The Department of Chemical Sciences (DCS) recently hosted the "TIFR-wide Annual Chemistry Conference (TACC 2019)" at TIFR Mumbai during October 16-18, 2019. Please click on the image or link below to download the full program schedule. Photos of the event can be found here.
The TACC initiative was conceived as an annual TIFR wide activity where faculty colleagues and their students working on chemical problems across TIFR Centers engage in discussions and research presentations. The first edition of the meeting was held last year at the TIFR-Hyderabad campus. TACC-2019 was held in Mumbai at the Colaba campus as a full 3-day event. You can find photos of the event here.
Faculty members from the department presented snippets of their research in short talks during Oct 16-18. A special talk on P. C. Ray was given by Prof. V. Chandrasekhar on October 17th.
Two invited guest speakers, Prof. David Beratan (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA) and Prof. Steven G. Boxer (Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA) presented institute-wide colloquiua on October 16th and 18th respectively. To learn more about the research background of these speakers, click on their names.
Students, visiting fellows, and scientific staff presented posters on the 16th and 17th. You can find the poster booklet containing the poster presentation schedule and graphical abstracts here. The winners of the best poster awards were: Simli Dey, Ravinder Kumar, and Pallavi Thakur.
The student organized Chem-Quiz competition returned with a bang on October 17th (Organizers: Shubhangi, Rishi, Pulkit, Rohit, Smitaroopa, Aditya, and Dipin). The Chem-Quiz Winners were Team B (Raghu Ramakrishnan, Kunika Gupta, Mitradip Das, and Saideep).
Graduate students (Ayan, Vicky, and Ankur) presented two engaging talks (Music and Chemistry & Chemistry of/for/in space) on October 18th
Congratulations to Jyotishman Dasgupta and his group members for recognition of their research efforts!
1. Nita Ghosh won the best poster award in FCS2017 in IIT Guwahati for her poster titled:
"Towards tracking long-lived charge transfer dynamics in non-parallel stacks of donor and acceptor chromophores"
2. Arup Kundu won the best poster award in 2017 DCS annual meeting for his poster titled:
"Probing The Excited State Dynamics of all-trans-Lycopene Aggregates: A Transient Pump-Probe Spectroscopic Study"
3. Sunandita Paul won the inaugural Mihir Chowdhury Fellowship award and was adjuged the TOP poster presenter in FCS2018 held at JNU and IIT Delhi this November. As part of the award Sunandita received a Rs 1 lakh travel grant to attend conferences of her choice anywhere in the world. Her poster was titled: "Towards light-induced carbocation generation in a supramolecular cavity"
4. Arup Kundu won one of the 5 best poster awards at FCS2018 held at JNU and IIT Delhi this November. His poster was titled:"Probing The Excited State Dynamics of all-trans-Lycopene Aggregates: A Transient Pump-Probe Spectroscopic Study"
5. Jyotishman Dasgupta received the Best Young Investigator Award from the 2018 Chemistry of Materials meeting held in Kovalam Kerala.
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.
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.
Sayani Das, Ph.D. Scholar from Ankona Datta's Group is the Winner of the" 7th Euraxess Science Slam 2019".
Amitava Chandra, Ph.D. Scholar from Ankona Datta's Group won Poster Award at the conference on "Methods and Applications of Fluorescence (MAF)" held at University of San Diego, USA in August 2019. Amitava's poster was titled: "Strategies and Development of Fluorescent Sensors for Signaling Phospholipids"
Sayani Das, Ph.D. Scholar from Ankona Datta's Group won Poster Award at the 9th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (AsBIC-9), held at NUS Singapore in December 2018. Sayani's poster was titled: "Manganese Sensor Diaries: Stumbling Upon a Mercury Sensor and What We Learn from it"
Sayani also won 1 min Video Award at AsBIC-9
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.
Prof. Sudipta Maiti`s research group has reported exciting progress towards identifying the structure of the oligomeric form of amyloid beta, the toxic molecular species that causes Alzheimer`s disease. The full research article has been published in ACS Nano. The ASAP article link is here. The breakthrough has received media coverage. A clipping can be found here.
Prof. Sudipta Maiti`s research group has made significant contributions to the development of biophotonic instrumentation and methodology. Recently instrumentation developed right here at TIFR for fluorescence correlation spectroscopy in the Maiti lab has been commercialized. Read more about this technological innovation here