Sudripta Das: Profile

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Sudripta Das

Sudripta Das
Scientist F
Plant Bioresources Programme

Contact Details:

Phone No: +91-9435090390; 8777561954
Office: +91-Extension Number-213 (Office)
E-mail Id: sudriptadas[dot]ibsd[at]nic[dot]in / sudriptadas[at]gmai[dot]com

Academic Qualifications

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow (2011-12) in Noble Research Centre, Oklahoma State University, under Prof. Ramanjulu Sunkar.
  • IFCPAR-CEFIPRA Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2001 and worked under Prof. David Tepferat Lab. Rhizosphere, INRA, France.
  • Ph.D,  1992-1998 (University of Calcutta, Kolkata) under Prof. Sumita Jha.
  • M.ScBotany (University of Calcutta, Kolkata).


  • Presently: Scientist-F, IBSD, Imphal
  • June 2013: Scientist-E, IBSD, Imphal
  • February 2013-June 2013: Scientist-E, Tocklai Tea Research Institute, Jorhat
  • April 2008-January 2013: Scientist-D, Tocklai Tea Research Institute, Jorhat
  • January 2004-March2008: Scientist-C, Tocklai Tea Research Institute, Jorhat

Awards & Fellowships

  • IFCPAR-CEFIPRA Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2001
  • DBT-CREST Award 2011


  • Member of International Association for Plant Molecular Biology (ISPMB)
  • Member of International Association for Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology (IAPTC & B)


1.    Research Programs (Research Interests/Topics/ Themes etc )

Functional genomic analysis of medicinally important secondary metabolite pathways

The study of the chemical composition of plants has alwaysbeen of great interest in biological research, in part becausebiochemical phenotypes largely re?ect the developmentalstage of the plant and its interactions with the environment.Investigating the mechanism of metabolism in plants by linking metabolites to genes through omics analysis—a combination of metabolome and transcriptome analyses,and the knowledge obtained from this approach would lead steadily to the successful development of functional plants.In our study, we would utilize deep transcriptomics combined with targeted metabolic profiling to identify candidate genes and transcription factors associated with targeted metabolites like aconitine and berberine. The obtained spatial and temporal datasets are useful resources for further studies involving intermediate metabolites and novel compounds.


2.    Research Grants

Core: Functional Genomic Analysis of Secondary MetabolitePathways for Production of Berberine Alkaloids and Catechins

Past grants:

1. Generation and analysis of Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) from Camellia species - DBT, Govt. of India (Principal Investigator) 2006-10 (165.1 lakhs)

2. Development of integrated genetic linkage map and marker assisted selection in tea - DBT, Govt. of India (Principal Investigator) 2006-10 (145.08 lakhs)

3. Development of transgenics for blister blight resistance in tea - DBT, Govt. of India(Co-Principal Investigator) 2007-10 (24.61 lakhs)

4. Decaffeinated Tea: Through Gene Silencing - DST, Govt. of India (Principal Investigator) 2007-10 (18.08 lakhs)

5. Production of terpenoids in untransformed and transformed cell and organ cultures in tea - DBT, Govt. of India (Principal Investigator) 2007-10 (25.56 lakhs)

6. Developing production system for tea polyphenols and their condensed products –CSIR-NMITLI, Govt. of India (Principal Investigator) 2004-2009 (56.06 lakhs)

7. Characterization and enhancement of volatile flavour components and gene expression profiling in Darjeeling black tea infested by green fly and thrips – INDO-JAPAN Collaborative project, Tea Board (Principal Investigator) 2006-2009 (19.98 lakhs)

8. Abiotic and Biotic Stress Analysis for development of Stable Quality Genotypes - Tea Board 11th plan (Co-Principal Investigator) 2008-2013 (66.49 lakhs)

9. Tea Bioinformatics – Ministry of Information Technology and Communication (MICT) (Principal Investigator) 2010-2014 (97.14 lakhs)

10. Molecular documentation of Darjeeling Tea clones using DNA profiling – DBT, Govt. of India (Principal Investigator) 2010-2013 (46.23 lakhs)

11. Establishment of Institutional Biotech Hubs (IBT Hubs) by DBT under special programme for North Eastern States of India (Principal Investigator) 2010-13

12. Identification and characterization of sequence based markers for genetic improvement of tea (DBT) (Principal Investigator) 2011-14 (53.58 lakhs)

13. Allele mining for stress tolerance in tea – DBT–Unit of Excellence 2014-2018 (89.0 lakhs).