Biology Research Areas

  • Chlamydomonas Cell Biology and Stress Physiology: Flagellar biology, protein interactomes involved in morphogenesis, apoptosis, and biofilms/palmelloids (Jacinta D'Souza)
  • Epigenetics of Behaviour and Diseases: Cancer and Stem cell epigenetics, Genome wide studies of DNA methylation and combinatorial histone modifications, Drug discovery and throughput screening, HIV epigenetics (Subhojit Sen)
  • Experimental Cancer Therapeutics and Chemical Biology: Microtubule dynamics and role in cancer metastasis, Tubulin isotype-mediated drug resistance, Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (Manu Lopus)
  • Plant Metabolism and Metabolomics: Elucidating the regulation of metabolic pathways, characterization of medicinally important bioactive compounds and understanding their coordination with stress response programs (Sirisha V.L.)
  • PLANT PATHOLOGY AND PROTECTION: Molecular basis of plant fungal diseases, plant-pathogen interactions; epidemiology of plant diseases; plant resistance and control of plant diseases (Dr. Siddhesh Ghag).

Institutional BioSafety Committee: Registration with DBT

Chemistry Research Areas

Molecular Biophysics, Structural Biology, Biomolecular NMR, Biophysical Chemistry (Ramakrishna V. Hosur)

Organic Chemistry

  • Material chemistry; Photo-Voltaics; and Biological applications (Neeraj Agarwal)
  • Computational organic chemistry; Enatio-selective organic synthesis; and Transition metal catalysis (Mahendra Patil)

Molecular Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry

  • Protein folding; Protein Misfolding; Protein aggregation, Drug discovery for preventing Amyloid formation (Basir Ahmad)
  • Intrinsically disordered protein, Protein structure and dynamics, protein folding, misfolding and aggregation, MD simulation and protein NMR (Sunita Patel)

Structural Biology and Biochemistry

  • Protein X-ray crystallography; Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS); Protein NMR; Actin regulation; Mosquito borne diseases; Venom regulation. (Avinash Kale)

Biomolecular Recognition, Biophysical Chemistry and Biothermodynamics

  • Understanding interactions in biologically important systems, Micelles mediated drug delivery, Inhibition of fibrillation of alpha-synuclein and its mutants by natural products (Sinjan Choudhary)

Mathematics Research Areas

  • Serre's modularity conjecture, Functoriality and the Inverse Galois problem (Chandrashekhar Khare)
  • Algebraic Topology (Swagata Sarkar)


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About Us

CBS was set up by the Department of Atomic Energy and the University of Mumbai in 2007. CBS offers a 5 year integrated MSc program in Basic Sciences, with undergraduate teaching embedded in a postgraduate and research environment, for students who have completed 10+2 schooling or its equivalent.