Choudhury,Bijan - Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Choudhury,Bijan
Bijan Choudhury Professor bijan.choudhury@bt.iitr.ac.in 91-01332-285297
Areas of Interest
  • Biochemical engineering, Biotransformation, Enzyme technology, metabolic modelling, bioenergy
Professional Background
FromPeriodPositionOrganisation
2018-01-01OngoingProfessorIIT Roorkee
2012-01-016 years Associate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2006-01-016 years Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Biotechnology, IIT roorkee
2005-01-011 year LecturerDepartment of Biotechnology, IIT Roorkee
2000-01-015 years ScientistBirla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur
1999-01-01Executive ScientistCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Ahmedabad
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
B.TechFood Technology and Biochemical EngineeringJadavpur University1991
M.TechBiochemical engineering and BiotechnologyIIT Delhi1993
PhDBiochemical EngineeringIIT Madras1999
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
PRODUCTION OF BRANCHED CHAIN FATTY ACID ENRICHED LIPID AS A SOURCE OF BIOLUBRICANT BASE OILSERB2017-01Ongoing
EXPLORING BIODIESEAL FEEDSTOCK PRODUCTION IN A HALOPHILIC ISOLATELSRB2017-01Ongoing
Process development for syntheses of heterocyclic hydroxamate and hydrazide compounds using amidaseCSIR2015-01Ongoing
Enzymatic desymmetrization of Prochiral dinitrileCSIR, New Delhi2007-01Ongoing
In-situ production of Trehalose in PropionibacteriaDepartment of Biotechnology, Govt of India2006-01Ongoing
Development of thermostable nitrile metabolizing enzymes for enantio-and regio-selective biotransforDepartment of Biotechnology2005-0115 years 7 months
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Enzymology and Enzyme technologyBT602P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Applied MicrobiologyBT514P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Autumn
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Vikash Babuenzymatic surface modification of polyacrylonitrile
RohitTrehalose production in Propionibacteria
RohitTrehalose production in Propionibacteria
RohitTrehalose production in Propionibacteria
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Enzymatic surface modification of polyacrylonitrileDr. Vikash babuO2020-08
Study of trehalose production and metabolism in Propionibacterium shermanii under osmotic stressRohitO2007-01
Development of bio-catalytic process for Hydroxamic acid and acid hydrazide synthesisShilpiO2009-01
Screening and characterization of an extracellular protease from halophilic bacteriumMeenu GuptaO2009-01
Studies on cellulase production for enzyme assisted refining of pulpRashmi SinghO2010-01
Refereed Journal Papers

Singh N., Choudhury, B., Valorization of food-waste hydrolysate by Lentibacillus salarius NS12IITR for the production of branched chain fatty acid enriched lipid with potential application as a feedstock for improved biodiesel. Waste Management. 94:1-9, 2019.

Singh N., Choudhury, B. Potential of Lentibacillus sp. NS12IITR for production of lipids with enriched branched-chain fatty acids for improving biodiesel properties along with hydrocarbon co-production. Extremophiles 22(6):865-875, 2018

Singh, R., Bhardwaj, N.K., Choudhury, B.Cellulase-assisted refining optimization for saving electrical energy demand and pulp quality evaluation (2015) Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 74 (8), pp. 471-475.

Gupta, M., Aggarwal, S., Navani, N.K., Choudhury, B.Isolation and characterization of a protease-producing novel haloalkaliphilic bacterium Halobiforma sp. strain BNMIITR from Sambhar lake in Rajasthan, India (2014) Annals of Microbiology, 65 (2), pp. 677-686. 

Babu, V., Pasha, S.K., Gupta, G., Majumdar, C.B., Choudhury, B.Enzymatic surface modification of polyacrylonitrile and its copolymers: Effects of polymer surface area and protein adsorption
(2014) Fibers and Polymers, 15 (1), pp. 24-29. 

Agarwal, S., Choudhury, B.Presence of multiple acyltranferases with diverse substrate specificity in Bacillus smithii strain IITR6b2 and characterization of unique acyltransferase with nicotinamide
(2014) Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, 107, pp. 64-72. 

Singh, R., Bhardwaj, N.K., Choudhury, B. An experimental study of the effect of enzyme-assisted refining on energy consumption and paper properties for mixed hardwood pulp (2014) Appita Journal, 67 (3), pp. 226-231. 

Babu, V., Choudhury, B.Methods of cell lysis and effect of detergents for the recovery of nitrile metabolizing enzyme from Amycolatopsis sp. IITR215 (2013) Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, 11 (2), pp. 117-122. 

Agarwal, S., Gupta, M., Choudhury, B.Bioprocess development for nicotinic acid hydroxamate synthesis by acyltransferase activity of Bacillus smithii strain IITR6b2
(2013) Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 40 (9), pp. 937-946. 

Ruhal, R., Kataria, R., Choudhury, B.Trends in bacterial trehalose metabolism and significant nodes of metabolic pathway in the direction of trehalose accumulation (2013) Microbial Biotechnology, 6 (5), pp. 493-502. 

Agarwal, S., Gupta, M., Choudhury, B. Solvent free biocatalytic synthesis of isoniazid from isonicotinamide using whole cell of Bacillus smithii strain IITR6b2
(2013) Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, 97, pp. 67-73. 

Ruhal, R., Choudhury, B. Improved trehalose production from biodiesel waste using parent and osmotically sensitive mutant of Propionibacterium freudenreichii subsp. shermanii under aerobic conditions
(2012) Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 39 (8), pp. 1153-1160. 

Ruhal, R., Choudhury, B. Use of an osmotically sensitive mutant of Propionibacterium freudenreichii subspp. shermanii for the simultaneous productions of organic acids and trehalose from biodiesel waste based crude glycerol (2012) Bioresource Technology, 109, pp. 131-139. 

Ruhal, R., Choudhury, B.Membrane Separation and Design (2012) Handbook of Food Process Design, pp. 769-788. 

Babu, V., Choudhury, B.
Competitive adsorptions of nitrile hydratase and amidase on polyacrylonitrile and its effect on surface modification (2012) Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 89 (1), pp. 277-282. 


Ruhal, R., Aggarwal, S., Choudhury, B.Suitability of crude glycerol obtained from biodiesel waste for the production of trehalose and propionic acid (2011) Green Chemistry, 13 (12), pp. 3492-3498. 


Babu, V., Shilpi, Choudhury, B.Nitrile-metabolizing potential of Amycolatopsis sp. IITR215
(2010) Process Biochemistry, 45 (6), pp. 866-873. 

Nigam, V.K., Khandelwal, A.K., Gothwal, R.K., Mohan, M.K., Choudhury, B., Vidyarthi, A.S., Ghosh, P.
Nitrilase-catalysed conversion of acrylonitrile by free and immobilized cells of Streptomyces sp.
(2009) Journal of Biosciences, 34 (1), pp. 21-26. 


Nigam, V.K., Agarwal, A., Sharma, M., Ghosh, P., Choudhury, B. Bioconversion of 3-cyanopyridine to nicotinic acid by a thermotable nitrilase (2009) Research Journal of Biotechnology, 4 (1), pp. 32-36. 

Khandelwal, A.K., Nigam, V.K., Choudhury, B., Mohan, M.K., Ghosh, P. Optimization of nitrilase production from a new thermophilic isolate (2007) Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 82 (7), pp. 646-651. 

Choudhury, B., Chauhan, S., Singh, S.N., Ghosh, P. Production of Xylanase of Bacillus coagulans and its bleaching potential (2006) World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 22 (3), pp. 283-288. 

Choudhury, B., Swaminathan, T.Lactic acid fermentation in cell-recycle membrane bioreactor
(2006) Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 128 (2), pp. 171-183. 

Choudhury, B., Aggarwal, P., Gothwal, R.K., Mantri, R., Mohan, M.K., Ghosh, P. Biobleaching of nonwoody pulps using xylanase of Bacillus brevis BISR-062 (2006) Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 128 (2), pp. 159-169. 

Chauhan, S., Choudhury, B., Singh, S.N., Ghosh, P.Application of xylanase enzyme of Bacillus coagulans as a prebleaching agent on non-woody pulps (2006) Process Biochemistry, 41 (1), pp. 226-231. 

Choudhury, B., Swaminathan, T. High Cell Density Lactic Acid Fermentation with Cell Recycle Bioreactor
(1998) Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 57 (10-11), pp. 595-599. 

Choudhury, B., Basha, A., Swaminathan, T. Study of lactic acid extraction with higher molecular weight aliphatic amines (1998) Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 72 (2), pp. 111-116. C

Choudhury, B., Swaminathan, T. Lactic acid extraction with trioctyl amine (1998) Bioprocess Engineering, 19 (4), pp. 317-320. 
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