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                                     ... webpage of  Dr. Debasis Manna

Dr. Debasis Manna
Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Awards and Fellowships
Young Scientist Research Award (YSRA), Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Mumbai, India, 2010.

Young Investigators Award (RGYI Scheme), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi, India, 2010.

Research Assistant (NIH) and Teaching Assistant (Univ of Illinois at Chicago) fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, 2002-2008.

Certificate of Excellence for First Class in B.Sc. (Chemistry), Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, University of Calcutta, India, 2000.

Teaching Experience

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (2009 - present)

CH 001 (B.Tech):                    
Preparatory Chemistry
CH-101 (B.Tech):                      
General Chemistry Tutorial
CH 335 (B.Tech):            
Chemical Kinetics and Electrochemistry
CH 535 (M. Sc.):                       
Physical Chemistry Laboratory
CH 628 (M. Sc.):                      
Advances in Nucleic Acid and Lipid Chemistry
CH 636 (M. Sc.):                     
Applied Biochemistry
CH 623 (Ph.D.):                        
Chemistry of Biological Macromolecules
Administrative Responsibilities    
Faculty Advisor: B.Tech.(CST) 2007, 2014 batch.

Departmental seminar coordinator (2009-2012).

Member of departmental purchase committee.

Faculty Inchage for Departmental Instrument facility (2013-17)

Warden, Dihing Hostel (2014-2018)
Debasis Manna was born in West Bengal, India. He completed his B.Sc degree in Chemistry from Narendrapur Residential College, Calcutta University, India. Then he moved to Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), India and received M.Sc degree in Physical Chemistry. He received doctoral fellowship from University of Illinois at Chicago, USA and joined the group of Professor Wonhwa Cho. His thesis research work was on "Membrane Binding and Mechanistic Insights into the Phosphoinositide Interacting Protein Domains". He moved to the group of Professor Gautam Basu, Bose Institute, India for his postdoctoral research experience on mechanistic studies of glutamate-tRNA ligase. Then in 2009, he started his independent research career in the Department of Chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Currently he is working as Professor in the same Institute. His current research interests focused on Lipid Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry.  
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