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 role of oxygen and other related radical species in biosynthesis of natural products. 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. 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
♦ Dr. Husain selected for participation in Young Investigator Meeting, 2017 to be held in Goa, 2017.
♦ Shailesh qualifies CSIR NET-JRF in Life Sciences (Oct, 2016).
♦ Dr. Husain visited University of Freiburg, Germany as a guest scientists for two weeks (July, 2016).
♦ Amit Mondal from University of North Bengal joined the group (July, 2016).
♦ Nirmal Saha from University of North Bengal joined the group (May, 2016).
♦ Karina Witte from University of Freiburg, Germany visited our lab for her Diploma work (Jan-June, 2015).
♦ 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.
♦ Prof. Michael Müller from Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany visited the lab from October 6-10, 2014.
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