(03222)   282-243

Adinpunya Mitra


Ph.D. (East Anglia, UK)

Specialization :
Applied Botany & Agricultural Biotechnology

Phone :
03222-283168 (O), 09434009523 (M)

E-mail :
adin@iitkgp.ac.in, adinpunya@gmail.com


  • Metabolite profiling of bioactive xanthones from Gentianaceae plants for developing herbal products
  • Understanding early steps of xanthone biosynthesis in Gentianaceae plants
  • Elucidation of enzymatic routes to phenolic fragrance formation in Hemidesmus indicus roots
  • Bioprospecting of Arecaceae (palm family) fruit wastes for harnessing bioactive secondary metabolites
  • Molecular regulation of hydroxybenzoate biosynthesis in hairy roots of carrot
  • Understanding benzenoid scent volatile emission in tuberose flowers
  • Predicting quality assessment in tea plants (Darjeeling clones) adopted and cultivated in tropical climate at Kharagpur using biochemical and molecular tools


  • DAAD Research Stay Scholarship 2012
  • INSA-DFG Bilateral Exchange Fellowship, 2009
  • DAAD short-term Scholarship, 2008
  • Biotechnology Overseas Associateship (long-term) of DBT and concurrent Sabbatical Leave, 2006-2007
  • Young Scientist Research Grant of International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden, 2005
  • Young Scientist Travel Fellowship from 17th International Botanical Congress, Austria, 2005
  • Career Award for Young Teachers of AICTE, 2004
  • Fast-Track Young Scientist Grant of DST, 2001
  • Commonwealth Scholarship in England, 1996-1999


  • Kundu, A., Jawali, N., and Mitra, A. (2012). “Shikimate pathway modulates the elicitor-teated accumulation of fragrant 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzaldehyde in Hemidesmus indicus roots”, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Elsevier, 56: 104-108.
  • Kumar, M., Moon, U.R., and Mitra, A. (2012), “Rapid separation of carotenes and evaluation of antioxidant capacity from ripened fruit waste of Areca catechu, a plantation crop of agro-industrial importance”, Industrial Crops and Products, Elsevier, 40: 204-209.
  • Sircar, D., Mukherjee, C., Beuerle, T. and Mitra, A. (2011), “Characterization of p-hydroxybenzaldehyde dehydrogenase, the final enzyme of p-hydroxybenzoic acid biosynthesis in hairy roots of Daucus carota”, Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, Springer, 33, 2019-2024.
  • Sircar, D. and Mitra, A. (2009), “Accumulation of phydroxybenzoic acid in hairy roots of Daucus carota 2: Confirming the biosynthetic steps through feeding of inhibitors and precursors”, Journal of Plant Physiology, Elsevier, 166, 1370-1380.
  • Gaid, M.M, Sircar, D., Beuerle, T., Mitra, A. and Beerhues, L. (2009), “Benzaldehyde dehydrogenase from chitosan-treated Sorbus aucuparia cell cultures”, Journal of Plant Physiology, Elsevier, 166, 1343-1349.
  • Chakraborty, M., Karun, A. and Mitra, A. (2009), “Accumulation of phenylpropanoid derivatives in chitosan-induced cell suspension culture of Cocos nucifera”, Journal of Plant Physiology, Elsevier, 166, 63-71.
  • Chakraborty, D., Sircar, D. and Mitra, A. (2008), “Phenylalanine ammonia lyase-mediated biosynthesis of 2- hydroxy-4-methoxybenzaldehyde in Hemidesmus indicus roots”, Journal of Plant Physiology, Elsevier, 165, 1033-1040.
  • Sircar, D. and Mitra, A. (2008), “Evidence for phydroxybenzoate formation involving phenylpropanoid sidechain cleavage in hairy roots of Daucus carota”, Journal of Plant Physiology, Elsevier, 165, 407-414.
  • Sircar, D., Dey, G. and Mitra A. (2007), A validated HPLC method for simultaneous determination of 2-hydroxy-4- methoxybenzaldehyde and 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzoic acid in root organs of Hemidesmus indicus”, Chromatographia, Springer, 65, 349-353.
  • Chakraborty, M., Das, K., Dey, G. and Mitra, A. (2006), “Unusually high quantity of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid accumulation in cell wall of palm mesocarps” Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, Elsevier, 34, 509-513.