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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Manna, B; Datta*, S and Ghosh*, A. 2021."Understanding the Dissolution of Softwood Lignin in Ionic Liquid and Water Mixed Solvents." International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 182, 402-412
  5. Sinha, Sushant K; Das, Shibashis; Konar, Sukanya; Ghorai*, Pradip Kr; Das*, Rahul and Datta*, Supratim. 2020."Elucidating the regulation of glucose tolerance in a beta glucosidase from Halothermothrix orenii by active site pocket engineering and computational analysis." International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 156, 621-632

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