology, 43:1080-10832012Brazilian Society for Microbiology; ISSN 0001-3714; 1517-8382
Tannase production by Penicillium purpurogenum PAF6 in solid state fermentation of tannin-rich plant residues following OVAT and RSMApplied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 167:1254-12692012Springer; ISSN:0273-2289
Isozymes of a-amylases from newly isolated Bacillus thuringiensis CKB19: production from immobilized cellsBiotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, 16:312-3192011Springer; ISSN:12268372
In vitro antimicrobial potentialities of different solvent extracts of ethnomedicinal plants against clinically isolated human pathogensJournal of Phytology, 2:57-642010KRFD Society (India); ISSN: 2075-6240

National Publication

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Microbial Biotechnology Volume 2. Application in Food and Pharmacology Chapter: Microbial Valorization of Chitinous Bioresources for Chitin Extraction and Production of Chito-Oligomers and N-Acetylglucosamine: Trends, Perspectives and ProspectsSpringer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.2018First and Corresponding author of a chapter
Book: Trends in Experimental Biology (Vol 2), Chapter: Cost effective pre-treatments of lignocellulosic biomass for the production of bioethanol. (ISBN: 978-93-85777-64-6)Excel India Publishers2016Co-author of a chapter
Book: Health, Nutrition and Hygiene:The dynamics of Social Ecology in India, Chapter: Optimization of Microbial Bioprocesses through Response Surface Methodology:Current TrendsKankabati Rishi Arabinda Rural Development and Social Welfare Institute (Co-published and printed by SHREELIPI, Midnapore)2016Sole Author of a chapter

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
BIOCONTROL POTENTIAL OF MICROBIAL CHITINASESNational Seminar on Perspectives of Human Health, Microbial Biotechnology & Innovation Organized by- Department of Human Physiology with Community Health & Department of Microbiology Vidyasagar University, Midnapore-721102, West BengalVidyasagar University2018
Resource person during the scientific deliberation (practical work)DBT sponsored 21 days short-term training on "Application of Metagenomic and Proteomic Approaches in the Crossroads of Biological SciencesDepartment of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University2017
Recent Trends of Optimization of Microbial Processes: A Proficient Shift from Traditional to Statistical Approachone day National Seminar on Research Trends in Medicine and Biology: The issue of Heath, Ecology and Management organized by Kankabati Rishi Arabinda Rural Development and Social Welfare Institute, Paschim Medinipur, West BengalMidnapore Film Society and Federation Hall, Rabindranagar, Midnapore2016
N-acetylglucosamine: Production, Prospects and PerspectivesUGC sponsored National Seminar on “Microbiology in 21st Century” organized by Department of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West BengalVidyasagar University2016

Membership of Learned Society 
Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI, Life Member)

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
UGC sponsored International Seminar on "Food and Health: Biocultural Dimensions"2018ParticipantDepartment of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University
International level seminar on "Recent Trends in Microbiology"2017ParticipantDepartment of Microbiology, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, Howrah
58th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI-2017) & International Symposium on Microbes in Sustainable Development: Scope and Applications (MSDSA-2017)2017Paper presenterBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (A Central)University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
One day seminar cum Exhibition on "Innovative Research in Science, Literature and Culture"2017Participantorganized by Vidyasagar University Research Scholaors Association, Vidyasagar University
UGC sponsored National Seminar on "Role of Microbes in Sustainable Agriculture and Environment"2017Paper presenterDepartment of Microbiology, Midnapore College & Department of Microbiology, Raja N.L. Khan Womens College, Midnapore
National Symposium on "Natural Resource Management-2017"2017ParticipantFaculty of Science, Vidyasagar University
Regional Knowledge Conclave of Colleges and Universities, Kolkata2017ParticipantCenter for Science and Environment (New Delhi) organized at Kolkata
2nd Regional Science & Technology Congress, Southern Region2017Paper presenterjointly organized by University of Kalyani and Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Govt. of West Bengal, at University of Kalyani, Nadia
National Level workshop on "Biological Networks & System Biology"2016ParticipantBIF Center, Department of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University
1st Regional Science & Technology Congress, Bardhaman division2016Paper presenterDepartment of Science & Technology, Govt. of West Bengal and Bankura Christian College, Bankura
Application and deploypment of e-learning platform in University:MOODLE2016ParticipantComputer Centre, Vidyasagar University
Bioresource Management2016ParticipantFaculty of Science, Vidyasagar University
Chemistry and Biology Interface2016ParticipantDepartment of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Vidyasagar University
Workshop programme on Research Methodology2015ParticipantDepartment of Commerce with Farm Management, Vidyasagar University
National Seminar on Natural Resources Development Strategies through Biotechnological Approaches2015Paper presenterDepartment of Aquaculture Management & Technology, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal
International Conference on 3S-Safety, Security and Sustainability: Innovations in Food and Bioprocess Industries & Reunion (ICSSS-FTBE 2015)2015Paper presenterDepartment of Food Technology and Biochemical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
56th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI-2015) & International Symposium on “Emerging Discoveries in Microbiology”2015Paper PresenterSchool of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
National Seminar on Community Metabolic Disorder and Dietary Therapeutic Approaches2014Paper PresenterDepartment of Nutrition, Raja N.L. Khan Women’s College, Midnapore, West Bengal
Workshop for Revision of Syllabus for Honours and Pass Course of Vidyasagar University2014ParticipantDepartment of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University
International Conference on Advances in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (ICABB – 2013)2013Paper presenterDr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
Problem and Prospects of Costal Aquaculture and Application of Biotechnological Tools for Rural Development2013Participant (contributed abstract)Dept. of Aquaculture Management and Technology, Vidyasagar University
National Seminar on Research Methodology in Higher Education2013ParticipantVidyasagar University Research Scholars Association
One day Seminar and State level poster competition on Advancement in Biological Sciences2013Participant (contributed abstract)Dept. of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Panskura Banamali College in collaboration with BRSI-VU Unit
Current Trends of Biological Research at Crossroads of Science2013ParticipantBioinformatics Infrastructure Facility Center, Vidyasagar University
Modern Trends in Life Sciences2012ParticipantDepartment of Life Sciences, Raja N.L. Khan Womens College, Midnapore
International Conference on Frontiers in Biological Researches2012ParticipantDept. of Human Physiology with Community Health, Vidyasagar University
International Conference on Industrial Biotechnology (ICIB - 2012)2012Paper presenterBiotechnology, Punjabi University, Patiala. 21st – 23rd November
Rural Health & Nutrition: Recent Trend & Monitoring2012Participant and co-author of a presented paperDepartment of Physiology, Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya & BRSI-VU Unit
International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT 2011)2011Participant and co-author of a presented paperBRSI and National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, CSIR, Trivandrum
Current Trends in Biological Sciences2011Paper presenterDepartment of Biological Sciences, Pingla Thana Mahavidyalaya, Paschim Midnapore
A Seminar & state level poster competition on Recent Advancement of Biological Sciences2010ParticipantDepartment of Microbiology, Panskura Banamali College
International conference on Genomic Sciences [ICGS - 2010] & Indo – Italian workshop on Industrial and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology [IIWIPB]2010Paper PresenterBRSI & Madurai Kamraj University
Basics and Applied Microbiology2010ParticipantDepartment of Microbiology, The University of Burdwan
Renovation and Rejuvenation of Higher Education and Research across the Disciplines2010ParticipantVidyasagar University Research Scholars Association
Higher Education and Employability2009ParticipantVidyasagar University Research Scholars Association
International conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology [ETBT ’09]2009Paper presenterDept. of Biotechnology, BHU
Role of IQAC on Quality Enhancement & Quality Sustenance in Higher Education2009ParticipantMidnapore College, Midnapore
3rd International Congress on Bioprocesses in Food Industries [ICBF 2008]2008Participant and co-author of a paper presentedDepartment of Microbiology, Osmania University, Hyderabad
Structural Bioinformatics2007ParticipantBioinformatics Infrastructure Facility Center, Vidyasagar University
Medicinal Plants: [Theme- Indian Medicinal Plants to Marketable Drugs]2007ParticipantMidnapore College, Midnapore
Microbes in Pharmaceuticals, Food & Agriculture2006ParticipantDepartment of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University
Role of Microbes in Human Welfare2005ParticipantPanskura Banamali College, Panskura
Orientation Programme on Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship2004ParticipantGlobal Environment Research Foundation, Kalyani Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Netaji Subhas Regional Institute of Co-operative Management

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
National Seminar on Perspectives of Human Health, Microbial Biotechnology & Innovation2018TreasurerUGC
National Seminar on Microbial Biotechnology2017TreasurerUGC
National Seminar on Microbiology in 21st Century2016Treasurer and Convener of Registration sub-committeeUGC

Award NameAwarded ByYear
DST-INSPIRE Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D.Department of Science & Technology (DST)2010
Obtained gold medal for scoring first rank in M. Sc. ExaminationVidyasagar University2010
Obtained gold medal for scoring first rank in B. Sc. ExaminationVidyasagar University2007

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