Dr Arun Prasad Pandurangan is an External Director of Studies in Natural Sciences.

Arun Prasad Pandurangan is currently a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. He worked at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge as an Investigator Scientist (2017-2021). He has been a Research Associate and an Honorary Teaching Associate at the department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge (2015-2016). Previously, he has been a Research Associate at Birkbeck College, University of London (2009-2015). 

Arun Prasad Pandurangan research interest focuses on the development of computational tools to predict protein structures and ligand-receptor complexes; elucidate biological function by fitting, refining and validating atomic models into cryo-EM density maps; predict the effects of mutations on protein stability and interaction; analysis of infectious and drug resistant mutations and genome annotation.

Currently, he is investigating the problem of annotating genome and proteome sequences with three dimensional structures of known protein domains for the purpose of elucidating the relationship between protein sequence, structure, disorder, function and dynamics. His long term interest focusses on the development of computational approaches to study the impact of mutations on disease and drug resistance. As an Associate Editor, he recently edited a research topic on Computational Approaches to Study the Impact of Mutations. He is an Associate Editor for BMC Bioinformatics Journal and also serving on the Edirorial board for Biomolecules and Computational and Structural Biotechnology journal.

Arun Prasad Pandurangan has volunteered as a Science Communicator in various public event including the Cambridge Science Festival (2016-2017), 'Ask a biologist' at New Scientist Live 2016, LMB’s Challenge Project for high school strudents and Cambridge Big Biology Week 2018. More recently, he participated in "I am a Scientist, Stay at home", an online STEM enrichment activity for school student during COVID pandemic. He is a Member and an Ambassador of the Royal Society of Biology as well an active STEM Ambassador.

Publications, Links, and Resources

For an updated full list of publications, please see Google Scholar.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7168-7143