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Personal Details

Designation : Assistant Professor Department : Biological Sciences E-Mail : sdatta@iiserb.ac.in Phone : +91 755 269 1419, 669 1419 Fax : +91 755 669 2392



Awards and Fellowships


  • IYBA (Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award) by Department of Biotechnology, India (2014)
  • Ramalingaswami Fellowship by Department of Biotechnology, India (2013). 

  • EMBO Long term Fellowship for post doctoral research (availed in 2010).

  • HFSP Long-term Fellowship (2009)-not availed

  • Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship (IEF) for post doctoral studies (2008)

  • University Gold Medal Award in M.Sc. Biotechnology (2003) awarded by the then President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

  • CSIR-UGC JRF and NET in Life Sciences (2003)

  • University Gold Medal Award in B.Sc. Botany (2001)

Academic Details


  • 2013 (Oct) Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, IISER, Bhopal

  • 2009-2013 Postdoctoral Marie Curie and EMBO Fellow, University of Oxford, UK

  • 2003-2008 Ph.D., Plant Molecular Biology, Gothenburg University, Sweden.

  • 2001-2003 M.Sc., Biotechnology, Pondicherry Central University, India.

  • 1998-2001 B.Sc., Botany (Honours), Kalyani University, India.

    Research


    • Root hairs as a model to study cell growth in plants

    • Root hairs as a tool to improve nutrient assimilation under low nutrient conditions.

    • Symbiotic interactions between root and soil microbes to enhance plant growth and productivity.

    • Role of the B-box family of transcription factors in light signaling in plants

    Publication


    • Datta, S., Prescott, H., Dolan, L. Intensity of a pulse of RSL4 transcription factor synthesis determines Arabidopsis root hair cell size. Nature Plants (2015) 1:15138
    • Datta S, Kumar RS, Ayyadurai N, Kumar S, Sakthivel N (2004). Polysaccharides of Pseudomonas pathovar strains that infect pea, tomato and soyabean. Curr Microbiol. 49:35-41. (IF-1.51)

    • Datta, S., Hettiarachchi, G.H., Deng, X.W., and Holm, M. (2006). Arabidopsis CONSTANS-LIKE3 is a positive regulator of red light signaling and root growth. Plant Cell 18: 70-84. (IF-10.224)

    • Datta, S., Hettiarachchi, G.H., Johansson, H., and Holm, M. (2007). SALT TOLERANCE HOMOLOG2, a B-box protein in Arabidopsis that activates transcription and positively regulates light-mediated development. Plant Cell 19: 3242-3255. (IF-10.224)

    • Datta, S., Johansson, H., Hettiarachchi, G.H., and Holm, M. (2008). STH2 has 2 B there: An insight into the role of B-box containing proteins in Arabidopsis. Plant Signal Behav 3(8): 547-548. (IF-2.0)

    • Datta, S., Johansson, H., Hettiarachchi, G.H., Irigoyen, M.L., Desai, M., Rubio, V., and Holm, M. (2008). LZF1/SALT TOLERANCE HOMOLOG3, an Arabidopsis B-Box Protein involved in light-dependent development and gene expression, undergoes COP1-mediated ubiquitination. Plant Cell 20: 2324-38. (IF-10.224)

    • Sourav Datta & Chul Min Kim & Monica Pernas & Nuno D. Pires & Hélène Proust & Thomas Tam & Priya Vijayakumar & Liam Dolan (2011) Root hairs: development, growth and evolution at the plant-soil interfacePlant Soil 346:1–14 (IF- 2.733)

    • Gangappa, S.N., Crocco, C.D., Johansson, H., Datta, S., Hettiarachchi, G.H., Holm, M. and Botto, J.F. (2013) The Arabidopsis B-BOX protein BBX25 interacts with HY5, negatively regulating BBX22 expression to suppress seedling photomorphogenesis. Plant Cell 25(4): 1243-57 (IF-10.224)

    Group


    • Postdoc

      Dr. Souvika Bakshi

      PhD

      Neha Upadhyay

      Arpita Yadav

      Yadukrishnan Prem

      Nevedha Ravindran

      Project Assistant

      Nikhil Job

      Jagriti Banerjee

      BS-MS

      Minu Nair (5th year)

      Chetanbala Hijam (5th year)

      Positions available

      Candidates interested in plant research should send email to sdatta@iiserb.ac.in with their CV and expression of interest.