Dr. Rajanikanta Mahapatra
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Sambalpur University
M.Sc. Sambalpur University

Email : [email protected]

Professional Experience

  • Faculty Associate , School of Biotechnology, KIIT (2008 - 2013)

Awards/Honours

  • Awarded travel grant from Department of Biotechnology, Government of India to participate in InCOB-2011, from 30th Nov-2nd Dec, 2011 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Student assistantship sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India for pursuing Adv.PG Diploma in Bioinformatics for the academic year 2005-06.

Selected Publications

Full List
  • Chinmaya Panda, Rajani Kanta Mahapatra* (2018). Identification of novel therapeutic candidates in Cryptosporidium parvum: An in silico approach. Parasitology 1-10.     IF: 2.511
  • Sandeep Kumar Panda, Rajani Kanta Mahapatra* (2017). In-silico screening, identification and validation of a novel vaccine candidate in the fight against Plasmodium falciparum. Parasitogy Research. 116(4):1293-1305. IF:2.558
  • Subhashree Rout, Rajani Kanta Mahapatra* (2016). In-silico screening of novel inhibitor of M17 Leucine Amino Peptidase (LAP) of Plasmodium species as therapeutic candidate. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 82:192–201.  IF: 3.457
  • Himanshu Bhusan Samal, Jugal Kishore Das, Rajani Kanta Mahapatra*, Mrutunjay Suar* (2015). Molecular modeling, simulation and virtual screening of MurD ligase protein from Salmonella Typhimurium LT2. J of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods. 73: 34-41IF:2.269
  • Parmita Chawley, Himanshu Bhusan Samal, Jyoti Prava, Mrutunjay Suar, Rajani Kanta Mahapatra* (2014). Comparative genomics study for identification of drug and vaccine targets in Vibrio cholerae: MurA ligase as a case study. Genomics. 103:83-93 IF: 2.901   (Illustrated on the cover page of the journal)
  • Alok Pani, Rajani Kanta Mahapatra*, Niranjan Behera and Pradeep Kumar Naik (2011). Computational identification of Sweet Wormwood (Artemisia annua) miRNA and their mRNA targets. Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics. 9(6): 200-210. IF: 6.615

* Corresponding author

My current research is based on rational designing of ant-malarial & anti-microbial lead molecules and computational screening using both structure and ligand based approaches. Besides, my research activity also includes comparative genomics, biological sequence analysis and their functional annotation.

Research Project:

  1. DESIGN OF ANTIMALARIALSMALL DRUG MOLECULES AGAINST PLASMODIUM SPECIES: COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH.
  2. GENOME-WIDE ANALYSIS OF PROTEIN DISORDER IN DIFFERENT MEDICINAL PLANTS: IMPLICATION FOR PLANT STRESS PHYSIOLOGY.

Prof. David Warhurst (LSHTM, UK)

  • Miss Subshashree Rout 
    DST Inspire(SRF)
  • Mr. Ajit Kumar Dhal
    Research Assistant

From Left: Ms. Subhashree Rout (DST Inspire Fellow), Dr. Rajanikanta Mahapatra (PI), Mr. Ajit Kumar Dhal, Research Assistant.

2016

  1. Subhashree Rout, Rajani Kanta Mahapatra* (2016). In-silico screening of novel inhibitor of M17 Leucine Amino Peptidase (LAP) of Plasmodium species as therapeutic candidate. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 82:192–201. IF:2.326
  2. Jugal Kishore Das, Rajani Kanta Mahapatra, Subhranshu Patro, Chandan Goswami, Mrutyunjay Suar* (2016). Lactobacillus acidophilus binds to MUC3 component of cultured intestinal epithelial cells with highest affinity. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 363(8).IF: 1.858

2015

  1. Himanshu Bhusan Samal, Jugal Kishore Das, Rajani Kanta Mahapatra*, Mrutunjay Suar* (2015). Molecular modeling, simulation and virtual screening of MurD ligase protein from Salmonella Typhimurium LT2. J of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods. 73: 34-41.IF:2.147
  2. Himanshu Bhusan Samal, Jyoti Prava, Mrutunjay Suar, Rajani Kanta Mahapatra* (2015). Comparative genomics analysis of Salmonella Typhimurium LT2for the identification of putative therapeutic candidate. J. of Theoretical Biology. 369:67-79.  IF: 2.049
  3. Subhashree Rout, David Charles Warhurst, Mrutyunjay Suar, Rajani Kanta Mahapatra* (2015). In-silico comparative genomics analysis of Plasmodium falciparum for the identification ofputative essential genes and therapeutic candidates. J. of Microbiological Methods. 109: 1-8.IF: 1.857

2014

  1. Soma Ghosh, Jyoti Prava, Himanshu Bhusan Samal, Mrutunjay Suar, Rajani Kanta Mahapatra* (2014). Comparative genomics for the identification of drug and vaccine targets in Staphylococcus aureus. MurA ligase enzyme as a proposed candidate. J. of Microbiological Methods. 101:1-8. IF: 1.857
  2. Parmita Chawley, Himanshu Bhusan Samal, Jyoti Prava, Mrutunjay Suar, Rajani Kanta Mahapatra* (2014). Comparative genomics study for identification of drug and vaccine targets in Vibrio cholerae: MurA ligase as a case study. Genomics. 103:83-93 IF: 2.386  (Illustrated on the cover page of the journal)

2013

  1. Alok Pani, Rajani Kanta Mahapatra* (2013). Computational identification of miRNAs and their targets in Catharanthus roseus expressed sequence tags. Genomics Data.1:2-6.

* Corresponding author