Prof. Anupam Chatterjee

Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Department

Designation: Professor

Qualifications:

M.Sc.(Burd), Ph.D.(BHU)

Areas of Interest/Specialization:       

Genetics and Molecular Biology

Experience:                                        

30 years of Teaching and Research

Publication/Books                              

74 (Research papers in peer reviewed International and National Journals)

Research Projects                             

15 (completed); 1 ongoing

Awards   :

  • Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India.   2006
  • International Cancer Fellowship from International Union Against Cancer (UICC), Geneva,1992.  
    Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Grant for a project at CRC Gray Lab., UK.
  • Gray Laboratory / Mount Vernon Hospital Trust Fellowship, Sept., 1994 to Aug., 1995.
    Visiting Scientist in ‘Experimental Oncology Applied to Therapy group’,  in Gray Laboratory, UK.
  • American Cancer Society for Beginning Investigators, UICC, Geneva ,Oct., 1999 to Sept., 2000.  
    Department of Pathology, Presbyterian Hospital in the city of New York, Columbia University, USA.
  • International Cancer Fellowship from International Union Against Cancer (UICC), Geneva,2009.
    Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Grant for a project at Swansea University, UK.
  • International Cancer Fellowship from International Union Against Cancer (UICC), Geneva,2017.  
    International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowship for a project at Cleveland School of Medicine,
    Case Western Reserve University, USA.

Ph.D. Awarded/Supervised  :                  

22 Ph.D. awarded

Administrative responsibilities undertaken: 

  • Founder Head of the Department of Biotechnology, NEHU, Shillong  from 2005 to 2008.  
  • Heading the department for the 2nd time: 2011 to 2014.                            
  • Course Co-ordinator of DBT-supported M.Sc. Teaching Programme from 2007 and continued till now.

Academic affiliations

  • Task Force in DBT, Govt. of India :  
    ‘Basic Research in Modern Biology’ (2012-2017) 
    ‘Cancer Biology”  (2013-2018)
    ‘Maternal & Child health-Developmental & Disease Biology’  (2018-2021)
  • Advisory Board of the UGC-SAP programme- Utkal University (2010-2014))
  • Advisory Board of the UGC-SAP programme- Assam University (2012-2014)
  • Board of Studies, Deptt MBBT, Tezpur University, Assam (2018-2020)
  • Co-Chair Technical Expert Committee on Knowledge Generation & Discovery Research, New Tools & Technologies for NER; DBT, Govt. of India (2018-2020)

Programme Coordinator & Organizing Secretary  

  • Executive Member - Indian Society of Cell Biology (1999-2000)
  • Indian Society of Radiation Biology, Secretary (2002-2003)
  • Local Secretary of ‘New Biology’ section of 96th Indian Science Congress (2009)
  • National Workshop on “Hands-on Training on Techniques used in Biotechnological Research Feb 28 – March 12, 2011. (24 Participants)
  • National Workshop on “Hands-on Training on Techniques used in Biotechnological Research Feb 24 – March 8, 2014.   (24 Participants)
  • National Conference on “Recent Advances in Applied Biological Sciences”  May 4-5, 2018 (75 Participants)
  • Chairman- NASI-North-Eastern Region Chapter (2019)

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars: 

10 International Conferences; 25  National Conferences

Collaboration/Consultancy: (if any)

  • Prof. T BasuBaul, Department of Chemistry NEHU, Shillong
    Antitumour activity of a novel organotin compounds.  1995 – 2008.        
  • Prof. V. Tandon, Department of Zoology, NEHU, Shillong
    “PCR based diagnostic markers from rDNA ITS region for species discrimination of zoonotic trematode parasites”; 2005-2014.
  • Prof. A. Mukherjee, MBBT, Tezpur University, Assam
    Cytotoxicity assay of snake venom. 2014 till contd
  • Prof. UC Banerjee & Prof IP Singh, NIPER, Chandigarh
    Active compound isolation from Potentilla fulgens. 2011-2018
  • Dr. Sathees C Raghavan, IISc, Bangalore             
    End joining of DNA dsbs. 2014-till continued
  • Prof. Tapas Kundu, JNCASR, Bangalore
    Oral carcinogenesis 2015 till contd.

Patents:

 PCR based diagnostic markers from rDNA ITS region for species discrimination of zoonotic trematode parasites”: 366/DEL/2010 dated 18.2.2010 (File Ref # 09034). Application granted on Technical & Formal ground awaiting NBA approval.