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Hire Dr. Avinash P.
United Kingdom
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Protein Engineer | Structural & Molecular Biologist | Biochemist | Drug Discovery Scientist

Profile Summary
Subject Matter Expertise
Writing Technical Writing, Newswriting
Research Gray Literature Search, Systematic Literature Review
Consulting Scientific and Technical Consulting
Product Development Formulation
Work Experience


University of Dundee

April 2018 - Present

Research Fellow

University of Warwick

March 2016 - March 2018

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Research Complex at Harwell

January 2015 - February 2016


Uppsala University

March 2014 - November 2014

Research and Teaching Assistant

Uppsala University

November 2008 - February 2014

Scientific Content Specialist

Eidogen-Sertanty Inc.

June 2005 - July 2006


Rai University

February 2004 - May 2005

Research Fellow

SIES-Indian Institute of Environment Management

January 2003 - January 2004


Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Structural Biology (Macromolecular Crystallography)

Uppsala University

November 2008 - February 2014

Master of Science - MSc, Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Uppsala University

August 2006 - August 2008

Postgraduate Diploma - PGDip, Bioinformatics

SIES - Indian Institute of Environment Management

January 2002 - December 2002

Bachelor of Pharmacy - BPharm

Savitribai Phule Pune University

June 1997 - May 2001

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Avinash Punekar, Anita C Catherwood, Adrian J Lloyd, Julie A Tod, Smita Chauhan, Susan E Slade, Gregory Walkowiak, Nicola F Galley, Katie Smart, Dean Rea, et al.(2020). Substrate and stereochemical control of peptidoglycan crosslinking by transpeptidation by Escherichia coli PBP1B . Journal of the American Chemical Society. 142. (11). p. 5034--5048. American Chemical Society
Avinash Punekar, Ricky Cain, Ramya Salimraj, Dom Belini, Colin W. G. Fishwick, Lloyd Czaplewski, David J. Scott, Gemma Harris, Christopher G. Dowson, Adrian J. Lloyd, et al.(2019). Structure-guided enhancement of selectivity of chemical probe inhibitors targeting bacterial seryl-tRNA synthetase . Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 62. (21). p. 9703--9717. American Chemical Society
Avinash Punekar, Firdaus Samsudin, Adrian J Lloyd, Christopher G Dowson, David J Scott, Syma Khalid, David I Roper(2018). The role of the jaw subdomain of peptidoglycan glycosyltransferases for lipid II polymerization . Cell Surface. 2. p. 54--66. Elsevier
Avinash Punekar, Han Feng, Sheng Wang, Ling Guo, Rudolf Ladenstein, Da-Cheng Wang, Wei Liu(2016). MD simulation of high-resolution X-ray structures reveals post-translational modification dependent conformational changes in HSF-DNA interaction . Protein and Cell. 7. (12). p. 916--920. Springer-Verlag GmbH and Co. KG
Avinash Punekar, Jonathan Porter, Stephen B. Carr, Simon E. V. Phillips(2016). Structural basis for DNA recognition by the transcription regulator MetR . Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology Communications. F72. (6). p. 417--26. International Union of Crystallography
Avinash Punekar, Josefine Liljeruhm, Tyson R. Shepherd, Anthony C. Forster, Maria Selmer(2013). Structural and functional insights into the molecular mechanism of rRNA m6A methyltransferase RlmJ . Nucleic Acids Research. 41. (20). p. 9537--9548. Oxford University Press
Avinash Punekar, Maria Selmer(2013). Purification . Acta Crystallographica F-Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications. 69. (Pt 9). p. 1001--1003. International Union of Crystallography
Avinash Punekar, Greta Hultqvist, S. Raza Haq, Celestine N. Chi, Åke Engström, Anders Bach, Kristian Strømgaard, Maria Selmer, Stefano Gianni, Per Jemth(2013). Energetic pathway sampling in a protein interaction domain . Structure. 21. (7). p. 1193--1202. Elsevier
Avinash Punekar, Tyson R. Shepherd, Josefine Liljeruhm, Anthony C. Forster, Maria Selmer(2012). Crystal structure of RlmM . Nucleic Acids Research. 40. (20). p. 10507--10520. Oxford University Press
Avinash Punekar, Greta Hultqvist, Angela Morrone, Celestine N. Chi, Ake Engström, Maria Selmer, Stefano Gianni, Per Jemth(2012). Tolerance of protein folding to a circular permutation in a PDZ domain . PLoS ONE. 7. (11). p. e50055. Public Library of Science
Avinash Punekar, M. Mohan, N. Kaul, R. Girnar, P. Junnare, L. Patil(2005). Nootropic activity of Moringa oleifera leaves . Journal of Natural Remedies. 5. (1). p. 59--62. Natural Remedies Private Ltd
Avinash Punekar, Robert L. Summers, Manu Vanaerschot, James M. Murithi, Charisse F. Pasaje, Madeline R. Luth, Pamela Magistrado-Coxen, Emma F. Carpenter, Jade Bath, Joao P. Pisco, et al.(2019). IDENTIFICATION OF THE PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM ACETYL-COA SYNTHETASE AS AN EMERGING ANTIPLASMODIAL DRUG TARGET . American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 101. (5 Suppl. 1). p. 476--477. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene