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Name Dr. Suman Kumar Halder
Designation Assistant Professor ( On Contract )
Department Name MICRO BIOLOGY
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-411 / Centrex Extn. 411
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
PhDVidyasagar University2015
M.Sc.Vidyasagar University2008
B.Sc.Vidyasagar University2006
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University since 3rd February,2014
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Microbiology & Enzymology
Microbial enzymes (production optimization, purification, characterization and application)
Fermentation of natural substrates and their use as feed supplement
Bio-remediation of heavy metals and dyes
Course/ Subject Taught 
Biochemistry, Microbial-genetics,Bio-statistics, Genetic engineering, Ecology
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Contemporaneous synthesis of multiple carbohydrate debranching enzymes from newly isolated Aspergillus fumigatus SKF-2 under solid state fermentation: A unique enzyme mixture for proficient saccharification of plant bioresourcesIndustrial Crops & Products, 150 (2020):1124092020ELSEVIER ISSN: 0926-6690
Acidophilic a-Amylase Production from Aspergillus niger RBP7 Using Potato Peel as Substrate: A Waste to Value Added ApproachWaste and Biomass Valorization, 10:851–8632019Springer; ISSN:1877-2641
Amelioration of cold-induced gastric injury by a yeast probiotic isolated from traditional fermented foodsJournal of Functional Foods, 59(2019): 164-1732019ELSEVIER ISSN: 1756-4646
Insight of Chitinolytic Cascade of Marine Bacteria: A Vista for Material Cycling and ValorizationActa Scientific Microbiology, 1(9): 01-032018Acta Scientific; ISSN: 2581-3226
Characterization of an acidophilic a-amylase from Aspergillus niger RBP7 and study of catalytic potential in response to nutritionally important heterogeneous compoundActa Biologica SzegediensisVolume 62(1):75-822018University of Szeged ISSN 1588-4082 (Online)
INCIDENCE AND PREDOMINANCE OF DERMATOPHYTESAMONG THE PATIENTS WITH SUPERFICIAL SKIN INFECTIONIN A TERTIARY CARE CENTRE IN BIRGUNJInternational Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, 8(3): 469-4762018JP Research Publications, Rajajinagar, Hanamkonda India, ISSN: 2321-3272
Elucidation of structural and functional integration of a novel antimicrobial peptide from Antheraea mylittaBioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 27. 1686–16922017ELSEVIER, ISSN: 0960-894X
Valorization of wheat bran for cost-effective production of cellulolytic enzymes by Aspergillus fumigatus SKH2 and utilization of the enzyme cocktail for saccharification of lignocellulosic biomassActa Biologica Szegediensis. 60(2):129-1372016University of Szeged ISSN 1588-4082 (Online)
Optimization of red pigment production by Endophytic Pezicula sp. BDF9/1 through OVAT and RSM MethodologyInternational Journal of Current Research, 8:28194-282012016IJCR, ISSN: 0975-833X
Multi-Response Optimization of granaticinic acid production by endophytic Streptomyces thermoviolaceus NT1, using response surface methodologyBioengineering,3(3), 19; doi: 10.3390/bioengineering30300192016MDPI AG (Basel, Switzerland), ISSN 2306-5354

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Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Recent Advancement in White Biotechnology Through Fungi, vol.1 Chapter: Biosynthesis of Fungal Chitinolytic Enzymes and Their Potent Biotechnological AppliancesSpringer Nature Switzerland AG2019First and corresponding author of a chapter
Recent Advancement in White Biotechnology Through Fungi Volume 2, Chapter: Fungal Probiotics: Opportunity, Challenge, and ProspectsSpringer Nature Switzerland AG2019Co-author of a chapter
Microbial Biotechnology Volume 2. Application in Food and Pharmacology Chapter: Microbial Valorization of Chitinous Bioresources for Chitin Extraction and Production of Chito-Oligomers and N-Acetylglucosamine: Trends, Perspectives and ProspectsSpringer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.2018First and Corresponding author of a chapter
Recent Advances in Biotechnology (Vol. 1) Chapter: Chemical, Nutritional and Antimicrobial Composition of Royal Jelly - A Review.Shree Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi, India2018Co-author of a chapter
Book: Trends in Experimental Biology (Vol 2), Chapter: Cost effective pre-treatments of lignocellulosic biomass for the production of bioethanol. (ISBN: 978-93-85777-64-6)Excel India Publishers2016Co-author of a chapter
Book: Health, Nutrition and Hygiene:The dynamics of Social Ecology in India, Chapter: Optimization of Microbial Bioprocesses through Response Surface Methodology:Current TrendsKankabati Rishi Arabinda Rural Development and Social Welfare Institute (Co-published and printed by SHREELIPI, Midnapore)2016Sole Author of a chapter
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Application of Chitin in Agriculture: futuristic shift from waste to valued productNational Conference on Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics: Innovative and Emerging Trends-2019, organized by PG Dept of Botany, Berhampur University, OdishaBerhampur University2019
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencingBiotechnology Popularization and Skill Development Program on Advances of Biological Tools Towards Omics Age, organized by Department of Microbiology, Vidyasagar UniversityVidyasagar University2018
BIOCONTROL POTENTIAL OF MICROBIAL CHITINASESNational Seminar on Perspectives of Human Health, Microbial Biotechnology & Innovation Organized by- Department of Human Physiology with Community Health & Department of Microbiology Vidyasagar University, Midnapore-721102, West BengalVidyasagar University2018
Resource person during the scientific deliberation (practical work)DBT sponsored 21 days short-term training on "Application of Metagenomic and Proteomic Approaches in the Crossroads of Biological SciencesDepartment of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University2017
Recent Trends of Optimization of Microbial Processes: A Proficient Shift from Traditional to Statistical Approachone day National Seminar on Research Trends in Medicine and Biology: The issue of Heath, Ecology and Management organized by Kankabati Rishi Arabinda Rural Development and Social Welfare Institute, Paschim Medinipur, West BengalMidnapore Film Society and Federation Hall, Rabindranagar, Midnapore2016
Membership of Learned Society 
Institute of Scholars(INSC, Member)
Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI, Life Member)
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
India International Science Festival-2018, Young Scientists Conference2018Paper presenterIndira Gandhi Pratishthan, Lucknow
UGC sponsored International Seminar on "Food and Health: Biocultural Dimensions"2018ParticipantDepartment of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University
International level seminar on "Recent Trends in Microbiology"2017ParticipantDepartment of Microbiology, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, Howrah
58th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI-2017) & International Symposium on Microbes in Sustainable Development: Scope and Applications (MSDSA-2017)2017Paper presenterBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (A Central)University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
One day seminar cum Exhibition on "Innovative Research in Science, Literature and Culture"2017Participantorganized by Vidyasagar University Research Scholaors Association, Vidyasagar University

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
National Seminar on Perspectives of Human Health, Microbial Biotechnology & Innovation2018TreasurerUGC
National Seminar on Microbial Biotechnology2017TreasurerUGC
National Seminar on Microbiology in 21st Century2016Treasurer and Convener of Registration sub-committeeUGC
Award NameAwarded ByYear
Research Excellence Award 2019Institute of Scholars2019
DST-INSPIRE Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D.Department of Science & Technology (DST)2010
Obtained gold medal for scoring first rank in M. Sc. ExaminationVidyasagar University2010
Obtained gold medal for scoring first rank in B. Sc. ExaminationVidyasagar University2007
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