Welcome to
     Biological Chemistry Laboratory
                                     ... webpage of  Dr. Debasis Manna

Our current research focuses on:
              - Synthetic ion transporters
              - Liposomal drug delivery
              - Drug discovery and cancer immunotherapy

JRF Position:
JRF positions are avilable!

Doctoral Research Position:
Interested candidates who have qualified CSIR/UGC/GATE/INSPIRE (Chemistry) exams are welcome to contact Dr. Debasis Manna (to dmanna@iitg.ac.in) for Ph.D. positions.
Candidates with M.Pharm. degree can enquire about open position(s).

Post Doctoral Research Position:
Applicants who wish to pursue research in our group are encouraged to arrange their own  postdoctoral fellowships from DST, CSIR, UGC, DAE and other funding agencies.
Recent Publications
Transmembrane fluoride anion transport by meso-3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl picket calix[4]pyrrole, Patra, A. K., Srimayee, S., Halder, D., Roy, A., Mukherjee, S., Kundu, S., Hossain, M., Saha, R., Lee, C.H., Manna, D.*,  Saha, I* Chemical Communications, 2023, Just Accepted
Photoresponsive transformation from spherical to nanotubular assemblies: anticancer drug delivery using macrocyclic cationic gemini amphiphiles,
Dey, S.; Chatterjee, S.; Patel, A.; Pradhan, N.; Srivastava, D.; Patra, N.; Bhattacharyya, A.;  Manna, D.* Chemical Communications, 2021, 57, 4646-4649

Inhibition of Immunosuppressive Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase by Targeting the Heme and Apo form, Pradhan, N.; Akhtar, N.; Nath, B.; Pena-Garcia, J.; Gupta, A.; Perez-Sanchez, H.; Kumar, S.; Manna, D.*, Chemical Communications, 2021, 57, 395-398.

Biological Applications of Synthetic Anion Transporters, Akhtar, N.; Biswas, O.; Manna, D.*, Chemical Communications, 2020, 56, 14137-14153.

Quinine-Based Semisynthetic Ion Transporters with Potential Antiproliferative Activities, Akhtar, N.;  Pradhan, N.+; Barik, G., Chatterjee, S.; Ghosh, S.; Saha,  A.; Satpati, P.; Bhattacharyya, A.; Santra, M.; and Manna, D.*, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2020, 12(23), 2552125533.

Stimuli-Responsive Anticancer Drug Delivery System with Inherent Antibacterial Activities, Dey, S.; Patel, A.; Raina, K.; Pradhan, N.; Biswas, O.;   Rajkumar P. Thummer, P. R.*; Manna, D.* Chemical Communications, 2020, 56, 1661-1664.
4,5-Disubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles: Effective Inhibition of Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase 1 Enzyme Regulates T cell Activity and Mitigates Tumor Growth, Panda, S.+;Pradhan, N.+; Chatterjee, S.; Morla, S.; Saha, A.; Roy, A.; Kumar, S.; Bhattacharyya, A.*; Manna, D.* Scientific Reports, 2019, 9, 1-16 (18455). 

Fatty-Amine-Conjugated Cationic Bovine Serum Albumin Nanoparticles for Target-Specific Hydrophobic Drug Delivery, Saha, A.+; Pradhan, N.+; Chatterjee, S.; Singh, K. R.; Trivedi, V.; Bhattacharyya, A.; Manna. D.*, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2019, 26, 3671-3683.

 Group Activities
Our research on "image-guided drug delivery strategy"  has been highlighted in (India Today), (The Times of India), (The Telegraph), (Dainik Jagran), (The Hans India), (Vigyan Prasar), (The Sentinel), (The New Indian Express - EDEX), (Asia Post), (Navakal), (The Sentinel), (Desh Bhandhu), (Amar Ujala), (Dainik Bhaskar), (IANS), (The Economic Times - Healthworld), (Deccan Herald), (thehealthnews), (ABP Live), (Pro Kerala), (Andhravilas), (Telugu Stop English), (Pittsburgh Indian), (My Florida Indian), (Minneapolis Indian), (dubai tech news), (Devdiscourse), (Denver Indian), (Carolina Indian), (Asia Today), (Nagaland Page), (The Arunachal Times), (North East Now), (The Shillong Times), (Express Pharma), (Express Healthcare), (BioSpectrum India), (The Economic Times - Healthworld) and several others.