Dr. Biswojit Debnath
Dr. Biswojit Debnath
Associate Professor and Chairman
B.Sc.Ag.(Hons.) & MS in Horticulture from BAU, PhD in Vegetable Science from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China
01718501540
biswojitd.horti@sau.ac.bd
biswo26765@yahoo.com

Completed PhD (Major in Vegetable Science) from College of Horticulture, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China in 2019. His PhD dissertation title was “Impact of exogenous melatonin on growth, development and transcriptome in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) under acid rain stress”. Sound research experience in crop physiology, and physiological and molecular changes under hazardous environment.

Publication Profile:
  • Debnath, B.; Islam, W.; Li, M.; Sun, Y.; Lu, X.; Mitra, S.; Hussain, M.; Liu, S.; Qiu, D. 2019. Melatonin Mediates Enhancement of Stress Tolerance in Plants. International Journal of Molecular Science, 2019, 20, 1040. I.F. - 4.183
  • Hussain, M.; Debnath, B.; Qasim, M.; Bamisile, B.S.; Islam, W.; Hameed, M.S.; Wang, L.; Qiu, D. 2019. Role of Saponins in Plant Defense against Specialist Herbivores. Molecules, 24, 2067. I.F. - 3.060
  • Li, M.; Sun, Y.; Lu, X.; Debnath, B.; Mitra, S.; Qiu, D. 2019. Proteomics Reveal the Profiles of Color Change in Brunfelsia acuminata Flowers. International Journal of Molecular Science, 20, 2000. I.F. – 4.183
  • Debnath, B.; Hussain, M.; Li, M.; Lu, X.; Sun, Y.; Qiu, D. 2018 Exogenous Melatonin Improves Fruit Quality Features, Health Promoting Antioxidant Compounds and Yield Traits in Tomato Fruits under Acid Rain Stress. Molecules, 23, 1868. I.F.-3.060
  • Debnath, B.; Hussain, M.; Irshad, M.; Mitra, S.; Li, M.; Liu, S.; Qiu, D. 2018 Exogenous Melatonin Mitigates Acid Rain Stress to Tomato Plants through Modulation of Leaf Ultrastructure, Photosynthesis and Antioxidant Potential. Molecules, 23: 388. I.F.-3.060
  • Debnath, B.; Irshad, M.; Mitra, S.; Li, M.; Rizwan, H.M.; Liu, S.; Pan, T. and Qiu, D. 2018. Acid Rain Deposition Modulates Photosynthesis, Enzymatic and Non-enzymatic Antioxidant Activities in Tomato. International Journal of Environmental Research, 12 (2): 203-214. I.F.-1.488
  • Irshad, M.; Debnath, B.; Mitra, S.; Yasir, A.; Li, M.; Yueting, S. and Qiu, D. 2018. Accumulation of anthocyanin in callus cultures of red-pod okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Hongjiao] in response to light and nitrogen levels. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture. 134: 29. I.F.-2.2
  • Sun, Y.; Li, M.; Mitra, S.; Hafiz Muhammad, R.; Debnath, B.; Lu, X.; Jian, H.; Qiu, D. 2018. Comparative Phytochemical Profiles and Antioxidant Enzyme Activity Analyses of the Southern Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) at Different Developmental Stages. Molecules, 23, 2209. I.F.-3.060
  • Mitra S, Irshad M, Debnath B, Lu X, Li M, Dash CK, Rizwan HM, Qiu Z, Qiu D. 2018. Effect of vineyard soil variability on chlorophyll fluorescence, yield and quality of table grape as influenced by soil moisture, grown under double cropping system in protected condition. PeerJ 6:e5592. I.F.-2.353
  • Rizwan, H.M.; Irshad, M.; He, B.; Lie, S.; Debnath, B.; Mitra, S.; Li, M.; Lu, X.; Sun, Y.; Qiu, D. 2018. Silver nitrate (AgNO3) boosted high-frequency multiple shoot regeneration from cotyledonary node explants of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.). Applied Ecology and Environmental Research. 16(3):3421 -3435. I.F.-0.689
  • Irshad, M.; Rizwan, H.M.; Debnath, B.; Anwar, M.; Li, M.; Liu, S. and Qiu, D. 2018. Ascorbic acid controls lethal browning and Pluronic F-68 promotes high-frequency multiple shoot regeneration from cotyldonary node explant of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus.L). HortScience, 53(2): 183-190. I.F.-0.906
  • Irshad, M.; He, B.; Liu, S.; Mitra, S.; Debnath, B.; Li, M.; Rizwan, H.M. and Qiu, D., 2017. In vitro regeneration of Abelmoschus esculentus L. cv. Wufu: Influence of anti-browning additives on phenolic secretion and callus formation frequency in explants. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology, 58(5), pp.503-513. I.F.-1.531
  • Uddin, J. B. G., Aziz, M. A., Debnath, B., & Reza, M. A. (2018). Relative Analysis of Gallic-Acid, Theobromine, Theophylline, and Caffeine Content among 12 Bangladeshi Tea Genotypes Using Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography. European Journal of Medicinal Plants, 1-14.
  • Debnath, B.; Mia, J.; Debnath, D. and Islam, M.S. 2015. Evaluation of cauliflower genotypes in hilly area under varied sowing dates. J. Sylhet Agril. Univ., 2(2):165-169.
  • Das, A.C., Debnath, B., Rob, M.M., Ferdousi, J. and Islam, M.S. 2015. Development of summer hybrid tomato variety for heat tolerance. Bangladesh Journal of Progessive Science and Technolgy, 13(2): 054-057.
  • Islam, M.S., Debnath, B., Das, A.C. Rob, M.M., and Ferdousi, J. 2012. Evaluation of early cauliflower genotypes under varied sowing dates. Bangladesh J. Agriculturist., 7(1):45-50.
  • Debnath, B., R. C. Saha, A. R. Khan, M. M. Islam and M. A. Siddique; 2010. Effects of irrigation interval and time of planting on the production of flowers of two male parent lines of tomato. J. Bangladesh Soc. Agric., 7(3&4):91-95.
  • Debnath, B., M.A. Siddique; 2007. Effects of cowdung manure and boron on the growth and yield of broccoli. J. Bangladesh Soc. Agric. Technol., 4(1 & 2):177-180.
Research Interests:
  • Stress Physiology; physiological and molecular changes under abiotic stress condition; role of exogenous hormone to improve stress tolerance
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • PhD in Horticulture, Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University, China
  • M.S in Horticulture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • B.Sc.Ag. (Hons.), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Date: 16/10/2019 - till date Chairman, Department of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh
  • Date: 15/11/2018 - till date Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh
  • Date: 15/11/2011 - 14/11/2018 Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh
  • Date: 15/11/2009 - 14/11/2011, Lecturer, Department of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh
Awards and Scholarships:
  • Chinese Government Scholarship
Role as Reviewer:
  • Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
  • International Journal of Environmental Research
Professional Memberships:
  • Editor in American Journal of Biology