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Name Professor DP Sarkar
(Professor Debi Prasad Sarkar)
FNA ID P11-1556
Address Department of Biochemistry, University of Delhi, South Campus,
City New Delhi
Pin Code 110021
Country India
Gender Male
Specialization Biochemistry, Molecular Virology, Molecular Cell Biology, Cell Signaling, Biotechnology & Membrane Biology
Service in the Council
Qualification PhD
Membership FNASc, FASc
  Year of Election 2011  
E-mail dpsarkar59@rediffmail.com, debi.sarkar@south.du.ac.in
Personal Website

 Awarded Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award Biology 1998

Elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore 2007

Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, 1994

Elected Member of Guha Research Conference, 1994

Served as Head, Dean, Academic Council Member, Excecutive Council Member of Delhi University

Recipient of Bimal K Bachhawat Memorial Lecture Award of the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, 2011

Elected Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology (WAST), December 2011.


Selected for delivering the Platinum Jubilee Lecture in the Section of New Biology (including Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology and Biotechnology) at the 102nd Indian Science Congress to be held at University of Mumbai, Mumbai during January 3-7, 2015.

Awarded a Gold Medal from the Banaras Hindu University for standing first in the M.Sc. (Biochemistry) examination in 1980.

  International Union Against Cancer (Switzerland).

   Biophysical Society (USA).

 The New York Academy of Sciences (USA, By Invitation).


 Molecular Immunology Forum (India, Elected)

Co-Convenor CSIR/UGC NET Examination Board

     Expert Member of the task force of “Animal Science Committee”, CSIR

      Elected Member, NII Finance Committee

     Panel of Expert in National Institute of Biologicals, Noida

 Elected Member Sectional Committee X, INSA, New Delhi w.e.f. 1st January 2014

   Expert Member, DBT task force, IYBA

  Member, Advisory Committee, School of Biotechnology, JNU

 Elected Member Sectional Committee “General Biology”, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, wef. 1st January, 2016

Virosome technology has been licensed to the Panacea Biotech Ltd., New Delhi, through NRDC, NEW DELHI, MoU signed, March, 2002. Technology transfer process has been completed and one time Royalty (Rs. 25 Lakhs) received by University of Delhi. As of now, commercialization is awaited.


   An active collaboration (preclinical studies with a Gunn rat model, supported jointly by NRDC, New Delhi and AECOM, USA) is going on since June, 2006 with Prof. Jayanta Roy-Chowdhury, for treating jaundice (Crigler-Najjar Syndrome, Type I Jaundice) with Sendai virus based F-virosome entrapped bilirubin-UDP glucouronysyl transferase (BUGT) gene to liver cells. Studies are completed (published in the Hepatology, Sept, 2009 issue) and based on the results, a PCT application has been filed and accepted in 2011.


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