Dr. Soham Ray


Agricultural Biotechnology


Application of functional genomics to understand basic biological pathways operative in jute; Understanding molecular mechanism of biotic stress resistance/tolerance in jute involving cultivated and wild gene pool.


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  1. Identification of host genes related to stem rot disease resistance in jute and development of segregating population for resistance gene mapping
  2. Genetic improvement of jute and mesta for diversified end use
  3. Identification of sources and mechanism of resistance among the wild and cultivated accessions of jute against Lepidopteran pest complex


  1. INSPIRE Fellowship by Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India in 2010.
  2. CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship in 2008 in the subject of LIFE SCIENCES by Human Resource Development Group, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi.
  3. DBT Junior Research Fellowship in 2008 conducted by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.

  1. Ray S, Singh PK, Gupta DK, Mahato AK, Sarkar C, Rathour R, Singh NK and Sharma TR (2016) Analysis of Magnaporthe oryzae Genome Reveals a Fungal Effector, Which Is Able to Induce Resistance Response in Transgenic Rice Line Containing Resistance Gene, Pi54. Front. Plant Sci, 7: 1140. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01140

  2. Ray S, Bose LK, Ray J, Ngangkham U, Katara JL, Samantaray S, Behera L, Anumalla M, Singh ON, Chen M, Wing RA, Mohapatra T (2016) Development and validation of cross-transferable and polymorphic DNA markers for detecting alien genome introgression in Oryza sativa from Oryza brachyantha. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 291(4): 1783-1794. DOI: 10.1007/s00438-016-1214-z

  3. Ray S, Vijayan J and Sarkar RK (2016) Germination Stage Oxygen Deficiency (GSOD): An Emerging Stress in the Era of Changing Trends in Climate and Rice Cultivation Practice. Front Frontiers in Plant Science. 7:671. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00671

  4. Vijayan, J., Senapati, S., Ray, S., Chakraborty, K., Molla, K.A., Basak, N., Pradhan, B., Yeasmin, L., Chattopadhyay, K. and Sarkar, R.K., 2018. Transcriptomic and physiological studies identify cues for germination stage oxygen deficiency tolerance in rice. Environmental and experimental botany, 147: 234-248. DOI: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2017.12.013

  5. Satya P., Chakraborty A, Sarkar D, Karan M, Das D, Mandal NA, Saha D, Datta S, Ray S Kar CS and Karmakar PG, 2018. Transcriptome profiling uncovers β-galactosidases of diverse domain classes influencing hypocotyl development in jute (Corchorus capsularis L.). Phytochemistry, 156: 20-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2018.08.017