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    Plant Biotechnology
Work Area & Experience
    Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi (2009-2011).
    Scientist Fellow, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow (2011- 2013).
    Senior Scientist, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow (2013-2016).
    Visiting Scientist, University of Hamburg, Germany (2017).
    Principal Scientist, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow (2016-present)
Current Area of Interest
    Understanding the molecular and biochemical basis of spatio-temporal accumulation of specialized metabolites in medicinal plants.

    Plants produce a large and diverse array of specialized (i.e. secondary) metabolites that have applications as pharmaceuticals, pesticides, flavours and fragrances. Some of the plant origin specialized metabolites are directly utilized as drugs; however, many are leading models for the development of semisynthetic and synthetic drugs. Specialized metabolites are biosynthesized and accumulated in plants in tissue-specific, organ-specific, and developmentally-specific ways, and also in response to pathogen attack and environmental perturbation, involving highly complex and sophisticated biosynthetic pathways. A comprehensive knowledge of the specialized metabolic pathways and their regulation shall be useful to overcome low product yield of the specialized metabolites, following pathway engineering and molecular breeding approaches. We are interested in investigating the biosynthetic pathway components that determine spatio-temporal accumulation of medicinally important specialized metabolites in plants that are widely exploited in traditional medicine. Our current interests include understanding the biosynthesis and tissue-specific accumulation of pentacyclic triterpenes and labdane-related diterpenes in medicinal herbs and trees.
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Sumit  Ghosh

Designation:   Scientist

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