Prof Anju CHADHA

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

Education 1992-1993 PDF: Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Uni Wuppertal, Germany 1985-1989 PDF: Fogarty Fellow, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA 1979-1984 Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Dept. Of Org. Chem., IISc 1975-1977 M.Sc. Org. Chem., Poona Univ., Pune Professional Employment & Current position 2006 - present Professor, Dept. Of Biotech., IITM 2004 - 2006 Associate Professor, Dept. Of Biotech., IITM 1998 - 2004 Asstt. Professor, Dept. Of Chemistry, IITM 1991 - 1998 Sr. Scientist at SPIC Pharma R & D, TN Honours and Awards The International Women’s Day [March 08, 2011] award [University of Madras] for outstanding contributions in the field of Science Invited to write a biographical note in ’Lilavati’s Daughters’ – a book about 100 women scientists of India, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, 2008  Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany (1992-1993)  Fogarty International Fellowship, NIH, USA (1985-1988)  Hanumantha Rao Medal for the Best Thesis in the Science Faculty, IISc, Bangalore, India (1985)  Maharashtra State Government Scholarship (1975-1977) ; Chemistry Prize, N. Wadia College, Poona (first in College; 1975); Best Student and Chemistry Prize, Central School, Dehu Road ( 1972) Areas of Specialisation Enzymes in organic synthesis – including whole cells, for the synthesis of biologically active compounds (eg. pharmaceuticals, flavours); Green chemistry, developing green methods for organic synthesis Enzyme purification and mechanisms; Biocatalysis as applied to Biosensors; Biodiesel and Chirotechnology Sponsored Research Funds: From GoI and industry: ~4 cr. INR uptil now in IITM Experience Mentor for PhD and MS students [15 PhDs completed; 8 on-going: 8 MS completed; 2 on-going] 25 years experience in the use of enzymes in organic synthesis Familiar with the use of enzymes from various sources [eg. lipases & oxido-reductases from bacteria and fungi] Purification of enzymes and understanding mechanism through crystal structure studies Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in bioorganic chemistry. Management of numerous govt. and industry funded research projects Numerous publications in Journals, speaker at numerous conferences Referee for various scientific Journals; Member of Project Monitoring Comm., and Task Force, GoI & Industry Member Secretary of the Institute Ethice Comm. since 2007- Publications and Patents 82 publications in various peer reviewed Journals; Several book chapters and 6 patents


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