Department of Biotechnology Dr. Paresh N. Kundu Professor Educational Qualification Experience
Teaching: 03 years Industry : 25 years R&D: 11 years of R & D
Industrial Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetic
Engineering, Environmental Science, Renewable energy
List of Publications: Papers Published in National and International Journals:
1. Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of some benzimidazoles N J Datta, A.R.Parikh, K. Deo,
S.B.Bhatt & P.N. Kundu. Indian J.Pharmaceutical Sci.,65(1),39 – 43, 2003.
2. Antimicrobial screening and single step synthesis and antimicrobial screening of some aryl amino
coumarins. Mausami Chavda,Anamik Shah, Surendra Bhatt, Keshav Deo & Pareshnath Kundu. Indian J.Chem.42B(6),1502 – 1507 (2003)
3. S. Bhattacharya, B.K. Chakraborty, A. Das, P.N.Kundu & P.C.Banerjee, Acidiphilium symbioticum sp. nov., an acidophilic bacterium From Thiobacillus ferooxidans cultures isolated from Indian mines.Can. J.Microbiol., 37,78-85,1991.
4. Das, S. Bhattacharya & P.N. Kundu. Bioextraction of copper from Surda mine ore with mixed
cultures. Trans. Ind. J. Metals, 43, No. 5, Oct.1990.
5. Das & P.N.Kundu. Microbial production of gluconic acid, J.Scient. Ind. Res., 46 (7), 307- 311,
6. P.N.Kundu and A. Das. A note on crossing experiments with Aspergillus niger for the production
of calcium gluconate, J. Appl. Bacteriol., 59, 1-5, 1985
7. P.N.Kundu and A. Das. Glucose oxidase activity in strains of Aspergillus niger and Penicillium funiculosum, Indian J. Mycol. Res., 22, 97-100. 1984
8. P.N.Kundu, M.Yabuta, S.Sugimoto and H. Taguchi. Hyperproduction of lambda phage cI 857
repressor protein by thev use of runaway replicationplasmid vector, Ann. Repts. of International Centre of Co-operativeResearch and Development in Microbial engineering. Osaka University, Japan, 7, 217-227,1984.
9. P.N.Kundu, T.Yoshida and H. Taguchi. The effect of temperature shift on the production of
cyclosophoraoses by Agrobacterium radiobacterA1-5, Ann. Repts. of International Centre of Co-operative Research and Development in Microbial engineering. Osaka University, Japan, 7,209-215,1984.
10. Paresh N. Kundu and Arati Das. Utilisation of cheap carbohydrate source for production of
calcium gluconate by Penicillium funiculosum MN238, Indian J. Expt. Biol., 22,279-281,1984
11. Paresh N. Kundu and Arati Das. Calcium gluconate production by a non-conventional
fermentation method, Biotechnology Letters, 4, 365-368,1982.
12. Paresh N. Kundu and Arati Das. Development of a Calcium gluconate prooducing strain of Aspergillus niger. Indian J. Microbiol. 22, 194-197,1982
13. Ponty Roy. Paresh Kundu and Arati Das. Sodium Pentachlorophenate as a mutagenic agent. Biotechnology Letters, 3,404-404,1981
14. P.N.Kundu & A. Das, Production of calcium gluconate by Apergillus niger. Ind. J.
Abstracts / Presentations :
1. Paresh N. Kundu and Arati Das, Hyperproduction of calcium gluconate by Penicillium funiculosum mutant MN238, VII International Biotechnology Symposium, Vol.1., New Delhi, February 19-25, 1984 ; p.87.
2. Presented a paper entitled Experiments with Penicillium funiculosum for calcium gluconate
production in the 69th session of the Indian Science Congress held at Mysore from 3-8th, January, 1982.
List of funded projects sanctioned Name of PI & Co- PI Project Title Year of sanction & Funding Agency Total Amount duration Sanctioned
b) Dr. Rajendra Parsad, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu c) Dr. Rakesh Vohra, IMTECH, Chandigarh Dr. P. N. Kundu
Saurastra Univ, Rajkot, anti-bacterial Gujarat
Seminar/WorkshopAttended (at other institutions and industries)
Hyperproduction of calcium gluconate by Penicillium funiculosum mutant MN238, VII International
Biotechnology Symposium, Vol.1., New Delhi, February 19-25, 1984 ; p.87.
Presented a paper entitled Experiments with Penicillium funiculosum for calcium gluconate
production in the 69th session of the Indian Science Congress held at Mysore from 3-8th
Books Published: - Nil- Research Guidance:-Nil- Guided/Guiding: 09 UG Projects Projects Coordinated and Consultancy Work: - Nil- Professional Membership Organization
2) Society of Industrial Microbiology (SIM), USA.
3) All India Biotech Association. (Life Member)
Awards and Distinctions:
1. Bose Institute Research Fellowship for pursuing Ph. D
2. UNESCO Fellowship at Osaka University, Japan
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING ABROAD
Received special training on strain selection/improvement, preservation/ maintenance, shake flask fermentation, inoculum preparation, in process microbiological quality control and pilot scale fermentation of i) Penicillin G at Panlabs, Taipei, Taiwan ii) Erythromycin at Gnosis s.r.l. Italy iii) Cephalosporin-C at Gnosis s.r.l. Italy
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