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 Dr. TONIMA NANDY | Plant Pathology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India.

👩‍🔬 Dr. Tonima Nandy is a highly motivated and accomplished chemist with expertise in spectroscopy, biophysical chemistry, photochemistry, computational chemistry, and molecular dynamics simulation. With a Ph.D. from the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, and post-doctoral experience at the S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, she has conducted groundbreaking research on amyloid fibril inhibition and photophysical properties of amino acids and DNA. With a strong publication record, teaching experience, and technical proficiency in various analytical techniques and computational tools, she is dedicated to advancing knowledge and innovation in chemistry.🌟





Career Objective:

Passionate about tackling challenging problems in chemistry, I aim to leverage my proactive nature and innovative thinking to successfully accomplish projects. With a great enthusiasm for utilizing advanced teaching methods like e-learning, I strive to increase student interest in the subject.

Academic Qualification :

Ph.D. in Chemistry Institution: Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata Year of Passing: 2022M.Sc. in Chemistry Institution: Rajabazar Science College, University of Calcutta Year of Passing: 2015Marks: 72.90%B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry Institution: Hooghly Women’s College, University of Burdwan Year of Passing: 2013Marks: 68.12%12th Grade Institution: Hooghly Girls’ High School Board: W.B.C.H.S.E. Year of Passing: 2010Percentage: 77.40%10th Grade Institution: Hooghly Girls’ High School Board: W.B.B.S.E. Year of Passing: 2008Percentage: 88.88%

Area of Interests: 

  • Spectroscopy
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Photochemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation

Research Profile:

Post-Doctoral Experience:

Institution: S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, KolkataProject Title: Single Amino Acid Tryptophan Induced Amyloid Fibril: Search for Specific Inhibitors in Different Complex EnvironmentsMentor: Prof. Ranjit BiswasResearch Highlights: Investigating amyloid fibril formation by tryptophan and searching for inhibitors to treat related disorders.PhD Thesis:

Institution: Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata Title: Understanding Solvation and Photo physical Properties of Canonical and Noncanonical Amino Acids and DNA in Complex Medium upervisor: Prof. Prashant Chandra Singh Research Highlights: Studying fluorine’s role in modifying photo physical properties of amino acids and interactions between DNA and lipids.

 Awards for Extra-Curricular Activity:

Stood 1st in the Recitation competition for the 45th celebration of Insurance Week organized by Sales Training Centre, Life Insurance Corporation of India (Howrah Division).Held 3rd rank in Recitation competition organized by Directorate of Field Publicity, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.Secured 2nd position in Recitation competition organized by State Bank of India Local Implementation Committee Cultural Wing Chinsurah.Secured 3rd rank in Recitation competition organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra, Hooghly, West Bengal, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.Held 2nd rank in Beng. Rhymes competition of the science-based cultural competition organized by Chandannagore Science Club, Hooghly, West Bengal.


Publications Top Notes 📝

(i) Title: Inhibition of Amyloid Fibrillation of Single Amino Acid Tryptophan by Tannic Acid: An Insight into Targeted Therapy of Hypertryptophanemia Disorder

  • Journal: J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chemistry
  • Year: 2024
  • Volume: 453
  • Pages: 115660


(ii) Title: Substitution Enables Significant New Decay Channels for a Non-canonical Amino Acid

  • Journal: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
  • Year: 2022
  • Volume: 24
  • Pages: 17695


(iii) Title: Photophysical Properties of Noncanonical Amino Acid 7-Fluorotryptophan Sharply Different from Those of Canonical Derivative Tryptophan: Spectroscopic and Quantum Chemical Calculations

  • Journal: J. Phys. Chem. B
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 125
  • Issue: 23
  • Pages: 6214–6221


(iv) Title: Fluorine Induced Conformational Switching and Modulation in Photophysical Properties of 7-Fluorotryptophan: Spectroscopic, Quantum Chemical Calculation and Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies

  • Journal: J. Photochem. Photobiol. A
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 3-4
  • Pages: 100011


(v) Title: Molecular aspects of the role of groove and stacked regions of DNA in binding with lipids: Spectroscopic and docking studies

  • Journal: J. Mol. Liq.
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 303
  • Pages: 112672


(vi) Title: Solvent Organization around the Noncanonical Part of Tyrosine Modulates its Fluorescence Properties

  • Journal: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 21
  • Pages: 6042-6050


(vii) Title: Understanding the Role of Hydrophobic Terminal in the Hydrogen Bond Network of the Aqueous Mixture of 2,2,2-Trifluoroethanol: IR, Molecular Dynamics, Quantum Chemical as Well as Atoms in Molecules Studies

  • Journal: J. Phys. Chem. B
  • Year: 2018
  • Volume: 122
  • Issue: 25
  • Pages: 6616–6626


(viii) Title: Hydrophobic fluorine mediated switching of the hydrogen bonding site as well as orientation of water molecules in the aqueous mixture of monofluoroethanol: IR, molecular dynamics and quantum chemical studies

  • Journal: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
  • Year: 2017
  • Volume: 19
  • Pages: 24667-24677


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