Department of Food Science and Technology


Area: Food Science and Technology
Affiliation: St. Josephs College, Bangalore
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Professional Qualification
Programme Institution/University Year of Passing
B.Sc (Biotechnology, Biochemistry,Genetics) Bangalore University 2006
M.Sc (Biotechnology) Bangalore University 2008
Ph.D. IIT Kharagpur 2016

Teaching Experience:
Sl.No Title of course taught Postgraduate /Undergraduate Sole instructor or with others Year
1 IIT Kharagpur M.Tech Lab Classes for Downstream Processing Post Graduate Sole 2010-2016
2 Biotecnika Info Labs Pvt Ltd. Bangalore
GATE – Biotechnology:
Bioprocess Engineering
CSIR – Life Science:
Fundamental Processes (Molecular Biology)
Cell Biology
Evolution & Behaviour
Certification Course Development –
Neurobiology, Vaccine Development, Virology, Stem Cell Technology, Cancer, Advanced Clinical Trial and Microbiome
Under & Post Graduate Sole 2016-2020
Industrial Experience / Interaction:

Trainee at Bangalore Biotechnology Labs - Biozeen, Bangalore under BITP 2009/10, DBT (6 months). Experience – Animal cell culture, Microbial fermentation, Downstream processing, Sterilization, and Filtration

Research Experience:

JRF/SRF at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur (2010 - 2015). Job profile - Fermentation & Downstream processing; Enzymology & Biotransformation; Natural product isolation; Food & Feed sample analysis; maintenance of Food Testing Lab & conducting training/classes; Data collection, compilation, analysis and presentation

List of Journal Publications
Author(s) Title of Article Name of Journal Vol. No.Year and Page Number ISSN Impact Factor if any Citation
Dash A, Kundu D, Das M, Bose D, Adak S, Banerjee R Food Biotechnology: A step towards improving nutritional quality of food for Asian countries Recent Patents on Biotechnology 2016, 10:43-57 2212-4012 8
Adak S, Banerjee R A green approach for starch modification: Esterification by lipase and novel imidazolium surfactant Carbohydrate Polymers 150, 2016, 359-368 0144-8617 4.811 26
Bishai M, Singh A, Adak S, Prakash J, Roy L, Banerjee R Enzymatic peeling of potato: A novel processing technology Potato Research DOI: 10.1007/s11540-015-9301-9, 2016 0014-3065 1.127 1
Gupta S, Adak S, Rajak RC, Banerjee R In-vitro efficacy of Bryophyllumpinnatum leaf extracts as potent therapeutics Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology DOI: 10.1080/10826068.2015.1084515, 2015 1.361
Adak S, Datta S, Bhattacharya S, Banerjee R Role of spacer length in interaction between novel geminiimidazolium surfactants and Rhizopusoryzae lipase International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 81, 560-567, 2015 0141-8130 3.671 4
Adak S, Datta S, Bhattacharya S, Banerjee R Imidazolium based ionic liquid type surfactant improves activity and thermal stability of lipase of Rhizopusoryzae Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic 119, 12-17, 2015 1381-1177 2.39 10
Dey TB, Adak S, BhattacharyaP, Banerjee R Purification of polygalacturonase from A. awamoriNakazawa MTCC 6652 and its application in apple juice clarification LWT- Food Science and Technology 59(1), 591-595, 2014 0023-6438 2.329 17
Singh A, Adak S, Karmakar S, Banerjee R Impact of processing on nutraceutical potency of soy whey hydrolysate Journal of Food Quality 37(6), 403–414, 2014 1745-4557 3
Adak S, Banerjee R Biochemical characterisation of a newly isolated low molecular weight lipase fromRhizopusoryzae NRRL 3562 Journal of Enzyme Engineering DOI: 10.4172/2329-6674.1000118, 2013 2329-6674 1
Singh A, Kuila A, Adak S, Bishai M, Banerjee R Utilization of vegetable wastes for bioenergy generation Agricultural Research 1(3), 213-222, 2012 2249-7218 33
Use of fermentation 4
List of Book Chapters
Title of Book Chapter Status of Authorship Publisher Year and place of publication ISBN
“Mycosynthesized Nanoparticles: Role in Food Processing Industries”

Fungal Nanobionics: Principles and Applications
Third Author Springer 2018 978-981-10-8666-3
“Role of lactic acid bacteria in anticarcinogenic effect on human health” Health Benefits of Fermented Foods and Beverages Second author Taylor & Francis, CRC Press 2015, Boca Raton 9781138894600
“Non dairy probiotic beverage as potent functional food” Advances in Industrial Biotechnology Second author IK International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd 2012, India 9789382332763
“Quorum quenching - an alternative antimicrobial therapeutics” Science against microbial pathogens: communicating current research and technological advances First author Formatex 2011, Spain 978-84-939843-1-1
Awards/ Organization
  • CSIR-UGC NET LS(DEC-2008), GATE –2009, and CSIR (NET) JRF (JUN-2009)

  • AFOB & BRSI Life member