Professor, Department of Chemical Sciences

Dr. Shyamalava Mazumdar Professor, Department of Chemical Sciences. EDUCATION: PhD in Chemistry from TIFR, University of Mumbai, INDIA in 1990, Title: ‘Electronic and structural studies

Ph.D in Chemistry from TIFR, University of Mumbai, INDIA in 1990   Academic & Research Experience: Post doc. with Prof. H. Allen O. Hill, FRS, University of Oxford, UK (1992-1993) Associate Professor at T.I.F.R., Mumbai (1999-2006) Professor at  T.I.F.R., Mumbai  (2006 –2014) Senior Professor at T.I.F.R., Mumbai (2014-todate) Visiting Research Scientist at Department of Chemistry, Princeton University,  USA (2001-2002) Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Biozentrum, University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2003)


Biological Inorganic Chemistry- with special interest on the structural and functional aspects of the active site formed by the metal ion and the surrounding amino acids in metalloenzymes and metalloproteins.

  • Genetic engineering of the active site of metalloenzymes to introduce newer functionality.
  • Redox and electron transfer processes in metalloproteins and enzymes with special interest on respiratory oxidases, heme mono-oxygenases and Peroxidases. Nano-Biotechnology- for developing viable redox enzyme based catalysts immobilized on nanomaterials for electro- or photo catalysis.Circular Dichroism spectrometry, Bioelectrochemistry, protein mass spectrometry and protein-nanoparticle conjugates.

Research & Publication


The residues at the substrate bindings site of cytochrone P450 located

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Interaction of gammaxene with site specific mutants of Cytochrome P450cam

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Advancing excellence in the chemical sciences

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August 2017

Dr. Bidisha Roy (Walter Schottky institute of TUM Munich, Germany)

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17 th

August 2017

Prof. Sachin Jain (IISER, Pune),

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18 th

August 2017

Mr. Rakesh Pawar (TIFR)

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Department of Chemical Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba,
Mumbai 400 005, INDIA

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