Dr  Ramkrishna  Basak



Dr Ramkrishna Basak completed his M.Sc in chemistry with a first class honours was awarded a CSIR research fellowship for his PhD where he worked under the supervision of Prof. Manas Chakrabarty at the Bose Institute, Kolkata, India. His PhD involved heterocyclic chemistry, in particular, the synthesis of indole alkaloids.

Dr Basak subsequently moved on to a postdoctorial position with Prof. Simeon Arseniyadis at the Institut de Chemie and Substances Naturelles, Gif-Sur Yvette, France where he worked on the total synthesis of norsesquiterpine and its steroid based hybrid analogues. He then spent another six months as a research associate at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, working with Prof. G. Metha.

Dr Basak joined the Nelson group in August 2007 and was involved in the diversity-oriented synthesis of antibiotic molecules.  He moved to a postdoctoral position at the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics at the University of Bradford.

Publications with Professor Nelson:

99 Ramkrishna  Basak , Martin  Fisher , Colin  Fishwick , Arnout  Kalverda , Adam  Nelson and Bruce  Turnbull, "Discovery of novel FabF ligands inspired by platensimycin by integrating structure-based design with diversity-oriented synthetic accessibility", Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 486-494
Keywords: "Chemical Genetics" "Diversity-oriented synthesis"

Research areas

Chemical Genetics

Diversity-oriented synthesis