Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists Home
President's Message PDF Print E-mail

Professor Anamik Shah (President, ISCB)

President (ISCB)

Department of Chemistry,
Saurashtra University, University Road,
Rajkot – 360 005, Gujarat ( INDIA )


I am very glad to take up the responsibility of President of this prestigious body from April, 2010 with its rich pool of scientists from academic, research and industrial spheres. When I became President, I felt a sense of obligation to lead this organization with the same ideals that had been implanted into the organization by its founder. ISCB has taken its own place in the heart of scientific community of India. The ISCB members and well wishers from many countries now encompass not only India but SAARC countries and rest of world.       

Indian Society of Chemist and Biologist, Lucknow is an unique organization of dedicated researchers, scientists, academician and opinion leaders which was founded  15 years  ago with a view to convene, sustain, support and extend the horizon of knowledge of several premier institute of India to the remote  places where quest for science & thirst for knowledge is the real want.

Our responsibility is to assure that this community builds on the best of what already exists in the field (and what is known about what exists), that it has access to the external expertise when it needs, and that systematic learning occurs about the problems confronted and the interventions attempted in response. In this latter regard, our goal is not to solve this problem in a few places but rather to orchestrate around the efforts of the network a common knowledge development and management system. Our goal is to ensure that whatever we develop and learn becomes a resource to others as this effort scales in subsequent years.

The scientific advancement in recent years has broken all boundaries not only geographical (national or international), but various disciplines of Chemical, Physical, and Biological sciences has also merged together to create several new subjects, areas of research, educations and technology. Today, the ivory tower of a chemist or a biologist has already shrunken and therefore one need to analyse very carefully the growth of science and technology on one side and the real need of human race for sustainable living & life style.

The role of Indian Society of Chemist and Biologist lies here to think of betterment of the last man of the society & also to ignite young generation to lead them to run in the forefront of various disciplines of science. We dedicate the full measure of our resources and abilities to advancing knowledge and technology in our professions. We are advancing science as we push the boundaries of existing knowledge and educate the next generation. Let us pledge to make ISCB more visible at every forefront of scientific, academic and research fields. May the wisdom of ISCB leadership reach many places in different part of country in the coming years!

Year 2011 is the year of Chemistry. Let all of us unite to agglomerate this wonderful science with rest of the branches & make the mother earth more beautiful by new innovations and strategies for clean and green technologies.

Prof. Anamik Shah

C.V of Prof. Anamik Shah

Contact Details:

Office Address: 
Department of Chemistry,
Saurashtra University, University Road,
Rajkot – 360 005, Gujarat ( INDIA )

Contact Numbers: (O) +91 281 2581013 / (R) +91 281 2576006 / (M) +91 98252 15656 / +91 94284 66077
Professional Experience:

Teaching Experience: 27 years

No. of PhD students guided: 40

Under Guidance: 14

Research Publications: 100 (National 15, International 85)

Books: 01

Book Chapter: 01

Patents (Indian): 04

Reports: 02

General Articles: 20

Invited Talks and Chairing of Sessions: 40 (last Five years)

Member: Editorial Board:

  1. Journal of Cell and Tissue Research (TRC journal)
  2. Medicinal Chemistry: An Indian Journal (Trade Science Incorporation)
  3. Associate Editor, Journal of Basic and Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brazil
  4. Reviewer of leading National and International journals: Journal of Indian Chemical Society, Bioorganic Medicinal Chemistry, Bioorganic Medicinal Chemistry Letter, Journal of Tissue Research, Arkivok etc.

Ph.D. Refereeship:

Dr. Anamik Shah is currently holding Ph.D. Refereeship in more than 20 Universities in India and abroad.

Collaborations (International):

  1. Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Tokyo, Japan
  2. Institute de Science, Pharmacology, University of Siena
  3. Institute of Microbiology, Albert Szent George Medical University, Szeged, Hungary
  4. Faculty of pharmaceutical science, Josai University, Saitama, Japan
  5. Katholik University, Leuven, Belgium
  6. Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Acedemia Sinica, Taiwan
  7. Vienna University of Technology, Vienna ( Austria )
  8. National Institutes of Health, USA

Collaborations (National):

  1. Dabur Research Foundation, Gaziabad
  2. Nicholas Piramal Research Center, Mumbai
  3. Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences, University of Mysore, Mysore
  4. Alembic Limited, Vadodara
  5. Claris Life Sciences, Ahmedabad

Country visited for scientific purpose:

The Netherlands , Germany , France , Italy , Switzerland , Greece , United Kingdom and United State of America .

Research Projects:

  1. Several Research Project of worth ` 7 to 8 crores handled, completed and ongoing with various agencies like Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, NIH USA, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)-BRNS, University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi, National Medicinal Plant Board, New Delhi and MSME Foundation, supported by DST Program. Projects completed successfully with leading Pharmaceuticals industries like Alembic Limited, Astrazeneca USA, Claris Life Sciences ltd, Dabur Research Foundation and Piramal Life Science.
  2. NIH-USA funded “Structure-Based Development of Non-neucleoside anti-HIV-1 RT Drugs. With Prof. Virendra N. Pandey, NJ, USA& Dr. Tanaji Telele, NY, USA.

Selected Publication:

  1. Structure Activity Relationship of 4(5)-Phenyl-2-amino-1H imidazoles, N1-Substituted 2-Aminoimidazoles and Imidazo[1,2-a]pyrimidinium Salts as Inhibitors of Biofilm Formation by Salmonella Typhimurium and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Hans P.L. Steenackers, Denis S. Ermolat’ev, Bharat Savaliya,  Ami De Weerdt, David De Coster, Anamik Shah, Erik V. Van der Eycken,  Dirk E. De Vos, Jozef Vanderleyden, Sigrid C.J. De Keersmaecker. J. Med. Chem(2010), DOI: 10.1021/jm 1011148.
  2. A  Stability indicating HPLC Method for Assay of Lercanidipine Hydrochloride in Tablets and for Determining Content Uniformity. HO Kaila, MA Ambasana, RS Thakkar, HT Saravaia, AK Shah. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, (2010), 72(3), 381-384.
  3. Synthesis, in vitro antitubercular activity and 3D-QSAR study of 1,4-dihydropyridines., Atul T. ManvarRaghuvir R. S. PissurlenkarVijay R. VirsodiaKuldip D. UpadhyayDinesh R. ManvarArun K. MishraHrishikesh D. AcharyaAlpesh R. ParechaChintan D. Dholakia and Anamik K. Shah. Molecular Diversity, (2010), 14 (2), 285-305.
  4. Potent DNA-directed alkylating agents: Synthesis and biological activity of phenyl N-mustard-quinoline conjugates having a urea or hydrazinecarboxamide linker., Kakadiya Rajesh, Dong Huajin, Kumar Amit, Narsinh Dodia, Zhang Xiuguo, Chou Ting-Chao, Lee Te-Chang, Shah Anamik, Su Tsann-Long. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, (2010), 18(6), 2285-2299.
  5. Screening for In Vitro antimycobacterial activity and three-dimensional quantitative structure–activity relationship (3D-QSAR) study of 4-(arylamino)coumarin derivatives. Vijay Virsdoia, Mushtaque S. Shaikh, Atul Manvar, Bhavik Desai, Alpesh Parecha, Raju Loriya, Kinnari Dholariya, Gautam Patel, Vipul Vora, Kuldip Upadhyay, Karia Denish, Anamik Shah, Evans C. Coutinho. Chemical Biology & Drug Design, (2010), 76(5), 412-424.
  6. Potent antitumor bifunctional DNA alkylating agents, synthesis and biological activities of 3a-Aza-cyclopenta[a] indenes, Rajesh Kakadiya, Huajin Dong, Pei-Chih Lee, Naval Kapuriya, Xiuguo Zhang, Ting-Chao Chou, Te-Chang Lee, Kalpana Kapuriya, Anamik Shah, Tsann-Long Su. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, (2009), 17 (15), 5614-5626.
  7. DP7, a novel dihydropyridine multidrug resistance reverter, shows only weak inhibitory activity on human CYP3A enzyme(s). Paolo D'Elia, Francesco De Matteis, Stefania Dragoni, Anamik Shah, Giampietro Sgaragli, Massimo Valoti. Eur. J. of Pharmacology. (2009), 614, 7–13.
  8. 1, 5-Benzothiazepine, a versatile pharmacophore: A review  by Jitender B. Bariwal, Kuldip D. Upadhyayb, Atul T. Manvar, Jalpa C. Trivedia, Jyoti S. Singha, Kishor S. Jainc and Anamik K. Shah. Eur J. of Med Chem. (2008), 43(11), 2279-2290.
  9. Recent advances in selective α1-adrenoreceptor antagonists as antihypertensive agents. Kishor S. Jain,a, Jitender B. Bariwal, Muthu K. Kathiravan, Manisha S. Phoujdar, Rajkumari S. Sahne, Bishram S. Chauhan, Anamik K. Shah and Mange Ram Yadav. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry. (2008), 16, 4759–4800.
  10. Microwave-based synthesis of novel Thienopyrimidine bioisosteres of gefitinib. Phoujdar, Manisha S.; Kathiravan, Muthu K.; Bariwal, Jitender B.; Shah, Anamik K.; Jain, Kishor S.  Tetrahedron Letters. (2008), 49(7), 1269-1273.