Dr. Aditya Kumar

Assistant Professor

Room No 106

Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Tezpur University

Tezpur - 784 028

Assam, India

Contact: +91-3712-27-5403

Email: aditya@tezu.ernet.in

Positions held

April 2017 - Present
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBBT), Tezpur University.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Jan 2016 - Mar 2017
Research Associate

Research Associate, supervisor Professor Manju Bansal, Molecular Biophysics Unit, IISc Bangalore.

Academic Profile

2008 - 2015

PhD in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

2006 - 2008
Post Graduate

MSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam, India.

2000 - 2004

BSc in Chemistry, Zoology and Botany, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, UP, India.


National Postdoctoral Fellowship

National Postdoctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) SERB, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.                                                                                                                                                                                         

DBT Research Associate Fellowship

DBT Research Associate Fellowship by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.

International travel grant by SERB

International travel grant by SERB, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India .

Apr 2018 - Mar 2019
International travel grant by DBT - CTEP

International travel grant by Department of Biotechnology (DBT-CTEP), Govt. of India 2013.

2009 - 2013
Junior & Senior Research Fellowship

Junior & Senior Research Fellowship for PhD by CSIR, Govt. of India .

2006 - 2008
DBT scholarship

DBT scholarship for MSc by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India (2006-2008).


Cleared CSIR-JRF by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India .


Cleared ICMR-JRF by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Govt. of India.

2008 & 2009

Cleared DBT-JRF by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt.of India.

National Eligibility Test

Cleared National Eligibility Test (NET) by University Grants Commision (UGC), Govt. of India.

National level entrance examination

Cleared national level entrance examination for admission to Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

2007 & 2008

Cleared national level Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India.


Cleared national level Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology (CEEB) by JNU, India.

Certificate in information technology

Certificate in information technology (CIT) by NIIT, India .

Invited Lectures/ Resource person
Current Teaching
  • Introduction to analytical techniques BT752.
  • Molecular Biology BT440.
  • Biochemistry BT441.
  • Genomics and Proteomics BT448.
  • Seminar BT454.
  • Project Proposal Presentation BT475.
  • Computational Biology BI339.
  • Genomics and Proteomics BI422.
  • Molecular Biology I BI321.
  • Bioprogramming and Biostatistics BI327.
  • Structural Bioinformatics BI421.
Research Interest
  • Computational Biophysics, Genomics and Bioinformatics.
Research Project
  • Characterization of DNA structural features and non B DNA structures in regulatory regions in prokaryotes: an in-silico approach.
Research Publications
  • Research articles
    • Venkata Rajesh Yella*, Akkinepally Vanaja, Umasankar Kulandaivelu and Aditya Kumar*, Delving into Eukaryotic Origins of Replication Using DNA Structural Features, ACS Omega, 2020. [Article at publisher's site]New
    • Venkata Rajesh Yella, Aditya Kumar and Manju Bansal, Identification of putative promoters in 48 eukaryotic genomes on the basis of DNA free energy, Scientific Reports, 8, 4520, 2018. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Aditya Kumar and Manju Bansal, Unveiling DNA structural features of promoters associated with various types of TSSs in prokaryotic transcriptomes and their role in gene expression, DNA Research, 24(1):25-35, 2017. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Aditya Kumar Vasumathi Manivelan and Manju Bansal, Structural features of DNA are conserved in the promoter region of orthologous genes across different strains of Helicobacter pylori, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 363, 2016. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Aditya Kumar and Manju Bansal, Characterization of structural and free energy properties of promoters associated with Primary and Operon TSS in Helicobacter pylori genome and their orthologs, Journal of Biosciences, 37(3):423-431, 2012.[Article at publisher's site]
    • B.R. Powdel, Siddhartha Sankar Satapathy, Aditya Kumar, Pankaj Kumar Jha, Alak Kumar Buragohain, Munindra Borah and Suvendra Kumar Ray, A study in entire chromosomes of violations of the intra-strand parity of complementary nucleotides (Chargaff’s second parity rule), DNA Research, 16(6):325-343, 2009. [Article at publisher's site]
  • Review Article
    • Manju Bansal, Aditya Kumar and Venkata Rajesh Yella, Role of DNA sequence based structural features of promoters in transcription initiation and gene expression, Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 25(C):77-85, 2014. [Article at publisher's site]
  • Book Chapters
    • Aditya Kumar and Manju Bansal, Modulation of Gene Expression by Gene Architecture and Promoter Structure, Bioinformatics in the Era of Post Genomics and Big Data (Edited by Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov) IntechOpen, 37-53, 2018. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Venkata Rajesh Yella, Aditya Kumar and Manju Bansal, DNA structure and promoter engineering, Systems and Synthetic Biology (Edited by Vikram Singh and Pawan K. Dhar) Springer, 241-254, 2015. [Article at publisher's site]
Conference Proceedings
  • Aditya Kumar and Manju Bansal, International conference on Genome Informatics, NUS, Singapore, Dec 16-19. 2013.
  • Aditya Kumar and Venkata Rajesh Yella, International Conference on Biomolecular Forms and Function, IISc Bangalore, India, Jan 8-11. 2013.
  • Aditya Kumar and Manju Bansal, Conference on Nucleic acids in Diseases and Disorders, IIT Delhi, India, Dec 7-9. 2011.