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Dr Amitabha Chattopadhyay

  • 2001
  • Biological Sciences
  • 09/10/1956
  • Membrane biology, Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology and Fluorescence Spectroscopy , Microscopy
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Dr Chattopadhyay has made outstanding contribution to the study of the organization and dynamics of ion channels in membranes. His incisive studies have clarified many features of gramicidis channel function. He has developed widely used fluorescence techniques for probing the structure of biological membranes using wavelength selective excitation. He has extended biophysical characterization of membrane proteins to the difficult problem of bovine hippocampal serotonin receptor. His work has contributed many key insights into the understanding of biological membranes.

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Contact Details



  • CSIR-Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology
    Uppal Road
    Hyderabad - 500007
    Andhra Pradesh INDIA
  • 040 27015197
  • 040 27160591
  • amit[at]ccmb[dot]res[dot]in
27 Jun 2017, http://ssbprize.gov.in/Content/Detail.aspx?AID=427