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Name Dr. Debdulal Banerjee
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Name BOTANY AND FORESTRY
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 430
Email ID db@mail.vidyasagar.ac.in
Fax 03222-275329
Mobile No 09932976340
Personal Website http://www.botdeb.webs.com/
Address Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore- 721102, West Bengal, INDIA
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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        
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
Microbiology
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; Microbiology)
Ph.D. course work (Research Methods, computer applications, advanced microbiology)
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
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
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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
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
Jayangshu SenguptaBiofilm formation by ...keratitis causing fungi Submitted2016
Biplab BagchiEndophytic fungi in lianas plants of Paschim Medenipur Submitted2016
Sahana YasminEndophytic.......... medicinal plants of Lamiaceae. Ongoing2021 (Expected)
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 endophytic......in plant defence Ongoing2020 (Expected)
Santanu MaityStudy of antimicrobial compound.......endophytic actinomycetes Ongoing2020 (Expected)
Bisnupada JanaStudies on dune vegetation of Purba MidnaporeProf. A. K. MondalOngoing2019 (Expected)
Nandadulal SanigrahiStudy of ethnobotany of .....Purulia DistrictProf. A. K. MondalOngoing2018 (Expected)

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Mr. Barun Kumar DeyProduction of biopigment from fungiDr. Bikas R. PatiAwarded2017
Mr. Akhil PandeyProduction of Volatile antimicrobials by endophytic fungi Awarded2017
Dr. Sudipta RoyProduction of antimicrobial compound from endophytic actinomycetes Awarded2016
Amal Kanta MajiImmunomodulatory compounds from ......medicinal plants. Awarded2014
Dr. Subhadip MahapatraProduction of exopolysaccharide from endophytic fungi 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
Status
Natural and Bio-resource management in Jangalmahal areas of West BengalCoIUGC40050002 year20152017


Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Status
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
Production of antimicrobial compounds from endophytic actinomycetes isolated from plants of Jungal MahalFaculty of ScienceVidyasagar University2017
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
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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 2011
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
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
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Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
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
Awards
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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