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Name Dr. Surojit Das
Designation Assistant Professor
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-205 / Centrex Extn. 205
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Address Bio-Medical Laboratory Science & Management, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore 721102, West Bengal, India
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.DUniversity of Calcutta2018
M.ScUniversity of Calcutta2008
B.ScUniversity of Calcutta2006
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Assistant Professor, Department of Bio-Medical Laboratory Science & Management, Vidyasagar University since 24 December, 2018
Scientific Officer in Microbiology at Tata Medical Center, Kolkata during September, 2018 to December, 2018
Sr. Research Fellow (ICMR-CDC) in Microbiology at Tata Medical Center, Kolkata during April, 2017 to August, 2018
Sr. Research Fellow (ICMR) in Microbiology at ICMR-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata during July, 2013 to April, 2017
Jr. Research Fellow (ICMR) in Microbiology at ICMR-National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata during July, 2011 to July, 2013
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Medical Microbiology
Antimicrobial Resistance
Molecular Typing
Molecular Diagnostics
Antimicrobial Compounds
Course/ Subject Taught 
Molecular Biology
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Rapid and economical detection of eight carbapenem-resistance genes in Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas spp, and Acinetobacter spp directly from positive blood cultures using an internally controlled multiplex-PCR assayInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 40:737-7392019Cambridge Core
Detection of the emergence of mcr-1 mediated colistin resistant E. coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae through a hospital- based surveillance in an oncology center in eastern IndiaInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology (Accepted)2019Cambridge Core
In silico identification and characterization of stress and virulence associated repeats in SalmonellaGenomics, 110:23-342018Elsevier
Report of relapse typhoid fever cases from Kolkata, India: Recrudescense or reinfection?Japanese J. Infectious Diseases, 71:209-2132018National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan
Antimicrobial resistance and molecular subtypes of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi isolates from Kolkata, India over a 15 years period 1998-2012International J. Medical Microbiology, 307:28-362017Elsevier
Molecular subtyping of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis in India: their association with antimicrobial resistance profilesJapanese J. Infectious Diseases, 70:536-5432017National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan
Evaluation of fliC-d based direct blood PCR assays for typhoid diagnosisBMC Microbiology, 16:108-1162016Springer
Revisit of fluoroquinolone and azithromycin susceptibility breakpoints for Salmonella enterica serovar TyphiJ. Medical Microbiology, 65:632-6402016United Kingdom, Microbiology Society
Antimicrobial resistance, virulence profiles and molecular subtypes of Salmonella enterica serovars Typhi and Paratyphi A blood isolates from Kolkata, India during 2009-2013PLoS ONE., 9(8):e1013472014Public Library of Science
First case report of blood and urine culture positive bacteremia by Salmonella enterica serotype Choleraesuis from IndiaJ. Medical Microbiology case report2014United Kingdom, Microbiology Society

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Tribute: Dr. Sambhu Nath De: One of the greatest Indian scientistsIndian J. Pathology & Microbiology, 58:134-1362015Medknow Publications (India)

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
When to suspect and how to detect carbapenemase production? A review.The Health Sciences Publisher2019Second author
Utility of bacterial surveillance culture in the intensive care unit for choosing empirical antibiotic therapyThe Health Sciences Publisher2018Co-author
Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Monitoring carbapenem & colistin resistance among Gram-negative pathogens in food-producing animals in West Bengal, India: a study to unfold the molecular basis of resistancePrincipal InvestigatorUGC [30-518/2020(BSR])10000002 year20202022 Exptd.

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Rapid & economical detection of carbapenem-resistant superbugs causing blood-stream infections: strategy to strengthen antimicrobial & infection stewardship prevention stewardship programsPhysiological Society of India (PHYSICON 2019)Bankura Christian College, Bankura2019
Membership of Learned Society 
The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA, Member)
Sakura Science Club, Okayama University, Japan (Member)
Healthcare & Biological Sciences Research Association (HBSRA, Life Member)
The Asia Society of Researchers (ASR, Sr. Member & Reviewer)
International Journal of Health and Life-Sciences (Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Iran & Reviewer)
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Advanced Course on Clinical & Genetic Epidemiology2019ParticipantHeld at National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani, WB and organized by NIBMG and Society for Applied Studies, Delhi
Bio-Safety & the Use of Technology and Knowledge Bank in Modern Medical Practice2018FacultyHeld at Tata Medical Center by Academy of Clinical Microbiologists, India
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing2017ParticipantPGIMER, Chandigarh and ICMR
NABH Safe I Control: Train the Trainer Workshop2017ParticipantHeld at Tata Medical Center by National Board of Accreditation of Hospitals & Healthcare Providers
Quality Management System & Internal Audit as per ISO 15189:2012 & NABL-112 Requirements2016ParticipantB. M Birla Heart Research Centre, Kolkata and Calcutta Association of Practicing Pathologists

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Award NameAwarded ByYear
Japan Science & Technology (JST) FellowshipOkayama University, Japan2015
ICMR - NICED SRFICMR, Govt. of India2013
ICMR - NICED JRFICMR, Govt. of India2011
NET- Lecturership in Life SciencesCSIR-UGC, Govt. of India2011
NET- Lecturership in Life SciencesCSIR-UGC, Govt. of India2010
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