The Chemical Biology Lab at the Centre of Biomedical Research focuses on to understand the chemistry of biological systems. Our research work is highly interdisciplinary with the major focus on areas like enzyme catalysis, understanding the chemistry of reactive oxygen species (ROS), elucidation of biosynthetic pathways, and structural elucidation of RNAs and lignin by NMR spectroscopy. We are not just interested in using enzymes as a catalyst but making an efficient use of them by targeting a key step in a biomimetic fashion. In our lab we are exploring the catalytic activities of the enzymes like NADP(H) dependent keto reductases , cytochrome P450 enzymes, and xanthine oxidases from fungal or bacterial strains. We are trying to understand the chemistry of oxidative stress caused by excessive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) at the molecular level through in vitro studies. Structural elucidation of lignin, RNAs folding and their catalytic function is another area of our interest. Since, our research involves chemistry as well as biology, we encourage people from chemical sciences as well as life sciences to join our enthusiastic team to explore interdiciplinary field of chemical biology .
News from the lab
♦ Amit Mondal from University of North Bengal joined the group (July, 2016).
♦ Nirmal Saha from University of North Bengal joined the group (May, 2016).
♦ Dr. Andreas Praeg from University of Freiburg, Germany visiting our lab (Nov-Dec, 2015).
♦ Shailesh Kumar Singh joined the lab for Ph.D. from October, 2015.
♦ Melvin Thomas joined as a summer intern for two months (May-July, 2015).
♦ Ankita Nigam has been awarded INSPIRE Fellowship for Ph.D. By Department of Science and Technology.
♦ Prof. Michael Müller from Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany visited the lab from October 6-10, 2014.
♦ Rahul L. Bodkhe , UGC-JRF from Baba Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Aurangabad joined the lab for Ph.D. on September 29, 2014.
♦ Ankita Nigam from Baba Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow joined the lab for Ph. D. on July, 7, 2014. More..
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