Professor Sandeep Verma, FASc, FNASc


Breif Introduction:

Sandeep Verma completed his doctoral work from University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago (1994), followed by postdoctoral stints at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, USA, and at Max-Planck-Institute for experimentelle Medizin, Goettingen, Germany. He joined Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 1997, where he currently holds the positions of Professor of Chemistry and Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences and Bioengineering.



Academic and Research Achievements:
His research interests include peptide/protein assemblies for disease modeling, nucleobase-metal interactions, and soft matter for bioimaging. He is a recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Chemical Sciences (2010), DAE-SRC Outstanding Investigator Award (2012) and J C Bose National Fellowship (2013), to name a few. He is an elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India, and Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Chemical Sciences (Springer) and serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Indian Journal of Chemistry – Sect B (NISCAIR, India), Chemistry & Biology (Cell Press), Chemical Communications (RSC, UK) and Journal of Peptide Science (Wiley).


Area of Research:

  • Peptide-based soft structures in disease modeling
  • Microscopy and crystallography of 2D nucleobase assemblies
  • Bioimaging


Awards and Honours:

  • 2010 - Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (Chemical Sciences)
  • 2015 - ISCB Award for Excellence in Chemical Sciences, Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists
  • 2015 - Darshan Ranganathan Memorial Lecture Award, Chemical Research Society of India
  • 2014 - OPPI Scientist Award, Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India
  • 2014 - Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
  • 2013 - Ranbaxy Research Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012)
  • 2013 - Prof R C Mehrotra Commemorative Lecture Gold Medal, Indian Science Congress Centenary Session
  • 2012 - Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Chemical Communications (Royal Society of Chemistry, Impact Factor: 6.16)
  • 2012 - DAE-SRC Outstanding Investigator Award, Department of Atomic Energy, India
  • 2011 - Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences
  • 2009 - Member, Editorial Board, Chemistry & Biology (Cell Press, Impact Factor 5.83)
  • 2009 - CDRI Award for Excellence in Drug Research
  • 2009 - Rajib Goyal Young Scientist Prize in Chemical Sciences
  • 2005 - Swarnajayanti Fellowship in Chemical Sciences
  • 2005 - Bronze Medal, Chemical Research Society of India
  • 2005 - IUPAC Young Chemist Travel Grant Award, Beijing, China
  • 2004 - B. M Birla Science Prize in Chemical Sciences



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