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Prof. (Dr.) Sanjukta Patra
Professor in Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Guwahati.
Head, School of Agro and Rural Technology, IIT Guwahati

Prof. (Dr.) Sanjukta Patra is currently Professor in Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Guwahati and Head, School of Agro and Rural Technology, IIT Guwahati. Before joining IIT Guwahati in 2007, she obtained her doctoral degree in Biotechnology from the prestigious Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore.
Prof. (Dr.) Patra leads the “Enzyme and Microbial Technology Research Group” at IIT Guwahati which studies application of microbes and enzymes in different spectrums. She works in the domains of applications of microbes and enzymes for Industrial, Environmental, Therapeutics and diagnosis. Further her work extends to utilisation of agro wastes for value added products, usage of macro fungi for edible and medicinal purposes.
Till date, she has to her credit 14 sponsored International/National Projects, supervised 7 doctoral thesis and 12 are ongoing. She has guided 14 M. Tech. dissertations. Prof. Patra has to her credit 3 granted Patents, 51 Research Papers, 18 Book Chapters, 02 Databases and 61 conference presentations. She is the editorial board member of the Nature Publishing Group’s Journal “Scientific Report” and also reviewer of leading journals as PLoS One, Enzyme and Microbial Technology, Food Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Biosensor and Bioelectronics, Amino acid etc.