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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
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Address Department of Microbiology Vidyasagar University Midnapore - 721102
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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

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
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.
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

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
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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