Prof. Kurt Wüthrich (The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA and ETH Zürich, Switzerland) visited TCIS
Prof. Kurt Wüthrich (The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA and ETH Zürich, Switzerland) visited TCIS on 9th Feb 2017 and delivered a talk “The Way to NMR Applications in Biology and Medicine”. He is a Nobel Chemistry laureate (2002) known for developing nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for determining the three-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules in solution.
TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad represents TIFR at the 104th Indian Science Congress 2017
Dr. Karthik V.Raman and Dr. Aprotim Mazumder from TCIS, Hyderabad represented TIFR at the 104th Indian Science Congress 2017, held at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.
Dr. Kanchan Garai of TCIS and collaborators have built a state-of-the-art spectrometer that can perform multichannel fluorescence correlation spectroscopy.
One way to understand how Alzheimer’s disease progresses is to study the way certain protein factors affect the formation of amyloid plaques that are so central to the progression of the disease. While it is required to know how this happens in the human brain, scientists are TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad, are studying this in a lab.
Dr. Tamal Das wins the Max Planck Partner Group award given by the Max Planck Society, Germany
Dr. Tamal Das has won the Max Planck Partner Group award given by the Max Planck Society, Germany. This award comes with a research grant of 20,000 Euro/year for five years, which will enable him to establish and strengthen a collaboration with Prof. Joachim P. Spatz from the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research at Heidelberg, Germany (MPI-MR).
Dr. T.N. Narayanan’s work on Ultrathin, water-repellent surface chemistry got highlighted in the media.
Scientists at the TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad, and Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, have developed a material which, when coated on other substrates, can render them both water repellent (hydrophobic) and oil repellent (oleophobic). This is extremely useful in improving the applicability of a range of products, from car wind-shields to medical aids such as surgical implants and other tools.
Dr. Jagannath Mondal’s atomistic molecular dynamics simulation studies to contribute to targeted kinase therapy
Dr. Jagannath Mondal’s atomistic molecular dynamics simulation studies to understand the binding mechanisms of mutant-resistant kinase inhibitors, which would greatly contribute to targeted kinase therapy for various diseases, has been highlighted in India Biosciences.
Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy selected for the HKF Vijnan Ratna Award 2016
Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy has been selected for the HKF Vijnan Ratna Award 2016 for Excellence in Science & Technology of the H K Firodia Memorial Foundation
Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society
Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy of the TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences in Hyderabad has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific society of the world. Prof. Ramaswamy has now been inducted into a select group of intellectuals which included Sir Issac Newton, Bertrand Russell, S. Ramanujan, Sir J. C. Bose and others.
NMR Meets Biology Conference at Kerala
NMR Meets Biology January 14-19, 2016 TIFR, Mumbai, and TCIS, TIFR, Hyderabad TIFR, Mumbai, and TCIS, TIFR, Hyderabad, will be organising a conference/workshop in Alleppey, Kerala, during January 14-19,2 016. The meeting will have invited lectures and several tutorial sessions.
Dr. T.N. Narayanan’s work on doped graphene got highlighted in Media
A team of researchers from India and Japan have developed a low-cost way to produce ‘doped graphene,’ a new hybrid material which can be used to make efficient electrodes for batteries and fuel cells.
The new material, called ‘heteroatom,’ is made by doping graphene — an allotrope of carbon — with boron and its development is described in the 9 September issue of Advanced Energy Materials.
Prof. Venkata Ramana Kandala Chary of TIFR, Hyderabad an elected Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences
At the 25th General Meeting of TWAS held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, on 26 October 2014, the Members attending the meeting elected Prof. Venkata Ramana Kandala Chary of TIFR, Hyderabad as a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries.
His election is a clear recognition of his outstanding contribution to science and its promotion in the developing world.