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Prof. Arnab Sen

PhD (1997)
North Eastern Hill University

Phone:+91-353-2699118
FAX:+91-353-2699001
E mail:senarnab_nbu@hotmail.com

 

Affiliation

Professor, Department of Botany, University of North Bengal; Coordinator, NBU bioinformatics Facility. In Charge, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, University of North Bengal, Siliguri734013, INDIA

Phone: 91-353-2776337 (Office); 6528172 (Lab); FAX: 91-353-2699001
Web: http://www.nbu.ac.in e-mail:senarnab_nbu@hotmail.com

University Education

  • PhD from North Eastern Hill University in Electron Microscopy and Molecular Biology of Frankia in the year 1997.
  • MSc in Botany with specialization in Cytogenetics from Center for Life Sciences Department of Botany, North Bengal University securing First class second position in the University in the year 1990.
  • Graduation: BSc (Honours) in 1988.

Honors and Awards

  • DBT CREST Award 2011-2012
  • DBT Overseas Award 2006-2007
  • DST Fast Track Young Scientist Award, 2001
  • Principal Investigator, Frankia Genome Project (US Deptt. of Energy sponsored)
  • University Silver Medal for securing 1st class second position in MSc.
  • Honorary Chief Advisor, Sikkim State Biotech Hub
  • Visiting Faculty: Arunachal University, 2004
  • Visiting Faculty Vidyasagar University 2012
  • Visiting Faculty: Post Graduate Diploma in Tea Management, NBU

Special Honor

  • Member of the PhD defense board, University of New Hampshire, USA
  • Coordinator and Member Secretary: DBT-Bioinformatics Facility
  • Academic Coordinator: Certificate course in plant tissue culture
  • Scientific Consultant, Directorate of Cinchona Cultivation (Mungpoo), Plant tissue culture division.
  • Member of the Advisory Board: Bioinformatics Sikkim Central University, Sikkim
  • Member of the Advisory Board: Bioinformatics Centre, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore.

Editorship of Journals

  • Editor: Indian Journal of Microbiology (a Springer publication) (2006-11)
  • Indian Journal of Biotechnology (Guest)
  • NBU Journal of Plant Sciences
  • Pleoanie

Fellowships/Scholarships availed

  • DBT CREST Award, 2013
  • DBT Overseas associateship to Univ. of New Hampshire, USA, 2005-06 (one year)
  • Indo-French fellowship for a period of 3.5 years, sponsored by IFCPAR (Indo-French Center for the Promotion of Advanced Research).
  • Indo-US Research associate-ship in a Project on Wheat Biotechnology.
  • Fellow of Indian Association of Angiosperm Taxonomy (FIAAT)
  • DBT research associateship in a Transgenic Brassica Project
  • DBT research associateship in a Wheat Biotechnology Network Project

Technology generation


Novel techniques for isolation of Frankia in pure culture and generation of single spore cultures of Frankia.

Research projects (recently carried out/ongoing)

  • Frankia Genome Project (Sequencing and analysis of FIVE Frankia genomes, Sponsored by US Department of Energy, Govt. of United States of America) (Principal Investigator)
  • Development of novel methodology for understanding the mechanism of nitrogen fixation through codon usage analysis related genes and protein structure modeling of relevant gene product (protein) and its implication DBT, Govt. of India sponsored (Co-PI)
  • Establishment of Bioinformatics Facility. Sponsored by DBT, New Delhi. (Principal coordinator)
    Production of Transgenic tea for fungal resistance. Sponsored by DST, New Delhi (completed) (Principal Investigator)
  • Detection of Best alder-Frankia symbiosis using molecular markers. Sponsored by UGC, New Delhi (Principal Investigator)
  • Rehabilitation of the Tissue Culture Laboratory. Sponsored by Department of Horticulture, Government of West Bengal, India. (Principal Investigator)
  • Survey, conservation, development of propagation techniques and popularization of cultivation of medicinal plants in Terai, Dooars, Hills of North Bengal and Sikkim. NMPB, Government of India sponsored. (Co-Principal Investigator)

PhD Supervised/Supervising

  • Molecular characterization of Frankia and alder-Frankia symbiosis in Eastern India- Balwinder Singh Bajwa (Awarded)
  • Study of genetic diversity and standardization of genetic transformation in Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze- Manprit Gill (Awarded)
  • Studies of codon usage, prteome analysis and evolution of nitrogen fixing genes in some microorganisms- A bioinformatic approach- Saubashya Sur (Awarded)
  • Genomics of some pathogenic food bacteria and molecular modeling of their important oxins and their interactions- Uttam Kumar Mondal (submitted)
  • Genetic diversity of Frankia associated with Hippophae L. in Lachen valley of North Sikkim. Bharat Basistha (Awarded)
  • Diversity of Frankia associated with Alnus nepalensis and Casuarina equisetifolia in West Bengal. Debadin Bose. (submitted)
  • Diversity study of Rhizobium from North Bengal and Sikkim through Biochemical and Molecular characterization and exploration of their role as biofertilizer- Ritu Rai (registered)
  • In silico characterization of some nitrogenase proteins found in symbiotic diazotrops and cyanobacteria -Subarna Thakur (registered)
  • Diversity and micropropagation of Canna from West Bengal and Orissa- Tanmayee Mishra (registered)
  • Study of genetic diversity and micropropagation of bamboos growing in North Bengal- Arvind Kumar Goyal (registered)
  • Medicinal and molecular documentation of some members of Mimosaceae and their micro-symbionts- Manas Ranjan Saha (registered)

Membership of Scientific Societies

  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM), USA (2007-2008)
  • International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), USA
  • International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (Singapore)
  • Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)
  • Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Indian Association for Angiosperm taxonomy (IAAT)
  • North Eastern Academy of Molecular Biology and Genetics (NEAMBAG)

Publications

Book

Medicinal plants by AP Das, MU Alam and Arnab Sen et al.

GenBank submission (Genome Projects)

  • Nine (9) projects coplited (2017)

GenBank submission (Partial sequences)

  • Frankia : 22
  • Tea (Camellia) : 10

Database created

  • Bamboo-infoline: a database for North Bengal Bamboos (www.bamboodb.ind.in)
  • MycoSec: a database for Mycobacterium Secretome analysis (www.bicnbu.in/mycosec)

Papers

Saha MR, P Kar, A Sen (2018). Assesment of phytochemical, antioxidant and genetic diversities among selected medicinal plant species of Mimosoidae (Mimosaceae). Ind. J Trad. Knowled. (accepted) IF: 1.3

Saha M.R, Dey P, Sarkar I, Sarker D, Haldar B, Chaudhuri TK, Sen A.(2018) Acacia nilotica leaf improves insulin resistance and hyperglycemia associated acute hepatic injury and nephropathy by improving systemic antioxidant status in diabetic mice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 210:275–286 IF: 2.981

Pal S, I Sarkar, A Roy. PKDM Patra, KC Mondal and A Sen (2017). Comparative evolutionary genomics of Corynebacterium with special reference to codon and amino acid usage diversities. Genetica (in press) IF: 1.207

Goyal AK, Middha S, Usha T, Sen A (2017). Analysis of toxic, antidiabetic and antioxidant potential of Bambusa balcooa Roxb. leaf extracts in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. 3 Biotech 7:120, doi:10.1007/s13205-017-0776-8 IF 0.9

Gueddou A, Swansonb E, Ktari A, Nouioui I, Hezbri K, Ghodhbane-Gtari F, Simpson S, Morris K, Thomas W. k, Sen A, Gtaria M, Tisa L.(2017).Permanent Draft Genome Sequences of Three Frankia sp. Strains That Are Atypical, Noninfective, Ineffective Isolates. Genome Announcements vol. 5 no. 15 e00174-17

Rai, R., Swanson, E., Sarkar, I., Lama, D., Abebe-Aleke, F., Simpson, S., ... & Sen, A. (2017). Permanent Draft Genome Sequence of the French Bean Symbiont Rhizobium sp. Strain RSm-3 Isolated from the Eastern Himalayan Region of India. Genome Announcements, 5(15), e00175-17.

Ktari, A., Gueddou, A., Nouioui, I., Miotello, G., Sarkar, I., Ghodhbane-Gtari, F., ...Sen A & Gtari, M. (2017). Host plant compatibility shapes the proteogenome of Frankia coriariae. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8. IF 4.076

Ghodhbane-Gtari F, N Beauchemin, M Louati, I Nouioui, A Ktari, K Hezbri, A Gueddou, A Chen, M Huntemann, N Ivanova, N Kyrpides, V Markowitz, K Mavrommatis, I Pagani, A Sen, L Wall, T Woyke, M Gtari, and L Tisa (2016) Permanent improved high quality draft genome sequence of Nocardia casuarinae strain BMG51109, an endophyte of actinorhizal root nodules of Casuarina glauca. GenomeA vol. 4 no. 4 e00799-16

Ghodhbane-Gtari F, N Beauchemin, A Geddou, K Hezbri, A Ktari, M Louati, I Nouioui, A Chen, M Huntemann, N Ivanova, N Kyrpides, V Markowitz, K Mavrommatis, I Pagani, A Sen, L Wall, T Woyke, M Gtari, and L Tisa (2016) Permanent Draft Genome sequence of Nocardia sp. BMG111209, an actinobacterium isolated from nodules of Casuarina glauca. GenomeA vol. 4 no. 4 e00770-16.

Goyal AK and A Sen (2016). In vitro regeneration of bamboos, the Green gold: An overview. Ind. J Biotechnol. 15:9-16. IF 0.289

Thakur S and Sen A (2016) Comparative analysis of metabolic machinery of Frankia along with other selected actinobacteria. Symbiosis. (Published Online). DOI 10.1007/s13199-016-0410-2. IF: 1.438

Kar P, Dey P, Misra AK, Tapas Kumar Chaudhuri TK and Sen A (2016). Phytometabolomic fingerprinting of selected actinorhizal fruits popularly consumed in North-East India. Symbiosis. (Accepted). DOI: 10.1007/s13199-016-0415-x IF: 1.438

Sarkar I, Normand P, Tisa S. L, Gtari M, Bothra A and Sen A. Characterization of PAS domains in Frankia and selected Actinobacteria and their possible interaction with other co-domains for environmental adaptation. Symbiosis. (Published Online). IF: 1.438

Bose D, Sarkar I, Labar R, Oshone R, Ghazal R, Morris K, Abebe-Akele F, Thomas K W, Tisa S. L, Sen A. Comparative genomics of Prauserella sp. Am3,an actinobacterium isolated from root nodules of Alnus nepalensis in India. Symbiosis. DOI 10.1007/s13199-016-0401-3 (Published Online). IF: 1.438

Tisa S. L., Oshone R, Sarkar I, Ktari A, Sen A, Gtari M. Genomic approaches toward understanding the actinorhizal symbiosis: an update on the status of the Frankia genomes. Symbiosis.DOI 10.1007/s13199-016-0390-2 (Published Online). IF: 1.438

Saha MR, Dey P, Begum S, De B, Chaudhuri TK, Sarker DD, Das AP, Sen A (2016). Effect of Acacia catechu (L.f.) Willd. on Oxidative Stress with Possible Implications in Alleviating Selected Cognitive Disorders. PLoS One. 2016 Mar 7;11(3):e0150574. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150574. eCollection 2016. IF: 3.234

Rai, R., & Sen, A. (2015). Biochemical Characterization of French Bean Associated Rhizobia found in North Bengal and Sikkim. Journal of Academia and Industrial Research (JAIR), 4(1), 10-18.

Tisa, L. S., Beauchemin, N., Cantor, M. N., Furnholm, T., Ghodhbane-Gtari, F., Goodwin, L., ... & Kyrpides, N. (2015). Draft genome sequence of Frankia sp. strain DC12, an atypical, noninfective, ineffective isolate from Datisca cannabina. Genome announcements, 3(4), e00889-15.

Labar R, Sen A (2015). Efficacy of anthocyanin in production of remedial tea. NBU Journal of Plant Science.9:18-32

Sghaier H, Hezbri K, Ghodhbane-Gtari F, Pujic P, Sen A, Daffonchio D, Boudabous A, Tisa LS, Klenk HP, Armengaud J, Normand P, Gtari M (2015). Stone-dwelling actinobacteria Blastococcus saxobsidens, Modestobacter marinus and Geodermatophilus obscurus proteogenomes. ISME J. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.108. IF: 9.302

Banerjee A, DK Sahoo, H Thatoi, BR Pati, KC Mondal, A Sen, PK Das Mohapatra (2015). Structural Characterization and Active Site Prediction of Bacterial Keratinase through Molecular Docking. J Bioinform 1:67-82

Roy A, Mukhopadhyay S, Sarkar I, Sen A (2015). Comparative investigation of the various determinants that influence the codon and amino acid usage patterns in the genus Bifidobacterium. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. doi: 10.1007/s11274-015-1850-1. IF:1.779

Mishra T, AK Goyal and A Sen (2015). An overview on the in vitro regeneration of Canna. Int. J. Fund. Appl. Sc. (in press)

Mishra T, AK Goyal, A Sen (2015) Somatic embryogenesis and genetic fidelity study of micropropagated medicinal species, Canna indica. Horticulturae (in press).

Mishra T, AK Goyal, M Bhattacharya, P Kar and A Sen. (2015). Polyethylene glycol mediated protoplast fusion of medicinally important Canna. Research in Plant Biology. 5(1): 20-24.

Dey P, MR Saha, SR Chowdhuri, A Sen, MP Sarkar and TK Chaudhuri (2014). Assessment of anti-diabetic activity of an ethnopharmacological plant Nerium indicum through alloxan induced diabetes in mice. J Ethnopharma (publish online). IF: 2.998

Saha MR, R Rai, P Kar, A Sen and DD Sarker (2014) Ethnobotany, traditional knowledge and socioeconomic importance of native drink among the Oraon tribe of Malda district in India. J Intercult Ethnopharmacol.

Saha MR, P Dey, TK Chaudhuri, DD Sarker, AK Goyal and A Sen (2014). Assesment of haemolytic cytotoxic and free radical scavenging activities of an underutilized fruit, Baccaurea sapida (Roxb.) Muell. Arg. Ind. J. Expl. Biol. (accepted) IF: 0.835

Sen A, V Daubin, D Abrouk, I Gifford, AM Berry, and P Normand (2014) The phylogeny of actinobacteria revisited in the light of complete genomes, the orders Frankiales and Micrococcales should be split into coherent entities. Proposal of Frankiales ord. nov., Geodermatophilales ord. nov., Acidothermales ord. nov. and Nakamurellales ord. nov. IJSEM (published online). IF: 2.798

Goyal AK, S Pradhan, BC Basistha and A Sen (2014). Micropropagation and assessment of genetic fidelity of Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb.) Nees using RAPD and ISSR markers. 3Biotech. DOI: 10.1007/s13205-014-0244-7

Mishra T and A Sen (2014). Antioxidant Potential of Canna: an overview. NBU J Pl Sc. (in press)

Goyal AK and A Sen (2014). Phylogenetic relationships among 29 accessions of bamboos encountered in North Bengal, India based on RAPD and ISSR markers. Ind J Biotechnol (accepted). IF: 0.386

Saha MR, P Kar, A Sen and DD Sarker (2014). Ethnobotany of Chanchal Block of Malda District of West Bengal (India): Plants used Local Healthcare. Pleione, (in press)

Saha MR, DD Sarker, P Kar, P Sengupta and A Sen (2014). Indigenous knowledge of plants in local healthcare management practices by tribal people of Malda district, India. J Intercult Ethnopharmacol. 3(4): 179-185.

Ghosh S, UK Mondal, A Sen and AK Bothra (2014). Comparative analysis and codon usage study of nifD, nifK and nifH genes linked with free living nitrogen fixing bacteria. Int. J. Integ. Biol. 15:7-10

Kar, P, AK Goyal AP Das and A Sen (2014). Antioxidant and pharmaceutical potential of Clerodendrum L.: an overview. Int. J. Green Pharma. 8(4): 210-216.

Pal S, A Banerjee, PS Das, BR Pati, KC Mandal, B Chakraborty, A Sen and PKD Mohapatra (2014) Dengue virus type 4 evolution & genomics: a Bioinformatic approach. Ind J Biotechnol (accepted) IF: 0.386

Banerjee A, S Pal, T Pal, KC Mondal, BR Pati, A Sen and PKD Mohapatra (2014) Characterization of Bacillus proteases through protein-protein interaction: an in silico study of anthrax pathogenicity. Hum. Trad. Med. 4:e6.

Goyal AK and A Sen (2014). Molecular Phylogeny of North Bengal bamboos inferred through PCR-RFLP based on the trnL-trnF region. The Experiment Journal. 19:1304-1315.

Saha MR, DD Sarker and A Sen (2014). Ethnoveterinary practices among the tribal community of Malda district of West Bengal, India. Ind. J. Tradit. Knowl. 13(2): 359-367. IF: 0.411

Pal A, UK Mandal, S Mukherjee, A Sen and AK Bothra (2013). The Implication of Codon Usage Design and Expression Level in Determining the Nature of Selection and Functionality amongst the Amino Acid Biosynthetic Pathway coding sequences of Arthrobacter sp. FB24. Current Bioinformatics (published online). 1.726

Dey P, Saha MR and Sen A (2013). An overview of drug-induced hepatotoxicity. Asian J Pharma. Clinic. Res. 6(4): 1-4.

Goyal AK, Middha SK and Sen A (2013). Bambusa vulgaris ‘vittata’ attenuates oxidative stress- an in vitro biochemical assay. IJNPR 4: 436-440.

Dey P, Saha MR and Sen A (2013). Hepatotoxicity and the present herbal hepatoprotective scenario. Int. J. Green Pharm. 7: 265-273.

Tisa LS, N Beauchemin, M Gtari, A Sen, and LG Wall (2013). What stories can the Frankia genomes tell us? J Biosciences 38:719–726. IF:2.1

Bhattacharya S, A Sen, S Thakur and LS Tisa (2013). Characterization of Hemoglobin from Actinorhizal Plants – An in-silico approach. J Biosciences 38:777–787. IF:2.1

Goyal AK, T Mishra, M Bhattacharya, P Kar and A Sen (2013). Evaluation of phytochemical constituents and antioxidant activity of selected actinorhizal fruits growing in the sacred forests of North-East India. J Biosciences 38:797–803. IF:2.1

Thakur S, AK Bothra and A Sen (2013) Functional divergence outlines the evolution of novel protein function in NifH/BchL protein family. J Biosciences 38:733–740. IF:2.1

Sur S, S Saha, LS. Tisa, AK Bothra and A Sen (2013) Characterization of pseudogenes in members of the order Frankineae. J Biosciences 38:727–732. IF:2.1

Thakur S, Normand P, Daubin V, Tisa LS and Sen A (2013). Contrasted evolutionary constraints on secreted and non-secreted proteomes of selected Actinobacteria. BMC Genomics doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-474. IF: 3.986

Wall L, Beauchemin N, Bruce D, Chain P, Chen A, Walston Davenport K, Deshpande S, Detter C, Furnholm T, Ghodbhane-Gtari F, Goodwin L, Gtari M, Han C, Han J, Huntemann M, Ivanova N, Kyrpides N, Land ML, Markowitz V, Mavrommatis K, Nolan M, Nouioui I, Pagani I, Pati A, Pitluck S, Santos CL, Sen A, Sur S, Szeto E, Tavares F, Teshima H, Thakur S, Woyke T, Wishart J, Tisa LS. 2013. Draft Genome sequence of Frankia sp. strain BCU110501, a nitrogen-fixing actinobacterium isolated from nodules of Discaria trinevis. Genome Announc. 1: doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00503-13.

Nouioui I, Beauchemin N, Bruce D, Chain P, Chen A, Walston Davenport K, Deshpande S, Detter C, Furnholm T, Ghodbhane-Gtari F, Goodwin L, Gtari M, Han C, Han J, Huntemann M, Ivanova N, Kyrpides N, Land ML, Markowitz V, Mavrommatis K, Nolan M, , Pagani I, Pati A, Pitluck S, Santos CL, Sen A, Sur S, Szeto E, Tavares F, Teshima H, Thakur S, Wall L, Woyke T, Wishart J, Tisa LS. 2013. Draft Genome sequence of Frankia sp. strain BMG5.12, a nitrogen-fixing actinobacterium isolated from Tunisian soils." Genome Announc. 1: doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00468-13.

Ray A, Bhattacharya S, Bothra AK and Sen A. (2013) A Database for Mycobacterium secretome analysis: 'MycoSec' to accelerate global health research. Omics: A Journal of Integrative Biology 17:502-509. IF: 2.362

Bhattacharya M and Sen A (2013) In vitro regeneration of pathogen free Kaempferia galanga L. - a rare medicinal plant. Res. Plant Biol. 3(3): 24-30, 2013

Thakur S, AK Bothra and A Sen (2013). Exploring the genomes of symbiotic diazotrophs with relevance to biological nitrogen fixation. In R. Bandopadhyay and PB Kavi (ed). Agriculture bioinformatics. Springer publications Pp 235-257.

Sen A, Beauchemin N, Bruce D, Chain P, Chen A, Walston Davenport K, Deshpande S, Detter C, Furnholm T, Ghodbhane-Gtari F, Goodwin L, Gtari M, Han C, Han J, Huntemann M, Ivanova N, Kyrpides N, Land ML, Markowitz V, Mavrommatis K, Nolan M, Nouioui I, Pagani I, Pati A, Pitluck S, Santos CL, Sur S, Szeto E, Tavares F, Teshima H, Thakur S, Wall L, Woyke T, Wishart J, Tisa LS. 2013. Draft genome sequence of Frankia sp. strain QA3, a nitrogen-fixing actinobacterium isolated from the root nodule of Alnus nitida. Genome Announc. 1(2):e00103-13. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00103-13.

Thakur S, AK Bothra and A Sen (2013). Insights into the nitrogenase protein - an in silico approach. In: Biology of useful plants and microbes, A Sen (ed), Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, India, pp 301-320.

Goyal AK, P Kar and A Sen (2013).Advancement of bamboo taxonomy in the era of molecular biology: a review. In: Biology of useful plants and microbes, A Sen (ed), Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, India, pp 197-208.

Ghodhbane-Gtari F, Beauchemin N, Bruce D, Chain P, Chen A, Walston Davenport K, Deshpande S, Detter C, Furnholm T, Goodwin L, Gtari M, Han C, Han J, Huntemann M, Ivanova N, Kyrpides N, Land ML, Markowitz V, Mavrommatis K, Nolan M, Nouioui I, Pagani I, Pati A, Pitluck S, Santos CL, Sen A, Sur S, Szeto E, Tavares F, Teshima H, Thakur S, Wall L, Woyke T, Tisa LS. 2013. Draft genome sequence of Frankia sp. strain CN3, an atypical, noninfective (Nod–) ineffective (Fix–) isolate from Coriaria nepalensis. Genome Announc. 1(2):e00085-13. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00085-13.

Goyal AK, T Misra and A Sen (2013) Antioxidant profiling of Latkan (Baccaurea ramiflora Lour.) wine. Ind. J Biotechnol. 12: 137-139. IF: 0.386

Sur S, AK Bothra and A Sen (2013) Proteome analysis reveals the influence of isoelectric point and amino acid usages on the lifestyle of nitrogen fixing microorganisms. Ind J Biotechnol. 12: 88-97. IF: 0.386

Bose D and A Sen (2012). Resent advances in Frankia research. In Biology of plants and microbes, D Bose & S Roy (eds) Lavent Books, Kolkata. Pp 42-47.

Thakur S, AK Bothra, S Sur and A Sen (2012) Molecular dynamics simulation of pr-1 protein from Solanum tuberosum provides an in-depth view of its structural features. In ‘Microbial Resources for Crop Improvement’; BN Chakraborty and U Chakraborty (ed.); Satish Serial Publishing House Pp 173-181.

Kundu, S, AK Bothra, LS Tisa and A Sen (2012). In silico analysis reveals the role of horizontally transferred genes (HGTs) in shaping the pathogenicity of Xanthomonas. Ind. J. Biotechnol. 11:404-411. IF: 0.386

Goyal AK, PK Ghosh, AK Dubey and A Sen (2012). Inventorying bamboo biodiversity of North Bengal: A Case Study. Int. J. Fundam Appl Sci. 2012, http://bma.org.in/jfaas.apx 1(1) , 5-8

Saha, S, S Sur, A Bothra and A Sen (2012). A homology model for 16S rRNA tertiary structure of Frankia. NBU J Pl. Sc.6:89-94.

Mondal, U, A Sen and A Bothra (2012). Bioinformatics of pathogenic food bacteria. NBU J Pl. Sc.6:9-17.

Thakur S, A Bothra and A Sen (2012) In silico studies of Nifh protein structure and its post-translational modification in Bradyrhizobium sp. ors278. Int. J Pharm Bio Sc (accepted)

Mishra T, Das AP and Sen A (2012). Phytochemical screening and in vitro antioxidant profiling of solvent fractions of Canna edulis Ker Gawler. Free radicals and Antioxidants. (In press)

Sen A, S Thakur, A Bothra, S Sur and L Tisa (2012). Identification of TTA codon containing genes in Frankia and exploration of the role of tRNA in regulating these genes. Archives of Microbiology.194: 35-45.

Kundu S, A Bothra, LS Tisa and A Sen (2012). In silico analysis reveals the role of horizontally transferred genes in shaping the pathogenecity of Xanthomonas. Ind J Biotechnol. (In press)

Sur S, AK Bothra and A Sen (2012) Proteome analysis reveals the influence of isoelectric point and amino acid usages on the lifestyle of nitrogen fixing microorganisms. Ind J Biotechnol. (In press)

Chakraborty D, UK Mondal, A Sen and AK Bothra (2011). Molecular dynamics simulation of hydrogenase isoenzyme formation protein HypC. IUP J Biotechnol. 5(3):56-64.

Sur S, AK Bothra and A Sen (2011). Bioinformatics of Nitrogen fixation – a review, In Recent studies in biodiversity and traditional knowledge in India. C Ghosh & AP Das (eds.) pp35-43.

Mishra T, AK Goyal, SK Middha and A Sen (2011) Antioxidative Properties of Canna edulis Ker Gawler. Ind. J Nat. Pro. Res. 2:315-321.

Sen A and AK Misra (2011) Frankia and actinorhizal symbiosis. In: Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture and Biotechnology (ed. Satyanarayana T. Johri BN and Prakash A). Springer Science+Business Media B.V. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-2214-9_7 pp113-126.

Goyal AK, BC Basistha, A Sen and SK Middha (2011). Antioxidant profiling of Hippophae salicifolia D. Don growing in sacred forests of Sikkim, India. Functional Plant Biol. 38(9) 697-701.

Goyal AK, SK Middha and A Sen (2011). In vitro antioxidative profiling of different fractions of Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb.) Nees Leaf Extract. Free Radicals and Antioxidants. 1:42-48

Mondal UK, A Pal, A Sen and AK Bothra (2011). Bioinformatic study of pathogenicity related genes of three species of Helicobacter. Int. J Appl. Biotech. Biochem. 1(2): 193-200.

Thakur S, Z Patra, M Biswal and A Sen (2011). Exploration of proteis with signal peptides and their respective genes in some actinomycetes: a bioinformatics approach. Int. J. Integrative Biol. 11(2): 97-102.

Basistha BC and A Sen (2011). Sea buckthorn and its microsymbiont-a review. NBU J Pl. Sc.5:67-84.

Mishra T, AK Goyal, P Mondal and A Sen (2011). Free radical scavenging activity of different ornamental and cultivars of Canna available in Eastern India. NBU J Pl. Sc.5:41-45.

Mondal UK, A Sen and AK Bothra (2011). Characterization of pathogenic genes through condensed matrix method, case study through bacterial Zeta toxin. International journal of Genetic Engneering and Biotechnology. 2(1): 109-114.

Bose D, B Bajwa, M Bajwa and A Sen (2010) Physiological characterization of Frankia strains isolated from sub-Himalayan Wst Bengal, Indiareveals two distinch groups. Biotech 3:6-15.

Goyal AK, SK Middha and A Sen (2010). Evaluation of DPPH Radical Scavenging Activity, Total Phenols And Antioxidant Activities In Indian Wild Bambusa vulgaris ‘Vittata’ Methanolic Leaf Extract. Journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals 1:40-45.

Goyal AK, SK Middha, U Talambedu, S Chatterjee, AK Bothra, MB Nagaveni and A Sen (2010). Bambooinfoline- a database for North Bengal Bamboo’s. Bioinformation. 5(4):184-185.

Goyal AK, A Sen, S Sur and AK Bothra (2010). Exploration of codon usage patterns in some Brucella genomes. IJPBS 1(4):B-239-252.

Thakur S, AK Bothra, S Sur and A Sen (2010). Modeling and molecular dynamics simulation of PR-1 protein an integral part of plant defense. Int J of Biol and Chem Sci 4(4): 1251-1261.

Goyal, AK, K Ganguly, T Mishra and A Sen (2010) In vitro multiplication of Curcuma longa Linn.–an important medicinal zingiber. NBU J Pl. Sc 4: 21-24.

Ghosh MK, A Bothra and A Sen (2010) Bioinformatics of codon usage pattern in pathogenic proteobacteria Burkholderia mallei. NBU J Pl. Sc 4: 65-71.

Sur S, A Bothra and A Sen (2010) Investigation of the molecular evolution of nitrogen fixation using nucleotide triplet based condensed matrix method. Int. J. Integrative Biol.10: 59-65

Mondal UK, A Sen and A Bothra (2010) Homology modelling and molecular dynamics of CdtB of Helicobacter hepaticus ATCC51449. Int. J. Integrative Biol. 10: 35-40

Sur S, A Bothra and A Sen (2010) Symbiotic nitrogen fixation-a bioinformatics perspective. Biotechnology DOI: 0000.19779-19779

Basistha BC, NP Sharma, L Lepcha, ML Arrawatia and A Sen (2010). Ecology of Hippophae salicifolia d. Don of temperate and sub-alpine forests of north Sikkim Himalayas - a case study. Symbiosis 50:87-95.

Sen A, S Sur, LS Tisa, AK Bothra, S Thakur and UK Mondal (2010) Homology modelling of nitrogenase iron proteins from Frankia strains. Symbiosis 50:37-44.

Mondal U, A Sen, and A Bothra (2009) Comparison in motional properties of Staphylococcus aureus exfoliative toxins A and B as revealed by their MD simulation. Int. J. Integrative Biol. 8:19-24.

Sur S, G Sen, S Thakur, AK Bothra and A Sen (2009) In silico analysis of evolution in swine flu viral genomes through re-assortment by promulgation and mutation. Biotechnol. 8:434-441.

Mondal U, A Sen, and A Bothra (2009) Molecular dynamics simulation receptor-binding C-terminal domain from Clostridium difficile Toxin A. ICFAI J Biotech. III: 22-37.

Bhattacharya M, P Mondal and A Sen (2009). In vitro detection of antioxidants in different solvent fractions of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.). Ind J Plant Physiol. 14:23-27.

Sur S, B Bajwa, M Bajwa, B Basistha, AK Bothra and A Sen (2009) Investigation of codon and amino-acid usages in a Rhizobium phage. NBU J Pl. Sc. 3: 49-51.

Thakur S, S Sur, D Bose, AK Goyal, T Mishra, R Rai, M Bhattacharya, AK Bothra and A Sen (2009) Molecular modeling of a pathogenesis related protein from Solanum tuberosum. NBU J Pl. Sc. 3: 15-19.

Mondal UK, Das B, Ghosh TC, Sen A, and Bothra AK (2008). Nucleotide Triplet Based Molecular Phylogeny of class-I and classII Aminoacyl t-RNA. J. Biomol. Str. Dyna (JBSD) 26:321-328.

Mondal UK, S Sur, AK Bothra and A Sen (2008) Comparative analysis of codon usage patterns and identification of predicted highly expressed genes in five Salmonella genomes. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology (26) 4: 313-321.

Sur S, AK Bothra, M Bajwa, LS Tisa & A Sen (2008). In Silico analysis of Chlorobium genomes divulge insights into the subsistence of the bacteria. Res. J. Microbiol. 3: 600-613.

Sur S, M Bhattacharya, AK Bothra, LS Tisa and A Sen (2008). Bioinformatic analysis of codon usage patterns in a free living diazotroph, Azotobacter vinelandii. Biotechnology 7: 242-249.

Sen A, S Sur, AK Bothra, DR Benson, P Normand, and LS Tisa. (2008) The implication of life style on codon usage patterns and predicted highly expressed genes for three Frankia Genomes. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 93(4) 335-346.

Sur S, A Sen & AK Bothra (2007). Codon usage analysis of some archaeal (methanogenic) nitrogen fixing genes: relationship to gene expression and biasness. Bioinfo. Trends 2: 47-60.

Sen A, A Pal and D Bose (2007) Economic uses of Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.) In Advances in Ethnobotany eds. AP Das and AK Pandey, BSMPS Dehra Dun, India, pp309-315.

Sen G, S Sur, D Bose, U Mondal, T Furnholm, A Bothra, L Tisa and A Sen (2007) Analysis of codon usage patterns and predicted highly expressed genes for six phytopathogenic Xanthomonas genomes shows a high degree of conservation. In silico Biology 7:0039 http://www.bioinfo.de/isb/2007/07/0039/ .

Bose D, S Sur, A Bothra and A Sen (2007) Study of the diversity of heavy metal resistance genes and their codon usage profiling. ICFAI J Biotech 2:49-59.

Ghosh MK, S Sur and A Sen (2007) Nitrogen fixation in various microorganisms with special reference to Frankia. In Rhizosphere Biotechnology: Plant growth-Retrospect and prospect, ed. AK Roy, Scientific Publishers. pp 167-182.

Bose D and A Sen (2007) Heavy metal induced pigment production by Frankia isolates from Mirik of Darjeeling hills. J. Hill Res. 20:36-38.

Bajwa B, M Bajwa, S Sur, A Bothra, A Sen (2007) Molecular Systematics of Frankia-Actinorhizal Symbiosis. In Microbial Biotechnology, ed. R Saikia, New India Publishing Agency (published).
Mondal U, S Sur, A Sen, and A Bothra (2007) Codon volatility: an efficient tool to detect the purity of genes. ICFAI J Biotech. 1: 45-49.

Sur S, A Sen and AK Bothra. (2007) Mutational drift prevails over translational efficiency in Frankia nif operons. Ind J Biotechnol 6:321-328.

Bhattacharya M and A Sen (2006). Rapid in vitro multiplication of disease-free Zingiber officinale Rosc. Ind. J. Plant. Physiol. 11:379-384.

Sur S, A Sen and AK Bothra (2006) Codon usage profiling and analysis of intergenic association of Frankia EuIK1 nif genes . Ind J Microbiol 46:363-369.

Bose D and A Sen (2006) Isolation and heavy metal resistance pattern of Frankia from Casuarina equisetifolia nodules. Ind J Microbiol 46:9-12.

Bose D and A Sen (2005) Heavy metal resistance pattern of Frankia isolated from sub-Himalayan West Bengal. In: Stress Biology (eds. U Chakraborty and BN Chakraborty) Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi. Pp 154-157.

Sur S, A Pal, AK Bothra and A Sen. (2005) Moderate codon bias is attributed to translational selection for nitrogen fixing genes of Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA 110. Bioinformatics India. 3:59-64.

Bajwa M, A Sen and B Bajwa (2005) High level of polymorphism found in alder based Frankia of Darjeeling as revealed by PCR-RFLP. Ind J Expl Biol. 43:813-816.

Sen A and B Bajwa (2002) Taxonomy and evolution of actinorhizal plants and their microsymbionts. In Perspective of Plant Biodiversity. Ed. AP Das 417-436.

Grover. A, Yashpal, A Sen, N Arora, P.B. Kirti and R.P. Sharma (2001) Removal of vacuolar targeting signal from classI vacular chitinase leads to its extracelluar secretation in transgenic tobacco. J. Plant Biochem and Biotechnol. 10:139-142.

Sarma G., A. Sen, R. Varghese and A. K. Misra (1998). A novel technique for isolation of Frankia and generation of single spore cultures. Canadian J. Microbiol. 44: 490-492.

Yashpal, A Sen, J Venkateswari, P.B. Kirti, R.P. Sharma and A Grover (1998) Pyramiding of chitinase and glucanase genes for fungal resistance. Ind. J. Expl. Biol. 37:579-583.

Varshney R.K., P.C. Sharma, P.K. Gupta, H.S. Balyan, B. Ramesh, J.K. Roy, A. Kumar, and A. Sen (1998). Low level of polymorphism detected by SSR probes in bread wheat. Plant Breeding 117:182-184.

Borthakur M., A. Sen and A. K. Misra (1997). Exogenous nitrogen sources do not drastically reduce nitrogenase activity in polymer entrapped Frankia, Indian J. Exp. Biol., 35: 173-175.

Sen A., H.S. Balyan, P.C. Sharma, B. Ramesh, A. Kumar, J.K. Roy, R.K. Varshney and P.K. Gupta (1997). DNA amplification fingerprinting (DAF) as a new source of Molecular markers in bread wheat. Wheat Information Service 85:35-42.

Borthakur M., A. Sen and A. K. Misra (1996). Immobilized Frankia spores remained viable on dry storage and on restoration to medium regenerated active colonies, Plant and Soil, 181: 227-231.

Chaudhury J and Sen A (2008). Anthrax and Bioterrorism. NBU J Plant Sc. 2:13-29

Papers in Recent International Conferences

Sen A, S Thakur, A Bothra, S Sur and L S Tisa (2010). “Characterization of TTA codon containing genes in Frankia and exploration of the role of tRNA in regulating these genes “Presented in the 16th International meeting and symposium on Frankia and actinorhizal plants held in Porto from 5th-8th September 2010.

Tisa L S, N Beauchemin, D Bogusz, T Furnholm, M Gtari, M Rehan, A Sen, L G Wall, F Xu (2010). “What are the stories that the Frankia genomes are telling us?” Presented in the 16th International meeting and symposium on Frankia and actinorhizal plants held in Porto from 5th-8th September 2010.

Furnholm T, A Sen, A Konisky and LS Tisa (2010). In and out of Frankia metal resistance. Presented in the 16th International meeting and symposium on Frankia and actinorhizal plants held in Porto from 5th-8th September 2010.

Sen, A., S. Sur, S. Thakur, A. K.Bothra and L. S. Tisa (2009). InSilico comparison of proteomes from nitrogen fixing organisms: insights into variations and amino acid compositions” Presented in the International Conference on Bioinformatics (Incob 2009) held in Singapore from 7th-11th September 2009.

Sen, A., S. Sur, A. K. Bothra and U.K.Mondal (2009). “Investigation of the molecular evolution of nitrogen fixation using nucleotide triplet based condensed matrix method and probing for the unit of selection”. Presented in the International Conference on Bioinformatics (Incob 2009) held in Singapore from 7th-11th September 2009.

Sen, A., S. Sur, A. K. Bothra, L. S. Tisa, and U.K. Mondal. (2008). Homology modeling of Nif H proteins from Frankia. 15th International Frankia and actinorhizal plants meeting. Bariloche , Argentina. (Presented by Prof. LS Tisa)

Sen, A., S. Sur, A. K. Bothra, L. S. Tisa, and U.K. Mondal. (2008). Homology modeling of Nif H proteins from Frankia. 49th Annual Conference of the Association entitled “International Symposium on Microbial Biotechnology: Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomics” held in University of Delhi, Delhi, India.

Sen, A., S. Sur, A. K. Bothra, D.R. Benson, and L.S. Tisa. (2007). Codon Usage Patterns and Predicted Highly Expressed Genes for Three Frankia Genomes and the Implication on Life Style. Abstracts of the 107th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology 2007. ASM, Washington, D.C. (Toronto, Canada).

Sen, A., S. Sur, A. K. Bothra, D.R. Benson, and L.S. Tisa (2007). Codon Usage Patterns and Predicted Highly Expressed Genes for Three Frankia Genomes and the Implication on Life Style. Boston Bacterial Meetings June 20-21, 2007 Tufts University, USA.

Furnholm, T., N. Beauchemin, A. Sen and L.S. Tisa. (2007). Metal resistance in Frankia and Actinorhizal Plants. June 21-23, 2007. NEMPET (Northeast Microbiologist; Physiology, Ecology and Taxonomy) Meetings, USA.

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