Dr Moumita Gangopadhyay, PhD (Science)

Dr. Moumita Gangopadhyay

Present Position: Associate Professor

Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Science and Biotechnology

E-mail: moumita.gangopadhyay@adamasuniversity.ac.in


  • PhD (Science), Bose Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Degree awarded by (Jadavpur University)
  • Master of Technology (Biotechnology), (Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India)
  • Master of Science (Agriculture), School of Agriculture, (University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India)
  • Master in Business Administration- Executive (Agriculture and Rural management), Indian
  • School of Business Management and Administration (ISBM).

Research Key Areas:

  • Orchestrating the plant secondary metabolic biosynthetic pathway
  • Development research for the production and commercialization of planting materials using soilless agriculture Hydroponics and aeroponics techniques
  • Smart agriculture

Research Highlights:

  • Invited speaker in training programme Organized by Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) Nodal Cell, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Kolkata, India. Innovation and Excellence in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2013)
  • Invited speaker in training programme Organized by Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) Nodal Cell, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Kolkata, India. New insights into diseases and recent therapeutic approaches (2014)
  • International travel grants by Phytochemical society of Europe (PSE), 2009
  • International travel grants DST, India, 2009
  • International travel grants CSIR, India, 2009


  • Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology (2019-till), Department of Biotechnology, Adamas University, Barasat, West Bengal, India;
  • Assistant Professor (2017- 2019), Department of Biotechnology, Adamas University, Barasat, West Bengal, India;
  • Senior Scientist (2015- 2017), Krishi Rasayan Private Limited, WB, India
  • Senior Research Officer, Biotechnology (2014- 2015), PAN Seeds Private, Limited, WB, India
  • Senior Research Associate (2013–2014), Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Biophysics and Structural Genomics Division; Kolkata, India
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (May2012 – Nov 2012), Genecology group, Plant tissue culture laboratory, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2011 –2012), Genomics of Plant Stress Laboratory, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB), UNL, Oeiras, Portugal
  • Research Associate (2010 – 2011), Advanced Pharmacognosy Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, India
  • Guest Lecturer in Post-graduate diploma in Agro-based Biotechnology (2008-2010) and M. Sc. Agricultural Biotechnology (2010-2012) in School of Agriculture and Rural development Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University

Research Publication (s):

  • Cumulative Impact Factor: 75; (Citations ~1000; H Index – 16; i10 index- 20: Google Scholar)
  • Number of research papers published in International refereed journals: 32
  • Number of research papers published in international peer-reviewed Scopus Proceedings: 2
  • Number of invited Book-Chapters: 1

Selected Publication (s):

  1. Saikat Dewanjee, Jayalakshmi Vallamkondu, Rajkumar Singh Kalra,†Pratik Chakraborty , Moumita Gangopadhyay, Ranabir Sahoo, Vijaykrishna Medala, Albin John, P. Hemachandra Reddy, Vincenzo De Feo and Ramesh Kandimalla. (2021). The Emerging Role of HDACs: Pathology and Therapeutic Targets in Diabetes Mellitus. Cells, 10, 1340. https://doi.org/10.3390/cells10061340
  2. Chakraborty, S. Chatterjee and Moumita Mukherjee, “Hybrid Multi-Graphene/Si Avalanche Transit Time <h-ATT> Terahertz Power Oscillator: Theoretical Reliability and Experimental Feasibility Studies”, IEEE Transactions on Device Materials Reliability, , vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 667 – 677, Article DOI: 10.1109/TDMR.2020.3018664, August, 2020
  3. Dewanjee S, Dua TK, Bhattacharjee N, Das A, Gangopadhyay M, Khanra R, Joardar S, Riaz M, De Feo V and Zia-Ul-Haq M (2017). Natural Products as Alternative Choices for P-Glycoprotein (P-gp) Inhibition (Molecules, 22(6), 871; doi:10.3390/molecules22060871).
  4. Gangopadhyay, M., Gantait, S., Palchoudhury, S., Ali, M., Mondal, C., Pal, A.K. (2016). UVC-priming mediated modulation of forskolin biosynthesis key genes against Macrophomina root rot of Coleus forskohlii-a tissue culture based sustainable approach. Phytochemistry Letters.
  5. Dewanjee, S., Gangopadhyay, M., Das, U., Sahu, R., Samanta, A., Banerjee, P. (2014). Signal transducer and oxidative stress mediated modulation of phenylpropanoid pathway to enhance rosmarinic acid biosynthesis in fungi elicited whole plant culture of Solenostemon scutellarioides. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 66:1-9.
  6. Gangopadhyay, M., Chakraborty, K., Dewanjee, S., Ali, N.M., Gupta, S.K. (2014). Continued foliar herbivory by the red spider mite Tetranychus macfarlenei on Plumbago zeylanica severely reduces the levels of a medicinally important metabolite in the root. Journal of Plant Interactions. 9:529-538.
  7. Gangopadhyay, M., Dewanjee, S., Chakraborty, D., Bhattacharya, S. (2011). Role of exogenous phytohormones on growth and plumbagin accumulation in Plumbago indica hairy roots and conservation of elite root clones via synthetic seeds. Industrial Crops and Products 33:445-450.
  8. Gangopadhyay, M., Dewanjee S., Bhattacharya, S. (2011). Enhanced plumbagin production in elicited Plumbago indica hairy root cultures. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. 111:706-710.
  9. Gangopadhyay, M., Chakraborty, D., Dewanjee, S., Bhattacharya, S. (2010). Encapsulation and regeneration of in vitro derived Zephyranthes grandiflora: an effective way exchange of germplasm. Natural Product Communications 5:1273-1276.
  10. Dewanjee, S., Gangopadhyay, M., Das, U., Sahu, R., Khanra, R. (2014). Enhanced rosmarinic acid biosynthesis in Solenostemon scutellarioides culture: a precursor-feeding strategy. Natural Product Research. 28: 1691-1698.
  11. Gangopadhyay, M., Bhattacharyya, S., Chakraborty, D., Bhattacharya, S. (2010). Regeneration of transformed plants from hairy roots of Plumbago indica. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture. 102:109-114.

Book chapter:

  1. Gangopadhyay Moumita, Das Anup Kumar, Bandyopadhyay Subhendu, and Das Samanwita (2020) Water Spinach (Ipomoea aquatica Forsk.) Breeding. Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies, Chap 27, Springer.

Research Projects:

  1. “Development of source material for disease free breeder seed production in potato (Solanumtuberosum L)”, Funding agency: Bhadeshwar Agro Pvt. Ltd; Cost: 3, 0000 INR;
  2. “Artificial intelligence coupled with Low-Cost smell sensor development with targeted metabolomics based interdisciplinary approach for superior quality root development of aeroponically grown Hemisdesmus Indicus” Adamas University, Seed project-PI (85,000/Anum)
  3. “Low Cost Iot Driven Smart Agro-Drone for Early Detection of Late Blight Disease of Potato”, Adamas University, Seed project-COPI (70,000/Anum)
  4. “3D printed Micro Waste- Composter for Smart Home Gardening”, Seed project-COPI (70,000/Anum)

Research Patents:

  1. UV Sanitizer Device, Patent Number: Patent Application Number: 202031027204, 2021

Research Advisor / Supervisor:

  • Doctoral Thesis Advisor / Supervisor: 01 (Under progress)(Under progress)
  • Doctoral Thesis Advisor / Supervisor: 0 (Awarded)
  • Post Graduate Thesis Advisor: 06 (Awarded)
  • Research Advisor: “Breeder seed production programme of potato with integration of micropropagation system”, SLSC for RKVY, 2017-18, Govt. of West Bengal;
  • Research Advisor: Oberstretch Technology Simplified Private Limited, Kolkata, WB
  • Research Advisor: Debgiri Agroproducts Private Limited, Barasat, WB

Award/ Academic Recognition/ Major Professional Activity:

  • Senior Research Associate ship, Department of Atomic Energy, India, 2013
  • Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Australia, 2012
  • FCT, Project Fellowship, FCT, Portugal
  • DAAD postdoctoral Fellowship, DAAD Germany, 2010
  • CSIR Research Associate, Govt. of India, 2010
  • Senior Research Fellowship, Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR, Project), 2005
  • Editor: Academic Editor- PLOS I; Editorial Board member of International Journal of Pharmacy and Chemistry