Expert Lecture of Dr. Vijay Thiruvenkatam- IIT gandhinagr at Department of Biotechnology, V V P Engineering college, Rajkot.

With a mission of continuous development through interactive lecture series, we are truly glad with the expert lecture entitled “Design &Engineering proteins and small molecules to study their structure and function via X-ray Crystallography” to be on 02.04.2019 at Department of Bio Technology in VVP Engineering College- Rajkot.

Dr. Vijay Thiruvenkatam completed his PhD in physics from DRDE, Gwalior and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2009). From 2009-2012, he worked as NIH postdoctoral fellow in Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He worked on “Down Syndrome Cell Adhesion Molecules called the Dscam essential for establishing neural circuits in human brain” in his first post-doctoral fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He then went on to work in structural biology group at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in “Structural investigation of GSAP an important protein in Alzheimer’s Diseases”.
He has 38 publications in ACS and IUCr crystallographic journals and 4 patents. His current area of research includes chemical crystallography and protein structure biology of chronic disease related proteins. He is a member of Indian Crystallography Association& CSIR.