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Sabyasachi Mandal, Postgraduate Researcher, May 2010
Project: Separation and detection of major xanthones from in vitro cultures of Canscora decussata.
Currently: Graduate Student (United States)

Sandeep Kumar Tata, Postgraduate Researcher, May 2010
Project: Establishing in vitro cultures of a xanthone producing Gentianaceous plant, Canscora decussata.
Currently: Graduate Student (South Korea)

Pratibha Rani Deep, Postgraduate Researcher, May 2009
Project: In search of phenolics bioactive compounds from Cocos nucifera roots.
Award: Deepesh Narayan & Mira De prize as the best project work on living organism carried out in 2009
Currently: JRF, Sambalpur University

Dibyendu Dutta Majumdar, Postgraduate Researcher, May 2007
Project: Study of in vitro conversion of hydroxyl cinnamates by selected microorganisms and attempt for partial purification of a p-hydroxybenzaldehyde dehydrogenase.
Currently: DAAD Scholar (Germany)


Korla Swapna Vahini, Postgraduate Researcher, May 2006
Project: Exploring eugenol degradation in selected microorganisms for generating value added phenolics products.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Sirkakulam (Andhra Pradesh)


Kingsuk Das, Postgraduate Researcher, May 2004
Project: 4-hydroxybenzoic acid in Palmae; a possible phytochemical marker of mesocarp wall.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Serampore College (West Bengal)

Anji Anura, Postgraduate Researcher, May 2010
Project: Attempting for cloning a putative 4-hydroxybenzaldehye synthase core cDNA fragment from elicited hairy roots of Daucus carota
Currently: JRF, IIT Kharagpur

Neelam Mishra, Postgraduate Researcher, May 2009
Project: Comparison between cell cultures and wild plants of Hemidesmus indicus for 2-hyroxy-4-methoxybenzaldehyde accumulation and bioactivity
Currently: Graduate Student (United States)

Anurag Prakash Srivastava, Postgraduate Researcher, May 2006
Project: Fungal Biotransformation of trans-cinnamic acid into cinnamate and benzoate derivatives.
Currently: Graduate Student (United States)

Prakash Kumar Sarangi, Postgraduate Researcher, May 2005
Project: Exploring Streptomyces isolate S10 for isolation and biotransformation of ferulic acid.
Currently: Researcher, Ravenswah University, Cuttack (Orissa)

Venkata Siva Lakshmi, Postgraduate Researcher, Jan 2003
Project: Biotransformation of ferulic acid to vanillin by the fungus, Schizophyllum commune.


Vijay Kumar Dalal, Postgraduate Researcher, Jan 2002
Project: Production of Rosmarinic acid in callus cultures of Ocimum sanctum.
Currently: SRF, JNU (New Delhi)


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