Partha Pratim Das


College / University

University of Calcutta
University of Pune, Department of Zoology

Highest Degree

Master of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology




Lab Experience

Isolation of DNA (plasmid, bacterial, genomic), restriction digestion and ligation, in situ hybridisation, southern hybridisation, RNA isolation, agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE; PCR; RT-PCR; tissue culture, transfection, isolation of nuclei, extraction of histones, chromatin gel electrophoresis, preparation of competent cells, transformation, westernblot, chromatography and biochemistry techniques

Projects / Research

  • 2001 – 2002: "Functional identity of promoter motifs of 122 amino acids ORF from Drosophila melanogaster"
  • "Genetic improvement of cultivated carps through genome manipulation and selective breeding" (workshop in CIFA , ICAR)
  • 05/2002 – 06/2022: written review on schizophrenia in my summer training in Department of Zoology, University of Pune (May - June 2002)

Scholarships / Awards

2002 – 2003: Stipend International Max Planck Research School


My area of interest lies in studies related to combination of cell biology, molecular biology and genetic engineering which may involve different aspects of cancer biology. I am also interested in understanding the problem of protein targeting and signal transduction which play an important role in cell proliferation in case of cancer. I have keen interest in gene expression and regulation, cell cycle, genomics, proteomics, and drug research. My career goal is to do some pathbreaking research which can be utilised for improvement and welfare of mankind.