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     Sujoy Kumar Sarkar

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - Department of Biotechnology
Supervisor(s)   Dr. Anindya Sundar Ghosh
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2006 :: Completed in 2010
Address Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur , Kharagpur 721302
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Sc.University of KalyaniMicrobiology2005
B.Sc.University of BurdwanBotany (H), Chemistry, Zoology2003
12WBCHSEPhysics, Chemistry, Biological Science, Mathematics1999
10WBBSEBengali, English, Physical Science., Life Science., Mathematics, History, Geography1997

Research Areas
  • Microbiology
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
  • Bacterial infection and biofilm formation
  • Implication O-antigens in bacterial physiology
  • Penicillin-binding proteins and bacterial physiology

  • Bacterial identification (biochemical and Molecular) and pure culture technique
  • Phase Contrast, Fluorescence and Confocal Laser Scaning Microscopy
  • FACS
  • Electroporation
  • Transformation, Transduction and Conjugation
  • Bacterial mutant strain construction
  • DNA sequencing and sequence analysis
  • Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) determination
  • Multiskan Spectrum spectrophotometric analysis
  • PCR, Cloning, Expression and Purification of Bacterial protein
  • Gel Electrophoresis (agarose and polyacrylamide), Western Blotting

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2006

  • Microbiology Lab(P) at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Recombinant DNA Technology Lab(P) at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Cell and Molecular Biology Lab(P) at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Teaching Experience
  • Microbiology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Microscopy(P) at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 2007-2010 (2 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Junior Research Fellow, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India
  • Senior Research Fellow, Indian Council of Medical Research, Government of India.

Papers Published in Journals
  • Involvement of O8-antigen in alteringbeta-lactam antibiotic susceptibilities in Escherichia coli by Sujoy Kumar Sarkar and Anindya S Ghosh FEMS Microbiol Lett. 282, 59-64. (2008)
  • Deletion of penicillin-binding protein 5 (PBP5) sensitises Escherichia coli cells to beta-lactam agents by Sujoy Kumar Sarkar, Chiranjit Chowdhury and Anindya S Ghosh Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents 35, 244-249 (2010)
  • PBP5, PBP6 and DacD play different role in intricsic beta-lactam resistance of Escherichia coli. by Sarkar, S. K., Dutta, M., Chowdhury, C., Kumar, A., Ghosh, A. S Microbiology Epub ahead of print (2011)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Role of Penicillin-binding proteins and O-antigen in beta-lactam resistance in Escherichia coli by Sujoy Kumar Sarkar, R. M. Saravana Kumar and Anindya S Ghosh National Seminar on Microbes in, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Agriculture Vidyasagar University, W.B, India (2006)
  • PBP 5 acts as an intrinsic modulator of beta-lactam sensitivity in Escherichia coli by Sujoy Kumar Sarkar, Chiranjit Chowdhury and Anindya S Ghosh Integrating Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology to understand living system held at Bose Institute, Kolkata 17 (2008)

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