Sabuj Bhattacharyya, Ph.D.
Research Ethics and Integrity Officer (Scientist C)
DBT-inStem and Bangalore Life Science Cluster
Email: sabujb at instem dot res dot in
Phone:+ 91 80 23668216


Sabuj joined DBT- inStem as Research Ethics and Integrity Officer in February 2022. He has received training in wildlife sciences as well as in research ethics and integrity during his doctoral tenure at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, and the University of Colorado, Boulder (through CSIR and Nehru-Fulbright doctoral fellowship). He has explored conservation genomics during his post-doctoral tenure at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and the University of Sheffield, UK (through DBT-RA and British Commonwealth Fellowship). Prior to joining  DBT-inStem, he worked as a grant adviser at DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance, Hyderabad to facilitate clinical and biomedical research in India. Sabuj is currently serving as a member of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Advisory Panel (2021-2023), UK. In the future, he would like to use his expertise in systematic review and meta-analysis to understand gaps and challenges in the field of academic integrity in the global south.
His published  research work can be found in the link below
For more details about Sabuj and his work please visit his ORCID profile (0000-0002-4335-0751)

Biswa Bhusana Mahapatra
Research Ethics and Integrity Officer (Scientific Officer 'C')
NCBS-TIFR and Bangalore Life Science Cluster
Email: biswab at ncbs dot res dot in



Biswa works as a Research Ethics and Integrity Officer at the National Centre for Biological Sciences – TIFR, Bangalore Life Science Cluster (BLiSC). Aiming to be a data scientist, Biswa likes to look at things differently and he enjoys finding a pattern everywhere. He has experience in handling and managing species distribution data and environmental datasets. e.g., data mining, and data cleaning up followed by storing data. For his doctoral thesis, he is assessing the potential drivers of animal invasion and forecasting the hotspots of invasive vertebrates. He has earned an Integrated M.Sc (Life Science) from the National Institute of Technology Rourkela. You would see him playing table tennis or badminton when not in the office.
For more details about Biswa and his work please visit his ORCID profile (0000-0003-2389-680X)

Ms Sebanti Tewary
Project Associate
Email: sebantit at instem dot res dot in



Sebanti completed her Post Graduate (M.Tech) in Biotechnology from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore. She has a strong interest in molecular biology and genetic research. Her master's thesis project explored “Synergistic effect of Diclofenac and D-Limonene against Triple-Negative Breast Cancer cell line”. This project has provided her with valuable skills in handling mammalian cell cultures, flow cytometry, and accurate interpretation of experimental data. Her undergraduate project at Adamas University, Kolkata project aimed to "Evaluate the toxicity of metallic nanoparticles through seed germination” and enabled her to understand the nuances of fundamental techniques in various analytical tools and scientific experiments. Importantly, this experience fostered her interest in the scientific research field. Sebanti had also received the Merit Award from VIT for the academic year 2022-2023 for her outstanding performance, demonstrating dedication and hard work and academic excellence throughout the year. As a Project Associate at RIO, inStem Sebanti’s work aims to understand gaps and challenges in academic integrity in Life Science ecosystem in India. Sebanti is a NET aspirant and wants to pursue her doctoral degree in Genetics and Stem Cell Science in future.