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Department of Zoology

Dr. Soumen Bhattacharjee

Dr. Soumen Bhattacharjee


M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Life Member: The Zoological Society, Kolkata, India.


Contact Addresses:

Contact No. +91- (0353) 2776353 , +91-9474674013 (M)
Mailing Address Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of North Bengal, P.O.- NBU, Dist- Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin -734013, India.
e-Mail soumenb123@rediffmail.com , sbhnbu@gmail.com

Subject specialization: Cell and Molecular Biology

Areas of Research Interest: Molecular Virology, Genetic Diversity, Cell Biology

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: 00      (b) Ongoing: 08 .

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: NA       (b) Ongoing: NA.

No. of Publications:        (a) Journal(s) : 35     ( b) Book(s) : 02           (c) Book chapter(s): 02

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Selective List of Publications:

            Published  Books & Book Chapters:
  1. Mukhopadhyay, T. & Bhattacharjee, S. (2015). DNA Fingerprinting in Conservational Research on Ichthyofauna. In Animal Diversity, Natural History and Conservation, eds. V. K. Gupta and A. K. Verma, Vol. 5 (Chapter 13): 177-211. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi (Indian ISBN: 9789351246169; International ISBN: 9789351306610).
  2. Bhattacharjee, S. (2011): Biology and Evolutionary Interrelationships of Polyomaviruses. Lambert Academic Publishing, GmbH and Co. KG, Dudweiler Landstraβe 99, 66123 Saarbrucken, Germany (ISBN: 978-3-8454-4424-6).
  3. Bhattacharya & Sinha (2006). A Text Book of Immunology (Basic, Cellular &    Molecular Approach). Academic Publishers, Kolkata, India (ISBN: 81-89781-09-X).
  4. Mukhopadhyay, T. & Bhattacharjee, S. 2016. Genetic Diversity: Its Importance and Measurements. In Conserving Biological Diversity: A Multiscaled Approach, eds. Aabid Hussain Mir and Nazir Ahmad Bhat. Research India Publication, New Delhi, pp 251-295. (ISBN: 978-93-86138-00-2).

    Published Research Articles:

  5. Bhattacharjee, S. 2015. Recent advances in Host-Virus Interactomics during entry and infection. Virus Adaptation and Treatment 7: 57-66. [Dove Medical Press, London, UK] [ISSN: 1179-1624 (Online)].[http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/VAAT.S60265]
  6. Guha, P., Das, A., Dutta, S., Bhattacharjee, S., & Chaudhuri, T. K. 2015. Study of Genetic Diversity of KIR and TLR in the Rabhas, an endogamous primitive tribe of India. Human Immunology 76: 789-794. [Elsevier & American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI), NJ 08054] (ISSN: 0198-8859)
    [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humimm.2015.09.024]
  7. Singh, S., Bhutia, D., Sarkar, S., Rai, B. K., Pal, J., Bhattacharjee, S. & Bahadur, M. 2015. Analyses of pesticide residues in water, sediment and fish tissue from river Deomoni flowing through the tea gardens of Terai region of West Bengal, India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 3(2): 17-23. [ISSN: Print: 2394-0506, Online: 2347-5129]
  8. Mukhopadhyay, T. & Bhattacharjee, S. 2015. Population and hierarchical genetic structure of Badis badis (Hamilton-Buchanan, 1822) in sub-Himalayan Terai region of West Bengal, India. International Journal of Aquaculture 5 (27): 1-10. [BioPublisher & Sophia Publishing Group Inc., British Columbia, Canada] [ISSN: 1927-5773 (Online)] [http://doi: 10.5376/ija.2015.05.0027]
  9. Paul, S., Das, A. P. & Bhattacharjee, S. 2015. Rheumatoid arthritis: molecular basis and cures from nature. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 7 (7): 30-39. [Innovare Academic Sciences, MP, India] (ISSN: 0975-1491)
  10. Chattaraj, S., Nirmal Kumar Bera, Chandan Dutta & Bhattacharjee, S. 2015. Quantification of human Polyomavirus JC virus load in urine and blood samples of healthy tribal populations of North-Eastern part of West Bengal, India. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology33 (4): 491-495. [Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd./Wolters Kluwer and Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM), India] (ISSN: Print: 0255-0857, Online: 1998-3646)
  11. Guha, P., Paul, S., Das, A., Halder, B., Bhattacharjee, S., Chaudhuri, T. K. 2014. Analyses of human and rat clinical parameters in Rheumatoid Arthritis raise the possibility of use of crude Aloe vera gel in disease amelioration. Immunome Research 10: 081. [Omics Publishing Group, USA & International Immunomics Society] (ISSN: 1745-7580) [doi: 10.4172/17457580.1000081]
  12. Mukhopadhyay, T. & Bhattacharjee, S. 2014. Study of the genetic diversity of the ornamental fish Badis badis (Hamilton-Buchanan, 1822) in the Terai region of sub-Himalayan West Bengal, India. International Journal of Biodiversity Volume 2014, Article ID 791364, 10 pages. [Hindawi Publishing Corporation, USA] [ISSN: 2314-4149 (Print)/2314-4157(Online)/DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/791364]
  13. Paul, S., Dutta, S., Chaudhuri, T. K. & Bhattacharjee, S. 2014. Anti-inflammatory and protective properties of Aloe vera leaf crude gel in carrageenan induced acute inflammatory rat models. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 6(9): 368-371. [Innovare Academic Sciences, MP, India] (ISSN: 0975-1491)
  14. Guha, P., Bhattacharjee, S. & Chaudhuri, T. K. 2014. Diversity of Killer Cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptor (KIR) genes in the Bengali population of Northern West Bengal, India. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. [John Wiley & Sons Ltd] (Online ISSN: 1365-3083)
  15. Chattaraj, S. & Bhattacharjee, S. 2014.  Molecular analysis of JC polyomavirus genotypes circulating among Tribal populations of North-Eastern West Bengal, India. Polish Journal of Microbiology63(2): 191-201. [Polish Society of Microbiologists, Warsaw, Poland] (ISSN: 1733-1331)
  16. Mukhopadhyay, T. and Bhattacharjee, S. 2014. Standardization of Genomic DNA isolation from minute quantities of fish scales and fins amenable to RAPD-PCR. Proceedings of theZoological Society 67(1): 28-32. [Springer-Verlag, Germany & Zoological Society, Kolkata, India] [ISSN: 0373-5893 (Print) 0974-6919 (Online)] [DOI 10.1007/s12595-013-0065-4]
  17. Mukhopadhyay, T. & Bhattacharjee, S. 2013. Assessment of intra-population diversity of the threatened ornamental fish Badis badis (Hamilton-Buchanan, 1822) from the Terai region of West Bengal. North Bengal University Journal of Animal Sciences 7: 13-23. (ISSN: 0975-1424)
  18. Guha, P., Srivastava, S. K., Das, A., Bhattacharjee, S., Haldar, B. & Chaudhuri, T. K. 2013. Comparative Analyses of the ABO, KIR and HLA loci among the Rajbanshis of North Bengal Region, India. Annals of Pharma Research 1: 18-24. [ISSN: 2347-1956]
  19. Guha, P., Srivastava, S. K., Bhattacharjee, S. & Chaudhuri, T. K. 2013. Human Migration, Diversity and Disease Association: A Convergent Role of Established and Emerging DNA Markers. Frontiers in Genetics 4: 155. [ISSN: 1664-8021 (Online)] [DOI:10.3389/fgene.2013.00155]
  20. Bhattacharjee, S. 2013. Role of Genomic and Proteomic tools in the Study of Host-Virus interactions and Virus Evolution. VirusDisease (Formerly Indian Journal of Virology) 24(3): 306–311. [Springer-Verlag, Germany & Indian Virological Society, India] [ISSN: 0970-2822 (Print)/ISSN: 0974-0120 (Online)] [DOI: 10.1007/s13337-013-0150-3]
  21. Guha, P., Bhattacharjee, S., Nayak, C. R., & Chaudhuri, T. K. 2013. Study of the KIR gene profiles and analysis of the phylogenetic relationships of Rajbanshi population of West Bengal, India. Human Immunology 74 (5): 673-680. [Elsevier & American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI), NJ 08054] (ISSN: 0198-8859) [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humimm.2013.01.007]
  22. Bahadur, M., Debnath, G., Bhattacharjee, S. & Rudra, M. 2011. A study on genetic variation among Oraon, Munda and Chik Baraik tribes of North Bengal. Tribal World 1: 82-87. [Orion Press International] (ISBN 81-8809412-9)
  23. Pal, A. & Bhattacharjee, S. 2011. Isolation and characterization of Aeromonads from North Bengal, India. North Bengal University Journal of Animal Sciences5: 47-56. [Department of Zoology, University of North Bengal, West Bengal, INDIA] (ISSN: 0975-1424)
  24. Bhattacharjee, S. 2010. Evolutionary interrelationships among polyomaviruses based on nucleotide and amino acid variations. Indian Journal of Biotechnology 9: 252-264.[NISCAIR, CSIR, INDIA] (ISSN: 0972-5849)
  25. Bhattacharya, S. 2010. Genomics and proteomics as clue to virus adaptation towards host. Bioinfoline 3 (2-3): 5-6. [Official Newsletter of NBU Bioinformatics Facility of DBT, India, University of North Bengal, West Bengal, INDIA] (ISSN: 0974-9403)
  26. Debnath, G., Rudra, M., Bhattacharjee, S. & Bahadur, M. 2010. Serum protein polymorphism among three tribal populations of West Bengal, India. North Bengal University Journal of Animal Sciences 4: 53-58. [Department of Zoology, University of North Bengal, West Bengal, INDIA] (ISSN: 0975-1424)
  27. Bhattacharjee, S. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships among Polyomaviruses. North Bengal University Journal of Animal Sciences3: 66-80. [Department of Zoology, University of North Bengal, West Bengal, INDIA] (ISSN: 0975-1424)
  28. Chakraborty, T. & Bhattacharjee, S. 2008. . 2008. The Ichthyofaunal diversity in the freshwater rivers of South Dinajpur district of West Bengal, India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 105 (3): 292-298. [Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, INDIA] (ISSN: 0006-6982)
  29. Bhattacharjee, S. 2008. Human Polyomaviruses: Clinical, Evolutionary and Anthropological Implications. North Bengal University Journal of Animal Sciences2 (1): 1-13. [Department of Zoology, University of North Bengal, West Bengal, INDIA]
  30. Bhattacharjee, S. 2007. Why does HIV manifest into AIDS in humans. Everyman’s Science XLI (6): 401-406. [Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, INDIA] (ISSN 0531-495X)
  31. Bhattacharjee, S. & Chakraborty, T. K. 2004. High reactivation of BK virus variants in Asian Indians with renal disorders and during pregnancy. Virus Genes 28: 157-168. [Springer, Netherlands] (ISSN: 0920-8569.
  32. Paul, S., Dutta, T., Chaudhuri, T. K. & Bhattacharjee, S. 2017. Curative and protective properties of crude gel of Aloe vera from sub-Himalayan West Bengal in chronic and acute inflammatory rat models. Indian Journal of Traditional Medicine 16(1): 121-127. [NISCAIR, CSIR, INDIA] [ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)]
  33. Mukhopadhyay, T. & Bhattacharjee, S. 2016. Genetic Characterization of Barilius barna (Hamilton, 1822) in the Teesta river of sub-Himalayan West Bengal, India, through RAPD and ISSR fingerprinting. Proceedings of the Zoological Society [Springer-Verlag, Germany & Zoological Society, Kolkata, India] [ISSN: 0373-5893 (Print)/ISSN: 0974-6919 (Online)]. [doi: 10.1007/s12595-016-0191-x] (In Press)
  34. Bhattacharjee, S &. Chattaraj, S. 2016. Entry, infection, replication and egress of human Polyomaviruses: an update. Canadian Journal of Microbiology [Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press) and Canadian Society of Microbiologists, Ottawa, Canada] (ISSN: Print: 0008-4166, Online: 1480-3275). [doi: 10.1139/cjm-2016-0519] (In Press)
  35. Paul, S., Sarkar, S., Dutta, T. & Bhattacharjee, S. 2016. Assessment of anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties of Acmella uliginosa (Sw.) Cass. based on experiments in arthritic rat models and qualitative GC/MS analyses. Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology 5(3): 257-262. [SAGEYA Publishing Company, Ankara, Turkey] (ISSN: 2146-8397). [http:// doi: 10.5455/jice.20160521010145]
  36. Chakraborty, S., Dutta, T., Rai, K., Ghosh, J., Saha, S. K., Biswas, S., Bhattacharjee, S., Pal, C., Chowdhury, H., Chakrabarti, I. and Ghorai, N. 2016. Preliminary investigation on terpenoids present in the bark of major host plants, and lac-encrustations made by the Indian lac insect Kerria lacca (Kerr.) with respect to host plant selections. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 4(4): 591-594. [Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, New Delhi, Bhutan, Ukraine, Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Pakistan] (e-ISSN: 2320-7078/p-ISSN: 2349-6800)
  37. Chakraborty, S., Chaudhuri, A., Dutta, T., Ghosh, J., Saha, S. K., Biswas, S., Chakraborty, S., Bhattacharjee, S., Pal, C., Chakrabarti, I. Chowdhury, H., and Ghorai, N. 2016. Isolation of a major host plant-terpenoid and its probable impact on the degenerative growth of female Indian lac insect, Kerria lacca (Kerr.). Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 4(4): 1351-1358. [Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, New Delhi, Bhutan, Ukraine, Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Pakistan] (e-ISSN: 2320-7078/p-ISSN: 2349-6800)
  38. Mukhopadhyay, T. & Bhattacharjee, S. 2016. Locus specific genetic diversity and population differentiation analysis of Badis badis (Hamilton-Buchanan, 1822) in sub-Himalayan West Bengal, India. International Journal of Aquaculture 6 (4): 1-9 [BioPublisher & Sophia Publishing Group Inc., British Columbia, Canada] [ISSN: 1927-5773 (Online)]. [http://doi: 10.5376/ija.2016.06.0004]
  39. Paul, S., Dutta, T. & Bhattacharjee, S. 2015. Identification of phytocomponents from hexane soluble fraction of wild Aloe vera (L.) Burm. F. gel collected from University of North Bengal campus through GC-MS analysis. North Bengal University Journal of Animal Sciences 9: 9-13. [Department of Zoology, University of North Bengal, West Bengal, INDIA] (ISSN: 0975-1424)