Research Highlights

Leishmania infection triggers hepcidin-mediated proteasomal degradation of Nramp1 to increase phagolysosomal iron availability.

Macrophage cells export iron from the phagosomal/phagolysosomal lumen to the cytosol via the action of Nramp1.  (Sourav Banerjee and Rupak Datta)

Recent study of earthquake wave propagation and its decay across eastern India.

Recent study of earthquake wave propagation and its decay across eastern India, Himalaya and southern Tibet, reveal (a) strong frequency dependence and (b) lateral variations dependent on the heterogeneity in the underlying crustal structure.

Manganese-Catalyzed Direct Olefination of Methyl-Substituted Heteroarenes With Primary Alcohols.

Barman, Milan K.; Waiba, Satyadeep; and Maji, Biplab. 2018. “Manganese-Catalyzed Direct Olefination of Methyl-Substituted Heteroarenes With Primary Alcohols” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 9126-9130


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The First-order Mott Transition in V2O3 has Traits of Second Order Transitions.

This work shows that the strongly hysteretic first-order phase transition in V2O3, and possibly other similar materials with long-ranged interactions, can have features usually associated with second-order transitions

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News & Achievements

  • Our Research Scholar, Mr. Manish Kumar Pathak, has received the DST- AWSAR-best story award 2020 for his short story in Hindi entitled " Chitiyon ka traffic jam?"

  • Our Research Scholar, Ms. Reshma Kumari Sharma have been selected to participate in the BioMed X boot camp, a recruiting event for outstanding early- career scientists which will take place in Heidelberg, Germany from March 8-12,2021. The participation includes full coverage of travel expenses, accommodation and food for the entire workshop.

  • Our Research Scholar, Nisha Singh has received the Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR) award 2020 from the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The popular science story was titled "Surviving the Plastocene - era of plastics". Congratulations, Nisha Singh!
  • Dr. Anindita Bhadra of Dept. of Biological Sciences has received the J. Ammal National Women Bioscientist Award 2020-21. Congratulations Dr. Bhadra!

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  • IISER Kolkata has been ranked in the 301-400 category for Physical Sciences in the World University Rankings 2021, by Times Higher Education.

  • CRSI - National Symposium in Chemistry - 2020: Postponed for one year.
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