Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS
BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Purabi Mazumdar is a senior lecturer at Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR), University of Malaya. She obtained her master's degrees in Botany (honours: Microbiology) at Gauhati University and Doctoral degrees in the field of Energy from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), India. She qualified State Level Eligibility Test for Lectureship Commission, Government of India, 2007 and Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2007 in Life Sciences and availed fellowship from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India (2007-2012) at IITG. In her Doctoral studies, she generated transgenic Jatropha varieties with resistance to Spodoptera litura (leafworm). She also investigated the environmental impact on seed and oil traits of Jatropha curcas accessions and investigated the physicochemical properties of Jatropha oil and biodiesel and life cycle analysis of the biodiesel production process. After PhD, she was offered a position of postdoctoral research fellow at CEBAR UM and then a research fellow in the field of crop protection against abiotic stresses. Her postdoctoral study was focussed on understanding the stress response mechanism using bioinformatics, biochemical, molecular and functional genomic approaches. Her current research focuses on ultraviolet mediated plant protection against plant pathogen and understanding the response mechanism of the plant to UV exposure. Her research interest also lies in smart farming.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • CEBAR Molecular Biology Lab Manager, Faculty, 04/01/2021 to present
  • Operational Manager, Plant Biotech Facility , Faculty, 04/01/2021 to present
  • Member, CEBAR curriculum development committee, Faculty, 02/01/2020 to present
  • CEBAR Molecular Biology Lab Manager, Faculty, 02/01/2020 to 02/01/2021
  • Operational Manager, Plant Biotech Facility, Faculty, 02/01/2020 to 02/01/2021
  • Higher Institution Centre of Excellent (HICoE) Task Force of CEBAR,, Faculty, 11/11/2017 to 29/06/2019
  • Operational Facility manager for plant biotech facility (PBF), GP BSL2 , Faculty, 05/11/2015 to 01/07/2019
  • Journal Club Coordinator , University Malaya, 01/08/2015 to 28/02/2018
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • PhD (Energy), SISTEM KUASA, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GUWAHATI
  • MSc (Botany), BOTANY, GAUHATI UNIVERSITY, INDIA
  • BSc, SCIENCE, GAUHATI UNIVERSITY, INDIA
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Malaysian society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Active Member, 2021 to 2021 (National)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • (Molecular biology, Plant pathology, UV, smart farming, biotic and abiotic stress)
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • HMX7001 - Research Methodology, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021)
  • HVX8001 - Advanced Research Methodology, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021)
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    WoS
    2021
    • Nair, I., Mazumdar, P., Singh, P., Rengasamy, N., & Harikrishna, J. A. (2021). Increasing the Ratio of Blue to Red Light Improves Growth and Phytochemical Content in Hydrocotyle bonariensis. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology, 68(2), 337-346. doi: 10.1134/s1021443721020126
    • Mazumdar, P., Singh, P., Kethiravan, D., Ramathani, I., & Ramakrishnan, N. (2021). Late blight in tomato: insights into the pathogenesis of the aggressive pathogen Phytophthora infestans and future research priorities. Planta, 253(6), 24. doi: 10.1007/s00425-021-03636-x
    2019
    • Singh, P., Mazumdar, P., Harikrishna, J. A., Babu, S. (2019). Sheath blight of rice: a review and identification of priorities for future research. Planta, 250(5), 1387-1407. doi:10.1007/s00425-019-03246-8
    • Mazumdar, P., Pratama, H., Lau, S. E., Teo, C. H., Harikrishna, J. A. (2019). Biology, phytochemical profile and prospects for snake fruit: An antioxidant-rich fruit of South East Asia. Trends in Food Science Technology, 91, 147-158. doi:10.1016/j.tifs.2019.06.017
    • Khairul-Anuar, M. A., Mazumdar, P., Lau, S. E., Tan, T. T., Harikrishna, J. A. (2019). High-quality RNA isolation from pigment-rich Dendrobium flowers. 3 Biotech, 9(10), 9. doi: 10.1007/s13205-019-1898-y
    • Mazumdar, P., Lau, S. E., Singh, P., Takhtgahi, H. M., Harikrishna, J. A. (2019). Impact of sea-salt on morpho-physiological and biochemical responses in banana (Musa acuminata cv. Berangan). Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, 25(3), 713-726. doi:10.1007/s12298-019-00659-3
    2018
    • Gudimella, R., Singh, P., Mazumdar, P., Wong, G. R., Lau, S. E., Harikrishna, J. A. (2018). Genome-Wide Regulatory Network Mapping of miRNA and Transcription Factors in Banana Roots. Tropical Plant Biology, 11(3-4), 141-153. doi:10.1007/s12042-018-9207-1
    Refereed Journals
    2021
    • Mazumdar, P. (2021) Sclerotinia stem rot in tomato: a review on biology, pathogenicity, disease management and future research priorities. J Plant Dis Prot
    2020
    • Mazumdar P, Ong YC, Lau SE, Taheri S. & Harikrishna JA. (2020) The banana (Musa acuminata) MYB gene family and MaMYB14, MaMYB63 and MaMYB110 expression in response to salinity-stress in cv Berangan. Plant Biosystems (WoS)
    2019
    • Mazumdar P., Pratama, H., Lau SE., Teo, CH., Harikrishna JA (2019). Biology, phytochemical profile and prospects for snake fruit: an antioxidant-rich fruit of South East Asia. (WoS)
    • Singh, P., Mazumdar, P., Harikrishna, J. A., & Babu, S. (2019). Sheath blight of rice: a review and identification of priorities for future research. Planta, 1-21. (WoS)
    • Muhammad Asyraf Bin Khairul Anuar, Purabi Mazumdar, Su-Ee Lau, Tan Tian Tian, *Jennifer Ann Harikrishna (2019). High-quality RNA isolation from pigment-rich Dendrobium flowers. 3Biotech DOI: 10.1007/s13205-019-1898-y (WoS)
    2018
    • Mazumdar, P., Singh, P., Babu, S., Siva, R., & Harikrishna, J. A. (2018). An update on biological advancement of Jatropha curcas L.: New insight and challenges. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 91, 903-917. (WoS)
    • Gudimella, R., Singh, P., Mazumdar, P., Wong, G.R., Lau, S.E., Harikrishna, J.A. (2018). Genome-wide regulatory network mapping of miRNA and transcription factors in banana roots. Tropical Plant Biology DOI: 10.1007/s12042-018-9207-1 (WoS)
    • Wong, G. R., Mazumdar, P., Lau SE, Harikrishana, J.A. (2018). Ectopic expression of a Musa acuminata Root Hair Defective 3 (MaRHD3) in Arabidopsis enhances drought tolerance (WoS)
    2017
    • Kashan, M. A. M., Kalavally, V., Mazumdar, P., Lee, H. W., & Ramakrishnan, N. (2017). QCM Coupled Resonating Systems Under Vacuum: Sensitivity and Characteristics. IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(16), 5044-5049. (WoS)
    • Mazumdar P, Othman R.Y, Mebus K. Ramakrishnan N., Harikrishna J.A. (2017) Codon usage and codon pair patterns in non-grass monocot genomes. Annals of Botany 120 (6), 893 909 (WoS)
    • Mazumdar, P., Singh, P., Yee, W. W., Lau S.E., Harikrishna, JA. (2018). Genome-Wide Analysis of CCCH Zinc-Finger Family Transcription Factors in Banana (Musa acuminata). Tropical Plant Biology (WoS)
    2014
    • Lau, S. E., Mazumdar, P., Hee, T. W., Song, A. L. A., Othman, R. Y., & Harikrishna, J. A. (2014). Crude extracts of bacterially-expressed dsRNA protect orchid plants against Cymbidium mosaic virus during transplantation from in vitro culture. The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 89(5), 569-576. (WoS)
    2013
    • Mazumdar, P., Borugadda, V. B., Goud, V. V., & Sahoo, L. (2013). Effect of storage parameters on stability of Jatropha-derived biodiesel. International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, 4(1), 13. (SCOPUS)
    • Mazumdar, P., Dasari, S. R., Borugadda, V. B., Srivasatava, G., Sahoo, L., & Goud, V. V. (2013). Biodiesel production from high free fatty acids content Jatropha curcas L. oil using dual step process. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 3(4), 361-369. (WoS)
    2012
    • Mazumdar, P., Borugadda, V. B., Goud, V. V., & Sahoo, L. (2012). Physico-chemical characteristics of Jatropha curcas L. of North East India for exploration of biodiesel. biomass and bioenergy, 46, 546-554. (WoS)
    • Thounaojam, T. C., Panda, P., Mazumdar, P., Kumar, D., Sharma, G. D., Sahoo, L., & Sanjib, P. (2012). Excess copper induced oxidative stress and response of antioxidants in rice. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 53, 33-39. (WoS)
    2010
    • Mazumdar, P., Basu, A., Paul, A., Mahanta, C., & Sahoo, L. (2010). Age and orientation of the cotyledonary leaf explants determine the efficiency of de novo plant regeneration and Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation in Jatropha curcas L. South African Journal of Botany, 76(2), 337-344. (WoS)
    • Paul, A., Thapa, G., Basu, A., Mazumdar, P., Kalita, M. C., & Sahoo, L. (2010). Rapid plant regeneration, analysis of genetic fidelity and essential aromatic oil content of micropropagated plants of Patchouli, Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth. An industrially important aromatic plant. Industrial Crops and Products, 32(3), 366-374. (WoS)
    • Purkayastha, J., Sugla, T., Paul, A., Solleti, S. K., Mazumdar, P., Basu, A., ... & Sahoo, L. (2010). Efficient in vitro plant regeneration from shoot apices and gene transfer by particle bombardment in Jatropha curcas. Biologia Plantarum, 54(1), 13-20. (WoS)
    Book Chapter
    2017
    • Ee, L. S., Mazumdar, P., Singh, P., & Harikrishna, J. A. (2017). Use of dsRNA in Crop Improvement. In Crop Improvement (pp. 217-252). Springer, Cham.
    2015
    • Maravi, D. K., Mazumdar, P., Alam, S., Goud, V. V., & Sahoo, L. (2015). Jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.). Agrobacterium Protocols: Volume 2, 25-35.
    Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
    2018
    • Purabi Mazumdar, Jennifer Ann Harikrishna, Pooja Singh (2018) Jatropha curcas: A Renewed Promise To Meet Sustainable Future Energy Needs. DOI: 10.31988/SciTrends.22714
    Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)
    2021
    • Pooja Singh, Purabi Mazumdar, Jennifer Ann Harikrishna & C. B. Sruthi Laxmi (2021). Sheath blight of rice: challenges and management. Atlas of Sceince, 2 January 2021
    Monograph
    2019
    • Anuar M. A. K., Mazumdar, P., Lau, S. E., Harikrishna, J. A., (2019). GROWING DENDROBIUMS: A guide to propagating orchids at the Plant Biotech Facility. ISBN: 978-967-2182-19-1, University Malaya Press
    2016
    • Mazumdar P, Su Ee L, Bakar, FA, Harikrishna JA (2016). GROWING ARABIDOPSIS: A guide to use in the growth room at the Plant Biotech Facility (GPBSL2). (ISBN NO: 978-967-0380-85-8).
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
  • Ultraviolet (uv-b And Uv-c) Mediated Protection In Tomato Against Fungal Pathogen Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum As A Green Alternative To Toxic Pesticides, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/11/2020 to 31/10/2022, Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (KPT) (Government)
  • RU Geran
  • Identification And Expression Analysis Of Small Open Reading Frames (sorfs) In Response To Drought Stress In Tomato (solanum Iycopersicum), Co-Researcher, 01/07/2020 to 31/12/2021, Research University (Government)
  • Analysis Of Banana Abiotic Stress-related Genes, Zfp15, Arf6 And Crk1, Co-Researcher, 01/07/2020 to 31/12/2021, Research University (Government)
  • Effect Of Uvc On Reproductive Phenology, Phytochemistry And Expression Genes Regulating Anthocyanin Biosynthesis In Tomato, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/07/2020 to 31/12/2021, Research University (Government)
  • Others MOHE-Top 100
  • Transciptome Analysis And Gene Functional Studies Of Banana And Fingerroot Ginger, Co-Researcher, 01/12/2018 to 31/12/2020, Research University (Government)
  • UM Grant - Frontier Research Grant
  • Investigation Into The Role Of R2r3 Myb Transcription Factors Related To Flower Shape And Colour In Dendrobium Orchids, Co-Researcher, 12/09/2017 to 12/02/2020, Universiti Malaya (UMCCED) (Government)
  • SUPERVISION
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Ongoing
    • Rnai mediated resistance against cmv, Dharane Kethiravan, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Ultraviolet mediated protection in lycopersicon esculentum against sclerotinia sclerotiorum as an eco-friendly alternative to toxic pesticides, Cheang Wey Kean, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • , KHOR JING HERNG, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • Dissecting the Interactions Between Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Tropical Legume Long Bean (Vigna unguiculata) in Urban Habitat Under Climate Change, Wan Teng Loo, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • Rnai mediated resistance against cmv, Dharane Kethiravan, University of Malaya (PhD)
    Undergraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Academic Session)
    Completed
    • Testing Exogenously Applied dsRNA Molecules Deriving from the Cucumber Mosaic Virus Coat Protein (CMVCP) against CMV Infection in Cucumis melo (rock melon), 2021
    COURSE ATTENDED
    (Course Title),(Venue),(Duration),(Level)
    Internal / External Course
  • 7TH GO-GREEN SUMMIT- 2021, Online, 14/10/2021 to 15/10/2021
  • ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • Reviewing article in PLOS ONE, 19/10/2021 to 20/10/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Organizing Committee Member_7th GoGreen Summit, 14/10/2021 to 15/10/2021, International, (Event Organiser)
  • Revieweing article in AgriEngineering, 09/10/2021 to 09/10/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Reviewing article in MINDANAO JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 27/09/2021 to 28/09/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Penilai_proposal defence, 23/08/2021 to 23/08/2021, University, (Internal Assessor)
  • MINDANAO JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 19/08/2021 to 19/08/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Food Bioscience, 11/08/2021 to 11/08/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • 3 Biotech, 25/06/2021 to 29/07/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • PELANTIKAN SEBAGAI PANELUNTUK SESI PROPOSAL DEFENCE, 23/06/2021 to 23/06/2021, University, (Internal Assessor)
  • Malaysian Journal of Science, 15/06/2021 to 16/06/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • BMC PLANT BIOLOGY, 01/06/2021 to 02/06/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Plant Science Today, 31/05/2021 to 01/06/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 27/01/2021 to 28/01/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • PLANT GENE, 26/01/2021 to 27/01/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Evaluation Activity
    (Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • Malaysian Journal of Science, 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • BMC Plant Biology, 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Plant Science Today, 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Malaysian Journal of Science, 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Plant gene, 2021 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 2021 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Plant Gene , 2021 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science , 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Plant Gene , 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Annals of Botany, 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Acta Agrobotanica , 2019 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Annals of Botany , 2019 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Tree Physiology , 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Genomics , 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions A: Science, 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Plant Biotechnology Journal , 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Current Alternative Energy , 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Microbiology Open , 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology , 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • Best Oral Presentation Silver Award IECBBB 2020 (International E-Conference on Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, and Biomedicine 2020) , AIMST University, 2020 (RESEARCH)
    • State Level Eligibility Test for Lectureship Commission, Government of India, 2007 (EDUCATION)
    • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Government of India, 2007 (RESEARCH)
    CONSULTANCY PROJECT
    (Project title),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role),(Level)
    • PEER REVIEW-FIRST VIETNAM, TECHNOPOLIS FRANCE, 01/12/2019 to 01/12/2019 (International)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    INVITED SPEAKER
  • Genome-wide analysis of CCCH zinc finger family in banana and salt tolerance function of a novel banana CCCH-ZFP in Arabidopsis, MALAYSIA NATIONAL BANANA CONGRESS 2021, 07/09/2021 to 08/09/2021, Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR), University of Malaya (International)
  • Genome-wide analysis of the CCCH zinc-finger gene family in banana, 3rd International Conference on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 24/04/2019 to 25/04/2019, Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSMBB) and UCSI University KL, (International)
  • Genetically Modified Crops and Biosafety, SIL3015/SHEN3174 Current topics in Genetics and Molecular Biology, 05/10/2018 to 05/10/2018, University Malaya (University)
  • ORAL PRESENTER
  • Genome-wide analysis of CCCH zinc finger family in banana and salt tolerance function of a novel banana CCCH-ZFP in Arabidopsis , 2nd edition of Global Agriculture Conference, 21/05/2021 to 22/05/2021, Reignite Innovative Conferences and Committee (International)
  • LED Farming of Pennywort: To Keep the Food Supply Chain Thriving during the Covid-19 Pandemic, IECBBB 2020 (International E-Conference on Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, and Biomedicine 2020, 24/08/2020 to 26/09/2020, AIMST University, Malaysia (International)
  • Development of transgenic Jatropha expressing Cry1Ac gene, International conference for molecular biology and biotechnology in conjunction with the 23rd MSMBB scientific meeting Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, 09/03/2016 to 11/03/2016, MSMBB (International)
  • POSTER PRESENTER
  • Genome-Wide Regulatory Network Mapping of miRNA and Transcription Factors in Banana Roots, 3rd International Conference on Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (3rd ICMBB 2019), 24/04/2019 to 26/04/2019, Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSMBB) and UCSI University KL (International)
  • Molecular cloning of an anti-toxoplasma single-chain variable fragment into plant expression vectors., International conference for molecular biology and biotechnology in conjunction with the 23rd MSMBB scientific meeting Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, 09/03/2016 to 11/03/2016, MSMBB (International)
  • Characterization and molecular cloning of Root Hair Defective 3 (RHD3): a candidate salt stress responsive gene in banana (Musa acuminata cv Berangan), International conference for molecular biology and biotechnology in conjunction with the 23rd MSMBB scientific meeting Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, 09/03/2016 to 11/03/2016, MSMBB (International)
  • Genetic variability and divergence studies in seed trait and oil content of Jatropha curcas in Assam, North East India., National Symposium on Recent advances in plant tissue culture and biotechnological researches in India and XXXII Annual meet of Plant Tissue Culture Association, India, 04/02/2011 to 05/02/2011, M.N. Institute of applied science (National)
  • Age of the cotyledonary leaf explants of Jatropha curcas L. determines the efficiency of de novo plant regeneration and Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation, National Symposium on Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture: The Present Scenario and XXXI Annual Meeting of Plant Tissue Culture Association (India), 03/03/2010 to 05/03/2010, Department of Botany, University Calcutta, Kolkata (National)
  • Efficient regeneration from nodal explants of medicinal plant Phyllanthus niruri. , International conference on Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, India, 15/08/2008 to 17/08/2008, Kakatiya University, Warangal, India (International)