TIFR
Department of Chemical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences
  • 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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  • 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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  • Peptide-MWCNT Interactions

    A model-free approach has been used to study the association of peptides onto multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) in aqueous solution at ambient pH to understand the molecular basis of interaction of the peptides with MWCNT...

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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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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.

     

  • Dr. Ankona Datta`s research highlighted by ACS

    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.

    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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