Dr. Souvik Basak

Dr. Souvik Basak
Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry/ Biotechnology Dr. B.C. Roy College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Sciences, Durgapur, WB, India.
 
Biography
Dr. Souvik Basak is currently working as Assistant Professor in Dr. B.C. Roy College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Sciences, Durgapur, WB, India. He has specialized in Pharmaceutical chemistry in his Master?s and biotechnology (or biochemical engineering) during his PhD. The personal has special expertise on Genetic engineering and Directed evolution. He also has knowledge and enzymology, enzyme isolation, purification, enzyme assay and kinetics, and biocatalysis involving rDNA technology. He worked in the first group (Singapore lab) to engineer cAMP receptor protein of E. coli to transcriptionally rewire entire metabolic pathway for improvement of cell tolerance in bioreactor or fermentor. He is the first person to design trinomial bioengineering involving transporter engineering, strain engineering and rDNA engineering to augment microbial biocatalysis which has been published in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (Elsevier). He has been approved of several projects involving various Private and Govt. agencies. He is continuously trying to innovate new things bridging both chemistry and bioengineering
 
Research Interest
The candidate?s working research interest as stated above is to innovate new things bridging both chemistry and bioengineering. However it is his relentless effort to address social issues for benefit of the society. Amongst many, three of his dream projects are 1) Development of a bioremediation system to solve waste management especially from industrial effluent that will be cheap, efficient, renewable and accessible to any part of society (or industry). 2) Development of new antibiotic effective against antibiotic-resistant strains. 3) Discovery of new drugs from industrially expired or degraded products.