TIFR
Department of Chemical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences
  • Imaging Protein Dynamics at Work

    Molecular fluorescence, when observed with a time resolution of a few picoseconds, becomes a powerful tool for revealing the ‘wiggling and jiggling’ which makes the biological world ‘living’. With the state-of-the-art laser technology available today one can observe dynamics of molecules in ultrafast timescales with high sensitivity and selectivity. …..

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  • Turn-on Sensors for in vivo Imaging

    The quest for unraveling fundamental biological pathways relies heavily upon the ability to precisely visualize strategic molecular players in vivo. Our group works at the interface of synthetic chemistry, molecular biology, and imaging, to develop molecular probes which give a specific ‘ON’ response only in presence of the bio-molecule of interest....

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  • Biocompatible Hydroxyapatite Nanotubes

    Hydroxyapatite (HAp) Hollow Nanotubes – Electron Mapping and Electron Diffraction unequivocally confirm that each tube is in fact having the specific stoichiometry of HAp.…..

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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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  • 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

  • Prof. R.V. Hosur awarded "Padmashree"

    One of our colleagues, Prof. R.V. Hosur has been awarded "Padmashree" by the Government of India. Prof. Hosur is currently the Senior Professor in the Department. He is also been holding the position of the Director at the Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences at Kalina, Mumbai

  • Awards for DCS Graduate Students

    TIFR research scholars have consistently garnered accolades at both international and national meetings. Congratulations on their latest achievements!

    Ms Aditi Bhatacherjee (Research group of Prof. Sanjay Wategaonkar)

    • Ms Aditi Bhattacherjee received one of the Best Poster awards at the "Trombay Symposium on Radiation and Photochemistry" held at BARC in January 2014.
    • She had also received the Poster award earlier at the "International Conference on Horizons in Hydrogen Bond Research" held in Antwerp, Belgium in September 2013.

    Mr. K. Hemachandra (Research group of Dr. A.S.R. Koti)

    • Mr. K. Hemachandra, recieved the "Student Research Achievement Award" for the best poster in Mechanobiology section in the 58th Biophysical Society Meeting held at San Francisco, California, USA, held during February 15-19, 2014.

    Mr. Biswajit Mishra & Ms. Shama Parween (Research group of Prof. Deepa Khushalani)

    • Mr. Biswajit Mishra and Ms. Shama Parween received the Best Poster Award at International Union of Materials Research Societies International Conference in Asia (IUMRS-ICA) held at Bangalore for their poster entitled "ZnTiO3: Synthesis, Characterization and Exclusive Visible Light Photocatalysis".

    Mr. Amitava Acharjya (Research group of Dr. Vivek Polshettiwar)

    • Mr. Amitava Acharjya, recieved the Best Poster Award at 6th International Conference On Nano Science And Technology (ICONSAT) 2014 held at Chandigarh during March 3-5, 2014 for his poster entitled "Shape Controlled Synthesis of Nano Cobalt Oxide for Catalytic Applications"

    Mr. Bappaditya Chandra (Research group of Prof. Sudipta Maiti)

    • Mr. Bappaditya Chandra won the best oral presentation award at the National Magnetic Resonance Society Symposium[NMRS-2014] held at Tezpur University, Tezpur, between Feb 2- 5, 2014. His research presentation on the project conducted in collaboration with Prof. P. K. Madhu was titled: "Combining fluorescence and slow NMR technique to determine the atomic level structure of transient toxic amyloid beta oligomers".
  • Prof. S. Mazumdar elected as Fellow of NASI

    One of our colleagues, Prof. Shyamalava Mazumdar, has been elected as Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences India

  • Technological innovation from Maiti group
    Prof. Sudipta Maiti`s research group has made significant contributions to the development of biophotonic instrumentation and methodology.

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