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Dr. Anthony Addlagatta has obtained his bachelor’s degree with specialization in industrial chemistry from Osmania University, Hyderabad, Masters and the PhD degrees in Chemistry from the School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad.
With an interest to apply chemistry in biology he moved to Poland for a year where he practiced Chemical Biotechnology. Then he moved to USA and spent ten years working at different universities and institutes. He has worked as a Senior Scientist at the Department of Energy in USA before joining CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad.
His research interest is to understand the chemical principles in biological functions and, apply it to human health and biotechnology. His technical expertise includes chemistry, biochemistry, protein engineering, molecular, structural, cellular and computational biology, bioinformatics, structure based drug discovery and biotechnology.
He was awarded with Mianowski International Fellowship from the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, Ramanujan Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi and CDRI award for excellence in Drug Discovery. He is a Fellow of Telangana Academy of Science. He has published over 75 research articles, few patents and a book chapter. He has delivered more than 100 invited lectures, both national and international. DBT, DST and CSIR have very well supported his research group. Eight students were awarded PhD under his guidance and eight more in training.
Recently, his lab has transferred a technology to a company for production of diagnostic kits for COVID-19 based on RT-PCR method.
He serves as a Lead Inspector on behalf of the Government of India for companies that practice Good Laboratory Practice.