NAME NILANSU DAS
MOBILE NUMBER 9830413626
DATE OF BIRTH 1968-07-23
EMAIL nilansu@gmail.com
RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

50, Kantapukur 3rd bye lane. Howrah 711101, west Bengal

DESIGNATION DEPARTMENT EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Associate Professor Molecular Biology

M.Sc, Ph.D

SPECIALIZATION

Molecular biology, Biotechnology

AREA OF RESEARCH

Genetics and epigenetics associated with arsenic toxicity

AREA OF INTEREST

Groundwater arsenic toxicity is a major public health problem in West Bengaland Bangladesh. More than 160 million people are affected world wide. A multi-dimentional approach is required to address the situation.

Residing in the same geographic region, consuming same typeof food and water and belonging to the same socio-economic strata, only 10-15% of the population develops the symptoms of arsenic toxicity. This strongly indicates genetic predisposition to arsenic-related health problems.

Since arsenic goes through  several rounds of biotransformation, the genes responsible for the respective enzymes are the suspected candidates.

Our research interest is to look for the single nucleotide polymorphisms of the genes responsible for biotransformation of arsenic.

PUBLICATIONS
  1. Multiple homeostatic mechanism in the control of PI plasmid replication

Das  N, Gratain MV Basuray A,Fekete R, Papp P,Paulsson J,Cottoraj DK Proceeding of The National Academy of Science ,USA (2005)102(8),2856-2861

  1. Origin pairing (handcuffing) and unsparing in the control of PI plasmid replication

Das  N, Chattoraj DK, Molecular microbiology (2004) 54(3) 836-849

 

  1. ras Gene mutation in oral cancer in eastern India

           Das  N, Majumder J,Dasgupta UB Oral Oncology (2000) 36 ,76-80

 

  1. Report of a hitherto unreported sequence present and expressed in a cancer cell line. Das N, Dasgupta UB Cancer Letter ­(1998) 125(1-2), 31-34

 

  1. Raha P, Ghosh B, Bhar,R, Das, N and Poddar Sarkar Mousumi,      2013, Ultrastructure of Trichome of old world porcupine of Indian subcontitent, Acta Zoologica, 96(2):140–146.[Wiley; IF: 1.296;ISSN: 1463-6395].

 

  1. Talai Mukhopadhyay S, Mitra S, Biswas A, Das N andPoddar Sarkar,Mousumi, 2013,Screening of Antimicrobial and Antioxidative potential of selected Eastern HimalayanMossess, European Journal of Medicinal Plants3(3): 422-428. [Sciencedomain InternationalISSN: 2231-0894, Open access]

 

  1. Moumita Majumder, Uma B DasGupta, D.N. Guha Mazumder & Nilansu Das, 2017, Skin score correlates with global DNA methylation

and GSTO1 A140D polymorphism in arsenic affected population of Eastern India, Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods, 27(6):467-475

SEMINAR & SYMPOSIA

1. Oral presentation at the meeting " Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages" 2002 at Cold Spring Harbor, USA

2. Posterl presentation at the meeting " Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages" 2003 at Univ. of Wisconsin , USA

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Principal Investigator of  UGC Major Research Project No: 39-115/2010(SR) entitled “Studies on Genomic Polymorphisms and Genome- wide DNA Methylation in Arsenic exposed Individuals”    

REFRESHERS & ORIENTATION COURSES

1.Orientation program OP 62 of University of Calcutta.

2.Refresher course on biodiversity, at Kalyani University

3.Refresher course on Advances in Biotecnolgy, at  University of Calcutta

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Photography, Wildlife, Horticulture

ACHIEVEMENTS

NET (CSIR)

99.71 percentile in GATE 92

STUDY MATERIALS DESCRIPTION
DEPARTMENT NAME MODULE NAME TOPIC NAME YOUR PREVIOUS STUDY MATERIALS
Molecular Biology Genetics Transformation CLICK HERE FOR VIEW
Molecular Biology Genetics Conjugation CLICK HERE FOR VIEW
Molecular Biology Control of Transcription operon CLICK HERE FOR VIEW
Molecular Biology Genetics Transposable element CLICK HERE FOR VIEW
Molecular Biology CC2 Microbiology bacterial systematics CLICK HERE FOR VIEW
Molecular Biology Cellular & Molecular Biology DNA Replication CLICK HERE FOR VIEW
Molecular Biology Cellular & Molecular Biology ProkaryoticTranscription CLICK HERE FOR VIEW