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. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )
  2. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2011 - 2016)
  3. Energy Bioscience Overseas Fellow, IISER Kolkata (2011 - 2016)
  4. Postdoctoral Scientist, Sandia National Lab., Livermore, USA and Lawrence Berkeley Lab., Berkeley, USA (2008 - 2011)
  5. 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. Singh, Sushant K; Reddy, K Prakash and Datta, Supratim. 2019."Understanding the glucose tolerance of an archaeon beta-glucosidase from Thermococcus sp.." Carbohydrate Research, 486, 107835
  2. Konar, Sukanya; Sinha, Sushant K; Datta*, Supratim and Ghorai*, Pradip K. 2019."Probing the Effect of Glucose on the Activity and Stability of a beta-glucosidase: An All Atom Molecular Dynamic Simulation Investigation." ACS Omega, 4, 11189-96
  3. Mukherjee^, Ishita; Sinha^, Sushant K.; Datta*, Supratim and De*, Priyadarsi. 2018."Recyclable Thermoresponsive Polymer?beta-Glucosidase Conjugate with Intact Hydrolysis Activity." Biomacromolecules, 19, 2286–2293
  4. Goswami, Shubhasish; Das, Shibashis and Datta, Supratim. 2017."Understanding the role of residues around the active site tunnel towards generating a glucose tolerant ?-glucosidase from Agrobacterium tumefaciens." Protein Engineering Design and Selection, 30, 523-530
  5. Aich^, Shritama; Singh^, Ravi K; Kundu, Pritha; Pandey, Shree P and Datta, Supratim. 2017."Genome-wide characterization of cellulases from the hemibiotrophic plant pathogen, Bipolaris sorokiniana, reveals presence of a highly stable GH7 endoglucanase." Biotechnology for Biofuels, 10, 135

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