Dr. Soumit Sankar Mandal


Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry, IISER Tirupati

Email: soumit.mandal [AT] iisertirupati.ac.in

Phone: +91 877 2500 246

Research Interests

Soumit is interested in investigating the structure and function of multidomian proteins using bulk and single molecule spectroscopic techniques. He is also interested in studying the electrochemistry of proteins for their probable usage in the design of electrochemical biosensors.

Educational and Professional Career

  • Assistant Professor (Dec 2017-present): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, India

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (April 2014-Nov 2017): Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

  • Ph.D. (2013): Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Honours and Awards

  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral research

  • TUM University Foundation Fellowship

Selected Publications

  • Soumit S. Mandal, Dale R. Merz Jr., Maximilian Buchsteiner, Ruxandra I. Dima, Matthias Rief, Gabriel Zoldak. "Nanomechanics of the substrate binding domain of Hsp70 determine its allosteric ATP-induced conformational change", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 114, 6040-6045 (2017).

  • Fabian Ziegler, Nicole C H Lim, Soumit S. Mandal, Benjamin Pelz, Wei-Ping Ng, Michael Schlierf, Sophie E Jackson, Matthias Rief, "Knotting and Unknotting of a Protein in Single Molecule Experiments", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.113, 7533-7538 (2016).

  • S. S. Mandal, Vikas Navratna, Pratyush Sharma, B. Gopal, A. J. Bhattacharyya. "A high sensitivity electrochemical detection method for MRSA proteins using titania nanotube-modified screen printed carbon electrodes". Bioelectrochemistry, 98, 46-52 (2014).

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