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Dr Debashree Bandyopadhyay

Degree: Ph.D
Contact Details 
Phone: (O) 0406633595 (M) 8501841931
About the Faculty:

Ph.D, Calcutta University, India (2005)

Post M.Sc, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta, India (1997)

M.Sc. CHEMISTRY (Inorganic special), Calcutta University, India (1995)

B.Sc. CHEMISTRY (Hons), Presidency College, Calcutta, India (1993)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sept 2008-Oct 2010, Bioinformatics Institute, ASTAR, Singapore, 

Postdoctoral Associate, Jan 2007-April 2008, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA, 

Postdoctoral Associate, May 2005-Mar 2007, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY, USA,

Lecturer, Raja Peary Mohan College, Department of Chemistry, University of Calcutta (2002-2005)
Invited teachings:
Advanced Courses in Bioinformatics, jointly organized by IICT, CDAC and JNTU Hyderabad, (September 2011 – March 2012) Topics: Computational Structural Biology
Ph.D Course Work Programme, West Bengal State University, (May – October 2011) Topics: GAMESS: Quantum Chemical Calculations

Postgraduate teaching in Bioinformatics, Department of Adult and Continuing Education, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, INDIA, (April – Aug 2004). Topics: Structures of Nucleic Acids. Laboratory guidance: Silico experiments towards understanding structural details of Nucleic Acids.

 Awards and Fellowships: 
  • DST international travel grant to attend 20th Albany Conversation, Albany New York, USA, 2019 
  • DBT travel grant awarded to student to attend 60th Biophysical Society Meeting, Los Angeles, USA, 2016
  • Sir P.C.Ray Award in Chemistry Research”, 2002 Calcutta University, India
  • Senior Research Fellowship, 1997-2002 and Junior Research Fellowship, 1996-1997 (Funded by Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India to Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics)
  • CSIR Fellowship, National Eligibility Test (NET), 1997
  • National Scholarship, West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, 1988 
  • Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
  • Asuthosh College, Department of Microbiology, Kolkata, India
  • ADRx. Inc. 515 Marin St., Suite 314, Thousand Oaks, California 91360
  •  Department of Chemistry, BITS-PILANI, PILANI Campus,
  • Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Mohali
No. of publications in international journals: 21
No. of presentations in conferences: 32
No. of invited talks: 17
Ph.D thesis guidance:
Completed: 1
Pursuing: 4
Guided M.Sc thesis Students:
13 (till 2021-2022 1st semester)
Guided Design-oriented project students:
58 (till 2021-2022 1st semester)
Number of Sponsored Research Projects Completed: 4
Number of Sponsored Research Projects Ongoing: 2

Member and Fellow:

Member, American Chemical Society, USA

Life Member, Indian Biophysical Society

Member, Biophysical Society, USA, (2006-2008)

New York Academy of Science (2006-2008)

New York Structural Biology Consortium (NYSBC) (2005-2008)


Passionate towards cultivating critical thinking and innovation among younger generations and future scientists of India.

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