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.
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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