Dr. Deepa Bhagat
Senior Scientist
Division of Insect Ecology
E-mail:deepa.bhgt@gmail.com
Fax:080-2341 1961
Phone:+91 9902256372
Qualification M. Sc., Ph. D (Organic Chemistry)., Postdoc (Nanotechnology)
Specialization Presently working on Synthesis of Nanomaterials to act as sensor for semiochemicals in pest management
Professional Experience 16 years
Publications 36
Training (International)
The Pennsylvania state university, Dept. of Entomology, College of Agricultural Sciences, Univeristy Park, Penn state, USA on the topic "Insect chemical ecology" from 09 June, 2014 to 15 June, 2014.
The University of California, Davis, on the topic "Synthesis of nanomaterials to enhance shelf life of semiochemicals and act as sensor for semiochemicals in pest management" from February 5, 2011 to May 5, 2011, sponsored by NAIP under International-HRD.
China international centre for agricultural training (CICAT) fellowship to attend training on crop diseases and pests ecological control for developing countries at South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, P. R. China from 24.05.2010 - 04.07.2010.
Postdoctoral fellowship, DBT, topic entitled "Enhancing shelf life of semiochemicals formulations through nanoparticles" at Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore for period of January, 28, 2009 - January, 28, 2010.
Awards / Recognition
Parikshit moitra, Deepa Bhagat, Rudra Pratap and Santanu Bhattacharya received Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award during the Festival of Innovation at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 5, 2017.
The Executive committee of BRICPL and Award jury committee of ICAABT-2017, confered Deepa Bhagat, BRICPL Science explorer award in ICAABT-2017, Orchha, MP, India on 2-04-2017.
The executive committee of the society for Scientific and Social Development (SSSD) confers Deepa Bhagat its Best Scientist (Research) award-2015 for Nanoscience on the occasion of National conference of Emerging trends in Agricultural Sciences and its impact on sustainable livelihood during 25-26,February-2017 held at Shobit University, Meerut (UP), India.
Recipient of Best paper presentation at the International conference on water quality and management for climate resilient agriculture 28th - 31st May, 2013 at Jain Irrigation, Jalgaon, Maharastra for the paper entitled "Release pattern of an infochemical, linalool under simulated climate change scenario" Deepa Bhagat., N, Bakthavatsalam., R. Srinivasa.
Recipient of 'Fellow of CHAI 28.05.2013' awarded by Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India, New Delhi - 110078, India.
Recipient of third prize at the International conference - 5th Bangalore Nano was held 6-7, December, 2012 at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore for the poster entitled "Non target effect of Chitosan alginate nanoparticles on the biology of Aphid Lion, Chrysoperla zastrowi sillemi (Esben-Peterson) (Neuroptera:Chrysopsidae)" Deepa Bhagat, N. Bakthavatsalam, Chandish R Ballal, Srinivasa, R & Ramu, G.
An Expert reviewed as DST- India-Brazil- South Africa (IBSA) nanotechnology initiatives, a collaborative flagship program basically focusing on development of sensors and nano-devices, nano-structured organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells, Nano-drug delivery system for antiretroviral and mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) drugs and water purification on October 3, 2012.
"Bioved Fellowship Award 2007" Awarded by Bioved Research & Communication Centre, Research Wing of Bioved Research Society, Allahabad - 211002, U.P. India.
Editorial board of STM Journal of Nanotechnology, New Delhi, India.
Patents
Santanu Bhattacharya, Subham Bhattacharjee, Dipen Biswakarma, Deepa Bhagat., "A reusable charge transfer based agrogel", Indian patent filed 2017
Santanu Bhattacharya, Rudra Prathap, Parikshit Moitra, Deepa Bhagat., "Optical Nanosensor for early stage detection of Bactrocera oleainfestation", PCT/IN217/05025.
Santanu Bhattacharya, Deepa Bhagat, Subham Bhattacharya., "Nanogels, methods and devices thereof, for managining Holotrichia consanguinea", Indian Patent filed 2016.
Santanu Bhattacharya, Rudra Prathap, Parikshit Moitra, Deepa Bhagat., "Optical Nanosensor for early stage detection of Bactrocera olea infestation", Indian Patent filed 2015.
Santanu Bhattacharya, Rudra Prathap, Parikshit Moitra, Deepa Bhagat., "A Pheromone detector", European patent, WIPO 2016/059641 A1, April 21st 2016.
Santanu Bhattacharya, Deepa Bhagat, Suman Kalyan Samanta., "Nanogels, Methods and Device thereof in Pest Management", Indian Patent, 372/CHE/2014 A, 41/2015, October 9th 2015.
Santanu Bhattacharya, Rudra Prathap, Parikshit Moitra, Deepa Bhagat., "A Pheromone detector", Indian patent filed 2014.
Santanu Bhattacharya, Parikshit Moitra, Deepa Bhagat., "Surface functionalization for sensing of volatile organic compounds", Indian patent filed 2014.
Selected Publications
Moitra, Parikshit; Bhagat, Deepa; Rudra Pratap; & Bhattacharya, S. 2016. A novel bio-engineering approach to generate an eminent surface-functionalised template for selective detection of female sex pheromone of Helicoverpa armigera. Scientific Reports 6, 37355- 37364.
Dey, Nilanjan; Bhagat, Deepa; Cherukaraveedu, Durgadas & Bhattacharya, S 2016 Efficacious utilization of red light emitting CdTe Nanoparticles for trace-level detection of harmful herbicide in adulterated food and agricultural crops Chem asian J .2017, 12, 76-85.
Hema Bisht; Bhagat, Deepa; Bhatanagar, M.K. 2014. Metabolite profiling of different developmental stages of Solanum lycopersicum L. by using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. International journal of innovative horticulture. 3(1): 41-52.
Hema Bisht; Bhagat, Deepa; Bhatanagar, M.K. 2014. Metabolic profiling of tomatoes with pest infestation using GCMS and NMR spectroscopy. International journal of pharmacognosy and phytochemicals research. 6(3): 550-556.
Bhagat, Deepa; Samanta, S.K.; & Bhattacharya, S. 2013 Protocol Exchange, Nature Protocol, 20, March, 2013.
Bhagat, Deepa; Samanta, S.K.; & Bhattacharya, S. 2013. Efficient Management of Fruit Pests by Pheromone Nanogels. Scientific Reports, 3, 1294 - 1302.
Bhagat, Deepa., Bakthavatsalam, N. & Vinutha, J. 2013 Effect of leaf volatiles of rice varieties on foraging behaviour of Trichogramma (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) Journal of Insect science, 168-172.
Bakthavatsalam, N., Vinutha. J., Ramakrishna, P., Ravindra, K. V. & Bhagat, Deepa., &. 2013 Biology of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) reared on pigeonpea grown under elevated level of carbon dioxide Journal of Insect science, 135-141.
Vinutha, J. S., Bhagat, Deepa & Bakthavatsalam, N. 2013 Nanotechnology in the management of polyphagous pest Helicoverpa armigera Journal of Academic Industries Research 1, 10-14.
Bhagat, Deepa & Bakthavatsalam, N. 2012 Influence of rice cultivars on the parasitization efficiency of Trichogramma chilonis Ishii & Trichogramma japonicum Ashmead. Journal of Biological Control, 26, 329-333.
Bakthavatsalam, N., Ravi, G., Deepa Bhagat & P.L. Tandon 2010 Electrophysiological response of Tetrastichus Schoenobii, Ferrariere an egg parasitoid of rice stem borer, Scirphophaga incertulas Walker to the extracts of plants collected from rice ecosystem Journal of Biological Control, 26, 329-333.
Pheromones Technology- An ecofriendly method of pest management in Vatika from the seed and plant people, Autumn 2008, 3, 9-14.
Senani, S.; Jalaluddin, A.; Rai, R.B.; Jai Sunder, S.; Jeya Kumar, S.; Chatterjee, R.N.; Kundu, A.; Bhagat Deepa. Performance evaluation of Chara-Chambelli ducks of Kerala in the Andaman Islands. Livestock International 2005, 21.
Jai Sunder, Chatterjee, R. N.; Rai, R. B.; Ahlawat, S. P. S.; Kundu, A.; Senani, S.; Saha, S. K.; Yadav, S. P and Deepa Bhagat, Outbreak of Infectious Bursal Disease in Poultry of A&N Islands. Indian Vet. Med. J. 2004, 23.
Avasthi, K.; Deepa Bhagat.; Chandralata Bal.; Ashoke Sharon.; Umesh Yadav and Maulik, P. R., 2003, Unusual molecular conformation in dissymmetric propylene-linker compounds containing pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine and pthalimide moieties, Acta Crystallogr. C59, 409.
Yadav, S. P.; Kundu, A.; Ahlawat, S. P. S.; Senani, S.; Chatterjee, R. N.; Saha, S. K.; Deepa Bhagat, Jeya Kumar, S and Jai Sunder, Haematological Parameters of Indigenous Goat of Andaman, Indian Vet. J. 2002, 79, 665.
Chatterjee, R. N.; Ahlawat, S. P. S.; Yadav, S. P.; Senani, S.; Kundu, A.; Jeya Kumar, S.; Saha, S. K.; Jai Sunder and Deepa Bhagat, Comparative growth performance of Nicobari fowl and their cost effectiveness under backyard and intensive system, Indian J. Poultry Sci., 2002, 37, 63.
Senani, S.; Saha, S. K.; Padhi, M. K.; Ahlawat, S. P. S.; Jalaluddin, A.; Chatterjee, R. N.; Kundu, A.; Yadav, S. P.; Jeya Kumar, S and Deepa Bhagat., Status and practices of duck farming in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, J. And. Sci. Assoc., 2001, 17, 226.
Brief Achievements
Applying nanotechnology to semio-chemicals and using expertise in the synthesis and then the evaluation of the toxicity of novel chemicals in pest control.
Synthesizing insect pheromones and kairomones analogs and developing nanosensors for pest management.
Synthesizing of analogue moieties of different compounds and in the synthesis of heterocyclic systems to study Arene-Arene interactions.
Purifying these substances using various chromatographic techniques, crystallization, and so forth, and further characterizing the compounds based on chemical transformations; and with spectral techniques, such as NMR, IR, UV, Mass Spectroscopy and elemental analyses.
Studying the control of aflatoxin and ochratoxin quantitative analysis and detoxification using medicinal plants from the A & N Islands. Maintaining tissue cultures of rice at the Division of Biotechnology at A & N Islands.
Extracting aromatic oils from lemongrass and palmarosa, as well as profiling volatile compounds, quantitatively and qualitatively, at the National Research Centre for Medicinal & Aromatic Plants in Anand, Gujarat.
Advising farmers on converting either geranyl acetate to geraniol or geraniol to geranyl acetate in the production of bulk aromatic oils. And providing a qualitative and quantitative analysis for certificates of the percentage of volatile compounds, such as linalool, linalyl acetate, geraniol, and others which hold commercial export value.
Training (National)
ICAR sponsored short course on "Nanotechnology and plant disease management" June 18-27, 2013 at the Department of Nanoscience & Technology, Directorate of Natural Resource Management, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
The Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, on "Omnicant and Isens for detection of volatile and proteins using nanosensors" from February 19 - 22, 2013.
Hands-on Training on "Biosensor" at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, from April 19 - 28, 2012.
Familiarization Workshop on "Nanofabrication Technologies" at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, April 16 - 18, 2012.
National training course on "Nanocellulose and its composites in Agriculture" October 10- 24, 2011, at the Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, ICAR, Mumbai.
Postdoctoral training at the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, on "Enhancing shelf life of semiochemicals formulations through nanoparticles", from January, 28, 2009 to January, 28, 2010.
Training on the encapsulation of compounds/Nanotechnology at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, N. P. Marg, Matunga, Mumbai, from 3 - 16,02, 2008.
Training on "Isolation, Identification and synthesis of pheromones and other allelochemicals" at Pheromone Group, Organic Division - I, the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, from February 1 to March 1, 2008.