Profile of Dr. Amit Kumar Chakrabarti
About Dr. Amit Kumar Chakrabarti
Dr. Chakrabarti is working as a Project Officer in the Dept. of Biotechnology from 2005 – till date. He is an Agro-Biotechnologist. During this period he has been regularly engaged in taking classes of M.Tech. (Biotech.), M.Sc. & Int. Ph.D. (Microbiology) and M.Sc. & Int. Ph.D. (Molecular Biology) courses. He developed a new technology for the Commercial Production of Liquid Biofertilizer. He published papers in peer reviewed journals, attended conferences & workshops and conducted one research project on Studies on tea and tea root extracts to explore protective effects against radiation exposure Sanctioned by National Tea Research Foundation with Pro. S. K. Dey ( Pro-Vice Chancellor). His areas of research interests are, (1) Seed Research – seed testing, seed storage, cultivar fingerprinting, stress tolerance etc., (2) Plant-Microbe interactions and Studies on the biodiversity of plant growth promoting microorganisms (PGPR) and production of quality biofertilizers and biopesticides with the effective PGPR for Organic Farming and Production of Melanin & Bioplastic from microbes, (3) Studies on the molecular mechanism of multiple drug resistance. He is an expert & consultant of Agro-Biotechnology. Earlier Dr. Chakrabarti worked in Indian Institute of Chemical Biology & Dept. of Agriculture and received his Ph.D. in 1991 from the University of Calcutta on his work on Crop cultivar fingerprinting by seed & leaf surface scanning, seed storage-protein banding patterns, RFLP, RAPD analysis for changes of seed DNA profile with accelerated aging & nitrogen fertilization. He joined in the Dept. of Biotechnology, Jadavpur University as a DBT Teaching-Research Associate (1991-1997). During this period he worked on the detection of c-mos proto-oncogene in Zebra fish and bacterial multiple drug resistance and taught Plant & Microbial Biotechnology during M. Tech. (Biotech.) courses. Following that he did his post-doctoral research in Bose Institute, Bidhan Chandra kKishi Viswavidyalaya, Massey University, New Zealand in the areas related to Crop cultivar identification, Bacterial Multidrug resistance, Biodiversity of Plant growth promoting microorganisms (PGPR), production of quality biofertilizers & biopesticides, and Bioorganic Management of crop plants in the villages of West Bengal for development of Organic Farming. Besides his research & teaching, he also worked for two years in Agro Industry as a Senior Scientist.