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Dr. Moumita Bishai

  • Department: Botany
  • Qualification: M.Sc.,Ph.D.
  • Email ID: onlymoumita06@gmail.com
  • Area of Specialization: Microbiology, Biopolymer fabrication and characterization, Biophysical Techniques, Downstream processing, Fermentation technology, Large scale bioprocessing.
  • Research Interest: Microbial biotechnology, Food Biotechnology, Biopolymer, Bioenergy, Scaffold fabrication.
  • Professional Membership: 1. Annual Member in Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI). 2. Annual Member in Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI).
    Area of Teaching: Microbiology, Plant Anatomy, Plant physiology, Bioprocess Engineering, Cell Biology, Biomacromolecules.
    Teaching Experience: Teaching Biotechnology (B.Sc-M.Sc Integrated and M.Sc 2 years students and also Ph.D students) for 1 semester (1st sepetember-31st January, 2016) in JIS University, Agarpara, Kolkata.
Research Experience:
  • Utilization of different agro-industrial residues in environment friendly manner to produce value added biomolecules like lactic acid, different polyphenols, etc. using microbial fermentation process.

  • Experience of working on downstream processing and chromatographic techniques for purification of different targeted biomolecules.

  • Experience of working on different techniques of polymerization and its characterization for versatile application in the field of food and pharmaceuticals.

  • Experience of fabrication of polymer scaffold using different techniques for multitude application.

  • Experience of working in environmental biotechnology sector for studying the degradation of biopolymer in different environment.

    Research Projects:Completed
    • Project on “Exploring biodiesel production from unicellular green alga Chlorella vulgaris” for 1-year during M.Tech in Agricultural and Food Engineering Department., IIT Kharagpur, WB (April 2008 to April 2009).

    • Project on “Cost effective production of L(+) lactic acid for polylactide (PLA) synthesis and studies on PLA applications and degradation” for 2-year during Ph.D in Agricultural and Food Engineering Department., IIT Kharagpur, WB (DBT Sponsored) (2010-2012).

    • Project on “Development of Biotechnology based Process for the Water Reduction of the Potato Waste” for 1-year during Ph.D in Agricultural and Food Engineering Department., IIT Kharagpur, WB (TIFAC Sponsored) (2012-2013).

    Book chapter:

      Moumita Bishai,Sunita Adak, Lakshmishri Upadrasta and Rintu Banerjee, “Role of lactic acid bacteria in anticarcinogenic effect on human health” in the book entitled Health Benefits of Fermented Foods and Beverages, edited by Jyoti Prakash Tamang, published by CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group of USA 2015.

    Awards:
    • Qualified GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) conducted by IITs and IISc-2006, 2007.
    • Received scholarship for pursuing M.Tech from MHRD, India of Rs. 8000 per month from 2007-2009.
    • Received Senior Research Fellowship from DBT, India from 2010-2013.
    • Received Senior Research Fellowship from TIFAC, India of Rs. 16,000 per month from 2013-2014.
    • Awarded DST foreign travel grant -2012 for attending International Conference of International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition 2012 (IBS 2012), held at EXCO in Daegu, Korea, September 16 -21, 2012.
      Research publications:
    • M, Bishai, S, De, B, Adhikari, R, Banerjee, “Zizyphus oenoplia: a potent substrate for lactic acid production. Bioresource Technology. 133: 627–629. (2013).

    • M, Bishai, S, De, B, Adhikari, R, Banerjee, “A comprehensive study on enhanced characteristics of modified polylactic acid based versatile biopolymer”. European Polymer Journal. 54: 52-61, (2014).

    • M, Bishai, S, De, B, Adhikari, R, Banerjee, “Copolymerization of lactic acid for cost-effective PLA synthesis and studies on its improved characteristics”. Food Science and Biotechnology. 22(S): 73-77 (2013).

    • M, Bishai, S, De, B, Adhikari, R, Banerjee, “A platform technology of recovery of Lactic acid from a fermentation broth of novel substrate Zizyphus oenophlia”. 3 Biotech. (DOI: 10.1007/s13205-014-0240-y).

    • M, Bishai, A, Singh, S, Adak, J, Prakash, L, Roy, R, Banerjee, “Enzymatic peeling of potato: A novel processing technology”. Potato Research. (2015).

    • A, Singh, A, Kuila, S, Adak, M, Bishai, R, Banerjee, “Utilization of Vegetable Wastes for Bioenergy Generation”. Agricultural Research. Springer. 1(3): 213-222. (2012).

    • N, Mallick, S, Mandal, A, Kumar Singh, M, Bishai, A, Dash, “Green microalga Chlorella vulgaris as a potential feedstock for biodiesel”. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 87: 137–145. (2012).

    • A, Singh, A, Kuila, S, Adak, M, Bishai, R, Banerjee, “Use of fermentation technology on vegetable residues for value added product development: A concept of zero waste utilization”. International Journal of Food and Fermentation Technology. 1(2): 173-184. (2011).

      Conference presentation
    • Bishai M, De S, Dhara S, Adhikari B and Banerjee R., “A comprehensive study on polylactic acid scaffold for tissue engineering application”, presented at ACB-2013, 2nd Asian Congress on Biotechnology, New Delhi, December 15-19, 2013.

    • Bishai M and Banerjee R., “Cost effective production of Lactic acid and PLA from Ziziphus oenoplia, a novel substrate and its biotechnological application”, presented at IBS- 2012, 15th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition, Daegu, Korea, September 16-21, 2012.

    • Bishai M and Banerjee R., “Production and characterization of biodegradable polylactic acid from Lactobacillus amylophilus GV6 using Zizyphus oenophlia”, Presented at 8th Annual Convention of The Biotech Research Society, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum, India from November 21-24, 2011.

    • Mandal, S., Bishai, M., Singh, A.K. and Mallick, N., “Exploring biodiesel production from a microalga Chlorella vulgris”, Internatioal Conference on Food Security and Environmental Sustainability, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, December 17-19, 2009.

    • Mallick, N., Mandal, S. and Bishai, M., “Harnessing Microalgal Biomass as Feedstock for Biodiesel Production”, Internatioal Conference on Agricultural Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, December 7-10, 2009.

      Patents:
    • Banerjee R, Bishai M, De S, Adhikari B, Purification of lactic acid and its polymerisation to polylactic acid (PLA) with improved property: Filed (Ref: 492/KOL /2012 Dated 03.05.2012).

    • Banerjee R, Bishai M, Adhikari B, Reddy G, Nampoothiri M, Pandey A, A process patent filing on lactic acid production from starchy agro residues: Filed (Ref : 1251/KOL/2012 Dated 31.10.2012).

    • Banerjee R, Upadrasta L, Bishai M, Adak S, Prakash J, Enzymatic peeling of potatoes : Filed (Ref : 127/KOL/2013 Dated 1.2.2013).

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