Nazmiara Sabnam

Assistant Professor

I am a dynamic Plant Biotechnologist with broad expertise from routine and specialist analytical testing to mentoring postgraduate students and supporting trainees. The knowledge I gathered all through my career has made me multidimensional like a combo of multidisciplinary areas, especially in Plant Biotechnology.

I have worked on the cereal killer of rice, Magnaporthe oryzae which causes rice blast disease. My contribution to research during my Ph.D. throws a lot of new insights in regard to the functioning of G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) in this plant pathogenic fungus. 

I have a research interest in plant-pathogen interactions, especially the Magnaporthe-rice pathosystem. Presently, I am interested in identifying and characterizing the set of genes affecting pathogenicity along with deciphering the novel effectors playing a role in the rice-blast fungus interaction. I am more interested in unraveling the complex signaling networks involved in blast pathogenesis as well as finding an eco-friendly cure for the devastating blast disease to safeguard economically important rice crops.

Currently, I am employing wet laboratory-based research in the domains of Advanced Molecular Plant-Pathogen Interactions and Pathogen Informatics.

* Interested research aspirants with CSIR/UGC NET may send their applications with CVs and research interest to

* Students interested in doing Summer Internship (Bsc./M.Sc.), Short-Term Projects, and MSc. Dissertation to learn molecular biology techniques, wet-lab hands on training, bioinformatics, etc. may send their applications too via emails. For detailed information please visit: 


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86/1 College Street, Kolkata - 700073,
West Bengal, India

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