Subhendu Sekhar Bag

Subhendu Sekhar Bag
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Assam, India


Subhendu Sekhar Bag, born at Tikarpara, Baricha, Bankura, West Bengal, India in 1975. He received his M.Sc. (1st class 1st) degree in Chemistry in 1998 from IIT Kharagpur followed by a Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry in 2005 from the same institution. After a post-doctoral exposure (JST and JSPS) he started his independent reseach career in the Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati, India, in 2008 as an Assistant Professor. He ultimately became an Associate Professor in 2013 and working for the betterment of the institution both in academic and research endeavour. He served as a Lead Guest Editor of Journal of Nucleic Acids and is serving as an editorial board member of Biological and Biomedical Reports, STM Journals, and World Research Journal of Chemistry. His research group is actively involved in designing Unnatural-Fluorescent Nucleobase Pair(s) which could drive the synthesis of Unnatural Protein(s) containing their Designer Amino Acid(s). ?Click-chemistry? is being utilized as a key step for synthesis in both the researc

Research Interest

Chemical Genomics/Peptidomimetics/Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry: Research in the interface of Chemistry and Biology is the only possible way to include real insights into the molecular mechanisms of complex biological and chemical systems. While this monumental research effort helped understanding the Physico-Chemical aspects of the natural bio-molecular recognition phenomena at molecular level, the aspiration to cure disease at the genetic level also acts as the major driving force behind the research between molecular biology and chemical synthesis. Synthetic molecules that bind sequence specifically to DNA and RNA are legitimate targets for molecular biology applications as gene therapeutic agents and in anti-sense technology. The multidisciplinary approach is one of the best devices to understand the bio-molecular recognition phenomena at molecular level and can be regarded as an icon for research at the interface of Chemistry and Biology. Thus, I am engaged in research activity at the interface of Chemistry and Biology, particularly, in the field of Chemical Genomics and Peptidomimetics as I envision that the efforts in these areas will provide deeper insights into the molecular mechanisms of complex biological systems and thus may help to cure diseases at the genetic level causing significant impact in health-care.

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