IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

Dr. Jhuma Ganguly

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

Academic Qualifications

  • MSc, PhD (2003), IICB, Kolkata (Jadavpur University)
  • Assistant Professor (2003 till now)
  • Research Associate at Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA (2009-2011)



  1. Office: +91 33 2668 0521-26 (Ext. 511)
  2. Mobile: 9674152990 +91 96741 52990


  1. Office: Department of Chemistry, IIEST, Shibpur
  2. EMail: jhuma@chem.iiests.ac.in, dasgangulyjhuma@gmail.com

Area of Research

  • Glycoscience.
  • Synthesis of bioactive sugar residues and Hydrogel and their applications.
  • Green synthesis of Nanoparticles and their bioactivity.

Courses Undertaken

  • Basic and Advanced Organic Chemistry,
  • BioMolecules (Carbohydrate, Protein, Nucleic acid, Polymer etc.)
  • Spectroscopy
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Current Trends in Bio-organic Chemistry

Recent Publications (Last 10)

  1. M. Bhatnagar & S. Pareek & A. Bhatnagar, J. Ganguly, “Rheology and composition of a multi-utility exopolymerfrom a desert borne cyanobacterium Anabaena variabilis.”,  J ApplPhycol,  2012, 24, 1387–1394.
  2. J. Ganguly, L. Y. Low, N. Kamal, E. Saile, L. Scott Forsberg, G. Gutierrez-Sanchez, Alex R. Hoffmaster, R. Liddington,Conrad P. Quinn, Russell W. Carlson, and Elmar L. Kannenberg, “The secondary cell wall polysaccharide of Bacillus anthracis provides the specific binding ligand for the C-terminal cell wall-binding domain of two phage endolysins, PLYL and PLYG”, Glycobiology, 2013, 23 , 820-832.
  3. C. Wanty, A.Anandan, S.Piek, J. Walshe, J. Ganguly, R. W. Carlson, K. A. Stubbs, C. M. Kahler, A. Vrielink “The Structure of the NeisserialLipooligosaccharidePhosphoethanolamineTransferase A (lpta) Required for Resistance to Polymyxin.”.J MolBiol, 2013, 425, 18, 3389–3402.
  4. M. Bhatnagar, L. Parwani, V. Sharma, J. Ganguly and A. Bhatnagar, “Hemostatic, antibacterial biopolymers from  Acacia arabica (Lam.)Willd and Moringaoleifera (Lam.) As potential wound dressing materials.”Indian J ExpBiol, 2013, 51, 804-810.
  5. P. Maji, A. Sinha, S. Basu and J. Ganguly, “Electrochemical Study of Aqueous Extract of Star-fruit”, Int.J. ApplSciEng Res., 2013, 1, 71-77.
  6. M. M. Hobbs, James E. Anderson,Jacqueline T. Balthazar,Justin L. Kandler, Russell W. Carlson, J. Ganguly, A. A. Begum, Joseph A. Duncan,Jessica T. Lin,P. Frederick Sparling, Ann E. Jerse, William M. Shafer, “Lipid A's Structure Mediates Neisseria gonorrhoeaeFitness during Experimental Infection of Mice and Men,” mbio, 2013, 4.
  7. M. Bhatnagar, L. Parwani, Vinay Sharma, J. Ganguly, A.Bhatnagar. “.Exopolymers from Tolypothrixtenuisand three Anabaena sp.(Cyanobacteriaceae) as novel blood clotting agents for wound management”, CarbohydrPolym, 2014, 99, 692– 699.
  8. M. Packiam, R. Yedery,  Afrin A Begum, Russell W Carlson, J. Ganguly, Gregory D Sempowski, Melissa S Ventevogel, W. M Shafer, Ann E Jerse. “Phosphoethanolamine Decoration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Lipid A Plays a Dual Immunostimulatory and Protective Role during Experimental Genital Tract Infection”, Infect Immun, 2014, 82, 2170 –2179.
  9. S. Piek , Z. Wang , J. Ganguly, A. M. Lakey , S. N. Bartley , S. Mowlaboccus , A. Anandan, K. A. Stubb , M. J. Scanlon, A. Vrielink , P. Azadi , R. W. Carlson , C. M. Kahler, “The Role of Oxidoreductases in Determining the Function of the Neisserial Lipid A PhosphoethanolamineTransferase Required for Resistance to Polymyxin”, Plos one , 2014 , 9, e106513.
  10. P. K. Ghosh,Jhuma Ganguly, P. Maji and T. K. Maiti “Production and Composition of Extracellular Polysaccharide Synthesized by Rhizobium undicola Isolated from Aquatic Legume, NeptuniaoleraceaLour.”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.,Sec. B Biol. Sci.(India),2015, 85,581-590.