TIFR
Department of Chemical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences
  • Materials for Nanocatalysis

    We have developed new kind of fibrous silica nanospheres. The material exhibits excellent physical properties, including a high surface area, a fibrous surface morphology, good thermal and mechanical stability. Material was found to be very useful as a support for development of nano-catalysts and sorbents, wherein accessibility of active sites was increased significantly.

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  • Metabolomics for investigating disease process

    Malaria is considered to be one of the major killers in large part of the world. We believe, systems biological approaches may provide us specific insights to the mechanism of disease progression, since this involves the joint biological network of host and the parasite...

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  • Chemistry driven by delocalized molecular motions

    Chemical reactions are often conceptualized by making and breaking one bond at a time. The idea of localized bond alterations inhibits intuitive thinking about the structure as a whole. The Dasgupta group is focusing on creating a theme using collective motions existing in the molecular structure to drive selective and efficient chemistry...

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  • Tracking the molecular players in neurodegenerative disorders

    In the department of chemical sciences, we investigate biophysically tractable yet biologically interesting systems, using (mostly) spectroscopic and imaging tools, most of which we build ourselves. Our recent focus has been on two problems: protein misfolding/aggregation, and vesicular neurotransmission....

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  • Proteins and the Computational Microscope

    Theoretical modeling along with high performance computational simulations of biomolecules are probing how thermal motions of atoms drive diverse molecular scale processes such as charge transfer, enzymatic catalysis, biomolecular aggregation…..

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About the Department

Scientists at the DCS explore the link between living systems and the physical laws that govern nature. They study molecules ranging in size as small as water and as large as a virus. The laws that govern interaction in molecules are best studied in well-defined and isolated small molecules. This information becomes applicable to design novel materials with exotic properties, of value to chemical and solar energy industries and to medical applications. To understand working of biological systems, studies are made on structure, dynamics and function of biological molecules. TIFR is a leader in state-of-the-art experimental techniques such as high field NMR, ultrafast lasers and single molecule methodologies.

News & events

  • DCS Annual Talks 2017

    Every year the Department of Chemical Sciences (DCS) showcases its research during the "DCS Annual Talks" event. This year the talks will be held over three days during November 28th-30th.  

     

    Faculty members from the department will present snippets of their research in short talks. Colleagues and students from TIFR-Hyderabad and TIFR-NCBS Bangalore will also participate. We welcome them.  

    Two invited guest speakers, Prof. Thomas Pucadyil (IISER, Pune) and  Prof. Debabrata Maiti (IIT-Bombay, Mumbai) will present institute-wide colloquiua on Nov 29th and 30th respectively. To learn more about the research background of these speakers, click on their names.  

    Students will present posters on the 28th and 29th. 

    The student organized Chem-Quiz competition returns with a bang on Nov 28th. The day will also feature a special Chem-Chat recharge session where the organizers (Vicky, Tathagata, and Kaustav) will unveil a new format for the weekly series!

    Graduate students (Amitava, Charu, Imon, and Mona) will present two engaging talks discussing/debating the advances/trends/applications in chemical sciences on Nov 30th  

    Please click here for the full program schedule. 

  • Prof. R.V. Hosur elected as Fellow of ISMAR

    Prof. Ramakrishna V. Hosur has been elected as a 'FELLOW' of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in recognition of distinction in contributing to the field of magnetic resonance.

  • Special Course on Allostery by Prof. Amnon Horovitz

     

    Prof. Amnon Horovitz from the Weizmann Institute of Science  will be conducting a three day course on "Allosteric Models in Biology"

    Dates: Monday 23, Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25  January 2016

    Where: AG-80

    Lecture Timings: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Please click here for the course syllabus.

     

  • Awards for Vivek Polshettiwar`s research group

    Mr. Rustam Singh received best poster award in 4th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterial and Nanotechnology (ICANN-2015), one of the best nano-conference in India, organized by IIT, Guwahati during Dec 8-11, 2015.

    Mr. Rustam Singh received best poster award in ICONSAT 2016 organized by IISER, Pune and DST, Nanomission. He presented his recent work on, "TiO2 coated KCC-1 for photocatalysis: Nanoparticle formation and quantum confinement".

    Dr. Polshettiwar is recognized as one of the 'Emerging Investigators 2016' for Novel design strategies for new functional materials by Journal of Materials Chemistry A of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.

    Dr. Polshettiwar has been awarded prestigious "Bronze Medal" by Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) for 2017.

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