Dr. Dipali Devi

Area of research:

  • Silkworm Biology, Biotechnology, Silk Fiber Technology and Silk Biomaterials
  • Post Doctorate student supervised-
  • Dr. Arundhati Choudhury, CSIR Post Doctorate Fellow (RA) has completed research under my supervisionduring 2000-2005
  • Dr Nandana Bhardwaj, RA has carried out research under my supervision during Feb-Sept-2013.
  • Dr.Bijit Talukdar has carried out research on fiber technoly during Oct.2013-Aug.2014
  • Dr Nandana Bhardwaj is persuing research as women scientist under DBT,s Biocare project under my mentorship from 2013-till date

PhD Produced:

  • Dr Ramesh nath, 2010.
  • Dr.Bijit Talukdar, 2012
  • Mr.Mukul Deka, 2013
  • Mrs Phulmani Choudhury,, 2014
  • Mrs Mamta B Sarma has submitted thesis for PhD, 2014

PhD Registered:

Mr Saranga Dutta, Miss Mousumi Saikia, Miss Manasi Choudhury, Miss Manikankana Kalita, Mr Kisore Haloi ,Miss Reshmi Baruah ,Miss Anurupa Gosswami has persuing research for PhD.

Post Graduate Students trained 10 students from various universities and Institutions were trained at Seribiotech lab.


  1. Academic:

    Post Doctorate

    • Silk as biomaterial carried out at Deakin University, Geelong, Melbourne, Australia,2013-2014
    • Silkworm Biochemistry at Padova University, Padova, Italy and Silk Fiber Technology at Stazione Spermenta La Seta, Milano, Italy-2005-06
    • Silkworm Molecular Biology at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India-1995-96
    • PhD – Insect Biochemistry (Muga Silkworm, Antheraea assama Ww, Lepidoptera) Gauhati University, Assam -1994
    • MSc – Zoology (Entomology) Gauhati University, Assam -1978
    • Pre University and Degree at Cotton college, Guwahati ,Assam,1972-1976
  2. Employments:

    • Associate prof-II – 2013-till date
    • Associate Prof-I, IASST, Guwahati – 2007-2013
    • Assistant Prof, IASST, Guwahati – 1997–2007
    • Lecturer, B. Baruah College,Guwahati – 1996–1997
    • Research Scientist,IASST,Guwahati – 1994-1996
    • Senior Research scholar,IASST,Guwahati – 1991-1993
    • Senior Research Fellow, Gauhati University – 1988-1990
    • Lecturer, Handique Girls college,Guwahati – 1985-1987
    • Lecturer, Goalpara College,Giii.Awards
    • Received CREST (Cutting-edge Research Enhancement and Scientific Training) award 2011-2012 of Department of Biotechnology, Govt.of India. This award aims to promote capacity building in cutting edge areas of biotechnology and life sciences by supporting scientists of highest merit in their pursuit of skill enhancement in scientific research/training in Overseas laboratories. oalpara – 1979-1984


  • Awarded overseas fellowship for Post Doctoral research, Department of Biotechnology, Govt.of India ,2005-2006
  • Awarded National Associateship fellowship for Post Doctoral research, Department of Biotechnology, Govt.of India,1995
  • Received State Merit Scholarship from Higher Secondary to Master Degree (1972-1978).,Govt.of Assam


  • Nandana Bhardwaj, Dipali Devi, Biman B. Mandal.(2014) Tissue-engineered cartilage: the crossroads of biomaterials, cells and stimulating factors. Macromolecular Bioscience 09/2014; DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201400335
  • Nandana Bhardwaj, Wan Ting Sow, Dipali Devi, Kee Woei Ng,Biman B Mandal, Nam-Joon Cho.(2014) Silk fibroin-keratin based 3D scaffolds as a dermal substitute for skin tissue engineering. Integrative Biology 10/2014; DOI: 10.1039/c4ib00208c
  • Saranga Dutta, Bijit Talukdar, Rupjyoti Bharali, Rangam Rajkhowa, Dipali Devi (2013) Fabrication and Characterization of Biomaterial Film from Silk Gland of Muga and Eri Silkworms ,Biopolymers EST/DOI 10/bip 22168.
  • Saranga Dutta1, Mukul Deka1 and Dipali Devi (2013) Impact of crowding on larval traits and silk synthesis in eri silkworm, Entomological News,123(5)
  • Mamata B. Sharma, S. Buragohain Gogoi, Dipali Devi, B. Gosswami (2012) Degumming of Muga Silk fabric by Bio Surfactants Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 7, 70-272
  • Mamata B.Sharma, S.Buragohain Gogoi, Dipali Devi, B.C.Gosswami (2012) Indian Journal of Fiber and Textile Research (accepted)
  • Dipali Devi, Sen Sarma N, Talukdar B, Chetri P, Baruah KC and Dass NN(2011) Study of structure of Degummed Antheraea assamensis (Muga) Silk Journal of Textile Institute,102(6),527-533.
  • D.Gogoi, A.J.Choudhury, J.Chutia, A.R.Pal, N.N.Dass, D.Devi, D.S.Patil (2011) Enhancement of Hydrophobicity and Tensile Strength of Muga Silk Fiber by Fadiofrequency Ar Plasma Discharge Applied Surface Science,258;1,126-135
  • A Pator, J Kotoky, D C Baruah, T Mudoi, K. K. Sharma, Dipali Devi, R Devi(2011): ” Hypolipidemic and Antiatherosclorotic ” Effect of Dried Pulp of Garcinia morella L Fruit in Cholesterol Fed Mice Asian Journal of Experimental Biological Sciences; 2(2):237-245.
  • Rajlakshmi Devi, Meetali Deori and Dipali Devi ( 2011) ” Evaluation of Antioxidant ” Activities Of Silk Protein Sericin Secreted by Silkworm antheraea assamensis (lepidoptera: saturniidae) Journal of Pharmacy Research 4(12), 4688-4691
  • R Devi,” T Mudoi, D C Deka” and D Devi” (2012) “In vitro and in vivo Antioxidant Activity of Fresh Juice of Citrus grandis(CG) of Northeastern (NE) Region of India” Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal plants” (accepted)
  • Bijit Talukdar, Mousumi Saikia, Pratap Jyoti Handique and Dipali Devi, (2011) “Effect of Organic Solvents on Tensile Strength of Muga Silk Produced by Antheraea assamensis” International Journal of Pure and Applied Science and Technology, 7(1), 81-86.
  • Mukul Deka, Saranga Dutta and Dipali Devi, (2011) “Impact of feeding of Samia cynthia ricini boisduval (red variety)(lepidopera: saturnidae) in respect of larval growth and spinning International Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences and Technology, 5(2), 131-140.
  • Dipali Devi, Bijit “Talukdar, Saranga Dutta and K. C. Baruah(2010) ” Sericin content of cocoons of Antheraea assamensis Helfer at different eco-climatic conditions, Indian journal of sericulture
  • K. C. Baruah, Dipali. Devi, B. Talukdar and S. S. Majaw (2010): “Exploration of physical properties and FT- IR spectra for characterization of natural Silk with special reference to Muga Silk” Journal of the Indian Academy of Forensic Sciences. 42(1&2), 69-76.
  • Ramesh Nath and Dipali Devi (2009) ” Venation Pattern and Shape Variation In Wing of Antheraea assamensis Helfer, 1837(Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) of Assam, India” International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 29(2):70-78.
  • R. Nath, S. Kumar Nath and D. Devi (2008) ” Study and Conservation of Host Food Plants of Muga Silkworm Antheraea assamensis of Assam” Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology, 7(1): 83-92.
  • A.Choudhury, A.Yadav, B.G.Unni and Dipali Devi (2005) ” Effect of Partially Purified Protease of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain AC-3 on Antheraea assama Westwood Larvae” International Journal of Entomological Sciences, 40(2), 197-205.
  • Dipali Devi (2005) ” Neurosecretary Cells of The Last Abdominal Ganalion in Relation to reproduction in Philosamia ricini Boisd ” ; Indian Journal of Sericulture. 44(1), 23-27
  • Dipali Devi and D.K.Sharma (2000) ” Aminotranferase activity of Muga Silkworm (Antheraea assama WW) (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae)” International Journal of Wild Silkmoth and Silk, 5,246-248.
  • D.K.Sharma and Dipali Devi (2000) ” Glucose ” 6 Phosphatase activity in larval haemolymph of non mulberry Silkworm Antheraea assama” Journal of Assam Science Society, PP299-304
  • D.K.Sharma and D.Devi (1997) Seasonal Variation of the Foliar Constituents of the Primary Food Plants of the Muga Silkworm (Antheraea assama ww), Sericologia, 37(2), 251-258.
  • D.K.Sharma, Dipali Devi & M.Turchetto (1995) ” Seasonal Variations in the Haemolymph Free Amino Acid of Antheraea assama ” Westwood,Indian Journal of Sericulture,34,2
  • Dipali Devi and D.K.Sharma (1993) �Affect of Seasonal Variation on Larval Haemocytes of A. assama Ww. Gauhati University Journal Sc.Xxxii 12, 9-12.

Conference Presentations:

  • Ramesh Nath and Dipali Devi (2012) Protein profile of Native population of Antheraea assamensis Helfer (Muga Silkworm) of Assam, India. In: Proceeding of the International seminar on Bioresources and Human sustenance, Guwahati, Assam, India (in Press).
  • Ramesh Nath, Sanjeeb Kumar Nath and Dipali Devi (2010) Orchids of Dibang Valley. In: Proceeding of the Biodiversity of North East India (Edited by B.K. Medhi et. al.), Assam, India, pp 156-160.
  • Dipali Devi, Arundhuti Choudhury, Saranga Dutta and Ramesh Nath, (2010): Studies On Apolipophorin III level during Pseudomonas” aeruginosa pathogenesis in “Antheraea assamensis Helfer, presented in the 6th International Conference on Wild Silkmoth held at Department of Applied Biology and Chemistry, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo, Japan from 21- 24th September, 2010.
  • Jayanta Deka, Dipali Devi and D.K.Sharma (2004) Studies on the racial Diversity in Philosamia ricini Boised, In: Proceedings of the 91st session of the Indian Science Congress, Chandigar, P – 26.

General Articles:

  • Asomor Reshom Silpa Aru Mahilar Bhumika -seminar article published by BIRD, Guwahati.
  • Eri Silk of North East Region: Scope for its improvement; Published in the Seminar Book Sericulture in Assam
  • Sericulture: Livelihood and Entrepreneurship Development.


  • Sericulture Biodiversity of Assam; Published in the book ” National Biodiversity strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) ” compiled by the Science Society, Assam
  • ” Biodiversity of Fishery in NE region and the role of woman for their exploitation ” has been published as a chapter in the Book edited by Dr. A. Ninawae, Adviser, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and Published by Narendra Publisher, New Delhi.
  • Co author of ” Asomor Vanya Reshamar Jhilingoni ” a book in Assamese.


  • The prestigious golden muga silk of Assam has got the G.I patent right declared on July, 2007 as MUGA SILK OF ASSAM which was submitted by ASTEC on behalf of Govt. of Assam. All the technical data of muga silkworm and fiber required for obtaining G.I certification was provided and was entrusted me as one of the resource person for the same. The Seri biotechnology Laboratory, IASST has been authorized to certify the quality of the muga silk goods under G.I Act.

vii.Technology Developed:

  • Developed a technique for rearing of muga silkworm at indoor condition.
  • Standardized the grainage technology for seed production of muga silkworm.
  • Developed a package for instant inference of purity of silk.



  • Development of Muga Culture with special reference to indoor rearing technique, Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India – Co PI* (13.5 lakh)
  • Developing Isozyme Marker For Different Stocks Of Eri Silkworm, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India – PI (7.2 lakh)
  • A Systematic Study Of Physiochemical Properties of Muga Silk (Antheraea assama Ww) Fiber Produced In NE region of India. Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India – PI (20.8 lakh)
  • Development of Grainage Technology of Muga Silkworm (Antheraea assama Ww With Special Reference to Indoor Rearing Technique, ASTEC, Govt. of Assam – PI (1.75 lakh)
  • Flacheri diseases of Muga Silkworm: Biochemical Basis And Its Control, CSRI, Govt of India Supervisor (6.5 lakh)
  • Development of a package for Seed Production of Muga Silkworm, NABARD –PI (16.6 lakh)
  • North Eastern Origin Silk protein Based Matrices and Nano / Microparticles for Biomedical Applications, Department of Biotechnology , Govt of India -PI –44.2 lakh


  • Genome Analysis of Antherean Population Endemic to N.E. region of India, In house project of IASST PI (In house project )
  • Study of Bio-Degumming And Chemical Deposition on Muga Silk (Antheraea assamensis Helfer) fibers of Assam, DST, Govt. of India PI 16.80 lakh
  • Infrastructure Development of Bioinformatics facility at IASST, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India-Co-ordinato – 20 lakh for one year.
  • Studies on Structure of Enzymes and their interaction with Nanostructure Materials for Bioelectronics Devices and other Applications, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. PI – 16.7 lakh* PI Principal Investigator


  • Prof. K.P.Gopinathan, Emeritus Prof. II Sc Bangalore
  • Prof. S.C. Kundu, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur
  • Prof. P. Goswami, IIT Guwahati
  • Prof. Xungai Wang, Director AFFRIC, Innovation of Frontier material, Deakin University ,Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Dr. Rangam Rajkhowa, IFM, Deakin University ,Geelong, Victoria, Australia


  1. Seribiotech unit has single fiber strength testing machine (First installation at entire NE Rgion)
  2. Inverted fluorescence Microscope
  3. Participation at Exhibition:The seribiotech unit has some unique exhibits on preserved as well as life specimen of silkworm biodiversity , silk related textile items and silk biomaterials.The Seribiotech unit has participated at 10 exhibitions at various places of the State and twice at Science Congress held at Kolkata .