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Venkatesh V
Assistant Professor
Research Interests

Educational Details
Professional Background


Honours and Awards

Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements

Associate Scholars

Administrative Positions
Research Interests
Bioorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry, Interface between Chemistry and Biology, Metal based anticancer drug design
Educational Details
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Ph.D, Chemistry
Anna University, Chennai
M.Sc, Applied Chemistry
Gobi Arts and Science College, Bharathiar University
B.Sc, Chemistry
Professional Background
Assistant Professor
01 Jan 2019 - Present
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
01 Jan 2017 - 01 Jan 2019
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Newton International Fellow
01 Jan 2015 - 01 Jan 2017
The University of Warwick

As a Principal Investigator:

       1. Krishnendu T Prakash, Namrata Singh and V.Venkatesh*, “Synthesis of novel luminescent copper nanoclusters with                      substituent driven self-assembly and aggregation induced emission (AIE)” Chem. Comm., 2019, 55, 322−355.

         Publications from Ph. D and Postdoc:

  1. H. Shi, Q. Wang, V.Venkatesh, G.Feng, L. S. Young, I. Romero-Canelon, M. Zeng and P. J. Sadler “Photoactive platinum(IV) complex conjugated to a cancer-cell-targeting cyclic peptide” DaltonTrans., 2019, 48, 8560–8561.
  2. H. Shi, I. R. Canelón, M. Hreusova, O. Novakova, V. Venkatesh, A. Habtemariam, G. J. Clarkson, J. Song, V. Brabec, and P. J. Sadler, “Photoactivatable Cell-Selective Dinuclear trans-Diazidoplatinum(IV) Anticancer Prodrugs” Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57, 14409−14420.
  3. V. Venkatesh, R. B. Martin, C. J. Wedge, I. R. Canelón, C. S. Cano, J. Song, J. P. C. Coverdale, P. Zhang, G. J. Clarkson, A. Habtemariam, S. W. Magennis, R. J. Deeth and P. J. Sadler. “Mitochondria-targeted spin-labelled luminescent iridium anticancer complexes” Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 8271-8278.
  4. V. Venkatesh, N. K. Mishra, I. R. Canelón, R. R. Vernooij, H. Shi, J. P. C. Coverdale, A. Habtemariam, S. Verma, and P. J. Sadler. “Supramolecular Photoactivatable Anticancer Hydrogels” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017,139, 5656–5659.
  5. R. K. Saravanan, P. Saha, V. Venkatesh, T. G. Gopakumar, and S. Verma. “Coordination-Controlled One-Dimensional Molecular Chains in Hexapodal Adenine–Silver Ultrathin Films” Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56, 3976–3982.
  6. V.Venkatesh, M. D. Bala Kumaran, R. Kamal Saravanan, P. T. Kalaichelvan, S.Verma. “Luminescent Silver–Purine Double Helicate: Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Antibacterial Action” ChemPlusChem, 2016, 81, 1266–1271.
  7. V. Venkatesh, C. J. Wedge, I. R. Canelón, A. Habtemariam, P. J. Sadler. “Spin-labelled photo-cytotoxic diazido platinum(IV) anticancer complex” Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 13034–13037.
  8. C. M. Moyon, V. Venkatesh, K. Vijaya Krishna, F. Bonachera, S. Verma, A. Bianco. “Self-Assembly of Tyrosine in to controlled Supramolecular Nanostructures” Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 11681-11686.
  9. S. Kandambeth, V. Venkatesh, D. B. Shinde, S. Kumari, A. Halder, S. Verma, R. Banerjee. “Self-templated chemically stable hollow spherical covalent organic framework” Nature Commun., 2015, 6, Article No. 6786.
  10. G. Das, B. P. Biswal, S. Kandambeth, V. Venkatesh, G. Kaur, M. Addicoat, T. Heine, S. Verma, R. Banerjee. “Chemical Sensing in Two Dimensional Porous Covalent Organic Nanosheets”  Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 3931–3939.
  11. A. Mukherjee, M.A. Barnett, V. Venkatesh, S. Verma, P. J. Sadler. “Human serum transferrin fibrils: nanomineralisation in bacteria and destruction of red blood cells” ChemBioChem, 2015, 16, 149–55.
  12. B. Mohapatra, V.Venkatesh, S. Verma. “Crystal Engineering with 2-Aminopurine Containing a Carboxylic Acid Pendant” Cryst. Growth Des., 2014, 14, 5042–5052.
  13. R. Das, M. K. Sharma, V. K. Rao, B. K. Bhattacharya, I. Garg, V.Venkatesh, and S. Upadhyay. “An electrochemical genosensor for Salmonella typhi on gold nanoparticles-mercaptosilane modified screen printed electrode” J. Biotechnol. 2014, 188, 9–16. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2014.08.002).
  14. V. Venkatesh, P. Pachfule, R. Banerjee and S. Verma. “Evolution of an adenine-copper cluster to a cuboidal framework: snapshots of its solution phase ripening and gas adsorption properties” Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 12262–12268.
  15. V. Venkatesh, A. Shukla, S. Sivakumar, and S. Verma. “Purine-Stabilized Green Fluorescent Gold Nanoclusters for Cell Nuclei Imaging Applications.” ACS Appl.Mater.Interfaces. 2014, 6, 2185–2191.
  16. N. Nagapradeep, V.Venkatesh, S. K. Tripathi, and S. Verma. “Guanine copper coordination polymers: crystal analysis and application as thin film precursors.” DaltonTrans. 2014, 43, 1744–1752.
  17. P.Singh, V. Venkatesh, N. Nagapradeep, S.Verma and A. Bianco. “G-quartet type self-assembly of guanine functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes.” Nanoscale 2012, 4, 1972–1974.
  18. V. Venkatesh, J. Kumar and S. Verma. “Adenine containing architectures from silver supported dimeric units.” CrystEngComm 2011, 13, 6030–6032.
  19. P. Singh, F.M. Toma, J. Kumar, V. Venkatesh, J. Raya, M. Prato, S. Verma, and A. Bianco. “Carbon Nanotube–Nucleobase Hybrids: Nanorings from Uracil-Modified Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.” Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 6772 – 6780.
  20.  K. B. Joshi, V. Venkatesh and S. Verma. “Biotin interaction with human erythrocytes: contact on membrane surface and formation of self-assembled fibrous structures.” Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 3890–3892.
Honors And Awards
Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
DST-INSPIRE faculty award
The Royal Society and The British Academy
Newton International Fellowship
Eli Lilly and Company
Eli Lilly and Company Asia Outstanding Thesis Award
Newton Fund Researcher Link Workshop on Peptides, Proteins and Metals in Disease and Therapy
01 Jan 2017 - Present
The Royal Society
Material and biological aspects of metal-purine derivatives
01 Jan 2015 - Present
Chemical Biology Cluster Talk
Functional Metal-Organics: Applications in Materials and Catalysis
01 Jan 2014 - Present
Indo-French Symposium
The Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology Retreat
01 Jan 2012 - Present
University of Konstanz