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Department of Chemical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences
  • Rational Design of an Artificial Peroxidase

    We have rationally modified the active site of this thermostable P450 to introduce a residue at the distal heme pocket that could act as an acid-base catalyst and thus enhance the peroxidase activity in the mutant enzyme. This could potentially lead to the creation of a thermally stable artificial peroxidase...

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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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  • 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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  • 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

  • Awards for Deepa Khushalani`s Research Group

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

    Mr. Chandanshive Balasaheb B. (Research group of Prof. Deepa Khushalani)

    Mr. Chandansive Balasaheb B. won the 3rd spot in the best oral presentation award at  the International Conference On Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (Nano 2015) held during Dec 7-10th at Trichengode,Tamil Nadu. The title of his talk was: "Hydroxyapaptite Nanotubes: Biocompatible and Internalization Study". Click here for pics! Read  more about research in the Khushalani lab here.

     

  • Awards for Ankona Datta`s research group

    Dr. Ankona Datta`s group has recently featured in the ACS Emerging Investigators in Bioinorganic Chemistry. Congratulations to Ankona and her group members! Read the full article here.

    Samsuzzoha Mondal, Ph.D. Scholar from Ankona Datta`s research group, won the RSC Best poster award at the 6th International Conference on Metals in Genetics, Chemical Biology, and Therapeutics held at I.I.Sc. Bangalore, February 17-20, 2016. Samsuzzoha`s poster was titled: "Sensing Signaling Phospholipids with ‘Turn on’ and Ratiometric Fluorescent Probes". Congrats Samsuzzoha!

    Anindita Sarkar, Ph.D. Scholar from Ankona Datta`s research group, won the best poster award in the international conference on Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS-2016) held at TIFR during March 16-19. Anindita`s poster was titled: 'Turn-on' Fluorescence Sensors for Imaging Mn(II) in Live Cells'. Congrats Anindita!

    Ankona`s research group works in the areas of Chemical Biology and Synthetic Chemistry, Molecular Biophysics and Imaging, and Bioinorganic and Biomimetic Chemistry within the department. Click here to learn more about Ankona`s research program.

  • DCS Annual Talks 2015

    Every year the Department of Chemical Sciences (DCS) showcases its research during the "DCS Annual Talks" event. This year the talks were held over three days between Nov 4th-6th (Wed-Thurs).  

    Faculty members from the department presented snippets of their research in short talks. Participation from our colleagues from TIFR-Hyderabad  greatly enriched the research presentations,  

    Special invited talks by Prof. Michael K. Bowman (Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA) and Prof. Nandita Madhavan (Department of Chemistry, IIT-Madras). To learn more about the research background of our guest speakers, click on their names.  

    Engaging student talks were presented by Sayani Das and Bappaditya Chandra discussing advances/trends in chemical sciences.

    Students presented posters on the 4th and 5th. Winners of the best poster presentations spots:  Charu Seth (Khushalani group), Subha B.(Datta Group), and Himanshu Singh (Chary group).  

    Chem-Quiz contest winners: Team Methionine (Dwaipayan Dutta Gupta, Mona Gupta, and Joel Cornelio). Chem Quiz was enthusiastically organized by Yukti, Ayan, Mayank, Imon, Sayani, and Kalpesh.    

    The full program schedule can be found here. 

  • Breakthrough Alzheimer`s Disease Research from 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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