Welcome to Drug Discovery Research Center

Who we are?

The Drug Discovery Research Center (DDRC) was established in 2013 as a niche centre of the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), an autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Located in the NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad, DDRC is a multi-disciplinary research unit with a focus on new drug development. To this end, innovative approaches for dissecting disease mechanisms are employed to identify novel drug targets. Complementation of this exercise with a strong expertise in drug development then helps in the achievement of our goals. Recognizing the importance of leveraging strengths in both academia and industry in this endeavour, we espouse a ‘hub-and-spoke’ working model that proactively bridges between the two worlds.

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Our Mission

The overall mission of DDRC is to use and synthesize diverse disciplines to generate a robust and innovative pipeline for drug discovery research. Convergence between varied disciplines such as mathematics, computational sciences, and cell and molecular biology is employed for interrogating disease-specific molecular network properties and delineation of regions of sensitivity. Seamless linkage of this activity with downstream capabilities in high-content screening, structural biology, synthetic/medicinal chemistry and pharmacology then anchors a facile workflow from target identification to lead development and optimization

Current Projects


SPR113 an IND candidate for drug-resistant and drug-sensitive tuberculosis

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A lead molecule that employs a novel mode of action against HIV-1 infection

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Cardiac Hypertrophy

A lead candidate with activity against cardiac hypertrophy

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NON-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Exploiting autophagy as a novel treatment strategy for Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

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we offer

High Content Screening

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Virtual Screening

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Analytical Chemistry

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Synthetic Chemistry

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Medchem Package

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In Silico Drug Design and SAR

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Protein Crystallization

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Our Team

Dr. Sameena Khan

Structural Biology and Drug Discovery Research

Dr. Sameena Khan started her research career as a PhD student in International Centre for Genetic

Dr. Sanjay K Banerjee

Disease mechanism Biology

Dr. Sanjay K Banerjee is an experimental biologist and molecular pharmacologist.

Dr. Samrat Chatterjee


Dr. Samrat Chatterjee, a gold medalist in MSc Mathematics from Jadavpur University, obtained his…

Dr. Shailendra Asthana

Structural Bioinformatics

Dr. Shailendra Asthana obtained his Masters degree in Bioinformatics from Allahabad University.

Dr. Amit Kumar Yadav

Proteome Informatics

Dr. Amit Kumar Yadav obtained his Ph.D. in Biotechnology (Computational Biology) from Pune University working…

Dr. Dinesh Mahajan

Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry.

Dr. Dinesh Mahajan is an experienced medicinal chemist and a drug discovery scientist.

Dr. Shilpa Jamwal

High Content Screening and Drug Discovery Research

Dr. Shilpa Jamwal received her Ph.D. (JNU, Jaipur 2013) in Biotechnology working in the Immunology Group…

News Room

Posted on:
April 24, 2017

THSTI filed for patent on method of mass spectrometry involving novel multiplexing technique

THSTI filed for patent on a method of mass spectrometry for quantitatively studying multiple proteome samples (18-plex) in a Read More
Posted on:
April 27, 2017

THSTI scientist lauded for twin achievements

Posted on: 2016-08-15 Dr. Sameena Khan of DDRC has been selected as an Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences. The asso Read More

Past events

DDRC TAG Meeting 2017 Posted on: April 28, 2017

Technical Advisory Group meeting of DDRC was held on 18th March 2017. PadamShri Dr. Goverdhan Mehta chaired the meeting in w Read More

THSTI connects with students of Maitreyi College, New Delhi through Science Setu Posted on: April 24, 2017

As part of implementation of the Science Setu program, the faculty and scientists of THSTI from the Drug Discovery Research C Read More

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