To identify and record the
prevalence and distribution of common airborne pollen grains and fungal
spores in different indoor and outdoor environments with reference to
meteorological parameters and hospitalization data.
Study of pollen morphlogy
and ultra structural characters in solving disputed plant taxonomical and
allergenically significant pollen and spores and assessment of their
allergenic potential by in-vivo and in-vitro tests
Isolation and purification
of allergenic components of the common allergenically potent types.
purification, cloning, expression and study of the recombinant allergen.
To investigate the presence
of shared allergeniciy and antigenicity among taxonomically related airborne
pollen and spore types.
Using allergens for
hyposensitization (immunotherapy) of allergic patients.
Study to reconstruct the
palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironment and their changes using both extant and
fossil palynomorphs from the sediments of recent geologic past.
Quality control of honey
samples to check adulteration and assess nutritive value through physico-chemical
PhD: University of Calcutta (1988)
Name of group members
Important publications (ten)
- Chakraborty,P.;Ghosh, D.;Chowdhury,I. Chatterjee,S.;Chanda,S.;
Gupta- Bhattacharya, S. 2005. Aerobiological and
immunochemical studies on Carica papaya L. pollen: an
aeroallergen from India. Allergy, 60:920-926, Blackwell
- Adhikari, A.; Sen, M.;
Gupta-Bhattacharya, S. and Chanda, S. 2004. Airborne viable,
non-viable and allergenic fungi in a rural agricultural area of India: a
2-year study at five outdoor sampling stations. Science of the Total
Environment, 326:121-139. Elsevier, UK
- Adhikari,A. Sen,M.M.
Gupta-Bhattacharya S. and Chanda,S. 2004. Volumetric assessment of
airborne fungi in two sections of a rural indoor dairy cattle Shed.
Environment International. 29, 1071-1078. Elsevier,UK
- Roy. Debjani, Ghosh . Debajyoti and Gupta-Bhattacharya. Swati,
2003. Homology Modeling Of Allergenic Cyclophilins : IgE binding site
and structural basis of cross reactivity. Biochemical and
Biophysical Research Communications. 307, 422-429. Elsevier,UK
- Chakraborty,P., Gupta-Bhattacharya S. and Chanda S. 2003.
Aeromycoflora of an agricultural farm in West Bengal, India. A five year
study (1994-1999), Grana, 42 (4): 248-54.Taylor &Francis, Sweden
- Sen,M.M. . Adhikari,A. Gupta-Bhattacharya S. and Chanda,S.
2003. Airborne rice pollen and pollen allergen in an agricultural
field: aerobiological and
Journal of Environment Monitoring,
The Royal Society of Chemistry, England.
- Chakraborty, P.; Gupta Bhattacharya,S.;Chowdhuri, I.;Majumdar,
M.R. and Chanda,S. 2001. Differences in concentrations of allergenic
pollen and spores at different heights on an agricultural farm in West
Bengal, India. Ann. Agric.Environ.Med. 8,123-130.
Institute of Agricultural Medicine, Poland
- Chakraborty, P., Chowdhury , I.,
Gupta- Bhattacharya, S., Gupta, S., Sengupta, D.N. and
Chanda S. 1999. Clinico- immunological studies on the pollen grains of
Phoenix sylvestris Roxb.,a common aeroallergen from Calcutta,
India. Allergy.54: 985-989. European College of Allergy and
Clinical Immunology, Sweden.
- Chakraborty, P., Chowdhury I.,
Gupta- Bhattacharya, S. Roy, I., Chatterjee, S.and Chanda, S.
1998. Aerobiologic, clinical and immunochemical studies on Borassus
flabellifer pollen an evidence for a 90 kD allergen. Annals of
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 80:311-317 American College
of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, USA
- Chowdhury, I., Chakraborty, P.,
Gupta Bhattacharya, S. and Chanda, S. 1998 Allergenic
relationship among four common and dominant airborne palm pollen grains
from Eastern India. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 28:977-983.
Blackwell Science Ltd., UK.
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