Hyderabad: Dr Subhadeep Chatterjee, scientist from Hyderabad-based Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostic (CDFD), has been awarded the prestigious Shanthi Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (SSB) for the year 2020 in Biological Sciences by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
Dr Chatterjee has been selected for his contributions in identification of reversible non-genetic heterogeneity in bacterial quorum sensing (QS) and providing novel insights into the mechanisms by which the Xanthomonas group of phytopathogens which causes several economically important plant diseases, coordinate virulence functions and lifestyle transitions by sensing cell density and iron availability, according to a press release.
Dr Chatterjee’s research has greatly increased understanding of basic social communication systems in bacteria and their mechanisms of iron metabolism and regulation in bacteria. His work on quorum sensing heterogeneity has served as a landmark contribution that inspired many interesting papers on theoretical modelling work. His contributions in understanding basic quorum sensing mechanisms in Xanthomonas and coordination of regulation of cellular functions in response to QS and environmental signals such as iron helped in understanding the complex lifestyles of pathogens.
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