Das, N. (Dr,)




Plant Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering




  1. Ph.D., University of Calcutta (1996), Cloning, sequencing and characterization of seed-expressed acyl carrier protein (ACP) genes from Brassica campestris (Agrani), and studies of their expression during seed development (Ph.D. thesis work was carried out at Bose Institute, Kolkata)
  2. M.Sc University of Calcutta (1984)
  3. B.Sc. Presidency College, currently known as Presidency University, Kolkata (1982)


  1. Teaching: 15 years
  2. Research/Postdoctoral 20 years

Teaching Interests

  1. Recombinant DNA Technology, Metabolic Engineering, Molecular Farming, Cell and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Protein Engineering and Enzyme Technology, Plant Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Enzymology .

Research Interests

  1. Biochemical and molecular studies on different genes involved in carbohydrate metabolism particularly with regard to cold-induced sweetening in the potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tubers, Inhibition of gene functions in potato through transgenics, Isolation and functional characterization of tuber-specific gene promoters, Genetic diversity of bio-diesel crop (Jatropha curcas L.)
  2. SCI Publications 13 nos

Achievements, Awards & Recognitions:

  1. Received a short-term Fellowship from FAO of the United Nations, and worked in the area of plant molecular biology at Calgene Inc, Davis, California, USA (1992).
  2. Postdoctoral Research in the area of reproductive molecular biology at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA (1995-1997)
  3. Head, Department of Biotechnology & Env. Sciences, TIET (May 2005 to Nov 2010)
  4. Worked as Chairman/Member, Board of Studies on Biotechnology, Punjab Technical University (PTU) Jalandhar
  5. Examiner of Ph.D. and M.Tech. theses of other universities/institutions
  6. Participated and contributed in a number of Conferences/Symposia
  7. Delivered lectures in the universities/colleges/conferences/various training courses
  8. Reviewer of a number of peer-reviewed international journals