• Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
    Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
    Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
  • ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
    ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
  • Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
    Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
  • ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine
    ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine "Jal Tarang" at 89th Foundation day celebrations of ICAR on 16th July 2017
  • CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
    CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
  • An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
    An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
  • Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
    Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
  • Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
    Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
  • Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
    Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
  • Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
    Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
  • Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
    Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
  • Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
    Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
  • Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
  • Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
    Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
  • Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
  • Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
    Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
  • Vannamei shrimp
    Vannamei shrimp
  • Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
    Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
  • Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds
    Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds

  Scientific-Staff 

gbiswas 
Gouranga Biswas. Dr.
Designation : Scientist
Discipline : Aquaculture
Division : Finfish Culture Division
Specialization : Fish breeding and culture
Research areas:
  • Brackishwater fish breeding and culture
  • Aquaculture species diversification
  • Fish Immunology
Brief profile:

After taking Masters in Freshwater Aquaculture from CIFE, Mumbai in 2003 I started career as Fishery Extension Officer, Govt. of West Bengal. I have been working in CIBA since May 2007 on finfish breeding and culture. Meanwhile, I obtained Ph.D. in Applied Biological Science in March 2015 from the University of Miyazaki, Japan. I currently work in Fish Culture Division in CIBA. I have worked on breeding, seed rearing and grow-out culture of brackishwater fishes. I have contributed to captive breeding and seed production of pearlspot, seed rearing techniques of Asian seabass, grey mullets and milkfish, cost-effective grow-out culture of Asian seabass and grey mullets, polyculture of shrimp and fishes, and organic shrimp farming. I have research interests in aquaculture diversification, fish breeding and fish molecular immunology.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1 Dissemination of technology on the seed production of Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer) and development and refinement of seed production technology for other commercially important brackishwater fishesInstitute
2Improvement and validation of brackishwater fish culture technologiesInstitute
3 Sustainable integrated brackishwater aquaculture production of shrimp and fishes with focus on livelihood options for Sundarban farmersInstitute

Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • Dr. T.V.R. Pillay and Dr. M.V. Gupta Award for the Best Overseas Indian Fisheries Scientist for securing the second maximum cumulative impact factor for the research papers published during the year 2013 by the Professional Fisheries Graduates’ Forum, Mumbai on 12th November 2014 at NBFGR, Lucknow.
  • Alltech Japan Young Scientist 2013 Award on 3rd October 2014 at Kagoshima, Japan.
  • Japanese Govt. (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship 2011 for pursuing doctoral study during 2012-2015.
  • Felicitation by the Chandanpiri Vivekananda Farmers Club, Namkhana, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal with a citation on 11th April 2011 in recognition of a proactive role played in the development of brackishwater aquaculture in the Sunderbans region.
  • Dr. Hiralal Choudhuri Gold Medal Award from the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India for securing the 1st Class 1st position in the Master’s Course 2001-2003.
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. Gouranga Biswas and Masahiro Sakai, 2014. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays for detection and identification of aquaculture pathogens: current state and perspectives. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98: 2881–2895. (Thomson Reuters 2014 IF: 3.337; NAAS 2015 Rating: 9.81).
  2. Soner Bilen*, Gouranga Biswas*, Shohei Otsuyama, Tomoya Kono, Masahiro Sakai and Jun-ichi Hikima, 2014. Inflammatory responses in the Japanese pufferfish (Takifugu rubripes) head kidney cells stimulated with an inflammasome-inducing agent, nigericin. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 46:222–230. (*Equal contribution). (Thomson Reuters 2014 IF: 2.815; NAAS 2015 Rating: 9.71).
  3. G. Biswas, H. Korenaga, R. Nagamine, H. Takayama, S. Kawahara, S. Takeda, Y. Kikuchi, B. Dashnyam, T. Kono and M. Sakai, 2013. Cytokine responses in the Japanese pufferfish (Takifugu rubripes) head kidney cells induced with heat-killed probiotics isolated from the Mongolian dairy products. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 34: 1170–1177. (Thomson Reuters 2014 IF: 2.674; NAAS 2015 Rating: 9.03).
  4. G. Biswas, H. Korenaga, R. Nagamine, S. Kawahara, S. Takeda, Y. Kikuchi, B. Dashnyam, T. Yoshida, T. Kono and M. Sakai, 2013. Elevated cytokine responses to Vibrio harveyi infection in the Japanese pufferfish (Takifugu rubripes) treated with Lactobacillus paracasei spp. paracasei (06TCa22) isolated from the Mongolian dairy product. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 35: 756–765. (Thomson Reuters 2014 IF: 2.674; NAAS 2015 Rating: 9.03).
  5. G. Biswas, Debasis De, A.R. Thirunavukkarasu, M. Natarajan, J.K. Sundaray, M. Kailasam, Prem Kumar, T.K. Ghoshal, A.G. Ponniah and A. Sarkar, 2012. Effects of stocking density, feeding, fertilization and combined fertilization-feeding on the performances of striped grey mullet (Mugil cephalus L.) fingerlings in brackishwater pond rearing systems. Aquaculture, 338–341: 284–292. (Thomson Reuters 2014 IF: 1.878; NAAS 2015 Rating: 7.83)
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. Gouranga Biswas, Shunsuke Kinoshita, Tomoya Kono, Jun-ichi Hikima and Masahiro Sakai, 2015. Evolutionary evidence of tumor necrosis factor super family members in the Japanese pufferfish (Takifugu rubripes): comprehensive genomic identification and expression analysis. Marine Genomics, 22: 25–36.(Thomson Reuters 2014 IF: 1.792; Equivalent NAAS Rating: 7.792)
  2. Gouranga Biswas and Masahiro Sakai, 2014. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays for detection and identification of aquaculture pathogens: current state and perspectives. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98: 2881–2895. (Thomson Reuters 2014 IF: 3.337; NAAS 2015 Rating: 9.81).
  3. Soner Bilen*, Gouranga Biswas*, Shohei Otsuyama, Tomoya Kono, Masahiro Sakai and Jun-ichi Hikima, 2014. Inflammatory responses in the Japanese pufferfish (Takifugu rubripes) head kidney cells stimulated with an inflammasome-inducing agent, nigericin. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 46:222–230. (Thomson Reuters 2014 IF: 2.815; NAAS 2015 Rating: 9.71)
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