About Director

Dr. Saptarshi Chatterjee

Dr. Saptarshi Chatterjee

Present Position:

Associate Professor (Microbiology)
Associate Director Center for Incubation
Chief Coordinator, E-YUVA Centre (Funded by BIRAC)
ADAMAS University
Convener: IIC-AU & Coordinator NISP Implementation AU
Industry Academia Collaboration Lead, BOSCH-AU




Educational Qualification:

  • M.Sc Microbiology: 2009 (Bangalore University)
  • Ph.D. Microbiology: 2014 (University of Kalyani)
  • Career Award Programme in Medical Genetics from Eau Claire Institute, U.S.A.
  • Online Certificate Course’ on ‘Right to Information Act-2005’ from Department of Personnel and Training, Govt. of India.
  • Certified Trainer’ from National Skill Development Council (NSDC) in Qualification Pack of Trainer (MEP/Q2601) conforming to National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) Level-5 'Diploma in Fine Arts' from 'All India Fine Arts Association.
Sl. No. Institute Designation Department Domain Duration
1. IISER Kolkata Post-Doctoral Fellow (MHRD, Govt. of India Funded) Chemical Sciences (AM Lab) Anticancer Drug development and Screening Oct 2014- Aug 2016

International Exposure:

Participated in the Staff Exchange Program (Professional Development) at Bath Spa University, UK funded by Erasmus Plus Project of European Union) 23rd May to 2nd June 2022.

Achievements & Awards:

  • 'Mentor of Change’, Atal Innovation Mission, Niti Aayog, Govt. of India
  • ‘Best Leader Award’ at ‘Adamas Dialogue’ Annual Leadership Meet on Dec 2020 and 2021 (Two consecutive times)
  • Awarded ‘Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award 2017’ for overall contribution in science and society at an early career.
  • Awarded 2nd Position (Runners Up) in “Best Oral Presentation” in World Congress On Holistic Medicine, an International Conference, Organized by IHMA at Bangalore. (2009)
  • Awarded for ‘Best Poster Research Paper Presentation’ in ANM 2012, an international conference at IIT, Madras. (2012)
  • Awarded ‘International Travel Scheme (ITS) Award in Young Scientist category’ by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India to attend World Congress on Nanomedicine 2012 at Shenzhen, China in Nov 2012.
  • Awarded ‘IISER Kolkata Post-Doctoral Fellowship’ by MHRD, Govt. of India (2014-2016)
  • Awarded ‘INST Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2016’ by DST, Govt. of India (Declined)


Research Supervisor/ Advisor:

  • BIRAC E-YUVA Fellows : 05
  • BIRAC Innovation Fellow : 03
  • Ph.D. Scholar (Not Funded) : 01 (As Co-supervisor)

Workshop/ Seminar/ Conference:

Conducted 20+ National level workshops/ seminar/ conferences and participated in 30 + seminar/ conferences across India as speaker, presenter.


  • Arghya Bandyopadhyay, Saptarshi Chatterjee, Keka Sarkar, “Synthesis of surface active gold nano layer fabricated iron-oxide nano composite”2011 (Indian Patent Granted; Patent No: 290222)
  • Saptarshi Chatterjee, Arghya Bandyopadhyay, Keka Sarkar “A method for gold nanoparticle mediated delivery process of plasmid” 2011 (Indian Patent Granted; Patent No. 318003)
  • Saptarshi Chatterjee, Nanosensor: a software aid to the nano-sensing system. 2014 (Copyright)

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Convener of Institution’s Innovation Council: Adamas University (2020-till date)
  • Nominated Member to Implement National Innovation and Start-up Policy (NISP), Govt. of India at the Institutional Level. (2020-till date)
  • Faculty-In-Charge of Adamas Incubation Centre (AIF): Section 8 Non Profit Company (2020-till date)
  • Member of COVID 19 Task Force, Adamas University, Kolkata (2020)
  • Member of IQAC of Adamas University. (2020-till date)
  • Convener, DSIR Application Committee, Adamas University (2019-till date)
  • School Coordinator: NAAC Curricular Aspects, Adamas University (2019-2020)
  • Deputy Examination Superintendent: PSC Examination (Govt. of WB) held at Adamas University (2019-2020)
  • Member of Faculty Council (FC) School of Life Science & Biotechnology, Adamas University
  • Member of Board of Studies (BoS) of Department of Microbiology at Adamas University
  • Member of Board of Studies (BoS) of Department of Microbiology at Shree M & N Virani Science College. (2016-2018)
  • Examiner, Question setter and Evaluator of Dept. of Microbiology (PG), Shree M & N Virani Science College (Autonomous), Rajkot (2016-2018)
  • ‘Resource Person’ in GSBTM (Govt. of Gujarat) sponsored ‘Crash Workshop’ for UG students (29th Jan 2017)
  • ‘Resource Person’ in Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission (Govt. of Gujarat) sponsored Workshop for UG students (7th April 2017)
  • ‘Session Coordinator’ for GSBTM (Govt. of Gujarat) sponsored ‘Crash Workshop’ for UG students (8th Apr 2017)
  • Represented Saurashtra region in ‘Brainstorming Session for Academia-Industry Gap reduction’ organized by GSBTM (Govt. of Gujarat) at BISAG, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. (18th Nov 2016)
  •  Judge for ‘Poster and Model Competition’ for Third Year students of B.Voc. MLMDT.


  • In Peer-Reviewed journal (SCOPUS) : 20
  • Book (Edited) : 01 (Elsevier)
  • Book Chapter : 06

Few Prominent Publications:

  • Saptarshi Chatterjee* Remdesivir: Critical Clinical Appraisal for COVID 19 Treatment. Drug Res (Stuttg). 2021 Mar; 71(3):138-148. doi: 10.1055/a-1288-4078. Epub 2020 Oct 29. PMID: 33124007; PMCID: PMC8043717. [IF: 1.76]
  • Saptarshi Chatterjee* Remdesivir:Not yet beyond question. Archives of Medical Research (2020) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arcmed.2020.09.004 (Accepted) [IF: 3.3]
  •  Dhrubajyoti Chatterjee, Sayandip Jana, Udisha Sarkar, Saptarshi Chatterjee. ‘Raising the bar’ under question, even if the’graph flattens’as front line health workers succumb to COVID-19. Current Medical Research and Practice (2020) 10:5, 253-254.
  • Saptarshi Chatterjee* Choosing Physical Distancing over Social Distancing in the Era of Technology: Minimizing Risk for Older People. Journal of Gerontological Social Work (2020): Accepted:In press [IF: 1.3]
  • Karmakar S, Chatterjee S, Purkait K, Mukherjee A. A trans-dichloridoplatinum (II) complex of a monodentate nitrogen mustard: Synthesis, stability and cytotoxicity studies. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry (2020) 204, 110982. [IF: 3.2]
  • Saptarshi Chatterjee*, Payal varsani, Shreya Savaliya, Mousumi Das. Role of Diet and Lifestyle on Individual health: A Global Public Health Concern. Indian J of Public Health Res & Dev. 10 (8) 2018
  • Mousumi Das, Hima Raytatha, Saptarshi Chatterjee* Bacterial Transformation: What? Why? How? And When? Annual Research and Review in Biology. (2017) 16(6) 1-11.
  • Subhendu Karmakar, Saptarshi Chatterjee, Kallol Purkait, Arindam Mukherjee. Anticancer activity of a chelating nitrogen mustard bearing tetrachloridoplatinum(IV) complex: better stability yet equipotent to the Pt(II) analogue. Dalton Trans (Accrpted) [IF: 4.17]
  • Kallol Purkait*, Saptarshi Chatterjee*, Subhendu Karmakar, Arindam Mukherjee. Alteration of steric hindrance modulates glutathione resistance and cytotoxicity of three structurally related Ru (II) p- cymene complexes. Dalton Trans (2016) 44: 5969-5973 [*equal contribution] [IF: 4.17]
  • Subhendu Karmakar, Kallol Purkait, Saptarshi Chatterjee, Arindam Mukherjee. Anticancer activity of a cis-dichloridoplatinum(II) complex of a chelating nitrogen mustard: insight into unusual guanine binding mode and low deactivation by glutathione. Dalton Trans (2016) 45: 3599-3615. [IF: 4.17]
  • Kallol Purkait, Subhendu Karmakar, Sudipta Bhattacharya, Saptarshi Chatterjee, Suman kr Dey, Arindam Mukherjee. A hypoxia efficient imidazole-based Ru (II) arene anticancer agent resistant to deactivation by glutathione. Dalton Trans (2015) 44:5969-5973. [IF: 4.17]
  • Arghya Bandyopadhyay, Saptarshi Chatterjee, Keka Sarkar. Rapid isolation of genomic DNA from E. coli XL1 Blue strain approaching bare magnetic nanoparticles. Current Science (2011) 101 (2): 210- 214. [IF: 0.9]
  • Saptarshi Chatterjee, Arghya Bandyopadhyay & Keka Sarkar. Effect of iron oxide and gold nanoparticles on bacterial growth leading towards biological application. Journal of Nanobiotechnology (2011) 9:34 [Highly Accessed Paper] [IF: 4.94]
  • Semanti Basu*, Saptarshi Chatterjee*, Arghya Bandyopadhyay, Keka Sarkar. Potential application of superparamagnetic nanoparticles for extraction of bacterial genomic DNA from contaminated food and environmental samples. Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture (2013) 93: 788–793. [*equal contribution] [IF: 2.46]
  • Saptarshi Chatterjee, Syed Azhar Ahmed, Field Level Study on Identification, Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Cycle of Anthrax Trendz in Biotech, October-(2008)
  • Sk. Manirul Islam, Anupam Singha Roy, Sasanka Dalapati, Rajat Saha, Paramita Mondal, Kajari Ghosh, Saptarshi Chatterjee, Keka Sarkar, Nikhil Guchhait. ParthoSynthesis, Crystal Structure and Spectroscopic Studies of a Cobalt(III) Schiff base Complex and Its Use as a Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Oxidation Reaction under Mild Condition. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical (2013) 380: 94-103. [IF: 3.95]
  • Saptarshi Chatterjee, Keka Sarkar. A Computational and Mathematical Approach towards the Design and Synthesis of Uniform Au seed decorated Fe3O4 Nanoparticle for Potential Bio-application Procedia Technology (2013) 457-463
  • Tanima Paul, Saptarshi Chatterjee, Arghya Bandyopadhyay, Dwiptirtha Chattopadhyay, Semanti Basu, Keka Sarkar. A simple one pot purification of bacterial amylase from fermented broth based on affinity towards starch functionalized magnetic nanoparticles. Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2014) 45: 501-514. [IF: 1.1]
  • Debajyoti Ray, Saptarshi Chatterjee, Keka Sarkar and Swati De. Silver Nanoparticles in Hydrogels and Microemulsions – A Comparative Account of their Properties and Bio-activity. Materials Research Express (2014) 1:035022. [IF: 0.96]

Edited Book:

COVID-19: Tackling Global Pandemics through Scientific and Social Tools, Editor: S. Chatterjee, 1st Edition - November 9, 2021, Elsevier, Academic Press, ISBN: 9780323858441