University  Centres
Tripura University

Brief Profile of the Hub:

The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India has financed for the establishment of State Biotech Hub SBT Hub) Infrastructure Facility to Tripura University, Tripura (west) as State Biotech Hub. During last one year, the hub has trained eighteen successful candidates in biotechnological methods. Hub is also making an workshop in a year. Some of the necessary expensive equipments have installed for the first phase and in coming year in the second phase more equipment will be installed for state of the art research work. The Centre is located at the ground floor of old I T Building. It has two laboratories – laboratory-I equipped with different equipments and bacteria and fungus culture facility and laboratory-II equipped with different equipments and mammalian cell culture facility.

Objectives:

To train some students with theoretically as well as using modern instrumental facility where minimum time required to produce better results maintaining international standard. Researchers from the university and other parts of the Tripura state can avail this facility getting prior date from the in charge scientist. Once in a year a workshop is being held where hub provides hands on training to college teachers, research scholars, and other scientists using the laboratory facility of the Hub.

Year of Establishment:

2011

Coordinator:

Dr. Debasish Maiti, Associate Professor

Courses Offered:

Every six months, through newspaper and university web advertisement five running postgraduate students and five trainee (passed M.Sc) selected through walk in interview process and get training in different techniques including animal cell culture, bacteria culture, MIC determination, DNA and RNA isolation, plasmid isolation, PCR, RT-PCR, electroporation, transfection, western blot, immunohistochecmistry, enzyme kinetics, aflatoxin isolation, biofertilizer, fish biotechnology, basic bioinformatics, etc.

Intake Capacity:

10 persons every six months

Total Research Project Funding (Completed & Ongoing):

304 Lakhs

Present Faculty position :

NameQualificationDesignationTeaching area
Dr. Debasish Maiti
Ph.D. Associate Professor and Coordinator Mammalian cell culture, Bacteria culture, MIC determination, Transfection, Electroporation, Transgenic animal
Dr Samir Kumar Sil
Ph.D Associate Professor DNA isolation, RNA isolation, Plasmid isolation, Transformation, PCR
Dr. Ajay Krishna Saha
Ph.D Reader Aflatoxin isolation
Dr. R. C. Srivastava
Ph.D Professor Biofertilizer
Dr. Sukanta Banik
Ph.D Professor Basic Bioinformatics, Fish Biotechnology
Dr. Shivshankar Singh
Ph.D Assistant Professor Western Blot, Immunohistochemistry, ELISA
Dr. Sudipta Pal
Ph.D Assistant Professor Enzyme Kinetics
 

Seminar/Conference/Workshop/Refresher/Orientations etc. Organized

  1. Workshop on “Cellular Techniques in Biological Research”, 20-22 March, 2017
  2. Workshop on capacity building in grant writing skills and effective management of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Biotechnology by Universities and Research Institutions in the North East Region, 23rd - 25th February, 2017
  3. Workshop on “Advanced Molecular Techniques in Biological Research” sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. 6 - 13th March , 2016
  4. Seminar cum workshop on Recent Trends in Biotechnological Research, January 20 - 22, 2016
  5. Seminar cum workshop ON ADVANCES IN MODERN BIOTECHNOLOGY January 15 - 16, 2015
  6. Workshop on “Advance Biotechnology” , 20-24 March 2014
  7. Workshop on “Cell and molecular Biology” , 20-26 March, 2014
  8. Three days outreach program organized by Institutional biotech Hub Womans College and State Biotech Hub demonstrated “Western blot “ on 26th -28th March 2013 at Woman’s College, Agartala.
  9. One day outreach program organized on “Basic Biological Techniques” on 8th March 2013 at Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar College, Belonia.
  10. Hands on training cum 5 days workshop organized on “PCR and Bar Coding” during 22nd -24th February, 2013
  11. One day hand s on training organized by Institutional biotech Hub, Woman’s College on “Biotechnology and it’s prospects” and State Biotech Hub trained participants to isolate DNA and given a lecture on “Mammalian cell culture techniques”on 12th May 2012
  12. Hub organized 5 days workshop cum hand on training on “Basic Molecular Biology and Biotechnology” during 19th -23rd September, 2011

Seminar/Conference/Workshop/Refresher/Orientations etc. Participated

  1. “Counteractive effect of ascorbic acid on sodium fluoride induced oxidative stress in rat cerebrum” presented in 99th Indian Science Congress, Bhubaneswar 3-7th January 2012
  2. “Biological Properties of Leaf Extract of Mussaenda roxberghii (rubiaceae)” presented in 99th Indian Science Congress at Bhubaneswar 3-7th January 2012.
  3. “Host races of Aphis gossypii Glover (Insecta ; Hemiptera: Aphididae) on wild plants of taro and brinjal in Tripura” presented in International conference on global ecosystems, Biodiversity and Environmental sustainability in the 21st century at Shilchar, Assam on 15-17th February 2012.
  4. “Host plant based biological, ecological and genetic variations in Aphis gossypii Glover (Homoptera: Insecta) populations from North-East India presented in National Seminar on Environment and Biodiversity at Mizoram University, Aizawl on 10th -12th April 2012
  5. Ray Choudhury P., Sil S.K., Agarwala, B.K. 2012. Host plant based ecological and genetic differences in Aphis gossypii Glover (Homoptera: Insecta) populations from north-east India. The National Seminar on Environment and Biodiversity, 12-14 April 2012; at Mizoram University.
  6. Chaitali Sarkar, Surajit Bhattacharjee and Sudipta Pal. Protective role of folic acid against arsenic-induced testicular toxicity. National Seminar on Recent Trends in Environmental Research and Management. Sept 8-9, 2012, Udaipur College, Tripura.
  7. Chaitali Sarkar, Surajit Bhattacharjee and Sudipta Pal . Counteraction of arsenic-induced testicular oxidative stress by vitamin B12. 3rd National Symposium on Earthworm Ecology and Environment. Nov 9-11, 2012, Tripura University. Tripura.
  8. Chaitali Sarkar, Surajit Bhattacharjee and Sudipta Pal. Arsenic induced oxidative stress and its reversibility following combined administration of vitamin B12 and folic acid in rat’s cerebral tissue. 100th Indian Science Congress. January 3 -7, 2013. Calcutta University, Kolkata.
  9. Chaitali Sarkar, Surajit Bhattacharjee and Sudipta Pal Protection Of Arsenic-induced Testicular Oxidative Stress By Folic Acid And Vitamin B12. International Conference on Material Sciences. February 21-23, 2013. Tripura Univerisity.
  10. Ajay Krishna Saha, Aparajita Roy, Atithi Debnath, Sukla Bhattacharjee, Sudipta Sinha and Panna Das (2013). Fungal diversity in the rhizosphere of Acacia auriculiformis a. cunn. ex Benth and Bambusa balcooa Roxb. growing in suryamaninagar, Tripura, North East India. 100th Indian Science Congress. January 3 -7, 2013. Calcutta University, Kolkata.
  11. Debasish Maiti, Ashish Kumar SINGHA, Bhaskar BHATTACHARJEE, Indrajit SIL SARMA, Biswanath DINDA.; “Justicia gendarussa (Acanthaceae) – A Medicinal Plant With Different Biological Activities”. International Conference on Material Science (ICMS 2013); 21-23rd February, 2013, Tripura University.
  12. Ashish Kumar Singha, Bhaskar BHATTACHARJEE, Indrajit SIL SARMA, Biswanath DINDA and Debasish MAITI.; “Study Of Medicinal Properties Of Chloroform Extracts Of Aerial Part Of Pouzolzia indica Gaud. (Urticaceae)”; International Conference on Material Science (ICMS2013), 21-23rd February, 2013, Tripura University.
  13. Bhaskar Bhattacharjee, Ashish Kumar SINGHA , Ranjit GHOSH, Utpal DE, Debasish MAITI.; “Some Medicinal properties of Dillenia pentagyna (Roxb.) plant”; International Conference on Material Science (ICMS2013); 21-23rd February, 2013, Tripura University.
  14. Ashish Kumar Singha, Bhaskar Bhattacharjee, Ranjit Ghosh, Utpal C. De and Debasish Maiti. “Evaluation of different medicinal properties of methanolic fruit extract of Sarcochlamys pulcherrima (Roxb.) Gaud. (Urticaceae)” 100th Indian Science Congress Association, 2013 (3-7th January, 2013), Calcutta University, Kolkata.
  15. Bhaskar Bhattacharjee, Ashish Kr. Singha, Ranjit Ghosh, Utpal Ch. De and Debasish Maiti. “Betulinic acid- an active constituent of Dillenia penagyna Roxb. (dilliniaceae) plant with some biological properties” 100th Indian Science Congress Association, 2013 (3-7th January, 2013), Calcutta University, Kolkata.
  16. Debasish Maiti, Ashish Kr. Singha, Bhaskar Bhattacharjee, Niranjan Das, Biswanath Dinda.; “Study of some biological properties of 24 (28)- dehydromakisterone A, an active compound of Sida glutinosa (malvaceae)”; 3rd National Symposium on Earthworm Ecology and Environment, November 9-11; 2012, Tripura University.
  17. Ashish Kumar Singha, Bhaskar Bhattacharjee, Rajashree Banik, Bishwanath Dinda, Debasish Maiti. “Assessment of Biological Properties of Crude Extracts of Canavalia gladiata (Leguminosae) fruit parts”. 3rd National Symposium on Earthworm Ecology and Environment, November 9-11; 2012, Tripura University.
  18. Bhaskar Bhattacharjee, Ashish Kumar Singha, Rajarshi Banik, Biswanath Dinda, Debasish Maiti.. A comparative study of antidiabetic activity of stem bark extract fractions of Artocarpus chaplasa (Moraceae). 3rd National Symposium on Earthworm Ecology and Environment November 9-11; 2012, Tripura University.
  19. Bhattacharjee B, Singha A K, Banik R, Dinda B and Maiti D.: “Some biological properties of Premna latifolia leaf extract ”, National Seminar on Recent Trend in Environmental Research and Management. Netaji Subhas Mahavidyalaya, Udaipur, Tripura. 8-9th September. 2012.
  20. Singha A K, Bhattacharjee B, Ghosh P, Dinda B and Maiti D. (2012): “Medicinal properties of naturally available plant Meyna spinosa”. National Seminar on Recent Trend in Environmental Research and Management”, Netaji Subhas Mahavidyalaya, Udaipur, Tripura. 8-9th September. 2012.
  21. Maiti D, Bhattacharjee B, Singha A K, Das N, Dinda B. (2012): “Ichnocarpus frutescens (Linn) – A plant with different biological activities ” National Seminar on Recent Trend in Environmental Research and Management”, Netaji Subhas Mahavidyalaya, Udaipur, Tripura. 8-9th September. 2012.

Address of Communication:

State Biotech Hub, Tripura University
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Ph: +91-0381-2379078

Research people:

  1. Dr. Parichita Roychaudhuri, PhD: Research Associate: working in the field of Genetic variations in Aphis gossypii Glover populations from economically important host plants from Tripura
  2. Aparajita Roy : JRF : working in the field of some wild edible mushrooms of Tripura for cultivation of nutritional status and medicinal properties in submerged culture
  3. Samik Acharjee: JRF: working in the field of melatonin in modulation of HSP70 expression and immune function in thermally stressed mice
  4. Bhaskar Bhattacharjee: JRF: working on plant extract to study the medicinal activity and Immunological study of N K Cell and Neutrophil in leukemic animal model.
  5. Chaitali Sarkar: Technical Assistant: working in the field of effect of fluoride toxicity in animal organ
  6. Pradip Das: Laboratory Attendant
  7. Monika Debnath : Laboratory Attendant
  8. Jayanta Debnath: Animal Attendant

Major Instruments available:

  1. High speed cold centrifuge (3-30K rpm)
  2. Low speed centrifuge (2-16K rpm)
  3. Gel documentation system with red, orange and green filter.
  4. Small volume (20?l) reading UV-Vis spectrophotometer
  5. Water purifier system (Millipore)
  6. Ice maker
  7. Laminar flow general
  8. Laminar flow with safety level 2
  9. Water jacketed CO2 incubator
  10. Inverted microscope
  11. Protein and DNA gel system
  12. PCR
  13. Shaker
  14. Plate Reader ( Absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence reader)
  15. Protein Gel Apparatus
  16. Blotting apparatus
  17. DNA gel apparatus
  18. Ultra low deep freezer (-80oC)
  19. Cell storing liquid nitrogen tank
  20. Analytical balance

Publications:

  1. Ray Choudhury P., Sil S.K., Agarwala, B.K. 2012. Host plant based biological and genetic differences in Aphis gossypii Glover (Homoptera: Insecta) populations from north-east India. Journal of applied Biosciences, 38 (2):132-137
  2. Surajit Bhattacharjee, Chaitali Sarkar and Sudipta Pal.(2012): Additive beneficial effect of folic acid and Vitamin B12 co-administration on arsenic-induced oxidative damage in cardiac tissue in vivo. Asian J. Pharm Clin Res, 6(Suppl 1): 64-69.
  3. Chaitali Sarkar, Surajit Bhattacharjee, and Sudipta Pal.(2013): Mitigating role of folic acid and vitamin B12 against sodium arsenite-induced oxidative stress in rat testis. Journal of applied bioscience, 39(1), 39(1): 1-22.
  4. Singha A K, Bhattacharjee. B, Das N, Dinda. B and Maiti. D.; (2013): “Ichnocarpus frutescens (Linn) – A plant with different biological activities”, Asian J of Phar. Clin Res.; 6(supplement 1), 74-77.
  5. Bhattacharjee. B, Singha. A. K, Banik. R, Dinda. B and Maiti. D.; (2012): “Medicinal Properties of Stem Bark extract of Atrocarpus Chaplasa (Moraceae)”, J. Appl. Biosci., 38(2), 192 -196.
  6. A. Roy, A. K. Saha and P. Das. (2013). Studies on Colletotrichum capsici - a plant pathogenic fungus: selection of culture medium for growth and determination of minimum inhibitory concentration of fungicide. International Journal of Scientific Research. 2(4): 17-18.
  7. Panna Das, Aparajita Roy, Atithi Debnath, Sukla Bhattacharjee, Sudipta Sinha and Ajay Krishna Saha (2013). Fungal diversity in the rhizosphere of Acacia auriculiformis a. cunn. ex Benth and Bambusa balcooa Roxb. growing in suryamaninagar, Tripura, northeast India. Indian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Life Sciences. 3(1): 123-127.
  8. Ray Choudhury P., Sil S.K., Agarwala, B.K. 2012. Host plant based biological and genetic differences in Aphis gossypii Glover (Homoptera: Insecta) populations from north-east India. Journal of applied Biosciences, 38 (2):132-137
  9. Surajit Bhattacharjee, Chaitali Sarkar and Sudipta Pal.(2012): Additive beneficial effect of folic acid and Vitamin B12 co-administration on arsenic-induced oxidative damage in cardiac tissue in vivo. Asian J. Pharm Clin Res, 6 : 64-69.
  10. Chaitali Sarkar, Surajit Bhattacharjee, and Sudipta Pal.(2013): Mitigating role of folic acid and vitamin B12 against sodium arsenite-induced oxidative stress in rat testis. Journal of applied bioscience, 39(1), 39(1): 1-22.
  11. Singha A K, Bhattacharjee. B, Das N, Dinda. B and Maiti. D.; (2013): “Ichnocarpus frutescens (Linn) – A plant with different biological activities”, Asian J of Phar. Clin Res.; 6 , 74-77.
  12. Bhattacharjee. B, Singha. A. K, Banik. R, Dinda. B and Maiti. D.; (2012): “Medicinal Properties of Stem Bark extract of Atrocarpus Chaplasa (Moraceae)”, J. Appl. Biosci., 38(2), 192 -196.
  13. A. Roy, A. K. Saha and P. Das. (2013). Studies on Colletotrichum capsici - a plant pathogenic fungus: selection of culture medium for growth and determination of minimum inhibitory concentration of fungicide. International Journal of Scientific Research. 2(4): 17-18.
  14. Panna Das, Aparajita Roy, Atithi Debnath, Sukla Bhattacharjee, Sudipta Sinha and Ajay Krishna Saha (2013). Fungal diversity in the rhizosphere of Acacia auriculiformis a. cunn. ex Benth and Bambusa balcooa Roxb. growing in suryamaninagar, Tripura, northeast India. Indian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Life Sciences. 3(1): 123-127.
  15. Chaitali Sarkar, Surajit Bhattacharjee, and Sudipta Pal* (2013); Mitigating role of folic acid and vitamin B12 against sodium arsenite-induced oxidative stress in rat testis. Journal of applied bioscience, 39(1): 1-22
  16. Chaitali Sarkar, Sudipta Pal*, Niranjan Das, Biswanath Dinda. (2014); Ameliorative effects of oleanolic acid on fluoride induced metabolic and oxidativedysfunctions in rat brain: Experimental and biochemical studies. Food and Chemical toxicology, 66: 224-236
  17. Debasish Maiti*, Bhaskar Bhattacharjee, Ashish Kumar Singha, Ranjit Ghosh, and Utpal Chandra De (2014). Antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti α-glucosidase activities of the leaf extract from mussaenda roxburghii hook. f. (rubiaceae). World journal of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences; 5(2): 3216-3228. ISSN no. 2278–4357.
  18. Ashish Kumar Singha, Bhaskar Bhattacharjee, RanjitGhosh, Utpal De and Debasish Maiti*.(2013) “Antibacterial, anti-alpha-glucosidase and antioxidant activity of Dillenia pentagyna Roxb. (Dilleniaceae)”. Asian J. Pharm Clin Res; 4(6), 173-177. ISSN no. 0974-2441.

Other Information (if any):

  1. Already thirty six candidates in terms of trainee and students in four batches have been trained up.
  2. Hub is also doing one day outreach program to different interested colleges in the state (Women’s College, Agartala. 12th May 2012.)
  3. The students from different colleges in Tripura and Assam (Gurucharan College, Silchar, Karimganj College Assam) have visited Hub where the demonstration motivated them to come into research in future.