TIFR
Department of Chemical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Spin Dynamics: Electron Spin Polarization and Relaxation

    Our research on Spin Dynamics attempts to understand mechanistic details that govern the generation electron spin systems in non-Boltzmann distribution and their evolution to Boltzmann distribution governed by the perturbing electron spin-lattice relaxation processes....

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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 2014

     

    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 between Sept 24th-26th.  

     

    Faculty members from the department will present snippets of their research in short talks. 

    Students will present posters on the 24th and 25th. 

    Special invited talks by Prof. T. N. Guru Row (Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, IISC, Bangalore) and Dr. Somdatta Ghosh De (IACS, Kolkata). To learn more about the research background of our guest speakers, click on their names.  

    Engaging student talks which will discuss/debate the latest advances/trends in chemical sciences  

    A DCS logo competition with prizes for the top three short-listed logos.

    We are pleased to note that this year, the Royal Society of Chemistry will participate in the event with special talks for students/post-docs on awards/grants/careers.  

    Please click here for the full program schedule. 

  • 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".
  • 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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