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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  • 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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  • Deciphering the Catalytic Activity of an Orphan P450 enzyme

    A systematically screened several fatty acids (saturated and monounsaturated) for their potential as substrates for CYP175A1 shows that the wild type enzyme could catalyze the reaction of mono-unsaturated fatty acids but not of saturated fatty acids...

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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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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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