Rational Drug Design and Synthesis , Computational Chemistry , Drug Design Software Handling
Dr Bhumika D Patel is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. She has 11 years of teaching experience. She is a recognized PhD guide at Nirma University. She teaches various courses like Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Computer-Aided Drug Design, Biochemistry, etc at UG and PG level. At present, she is a coordinator of students' projects at the Institute.
Her area of research includes the rational design and synthesis of different heterocyclic compounds under various therapeutic classes like diabetes, cancer, HIV, etc. She has a sound knowledge of drug designing software like Sybyl, Discovery Studio, Gold, Schrodinger, etc. She has 15 international publications in reputed journals and 20 presentations in her credit. Recently, she presented a research poster at 257th ACS Annual Meeting and Exposition held at Orlando, Florida, USA during March-April 2019 for which she received full travel assistance from SERB, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Currently, she is working on a Minor research project on design and synthesis of novel PARP1 inhibitors funded by Nirma University. She received Best Assistant Professor Award 2018-19 for the Overall Performance in Teaching, Co-Curricular Activities and Research from Nirma University. She completed one minor research project of GUJCOST and two MRPs of Nirma University. She has guided 15 PG students as a research guide/co-guide. She is a life member of professional bodies like APTI, IPA, ISCB (Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists), RSSDI (Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India) ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education), etc.