Prof. T.P. Singh, INSA senior scientist & Distinguished Biotechnology Research Professor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi is a renowned biophysicist and scientist known nationally and across the globe for his work in the fields of Rational Structure-based drug design, Protein Structure biology and X-ray crystallography. He was Dean and HOD of Department of Biophysics at AIIMS from 1983 to 2010. He has published more than 250 international and national research papers of repute in high impact factor journals. Prof. T. P. Singh has delivered an impactful lecture on emerging role of protein antibiotics in combating infectious bacterial infections. He emphasized on the role of PGRP proteins in accentuating innate immunity across mammals. He highlighted the significance of camel and porcine proteins in innate immunity. His talk highlighted that, in recent years, very less number of new chemical entities have been discovered that could act as a potential antibiotic. He said that Protein antibiotic is one way to target bacteria for which complete conformational knowledge of protein and receptor molecule is required so that we can target it accurately. He compared the transition and evolution in the field of medical therapeutics from era of herbal medicines to current era of synthetic protein antibiotics

Date: 14-January-2017