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Name Dr. Anirban Basu
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Name CHEMISTRY
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-376 / Centrex Extn. 376
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Address Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology Vidyasagar University Midnapore 721102 West Bengal
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Post-Doctoral ExperienceJadavpur University2018
Post-Doctoral Research AssociateCSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology2016
Ph.D.CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (Degree awarded by Jadavpur University)2013
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology at Vidyasagar University from 8th August, 2018.
Guest Lecturer at Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College (affiliated to University of Calcutta) in the Department of Chemistry for the academic session 2017-2018.
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Organic Chemistry & Biophysical Chemistry
Synthesis of analogs of medicinally important alkaloids with better therapeutic potential.
Interaction of Drugs with DNA and RNA: Molecular basis of the antitumor and anticancer action of alkaloids through biophysical studies.
Binding of a number of medicinally important natural products and small molecules to polymorphic nucleic acid structures like duplex, triplex and quadruplexes.
Micro RNA-mRNA interaction.
DNA and RNA polymorphism.
Course/ Subject Taught 
Organometallic Chemistry
Heterocyclic Chemistry
Biologically Active Molecules
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
A calorimetric characterization of the interaction of quinacrine with poly(I).poly(C) and its comparison to proflavineJ. Chem. Thermodyn. 131, 592-598.2019ELSEVIER
Antiamyloid activity of functionalized cerium oxide nanoparticle on lysozyme fibrillation: Spectroscopic and microscopic investigationMaterialia, 6, 100285.2019Elsevier
Effect of crown ether, 15-crown-5, on lysozyme amyloid fibrillation.J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn., 37 (Supplement), 7.2019Adenine Press
Interaction of proflavine with the RNA polynucleotide polyriboadenylic acid-polyribouridylic acid: Photophysical and calorimetric studies.J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. & Francis
Thermodynamic investigation of Hoechst 33258-poly(A).poly(U) binding through calorimetric studies.J. Chem. Thermodyn. 126, 91-96.2018ELSEVIER
Nucleic acids binding strategies of small molecules: Lessons from alkaloids.Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1862, 1995-2016.2018ELSEVIER
Thermodynamic analysis of the complexation of quinacrine with tRNAPhe.J. Chem. Thermodyn. 120, 27-32.2018ELSEVIER
Influence of the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide on amyloid fibrillogenesis in lysozyme: Evidence from photophysical and imaging studies.Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 107, 2643-2649.2018ELSEVIER
Interaction and inhibitory influence of the azo dye carmoisine on lysozyme amyloid fibrillogenesis.Mol. BioSyst. 13, 1552-1564.2017RSC
Binding and inhibitory effect of dyes amaranth and tartrazine on amyloid fibrillation in lysozyme.J. Phys. Chem. B 121, 1222–1239.2017ACS

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
DNA binding and cleavage activity of a structurally characterized oxobridged diiron(III) complex.Indian J. Chem. Sec. A 52A, 1576-1583.2013CSIR-NISCAIR

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Binding of food colorants to functional protein Hemoglobin in Handbook of Food Bioengineering, Edited by A.M. Grumezescu and A.M. Holban, VOLUME 7: Natural and Artificial Flavoring Agents and Food Dyes, pp 133-163.ELSEVIER2017First Author
Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Interaction and inhibitory influence of protoberberine alkaloids on amyloid fibrillation in lysozymePrincipal InvestigatorDept. of Science & Technology and Biotechnology, Govt. of West Bengal9978003 year20192022 Exptd.

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Inhibitory effect of ionic liquid 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide on amyloid fibrillation in lysozyme26th FAOBMB Conference and ConBio 2017 held at Kobe, JapanKobe, Japan2017
Membership of Learned Society 
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Albany 2019: The 20th Conversation2019Speaker under Young Scientists ProgrammeAlbany, State University of New York, USA
26th FAOBMB Conference and ConBio 20172017Oral PresentationKobe, Japan from 6-9 December, 2017
International Symposium on Chemical Biology and Drug Design2016Paper PresenterMarch 1st-3rd, 2016, Taj Bengal, Kolkata, India.
Albany 2015: The 19th Conversation2015Paper PresenterJune 9th-13th, 2015, Albany, State University of New York, USA.
Asian Conference on Environmental Mutagens2014Paper PresenterDecember 10th-12th, 2014, CSIR-IICB, Kolkata, India.

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Award NameAwarded ByYear
International Travel SupportSERB2019
FAOBMB Young Scientist Travel Fellowship AwardFAOBMB2017
SERB National Post Doctoral FellowshipSERB2016
International Travel SupportSERB2015
SRF in Chemical SciencesCSIR-UGC2011
NET-JRF in Chemical SciencesCSIR-UGC2009
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