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Prof Bishwajit Kundu

Dr. Biswajit Kundu received M.Sc. (Biotechnology) from Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai and has earned a Ph.D. degree from IMTECH, Chandigarh. During his doctoral tenure, he worked on Protein Engineering with specialization in protein folding and aggregation. He studied the folding behaviour of alpha-crystallins, Carbonic anhydrase and thermostable Xylanases. He then moved to Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in the department of Physiology & Biophysics as a postdoctoral fellow, and worked on biophysical characterization of human prion proteins. His work on human prions was recognized by the National Academy of Sciences, USA and was awarded best presentation in the keystone symposium on “Protein folding & diseases” in the year 2002. Dr. Kundu’s current interests include rational approaches for designing thermophilic enzymes and studying their biophysical & thermodynamic parameters, with the objective of obtaining therapeutically important proteins. His other interests remain on determining the inherent qualities of peptides and proteins in terms of their interactions & propensities towards aggregation and amyloid formation.

EDUCATION

2001

PhD

Institute of Microbial Technology, (Jawaharlal Nehru University) INDIA

MSc Hons

Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University, INDIA

1996

1993

BSc (Ag) Hons

Biochemistry, Genetics and plant breeding, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya , INDIA

Research & Teaching Experience :

  • Professor School of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi, Sept 2018 - present
  • Assc. Professor School of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi, Dec 2010 - Sept 2018
  • Asst. Professor School of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi, Dec 2008 - 2010
  • Asst. Professor Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, in IIT Delhi,Dec 2004- Dec 2008
  • Lecturer Center for Human Genome Studies and Research, Punjab University, Chandigarh, July2004- Dec2004 
  • Asst. Professor Ambala College of Engineering Applied Research , Sept 2003 – July 2004
  • Postdoctoral fellow Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio,USA,2001-2003
  • Doctoral Research Fellow Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, INDIA, 1996-2001

Administrative Experience :

  • Institute Level



  •  Dept / Center's Level
  • Associate Dean (Student Events), IIT Delhi (2018-2020) 
  • Associate Dean (Infrastructure), IIT Delhi (2017-2018) 
  • President – Board of Sports activities (BSA), IIT Delhi (2009-2014). 
  • Vice President – Board of Sports activities (BSA), IIT Delhi (2006-2009). 


  • Chairman DRC, Kusuma School of Biological Sciences (2018-present)
  • Kusuma School of Biological Sciences- Conceptualization and Development. (2010-2018) 
  • Convener - Faculty Board. (2017)
  • Convener - Lab Building Technical Comittee. (2018)

Other Extention Tasks :

  • Coordinator -- IIT Delhi- Academia Sinica Bilateral Workshop 2017-2018 
  • Founder member - Indian Protein Society.
  • Visiting faculty at Baliganj Science College, Calcutta University, Kolkata. (2014-2018)
  • Member – Biophysical Society, USA. 
  • Life Member – Society of Biological Chemists and Biotechnology Society of India. 
  • Reviewer for Elsevier, Scientific reports, Portland press  PloS One, ACS Journal of Physical Chemistry, Biophysica Biochemica Acta (BBA), Journal of Biosciences, Extremophiles, African journal of biotechnology, Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research (NISCAIR) and other international Journals. 
Address

Room No.204, Kusuma School of Biological Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi)
Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110016 , INDIA


Contacts

Email: bkundu@bioschool.iitd.ac.in, kundudr@yahoo.com
Phone:
011 2659 1037 & 2659 6104
Fax:
011 2658 2282

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