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Name:  SHARMILA SENGUPTA 

Email:   ssg1

Present Position:  Professor

Highest educational Qualification:  Ph.D.

 

Curriculum Vitae:

 

Education

Year

University

Degree

1991

Calcutta University

Ph.D

1982

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics/ Calcutta University

Post M.Sc.

1981

Utkal University

M.Sc

1979

Utkal University

B.Sc

Professional Appointments

Associate Professor: Human Genetics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata ( 2007-2010)

Assistant Professor: Human Genetics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata ( 2003-2007 )

Senior Lecturer: Human Genetics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata ( 2000-2003 )

Lecturer: Biochemistry Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (1995-2000)

 

Professional Memberships

Life Member of the Environmental Mutagen Society of India, 1991

Member of the International Society for Preventive Oncology, 2004

Life Member of Asia Oceania Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia (AOGIN), 2009

Life Member and Member of the Executive Committee of Calcutta Consortium on Human Genetics, 2009

Member of the Society for Biomedical Genomics Centre, SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, 2011

Life Member of the Indian Association of Cancer Research, 2011

Life Member of the Society of Biological Chemists (India), 2012

Life Member of The Indian Society of Human Genetics, 2012

 

Awards/Honors

Year                  Award

2000- 2001      Recipient of the Overseas Research Associateship Award of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT, Govt. of India).

2009                Chairman, Institutional Ethical Committee, Child in Need Institute, Pailan, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

2012                Chairman, Institutional Ethical Committee, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hospital and College of Medicine, Kalyani, West
                        Bengal.

2013                Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology.

2015                Member, PhD Committee of the Department of Biotechnology, University of Calcutta.

2016                Chairman, Institutional Ethical Committee, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

2016                Nominated as the DBT representative in the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC) of University of Kalyani (UNIKAL),
                        Kalyani, West Bengal.
  • Invited Reviewer of the Journals- Carcinogenesis, Human Immunology, International Journal of Gynecologic Cancers, Journal of Biosciences, Journal of Genetics, Oncogene, International Journal of Cancer, Oncotarget, Scientific Reports, Virus Disease, Indian Journal of Medical Research etc.
  • Member of the committee for mentoring Colleges under Star College Scheme of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India
  • Vice-President, Society of the Biomedical Genomic Centre, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata

 

Invited/Special lectures

Year

Institute/meeting

Title of the talk

2000

Jointly organized by Biochemistry Unit and Statistics and Mathematics Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata/ “Uterine cervical cancer: database, statistical modelling and other issues”

Prevalence of high risk HPV16/18 infection in cervical neoplasia

2002

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata/ University Grants Commission Sponsored Refresher Course on "Trends in Drugs and Pharmaceuticals”

Human papillomavirus infection and the role of host genetic factors in cervical cancer: some aspects of the disease in Eastern India

2004

7th International Symposium on Predictive Oncology & Intervention Strategies, Nice, France (February 7-10)

Association between HLA B*07 and human papillomavirus related cervical cancer in Indian women

2004

International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France (February 10)

Involvement of host genetic factors in the pathogenesis of HPV related cervical cancer in Indian women

Johannes-Guttenburg University (Institute for Medicine, Biometry and Bioinformatics), Mainz, Germany (February 18)

2004

Cancer Centre and Welfare Home & Research Institute, Thakurpukur, Kolkata/CME (May 27)

Human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer in Indian women

2004

Joint venture of TCG-ISI Centre for Population Genomics Kolkata and University of Pittsburgh, USA/ Second Workshop on Genetic Epidemiological Methods for Dissection of Complex Human Traits (December 13-21)

Human papillomavirus related cervical cancer: some genetic risk factors of disease

2007

Organized by Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata/ XXXII Annual Conference of Indian Society of Human Genetics and International Symposium on "Deconstructing Human Diseases: The Genomic Advantage"(February 14 -16)

Predisposition to HPV16/18 infections and cervical cancer: some insights from analysis of host genetic factors

2007

Organized by Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi/ International Conference on Emerging and Re-Emerging Viral Diseases of the Tropics and Sub-Tropics and Indian Virological Society Annual Meeting            (December 11-14)

HPV prevalence patterns within general populations in India: some clues towards developing prospective prophylactic vaccines

2008

University of Wisconsin, at Madison, USA/ Molecular Biology of DNA Tumor Virus (July 22-27)

Genetic and Epigenetic Factors Associated with Oncogenicity of HPV16 European and Asian American Variants in Presence of Intact E2 Gene among Indian women.

2008

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram/ International Symposium on Human Papillomavirus associated Cancers: Translating Research into Cancer Prevention and Medicine (November 1-3)

Genetic and epigenetic factors associated with oncogenicity of HPV16 among Indian women

2009

Organized by Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata/ Biennial Conference (Interim) of Asia Oceania Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia (AOGIN) on Freedom from Cervical Cancer (April 25-26)

HPV prevalence patterns within general populations in India: some clues towards developing prospective prophylactic vaccines

2010

Organized by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi/4th Biennial Conference of Asia Oceania Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia (AOGIN) on Towards Eradication of Cervical Cancer, (March 26-28)

Novel molecular mechanisms of HPV16 related cervical carcinogenesis

2010

Organized by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute, Kolkata/ New Frontiers in Hematology and Oncology (September 11-12)

Some Aspects of host virus interactions in HPV related cervical cancer pathogenesis

2011

Cancer Foundation of India/ Calcutta Cancer Consortium meeting (December 15)

Deciphering novel mechanisms of HPV16 related cervical cancer pathogenesis and identifying potentially relevant target genes

2011

Organized by School of Medical Science & Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur/ Biostatistics: Applications of Computational Statistics in Medicine and Biology (ACSMB-2011)

Some epidemiologic, viral and host factors associated with cervical cancer pathogenesis: Indian scenario

2011

Organized by Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai/ National Conference of the Asia Oceania research organization on Genital Infections and Neoplasia India (AOGIN India) on “Challenges in Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment: Progress and Promise”( November 5-6)

Some aspects of host pathogen interaction in HPV related cervical cancer pathogenesis

2011

Organized by All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi/ Indo-Spanish workshop on Health and Medical Research as part of the 17th Technology Summit & Technology Platform Meet

HPV related cervical cancer pathogenesis: insights from a genomics based approach

2012

Organized jointly by National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani and Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute, Kolkata/ Symposium on Biological Carcinogens and Cancer (April 21)

Genomic and other alterations introduced by biological carcinogens

2012

81st Annual Meeting of Society of Biological Chemists (India) and Symposium on Chemistry and Biology: Two Weapons Against Diseases (November 8-11)

HPV related cervical cancer pathogenesis: insights from analysis of viral and host factors

2012

Organized jointly by the Centre for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Calcutta & University of Kansas  Medical Center, USA/3rd International Cancer Research Symposium (December 18-20)

Molecular characterization of HPV16 related cervical  cancers highlights significant variations between cases harbouring episomal and integrated HPV16 genomes

2013

Organized by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi (North Campus),  New Delhi/32ndConvention of Indian Association for Cancer Research,  Emerging Trends in Cancer research: Road to prevention & cure & International Symposium on: Infection and Cancer (February 13-16)

Heterogeneity among HPV16 positive cervical cancers harboring episomal and integrated viral genomes

2013

16th All India Congress of Cytology and Genetics and National Symposium on “Gene, Environment and Health”, October 22-24, Dept. of Botany, Kerala Univ., Thiruvanthapuram

Involvement of miRNA deregulation in the pathogenesis of HPV16 related cervical cancers.

2014

Indian Society of Colposcopy and Cervical pathology (ISCCP) Annual Conference 2014, Kolkata.

Virus-host interactions in cervical cancer pathogenesis

2014

5th National Conference of Asia Oceania Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia (AOGIN), September 12-14, Cuttack

Molecular portraits of HPV16 related cervical cancers.

2014

International Symposium on Genetic Analysis:Translational and Developmental (iNSGTD - 2014)  & Annual Meeting of Society for Biotechnologists (India),Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan, November 21-23.

Molecular portraits of HPV16 related cervical cancers: significant impact of viral oncogene E7.

2015

Discussion Meeting on Cancer Research at the University of Chicago-Delhi Centre, New Delhi, March 23 – 24. 

Cervical cancer pathogenesis: heterogeneity among HPV16 positive cervical cancers harboring episomal and integrated viral genomes.

2015

First Basic Workshop for the Northeast Region entitled “Understanding human disease and improving human health using a genomics driven approach” organized by NIBMG at Department of Biotechnology, Assam University, Silchar, April 6-11.

 

2015

First advanced workshop for the Northeast Region entitled “Understanding human disease and improving human health using a genomics driven approach”. October 5 -13, 2015 at the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani.

 

2015

17th All India Congress of Cytology and Genetics & International Symposium on “Exploring Genomes: The New Frontier” December 21-23, 2015. CSIR Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata.

HPV16 oncoprotein E7 mediated regulation of noncoding RNAs in driving cervical cancer pathogenesis

2015

Celebrations on the occasion of 30 years of Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, at the Moulana Azad College, Kolkata, December 17

Some aspect of precision cancer biology and medicine

2016

As a part of the Institute’s public outreach program and to commemorate the "World Cancer Day", at the Indian Red Cross Society, Kalyani sub-divisional branch.

Cancer: Current Scenario, Intervention Strategies and Future Directions for Better Management

 

Past Major Projects

  1. Human uterine cervix cancer database: Molecular Epidemiology (intramural funding; Indian Statistical Institute; 1999-2002)
  2. HPV Infection and Cervical cancer in the Northeastern States of Sikkim and Manipur (intramural funding; Indian Statistical Institute; 2000-2003)
  3. Uterine cervical cancer prevention: A low cost screening program in West Bengal (Grant: Department of Science and Technology, West Bengal; 2001-2003)
  4. Feasibility of a screening program with abnormal cytology and oncogenic human papillomavirus and other infections in the Maria-Gond tribal women: reproductive Health Care Study (Indian Council of Medical Research; 2004-2005)
  5.  Cervical Neoplasia: Host genetic factors for high- risk HPV infection and its natural history (intramural funding; Indian Statistical Institute; 2002-2005)
  6. Genetic and epigenetic changes associated with epithelial cell transformation and invasion(intramural funding; Indian Statistical Institute; 2005-2008)
  7. Chronic exposure to environmental toxins and the risk to human health (The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India; 2006-2009).