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About Department

Genesis of the Department

Berhampur University has been running the M.Sc. Biotechnology Programme since 2005 in self-financing mode under the PG Department of Botany and PG Department of Zoology, respectively. Since the jurisdiction of this University includes several economically under-developed regions, often the poor but meritorious students fail to afford for biotechnology education at PG level. Thus, the University in its Syndicate meeting dated 15th December 2021 have decided to open a PG Department of Biotechnology and offer the M.Sc. Biotechnology programme in regular mode from the academic session 2022-23. Moreover, the course M.Sc. Biotechnology have also been supported by Human Resource Development Programme of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India since 2021-22. The mandate of this programme is to maintain collinearity with the biotech vision of DBT, Govt. of India, and specifically for the state of Odisha for the generation of skilled manpower to establish Biotech industrial units.

The PG Department of Biotechnology

The PG Department of Biotechnology is determined to evolve as one of the best in providing quality education and training through its qualified and dedicated seven regular faculty members, and the state-of-the-art laboratory facility. We strongly believe that healthy academic atmosphere can be produced through training and skill development, scientific discussion and sharing novel ideas. Thus, the students can avail the advantage by actively participating in journal clubs, seminars and industry-academia visits in addition to class room and laboratory-based learning, where they can stay updated with the progress in current day research and industry. Overall, the courses are designed to motivate the students to prepare for a brighter career in research, academia, and industries dealing with basic bioscience, agriculture, healthcare, and bioprocess technology. Recently, this department was sanctioned with the Centre of Excellence on Bioprospecting of Ethno-pharmaceutical of Southern Odisha by OHEPEE, Govt. of Odisha through World Bank funding scheme (IDP-OHEPEE). This Centre will carry out intensive research activities on medicinal plants in Southern Odisha and their potential in delivering various bio-active compounds for therapeutics usage. The centre will also attempt an industrial scale bioprospecting for translating the research on Lab-to-Industry mode.


  • To be a dynamic, vibrant and research-intensive Post Graduate Department, responsive to the changing global trends, providing unparallel educational opportunities for the students hailing from lower socio-economic strata of the society seeking quality education and research in several domains of Biotechnology with a holistic concern for better life, environment and society.


  • To create an ambience for the smooth pursuit of scholarly activities in research and education, to make an international impact, and to produce future scientific leaders in the field of Biotechnology and its allied subjects.
  • To inculcate the ability and confidence among the budding biotechnologists to become prospective entrepreneur, and to carry the latest break-through catering to regional needs, national aspirations and global competitiveness.

List of External Mentors

  1. Prof. J. P. Khurana, JC Bose Fellow, Dept. of Plant Molecular Biology, Delhi University South Campus, New Delhi.
  2. Prof. Ajit K. Shasany, Director, ICAR-National Institute for Plant Biotechnology, New Delhi.
  3. Prof. P. C. Rath, School of Life Science, JNU, New Delhi.
  4. Prof. Prabodh Kumar Borah, Head, Dept. of Animal Biotechnology, Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati.

Prof. Arun Shukla, School of Biological Science, IIT, Kanpur.


The academic programmes currently consist of the M.Sc. Biotechnology (supported by the Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India), and Ph.D. programme. Both M.Sc. and Ph.D. Programmes have been designed to induct the students into both academic and industrial facets of different domains of Biotechnology. The major thrust areas of the teaching and research include Plant Molecular Breeding, Plant Functional Genomics, Conservation Biology & Genetics, Plant Bio-/ Chemo-diversity, Microbial Genetics, Immuno-Genetics, Infectious Disease Biology, Cancer Biology, Bioprocess Technology, Bioinformatics, and Bioprospecting of Ethno-pharmaceuticals. The Department has adopted choice-based curriculum for M.Sc. students based on the model syllabus prescribed by DBT, Govt. of India.

A)M.Sc. in Biotechnology

M. Sc. Biotechnology is a two years (four Semesters) course program with 30 seats. Each of the semesters comprises of both theories and practical papers. Papers are examined through a mid-semester and an end-semester examinations. Any Science Graduate(Physical Science, Chemical Science, Biological Science and/or Agriculture)in 10+2+3 pattern having 50% of marks in aggregate with biology at +2/ senior secondary level are eligible to apply for admission.

Admission Process into the M.Sc. in Biotechnology

The total number of seats in M.Sc. in Biotechnology is 30 (Thirty)

a. Admission through Graduate Aptitude Test-Biotechnology (GAT-B) conducted by DBT, Govt. of India through Regional Centre of Biotechnology, Faridabad): 10 Seats. These students will get a studentship of Rs. 5,000.00 per month.

b. Admission through Common P.G. Entrance Test (Higher Education Dept., Govt of Odisha): 20 Seats. These students get scholarship by different national and state agencies after successful screening of their applications.

B) Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. in Biotechnology)

The Department offers a Ph.D. program in Biotechnology as per the norms fixed by the University and its amendment from time to time. The award of the Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology is a recognition for distinguished achievements, development of scientific knowledge and their application for the solution of technical, scientific and societal problems.

Admission Process into the Ph.D. Course

Admission to the Ph.D. in Biotechnology is normally made on the basis of a written test conducted by the University to screen the candidates followed by an interview of the shortlisted candidates. The selection process is conducted by the Department through its Department Research Committee (DRC) as per the University norms.

M.Tech./M.Sc. or equivalent degree holders in Biotechnology or allied subjects with a valid score or qualification in national level examinations like CSIR/UGC-NET, DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF, INSPIRE, etc are eligible for admission in to the Ph.D. programme.

Class Schedule

There are six teaching days per week except the official holidays with allotment of both theory and practical classes every day following UGC, India guidelines

Master Degree (M.Sc. - Biotechnology) & Course work (Ph.D. Biotechnology)

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Prof. Jogeswar Panigrahi
Ph.D.(Utkal University)
Plant Molecular Breeding and Functional Genomics
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Prof. (Dr.) Jogeswar Panigrahi completed his Master's and Doctoral degree in Botany from Ravenshaw (Auto) College, and Utkal University, respectively. During his Ph.D. he worked on the Molecular mapping of biotic stress responsive genes in Brassica campestris syn. rapa using RFLP markers. He did his postdoctoral research at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai (2003) availing the Dr. K.S. Krishnan Research Associateship. He is also recipient of Young Scientist award from International Foundation for Science, Sweden during 2007 and an R&D Scheme worth USD 12000 in the area of Plant Genetics. To his credit, he has completed seven extramural research projects (Funded by DST, IFS, DBT, UGC, DRDO, SERB) and at present he have one ongoing project (SERB, Govt. of India), and one Centre of Excellence project (OHEPEE, Govt. of Odisha). He has successfully guided 11 Ph.D. scholars, 15 Mphil. Scholars. He has also published more than 50 research manuscripts in the journals of repute and eight Book Chapters to his credit. He has teaching/research experience of 19 years in several academic institutes of national repute such as MITS, Rayagad (2003-09), Sambalpur University (2009-16), Central University of Rajasthan (2016-2018) and Khallikote University (2018-21). He moved to Berhampur University on 1st October 2021 due to amalgamation of erstwhile Khallikote University with Berhampur University. His current area of research is Genome and transcriptome enabled understanding of pathways of secondary metabolite producing genes/QTLs in medicinal plants; Computational approaches for DNA and Protein sequence-structure-function relationships with respective biotic stress resistance in crop plants.

Dr. Sushil K. Pathak
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Jadavpur University)
Infection Biology and Immunotechnology
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Dr. Sushil K. Pathak completed his M.Sc. in Botany from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in 2002 and obtained his Ph.D. degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in the year 2009. Subsequently, he served as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (2009-2011) and Stockholm University, Sweden (2011-2017). He joined Khallikote University as an Associate Professor in the year 2018. Since October 2021, he is serving as an Associate Professor at Berhampur University, Berhampur. He was awarded with Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship from the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India in the year 2018. His research work focuses on studying host-pathogen interactions. Two Ph.D. scholars have been awarded with their degree under his supervision. He has published several research papers in journals of international repute.

Dr. Manoj K. Panda
Associate Professor
Ph.D.(Utkal University)
DNA Fingerprinting and Biodiversity conservation
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Dr. Manoj K. Panda did his M.Sc. in Botany from Berhampur University (1998), cleared the CSIR-UGC NET eligibility Test (1999) and completed his Ph.D. in Botany from Utkal University (2011). Dr. Panda has more than 20 years of Teaching and Research experience from different institutes of national and international repute namely Berhampur University, Berhampur; Erstwhile Khallikote University, Berhampur; Siksha O Anusandhan Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar; Regional Plant Resources Centre, Bhubaneswar and Dr. RCSIST, Gania. His research interests are in different thrust areas of Biotechnology including Population genetics & Conservation study of threatened medicinal plants, Phytochemical evaluation of medicinal plants and Molecular marker based genetic diversity assessment of plants. To his credit, he has completed 2 projects (1 DBT, Govt. of India project as PI and 1 DST, Govt. of India supported departmental project) and is also having 2 ongoing projects (1 DST, Govt. of Odisha project as PI & 1 Centre of Excellence project funded by OHEPEE, Govt. of Odisha as PI). He has successfully guided 1 Ph.D. scholar (4 Continuing), 2 M.Tech. students, 3 M.Pharm. students and 5 M.Sc. students (4 Continuing). He has also published 20 research papers in various peer-reviewed journals of high repute.

Dr. Sunil K. Behera
Assistant Professor
Ph.D.(Utkal University)
Bioprocess Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology
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Dr. Sunil K. Behera has completed his Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, India after obtaining his M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. He joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioscience & Bioinformatics, Berhampur University in October 2021. Before joining Berhampur University, he was working as Assistant Professor at Khallikote University, Berhampur from May 2018 to September 2021. He has gained Post-Doctoral Research experiences from the Mineral Processing and Technology Research Centre, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg from 2014 to 2017, and the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, the Republic of South Africa from 2017 to 2018. �He was selected for the NSERC CREATE, Mine of Knowledge Scholarship - 2018, in Canada. He has acquired research experience in Bioprocess Technology and Industrial Biotechnology. He has research experience in the development of microbial extraction processes for the recovery of metal values from secondary mineral sources and industrial wastes. He worked on the development of bioactive molecules as green reagents for mineral flotation and beneficiation. He has experience in the development of microbial coal de-sulfurization and degradation of organosulfur compounds in petrochemicals. He has published his research work in the journals of international repute.

Dr. Saswat S. Mohapatra
Assistant Professor
Ph.D.(Utkal University)
Microbial Genetics and Genomics
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Dr. Saswat S. Mohapatra completed his MSc in Microbiology from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar in 2003, and obtained PhD in Life Science from the DBT-Institute of Life Sciences (Utkal University), Bhubaneswar in 2010. He did his postdoctoral research at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), Kansas City, USA (2009-2012) and the Interdisciplinary Research Institute, CNRS, France (2012- 2014). After returning to India, he served briefly at the CSIR- Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and DBT- Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad. He started his teaching career as an Assistant Professor at the SRM University, Chennai in 2016, and then moved to Khallikote University in 2018. Dr. Mohapatra has more than ten years of research/ teaching experience. His current research focus includes Antimicrobial Resistance and Epigenetic Regulation of the Bacterial Cell Cycle. Dr. Mohapatra has published several research articles in journals of international repute. He is a life member of the Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) and Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI), and a member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC). He is also serving as Editor of the journals Frontiers in Microbiology and PLoS One and a reviewer of several journals.

Dr. Aditya K. Panda
Assistant Professor
Ph.D.(Utkal University)
Immunogenetics and Computational Biology
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Dr. Aditya K Panda completed his master's degree in Botany from Ravenshaw (Auto) College, Cuttack, and earned his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Utkal University Bhubaneswar (Institute of Life Sciences Bhubaneswar). During his Ph.D. he worked on the immunogenetics of infectious diseases like malaria and filariasis. He has been awarded INSPIRE Faculty award-2012 in the area of Biomedical Sciences from the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, and joined as an INSPIRE Faculty at the level of Assistant Professor in the Centre for Life Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi on March 2014. He joined the Department of Bioscience and Bioinformatics, Khallikote University Berhampur, as an Assistant Professor in July 2018 and moved to Berhampur University on 1st October 2021 with the amalgamation of Khallikote University with Berhampur University. His current area of research is immunogenetics of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, a possible link between autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases, and epidemiological analysis of COVID-19. He has authored more than 85 international publications and successfully executed two major projects. Dr. Panda is an editorial member of PLOS ONE journal.

Mr. Tapan K. Singh Nayak
Assistant Professor
Ph.D, Central University of Hyderabad (Submitted)
Inflammation and Cell Signalling
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Tapan K. Singh Nayak has completed his M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Hyderabad in the year 2009. He has qualified CSIR-UGC-JRF 2010 in Life Sciences and GATE 2010 in Life Sciences. He is pursuing his Ph.D. from Dr. Reddy�s Institute of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad. In the year 2018, he joined as an Assistant Professor in Khallikote University, Berhampur and since October, 2021 he is serving as an Assistant Professor in Berhampur University. His research area of interest precisely focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying macrophage inflammatory responses. He has published his research work in several reputed peer-reviewed journals.



The department has separate laboratories for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology research. Additional instrumentation as and when required is made available to the students through research collaborations. Every year, the department also provides research guidance to project students. This includes short term to six months training/projects programs for post graduate students.


The Department of Biotechnology offers teaching in classrooms with modern facilities and the well-qualified faculty members ensure understanding of fundamental concepts with a view to lay a strong foundation.


The University have a state-of-the-art Central Library (RP Padhi Library) with adequate number of air-conditioned reading rooms and round the clock Library with Journals, e-resources, multilingual newspapers, divergent magazines. Thedigital library has access to a large number of databases related to interdisciplinary subjects including the core subjects of science and technology.


The department has specific laboratory for each of the P.G. 1st year and 2nd year students, a common Central Instrument facility is available in the Department. In addition, following research-oriented laboratories are available-

Biochemistry Lab: One

Microbiology Lab: One

Plant Cell Culture Facility: One

Animal Cell Culture Facility: One

Bioprocess Engineering Lab: One

Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics Lab: One

Computational Biology Lab: One

Major Lab Equipment available

Thermal cycler [Biorad/Eppendorf/Hi-Media]: Three

Real Time PCR [Biorad]: One

Vis- Spectrophotometer [Systronics]: one

UV-Vis Spectrophotometer [Thermo Scientific/ Systronics]: Two

Gel Documentation System [Biorad]: One

Chemidoc System [Biorad]: One

Refrigerated Centrifuge [Remi/ Eppendorf]: Three

Microcentrifuge (Remi/Tarson]: Four

Vertical Electrophoresis systems [LifeTech/ Biorad]: 05

Horizontal Electrophoresis systems [LifeTech/ Biorad]: 08

Electroblotting Apparatus (Biorad): Two

Laminar Air Flow [BD Biosci/Rescholar]: Three

Autoclave [Smita Scientific]: One

Shaking Incubator [Accumax/ REMI]: Two

Plant Growth Chamber [Osworld]: One

Quartz Double Distillation Unit [Borosil]: One

Millipore Water purification system: One

pH Meter [Eutech]: Two

-80 C Deep freezer [Bluestar]: One

-20 C Deep freezer [Bluestar/Cellfrost/ Remi] : 05 no

Phase Contrast Microscope (Magnus): One

Stereo-Zoom Microscope (Magnus): One

Nanodrop Spectrophotometer (Nabi): One

Carbon dioxide Incubator [Memmert]: One

ELISA Plate Reader (Biorad): One

Shaking Water bath (REMI): Two

BoD Incubator (BD Bioscience): One

Rotary Evaporator (Equitron): One

High Precission Balance (ACZET): Two

ICE Flaker (IKON): One

Study Tour and Industrial Visits

Each year the M. Sc Biotechnology students will visit to National Research Laboratories and Industries to enhance the research acumen as well as their Bio-entrepreneurship skill.

Student Project Work

As a part of the course curriculum all the Post Graduate students must have to do in house project during their fourth semester.


Themes of Research

The faculty members of the PG Department of Biotechnology have been pursuing research in various domains of Biotechnology such as Plant Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Functional Genomics, Bioprocess Engineering, Microbial Genetic, Immunogenetics, Biodiversity Conservation etc. All the faculty members have good track record of publication in SCI journals of high repute.

Research Projects (Completed/Ongoing)

Name of Faculty Project title Funding agency Duration Sanctioned amount Status

Dr. Manoj K Panda (PI)

Quantitative assessment, molecular profiling and conservation of two endemic, threaten and medicinal Cycas species of Odisha,

DST, Govt. of Odisha

03 Years


Rs. 9.06 Lakhs


Prof. J. Panigrahi

Dr. S. K. Pathak

Dr. M. K. Panda

Dr. A K. Panda

Dr. S.S. Mohapatra

Dr. S.K. Behera

Dr. B.R. Meher &

Mr. T.K.S. Nayak

Bioprospecting of Ethnopharmaceuticals of Southern Odisha to explore their potential against cancer, infectious and autoimmune diseases.

OHEPEE, DHE, Govt of Odisha

(World Bank )

05 Years


Rs. 400 Lakhs (Revised)


Dr. Sunil K. Behera (PI)

Clean Coal Production by microbial flotation of ash material and coal de-sulphurization.

DST, Govt. of Odisha

03 Years


Rs. 9.86 Lakhs


Dr. Sushil K. Pathak (PI)

Molecular mechanisms of interaction between Helicobacter pylori and host cells.

DBT, Govt. of India

05 Years


Rs. 42.5 Lakhs


Dr. Saswat S. Mohapatra (PI)

Investigation into the role of bacterial two-component signaling systems in the development of resistance to polymyxins, the last resort antibiotics.

SERB-DST, Govt. of India

02 Years


Rs. 30.39



Dr. Saswat S. Mohapatra (PI)

Genetic mechanisms of Polymyxin resistance mediated via bacterial Two-component signal transduction systems.

OURIIP, DHE, Govt. of Odisha.

02 Years


Rs. 4.72 Lakhs


Prof. Jogeswar Panigrahi (PI) &

Dr. Aditya K. Panda (Co-PI)

Development and characterization of simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers in Clitoria ternatea (L.), and mapping of loci controlling Taraxerol and Delphinidin content.

SERB-DST, Govt. of India

03 Years


Rs. 36.59 Lakhs


Dr. Aditya K. Panda (PI)

Role of Toll-like receptors and identification of novel disease activity markers in systemic lupus erythematosus.

DST, Govt. of India

05 Years


Rs. 35.0 Lakhs


Major Research Publications (2018-2022):


  1. A. Pati, N. Nayak, S. Sarangi, D. Barik, S.K. Nahak, S. Padhi, A.K. Panda, CCL5 rs2107538 variant is associated with protection against SARS-Cov2 infection and related mortality: a population-based study, J Infect Dis (2022) IF-5.226.
  2. S. Padhi, S. Sarangi, N. Nayak, A. Pati, A.K. Panda, OAS1 rs1131454 genetic variant is associated with Alzheimer's disease: an epidemiological analysis, Brain (2022) IF-13.501.
  3. S. Padhi, S. Sarangi, N. Nayak, D. Barik, A. Pati, A.K. Panda, Interleukin 17A rs2275913 polymorphism is associated with susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus: A meta and trial sequential analysis, Lupus (2022) 9612033221090172 IF-2.911.
  4. S. Padhi, A. Pati, A.K. Panda, Effect of Ivermectin in the Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Trial Sequential Analysis Highlights the Requirement of Additional Randomized, Controlled Trials, Clin Infect Dis 74(6) (2022) 1120-1121 IF-9.079.


  1. D. Kar, H. Barik, A. Kuanar, S. Mukhi, P.K. Pattnaik, R. Bhuyan, M.K. Panda. Gas chromatographic methods coupled to mass spectrometry detection of leaf extracts of Symplocos racemosa Roxb.. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences (2021) 68 (4), 277-286. IF- 1.0
  2. A. Nag, K. Gupta, N. Dubey, S. K. Mishra, J. Panigrahi J. Genomic characterization of ZIP genes in pigeonpea (CcZIP) and their expression analysis among the genotypes with contrasting host response to pod borer. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants (2021) 27,2787, 2804. IF-2.391
  3. P.G. Rout, A.K. Mohanty, N. Pradhan, S.K. Biswal, S.K. Behera, Study on the Reaction Mechanism of Oxidative Microbial Desulfurization of Organic Sulfur-Rich Coal, Geomicrobiology Journal, (2021) 210-218. IF- 2.308
  4. S.S. Mohapatra, S.K. Dwibedy SK & Padhy I. Polymyxins, the last-resort antibiotics: Mode of action, resistance emergence, and potential solutions. Journal of Biosciences (2021); 46(3): 1-18. IF- 1.82
  5. D. Lahiri, M. Nag, R. Banerjee, D. Mukherjee, S. Garai, T. Sarkar, A. Dey, H.I. Sheikh, S.K. Pathak, H.A. Edinur, S. Pati, R.R. Ray. Amylases: Biofilm Inducer or Biofilm Inhibitor? Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2021;11:660048. IF- 5.29
  6. S. Ghosh, D. Lahiri, M. Nag, A. Dey, T. Sarkar, S.K. Pathak, H.A. Edinur, S. Pati, R.R. Ray. Bacterial Biopolymer: Its Role in Pathogenesis to Effective Biomaterials. Polymers (Basel). 2021, 13(8):1242. IF-4.329
  7. B. Purohit, A.K. Panda, Smoking habits correlate with the defense against SARS-CoV-2 infection in the Indian population, Hum Cell 34(4) (2021) 1282-1284 IF- 4.174.
  8. B. Purohit, A.K. Panda, Correction to: Smoking habits correlate with the defense against SARS?CoV?2 infection in the Indian population, Hum Cell 34(4) (2021) 1285 IF- 4.174.
  9. A. Pati, S. Padhi, S. Suvankar, A.K. Panda, Minor Allele of Interferon-Induced Transmembrane Protein 3 Polymorphism (rs12252) Is Covered Against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection and Mortality: A Worldwide Epidemiological Investigation, J Infect Dis 223(1) (2021) 175-178 IF-5.226.
  10. A. Pati, S. Padhi, D. Panda, S. Suvankar, A.K. Panda, A CD14 Polymorphism (C-159T rs2569190) Is Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Mortality in the European Population, J Infect Dis 224(5) (2021) 921-922 IF-5.226.
  11. A. Pati, S. Padhi, T.K.S. Nayak, A.K. Panda, Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 Genetic Variants Are Associated With Coronavirus Disease 2019, J Infect Dis 224(12) (2021) 2181-2183 IF-5.226.
  12. A. Pati, S. Padhi, S. Chaudhury, A.K. Panda, TLR3 (rs3775291) variant is not associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection and related mortality: a population-based correlation analysis, Hum Cell 34(4) (2021) 1274-1277 IF- 4.174.
  13. A.K. Panda, R. Tripathy, B.K. Das, CD14 (C-159T) polymorphism is associated with increased susceptibility to SLE, and plasma levels of soluble CD14 is a novel biomarker of disease activity: A hospital-based case-control study, Lupus 30(2) (2021) 219-227 IF-2.911.
  14. A.K. Panda, A. Pati, S. Padhi, A.K. Sahoo, B. Pradhan, Association of Granulin rs5848 (C>T) Polymorphism With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection and Mortality Rate, J Infect Dis 224(2) (2021) 366-367 IF-5.226.
  15. A.K. Panda, S. Padhi, A. Pati, T.K.S. Nayak, Efficacy of IL-6 antagonists in the treatment of COVID-19 patients: further randomized controlled trials are warranted, Hum Cell 34(6) (2021) 1943-1944 IF- 4.174.
  16. A.K. Panda, S. Padhi, Comment on: Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis, Rheumatology (Oxford) 60(6) (2021) e215 IF- 7.580.
  17. S. Padhi, S. Sahu, A. Pati, A.K. Mohanty, A.K. Panda, Minor Allele of Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1 Polymorphism (rs5498 1462A>G) Is Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Related Mortality, J Infect Dis 224(4) (2021) 734-735 IF-5.226.
  18. P.P. Naik, S. Mukhopadhyay, P.P. Praharaj, C.S. Bhol, D.P. Panigrahi, K.K. Mahapatra, S. Patra, S. Saha, A.K. Panda, K. Panda, S. Paul, P. Aich, S.K. Patra, S.K. Bhutia, Secretory clusterin promotes oral cancer cell survival via inhibiting apoptosis by activation of autophagy in AMPK/mTOR/ULK1 dependent pathway, Life Sci 264 (2021) 118722 IF- 5.037.
  19. M.Y. Areeshi, R.K. Mandal, S.A. Dar, A. Jawed, M. Wahid, M. Lohani, A.K. Panda, B.N. Mishra, N. Akhter, S. Haque, IFN-? +874 A>T (rs2430561) gene polymorphism and risk of pulmonary tuberculosis: a meta-analysis, Arch Med Sci 17(1) (2021) 177-188 IF- 3.318.


  1. B.R. Sahu, R.K. Kampa, A. Padhi, A.K. Panda, C-reactive protein: A promising biomarker for poor prognosis in COVID-19 infection, Clin Chim Acta 509 (2020) 91-94 IF- 3.786 .
  2. S.C. Rath, S. Seth, S.K. Mishra, P.K. Yadav, A.K. Gupta, J. Panigrahi, Genetic homogeneity assessment of in vitro-regenerated plantlets of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L. and comparative evaluation of bioactive metabolites and antioxidant activity. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant (2020) 56 (1), 72-87. IF- 1.45
  3. S.S. Mohapatra, A. Fioravanti, P. Vandame, C. Spriet, F. Pini, C. Bompard, R. Blossey, O. Valette, E.G. Biondi, Methylation -dependent transcriptional regulation of crescentin gene (creS) by GcrA in Caulobacter crescentus. Molecular Microbiology 2020; 114(1): 127-139. IF- 3.89
  4. A. Pati, H. Mahto, S. Padhi, A.K. Panda, ACE deletion allele is associated with susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection and mortality rate: An epidemiological study in the Asian population, Clin Chim Acta 510 (2020) 455-458 IF- 3.786.
  5. N. Nasim, I.S. Sandeep, A. Sahoo, S. Das, M.K. Panda, L. Acharya, V.V. RamaRao, S. Nayak, S. Mohanty. Population genetic structure and diversity analysis in economically important Pandanus odorifer (Forssk.) Kuntze accessions employing ISSR and SSR markers. Industrial Crops and Products, (2020) 143, 11894. IF- 4.1
  6. A.K. Panda, R. Tripathy, B.K. Das, Plasmodium falciparum Infection May Protect a Population from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection, J Infect Dis 222(9) (2020) 1570-1571 IF-5.226.
  7. A.K. Panda, A. Padhi, B.A.K. Prusty, CCR5 ?32 minorallele is associated with susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection and death: An epidemiological investigation, Clin Chim Acta 510 (2020) 60-61 IF- 3.786.
  8. A.K. Panda, A. Padhi, Association between IL-1? polymorphisms and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis: Requirement of a multiple comparison correction, Int Immunopharmacol 86 (2020) 106739 IF- 4.932.
  9. S. Padhi, S. Suvankar, V.K. Panda, A. Pati, A.K. Panda, Lower levels of vitamin D are associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection and mortality in the Indian population: An observational study, Int Immunopharmacol 88 (2020) 107001 IF- 4.932.
  10. S. Padhi, S. Suvankar, D. Dash, V.K. Panda, A. Pati, J. Panigrahi, A.K. Panda, ABO blood group system is associated with COVID-19 mortality: An epidemiological investigation in the Indian population, Transfus Clin Biol 27(4) (2020) 253-258 IF- 1.406.
  11. N. Nath, P. Mishra, A.K. Panda, R. Mishra, Polymorphisms and haplotypes of TLR4, TLR9 and CYP1A1 genes possibly interfere with high-risk human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer susceptibility in Jharkhand, India, Int Immunopharmacol 88 (2020) 106925 IF- 4.932.
  12. A. Naik, S.K. Mishra, A. Nag, G.K. Soren, A.K. Panda, S.K. Panda, J. Panigrahi, Cross-genera amplification of Cajanus spp. specific SSR markers in Clitoria ternatea (L.) and their application in genetic diversity studies, Physiol Mol Biol Plants 26(12) (2020) 2371-2390 IF- 2.391.
  13. H. Mahto, A. Pati, S.K. Sahu, H.P. Sharma, A. Padhi, A.K. Panda, Association of MBL-2 gene polymorphisms with systemic lupus erythematosus: an updated meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis, Lupus 29(10) (2020) 1227-1237 IF-2.911.
  14. B.M. Krishna, S. Jana, A.K. Panda, D. Horne, S. Awasthi, R. Salgia, S.S. Singhal, Association of TGF-?1 Polymorphisms with Breast Cancer Risk: A Meta-Analysis of Case-Control Studies, Cancers (Basel) 12(2) (2020) IF-6.639.
  15. R.K. Mandal, M. Wahid, A. Jawed, S.A. Dar, A.K. Panda, N. Akhter, M. Lohani, B.N. Mishra, S. Khan, M.Y. Areeshi, S. Haque, A trial sequential meta-analysis of IFN-? +874 A>T (rs2430561) gene polymorphism and extrapulmonary tuberculosis risk, Microb Pathog 130 (2019) 1-9 IF- 3.738.


  1. R.K. Mandal, M.A. Khan, A. Hussain, S.A. Dar, S. Aloufi, A. Jawed, M. Wahid, A.K. Panda, M. Lohani, N. Akhter, S. Khan, B.N. Mishra, S. Haque, Association of MBL2 gene polymorphisms with pulmonary tuberculosis susceptibility: trial sequence meta-analysis as evidence, Infect Drug Resist 12 (2019) 185-210 IF- 4.003.
  2. R.K. Mandal, M.A. Khan, A. Hussain, N. Akhter, A. Jawed, S.A. Dar, M. Wahid, A.K. Panda, M. Lohani, B.N. Mishra, S. Haque, A trial sequential meta-analysis of TNF-? -308G>A (rs800629) gene polymorphism and susceptibility to colorectal cancer, Biosci Rep 39(1) (2019) IF- 3.840.
  3. H. Mahto, R. Tripathy, B.R. Meher, B.K. Prusty, M. Sharma, D. Deogharia, A.K. Saha, A.K. Panda, B.K. Das, TNF-? promoter polymorphisms (G-238A and G-308A) are associated with susceptibility to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and P. falciparum malaria: a study in malaria endemic area, Sci Rep 9(1) (2019) 11752 IF- 4.379.
  4. M. Alam, T. Kashyap, P. Mishra, A.K. Panda, S. Nagini, R. Mishra, Role and regulation of proapoptotic Bax in oral squamous cell carcinoma and drug resistance, Head Neck 41(1) (2019) 185-197 IF-3.147 .
  5. A.K. Panda, B.K. Das, Perplexing Role of Galectin 9 in Experimental Lupus Models: Comment on the Article by Zeggar et al, Arthritis Rheumatol 70(9) (2018) 1530-1531 IF- 10.995.
  6. A. Naik, A.K. Patel, S.K. Mishra, A. Nag, J. Panigrahi, Characterization of intraspecific hybrid in Clitoria ternatea (L.) using morpho-physiological, cytogenetic, metabolic and molecular markers. Caryologia (Taylor and Francis) (2019): 72 (3) 11-22. IF- 1.174
  7. J.P. Awasthi, B. Saha, J. Panigrahi, E. Yanase, H. Koyama, S.K. Panda, Redox balance, metabolic fingerprint and physiological characterization in contrasting North East Indian rice for Aluminum stress tolerance. Scientfic Reports (Nature Publishing Group) (2019), 9: 8681. IF- 4.01
  8. S. Sahoo, B. Saha, J.P. Awasthi, T. Omisun, P. Borgohain, S. Hussain, J. Panigrahi, S.K. Panda, Physiological introspection into differential drought tolerance in rice cultivars of North-east India. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum (Springer) (2019) 41: 53. IF- 1.608
  9. S.K. Mishra, A. Nag, A. Naik, S.C. Rath, K. Gupta, A. K. Gupta, J. Panigrahi, Characterization of host response to bruchids (Callosobruchus chinensis and C. maculatus) in 39 genotypes belongs to 12 Cajanus spp. and assessment of molecular diversity inter se. J Stored Products Research (Elsevier) (2019) 81: 76-90. IF- 1.954
  10. H.G. Gebremariam, K.R. Qazi, T. Somiah, S.K. Pathak, H.Sj linder, E. Sverremark Ekstrm, A.B. Jonsson. Lactobacillus gasseri Suppresses the Production of Proinflammatory Cytokines in Helicobacter pylori-Infected Macrophages by Inhibiting the Expression of ADAM17. Front. Immunol. (2019) 4;10:2326. IF- 4.716
  11. N. Nasim, I.S. Sandeep, A. Sahoo, S. Das, M.K. Panda, L. Acharya, V.V. RamaRao, S. Nayak, S. Mohanty. Population genetic structure and diversity analysis in economically important Pandanus odorifer (Forssk.) Kuntze accessions employing ISSR and SSR markers. Industrial Crops and Products (2019). IF- 4.1
  12. B. Jena, A.K. Giri, B. Biswal, L. Acharya, M.K. Panda. Cultivar identification in Tabernaemontana divaricata (L.) R. Br. ex Roem. & Schult. using universal barcode markers. Gene Reports (2019), 17, 100467.
  13. S.K. Kabi, D. Kar, A. Shrivastava, A. Kuanar, M.K. Panda. (2019). Patterns of Genetic Variation in a Rare and Endangered Plant: Symplocos racemosa. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions A: Science (2019). IF- 0.69


  1. S. Seth, J. Panigrahi. In vitro multiplication of Abutilon indicum (L.) Sweet through callus mediated organogenesis and assessment of genetic fidelity using ISSR markers. J Horticultural Science and Biotechnology (2018): 94(1): 70-79. IF- 1.044
  2. S. Panda, S.K. Mishra, A. Naik, S.K. Sahu, J. Panigrahi. In vitro propagation of Cajanus cajan C. cajanifolius hybrid and its characterization using cyto-morphological and SSR markers. The Nucleus (2018): 61(2): 83-93. IF- 0.41
  3. S.K. Mishra, M.L.R. Macedo, S.K. Panda, J. Panigrahi. Bruchid pest management in pulses: Past practices, present status and use of modern breeding tools for development of resistant varieties. Annals of Applied Biology (2018): 172 : 4-19. IF- 2.04
  4. P. Purohit, P.K. Mohanty, S. Patel, P. Das, J. Panigrahi, K. Das. Comparative study of Clinical Presentation and Haematological indices in hospitalized sickle cell patients infected with severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria. J Infection and Public Health (2018): 11(3): 321-325. IF- 2.48
  5. P. Khara, S.S. Mohapatra, I. Biswas, Role of CovR phosphorylation in gene transcription in Streptococcus mutans. Microbiology; 164 (2018): 704715. IF- 2.0
  6. S.K. Behera, M. Manjaiaha, S. Sekar, S.K. Panda, M. Vuyo, A.F. Mulaba-Bafubiandi. Optimization of microbial leaching of base metals from a South African sulphidic nickel ore concentrate by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. Geomicrobiology Journal (2018),35,447-459. IF- 1.6
  7. R. Tavares, S.K. Pathak. Induction of TNF, CXCL8 and IL-1? in macrophages by Helicobacter pylori secreted protein HP1173 occurs via MAP-kinases, NF-?B and AP-1 signaling pathways. Microbial Pathogenesis (2018);125:295-305. IF- 2.51
  8. S.K. Patra, C. Vemulawada, M.M. Soren, J.K. Sundaray, M.K. Panda, H.K. Barman. Molecular characterization and expression patterns of Nanog gene validating its involvement in the embryonic development and maintenance of spermatogonial stem cells of farmed carp, Labeo rohita. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology (2018), 9:45. IF- 3.44
  9. D. Kar, A. Kuanar, M.K. Panda, P.K. Pattnaik. Analysis of Antimicrobial Activities of Different Parts of Symplocos racemosa: an Endangered Medicinal Plant of Eastern Ghats of India, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions A: Science (2018), 42(3): 1077-1085. IF- 0.69
  10. S.K. Behera, M. Manjaiaha, S. Sekar, S.K. Panda, M. Vuyo, A. F. Mulaba-Bafubiandi. Optimization of microbial leaching of base metals from a South African sulphidic nickel ore concentrate by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. Geomicrobiology Journal, (2018), 35, 447-459. IF- 2.308
  11. R.K. Mandal, S.A. Dar, A. Jawed, M. Wahid, M. Lohani, A.K. Panda, B.N. Mishra, N. Akhter, M.Y. Areeshi, S. Haque, Impact of LMP7 (rs2071543) gene polymorphism in increasing cancer risk: evidence from a meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis, Oncotarget 9(5) (2018) 6572-6585 IF- 4.147.
  12. H. Mahto, R. Tripathy, B.K. Das, A.K. Panda, Association between vitamin D receptor polymorphisms and systemic lupus erythematosus in an Indian cohort, Int J Rheum Dis 21(2) (2018) 468-476 IF- 2.454.
  13. B.M. Krishna, S. Chaudhary, A.K. Panda, D.R. Mishra, S.K. Mishra, Her2 (Ile)655(Val) polymorphism and its association with breast cancer risk: an updated meta-analysis of case-control studies, Sci Rep 8(1) (2018) 7427 IF- 4.379.
  14. S. Khan, S.A. Dar, R.K. Mandal, A. Jawed, M. Wahid, A.K. Panda, M. Lohani, B.N. Mishra, N. Akhter, S. Haque, Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Gene I/D Polymorphism Is Associated With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Susceptibility: An Updated Meta-Analysis and Trial Sequential Analysis, Front Physiol 9 (2018) 1793 IF- 4.566.


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Prof. Jogeswar Panigrahi
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