Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Chandra Shekhar Verma

Adjunct Professor

Prof Chandra Shekhar Verma

Chandra Verma joined the Bioinformatics Institute (BII) A*STAR, Singapore, in November 2003. He heads the division of Biomolecular Modelling and Design and leads a group that applies physics based models to understand the links between protein sequence, structure and biological function. His group works closely with experimental laboratories where the hypotheses generated are tested. In addition, the group is also involved in designing peptides and small molecules (through virtual screening) both for interrogating biology as well as for therapeutic purposes. Prior to joining Singapore, he worked at the Structural Biology Laboratory in York, UK. He obtained his undergraduate degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, India and his D. Phil at the University of York.
Research Interests
Computational models of structural/functional dynamics of biological molecules
Design of novel antimicrobials
Design of constrained peptides as reagents and therapeutics
Virtual screening
Current Projects
  • Development and Characterization of Novel Inhibitors of theKCa3.1 Potassium Channel for Use As Therapeutics forFibrovascular Disorders

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