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     Chiranjit Chowdhury

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - Biotechnology
Supervisor(s)  Dr. Anindya Sundar Ghosh
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2006 :: Completed in 2009
AddressDepartment of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India, PIN-721302
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
10WBBSEBengali, English, Physical Science., Life Science., Mathematics, History, Geography1998
12WBCHSEPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology2000
B.Sc.Kalyani UniversityChemistry (Hons.), Physics, Mathematics2003
M.Sc.Kalyani UniversityBiochemistry2005

Research Areas
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Protein Expression and Purification
  • Proteomics and Enzymology
  • Bio-Informatics

  • PCR, Cloning, Expression and Purification of Bacterial protein
  • Gel Electrophoresis (agarose and polyacrylamide), Western Blotting
  • Protein precipitation (ammonium sulfate and acetone),Gel filtration and Affinity chromatography, TLC
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of bio-macromolecules (carbohydrate, proteins, lipids)
  • Assay of enzyme and Determination of kinetic parameters (Km, kcat, Ki, Kd, IC50)
  • UV-Visible, Fluorescence, FTIR and CD Spectroscopy ananysis
  • Handling of microbial culture (solid and liquid), Culture maintenance, Autoclave
  • BLAST, CLUSTALW, Molecular modeling, Docking analysis, Analysis of protein-ligand interactions

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2005 percentile score-99.42 AIR-39
  • National Scholarship after Secondary Examination

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Institute Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Senior Research Fellow, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

Papers Published in Journals
  • A weak DD-carboxypeptidase activity explains the inability of PBP 6 to substitute for PBP 5 in maintaining normal cell shape in E. coli by Chiranjit Chowdhury, Tapas R. Nayak, Kevin D. Young and Anindya S. Ghosh FEMS Microbiol. Lett 303, 76-83 (2010)
  • Physiological functions of D- alanine carboxypeptidases in Escherichia coli by Anindya S. Ghosh, Chiranjit Chowdhury, David E. Nelson Trends Microbiol. 16,309-317 (2008)
  • Deletion of PBP 5 sensitizes Escherichia coli cells to beta-lactam agents by Sujoy K. Sarkar, Chiranjit Chowdhury and Anindya S. Ghosh Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents 35, 244-249 (2010)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • PBP 5 acts as an intrinsic modulator of beta-lactam sensitivity in Escherichia coli by Sarkar, S. K., Chowdhury, C., Ghosh, A. S., 2008 Integrating Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology to understand living system held at Bose Institute, Kolkata 17 (2008)

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