Our research is focused on to explore the new catalytic functions of the nature’s catalysts called “enzymes” and their applications.  This includes investigations of their role in biosynthetic pathways, development of biochemical assays, designing and execution of chemoenzymatic routes for complex natural products and their use in chemical syntheses. With the advancement of gene sequencing techniques and sophistication of bioinformatic tools, it is possible today to identify thousands of putative enzymes. However, their catalytic functions can only be recognized if we could identify the actual chemistry they are meant to catalyze in nature. The field of biocatalysis has a huge potential in pharmaceutical and chemical industry and we certainly believe that possibilities to explore new enzyme and their catalytic functions are infinite. We encourages people from different background (chemical and biological) to join our lab and our team will help them learn techniques across disciplines.

Open Positions 
For Ph.D. Motivated M.Sc./M.tech students in Chemistry/Biotechnology and related fields with CSIR or UGC or DBT or ICMR Fellowship are encouraged to apply for Ph.D. positions in our lab. Interested candidates can send their short CV at smhusain@cbmr.res.in or smhusain.iitb@gmail.com.
For Post docs Applicants with Ph.D. in chemistry with interest in interdisciplinary research (chemistry by enzymes) are encouraged to  apply for post doc position in the lab. You can write to Dr. Syed Masood Husain along with other details to explore the possibilities.
For Interns Motivated M.Sc. students from Chemistry or Biotechnology background, who wants to do 3-6 months training are welcome in our lab.    More…

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Syed Masood Husain

Our passion is to explore catalytic function of enzymes and their applications in synthesis
-Syed Masood Husain
Centre of Biomedical Research, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Campus,
Raebareli Road,            Lucknow 226014
Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
Tel: +91-522-2495034
Fax: +91-522-2668215
Email: smhusain@cbmr.res.in