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Biochemist , researcher

Hemanta Kumar Majumder, Indian biochemist, researcher. Achievements include research in leishmania; discovery of evolution of DNA topoisomerase I in kinetoplastid parasites; discovery of apoptosis in unicellular parasite Leishmania; discovery of DNA based polymerase chain reaction diagnostics of the disease Kala-azar; development of drug based on the enzyme DNA topoisomerases.

Background

Majumder, Hemanta Kumar was born on May 5, 1950 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. Son of Gunendra Nath and Uma Rani Majumder.

Career

Director grade scientist Indian Institute Chemical Biology, Calcutta, since 1950. Working chairman West Bengal State Council of Scientific and Technology, Calcutta, since 2005.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in leishmania. Discovery of evolution of DNA topoisomerase I in kinetoplastid parasites. Discovery of apoptosis in unicellular parasite Leishmania.

    Discovery of DNA based polymerase chain reaction diagnostics of the disease Kala-azar. Development of drug based on the enzyme DNA topoisomerases.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor, author, contributor: journal Current Molecular Medicine. Contributor articles to science journals.

Membership

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences. Member: Society Biological Chemistry (life. Vice president 2000-2004).

Connections

Married Chaitali Saha, August 11, 1979. Children: Parijat, Rupamanjari.

father:
Gunendra Nath

mother:
Uma Rani Majumder

spouse:
Chaitali Saha

children:
Parijat Majumder

Rupamanjari Majumder