Dr. Vijay Thiruvenkatam
Vijay’s scientific career started as a small molecule crystallographer. Because of his aspiration to work in the field of macromolecular crystallography to study molecular mechanisms and functions in living cells, he went on to do protein crystallography. Vijay’s current research focuses on X-ray crystallography of small molecules and macromolecules, which includes analysis of intra and intermolecular interactions, conformational changes, polymorphism, charge density analysis in organic, organo-metallic, inorganic compounds, dipeptides and proteins. One of his major expertise is in in-situ cryo-crystallization for the study of the crystal structure of liquids that crystallize at very low temperature and remain liquid at room temperature.
Background and Experience:
Assistant Research Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (Jan 2013 to present)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical School/Harvard Medical School, June 2011 - Dec 2012
Postdoctoral Researcher, BU/DFCI/Harvard Medical School, Sep 2009 - May 2011
PhD, DRDE Gwalior/Jiwaji University, 2009
MSc, Christ College, 2001
BSc, Bangalore University, 1999
Selected Recent Publications:
Gayathri Purushothaman, Kapil Juvale, Sivapriya Kirubakaran, Praveen Kumar Vemula, Vijay Thiruvenkatam. Water-mediated intermolecular interactions in 1, 2-Ocyclohexylidene-myo-inositol: A quantitative analysis, Acta Crystallographica Section C, 2016.
Palakollu, Veerabhadraiah; Vasu, Anuji K.; Thiruvenkatam, Vijay and Kanvah, Sriram, A sensitive AIEE probe for amphiphilic compounds, New Journal of Chemistry, 2016.
Prediction of horseshoe configuration in neural receptors: Dscam isoforms V Thiruvenkatam, Q. Chen and J.-h. Wang Acta Cryst. A70, C1504, 2014.
Molecular interactions in bis (2-aminopyridinium) malonate: A crystal isostructural to bis (2-aminopyridinium) maleate crystal R. Chitra, R.R. Choudhury, Vijay Thiruvenkatam, M.V. Hosur, T.N. Guru Row. Journal of Molecular Structures. 1010: 46, 2012
Nalini Natrajan, PhD
Dr. Kedar Sharma, PostDoc
Adarsh Patel, M.Tech
Pankaj yadav, M.Tech
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