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 (current)
  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. Konar, Sukanya; Sinha, Sushant K.; Datta*, Supratim and Ghorai*, Pradip Kr.. 2020."Probing the dynamics between the substrate and the product towards glucose tolerance of Halothermothrix orenii ?-glucosidase." Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 0, 1-11
  2. Konar, Sukanya; Sinha, Sushant K.; Datta*, Supratim and Ghorai*, Pradip Kr.. 2020."Investigating the effect of the ionic liquid, 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([EMIM][Cl]), on the activity and stability of beta-glucosidase." Journal of Molecular Liquids, 306, 112879
  3. 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
  4. Aich, Shritama and Datta, Supratim. 2020."Engineering of a highly thermostable endoglucanase from the GH7 family of Bipolaris sorokiniana for higher catalytic efficiency." Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 104, 3935–3945
  5. 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

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