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School of Biological Sciences & Biotechnology

Dhaval Patel

Present Position Assistant Professor
Contact No. +91-79-30514252
Ph.D. Biochemistry (The M. S. University of Baroda)
Post Graduation Bioinformatics (Sardar Patel Univeristy)
Work Experience 2 Years (Post PhD research) 6 Years (Teaching)

Current Research Interests

  • Biochemical, biophysical and structural studies of protein having dual role (Moonlighting Proteins).
  • Deciphering molecular determinants of protein-ligand binding kinetics through biophysical and structural studies.
  • Molecular docking, virtual screening and molecular dynamics simulations of protein-ligand complexes.
  • Computational studies of proteins using high-performance computing.


  • 2017 Travel award from EMBO and DST, Govt. of India for attending the conference “Towards novel therapies: Emerging insights from structural & molecular biology”, EMBO, Groningen, The Netherlands..
  • 2017 Travel grant award from EMBO for EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Course “Structural and biophysical methods for biological macromolecules in solution”, Singapore.
  • 2016 Travel grantaward for 23rd Jerusalem School in Life Sciences on "Computational and Structural Biology", The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel by Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS), Govt. of Israel.

Latest Five Publications

  • Patel D. K., Shah K. R., Pappachan A., Gupta S., Singh D. D. (2016) Cloning, expression and characterization of a mucin-binding GAPDH from Lactobacillus acidophilus. Int J BiolMacromol; 91:338-46.
  • Patel B., Patel D., Chauhan R., Singh D.D. and Pappachan A. (2017) Leishmania donovani XPRT: molecular characterization and evaluation of inhibitors. BBA – Proteins and Proteomics; 2017 Dec 9. pii: S1570-9639(17)30291-1. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2017.12.002.
  • Shah KR, Patel DK, Pappachan A, Prabha CR, Singh DD. (2015) Characterization of a Kunitz-type serine protease inhibitor from Solanum tuberosum having lectin activity. Int J BiolMacromol; 83:259-69.
  • Mansuri MS, Laddha NC, Dwivedi M, Patel D, Alex T, Singh M, Singh DD, Begum R. (2016) Genetic variations (Arg5Pro and Leu6Pro) modulate the structure and activity of GPX1 and genetic risk for vitiligo. ExpDermatol; 25(8): 654-7.
  • Patel P, Parmar K, Vyas V, Patel D, Das M. (2017) Combined in silico approaches for the identification of novel inhibitors of human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) fibrillation.Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling; 77, 295-310.

Additional Information

  • Life Member, Indian Crystallography Association.
  • Member of Board of Studies (2014), Faculty of Computer Science, UIAR.
  • Member of Board of Management (2013)as Research Scholar representative, IIAR.
  • Member of Board of Management as University student’s representative (2013), IIAR.

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