Chemical Biology Unit

Chemical Biology Unit

Welcome to the Chemical Biology Unit at INST, a centre interdisciplinary work at the interface of biology and chemistry. CBU is one of the important thrust areas of the institute where fourteen research groups of chemists, biologists, pharmacologists and agriculture scientists are working together to develop unique nanotechnological tools or protocols to explore and solve biological questions. The main emphasis of the unit is to address problems that surpass the common regime of chemistry and biology with the help of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Chemical biologists at INST probe molecular events that are relevant to humans, plants, animals and microbes.

Following are the some of the major research area at the unit:

  • Therapeutics, disease management and drug delivery in cancer
  • Nanotherapeutic management of infectious diseases and microbes
  • Tissue engineering and development of biological scaffolds
  • Biomimetics
  • Understanding biomolecular events at the nanoscale

PhD students at CBU have the opportunity to work in the evolving interface of science and explore drug delivery, diagnostic and disease management principles, in vivo imaging ventures, microbial biology and infection, bio-inspired material development, and nanoscale life processes.
Visit the individual faculty research page for more details.

Research Highlights


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Title of the Project : Addressing Diabetic Foot Ulcers by using a Tissue Engineering Approach

Start Date: 20 Oct, 2020

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Title of the Project : Enzyme-Responsive hydrogel for site-specific drug delivery as potential therapy for Colitis.

Start Date: 21 Mar, 2020

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Title of the Project : Fabrication of low cost real time gas sensor for early crop pest monitoring and management.

Start Date: 20 Mar, 2020

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Title of the Project : First Principle Designing of Single Molecule Magnets and Grafting on the Substrates to Quench the Quantum Tunnelling of Magnetizations

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Title of the Project : Understanding the Forces Involved in the Packing of Enzymes Inside the Bacterial Microcompartments for the Development of Novel Encapsulated Bio-Systems

Start Date: 01 Jun, 2020

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Title of the Project : Realization of a prototype spin valve based on perovskite oxide superlattice Sr2FeMoO6-LaBO3 (B Fe).

Start Date: 19 Jun, 2020

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Title of the Project : Computational study of spin polarization in ternary chalcogenide

Start Date: 15 Sep, 2020

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Title of the Project : First Principle Designing of Single Molecule Magnets and Grafting on the Substrates to Quench the Quantum Tunneling of Magnetizations

Start Date: 30 Sep, 2020

PA / JRF / SRF