We are interested in developing different spectroscopic techniques to study the molecular level phenomena in order to elucidate the fundamental physical/chemical processes behind several complexed biophysical processes such as protein folding, blood coagulation, solvation behavior of fluorocarbon containing amino acids and DNAs.
1. Understanding of the effect of fluorous interaction on the photophysical as well as solvation behaviour of the biologically important molecules
2. Hydrogen bond network of the biologically important Fluorinated alcohol and its aqueous mixture
3. Exploring the behaviour of membrane water using the state of art sum frequency generation technique
4. Surface water near to the neat air/water interface
5. Role of unique interactions in the protein folding induced by the chemical denaturant
6. The understanding about the role of the anion (Hofmeister series) in the protein folding.
7. Role of inert atom in the enhancement of the strength of hydrogen bond
8. Microhydration induced stability of atmospherically important molecules
9. Designing as well as photophysical study of the non-canonical amino acids to understand the solvation as well folding mechanism of proteins
10. DNA compaction and the role of solvents present in the groves and stacked regions
Ph.D. positions are open for the CSIR/UGC/Inspire qualified students. Interview date for the selection of JRF candidate is on 20the September 2017.