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Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
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The Molecular Biophysics Unit (MBU) at the Indian Institute of Science was founded in 1971 by Prof. G. N. Ramachandran. The Unit is currently engaged in frontline research in contemporary Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology.

The research activities in the Unit focus on the structure, conformation and interactions of biomolecules, with the main objective of explaining biological activity in molecular terms.

The unit has grown over a quarter of century, during this period, more than 200 young scientists have obtained their Ph.D. degrees and the number of research publications exceeds 1000. Seven faculty members have received prestigious S. S. Bhatnagar prize; eight members are fellows of the Indian Academy of Sciences and seven members are fellows of the Indian National Science Academy

AREAS OF RESEARCH

» Protein folding and dynamics » Lectins and lectin-carbohydrate interaction
» Peptide synthesis and design   X-ray crystallography of proteins and viruses
» Computer modelling and dynamics of biological molecules » Theoretical studies on the conformation of peptides and proteins
» Conformational analysis of nucleic acids » DNA-protein interactions
» Unusual DNA structures and control of transcription » Ionophores and drugs and their interaction with membranes
» Genome organization » Synthetic protein design and protein engineering
» Ionic channels and electrophysiology » Membrane channel forming peptides
 
ADMISSIONS 2014

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Prof. P. Balaram

Prof. Saraswathi Vishveshwara

Van Der Waals sphsere in Pentraxin

Prof. M. Vijayan

Prof. N. Srinivasan

Prof. S. K. Sikdar

Prof. Manju Bansal

Prof. K. Suguna

Prof. M. R. N. Murthy

Prof. Dipankar Chatterji

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