PhD: University of Calcutta (1995)
genetic tools suitable for antibacterial drug discovery & gene expression,
and bacteriophage genomics.
Important publications (five)
1. Thanh L,
Sau S, Gomez M, Lee JC and Lee CY (2002). Regulation of
Staphylococcus aureus Capsular Polysaccharide Expression by agr
and sarA. Infect Immun 70 (2) 440 -50.
Chattopadhyay C, Sau S and Mandal NC. (2003). Cloning and Characterization
of the Promoters of Temperate Mycobacteriophage L1. J Biochem Mol Biol.
36 (6) 586 - 592.
3. Sau S,
Chattoraj P, Ganguly T, Lee CY, and Mandal NC (2004). Cloning and
Sequencing Analysis of the Repressor Gene of Temperate Mycobacteriophage L1.
J Biochem Mol Biol. 37 (2) 254 -259.
4. Sahu K,
Gupta SK, Sau S and Ghosh TC (2004). Synonymous Codon Usage Analysis of
Mycobacteriophage Bxz1 and its plating bacteria M. smegmatis:
identification of the Highly and Lowly Expressed Genes of Bxz1 and the
possible function of its tRNA species. J Biochem Mol Biol. 37
T, Chattoraj P, Das M, Mandal NC, Lee CY and Sau S (2004). A point
mutation at the C-terminal half of the repressor of temperate
Mycobacteriophage L1 affects its binding to the operator DNA at temperatures
above 32°C. J Biochem Mol Biol.
Mandal NC, Bhattacharyya R, Sau S and Chaudhuri B
(2004) Studies on Temperate Mycobacteriophage L1: Its Physical Map, Site of
Deletion in one of its Mutant, and Organization of Early, Delayed Early
and Late Genes. Perspective in Cytology & Genetics 11:
81-100. Ed. G. K. Manna & S. C. Roy; AICCG Publications, Kolkata.
Datta I, Banik-Maiti S, Adhikari L, Sau
S, Das N and Mandal NC (2005). The Mutation that makes Escherichia coli
P Gene Mediated Host Lethality is Located within the DNA Initiator
Gene dnaA of the Bacterium. J Biochem Mol Biol.
Datta I, Sau S, Sil AK and Mandal NC
(2005). The Bacteriophage
DNA Replication Protein P Inhibits the oriC DNA- and ATP-binding
Functions of the DNA Replication Initiator Protein DnaA of Escherichia
coli. J Biochem Mol Biol. 38(1): 97-103.
SK, Banerjee T, Basak S, Sahu K, Sau S and Ghosh TC (2005). Studies on codon
usage in Thermoplasma acidophilum and its possible implications on
the occurrences of lateral gene transfer. J Basic Microbiol. (in
10. Sahu K,
Gupta SK, Sau S and Ghosh TC. (2005). Comparative analysis of the base
composition and codon usages in fourteen mycobacteriophage genomes. J
Biomol struct Dyn. (in press).
11. Sau K,
Gupta SK, Sau S, and Ghosh TC. (2005). Synonymous codon usage bias in
sixteen Staphylococcus aureus phages: Implication in phage therapy.
Virus Res (in press).
list of publications
(reverse chronological order)