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Congratulations Professor Charusita Chakravarty on being elected as the Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (FNA).

Congratulations Professor Ajai K. Singh on being elected as an Associate Editor of RSC Advances.

Congratulations Professor Siddharth Pandey on being awarded the CRSI Bronze Medal for the year 2015.

Congratulations Professor Ashok Ganguli on being elected as the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).

Congratulations Professor Siddharth Pandey on being elected as the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).

Congratulations Professor Charusita Chakravarty on becoming HAG Professor.

Congratulations to Professor Ashok Ganguli on being awarded the National Award for Nano Science & Technology 2015.

Congratulations to Professor Charusita Chakravarty on being elected as the Fellow of The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad.

Divya Nayar is awarded the best poster prize at Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on Water and Aqueous Solutions held at Holderness School, New Hampshire, U.S.A. Congratulations Divya. For more details on the research work see here

Welcome Dr Tanmay Dutta to the department. Tanmay works on Biochemistry and Enzymology.

Welcome Dr Shivajirao L Gholap. His area of interest is organic chemistry.

Congratulations Professor H M Chawla on being awarded the NRDC Meritorious Invention Award for the year 2012

Welcome Dr Pravin P Ingole. His research work focuses on electrochemical techniques.

Welcome Dr Hemant Kashyap. Dr Kashyap is interested in Statistical mechanics of soft-matter, molecular dynamic simulations, ionic liquids, lipid-membranes

Congratulations Professor Anil J Elias on being awarded the "Best chemistry teacher award 2013" (masters degree and above) instituted by Tata Chemicals, Association of Chemistry teachers India, Royal Society of Chemistry, CII and Godrej.

Professor H. M. Chawla's research covered on BBC: Keeping fruit and veg cool in India (India). [Click here for a low res version]

Congratulations Professor A Ramanan and Professor Ashok Ganguli on becoming HAG Professors.

Congratulations Professor A Ramanan receives the best poster prizes at ICMAT2013 given by CrystEngCommun on behalf of his student Pramod Goswami. See details

Welcome Dr Ravi P Singh. Dr Singh joined the department on 25th June 2013. He works on synthetic organic chemistry with main emphasis towards asymmetric catalysis, C-H activation and total synthesis of small molecules.

Congratulations to Professor Ashok Ganguli on being elected as the Fellow of The National Sciences of Academy, Allahabad.

Congratulations: Professor Anil J Elias has been selected for the INSA teachers awards 2012.

Congratulations: Professor Ashok Ganguli for receiving the CNR Rao National Prize for 2012-13 given by the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI).

Congratulations: Professor Sunil K. Khare for being elected as Fellow of Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI)in the year 2012.

Congratulations to Professor Siddharth Pandey on being awarded the best teacher award.

Featured Research

Crowding affects a number of protein characteristics, including its structure, stability, function, and activity. Majority of studies involving macromolecular crowding have mainly focused on the global changes of the protein structure (e.g. secondary or tertiary structure changes using circular dichroism spectroscopy). In this work we have used the fluorescence modulation of an intrinsic fluorophore (Trp) of two serum albumins (BSA and HSA) to focus on the extensive local perturbations of protein structure in presence of the crowding agents. These results have significant structural implications with regards to the functional aspects of proteins in the physiological environment.

For further details and more on similar research see the webpage. The research paper can be downloaded from the journal website. Ref: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2013, 4, 2610-2617, DOI: 10.1021/jz401179z



The Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling of aryl halides with organoboronic acids is an important tool for synthetic organic chemistry. A range of palladium complexes with different ligands can been used to catalyse this interesting reaction and Ajai Kumar Singh and co-workers have synthesised four new ligands (selenated Schiff bases) to investigate the influence alkyl chain lengths have on the [Pd(L-H)Cl] complexes and their catalytic efficiency. Their remarkable results indicate there is a correlation between ligand alkyl chain length and catalytic efficiency, however, as their Dalton Transactions HOT Article details, the Pd(II) complexes are pre-catalysts which generate in situ real catalytic species of approx. 3 nm Pd(0) nanoparticles, protected by organoselenium species.

For further details and more on similar research see the webpage. The research paper can be downloaded from the journal website. Ref: Dom the journal website. Ref: Dalton Trans., 2012, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C1DT11695A



Core-Shell nanostructures can be designed by low temperature methods . The shell can alter the reactivity of the surface and enhance the stability and dispersibility of the colloidal core. It also helps in passivation of the core .By suitable combination of core and shell modification of optical and magnetic properties of the nanostructures are possible . One such example is : Silica encapsulated magnetic nanoparticles for enhanced stability and ability to bind with biomolecules. For further details and more on similar research see the webpage. The research paper can be downloaded from the journal website.



The differences in (i) charge, (ii) stability of helix and (iii) propensity of α-helix segment of TGF-β1(A) and TGF-β3 (B) to change to b-sheet after 10 ns MD simulation at 500 K. TGF-β3 has hydrophobic patch which may be responsible for low solubility. TGF-β3 has low charge than TGF-β1 under all pH conditions. One of the α-helix in TGF-β3 is unstable. This α-helix segment changes to β-sheet after 10 ns MD simulation at 500 K. For further details and more on similar research see the webpage. The research paper can be downloaded from the journal website.
Reference: Nayeem S. M., Deep S. (2010), Rationalization of poor solubility of TGF-β3 using MD simulation. Biochemical Biophysical Research communication, 401, 544-547.



Demonstration of dual emission from a single semiconductor hetero-nanostructure comprising of both Type-I and Type-II junctions.

For further details and more on similar research see the webpage. The research paper can be downloaded from the journal website. Ref: ACS Nano, 2013, ASAP, DOI: 10.1021/nn404537s