Welcome to the Department
The Department of Biological Chemistry started about 30 years back in 1986, as a result of rearrangement of the Department of Macromolecules. This Department has been making consistent efforts over the past 30 years to foster excellence in biochemical/biophysical research in an inter-/multi-disciplinary manner, in line with the national and international trends.Over the last decade, researchers have 1) established the importance of peptide-based soft nanomaterial and supramolecular self assemblies in Biomedicine, 2) developed nanoscale Biosensing/Bioelectronics/Imaging approaches and understanding, and 3) developed understanding on the biochemical and biophysical properties of Cancer and Immune cells.
The Department has recently initiated an Institutional interdisciplinary teaching-cum-research program 'Integrated M.Sc. Ph.D. in Chemical and Molecular Biology' in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur.
FACULTY MEMBERS AND THEIR RESEARCH INTERESTS
Arindam Banerjee, Senior Professor
Peptide-based Funtional Biomaterials, Chemical Biology and Nanohybrids
Deepak Kumar Sinha, Assistant Professor
Cell and tissue biophysics
Prasanta Kumar Das, Senior Professor
Supramolecular self-assemblies: Biocatalysis to Biomedicine
Prosenjit Sen, Assistant Professor
Rupa Mukhopadhyay, Professor and Head
Functional biointerfaces: Sensing, Electron transport and Single molecule structural biology
Siddhartha Sankar Jana, Associate Professor
Molecular cell biology