The peptide bond that bridges amino acids in proteins is primarily in a trans conformation. However, a proline (Pro) amino acid residue is unique in a way that they have […]
Areetha graduated in Chemical Engineering from NITK, Surathkal and is currently pursuing her doctorate from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in NMR spectroscopy of membrane proteins and peptides.
Her research areas include protein crystallography, NMR and enzyme kinetics.
Her hobbies include playing the piano, reading, and painting.
The Singapore Peptide Society hosted the 7th International Peptide Symposium (IPS2015) from December 9th-11th at Biopolis, Singapore. The symposium was organized with an intention to promote advancement of education and […]
Neurons transmit information via electric signals with the help of specialized proteins through our body. The proteins, called ion channels, are tiny pores that allow the passage of charged ions […]
Singapore is currently in the race to lead the biotechnology hub in Asia, investing billions of dollars towards research and development. However, a lack of specialized talent in this field […]
It has long been thought that close family ties (homozygosity) would raise a person’s chance of being afflicted with rare, often devastating diseases. Charles Darwin (the Father of Evolution) was […]
Proteins are vital to us as they implement myriad tasks in cell processes. Ribosomes are the protein builders or the protein synthesizers of the cell. In simple words, they are […]
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a deadly virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which affects 2 million people annually. HIV virus has a unique ability to constantly adapt and […]