Dr. Sandip More

Name                                      : Dr. Sandip More

Date of joining                       : 29.11.2019

Address                                 : 115/1, Karbala Road, P.O. Cossimbazar Raj, Dist-Murshidabad, P.S. Berhampore, PIN-742102, West Bengal, India

Phone No.                              : +91-8910964484

9007277474

 

E-mail                                     : sandip.botn@gmail.com

 

Academic Qualification           : M.Sc., Ph.D., Post-Doc (ISI, Kolkata), Visiting Scientist (ISI, Kolkata), CSIR-Research Associate (RA)

Area of Specialization           : Pteridology, Gymnology, Palaeobotany and Palynology

Research Interest                 :

  • Micropalaeontology
  • Palaeobotany & Palynology
  • Palaeobotanical (mega and micro plant remains) studies for palaeovegetation, palaeoenvironment and palaeoclimate delineation in the Cenozoic and Mesozoic sediments, India.
  • Forensic Biology (Palynology, Limnology and Xylotomy).
  • Melissopalynology
  • Palynotaxonomy

 

Publications in Journals                   : 15

Selected articles published in peer reviewed journals (national / international level):

  • Sandip More, Narayan Ghorai and Subir Bera, (2010). Study on the Selection of Some Local Pollen Plants in West Bengal, India as pollen Brood Feed in Apiscerana Larvae by the Worker Bees, through Meconia Analysis and Community Ordination Method of Recovered Pollen Taxa, Proceedings of the Zoological Society of Kolkata (Springer) 63(1): 37-42.
  • Sandip More and Subir Bera, (2011). Efficacy of packing materials as pollen trapping agents in forensic investigations: an experimental case study from West Bengal, India, Journal of the Indian Academy of Forensic Sciences, Vol.43, (1&2): pp. 19-30.
  • Sandip More, Kishore Kumar Thapa and Subir Bera, (2013). Potential of dust and shoot from air filters of motor vehicle engines as a forensic tool: first experimental palynological approach in India, Journal of Forensic Research (OMICS Publi. NY) 4:177. DOI:10.4172/2157-7145.1000177 [Impact Factor: 0.75].
  • Sandip More and Subir Bera (2015). Potential of Hairs as a Decisive tool in Forensic Palynological investigations: First experimental study from India, Research Journal of Forensic Sciences, 3(6): 1-7 (ISSN 2321–1792).
  • Sandip More, Dipak Kumar Paruya, Suchana Taral, Tapan Chakraborty and Subir Bera (2016). Depositional Environment of Mio-Pliocene Siwalik Sedimentary Strata from the Darjeeling Himalayan Foothills, India: A Palynological Approach, PLoS ONE 11(3): e0150168. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150168 [Impact Factor: 3.234].
  • Anwesha Biswas, Sandip More and Subir Bera (2016). Pollen analysis of winter honey from Purulia district of West Bengal, India. Journal of the Botanical Society of Bengal. 70 (2): 93-98.
  • Sandip More, Dipak Kumar Paruya and Subir Bera (2017). Secondary xylary features in proving truth/falsity of an alibi: examples of three important Indian commercial woods. Current Botany. Vol. 8: pp. 1-9.
  • Sandip More and Subir Bera (2018). Role of fresh water diatoms in linking victim, suspect and object with aquatic crime scene using physical evidences: First experimental study from India. Anil Aggrawal’s Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology [serial online], Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jan – June 2018): [about 15 p]. Available from: http://anilaggrawal.com/ij/vol_019_no_001/papers/paper002.html. Published as Epub Ahead: May 7, 2017.
  • Sandip More, Rajarshi Rit, Mahasin Ali Khan, Dipak Kumar Paruya, Suchana Taral, Tapan Chakraborty and Subir Bera (2018). Record of leaf and pollen cf. Sloanea (Elaeocarpaceae) from the Middle Siwalik of Darjeeling sub-Himalaya, India and its palaeobiogeographic implications. Journal of the Geological Society of India, Vol. 91(3): 301-306 [Impact Factor: 0.632].
  • Sharmila Bhattacharya, Mahasin Khan, Sandip More, Dipak Paruya, Tapan Chakraborty, Subir Bera (2018). Amber embalms essential oils: a rare preservation of volatile biological compounds in fossil resins from eastern Himalaya. Palaios, 33:1-10. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/palo.2017.085 [Impact Factor: 2.332].
  • Dipak Kumar Paruya, Ruby Ghosh, Mahasin Ali Khan, Sandip More, Suchana Taral, Tapan Chakraborty and Subir Bera (2018). Fresh water algal remains from the middle Siwalik (Pliocene) sediments of Arunachal Pradesh and their paleoecological implications. Journal of Earth System Science (In review).

 

Talks/Posters/Papers presented   : 17

Publications in books, chapters etc.: 2

  • Sandip More and Subir Bera, (2011). “Use of spider webs as passive natural pollen collectors in forensic palynological investigations: preliminary data from an experiment”, Recent Studies in Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge in India, Chandra Ghosh and A. P. Das (Editors), published by Gour Mahavidyalaya, Malda, West Bengal, India, pp. 233-241.
  • Tapan Chakraborty, Suchana Taral, Sandip More and Subir Bera (2019) Cenozoic Himalayan foreland basin: an overview and regional perspective of the evolving sedimentary succession. In: Geodynamics of the Indian Plate: Evolutionary Perspectives, Neal S. Gupta and S.K. Tandon (Eds.), Springer International (Accepted).

 

Research project (if any)                 : 4

Other Informations:

  • Research Experience: 12 Years
  • Post-Doctoral Research Experiences ( if any): 6 Years

 

Post-Doctoral Research Experiences University/Institution Duration Projects
Post-Doctorate Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata August, 2013 – March, 2015 Project name: A study of the Neogene and Quaternary successions of eastern Himalayan foreland basin.
Post-Doctorate Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata June, 2015- March, 2018 Project name: Sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Siwalik succession of eastern Himalaya and its bearing on the evolution of the Neogene foreland basin in the eastern Himalaya.
Visiting Scientist Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata September 13, 2018- March, 2019 Project name: Paleogeography of the Neogene foreland basin of Eastern Himalaya and its relationship with contemporaneous sediments of Mizoram
CSIR-RA April, 2019-November, 2019 Vegetation dynamics and climate change in the Sub-Himalayan Zone (Neogene Foreland Basin) of Arunachal Pradesh, India: A Palynological Approach

 

  • Fellowships
  • April, 2019 – November, 2019:

Worked as a CSIR-Research Associate (RA) in the project entitled Vegetation dynamics and climate change in the Sub-Himalayan Zone (Neogene Foreland Basin) of Arunachal Pradesh, India: A Palynological Approachin the in the Palaeobotany-Palynology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India.

  • September, 2018 – March, 2019:

Worked as a Visiting Scientist in the project entitled Paleogeography of the Neogene foreland basin of Eastern Himalaya and its relationship with contemporaneous sediments of Mizoramin the Geological Studies Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

  • June, 2015 – August, 2018:

Worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the project entitled “Sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Siwalik succession of eastern Himalaya and its bearing on the evolution of the Neogene foreland basin in the eastern Himalaya” in the Geological Studies Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

  • From August, 2013- March, 2015:

Worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the project entitled “A study of the Neogene and Quaternary successions of eastern Himalayan foreland basin” in the Geological Studies Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

  • From March, 2013 – July, 2013:

Worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow (Honorary) on Forensic Botany in the Palaeobotany-Palynology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India.

  • From March, 2010 – March, 2013:

Worked in the post of Senior Research Fellow in the RFSMS (Research Fellowship in Science for Meritorious Students) scheme entitled “Botanical evidences in relation to forensic investigations: development of experimental database” funded by UGC (University Grants Commission), Govt. of India, New Delhi under the guidance of Prof. Subir Bera in the Palaeobotany – Palynology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta.

  • From March, 2008 – March, 2010:

Worked in the post of Junior Research Fellow  in the RFSMS (Research Fellowship in Science for Meritorious Students) scheme entitled “Botanical evidences in relation to forensic investigations: development of experimental database” funded by UGC (University Grants Commission), Govt. of India, New Delhi under the guidance of Prof. Subir Bera in the Palaeobotany – Palynology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta.

  • From June, 2006– May, 2007:

Worked in a project work entitled Ariadnaesporites and Capulisporites from late Cretaceous sediments of Khasi Hills, Meghalaya” during M.Sc. course in the Department of Botany, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India.

 

  • Awards:
  • Received the prestigious CSIR- Research Associateship (RA) in February, 2019.
  • Awarded first prize for poster presentation in 3rd International Conference on Legal Medicine, Medical Negligence & Litigation in Medical Practice and 3rd International Conference on Current Trends in Forensic Sciences, Medicine & Toxicology” during 3rd – 5th February, 2012 at Jaipur, Rajasthan, India for significant research work entitled “Efficacy of spider webs as passive natural pollen collectors in forensic palynological investigations: an experimental study from India”.
  • Receivedaward of 50,000/- as International Travel Grant from University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India for attending ‘II (X) International Botanical Conference of Young Scientists’ in St. Petersburg, Russia during 11-16 November, 2012.
  • Nominated for the ISCA (Indian Science Congress Association) Young Scientists Award for 2012-2013 in the section Plant Sciences in 100th Indian Science Congress at Kolkata during 3-7 January, 2013.
  • Honors:
  • Delivered a talk on “Forensic Palynology” as an invited speaker for ‘Science Awareness Day’ celebration’ on April 25, 2017 jointly organized by the Departments of Botany and Chemistry, Sri Shikshayatan College, West Bengal, India.
  • Delivered a talk on “Forensic Palynology” as an invited speaker in the UGC-CPE sponsored one day seminar on “Advancement of Biological Sciences towards New Generation” on September 12, 2017 jointly organized by the Departments of Botany and Zoology, Bankim Sardar College, West Bengal, India.
  • As an invited speaker to demonstrate a practical procedure on “Acetolysis method: a technique of preparing modern pollen and spores for microscopic examination” at the DBT sponsored Summer School organized by the Department of Botany, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata during 07-08 June, 2018.

 

  • Teaching Experience:

 

Sl. No. Employer(s) Post held From To Nature of work
1 Ranaghat College, West Bengal, India Guest Faculty November, 2007 March, 2008  Under-Graduate Course

(Topic: Gymnosperm, Palynology and Palaeobotany)

2 Scottish Church College, West Bengal, India Guest  Faculty August, 2014 August, 2017 Post-Graduate Course

(Topic: Gymnospern, Palaeobotany and Palynology)

3 Jogamaya Devi College, West Bengal, India Guest  Faculty September, 2014 April, 2019 Post-Graduate Course

(Topic: Palaeobotany and Palynology)

4 Lady Brabourne College, West Bengal, India Guest Faculty February, 2017 April, 2019 Post-Graduate Course

(Topic: Palaeobotany and Palynology)

5 Serampore College, West Bengal, India Guest Faculty August, 2017 July, 2018 Post-Graduate Course

(Topic: Palaeobotany and Palynology)

6 Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, West Bengal, India Guest Faculty January, 2018 July, 2018 Post-Graduate Course

(Topic: Palaeobotany and Palynology)

7 Diamond Harbour Women’s University, Sarisha, Diamond Harbour, West Bengal Resource Person August, 2018 November, 2019 Post-Graduate Course

(Topic: Palaeobotany and Palynology)

 

  • National and International memberships:
  1. International Organisation of Palaeobotany (Annual member)
  2. Indian Academy of Forensic Science (Life member)
  3. Botanical Society of Bengal (Life member)
  4. Indian Association for Medico-legal Experts
  5. Indian Science Congress Association (Life member)

 

  • Participation as a Paper setter, Moderator and Examiner in Master’s degree course:

 

  1. Worked as a Paper setter, Moderator and Examiner in Master’s degree course (Botany) in Diamond Harbour Women’s University, West Bengal, India in the year 2018, 2019 and 2020.

 

  1. Worked as a Paper setter, Moderator and Examiner in Master’s degree course (Botany) in Jogamaya Devi College, West Bengal, India in the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

 

  1. Worked as a Paper setter and Examiner in Master’s degree course (Botany) in Lady Brabourne College, West Bengal, India in the years 2017 and 2018.

 

  1. Worked as a Paper setter and Examiner in Master’s degree course (Botany) in Serampore College, West Bengal, India in the year 2016.

 

  1. Worked as a Paper setter and Examiner in Master’s degree course (Botany) in Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, West Bengal, India in the year 2018.

 

  • Field Experience:
  • Carried out field work with Pascale Huyghe, University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France in the Quaternary exposures of the Tista river of Darjeeling district, West Bengal during November, 2017 in the Geological Studies Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.
  • Carried out field work with Giorgio Basilici, Professor of Sedimentology at the State University of Campinus (UNICAMP) Brazil in the Siwalik rocks exposed in the Gish, Lish and Ramthi River cutting sections of Darjeeling district, West Bengal during December, 2016 in the Geological Studies Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.
  • Carried out field work with Rachel Abrahami, University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France in the Quaternary exposures of the Tista river of Darjeeling district, West Bengal during April, 2016 in the Geological Studies Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.
  • Field work in the Siwalik rocks exposed in the rivers of the Tista valley, Gish, Churanthi, Kalijhora of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts of West Bengal for sedimentological studies and the collection of plant megafossils (leaves, fruits, seeds and woods) & microfossils (pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs) during November, 2013 and January-February, 2015 under the project entitled “A study of the Neogene and Quaternary successions of eastern Himalayan foreland basin” and again in March, 2016 under the project entitled “Sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Siwalik succession of eastern Himalaya and its bearing on the evolution of the Neogene foreland basin in the eastern Himalaya” in the Geological Studies Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.
  • Field work in the Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli, Banderdewa area of Arunachal Pradesh for sedimentological studies and the collection of plant megafossils (fossil leaves, resin, fruits, seeds and woods) & microfossils (pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs) in December, 2013 and in March, 2015 under the project entitled “A study of the Neogene and Quaternary successions of eastern Himalayan foreland basin” in the Geological Studies Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.
  • Carried out field work in the Quaternary exposures of the rivers, Nagar, Dolancha, Cheramati, Balason and Tista of North Dinajpur, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts of west Bengal for sedimentological studies and the collection of plant megafossils (leaves, fruits, seeds and woods) & microfossils (pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs) during November-December, 2013 under the project entitled “A study of the Neogene and Quaternary successions of eastern Himalayan foreland basin” in the Geological Studies Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

Seminar/Symposia/Conference/Workshop attended (Selected):

Name of the seminars, Conference Symposia Name of the sponsoring Agency Place Date
1)               “XVIII Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy” and International Seminar on “Multidisciplinary Approaches in Angiosperm Systematics”. Department of Botany, University of kalyani Kalyani, West Bengal, India 11th-13th October, 2008

 

2)               A seminar on “Cryptogamic Botany and 5th P. Chatterjee Memorial Lecture” organized by P. Chatterjee Research Foundation. Department of Botany, University of Calcutta Kolkata, West Bengal, India 5th December, 2008
3)               “XIX Annual Conference of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy” and International Seminar on “Angiosperm Systematics and Phylogeny: Retrospects and Prospects” National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow Lucknow, India 12th-14th November, 2009

 

4)               Golden jubilee symposium on “Recent trends in contemporary plants and microbial sciences” Department of Botany, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal. India. Burdwan, W.B., India March 19th-20th, 2010
5)               National Seminar on “Present Scenario & Future Prospect of Cryptogamic Botany” organized by P. Chatterjee Research Foundation. Department of Botany,

University of Calcutta

Kolkata, West Bengal, India 9th November, 2011
6)               “2nd International Conference on Medical Negligence & Litigation in Medical Practice and 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Forensic Sciences, Medicine & Toxicology” Indian Association of Medico Legal Experts, New Delhi Goa, India 20th -21st February, 2011
7)               National Symposium on “Plant Diversity and Resources: Evolution, Analyses, Stress and Challenges and Palaeophytodiversity: Its Aspects and Prospects” Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal Kolkata, India 20th -22nd December, 2011
8)               “3rd International Conference on Legal Medicine, Medical Negligence & Litigation in Medical Practice and 3rd International Conference on Current Trends in Forensic Sciences, Medicine & Toxicology” (have been awarded first prize for poster presentation). Indian Association of Medico Legal Experts, New Delhi Jaipur, India 3rd – 5th February, 2012
9)               “Acharya P C Ray National Young Scientist’s Conference” Presidency University, Calcutta University and Vivekananda Vijnan Mission Kolkata, India 17th-18th February, 2012
10)           “National Symposium on Genomics and Proteomics in Plant Science” Centre of Advanced Study,

Department of Botany, University of Calcutta

Kolkata, India 9th March, 2012
11)           A seminar on “Cryptogams the key contributor of Ecosystem” organized by P. Chatterjee Research Foundation. Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India 7th December, 2012
12)           The “100th Indian Science Congress” Indian Science Congress Association Kolkata, West Bengal, India 3rd – 7th January, 2013
13)           National Seminar on “Research Scenario in Plant Science” Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta Kolkata, West Bengal, India 8th January, 2013
14)           International Conference on “The Green Planet: past, present and future” Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India Kolkata, India 21-23 December, 2016
15)           Workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights” Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, and Patent Information Centre, West Bengal State Council of Science and Technology, WBSCST, DST-Govt. of West Bengal Rahara,

West Bengal, India

17th September, 2012
16)           Workshop on “Statistical Methods and R Programming for Biologists” Agricultural & Ecological Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata Kolkata, India 07th – 13th March, 2018
17)           Workshop on “Morphometrics and its applications in Palaeontology” Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata Kolkata, India 28th – 29th March, 2018