• 92, A.P.C Road, Kolkata-700 009

Department of Biophysics, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics


Year of Establishment : 1987

History of the department : The department is recognized by UGC as Center of Excellence


Faculty Members :

Name Designation Area of specialization Email
Prof. Sarmistha Raychaudhuri
Professor Plant Biology (In vitro & in vivo) sarmistharc@gmail.com
Prof. Sudip Kundu Professor Computational Systems Biology sudipmp@gmail.com
Dr. Sukla Ghosh
Professor Developmental Biology suklagh2010@gmail.com
Dr. Ansuman Lahiri Professor Biophysics lahiri.ansuman@gmail.com
Dr. Sumita Sengupta Assistant Professor Regulation of gene expression in Cancer bandyopas@yahoo.com
Dr. Runa Sur
Assistant Professor Inflammation & Cancer Biology runasur2013@gmail.com

Emeritus professors and adjunct professors :

Name Designation Area of specialization Contact number
Prof. Pradeep Kumar Sengupta UGC Emeritus Professor Molecular Biophysics;
Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Dr. Sudipta Bhowmik
Assistant Professor (INSPIRE Faculty) Biophysical Chemistry  

Visiting Faculty Members :

Name Institutions attached with
Prof. A.R.Thakur Retired from University of Calcutta
Prof. Kamales Bhaumik Retired from SINP
Dr. Pijush  Kanti Das IICB
Dr. Parimal Karmakar Jadavpur University
Prof. Ratan Gachhui Jadavpur University
Dr. Biswadip Das Jadavpur University
Dr. Priyadarshi Basu NIBMG
Dr. Manas Sanyal BESU
Dr. Pataki Charan Banerjee Retired from IICB
Dr. Kallol Bhattacharyya University of Calcutta
Dr. Arunabha Adhikari WBSU
Dr. Susanta Ray Chaudhuri Retired from IICB
Dr. Amar Nath Ghosh NICED
Prof. Siddartha Ray Bose Institute
Dr. Debasish Mukherjee SINP
Prof. Maitree Nandi SINP
Dr. Ajit Bikram Datta Bose Institute
Dr. Sandipan Ganguly NICED


Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
M.Sc. in Biophysics & Molecular Biology M.Sc. A candidate who has passed 3 year B.Sc. Examination with Honours in Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Physiology, Biochemistry or Microbiology having  minimum 55% marks in Honours course and having secured at least 60% marks in each of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in +2 level. 14
M.Sc. in Bioinformatics & Biophysics M.Sc. A candidate who has passed 3 year B.Sc. Examination with Honours in Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Physiology, Biochemistry or Microbiology having  minimum 55% marks in Honours course and having secured at least 60% marks in each of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in +2 level. 6
One year Advanced Diploma in Bioinformatics (DBT Supported) Post M.Sc./ Post B.E / Post B.Tech A candidate who has passed two year M.Sc. or its equivalent from this University or any other equivalent University with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate in the following subjects: Electronic Science, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Physiology, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics and Biophysics, Biochemistry, Statistics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Environmental Science or a B.Tech degree from this University or any other equivalent University/ Institute or B.Pharm, or an M.B.B.S. degree or its equivalent from a recognized Medical Faculty with at least  60% marks in  Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology/ Statistics in H.S. or its equivalent.  10
Ph.D. Degree Research M.Sc.  
Post Doctoral Research
(No formal programme.)
Individual guide recruits in accordance with need and funds available  


Research Scholars :

Name Research Topic Name of the Supervisor
Aditya Kumar Sarkar Bioinformatics & Biophysical studies on the structure, dynamics & ineractions of nucleic acids. Dr. Ansuman Lahiri
Ankita Chatterjee Reconstruction and analysis of genome scale metabolic network of oryza sativa indica. Prof. Sudip Kundu
Anwesha Sarkar Molecular modeling of protein-DNA interactions. Dr. Ansuman Lahiri
Arindam Deb Modelling cellular networks of rice. Prof. Sudip Kundu
Benazir Huma Studying the system level response of rice metabolism under different conditions. Prof. Sudip Kundu
Chitra Basu Effect of garlic on skin inflammation. Dr. Runa Sur
Debangana Kundu Role of polyphenols & expression of polyphenol oxydase gene during somatic embryogenesis in plantago ovata forsk. Prof. Sarmistha Raychaudhuri
Pratik Talukder Polyphenols in plantago ovata forsk. Prof. Sarmistha Raychaudhuri
Priya Rani Agarwal Conservation & divergence in transcriptional regulatory architecture of plants. Dr. Ansuman Lahiri
Rupak Pal Development & validation of accurate force fields for modified nucleosides in RNA. Dr. Ansuman Lahiri
Saikat Dutta Chowdhury Biophysical & bioinformatics studies on gene regulation : Application to signaling & development in plants science. Dr. Ansuman Lahiri
Saurav Mallik How the self assembly mechanism of biological macromolecules shape their molecular evolution. Prof. Sudip Kundu
Shradha Saraf Computational prediction & analysis of small non-coding RNAs in rice using next generation sequencing data. Prof. Sudip Kundu
Snehasish Bhattacharjee Biophysical studies on the interaction of plant polyphenols with non-canonical nucleic acid structures. Dr. Sudipta Bhowmik
Subhajit Maity Studies on naringenin as a herbal antidiabetic agent. Prof. Abhay Sankar Chakraborti
Subhasree Das Studies on SERK & BRI genes during somatic embryogenesis in momordica charantia linn. Prof. Sarmistha Raychaudhuri
Suman Kumar Ray Study of momordica charantia in relation to environmental variations. Prof. Sarmistha Raychaudhuri

Projects :  The Department is supported by different projects of DBT, DST, ICMR, DAE etc. 

Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department :

  • Molecular Mechanism of Disease, Tissue Regeneration
  • Conformation studies of biopolymers
  • Micropropagation of plants

Research support:

Name of some major equipments (>Rs 3 lacs)
Name of the Equipment Model & Make Year of Purchase
Plant tissue culture facility   Renovated 2012
Plant growth chamber Jeiotech, GC 300 TLH 2007
Laminar air flow hood Klenzaids 1997
Gel Doc System Bio Rad Gel Doc XR 2003
Sequencing gel apparatus Bio Rad 2010
Western blot apparatus Bio Rad 2010
Real Time PCR Applied Biosystems Step One Plus 2012
Thermal cycler Applied Biosystems, Model 2700 2008
Personal Computers Assembled  
Cold Room Kelvinator 2011
-20 Deep freezer Blue Star, CHF 300B 2010
-80 Freezer Eppendorf , U410 2010
Gel electrophoresis unit Bio Rad 2010
Spectrophotometer Jasco, V 630 2013
Spectrofluorimeter Hitachi, F31010 2008
HPLC Shimadzu, Prominence 2003
Ultra centrifuge Himac, CS 120GXL 2008
Cold centrifuge Hermle, Z383K 2008
Kelvinator 4◦C storage   2003
Water Bath Local 2003
Incubator Local 2003


Campus : Rasbehari Shiksha Prangan (Rajabazar Science College)

Address for communication : 92 A.P.C. Road, Kolkata-700009