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    Successfully completed the project “Specific innate immune mechanism pathways during intracellular protozoa Leishmania donovani infection: from molecular mechanisms to therapeutic benefits using herbal immunomodulator,’ sanctioned under the SERC Fast-Track Proposals for Young Scientists Scheme, Department of Science and Technology. (amount 15 lakh)

    Successfully completed the project “Elucidating the novel role of MAP kinase directed phosphatases in Toll like receptor signaling mediated protective Th1 type immunity,’ sanctioned under the Basic Research in Modern Biology, Department of Biotechnology. (amount 76 lakh)

    “Role of lipid mediator in modulation of host defence by the protozoan parasite Leishmania donovani” sanctioned by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), dated 24th October, 2013. (amount 37.9 lakh)

    “Role of anti-apoptotic protein Mcl-1 in Leishmania donovani-induced cytoprotection of infected macrophages” sanctioned by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), dated 14th October, 2013. (amount 18 lakh)
    Received a Project funded by DST, Govt. of India entitled "Biochemical Study of The Relationship Between Phosphatidylinositol Signaling In Root Cells of Leguminous Plants With or Without Rhizobial Infection" 2012-2015

    Received a Project funded by Centre for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Calcutta entitled "Determination of leishmanicidial potential of metal nanoparticles and their conjugates" 2009-10

    Received a Project funded by DST, Govt. of India entitled " Inositol Phospholipid Signaling In Apoptotic Death of Insulin Producing Pancreatic Beta Cells during Diabetes" for 2009-12

    Received a Project funded by DBT, Govt. of India entitled "Elucidation of Molecular Mechanism for the Subcellular Distribution of Phosphoinositide Kinases Regulated by Different Patho-Physiological Conditions" for 2009-12

    Received UPE project from UGC as Co Project Investigator for the period 2007-2012 Fund: RS. 81 Lacks

    Project Title:Investigating Molecular Principles of Species Interaction in Rhizosphere: Biochemical and Metagenomic Approaches.

    Project Investigator: Dr. Maitrayee Dasgupta

    Co PIs: Dr. Maitree Bhattacharyya
    Dr. Anirban Siddhanta
    Dr. Prosanta K. Bag
    Dr. Sanjay Ghosh
    Dr. Sanghamitra Sengupta.
    Dept. of Biochemistry, Calcutta University
    1. "A Smart Ferritin sensor......SPIONS" ICMR 35/24/2010/BMS-NANO dated 3rd Nov 2010(30 Lakhs)
    2. Sponsored Project Intellectual Ventures (20 Lakhs)
    1) Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India, Total Grand Rs.69lakhs 91 thousand duration three years(2005-08), title of the project “Development of anti-viral agents against Chandipura virus”

    2) National Tea Research Foundation, Total Grand Rs.15lakhs 80 thousand duration three years(2007-10), title of the project “Inhibitory role of black tea on cigarette smoke-induced emphysema as well as NF-kB-mediated inflammatory using the guinea pig as a model animal”

    3) CSIR, Govt of India,Total Grand Rs.14 lakhs,duration three years(2006-09)
    "Studies on functional genomics of the stress responsive ORFs in S. pombe"
    4) ICMR, Govt of India,Total Grand Rs.24.7 lakhs,duration three years(2007-10) "Cellular and molecular mechanism of emphysema and the prevention"



    Ongoing Research Projects:
    1."Nano-activators for metal ion activated enzymes:Effects on catalysis and stability" granted by Centre for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (University of Calcutta)2010-date
    2. "Understanding the adaptive responses in jute to water stress" granted by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of West Bengal, 2011-2014

    3. "Development of enzyme based technology for paper, textile and fermentation industry" granted by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of West Bengal 2011-2013


    Programme Support on Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation. Centre of Excellence and Innovation in Biotechnology (CEIB) 2010-2015

    “Decipher the symbiotic program in tropical legumes”Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research 2014-2017

    Coordinator, “CU interdisciplinary life science programme for Advance Research and Education.” A program project undertaken by Departments of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Microbiology
    Inventorisation and database creation of Indian Coast( Ministry of Environment and Forests., Govt of India)

    Oxidative stress and possible risk factors of macrovascular diseases with special reference to type II Diabetes Mellitus(UGC)

    Chronic Arsenic Toxicity--Environmental and genetic factors

    Possible risk factors of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and the role of long term oral hypoglycemic agents.

    Investigating Molecular principles of species interaction in Rhizosphere , Biochemical and Metagenomic approaches.

    Ecosystem Modelling in parts of Sunderban of West Bengal

    Investigation of the molecular mechanisms involved in bioremediation of toxic heavy metals in Eastern Kolkata waste disposal area Dhapa

    Cataloguing the microbial diversity of Sundarban in the backdrop of climate change
    1. Studies on the actions of inorganic and organic mercury in relation to genotoxicity and neurotoxicity.
    2. Studies on the effect of supplementation of variable dietary components in the diet on excitatory neurotransmitter in relation to brain regions and immune response in aged mammals.
    3. Studies on thebiochemical effect of food additive in ralation to brain serotonergic system.
    4. Studies on the effect of methyl xanthin on EAC cell-induced changes in brain glutamatergic activity and immune response.
    1. ICMR, New Delhi sponsored Research project on "Isolation, Purification and Characterization of Antimicrobial Activity against Vibrio cholerae from Medicinal Plants",Rs. 20,82,600.00
    (2003-07).
    2. UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION, (MAJOR RESEARCH ROJECT)sponsored project on "Isolation, Distribution and Molecular Characterization of Plasmid from Clinical and Environmental Strains of Vibrio cholerae".Rs.5,54,920.00, (2002-05).

    3. "Studies on the Environmental Strains of Vibrio cholerae in the Cholera Endemic Area in Kolkata and Surrounding Area, and Monitoring their Epidemic Potential" funded by Science and Technology Department, Government of West Bengal.Rs.1,42,000.00 (2002-04).

    4.UGC (Minor research project) sponsored Project on "Isolation, Distribution and Characterization of the Enteropathogens Present in Water Samples in Kolkata and Surrounding Area". Rs.25,000.00 (2001-02).

    5. Molecular Principles of species interaction in the rhizosphere of a leguminous plant : Biochemical and Metagenomic approaches
    PI: M. DasGupta, M. Bhattacharya, A. Siddhanta, P.K.Bag, S. Ghosh, S. SenGupta (Dept. of Biochemistry);
    S. Jha, Dept of Botany, CU; S.Roychoudhuri, Sct., IICB

    UPE/UGC(PROGRAM PROJECT). Rs.81, 00,000.00 (2007 – 2012)


    6. Studies of Antioxidative and Immunomodulatory Effect of Conjugated Linolenic Acid from Bitter Gourd Oil.
    PI: Pubali Dhar, Co-investigators: Shanti Nath. Ghosh, P. K.Bag
    ICMR, 2011-2014; Rs. 15,96,600.00
    Ongoing Research Projects:

    1. Title of the project:
    Elucidation of rhizosphere-effect of Arachis hypogaea: Its potential biotechnological application.
    Funding agency: DBT, Govt of West Bengal; Duration: 2011-2014


    2. Title of the project:
    Impact of Polymorphisms in the Candidate Genes on Prostate Cancer: Association & Functional Analyses.
    Funding agency: CSIR Extra mural scheme; Duration: 2009-2012


    3. Title of the project:
    Investigating the Molecular Dynamics of Progression of Prostate Cancer.
    Funding Agency: Modern Biology –UPE Scheme- University of Calcutta Duration: 2007-2012


    4. Title of the project:
    Investigating Molecular Principles of Species Interaction in Rhizosphere Biochemical and Metagenomic Approaches
    Funding Agency: Modern Biology –UPE Scheme- University of Calcutta Duration: 2007-2012
    1.Received American Heart Association Ohio Valley Affiliate Research Award for the year 2000-2002. in USA.

    Project Title: Regulatory Mechanisms of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase.

    2. Received UGC Minor Project for the year 2001-2002.

    Project Title: Studies on the nitric oxide synthesizing enzyme in yeast. Rs. 50 thousands.

    3. Received UGC Major Project for the year 2002-2005.

    Project Title: Studies on the effect of reactive nitrogen species on yeast. Rs. 7 Lakhs

    4. Received CSIR Project for the year 2002-2005.

    Project Title: Studies on the industrially important cellulase enzymes isolated from extremophilic Bacillus species. Rs. 10 Lakhs

    5. Received DAE Project for the year 2005-2008
    Project Title: Characterizing the effect of nitrosative stress on mitochondria using yeast cells. Rs. 14.89 Lakhs.

    6. Received DST Project for the year 2006-2009
    Project Title: Molecular and Biochemical characterization of Drosophila Nitric Oxide Synthase: A structure-function study. Rs. 22.84 Lakhs.

    7. Received ICAR Project as Collaborative Investigator for the year 2006-2011.
    Project Title: Control of yellow vein mosaic disease of Hibiscus cannabinus. Rs. 18.59 lakhs.

    8. Received UPE project as Co Project Investigator for the year 2007-2012.
    Project Title:Investigating Molecular Principles of Species Interaction in Rhizosphere: Biochemical and Metagenomic Approaches.
    Project Investigator: Dr. Maitrayee Dasgupta
    RS. 81 Lacks.
    Co PIs: Dr. Maitree Bhattacharyya
    Dr. Anirban Siddhanta
    Dr. Prosanta K. Bag
    Dr. Sanjay Ghosh
    Dr. Sanghamitra Sengupta.
    Dept. of Biochemistry, Calcutta University.

    9. Received a seed money project from Centre for research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Calcutta for the year 2009-2010.
    Project Title: Microbial synthesis of Silver and Gold Nanoparticle. Rs. 2 lakhs.

    10. Received DBT project for the year 2010-2013
    Project Title: “Studies on the gene expression under nitrosative stress using yeast as model system” Rs. 60 Lakhs

    11. Received DAE project for the year 2011-2014
    Project Title: "Proteomic analysis of nitrosative stress responsive proteins in yeast" Rs. 34,39,000/-.
    Screening of anti-oxidant from herbal source.
    Phototherapy induced damages and status of important biochemical markers in neonatal jaundice.