Supratim Datta

Associate Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences (DBS)
E-mail: supratim [at]
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Research Interest:

    The research in my laboratory focuses on engineering proteins and organisms to yield improved and novel functions for industrial and pharmaceutical applications. We plan on combining synthetic biology-based approach with protein and metabolic engineering techniques with an overall goal of providing biology-based solutions in areas of bioenergy and chemical production.

Academic Background:
  1. Ph.D. (Chemistry), Boston University, Boston, 2005

  1. Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2004 - 2008)
  2. Postdoctoral Scientist, Sandia National Lab., Livermore, USA and Lawrence Berkeley Lab., Berkeley, USA (2008 - 2011)
  3. Energy Bioscience Overseas Fellow, IISER Kolkata (2011 - 2016)
  4. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2011 - 2017)
  5. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata (2017 - )

Selected Publications:
  1. Sinha^, Sushant K; Goswami^, Shubhasish; Das, Shibashis and Datta, Supratim. 2017. "Exploiting non-conserved residues to improve activity and stability of Halothermothrix orenii β-glucosidase." Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 101, 1455-1463
  2. Sinha, Sushant K. and Datta, Supratim. 2016. "β-glucosidase from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Thermococcus sp. is a salt tolerant enzyme that is stabilized by its reaction product glucose." Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100(19), 8399–8409
  3. Goswami, Shubhasish; Gupta, Neha and Datta, Supratim. 2016. "Using the β-glucosidase catalyzed reaction product glucose to improve the ionic liquid tolerance of β-glucosidases." Biotechnology for Biofuels, 9(72), 1-12