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.   Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Hyderabad, February 2023 to present 

2.     Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Hyderabad, 2011 to February 2023

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

4.      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)
3 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 , Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, Taylor ,39,12,4480-4489 IF - 5.3.
2 Ptak*, C.P., Akif*, M., Hsieh, C.L., Devarajan, A., He, P., Xu, Y., Oswald, R.E., and Chang, Y.F. (2019) , Comparative screening of recombinant antigen thermostability for improved leptospirosis vaccine design. , Biotechnol Bioeng., Wiley ,116,2,260-271 IF - 4.5.
1 Faisal, S.M., Varma, V.P., Subathra, M., Azam, S., Sunkara, A.K., Akif, M., Baig, M., Chang, Y.F. (2016) , Leptospira surface adhesin (Lsa21) induces Toll-like receptor 2 and 4 mediated inflammatory responses in macrophages. , Scientific Reports , Nature publishing group,6,1,1-14 IF - 5.
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 3079000000 Dr. Mohd. Akif
Investigating structural basis of leptospiral outer surface proteins interaction with the human complement proteins 2023 3 2914000000 PI
Development of new generation vaccine formulations against human and poultry pathogens and survey of its possible socio-economic implication in healthcare 2020 3 3475000000 Mohd. Akif
Structural Characterization and epitope mapping of multidomain host interacting outer membrane proteins from Leptospira 2017 3 4858000000 Mohd. Akif
Structural studies of H. pylori virulence factors and understanding the basis of molecular interaction with host proteins 2013 3 3340000000 Mohd. Akif