01/January/2022: Happy New Year everyone!

12/February/2022: Our review gets accepted in the journal “Reviews in Aquaculture”, a prestigious journal in the field of Aquaculture & Marine Biotechnology. Congratulations to the postdoc team of DVasuLab – Aritreyee, Nausad & Chinmayee!

16/February/2022: Congratulations Manas! Manas Kumar Jagdev defended his Ph.D. thesis and has officially become Dr. Manas Kumar Jagdev!

18/February/2022: Our IJBM paper got accepted! The day started with the good news that our manuscript on AtFKBP53-rapamycin theme with the title “Crystal packing reveals rapamycin-mediated homodimerization of an FK506-binding domain” has gotten accepted for publication in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. Congratulations authors!

11/March/2022: Lab party at Booze Buzz Inhouse(BBI) Bhubaneswar! Our long pending lab party for Rajiv’s graduation finally happened! It was loads of fun! Partied and danced till we all dropped! 🙂

01/April/2022: Swabhiman Sahu joins us! Swabhiman has joined as the in-charge of the protein XRD facility at ILS. He will be taking care of the facility and doing research projects with our group. Welcome Swabhiman!

07/April/2022: Party time again! It has been a while since Manas defended his Ph.D., but the celebration (food, drink & dance) had gotten postponed. We finally had it @ Fidalgo, Bhubaneswar. We are covering all the fun we missed during the past two years before another Covid wave spoils it again.

19/April/2022: Happy Birthday Manas! We had the birthday party in the lab on the 21st of April.

25/April/2022: Our AtFKBP43 manuscript is in bioRxiv! While submitting to a mainstream journal, we got this one out on bioRxiv: https://biorxiv.org/cgi/content/short/2022.04.25.489347v1

28/April/2022: Adieu to Rajiv and Manas! On 28th April, Rajiv and Manas had their train to Delhi and further flights to the US from Delhi. So we went to see them off at Bhubaneswar railway station.

11/May/2022: Birthday Greetings to Manoj and Anniversary Greetings to Ketul & Priyanka! Manoj’s birthday and Ketul-Priyanka’s wedding anniversary both fell on 11th May. We had a late evening snack party at Ketul’s place.

12/July/2022: Ketul awarded EMBO Scientific Exchange Grant! Congratulations Ketul! This grant allows him to spend 90 days at NTU, Singapore in Dr. Sandip Basak’s laboratory, trying out some cool cryo-EM stuff. 🙂

15/August/2022: Independence Day! Here we celebrate iDay with recent structures from our group in tricolour.

23/August/2022: Our manuscript got accepted in ‘The Plant Cell’. Many congratulations to Ruchir and Ashish for their co-first author manuscript getting accepted for publication in the prestigious journal ‘The Plant Cell’. Way to go!

25/August/2022: Our next one is in BBA-GRM! Many congrats to Ajit and Ketul for their co-first author manuscript getting accepted for publication in the journal Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – Gene Regulatory Mechanisms.

02/September/2022: Dr. Dharma Rao Tompa joins our team as a post-doc. Have a great stay with us, Dharma!

05/September/2022: We are organizing a workshop @ILS. Our first! A two-day workshop on “Recombinant Protein Purification and Protein Crystallography” is being organized at ILS for college faculty. Details can be seen below.

21/September/2022: Ruchir’s Pre-Thesis Synopsis Presentation. By giving his synopsis presentation, Ruchir has gone one step further toward completing his Ph.D. His advisory committee members Dr. Tirumala Kumar Chowdary (SBS-NISER) and Dr. Soma Chattopadhyay (ILS) showed a green signal for Ruchir to go ahead and submit his thesis. Congratulations Ruchir!

29/September/2022: Ashish & Ruchir got featured by Plant Cell! As the first authors of our manuscript in the Plant Cell, the journal has featured them. Congratulations both!

20/October/2022 & 21/October/2022: Two-day workshop on ‘Recombinant Protein Purification and Protein Crystallography’ at ILS for college faculty. DVasuLab organized this workshop with ILS colleagues Dr. Narottam Acharya, Dr. Tushar Kant Beuria and Dr. Nivedita Jena as organizing committee members. The workshop was supported by the Scientific Social Responsibility head of our ongoing SERB grant, with additional support from ILS. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Pulok K. Mukherjee (ILS Director) and the concluding session was chaired by Dr. B. Ravindran (former ILS Director).

24/October/2022: Diwali Greetings to everyone! Our Diwali is always with structure rangolis. 🙂

01/November/2022: Happy Birthday Nausad! We had a party in the lab to celebrate Nausad’s birthday!

28/November/2022 to 30/November/2022: DVasuLab at NSC49! Five of us from the lab participated in the 49th National Seminar on Crystallography (NSC49) organized at the University of Jammu. Archana, Surajit, and Nausad presented posters, Ruchir gave an oral presentation, and Dileep had an invited lecture. In the General Body Meeting of the Indian Crystallographic Association (ICA) held during NSC49, Dileep got inducted into the Executive Council of ICA.

05/December/2022: Welcome Sudipta! Sudipta Mahapatra, MTech (Biotechnology) from IIT Guwahati, has joined us as an intern. Have a good learning experience, Sudipta!

25/December/2022: Merry Christmas, everyone!

Jingle bells, jingle bells….

Jingle all the way….

Oh, what fun it is to ride….

In a one-horse open sleigh, hey…!