About The Section
Publishes original research articles, letters, case reports, reviews/mini-reviews and guest edited thematic issues on various topics related to Biochemistry. Articles may be focused largely, but not exclusively, on contributions from India.
The section Biochemistry of the journal Current Indian Science publishes original research and review articles, letters and special issues of interest to the readers that showcase the novelty, enlighten the futuristic thoughts, raise provocative questions and hypotheses regarding an interesting and important biological question in the various dimensions of biochemistry, and serves as a platform for the discussion of new ideas in the same field. It invigorates transdisciplinarity and provides quantitative insights into fundamental problems at the molecular, cellular, and systems and whole-organism levels.
This section is not limited to a specific aspect of the field but is instead devoted to a wide range of sub-fields in the area. Articles of interdisciplinary nature are particularly welcome. Submissions in the following areas are of special interest to the readers of this journal:
· Cell biology
· Chemical biology
· Chemical, physical, and computational methods in neuroscience
· Clinical biochemistry
· Disease biology
· Enzyme inhibition and inhibitory processes
· Epigenetics, chromatin structure and function
· Immunochemistry macromolecules
· Mathematical, Computational, Biophysical and Statistical Modelling
· Molecular basis of disease
· Molecular biology
· Neuroscience-inspired bioengineering
· Nucleic acid biology
· Pharmaceuticals and therapeutics
· Structural biology
Professor, Rizwan Hasan Khan received Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India during the period of 1992-1996. Currently, he is working in the area of protein structure, function, protein misfolding or aggregation and amyloid induction and inhibition at Aligarh Muslim University. His research is focusing on many aspects of protein misfolding and aggregation such as designing suitable molecules for inducing aggregation in proteins to understand the mechanism of protein aggregation, to find out the molecular mechanism of toxicity of protein aggregates using neuronal cell lines and animal models, to find and synthesize new suitable drug molecule for the treatment of debilitating protein aggregation diseases. He is an editorial member of several reputed journals including IJBM, Plos One, CPPS, JBB, Journal of Biophysics etc.He has guided 23 PhD theses and completed 12 research projects. He has published around 325 papers in the journals of international repute with H index of 60 and total citation around 12766. His two patents are under process.
Dr. Saheem Ahmad received Ph.D. in Biochemistry (JNMC) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India during the period from 2007- 2011. Currently, he is working in the area of Glycation Biology, Diabetes and Cancer Biology. He has more than 11 years of teaching experience to under and postgraduate students. Dr. Ahmad is placed among top 10 scientists across the world in publishing research papers in the field of 'Glycation Biology' in Scopus indexed journals during the last 5 years. He has held several academic and administrative posts both at the Integral and the Hail Universities. He also works in the realm of Diabetes and Cancer Biology. His research is focusing on many aspects of protein glycation and the diseases associated with it. He is an editorial member of several reputed journals including Plos One, CPPS, Journal of Immune Research, Frontier in Biosciences etc. He also served as Guest Editor of Seminars in Cancer Biology, Frontier in Genetics, International Journal of Molecular Sciences and CPPS. He has guided 08 PhD theses & 29 PG theses and completed 07 research projects. He has published more than 100 papers in the journals of international repute with an h- index of 32 and more than 3000 citations.
Prof. Dr. Subhendu Sekhar Bag completed his Ph. D. in 2005 in Bioorganic Chemistry from IIT, Kharagpur, India. Since 2008, he is serving the IIT Guwahati, India wherein he is a full Professor of Chemistry. He has made outstanding contributions in the area of Chemical Biology/Bioorganic Chemistry, especially in Expansion-of-the-Genetic-Alphabet, Expansion-of-the Genetic-Code, SNPs Genotyping/DNA detection, Peptidomimetics, Enediyne-antibiotic, PhotoChemistry/Photobiology, and Wound-Healing-Gel. He has published > 100 articles/ book-chapters/Web courses and produced several PG/UG and Doctoral students. He has received several prestigious Awards like CChem (RSC), FRSC (RSC), FICS etc. He is serving several international journals as Associate Editor/Guest Editor/ Editorial Board Member.
Dr. Suaib Luqman completed his PhD from the University of Allahabad, India and his Postdoctoral studies from the University of Hawaii, USA and King's College London, United Kingdom. Presently, Dr. Luqman is working as a Principal Scientist at CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow, India. His research work and skills are focused on understanding the efficacy of natural products from plants for their anti-cancer and anti-infectious expediency using molecular and cell target-based approaches. Dr. Luqman is a recipient of several international & national awards and has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 6 patents, 2 protocols and 5 book chapters. Dr. Luqman has delivered many invited lectures at various international and national forums and presently serves as an editorial board member in several journals. He is a life member of many scientific societies and beneficiary of fellowship/scholarship from the international organization.
Santi M. Mandal earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and continues to conduct research in the field of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. He visited UTMB-USA and NUS-Singapore for his postdoctoral training. For two years, he was an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Vidyasagar University in India. He has over 140 research articles published in reputable publications and has received numerous major prizes for his research contributions. He is now employed at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur's Central Research Facility in Kharagpur, India.
Dr. Chandi C. Mandal is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, Central University of Rajasthan, India from 2013 till date. From 2006-2012, he received his postdoctoral training from the University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio, Texas, USA. He obtained Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, India during 2000-2005. He did M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Calcutta University, India. Prof. Mandal's research interest is aimed at understanding the cellular signal transduction mechanisms involved in cancer, metastasis and bone diseases. He is also the editorial board member of various science journals.
Dr. Sunil S. More is presently serving as Professor and Dean in the School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Dayananda Sagar University. He is also serving as the Dean and Director of Biological Sciences. He served in the capacity of Professor in Biochemistry and has 17 years of good experience in teaching and research. He has been awarded a Ph. D degree from Karnatak University, Dharwad in 2004. His thesis and present area of research has been associated with inhibition of venom toxicity and characterization of medically important enzymes from microbial and natural sources. He guided eight Ph.Ds from Jain University and Dayananda Sagar University, and currently many are working in his lab. His area of research interest is in the field of Biochemistry, Enzymology, Protein chemistry and Toxinology and Ion channel chemistry. He has more than 120 reputed research publications in various national and international peer-reviewed journals.
Rajan Kumar Pandey joined Jaipur National University, Rajasthan for his Master's education and achieved a Gold medal. Then he qualified for the National Eligibility Test, simultaneously, awarded with an INSPIRE fellowship. He then joined the Biochemistry Department at the Central University of Rajasthan in 2014 and completed his Ph.D. in parasitology. During his Ph.D., he became interested in vaccine research and contributed to vaccine research against various diseases. In July 2022, he joined the Karolinska Institute as a Postdoc fellow to work on vaccine research on autoimmune diseases. Recently, he was awarded four research grants of international repute.
Dr. Sriram Seshadri has more than 17 years of experience in teaching and 15 years of experience in research. His research area of interest includes understanding the role of gut microbiota in diabetes and liver inflammation. His group has successfully developed an animal model for diet induced diabetes and has established that gut dysbiosis is one of the major causes for the induction and progression of insulin resistance, resulting in type 2 diabetes and even obesity. His group is currently working on the targeted drug delivery using pH specific polymers and secondly targeting the FFAR and GPR receptors in the colon for the treatment of metabolic disorder and liver inflammation.
Dr. Bechan Sharma is presently working as a Professor and Ex-Head, Department of Biochemistry, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India. He has completed his higher education such as B.Sc. (Honours)-1980; M.Sc. (Biochemistry)-1982 and Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1988) from BHU-Varanasi. The areas of his research interest include Molecular Biology of HIV/AIDS, Free radical Biology, Tropical Diseases (Filariasis/Malaria), Enzyme technology, Drug development and Biochemical Toxicology. He has received a number of Awards and Honors and successfully completed numerous important Academic and Administrative Assignments. He has 36 years of teaching and research experience. He has carried out several research projects and published over 230 research papers including book chapters, molecular methods in peer reviewed international and national journals of repute. He has one US patent on HIV-1 genome structure based antiHIV-1 drugs design to his credit. He has supervised 18 PhDs and 7 PDFs. He is a member/life member of several national and international scientific societies and attended numerous symposia and conferences in India and abroad. He is Chief-Editor/Associate Editor/Executive Editor and editorial board member of over 170 peer-reviewed international and national journals. He has been acting as honorary reviewer for over 200 international and national scientific journals. His 7 books have been published by international publishers and 2 are in print. He has worked as a visiting scientist in the USA for about four years and visited different reputed institutions in Italy, France, Iran, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany and Brazil to complete collaborative research projects in molecular virology and drug resistance. Prof. Sharma has been awarded with ICMR’s Senior Scientist Fellowship 2014-15 in Biomedical Sciences under Indo-USA joint research programme to work at NIEHS-NIH, NC, USA with Prof. Samuel Wilson on DNA repair. Recently, Prof. Sharma has become a member of World Virology Society-Sweden and Indo-Japanese research initiative towards eradication of HIV/AIDS in India. Prof. B. Sharma is a Fellow of Academy of Environmental Biology (AEB) and Bioved Research Society (BRS).
Dr. Budheswar Dehury holds a Master Degree in Bioinformatics with a Ph. D. in Bioinformatics from Assam University Silchar (2016). Currently, he is working as a DHR-Young Scientist at ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre, Bhubaneswar in a project to develop novel inhibitors targeting proteases of SARS-CoV-2, which is supported by the Department of Health Research, Ministry Health & Family Welfare Govt. of India. He has more than 6 years' of research and teaching experience in the frontier areas of Computational Biophysics, Transcriptomics, Metagenomics, and Molecular Mechanics.
Dr. Sen has done his masters from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar and then Ph.D. from AMU, Aligarh in 2009. He has published 35 research articles in peer-reviewed journals reputed across the globe, and has an Indian patent registered. He is a life member of Society for Biological Chemists, India. Currently, he is working on a process engineering of the expression of recombinant anti-TNFα scFv, and development of a microfluidic system for amyloid detection in clinical and other biological samples. He is currently working at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore.
Dr. S. Srinivasan completed Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry from Annamalai University. He is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University. He has 22 years of teaching experience and 16 years of research experience. He has published more than 24 papers in reputed journals and 5 book chapters, and serves as a reviewer and editorial board member of several reputed journals. His research citations are 883, h-index is 14 and i10-index is 17. He is an active member of about 4 medical societies and received research grants from the Govt. of India Research fund. He has organized and coordinated many educational seminars, scientific symposia and workshops and attended national and international conferences. Dr. S. Srinivasan received the Young Investigator Award in Science and Engineering Research Board from the Govt. of India. Currently, he is committed to exploring the naturally occurring phytochemicals for intervention (treatment) of diabetes mellitus and related complications in animal models.
Amit Kumar Yadav is a Computational Biologist working as Senior Research Scientist at the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India. His major research focus is to understand the posttranslational modifications (PTM) and their crosstalk in regulating disease progression in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). He develops computational and statistical tools for quantitative proteomics, multiplexing and PTM identification, proteogenomics and metabolome-proteome integration. He has received- Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award, 2013 from DBT, Innovators under 35 (TR35) from MIT-Tech Review in 2013, and several grants for his research.
Dr. Vivek, H.K, obtained his Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Mysore. Later, he joined Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru, where he worked on the purification and isolation of taste peptides, and its taste peptide sequence. After completing the project, he joined for Ph.D in Applied Science (Biotechnology) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. During his doctoral studies, he was awarded CSIR-Senior Research Fellow, and Ph.D Student Assistantship from TEQIP (Govt. of India). In the year 2016, he was awarded a Ph.D degree and joined M/s. Syngene International (ranked as one of the top 25 fastest growing companies in India and 4th rank in Asia) as Senior research associate at the Discovery Chemistry-Analytical Research and Development division. He specialized in Venom Biology, Analytical Biochemistry, Medical Chemistry, Enzyme Technology, and Computational Biology. He has published 58 research papers (h-15 as on Dec 2021) and guided more than 30 Master students for their dissertation and 1 Ph.D. He is also working on academic-industry collaboration and consultancy with Nutraceutical Companies. He is also a regular reviewer for several international journals. Besides, Dr. Vivek is nominated as Associate Editorial Board member for Venom and Toxins, and Guest editor for Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry.
Dr. Amit Roy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India. He obtained his Ph.D degree in 2009 from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India and was awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship from "Danish Cancer Society, Denmark" in February 2010 and Carlsberg Foundation, Denmark in January 2011. He has completed his postdoc from Aarhus University, Denmark. He is a recipient of INSA Young Scientist Award (2011) by Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Govt. of India. His areas of specialization are molecular parasitology, drug development and therapeutics.