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IISc develops enzymes that can block HIV reactivation - The Hindu

Researchers at IISc have developed artificial enzymes that can successfully block reactivation and replication of the HIV in the host’s immune cells. Made from vanadium pentoxide nanosheets, these nanozymes work by mimicking a natural enzyme called glutathione peroxidase that helps reduce oxidative stress levels in the host’s cells, which is required to keep the virus in check.

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IISc develops nanozymes that can block HIV reactivation - Times of India

BENGALURU: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), on Thursday said its researchers have developed artificial enzymes that can successfully block reactivation and replication of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the host’s immune cells.

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Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT Bombay

G. Mugesh has been selected for the Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT Bombay for the Year 2021. The award will be given on 10th March 2021, the Foundation Day of IIT Bombay. The award includes a certificate containing a citation, a trophy and an Uttaria.

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SASTRA-CNR Rao Award to G. Mugesh

G. Mugesh has been selected to receive the SASTRA-CNR Rao Award in Chemistry & Materials Science for the year 2021. The Award carries a cash prize and a citation. The
Awards will be presented on the National Science Day, February 28, 2021

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G. Mugesh ranked among the top 2% scientists in the world

IISc has emerged as the Indian institute with the largest number of top scientists in diverse fields in a global database of scientists from around the world, according to a study published in PLOS Biology, a peer-reviewed journal. G. Mugesh is listed as one of the 94 scientists from IISc. The database provides standardized information on citations, h-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions etc.

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G. Mugesh is featured in the List of Asian Scientist 100 Fourth Edition

Every year since 2016, Asian Scientist Magazine compiles a list of Asia's most outstanding researchers. Now into its fourth edition, the Asian Scientist 100 list celebrates the success of the region’s best and brightest, highlighting their achievements across a range of scientific disciplines.

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G. Mugesh awarded J. C. Bose National Fellowship for a Second Term

G. Mugesh has been awarded the prestigious J. C. Bose National Fellowship for a second term (2021-25) by the Science and Engineering Research Board, DST, Government of India, based on the performance during the last five years.

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Nanomaterial that can defeat pathogens - Deccan Herald

In a significant breakthrough in the battle against antibiotic resistance, a research team from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has synthesised a nanomaterial that mimics an enzyme and can disintegrate the cell membranes of a range of disease-causing bacteria.

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Nanomaterials as antimicrobial agents - The Times of India

BENGALURU: A research team from the Indian Institute of Science has synthesised a nanomaterial that mimics an enzyme and can disintegrate the cell membranes of a range of disease-causing bacteria. The study, published in the journal ACS Applied BioMaterials.

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Highlight on the Cover Page of ChemBioChem

Our article titled "Halogen Bonding in Biomimetic Deiodination of Thyroid Hormones and their Metabolites and Dehalogenation of Halogenated Nucleosides" is highlighted on the Cover of ChemBioChem.

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Namrata Singh selected for the IUPAC-SOLVAY International Award

Namrata Singh has been selected for the 2020 IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists, presented for the best Ph.D. theses in the chemical sciences. She will receive a cash prize of USD 1000 and travel expenses to the 48th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, 13-20 August 2021, in Montréal, Canada.

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Top 10 Indian Science Personalities of 2019

Mugesh has been featured in the list of Top 10 Indian Science Personalities of 2019 published by Scientific India magazine.

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Important to focus beyond conventional realms of chemistry and biology

In this exclusive interview, Prof. G. Mugesh talks about the importance of interdisciplinary research to work on problems that transcend traditional boundaries of ‘chemistry’ and ‘biology’. Prof. Mugesh was awarded the Infosys Prize 2019 in Physical Sciences for his seminal work in the chemical synthesis of small molecules and nanomaterials for biomedical applications.

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Mindset of Problem Solving Important: An Interview by ET Now

Infosys founder Narayana Murthy says while India has made good progress in science and innovation, the ability of problem-solving is still missing among the youth. What can India do to leapfrog in research? Will private funding be the game-changer? ET NOW's Rahul Dayama sat down with Narayana Murthy, Prof. G. Mugesh, Winner in Physical Sciences and Prof. Srinivas Kulkarni, Jury Chair of Infosys Prize for an engaging chat.

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An Interview by Vishal Krishna, Business Editor, YourStory

At the award ceremony of the Infosys Prize 2019 held on January 7, 2020. YourStory caught up with Infosys Founder NR Narayana Murthy, Prof. Srinivas Kulkarni, Jury Chair, Physical Sciences and G. Mugesh in an exclusive interview about startups, research, and fundamental sciences.

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Mugesh receives the Infosys Prize 2019 in Physical Sciences

Mugesh has received the Infosys Prize in Physical Sciences for the year 2019 from Prof. Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate at a Prize Ceremony held at Taj West End Hotel on January 7, 2020, for his work in the chemical synthesis of small molecules and nanomaterials for biomedical applications.

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Artificial Enzymes - What are they? - Winners' Symposium Lecture

As part of the Infosys Prize Winners' Symposium, G. Mugesh discusses about Artificial Enzymes and how we can use such enzymes to regulate the biological redox processes in the mammalian cells.

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G. Mugesh joins the Editorial Board of Chemistry - A European Journal

G. Mugesh has been inducted as a new Editorial Board Member of Chemistry - A European Journal, a major international chemistry journal published by the ChemPubSoc Europe. Read an Editorial by Dr Haymo Ross, Editor-in-Chief.

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