U. Deva Priyakumar
Associate Professor, CCNSB, IIIT-Hyderabad
2000 - 2003
: PhD (Computational Chemistry), Pondicherry University/ Indian Institute of Chemical Technology with
Dr. G. Narahari Sastry
1999 - 2000
: MPhil (Computational Chemistry), Pondicherry University
1997 - 1999
: MSc (Chemical Sciences), Pondicherry University
1994 - 1997
: BSc (Chemistry), St. Joseph’s (University of Madras)
2012 - now
: Associate Professor, IIIT Hyderabad
: Visiting Researcher, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
May-July 2014; July 2015; May-June 2016
: Invited Associate Professor, Institute of Molecular Sciences, Okazaki, Japan
2008 - 2012
: Assistant Professor, IIIT Hyderabad
2004 - 2008
: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland Baltimore with
Prof. Alex MacKerell
Distinguished Lecture Award from the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) (2016)
JSPS invitation fellowship (2016)
Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Young Scientist Medal in Chemical Sciences (2011).
Young Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences (2011-2014).
Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award from Department of Biotechnology (IYBA-2010).
AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers (2010).
Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Young Scientist Research Award (2009).
DST-DFG award to participate in the “Meeting of Nobel laureates and young researchers/students”, held in Lindau, Germany (2002).
University Gold Medal for academic excellence in MPhil (2000).
H.C. Kothari, and University Gold Medals for academic excellence in MSc (1999).
Qualified GATE with 99.85 percentile (All India III rank - 1999).
“Insights into the structure-function relationship of chemically modified nucleic acids: A molecular dynamics study” DAE-BRNS (2015-2018)
“Investigation of the physicochemical basis of stacking interactions in nucleic acid architectures” INSA (2015-2018)
“Modeling, molecular dynamics simulations, and computer aided drug design studies of viroporins, HIV-Vpu and SARS-CoV 3a” DBT (2011-15)
“Combining mechanical unfolding, chemical denaturation, and thermal stress to investigate structure-function relationships in proteins and RNA” DBT (2011-2014).
“Computational studies on the structure, function, and activity of RNase H from HIV-I” AICTE (2011-14)
“Hybridization in DNA-RNA, DNA-LNA & LNA-RNA duplexes and the sequence dependence on their structure, stability and dynamics: A molecular dynamics investigation” DAE-BRNS (2009-2012)
“Prediction and modulation of the stereochemical course of transannular Diels-Alder reactions: Quantum mechanical and molecular dynamics studies” DST (2009-2012)
Scientific Meetings Organized
Convener, Indo-German workshop on "Computing in Chemistry, Biology and Medicine" - Nov 29 to 30, 2017 (IIIT Hyderabad)
Co-Convener, "Theoretical Chemistry Symposium" - Dec 14 to 17, 2015 (University of Hyderabad)
Convener, 21-Day Winter school on “Modeling Chemical and Biological (Re)Activity“ - Jan 2 to 22, 2014 (IIIT Hyderabad).
Convener, International conference on “Chemistry with Computers“ - Jan 18-19, 2014 (IIIT Hyderabad & IICT Hyderabad).
Convener, National conference on “Current Trends in Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics” - Feb 26, 2012 (IIIT Hyderabad).
Administrative Responsibilities @ IIIT-H
Head, Center for Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics (2013 - now)
Chair, Technology resources committee
Faculty-in-charge, High performance computing facility @ IIIT-H
Chair, Distinguished lectures committee
Member, Institute affairs committee; Academic affairs committee; Faculty affairs committee; Building and works committee
Program Coordinator of the Science programs (BTech+MS; PhD degrees in Computational Natural Sciences) in IIIT-H (2010-2014)