Nabanita Bhattacharyya

Nabanita Bhattacharyya

Assistant Professor

MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Post Doctoral Fellow (Leicester, UK)

Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Department of Botany
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Email:- nbh_17@gauhati.ac.in

M.Sc. in Botany (Specialization in Adv. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry) from Gauhati University,in 2003

Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Gauhati University, in 2012 [Thesis title: Studies on growth of Houttuynia cordata Thunb. collected from different localities in Assam and its phytoremediation potential in soil polluted with heavy metals]

Summer Research Fellow in the Deptt. of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore, in 2008 [Research area: Protein expression, purification, characterization and analysis of isozymes]  

 Post Doctoral Fellow, (one year) in University of Leicester, UK, in 2015-16 [Research area: Molecular mechanism of protein kinase signalling]

Worked as Assistant Professor, in the Department of Botany, Nowgong College, Nagaon, Assam from Jabuary, 2006 to July, 2017.

Working as Assistant Professor, in the Department of Botany, Gauhati University, since July, 2017 till date.

 

Awards / Academic recognition / honour/ achievements etc.:

Awarded “Honorary Visiting Fellow”, by the Department of Infection Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester, UK, in 2015.

Awarded Post Doctoral Fellowship by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, under “DBT’s Overseas Associateship Programme for the Scientists of North East India, 2014”.

NE SLET qualified in 2005.

Awarded "Diploma in Journalism (DJ)", from CEC, Nagaon, Assam, in 2008.

 

Membership to Professional Societies:

1. Life member of Indian Society for Plant Physiology (ISPP).

2. Life member of Botanical Society of Assam (BSA).

3. Member of Editorial board of the journal “Medicinal and Aromatic Plants” (OMICS Group, USA),in 2012.

4. Life member of North East India Research Forum (A worldwide forum of Researcher from NE India). 

5.    Member of Leicester TB Research Group (LTBRG), Leicester, UK [from February 2015 to January, 2016].

 

        1.    Proteomics and biochemical profiling of stress tolerant plants;

2.   Abiotic stress signalling in plants;

3.     Interdisciplinary research (including Mycobacteria).

 

Completed Research Projects:

1. “Modification of wasteland by creating vegetation cover with a few economically important plants of Assam" [UGC sponsored Minor Research Project, in 2012].

2. "Determination of role of different domains of protein kinase G in regulation of metabolism and membrane localization in Mycobacteria" (DBT’s Overseas Associateship, in University of LeicesterUK), in 2015-16.

 

          Ongoing Research Projects:

1. “Investigation on air pollution tolerance index of some plants growing along NH 37, Guwahati” [Sponsored by Gauhati University, under the "Scheme for promoting research among young faculty", in 2018]. 

 

 

 List of Publications in Journals:

  1. N Bhattacharyya, IN Nkumama, Z Newland-Smith, L-Y Lin, W Yin, RE Cullen, JS Griffiths, AR Jarvis, MJ Price, PY Chong, R Wallis, HM O’Hare (2018); An Aspartate-Specific Solute-Binding Protein Regulates Protein Kinase G Activity To Control Glutamate Metabolism in Mycobacteria. mBio (American Society for Microbilogy), 9:e00931-18. https://doi .org/10.1128/mBio.00931-18. [ISSN: 2150-7511] [IF = 6.9].

  2. N Bhattacharyya, S Sarma (2017); Biochemical Composition and Isoenzymes of Enzyme Peroxidase of Houttuynia Cordata Thunb. from Brahmaputra Valley of Assam, India.  International Journal of Bio-resource and Stress Management, 8(3): 375-381[ISSN: 0976-3988].
  3. N Bhattacharyya (2013); Improvement of Soil Quality of Wasteland By Growing Ricinus Communis L. Under Agronomic Supplements. Delve, 2 (II): 101 – 107 [ISSN: 2278-7402].
  4. J. Shyam, N Bhattacharyya and H C Majumdar (2012); An Enumeration of Fern Flora of Silghat, Assam. Jour. Advanced Pl. Sciences. Vol. 6 (1 & 2): 72-77 [ISSN: 0971-9350]
  5. N Bhattacharyya, S Sarma (2012); Variation of Mycoflora in the Rhizosphere of Houttuynia Cordata Thunb. under Cultivation. Ciencia Botanica, 1 (1): 7 – 21 [ISSN: 2278-7410].
  6. N Bhattacharyya, S Sarma (2010); Assessment Of Availability, Ecological Feature And Habitat Preference of The Medicinal Herb Houttuynia Cordata Thunb in the Brahmaputra Valley of Assam, India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 160 (1): 277-287 [ISSN: 0167-6369] [IF = 1.687].
  7. N Bhattacharyya, S Sarma (2010); Growth of A Medicinally Important Leafy Vegetable Houttuynia Cordata Thunb. Under Different Agronomic Supplements. Journal of Science Technology & Management, 2(3-4): 17-22 [ISSN: 0974 – 8334].
  8. N Bhattacharyya, M Chutia, S Sarma (2007); Neem (Azadirachta Indica A. Juss), A Potent Biopesticide And Medicinal Plant: A Review. Journal Of Plant Science (USA), 2(3): 251-259 [ISSN: 1816-4951].
  9. M Chutia, J J Mahanta, N Bhattacharyya, M Bhuyan, P Boruah, T C Sarma (2007); Microbial Herbicides for Weed Management: Prospects, Progress and Constraints.  Plant Pathology Journal, 6 (3): 210-218 [ISSN: 1812-5387].

 

List of Publications as book chapter and in conference proceedings:

  

1.  N Bhattacharyya (2015); Protein estimation by Lowry’s method. Spectrum [Eds. B K Bhuyan  and F. Yasmin]; Published by NowgongCollege, Nagaon, Assam, Pp: 74-78 [ISBN: 978-81-924066-2-6]. 

2.   N Bhattacharyya (2015); Upshot of combining teaching and research in UG colleges: a case study at Nowgong College, Assam. Biological Science Education [Eds. K K Medhi  and F. Yasmin]; Published by NowgongCollege, Nagaon, Assam, Pp: 149-159. [ISBN: 978-81-924066-1-9].  

3.   N Bhattacharyya (2013); Working women and child care: a gender issue in true sense. In “Yugabandita”, [Eds: Kamakhya Prasad Choudhury & Swarna Saikia]; Published by Women’s Cell, NowgongCollege, Nagaon, Assam. Pp: 135 – 145 [ISBN: 978-81-926646-0-6].  

4.  N Bhattacharyya, F Yasmin (2008); Algae removal- a novel eco-friendly approach in reducing malarial incidences. In: proceedings of the national seminar on “Communicable disease in North East India with emphasis on HIV-AIDS and Malaria, (Eds. S K Nath), Dhing College, Assam, p. 147-151.

 

Published Book:  

 

  1. M Chutia, N Bhattacharyya (2008) Kathfulla: Ki, Kiya aru Kenekoi (A book on Mushroom in Assamese), Sahitya Ratna Prakashan, Panbazar, Guwahati -1.  

 

Popular Science Articles:   

1.  “Harnessing Wind Energy” published in The Assam Tribune (Horizon) dated 30th October 2004. 

2.   “Son pari thaka matit agaru rupon” (article in Assamese) published in Sonali Bhabisyator Hopun section of The Asomiya Pratidin dated 13th February, 2005.  p-6 

3.  “Wastelands: The Hidden Potential” published in NE Quest, 2007 (Newsletter of North East India Research Forum), 1 (1): 16-17 

4.  “Challenges in Plant Biotechnology” published in NE Quest 2007 (Newsletter of North East India Research Forum), 1(2): 31-33  

5.   “Human genome project: unfolding the mystery of humanity”. published in NE Quest 2007 (Newsletter of North East India Research Forum), 1(3): 33-34 

6.  Green Clean: A Hope” published in NE Quest 2008 (Newsletter of North East India Research Forum), 2(1): 25-27 

7.  “A green or an evergreen revolution? Its time to think about neglected and underutilized crops.” published in NE Quest, 2009 (Newsletter of North East India Research Forum), 3(3): 47 - 49. 

8.  “Wasteland management with medicinal plants” published in “Medicinal and Aromatic Plants” (OMICS Group, USA). [“Bhattacharyya N (2012). Med Aromat Plants; Vol. 1 (5), 1:e122. doi: 10.4172/2167-0412. 1000e122. ISSN: 2167-0412”].

      9.   "Orchids of Assam: The Beauty of Nature" published in NE Bioline, 2016 (Newsletter of Guwahati Biotech Park), 2; 66-68.

 

 

 

1.   N Bhattacharyya, H M O'Hare (2018), The C-terminal domain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis protein kinase G is crucial for metabolic regulation while all domains are membrane localized. Paper presented in International Symposium "Biodiverse 2018", organized by ADNAT and IIT, Guwahati, from 27th to 29th January, 2018. 

2.     Irene Nkumama, Nabanita Bhattacharyya, Helen O’Hare (2016), The mechanism of regulation of glutamate metabolism in Mycobacteria. Poster presented in “TB Summit 2016”, organized by Euroscicon Ltd., held at Cineworld: The O2 Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX, UK, from 21st to 23rd June, 2016.

 

2.        N Bhattacharyya, M Zimmermann, H M O’Hare (2016), The C-terminal domain of protein kinase G is required for regulation of glutamate catabolism in Mycobacterium smegmatis. Paper presented in “The Acid Fast Club, Winter Meeting, 2016”, held in London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, on 8th January, 2016.

 

3.        N Bhattacharyya, M Zimmermann, H M O’Hare (2015), The C-terminal domain of protein kinase G is needed to regulate glutamate catabolism in Mycobacterium smegmatis. Poster presented in “Midlands Molecular Microbiology Meeting”, held in University of Nottingham, UK, from 14th to 15th September, 2015.

 

4.        N Bhattacharyya (2013); Upshot of combining teaching and research in UG colleges: a case study at Nowgong College, Assam. Paper presented in UGC sponsored National Conference on “Sustainable Quality of Biological Science Education (In the Post Re- accreditation Scenario)” held at Nowgong College, Nagaon, Assam, India, from 9th & 10th Dec, 2013.

 

5.        N Bhattacharyya (2013); Neglected medicinal history of North East India with reference to the medicinal plant Houttuynia cordata Thunb. Paper presented in UGC sponsored National seminar on “Writing social history of science, technology and medicine in the North East India”, held at Nowgong College, Nagaon, Assam, India, from 24th to 25th September, 2013.

 

6.        N Bhattacharyya, S Sarma (2011); Composition of essential oil of Houttuynia cordata Thunb. collected from different locations of Brahmaputra valley of Assam. Paper presented in UGC sponsored National seminar on “Conservation and Utilization of Resources in North-East India: A Vision Plan of Green World”, held at Nowgong College, Nagaon, Assam, India, from 10th to 11th January, 2011.

 

7.        N Bhattacharyya, S Sarma (2009); Growth of a medicinally important leafy vegetable Houttuynia cordata Thunb. under different agronomic supplements. Paper presented in International symposium on Second Green Revolution: Priorities, Programmes, Social and Ethical Issues”, held at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, on 2 – 4 July, 2009.

 

8.        N. Bhattacharyya, S. Sarma (2009); Variation in essential oil and chlorophyll pigment of Houttuynia cordata Thunb. collected from different locations of Brahmaputra Valley of Assam. Abstract of National Conference on “Frontiers in Plant Physiology Towards Sustainable Agriculture”, organized by Indian Society for Plant Physiology and Assam Agricultural University, held at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785013, Assam, India, from 5th to 7th November, 2009.

 

9.        N Bhattacharyya, S Sarma (2009); Electrophoretic study of isoenzymes of enzyme peroxidase of Houttuynia cordata Thunb. from Brahmaputra Valley of Assam. Paper presented in National seminar on “Bio-resources of Northeast India: Industrial Potentials and of Intellectual Property Right Issues held at Nowgong College, Assam on 2-3 January 2009.

 

10.    M Chutia, N Bhattacharyya, P Deka Bhuyan and P Baruah (2009); Plant based essential oil on in vitro growth and sporulation of Bipolaris oryzae causing brown spot disease of rice. Paper presented in National seminar on “Bio-resources of Northeast India: Industrial Potentials and of Intellectual Property Right Issues held at Nowgong College, Assam on 2-3 January 2009.

 

11.    N Bhattacharyya, F Yasmin (2007); Algae removal- a novel eco-friendly approach in reducing malarial incidences. Paper presented in the National seminar on “Communicable Disease in North East India with Emphasis on HIV-AIDS and Malaria” held at Dhing College, Nagaon, Assam. P- 37.

 

12.    N Bhattacharyya, M Chutia, S Sarma (2006); Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) a potent biopesticide and medicinal plant: An overview on research based approach. Paper presented in the National Seminar on “Neem” held at Guwahati (Assam), India.

 

13.    N Bhattacharyya, M Chutia, GU Ahmed (2006); Evaluation of neem based formulations and fungicides for the management of green mould in the cultivation of oyster mushroom. Paper presented in the National Seminar on “Neem” held at Guwahati (Assam), India

1. "Plants as the Soil Savior: a Novel Approach", in a DBT sponsored National workshop cum Training on "Soil health management", organised by Central Muga Eri Research & Training Institute (CMER&TI), Lahdoigarh, Jorhat, Assam, during 3rd to 6th April, 2018.

2. “SDS-PAGE analysis of protein”, in a“Three day Hand-on-training” programme, for the PG students of the Dept. of Botany, Nowgong College,  , organized by Advanced Institutional Level Bio-tech Hub, Nowgong College, from  2nd to 4th June, 2016.

3. “Protein Kinase G of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis”, in an Interactive programme with the students of UG and PG classes of Science Stream of Nowgong College, organized by Department of Botany, Nowgong College, under the Star College Scheme of Govt. of India, on 22nd April, 2016.

4. “Women in UK and India”, in Nowgong College, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, on 8th March, 2016.