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Supratim Datta

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. Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2017 - 2021)
  3. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2011 - 2016)
  4. Energy Bioscience Overseas Fellow, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2011 - 2016)
  5. Postdoctoral Scientist, Sandia National Lab., Livermore, USA and Lawrence Berkeley Lab., Berkeley, USA (2008 - 2011)
  6. Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2004 - 2008)

Awards and Honors:

  1. Ramanujan Fellowship from Government of India (2011)
  2. Energy Bioscience Overseas Fellowship from Government of India (2011)

Selected Publications:

  1. Manna, Bharat; Chanda, Pinaki; Datta, Supratim and Ghosh, Amit. 2023."Elucidating the Ionic Liquid-Induced Mixed Inhibition of GH1 ?-Glucosidase H0HC94." The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 127, 8406-8416
  2. Paul, Satyadip; Gupta, Mani; Dey, Kaushik; Mahato, Ashok K; Bag, Saikat; Torris, Arun; Gowd, E Bhoje; Sajjid, Hasnain; Addicoat, Matthew A.; Datta, Supratim and Banerjee, Rahul. 2023."Hierarchical covalent organic framework-foam for multi-enzyme tandem catalysis." Chemical Science, 14, 6643-6653
  3. Konar, Aditi; Aich, Shritama; Katakojwala, Rana; Datta, Supratim and Mohan, S Venkata. 2022."A processive GH9 family endoglucanase of Bacillus licheniformis and the role of its carbohydrate-binding domain." Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 106, 6059-6075
  4. Sinha, Sushant K.; Datta, Maithili and Datta, Supratim. 2021."A glucose tolerant beta-Glucosidase from Thermomicrobium roseum that can hydrolyze biomass in seawater." Green Chemistry, 23, 7299-7311
  5. Goswami, S; Manna, B; Chattopadhyay, K; Ghosh*, A and Datta*, Supratim. 2021."The role of conformational change and glucose binding sites in the enhanced glucose tolerance of Agrobacterium tumefaciens 5A GH1 beta-glucosidase mutants." Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 125, 9402–9416

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