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.
  • 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 Projects
  • Elucidating the mechanism of action of PehR, a transcriptional regulator in pathogenicity of Ralstonia solanacearum F1C1 (local isolate).
    • Collaborator Professor Suvendra Kumar Ray, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tezpur University.
    • Funded by SERB, Govt. of India.
  • Characterization of DNA structural features and non B DNA structures in regulatory regions in prokaryotes: an in-silico approach.
Research Publications
  • Research articles
    • Dey, U., Olymon, K., Banik, A., Abbas, E., Yella, V. R., & Kumar, A. (2023). DNA structural properties of DNA binding sites for 21 transcription factors in the mycobacterial genome. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 13(June), 1147544. [Article at publisher's site]New
    • Patra, D., Roy, S., Arora, L., Kabeer, S. W., Singh, S., Dey, U., Banerjee, D., Sinha, A., Dasgupta, S., Tikoo, K., Kumar, A., & Pal, D. (2023). miR-210-3p Promotes Obesity-Induced Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Insulin Resistance by Targeting SOCS1-Mediated NF-κB Pathway. Diabetes, 72(3), 375–388. [Article at publisher's site]New
    • Bhuyan, S., Yadav, M., Giri, S. J., Begum, S., Das, S., Phukan, A., Priyadarshani, P., Sarkar, S., Jayswal, A., Kabyashree, K., Kumar, A., Mandal, M., & Ray, S. K. (2023). Microliter spotting and micro-colony observation: A rapid and simple approach for counting bacterial colony forming units. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 207(March), 106707. [Article at publisher's site]New
    • Sganzerla Martinez, G., Perez-Rueda, E., Kumar, A., Sarkar, S., & de Avila e Silva, S. (2023). Explainable artificial intelligence as a reliable annotator of archaeal promoter regions. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 1763. [Article at publisher's site]New
    • Singh, P. K., Singh, J., Medhi, T., & Kumar, A. (2022). Phytochemical Screening, Quantification, FT-IR Analysis, and In Silico Characterization of Potential Bio-active Compounds Identified in HR-LC/MS Analysis of the Polyherbal Formulation from Northeast India. ACS Omega, 7(37), 33067–33078. [Article at publisher's site]New
    • Devi, Y. D., Dey, U., Kumar, A., Singh, C. S., & Namsa, N. D. (2022). Genome Sequence of a Wa-Like G3P[8] Rotavirus from a 12-Month-Old Child with Diarrhea in Manipur, India. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 2(10), e0125421. [Article at publisher's site]New
    • Kari, H., Bandi, S. M. S., Kumar, A., & Yella, V. R. (2022). DeePromClass: Delineator for Eukaryotic Core Promoters employing Deep Neural Networks. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, PP(c), 1–8. [Article at publisher's site]New
    • Martinez, G. S., Sarkar, S.,Kumar, A., Pérez‐Rueda, E., & de Avila e Silva, S. (2021). Characterization of promoters in archaeal genomes based on DNA structural parameters. MicrobiologyOpen, 10(5), 1–19. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Devi, Y. D., Goswami, H. B., Konwar, S., Doley, C., Dolley, A., Devi, A., Chongtham, C., Dowerah, D., Biswa, V., Jamir, L.,Kumar, A., Satapathy, S. S., Ray, S. K., Deka, R. C., Doley, R., Mandal, M., Das, S., Singh, C. S., Borah, P. P., … Namsa, N. D. (2021). Immunoinformatics mapping of potential epitopes in SARS-CoV-2 structural proteins. PLOS ONE, 16(11), e0258645. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Sarkar, S., Dey, U., Khohliwe, T. B., Yella, V. R., &Kumar, A.* (2021). Analysis of nucleoid-associated protein-binding regions reveals DNA structural features influencing genome organization in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. FEBS Letters, 1–18. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Martinez, G. S., de Ávila e Silva, S., Kumar, A. , & Pérez-Rueda, E. (2021). DNA structural and physical properties reveal peculiarities in promoter sequences of the bacterium Escherichia coli K-12. SN Applied Sciences, 3(8), 740. [Article at publisher's site]
    • AkkinepallyVanaja, Prasanna Mallick, S., Kulandaivelu, U., Kumar, A.* , & Rajesh Yella, V.* (2021). Symphony of the DNA flexibility and sequence environment orchestrates p53 binding to its responsive elements Gene, 803(July), 145892. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Chaliha, C., Kaladhar, V. C., Doley, R., Verma, P. K., Kumar, A., & Kalita, E. (2021). Bipartite molecular approach for species delimitation and resolving cryptic speciation of Exobasidium vexans within the Exobasidium genus. Computational Biology and Chemistry, 92(February), 107496 [Article at publisher's site]
    • Dey, U., Sarkar, S., Teronpi, V., Yella, V. R., & Kumar, A.* (2021). G-quadruplex motifs are functionally conserved in cis-regulatory regions of pathogenic bacteria: An in-silico evaluation. Biochimie, 184, 40–51. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Yella, V. R., Vanaja, A., Kulandaivelu, U., & Kumar, A.* (2020). Delving into Eukaryotic Origins of Replication Using DNA Structural Features. ACS Omega, 5(23), 13601–13611. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Yella, V. R., Kumar, A., & Bansal, M. (2018). Identification of putative promoters in 48 eukaryotic genomes on the basis of DNA free energy. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 4520. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Kumar, A., & Bansal, M. (2017). Unveiling DNA structural features of promoters associated with various types of TSSs in prokaryotic transcriptomes and their role in gene expression. DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes, 24(1), 25–35 [Article at publisher's site]
    • Kumar, A., Manivelan, V., & Bansal, M. (2016). Structural features of DNA are conserved in the promoter region of orthologous genes across different strains of Helicobacter pylori. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 363(18), fnw207. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Kumar, A., & Bansal, M. (2012). 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.[Article at publisher's site]
    • Powdel, B. R., Satapathy, S. S., Kumar, A., Jha, P. K., Buragohain, A. K., Borah, M., & Ray, S. K. (2009). A study in entire chromosomes of violations of the intra-strand parity of complementary nucleotides (Chargaff’s second parity rule). DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes, 16(6), 325–343. [Article at publisher's site]
  • Review Article
    • Bansal, M., Kumar, A., & Yella, V. R. (2014). Role of DNA sequence based structural features of promoters in transcription initiation and gene expression. Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 25, 77–85. [Article at publisher's site]
  • Book Chapters
    • Olymon, K., Dey, U., Abbas, E., Kumar, A. (2023). The Role of Whole-Genome Methods in the Industrial Production of Value-Added Compounds. In: Verma, P. (eds) Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. Springer, Singapore. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Sarkar, S., Yadav, M., Kumar, A. (2023). CRISPR/Cas9 System: An Advanced Approach for the Improvement of Industrially Important Microorganisms. In: Verma, P. (eds) Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. Springer, Singapore. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Das, B., Choudhury, B., Kumar, A., & Jyoti Baruah, V. (2021). Genome Instability and DNA Repair in Cancer. In DNA-Damages and Repair Mechanisms (Vol. 32, pp. 137–144). IntechOpen. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Kumar, A.*, & Bansal, M. (2018). Modulation of Gene Expression by Gene Architecture and Promoter Structure. In Bioinformatics in the Era of Post Genomics and Big Data (p. 37). InTech. [Article at publisher's site]
    • Yella, V. R., Kumar, A.*, & Bansal, M. (2015). DNA Structure and Promoter Engineering. In Vikram Singh & Pawan K. Dhar (Eds.), Systems and Synthetic Biology (pp. 241–254). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. [Article at publisher's site]
Conference Proceedings
  • Chayanika Chaliha, V. Chandra Kaladhar, Robin Doley, Praveen Kumar Verma, Aditya Kumar, Eeshan Kalita, International Conference On Bioinformatics, Malaysia, Nov 25-29. 2020.
  • Upalabdha Dey, Sharmilee Sarkar, Venkata Rajesh Yella and Aditya Kumar*, International Conference On Bioinformatics, Malaysia, Nov 25-29. 2020.
  • 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.