Former Director
 

Dr. Tushar Kanti Chakraborty
JC Bose Fellow, FNA, FASc, FNASc

  Past Director
CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute
Lucknow 226 031
India
E-Mail tkchakraborty@hotmail.com
Phone No.

091-(522)- 2771940, 2772450

Fax No. 091-(522)-2771941
 
 
   
   DATE OF BIRTH: 10. 04. 1957
 
   POSITION HELD : Director, C D R I , Lucknow (December 19, 2008-December, 31, 2013 )
 
  PAST POSITION :

Director Grade Scientist & Head
Organic Division - III
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Hyderabad - 500 607, INDIA

 
 
ACADEMIC RECORD
 
Degree
Subject
University
Year
Ph.D.
Organic Chemistry
IIT, Kanpur
1984
M.Sc.

Chemistry

IIT, Kanpur
1979
B.Sc.
Chemistry Honours
Presidency College, Calcutta
1977
 
POSITIONS HELD EARLIER
 
Post
Organization
Dates
Scientist G
IICT,Hyderabad
June, 2006 to December, 2008
Scientist F
IICT,Hyderabad
May, 2001 to May, 2006
Scientist E-II
IICT,Hyderabad
May, 1996 to April, 2001
Scientist E-I
IICT,Hyderabad
May, 1991 to April, 1996
Visiting Scientist
TSRI, La Jolla, USA
March, 1992 to February, 1994
Exchange Visitor
( Indo-USSR ILTP)
Shemyakin Instt. Bioorg. Chemistry, Moscow
February, 1989 to Augustl, 1989
Scientist C
IICT,Hyderabad
April, 1987, to April, 1991
Post-doctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
(Prof. K C Nocolaou's Lab.)
September, 1984 to March, 1987
 
 
 
Areas of specialization
  • Organic synthesis, especially asymmetric synthesis and total synthesis of natural products
  • Peptides and peptidomimetics
  • Drug design and Molecular Modeling

 

Major Research Activities
  • Development of new designer molecules based on sugar amino acids and related multifunctional building blocks, studying their three-dimensional structures and properties, such as transporting ions or molecules across membranes, anion binding by directed hydrogen bonding interactions, and development of artificial receptors to carry out in vitro studies of various molecular recognition processes.
  • Peptidomimetics, peptide conformations and secondary structures, structure-activity relationship studies.
  • Synthetic organic chemistry with special emphasis on asymmetric synthesis and total synthesis of polyketide based macrolides as well as acyclic natural products.
  • Total synthesis of other biologically active natural products like peptides, cyclic peptides and peptides having "unnatural" amino acids, peptide-based enzyme inhibitors, etc.
 
Publications & Patents Research Publications: 161
(Total No. of Citations > 3000; h-index = 31)
Patents: 3
 
 
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