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Name Dr. Pradeep Kumar Das Mohapatra
Designation Assistant Professor ( On Contract )
Department Name MICRO BIOLOGY
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 477
Email ID
Fax 03222-276329
Mobile No 09434410208
Personal Website
Address Department of Microbiology Vidyasagar University Midnapore - 721102
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.D.Vidyasagar University2008
M.Sc.Vidyasagar University2001
B.Sc.Utkal University1998

Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University since 1st August, 2008

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Microbial Enzyme
Microbial Biodiversity
Extraction of bioactive compounds from fermented masses
Purification and characterization of enzyme
Isolation and application of probiotic organisms
Scale up of different industrially important microbial enzymes like amylase, tannase, cellulase, keratinase and xylanase.

Course/ Subject Taught
Bacterial Growth kinetics
Genetic Engineering
Fermentation Technology

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Production and purification of keratinase using chicken feather bioconversion by a newly isolated Aspergillus fumigatus TKF1: Detection of valuable metabolites.Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery,4:137-148.2014Springer
Chitinases biosynthesis by immobilized Aeromonas hydrophila SKB1 by prawn shells valorization and aplication of enzyme cocktail for fungal protoplast preperation.J. Biosci. Bioeng., 117(2):170-177.2014Elsevier
Valorization of chicken feather waste for concomitant production of keratinase, oligopeptides and essential amino acids under submerged fermentation by Paenibacillus woosongensis TKB2.Waste Biomass Valor., 5:575-584.2014Springer
Contribution of hot spring bacterial consortium in cadmium and lead bioremediation through Quadratic Programming model.J of Hazardous Materials, 265:47-60.2014Elsevier
Optimization of extracellular chromate reductase production by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (CSB9) isolated from chromite mine environment.Biocat. Agric. Biotechnol.,3:35-41.2014Elsevier
Dengue virus type 4 evolution and genomics: a bioinformatic approach.Ind. J. of Biotechnology, 13:330-336.2014NISCAIR
Characterization of Bacillus anthracis proteases through protein-protein interaction: an in silico study of anthrax pathogenecity.TANG Humanitus Traditional Med.,4:e6,1-12.2014Asso. Genuine Trad. Med.
Thermostable alpha-amylase enzyme production from Hot Spring isolates Alcaligenes faecalis SSB17 - Statistical optimization.Biocat. Agric. Biotechnol., Accepted2014Elsevier
Appraisal of antioxidant, anti-hemolytic and DNA shilding potentialities of chitosaccharides produced innovatively from shrimp shell by sequential treatment with immobilized enzymes.Food Chemistry, 158:325-334.2014Elsevier
Exploration of microbial diversity of Taptapani (India) Hot Spring through molecular phylogenetic analysis.Arabian J. Sci. and Eng. Accepted2014Springer
Smart cleaning-in-place process through crude keratinase: an eco-friendly cleaning techniques towards dairy industries.J. of Cleaner Production, 76:140-153.2014Elsevier
Smart cleaning properties of a multi tolerance keratinolytic protease from an extremophilic Bacillus tequilensis hsTKB2: Prediction of enzyme modification site.Waste Biomass Valor. Accepted2014Springer
Biosynthesis, Structural architecture and biotechnological potential of bacterial tannase: a molecular advancement.Bioresource Technol.,157:327-340.2014Elsevier
Fluorescent pseudomonads: Milestones achieved in the last tow decades.Afr. J. Microbiol. res., 8:1544-1561.2014Academic J.
Probiotics as immunomodulator in fish and shellfish culture (a review).Fish Phyiol. Biochem., 40:921-971.2014Springer
Microbial saccharifying and antioxidant properties of an Indian rice based fermented beverage.Food Chemistry, 168:196-202.2014Elsevier
Effective dehairing properties of keratinase from Paenibacillus woosongensis TKB2 obtained under solid state fermentation.Waste Biomass Valor.,5:97-107.2014Springer
Ethnic preparation of a rice based fermented beverage Haria in the province of lateritic West Bengal, India.Ethnobotany Res. and Applications,12:39-49.2014BRI, Texas
Exploitaion of fermented shrimp-shells hydrolysate as functional food: Assessment of antioxidant, hypocholesterolemic and prebiotic activities.Ind. J. of Exp. Biol.,51:924-934.2013NISCAIR
Low cost single-step purification of endoglucanase from Aspergillus fumigatus ABK9.Ind. J. Exp. Biol.,51:954-959.2013NISCAIR
Analysis of alteration of gut microbial population under the exposure of graded hyperbaric pressure: Application of metagenomic approach.Ind. J. Exp. Bol.,51:960-968.2013NISCAIR
DNA compression and security techniques based on palindrome searching.Ind. J. Appl. Res.,3:107-110.2013IJAR
Potentialities of newly isolated Bacillus subtilis and Lactobacillus sp. for curd preparation and a comparative study of its physico-chemical parameters with other marketed curds.Ind. j. Exp. Biol.,51:910-918.2013NISCAIR
Comparison of compression algorithm for DNA sequences with information security using exact matching of repeat, reverse, complement and palindrome technique on DNA sequences and apply on others orientation also.Int. J. Info. Tech. and Manag. Info.,4:25-46.2013IAEME
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 pulp.Bioresource Technology, 128:290-296.2013Elsevier
Salt-independent thermophilic amylase from Bacillus megaterium VUMB 109:an efficacy testing for preparation of maltooligosaccharides.Industrial Crops and Products,41:386-391.2013Elsevier
Proficient biodegradation of shrimp shell waste by Aeromonas hydrophila SBK1 for the concomitant production of antifungal chitinase and antioxidant chitosaccharides.Int. Biodeterioration and Biodegradation.,79:88-97.2013Elsevier
Bioconversion of rice straw to sugar using multienzyme complex of fungal origin and subsequent production of bioethanol by mixed fermentation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae MTCC 173 and Zymomonas mobilis MTCC 2428.Industrial Crops and Products.,46:217-225.2013Elsevier
A compression algorithm for DNA sequences based on R2C techniques with security.Trends in Bioinformatics, Accepted2013ANSI
Thermodynamics and kinetic properties of halostable endoglucanase from Aspergillus fumigatus ABK9.J. of Basic Microbiol.,53:1-10.2013Wiley
Enhanced tannase production by Bacillus subtilis PAB2 with concomitant antioxidant production.Biocat. Agric. Biotechnol.,2:363-371.2013Elsevier
DNA compression and security based on reverse technique.J. of Bionanoscience.Accepted2013American Scientific Publisher
DNA compression algorithm based on R2 techniques.J. Bioinfo. Int. Cont., Accepted.2013American Scientific Publisher
Sturctural characterization of thermostable, solvent tolerant, cytosafe tannase from Bacillus subtilis PAB2.Biochem. Eng. J.,77:161-170.2013Elsevier
Characterization of novel thermophilic amylase porducing bacteria from Taptapani Hot Spring, Odisha, India.Jundishapur J. of Microbiology, Accepted2013KOWSAR
Process optimization of xylanase production using cheap solid substrate by Trichoderma reesei SAF3 and study on the alteration of behavioral properties of enzyme obtained from SSF and SmF.Bioprocess Biosystems Eng., 36:57-68.2013Springer
In vitro ALP and osteocalcin gene expression analysis and in vivo biocompatibility evaluation of N-methylene phosphonic chitosan nanofibers for bone regeneration.J. Biomed. Nanotech., 9:870-879.2013American Scientific Publishers
Siderophore mediated antagonism of fluorescent Pseudomonads against soil borne plant pahtogens, West Bengal, India.African J. of Microbiol. Res.,7:4689-4700.2013Academic J.
Biochemical and structural characterization of a detergent stable alkaline serine keratinase from Paenibacillus woosongensis TKB2: A potential additive for laundry detergent.Waste Biomass Valor.,5:563-574.2013Springer
DNA compression algorithm based on complement sequences.Int. J. of Comp. Eng. Appl. Accepted2013IJCEA
An efficient cloth cleaning properties of a crude keratinase combined with detergent towards industrial viewpoint.J. of Cleaner Production,66:672-684.2013Elsevier
Study on thermodynamics and adsorption kinetics of purified endoglucanase (CMCase) from Penicillium notatum NCIM NO-923 production under mixed solid-state fermentation of waste cabbage and Bagasse.Brazilian J. of Microbiol., 43:1103-11112012Brazilian Microbiology Society
Tannase production by Penicillium purpurogenum PAF6 in solid state fermentation of tannin rich plant residues following OVAT and RSM.Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol.,167:1254-1269.2012Springer
Exploitation of chicken feather waste as a plant growth promoting agent using keratinase producing novel isolate Paenibacillus woosongensis TKB2.Biocat. Agric. Biotechnol., 2:50-57.2012Elsevier
Deinking and defabrication of paper wastes by novel cellulase free xylanase complex from termite-gut associated bacteriaAppl. Biochem. Biotechnol., 167:1208-12192012Springer
Characterization of tannase protein sequences of bacteria and fungi-an In Silico study.The Protein Journal, 31:306-327.2012Springer
Study on regulation of growth and biosynthesis of cellulotytic enzymes from newly isolated Aspergillus fumigatus ABK9.Pol. J. Microbiol., 62:31-432012Polish Microbiology Society
Rapid screening of tannase producing microbes by using natural tannin.Brazilian J. of Microiol., 43:1080-10832012Brazlian Microbiology Society
Regulation of xylanase biosynthesis in Bacillus cereus BSA1.Appl. Biochem Biotechnol,167:1052-10602012Springer
Keratinase production and biodegradation of whole chiken feather keratin by newly isolated bacterium under submerged fermentation.Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol., 167:1040-10512012Springer
Collagen scaffold derived from fresh water fish origin and their biocompatibility.Biomedical Materials Research: Part A., 100A:1068-10792012Wiley
Isozymes of alpha-amylases from newly isolated Bacillus thuringiensis CKB 19: Production from immobilized cells.Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering.16: 312-319.2011Springer
Purification and Characterization of an Endoxylanase from the Culture Broth of Bacillus Cereus BSA1.Appl. Biochem. Microbiol., 47: 250-255.2011Springer
Physico-chemical studies and optimization of gallic acid production from the seed coat of Terminalia belerica roxb.Ann. Microbiol., 61(3): 649-654.2011Springer
In vitro antimicrobial potentialities of different solvent extracts of ethnomedicinal plants against clinically isolated human pathogens.J. Phytol., 2: 57-64.2010KRFADS
Quality assurance of fish finger with special emphasis on its microbial effect.Asian J. Sci. Tech., 3: 55-60.2010Academic Journals.Inc.
Tannase production by Bacillus licheniformis KBR6: Optimization of submerged culture conditions by Taguchi DOE methodology.Food Res. Inter., 42: 430 – 435.2009ELSEVIER
Effect of amino acids on tannase biosynthesis by Bacillus licheniformis KBR6.J. Microbiol. Immunol. Infec., 42: 172 – 175.2009ELSEVIER
A simple gel detection method of microbial tannin acyl hydrolase (EC. j. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 25: 733-735.2009Springer
Study of the potentialities of immobilized bacterial a-amylase on coconut coir, a smart carrier for biocatalysts.Biocat. Biotrans., 27 (2): 131-135.2009Informa UK Ltd.
Effect of a probiotic bacterium Bacillus circulans PB7 in the formulated diets: on growth, nutritional quality and immunity of Catla catla (Ham.).Fish Physiol Biochem., 35: 467 – 478.2009Springer
Production of xylanase by immobilized Trichoderma reesei SAF3 in Ca-alginate beads.J. Industrial Microbiol. Biotechnol., 35: 245–249.2008Springer
Xylanase production under submerged fermentation by newly isolated Bacillus cereus BSA1: Parametric optimization of cultural conditions.J. Pure Appl. Microbiol., 2: 155-160.2008WELKIN
Production of tannase by the immobilization of Bacillus licheniformis KBR6 in Ca-alginate beads.J. Appl. Microbiol., 102: 1462–1467.2007Wiley Periodicals. Inc
Production of tannase through submerged fermentation of tannin- containing plant extracts by Bacillus licheniformis KBR6.Pol. J. Microbiol., 55: 297-301.2006Polish Society of Microbiologists
Production of cellulose free xylanase from newly isolated Trichoderma reesei SAF3.Braz. J. Microbiol., 37: 462-464.2006SciLo, Brazil
The use of probiotic feed supplement in Indian major carps when challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila.Aqua Int., 17, 18, 24 – 26.2006NRS Publication

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Diversity of tannase producing bacteria in the forest soil of Shorea robusta Gaertn.f., Paschim medinipur, W.B.,India.Ind. J. Bio. Sci., 17:56-592011Vidyasagar University
Isolation, identification and molecular characterization of potential probiotic bacterium Bacillus subtilis PPP 13 from Penaeus monodon.Biotechnol, Bioinf. and Bioeng.2011Applied Biotechnol Society
An assessment of Tannase and gallic acid production by Aspergillus aculeatus DBF 9 from different plant tannin.J. Bio. Sci., 12: 31 – 37.2006Vidyasagar University
Intestinal microflora of Indian major carps Catla catla (Ham.), Lebeo rohita (Ham.) and Cirrhinus mirigala (Ham.).J. Micropathol. Res., 44 (1): 61-66.2006Indian Mycological Society
Optimization of gallic acid production from tannic acid by Bacillus licheniformis KBR6.J. Curr. Sci., 7: 463-468.2005Current Science Association
Effect of inorganic constituents on growth and tannase production by Bacillus licheniformis KBR 6.Ind. J. Bio. Sci., 11: 68-72.2005Vidyasagar University
Aeromonas hydrophila infection in cultured Indian major carps in Midnapore, Inida.J. Sci. Technol., XVI (A): 01-06.2004Smbalpur University
Role of probiotics in aquaculture.Ind. J. Bio. Sci., 10: 76-80.2004Vidyasagar University
Regulation of tannase synthesis in Aureobasidium pullulans DBS66.Ind. J. Bio. Sci.,8: 66-69.2002Vidyasagar University

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Advances in Biotechnology Chapter: Tannin-an effective agent against HIV-1.Studium Press2013First Auther
Microbial Biotechnology: Methods and Applications Chapter: Application of immobilized microbial cells for enzyme production with special reference to tannaseNAROSA2012First Auther

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Arijit JanaProduction and application of bacterial tannase.Dr. K.C. MondalOngoing 
Dipak Kumar SahooStudy on keratinase from newly isolated soil bacterium.Dr. H. N. ThatoiOngoing 
Sudip Kumar SenStudy of bacterial diversity of Taptapani Hot Spring with special reference to industrial important antibiotic and enzyme biosynthesis and their role in Bioremediation.Dr. B. BandyopadhyayOngoing 
Kanishendranath SarkerIsolation and characterization of fluorescent Pseudomonads as plant growth promoting rhizobacteriaDr. S. DuttaOngoing 
Prasenjit BarmanMicrobial remediation of nitrogenous wastes from water for cultivating Black Tiger ShrimpDr. P. BandyopadhyayOngoing 
Tithi AdhyaStudies on alkaline protease from soil bacteria Ongoing 
Amrita BanerjeeRelationship of multiple tannase sequences and structures through BioinformaticsDr. A. SenOngoing 
Bidhan Chandra DeEffect of probiotics on growth performance and disease resistance of common carp (Cyprinus carpio)Dr. B. K. BeheraOngoing 

Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Assesment of efficiency and antimicrobial activity of Biostadt aqua poductsPrincipal InvestigatorBiostadt India Ltd.5360003 year20112014

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Production of microbial tannase and its application in detannification of foodstuffPrincipal InvestigatorUGC5670003 year20092012

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Production, Purification and Characterization of Tannin-acyl-hydrolase of bacterial origin with implication of immobilization technology.Dept. of Biotechnology, CET, Biju Pattanayak University of Technology.Bhubaneswar2013
Protein sequence analysis and sturcture prediction: A bioinformatics approach.Dept. of Biotechnology, CET, Biju Pattanayak University of Technology.Bhubaneswar2013
Bacterial Technology in relation of genomics, proteomics and BioinformaticsDept. of Biotechnology, CET, Biju Pattanayak University of Technology.Bhubaneswar2013
Biological activity of some novel phytochemicals and study of their pharmacological potentiality through molecular docking.Dept. of Biotechnology, CET, Biju Pattanayak University of Technology.Bhubaneswar2013
Green house effect and global warming.Midnapore Flower Growers Asso. and Nirmal Hriday AshramMidnapore2010
Immobilization and its Current PerspectiveDepartment of Microbiology, Panskura Banamali College, Panskura, Purba Medinipur, W.B.Panskura Banamali College2009

Membership of Learned Society 
Life membership of National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi-19.
Life membership of Biotech Research Society of India, Trivandrum – 695 019.
Life membership of Asian Federation of Biotechnology, France.
Life membership of Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha.
Life Member of Association of Microbiologists of India, New Delhi.
Life Member of Society for Applied Biotechnology, India.

Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Member, PG Board of Studies of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University2008 to 2014
Member, Board of Studies of PG diploma on quality control and assurance in Microbial Technology, V.U.2012 to 2014
Member, Ph.D. Committee, Dept. of Microbiology, V.U.2014 to 2014
Member,Teachers-Students Committee, Dept. of Microbiology2014 to 2014

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Advances in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.2013Paper PresenterDr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune.
Industrial Biotechnology2012Paper PresenterDept. of Biotechnology, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab
New Horizons in Biotechnology2011Paper PresenterThe Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI) and National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR)
Genomic Sciences – Recent Trends and Ido-Italian wokshop on Industrial and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology2010Paper PresenterBRSI and School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai
Reforms in Higher Education2010ParticipatedVidyasagar University
Teaching Methodology in Higher Education2010ParticipatedKharagpur college, Paschim Medinipur, W.B.
Basic and Applied Microbiology2010ParticipatedUniversity of Burdwan, W.B.
Plant Diversity: Aspects and Prospects2010ParticipatedDepartment of Botany & Forestry, Vidyasagar University
Effects of environmental toxicology on human health2009Paper PresenterNational Environmental Science Academy
Plant, Microbes and Forestry research for sustainable development2008Paper PresenterDepartment of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, W.B.
Free software2008ParticipatedCochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India
Urban Environment – Present Scenario and Future Strategies2008Paper PresenterDepartment of Environmental Science, Bangalore University, Bangalore -560-056.
Bioprocesses in Food Industries2008Paper PresenterDepartment of Microbiology and University college of Technology, Osmania University
New Horizons in Biotechnology2007Paper PresenterThe Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI) and National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR)
Microbes in Pharmaceuticals, Food and Agriculture2007Paper PresenterDepartment of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore.
Biosensor2007ParticipatedRaja N. L. Khan Womens’ College, Gope Palace, Midnapore, W.B.
Medicinal Plants2007ParticipatedMidnapore College, Midnapore, W.B.
Medicinal Plants: its present status, prospects and conservation2006Paper PresenterMidnapore College, Midnapore
Bio-medical Laboratory Science2005Paper PresenterVidyasagar Institute of Health, Rangamati, Midnapore
Plant, Mirobes and Environment: Issues and Challenges2004Paper PresenterDept. of Botany, Burdwan University
Recent Advances in Plant Sciences2004Paper PresenterDept. of Botany, Vidyasagar University
XVIth Annual Conference of the Physiological Society of India2004Paper PresenterDepartment of Physiology, Raja Narendra Lal Khan Women’s College, Gope Palace, Midnapore, W.B.
Xth West Bengal State Science & Technology Congress2003Paper PresenterVidyasagar University
Microbial Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications2002Paper PresenterDept. of Botany, Calcutta University, Kolkata
Diversity of Microbial Resources and their Potential Applications2002Paper PresenterDept. of Botany, North Bengal University, Siliguri

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
Advancement in Biological Sciences.2013Vice-PresidentUGC
Rural Health & Nutrition:Recent Trend & Monitoring2012PatronUGC
Current Trends in Biological Sciences2011Member of the Organizing CommitteeUGC
Plants, Microbes and Forestry Research for Sustainable Development2008Member of the Organizing CommitteeUGC
Microbes in Pharmaceuticals, Food and Agriculture2006TreasurerUGC, CSIR, ICMR
Research in Higher Education2005ConvenerVidyasagar University

Award NameAwarded ByYear
FellowSociety for Applied Biotechnology.2011
Environmentalist of the YearNational Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi2009
Junior ScientistNational Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi2008

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