Name: Atanu Kumar Dutta


Designation: Clinical Molecular Geneticist

Highest Educational Qualification: MD, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Genetics



Research Interests and Genomics Service Activities

Development of infrastructure for genetic services in the Centre

Standardization, validation and development of various molecular diagnostic tests


Ongoing Project

Standardization, Validation and Development of Molecular Diagnostic Tests


We are in the process of development of actionable genetic tests for monogenic diseases like β Thalassaemia, HbE trait, Sickle cell anaemia, Hemophilia A, Achondroplasia, Cystic Fibrosis. We have plans to provide genetic services for various inborn errors of metabolism like G6PD deficiency, Phenylketonuria, Biotinidase deficiency, Alkaptonuria and Classic Galactosemia.


Selected Publications


Ullah E; Saqib MAN; Sajid S; Shah N; Zubair M; Khan MA; Ahmed I; Ali G; Dutta AK; Danda S; Lao R; Tang PLF; Kwok P; Ansar M; Slavotinek A (2016). Genetic Analysis of Consanguineous Families Presenting with Congenital Ocular Defects. Experimental Eye Research (in press).


Chaudhury AK, Mohapatra R, Nagarajam HA, Ranganath P, Dalal A, Dutta AK et al. (2016) The novel missense EDAR p.L397H mutation causes autosomal dominant hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. Journal European Academy of Dermatology/Venereology (in press).


Dutta AK, BK Paulose, S Danda, S Alexander, V Tamilarasi. Recurrent truncating mutations in alanine-glyoxylate aminotransferase gene in two South Indian families with primary hyperoxaluria type 1 causing later onset end-stage kidney disease. Indian Journal of Nephrology (in press).


Yoganathan S, Sudhakar SV, Thomas M, Dutta AK, Danda S. (2015) “Eye of tiger sign” mimic in an adolescent boy with mitochondrial membrane protein associated neurodegeneration (MPAN). Brain and Development (epub 18th Nov 2015; doi 10.1016/j.braindev.2015.10.017).


Dutta AK, Danda S. Restrictive Dermopathy. Pediatrics and Neonatology (epub 28th October 2015).