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 ---

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)
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
Development of new generation vaccine formulations against human and poultry pathogens and survey of its possible socio-economic implication in healthcare 2020 3 34.75 Mohd. Akif
Structural Characterization and epitope mapping of multidomain host interacting outer membrane proteins from Leptospira 2017 3 48.58 Mohd. Akif
Structural studies of H. pylori virulence factors and understanding the basis of molecular interaction with host proteins 2013 3 33.4 Mohd. Akif