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Dr Adinpunya Mitra
Associate Professor
Agricultural and Food Engineering Department
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur-721 302

Email: adin@iitkgp.ac.in
adinpunya@gmail.com
Tel: 03222 283168
Fax: 03222 282244 / 255303






Affiliation


Agricultural & Food Engineering Department
I I T Kharagpur, Kharagpur−721 302, India

Specialization


Applied Botany/Biotechnology

Education


  • Ph.D. (1999) - University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
  • M.Tech. (1994) - Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India
  • M.Sc. (1992) - The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, India

Professional Experience


  • 2007-cont., Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
  • 2006-2007, Sabbatical Leave at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology, TU-Braunschweig, Germany
  • 2000-2007, Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
  • 1999-2000, Lecturer at Visva-Bharati (a Central University), Santiniketan, India
  • 1996-1999, Commonwealth Scholar at the BBSRC Institute of Food Research, Norwich, England
  • 1994-1996, CSIR-Research Fellow at the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

Honors and Awards


  • INSA-DFG Bilateral Exchange Fellowship in Germany, 2009
  • DAAD Scholarship for short research stay in Germany, 2008
  • Young Scientist Research Grant of International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden, 2005
  • Young Scientist Travel Fellowship from 17th International Botanical Congress, Austria, 2005
  • Commonwealth Scholarship in England, 1996-1999
  • Biotechnology Overseas Associateship (long-term) of DBT and concurrent Sabbatical Leave, 2006-2007
  • Career Award for Young Teachers of AICTE, 2004
  • Fast-Track Young Scientist Grant of DST, 2001

External Funding



National



Name of the Project

Funding Agency (India)

Timescale

cDNA Cloning and function expression of the genes of hydroxybenzoate biosynthesis in carrot

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

2009-2012

Elucidating fragrant methoxybenzaldehyde biosynthesis in roots organs of Hemidesmus indicus

Department of Atomic Energy (Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences)

2009-2012

Discovering novel metabolic route(s) to phenolic-fragrance formation in Hemidesmus indicus roots

Department of Biotechnology

2004-2007

Microbial degradation of plant phenolics for high-value flavors

All India Council for Technical Education

2004-2007

Metabolite profiling of phenolics from developing mesocarp of tender coconut for probing hydroxybenzoate biosynthesis

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

2003-2006

Novel approaches to understanding cell wall phenolics for improving raw materials quality in food plants

Department of Science & Technology

2003-2006

Microbial bio-process for the production of natural vanillin from agro-residue (Multi-institutional)

Department of Biotechnology

2002-2005

Biosynthesis of hydroxybenzoate compounds in transformed root cultures

Department of Science & Technology

2001-2004



International



Name of the Project

Funding Agency     (Overseas)

Timescale

Characterization of a novel phenylpropanoid enzyme of sinapic acid catabolism in Paecilomyces variotii.

International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden

2005-2007



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