Dr. Dipnarayan Saha

Principal Scientist

Agricultural Biotechnology


RESEARCH AREAS



Genomics and epigenomics of jute and flax for qualitative genetic improvement and centromere biology; gene prospecting for heat stress adaptation in flax; large-scale molecular marker development through bioinformatics and database development; machine learning in plant genomics data using bioinformatics and computational biology; genomics of microbes used in jute and allied fibres


CONTACTS



Tel: 
Mobile: 7044190174

E-mail Address:
dipnarayan.saha@icar.gov.in
dipsaha72@yahoo.com

PROJECTS

  1. The impact of Heat Shock Factors in regulating heat stress induced epigenomic changes: a case study in flax (Linum spp.). PI; Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST; 37.09 lakhs.
  2. Genetic improvement of flax (Linum usitatissimum) for higher fibre productivity and fibre quality. Co-PI; ICAR-CRIJAF
  3. Mining novel alleles for genome engineering applications for herbicide and stress tolerance in jute and allied fibers. Co-PI; ICAR-CRIJAF
  4. Environment friendly low-cost retting technology for jute and metagenomics of retting microbiome. Co-PI; ICAR-CRIJAF

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  1. Fulbright-Nehru Fellow at University of Georgia, Athens, USA (2013-14)
  2. Fellow Society of Applied Biotechnology (2012)
  3. ICAR-Jawaharlal Nehru Award (2008)
  4. Amitava Memorial Gold medal (1996), Visva Bharati University (BSc Agri)
10 IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

  1. Saha D, Mukherjee P, Dutta S, Meena K, Sarkar SK, Mandal AB, Dasgupta T, Mitra J. (2019). Genomic insights into HSFs as candidate genes for high-temperature stress adaptation and gene editing with minimal off-target effects in flax. Scientific Reports, 9: 5581. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41936-1

  2. Choudhary SB, Saha D, Sharma HK, Chowdhury I, Kumar AA, Jambhulkar SK, Mitra J. (2019). Transcriptional analysis of a delayed-flowering mutant under short-day conditions reveal genes related to photoperiodic response in tossa jute (Corchorus olitorius L.). Industrial Crops and Products, 132: 476-486.

  3. Saha D, Rana RS, Das S, Datta S, Mitra J, Cloutier SJ, You FM. (2018). Genome-wide regulatory gene-derived SSRs reveal genetic differentiation and population structure in fiber flax genotypes. Journal of Applied Genetics, 60(1): 13-25.

  4. Saha D, Rana RS, Chakraborty S, Datta S, Kumar AA, Chakraborty AK and Karmakar PG. (2017). Development of a set of SSR markers for genetic polymorphism detection and interspecific hybrid jute breeding. The Crop Journal, 5(5): 416-429.

  5. Qi P, Gimode D, Saha D, Schröder S, Chakraborty D, Wang X, Dida MM, Malmberg RL, Devos KM. (2018). UGbS-Flex, a novel bioinformatics pipeline for imputation-free SNP discovery in polyploids without a reference genome: finger millet as a case study. BMC Plant Biology, 18(1): 117. doi: 10.1186/s12870-018-1316-3.