|Autonomous Research Institution
|Jagadish Chandra Bose
|Department of Science and Technology (India)
Bose Institute (or Basu Bigyan Mandir) is a premier public research institute of India and also one of its oldest. The Bose Institute Kolkata is a Tier 1 Natural Science Research Institute in India, sharing the podium with India's top natural science research institutes viz., IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, NCBS Bangalore and IISER Pune. The institute was established in 1917 by Acharya Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose, the father of modern scientific research in the Indian subcontinent. Bose was its director for the first twenty years till his demise. Debendra Mohan Bose, who succeeded the Nobel laureate Sir CV Raman as Palit Professor of Physics at the University of Calcutta, was the director of Bose Institute for the next thirty years. The institute pioneered the concept of interdisciplinary research in Asia and India in sync with global trends.
Current concentration of research is in the fields of physics, chemistry, plant biology, microbiology, molecular medicine, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics and environmental science. The institute pioneered the concept of interdisciplinary research in Asia and India in sync with global trends. The pioneering work of Jagadish Chandra Bose at the dawn of Bose institute on the effect of stimuli in plants was helpful in the establishment of the electrical nature of the conduction of various stimuli in plants. The institute has contributed to extremely important discoveries and has been home to internationally renowned researchers like Sambhu Nath De (discoverer of the cholera toxin), Debendra Mohan Bose (who pioneered the use of photographic emulsion plates in particle physics as attested by the Nobel laureate Sir C. F. Powell ) along with Bhibha Chowdhuri and others, Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya, Shyamadas Chatterjee (known for research on fusion) etc.
Current Top Laboratories
Chatterjee Lab - This lab is led by Prof. Subhrangsu Chatterjee. The major theme of this laboratory is identification and characterization of G quadruplexes and non coding RNAs implicated in various diseases like cancer. The lab also currently works in the areas of glibolastoma and cancer immunotherapy. The current scholars of the lab include, Dr. Priyanka Bhadra ( SERB NPDF ), Dr. Trina Sengupta ( DST WOS-A), Anindya Dutta ( SRF ), Ananya Roy ( SRF ), Debapriya Bose ( SRF ), Laboni Roy ( SRF ), Oishika Chatterjee ( SRF ), Rebanta Roy ( JRF ), Soushruti Sarkar ( JRF ) and Soujatya Sarkar ( Guest Researcher ). The former members of the lab are Dr. Jagannath Jana, Dr. Pallabi Sengupta, Dr. Nilanjan Banerjee, Dr. Suman Panda, Dr. Meghomukta Mukherjee, Dr. Jyotsna Bhatt and others.
Biswas Lab - This lab is led by Prof. Dr. Kaushik Biswas. The major theme of this lab is understating the mechanism of tumourigenesis specifically focusing the role of glycolipids in tumor growth and progression. The members of this lab are Troyee Das, Subha Ray, Abhishek Sarkar and others.
Chemogenics Lab - This lab is led by Dr. Basudeb Majhi. The major theme of this lab is to focus on CRISPR based precision medicine. The lab is a very new one, with Sadiya ( JRF ), Arpita Hota ( JRF ) and Arakadeep Karmakar ( JRF ) as lab members.
Srimonti Sarkar's Lab - This lab is led by Prof. Dr. Srimonti Sarkar. She's currently the Dean ( Academics ) and the head of the department of Biological Sciences. She's a senior professor and the major area of her lab is understanding mechanisms involved in Cellular Biology. The lab also works in the areas of Yeast Research
Jagadish Chandra Bose himself started the display of his instruments which, as a continuous process, made their way into the present museum in the year 1986–87. The main purpose of this technological museum is to display and maintain some of the instruments designed, made and used by Sir J. C. Bose, his personal belongings and memorabilia. The museum is housed in the main campus at 93/1 A. P. C. road (formerly Upper Circular road) and is open on all weekdays.
Bose institute is funded by Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India.