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Winner of the IUPAC Prize
for Young Chemists - 2004


Parag Acharya wins one of the four IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists, for his Ph.D. thesis work entitled "Studies on the Non-covalent Interactions (Stereoelectronics, Stacking and Hydrogen Bonding) in the Self-assembly of DNA and RNA."

Current address (at the time of application)

Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Biomedical Centre, Box 581,
Uppsala University, SE - 751 23 Uppsala, Sweden

E-mail: parag_acharya@hotmail.com or

Academic degrees

  • Ph.D. Bioorganic Chemistry; Uppsala University, Sweden; Dec 2003
  • Masters in Science (M. Sc.) Organic Chemistry. First class. Ranked fifth, Visva Bharati University, India; 1996.
  • Bachelor in Science (B. Sc.) Chemistry. First class. Ranked first, Visva Bharati University, India; 1994.

Ph.D. Thesis

Title Studies on the Non-covalent Interactions (Stereoelectronics, Stacking and Hydrogen Bonding) in the Self-assembly of DNA and RNA

Adviser Professor Jyoti Chattopadhyaya

Thesis Committee Professor Karin Caldwell, Department of Surface Biotechnology, Centre for Surface Biotechnology, Uppsala University, Sweden; Professor Olle Matsson, Institution for Chemistry, Department of Organic Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden; Professor Leif Kiserbom, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden; Dr. Corine Sandström, Associate Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Uppsala, Sweden; Dr. Marek Kwiatkowski, Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Pathology, Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala, Sweden.
Opponent: Professor Frank Seela, Institute for Chemistry, University of Osnabrueck, Germany.


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Full text is available at http://www.boc.uu.se/boc14www/res_proj/List_of_thesis.html


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