Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Koel Mukherjee
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering and Biotechnology
B. Tech, M. Tech (Bioinformatics), Ph.D. (Computational Biology)
Contact Address
Permanent Address DII/27, Outer Campus, BIT Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand
Local Address Department of Bioengineering and Biotechnology BIT Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand
Phone (Office) 0651-2276223
Phone Residence 7739252809
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 18-Sep-2009

  Work Experience
Teaching : 11 Years

Research : 10 Years

Individual: 10 Years

  Professional Background
  • Lecturer (3/9/2008 - 16/9/2009), Haldia Institute of Technology, West Bengal
  • Lecturer (18/9/2009 - 19/11/2010), Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  • Assistant Professor (20/11/2010 - 30/5/2012), Waljat College of Applied Sciences, Muscat Centre, Sultanate of Oman
  • Assistant Professor (1/6/2012 - Till date),Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  Research Areas
  • Enzyme technology and Informatics
  • Computational Biology
  • Drug Designing & delivery system,
  • MD simulation,
  • DNA-Protein interaction study
  • Nanobiotechnology
  Award and Honours


1. Received International Travel Grant for presenting paper in International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB) 2016, Singapore from SERB, (ITS/3193/2016-17).


1. Invited speaker in One Week Short Term Course on Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources and their Healthcare Applications January 8-14, 2018, NIT Durgapur, organised by Department of Biotechnology and Department of Chemical Engineering.

2. Supervised a project (“Therapeutic Switching: A dawn in cancer treatment”) and was presented on behalf of Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra in ANVESHAN (East Zone, organized by AIU, February 2017), and ranked first in Basic Science section to compete in National Level.

3. Invited speaker (Resource Person) in BTISNet sponsored Workshop on “Emerging Techniques in Bioinformatics and its Application” in Bio-Engineering Department, BIT Mesra held from 30th November-4th December, 2015. 

4. Observation of Womens’ Day (AMI Jharkhand chapter) as speaker
5. Invited lecture in TEQIP sponsored program in Pharmaceutical Science and Technology department, BIT Mesra

6. Invited lecture as guest faculty for ‘Techniques in Biology’ in V.B.University, St,Columba's College Campus, Hajaribagh.

7. Invited guest faculty for ‘Introduction to Bioinformatics’ in Waljat College of Applied Sciences, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.


Webinar/Workshop Organized

  • One day online webinar on “COVID19: Challenges and Interventions”, 27th June, 2020, sponsored by TEQIP III, BIT Mesra
  • Five days workshop on “AI and ML in healthcare”, 27-31st July, 2020, sponsored by TEQIP III, BIT Mesra
  • AICTE-ATAL sponsored 5 days online workshop on “Artificial Intelligence”, 25-29th January, 2021.


  • Avirup MallaKoel MukherjeeMukulika MandalAishwarya MukherjeeRuna SurSuvroma Gupta. An Insight to the Toxic Effect of Sulfamerazine on Porcine Pancreatic Amylase and Lactate Dehydrogenase Activity: An In Vitro Study. Current Chemical Biology. DOI (2021)
  • Vaccine race to become a reality against the highly infectious coronavirus (COVID19), Mukherjee K and Sahu A. Ensemble Journal (UGC CARE approved) Accepted (21010800473VS), 2021.
  • An insight to flux balance analysis for biochemical networks, Shreya Anand, Koel Mukherjee, Padmini Padmanabhan. Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews, doi: 101080/02648725.2020.1847440, 2020 [IF:4.375]
  • Morphological analysis of Spirulina sp. NCIM 5143 and Nostoc ellipsosporum NCIM 2786 and comparative characterization of associated enzymes through in silico approach. Anand, S., Mukherjee, K., Padmanabhan, P. Biologia . (SCIE, IF:0.811) 2020.
  • Tossing the word “Social Distancing” to “Human Distancing” for the Betterment of Human Species in Present Pandemic Situation of COVID-19 in India, Mukherjee, K., Prasad, M., Mukherjee, S., & Mukherjee, SInd. J. Pure App. Biosci. 8(3), 58-63. doi: 2845.8072. (2020).
  • Identification of miRNA, their targets and miPEPs in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Mousam Kumar Ram, Koel Mukherjee, Dev Mani Pandey. Computational Biology and Chemistry 83 (2019). [I.F 1.331]
  • Xylan from bambara and cowpea biomass and their structural elucidation. Nanthakumar Arumugam, Peter Biely, Vladimir Puchart, Abe Gerrano, Koel De Mukherjee, Suren Singh, Santhosh Kumar Pillai. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (Accepted: IJBIOMAC_2019_710). [I.F 3.99]
  • Molecular aspect of Silver nanoparticles regulated embryonic development   in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) by Oct-4 expression. Biplab Sarkar, Suresh K.Verma, Javed Akhtar, Surya Prakash Netam, Sanjay Kr. Gupta, Pritam Kumar Panda,  Koel Mukherjee. Chemosphere, Volume 206, 560-567 (2018). [I.F 4.427]
  • Computational profiling and characterization of Nitrate Reductase involved in silver nanoparticle production by Bacillus clausii. Koel Mukherjee, Rashmi Gupta, Gourav Kumar, Sarita Kumari, Saptaswa Biswas and Padmini Padmanabhan. Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Accepted: JGEB_292) 2018.
  • Inhibition of Porcine Pancreatic Amylase Activity by Sulfamethoxazole: Structural and Functional Aspect. Sujan Maity, Koel Mukherjee, Amrita Banerjee, Suman Mukherjee, Dipak Dasgupta & Suvroma Gupta. The Protein Journal, Volume 35 (3) 237-246. DOI 10.1007/s10930-016-9668-8 (2016)
  • Diversity Study of Nitrate Reducing Bacteria from Soil Samples: A Metagenomics Approach. Priyanka Jha and Koel Mukherjee. Journal of Computer Science & Systems Biology. J Comput Sci Syst Biol., Volume 8(4) 191-198 (2015)
  • Homology modeling and docking studies of human chitotriosidase with it’s natural inhibitors. Deepsikha Roy and Koel Mukherjee. Journal of Proteins and proteomics. Volume 6(2), 183-196 (2015)
  • In silico Characterization and Analysis of RTBP1 and NgTRF1 Protein through MD Simulation and Molecular Docking - A Comparative Study. Koel Mukherjee, Dev Mani Pandey and Ambarish Saran Vidyarthi. Interdiscip Sci Comput Life Sci., Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s12539-014-0237-6. (2014)
  • Sequence analysis and physicochemical characterization of Nipah virus proteins through computational approach. Dipika Rungta and Koel Mukherjee. International Journal of Computational Bioinformatics and In Silico Modeling. Volume 3(3) 398-406 (2014)
  • Identification of HIV1 protease inhibitor through molecular modelling and structure based virtual screening approach. Dipika Rungta, Nutan Chauhan and Koel Mukherjee. Accepted in Journal of Advanced Bioinformatics Applications and Research Volume 5(3) (2014)
  • In silico characterization of nitrate reductase involved in gold nanoparticles synthesis in pseudomonas denitrificans. Rashmi Gupta, Koel Mukherjee and Sneha Singh. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. Volume 5(3) 376-388 (2014)
  • 3D structure modeling of human telomere repeat binding factor 2 and DNA-protein docking studies. Koel Mukherjee, Dev Mani Pandey and Ambarish Saran Vidyarthi. British Biotechnology Journal. Volume 4(1) 81-95 (2013)
  • SVM based model generation for binding site prediction on helix turn helix motif type of transcription factors in eukaryotes. Koel Mukherjee, Abhipriya, Ambarish Saran Vidyarthi & Dev Mani Pandey. Bioinformation. Volume 9(10) 500-505 (2013)
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Rap1 Myb-type domain in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Koel Mukherjee, Dev Mani Pandey & Ambarish Saran Vidyarthi. Bioinformation. Volume 8(18) 881-885 (2012)
  • Molecular dynamics simulation of DNA binding domain of hTRF2", Koel Mukherjee, Asim K. Bothra, Ambarish S. Vidyarthi. Journal of Advanced Bioinformatics Applications and Research. Volume 3(2) 324-327 (2012)
  • Study of Rice Telomere Binding Protein1 (RTBP1): An In Silico Approach. Koel Mukherjee, Ashutosh Kumar, Dev M Pandey and Ambarish S Vidyarthi. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences review and Research. Volume 10(1) (2011)
  • Homology Modelling of Polyphenol Oxidase from Solanum Melongen: Sequence analysis and Structural validation studies – In Silico. Medhavi mallick, Koel Mukherjee and Neetha A. Udayakumar. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. Volume 2(3) (2011)
  • Comparison of global and local motional properties of Human Telomere Repeat Binding Factor (hTRF2) in vacuum and water. K Mukherjee*, A.K.Bothra and A.S. Vidyarthi. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research. Volume 2(3) 587-592 (2010)
Conference Proceedings
1. Identification of Groundnut miRNA and their targets, Mousam Kumar Ram, Koel Mukherjee and Dev Mani Pandey. Canadian Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 1, Special Issue, Page 194,
Poster presentation
• Poster presentation in 'CHEMCON' conference organised by Institute of Chemical Engineers, December 27-30, 2017 in Haldia Institute of Technology
• Poster presentation in National Conference on “ Breaking Barriers through Bioinformatics and Computational Biology” organized by IIT Delhi,    31stJuly - 1st Aug, 2017.
• Poster presentation in International Conference “NexGen Genomics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Technologies Conference” organized by SciGenome Research Foundation, Kerela, 3rd – 5th Oct, 2016.
• Poster presentation in 15th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB September 2016), Singapore.
• Oral presentation in COALESCENCE’16 organized by Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi April 2, 2016. • Poster presentation in National Conference on Biotechnology for Sustainable Development, organized by Teqip II and BIT Mesra, December 17-19, 2015
• Poster Presentation in 6th Annual meeting of Proteomics Society of India (PSI-2014) & International Conference on “Proteomics from discovery to function” from December 7-9, 2014 ; Organized at: IIT Bombay.
• Poster presentation Symposium “Frontiers in Biomedical Research” 14-16th April, 2014 organized by Department of Botany, Delhi University, New Delhi.
• Poster presentation in BIOSANGAM. At Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh). 21-23, November 2013.
• Poster presentation in International Conference on “Recent advances on Computational Drug design”, IIsc Bangalore, 16-17th Sept, 2013.
• Poster presentation at International Conference in KIIT, Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Sept 2010.
• Oral Presentation in National Seminar on “Applications of Biotechnology & Development of Bihar” organized by Central University of Bihar & Birla Institute of Technology, Patna, 22-24 March, 2010.
  Member of Professional Bodies


1. Association of Microbiologist (AMI), Mesra, India

2. BRSI, India

  Current Sponsored Projects

1. Seed Money Scheme, BIT Mesra (Completed) 2015-2016

2. BIT Mesra UG/PG Grant (Completed), 2017-2018



  Text and Reference Books
  • Book Chapter “Spirulina: A Cyanobacteria with Numerous Valuable Properties” Shreya Anand, Koel Mukherjee and Padmini Padmanabhan in Spirulina and its Health Benefits. ISBN: 978-1-68507-018-2, 2021.
  1. Data Analysis and Network Study of Non-small-cell Lung Cancer Biomarkers. Koel De Mukherjee, Aman Vats, Deepshikha Ghosh and Santhosh Kumar Pillai. Advances in Computational Intelligence. ISBN 978-981-13-8222-2 (eBook) (2018)
  1. Book chapter for "Gene Expression Profiling of Cervical Cancer Using Statistical Method". Deepak Kapse, Koel Mukherjee and Debadyuti Banerjee in Advances in Computational Intelligence. ISBN 978-981-10-2525-9, © 2017.
  1. Book chapter in book Application of Biotechnology for Sustainable Development for Identification and screening of potent inhibitors against spore wall proteins of Flacherie infected B. mori through molecular modelling and docking studies. Debadyuti Banerjee and Koel Mukherjee. DOI:10.1007/978-981-10-5538-6, ISBN 978-981-10-5537-9, 2017