Dr Arun Prasad Pandurangan is an External Director of Studies in Natural Sciences.
Arun Prasad Pandurangan is an Investigator Scientist at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge. 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 is currently editing a research topic on this theme. He is also serving as an Associate Editor for BMC Bioinformatics 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. He is a Member and an Ambassador of the Royal Society of Biology as well an active STEM Ambassador.