Faculty Details

Faculty Details

  • Name: Dr. Mohd. Akif
  • Mail: akifuohyd.ac.in
  • Contact: 040-2313 4529
  • Area Of Research:Protein Science, Structural Biology, Crystallography, Protein Interaction, Structural Vaccinology

Professional Experiences:

1.      Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Hyderabad, 2011 to present

2.      Postdoctoral Research Officer, University of Bath, UK, 2008-2011

3.      Research Associate, Centre of DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, 2007-2008


1.      Ph.D, 2008, from Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad (Mentor: Dr. Shekhar C. Mande),  Ph.D thesis title: Structural and Functional studies of Mycobacterium tuberculosis thioredoxin system

2.      M.Sc. Biotechnology. Aligarh Muslim University

Teaching Subjects:

1.      Biophysical Chemistry, Structural Biology at Master level

2.      Structure and Function of Macromolecules, Chemistry and Physics in Biology at undergraduate level

3.      X-ray Crystallography in PhD course work

Professional Recognition/ Award/ Prize/ Certificate, Fellowship:

Awarded Indo-US Raman Fellowship 2014-15

No Records Available

Students/Projects Trainees

Name Joined As Mail Contact
Pankaj Kumar PhD student kmrpnkj07@gmail.com ---
Nachiket Umate PhD student nachiketumate891@gmail.com ---
Mohd Shiraz PhD student mohd.shiraz1992@gmail.com ---
Surabhi Lata PhD student surabhilata94@gmail.com ---
kousamvita Das PhD student kousamvita.das@gmail.com ---
Nikita Pal M.Sc Dissertation student 20lbms13@uohyd.ac.in ---
Aayushi M. Kale M.Sc Dissertation student 20lbms11@uohyd.ac.in ---
Faisal Khan Research Project Assistant khanfaisalbashir659@gmail.com ---
DIPANWITA BISWAS PhD student microbiologistdb24@gmail. com ---
VENKAT SAI UPPALA PhD student venkatuppala0925@gmail. com ---

Former Students/Projects Trainees

Name Joined As Working
ruchira menghal M.Sc Dissertation student
Yash Misra M. Sc Dissertation student Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM)
12 Badipatla Vishnu Priya, D.H. Sreenivasa Rao, Rubina Gilani, Surabhi Lata, Nivedita Rai, Mohd. Akif, Santosh Kumar Padhi (2022) , Enzyme engineering improves catalytic efficiency and enantioselectivity of hydroxynitrile lyase for promiscuous retro-nitroaldolase activity , Bioorganic Chemistry, ELSEVIER,120,,105594 IF - 5.5.
11 Lata S, Akif M (2022) , Probing structural basis for enhanced binding of SARS-CoV-2 P.1 variant spike protein with the human ACE2 receptor. , Journal of Cellular Biochemistry , WILEY,123,, IF - 4.5.
10 Kumar P, Chang YF, Akif M (2022) , Characterization of novel nuclease and protease activities among Leptospiral immunoglobulin-like proteins. , Arch Biochem Biophys., ELSEVIER,727,, IF - 4.2.
9 Kumar P, Shiraz M, Akif M. (2022) , Multiepitope-based vaccine design by exploring antigenic potential among leptospiral lipoproteins using comprehensive immunoinformatics and structure-based approaches , Biotechnol Appl Biochem., WILEY,,, IF - 3.
8 Lata S, Akif M. (2021) , Comparative protein structure network analysis on 3CLpro from SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 , Protein: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics, ,,,.
7 Mohd. Shiraz, Surabhi Lata, Pankaj Kumar, Umate Nachiket Shankar, Mohd. Akif (2021) , Immunoinformatics analysis of antigenic epitopes and designing of a multi-epitope peptide vaccine from putative nitro-reductases of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DosR , Infection, Genetics and Evolution , ELSEVIER,94,,.
6 Mateen A Khan, Pankaj Kumar, Mohd Akif and Hiroshi Miyoshi (2021) , Phosphorylation of eukaryotic initiation factor eIFiso4E enhances the binding rates to VPg of turnip mosaic virus , PLoS One, ,,, IF - 3.2.
5 Pankaj Kumar†, Surabhi Lata†, Umate Nachiket Shankar and Mohd. Akif (2021) , Immunoinformatics-Based Designing of a Multi-Epitope Chimeric Vaccine From Multi-Domain Outer Surface Antigens of Leptospira , Frontiers in Immunology, ,12,,735373 IF - 7.56.
4 Lata S. and Akif M. (2020) , Structure-based identification of natural compound inhibitor against M. tuberculosis thioredoxin reductase: insight from molecular docking and dynamics simulation , J. Biomol Struct Dyn., Taylor ,,, IF - 3.2.
3 Ptak CP*, Akif M*, Hsieh CL, Devarajan A, He P, Xu Y, Oswald RE, and Chang YF. (2019) , Comparative screening of recombinant antigen thermostability for improved leptospirosis vaccine design. , Biotechnol. Bioeng., Wiley Online Library,116,260-271,11 IF - 4.2.
2 Faisal SM, Varma VP, Subathra M, Azam S, Sunkara AK, Akif M, Baig MS, Chang YF. (2016) , Leptospira surface adhesin (Lsa21) induces Toll like receptor 2 and 4 mediated inflammatory responses in macrophages. , Scientific Report, Nature Publishing group,6,39530, IF - 4.1.
1 Swastik Phulera, Mohd. Akif, Abhijit A. Sardesai and Shekhar C. Mande. (2014) , Redox Proteins of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. , Journal of the Indian Institute of Science,, IISc,94,127-137, IF - 0.86.
Title Year Duration Amount(In Lakhs) PI/I
Investigating structural and molecular bases of novel function in cell adhesion proteins of pathogenic Leptospira 2023 3 30.79 Dr. Mohd. Akif
Development of new generation vaccine formulations against human and poultry pathogens and survey of its possible socio-economic implication in healthcare 2020 3 3475 Mohd. Akif
Structural Characterization and epitope mapping of multidomain host interacting outer membrane proteins from Leptospira 2017 3 4858 Mohd. Akif
Structural studies of H. pylori virulence factors and understanding the basis of molecular interaction with host proteins 2013 3 3340 Mohd. Akif