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Degree: Ph.D.
Position: Professor 
Member Secretary, Institute Biosafety Committee 
Contact Details:
Phone: 0832-2580178
Date of Joining at BITS, Pilani - KK Birla Goa Campus: 7th September, 2009 
About the Faculty
Ph.D. Thesis Title: An Analysis of Protein-Nucleic Acid Interactions and Crystallographic Studies on Proteins
Broad working areas:
  • The molecular and structural mechanism of biofilms and their Disruption
  • Therapeutic Biology (from Horse shoe crab, Green mussels, Moringa and other medicinal plants)
  • Conservation of Marine Bioresources and their Diversity
  • Protein machinery of Vibrio cholerae and Staphylococcus phages 
  • Bioinformatics of Protein-Nucleic Acid Interactions

Awards, etc....

  • (a) CSIR-Junior Research Fellowship and lecturership (December 2001).
  • (b) CSIR Senior Research Fellowship (2004). 
  • (c) DBT Research Associateship (2008).
  • (d) National Scholarship (2000-2001)for Graduation studies,by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.
  • (e) Best Poster Awards at World Congress of Biotechnology, 2013 and Biofest, 2013.
  • (f) Visiting Fellowship, KEK Synchrotron, Ibaraki, Japan.




1. Life Member, Indian Crystallography Association.
2. Life Member, Indian Peptide Society
3. Life Member, Proteomics Society of India
4. DBT nominee to Institute Biosafety Committee, ICAR.
5. Member, Brainstorming Group for DBT Marine Bioresource Network
6. Member, Goa State Biodiversity Committee for Bioresource Conservation


  • Sea Ranching Initiative, ToI.....Read more
  • iGEM Success, Navhind Times......Read more
  • Shell Fish in Goa, The Herald.....Read more
  • Decline of Horseshoe Crabs, The Millennium Post......Read more
  • Windowpane Oyster Conservation, The Goan.....Read more

Structures Solved in our lab

Sumit Biswas on Drawing Battle Lines against cholera (YIM 2017)....courtesy India Biosciences

An interview to the Cinematography team

Programs/ Freeware

Pairfinder - an algorithm to demarcate seeds and outseeds:

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