Deakin University, Australia
Dr . Munish Puri is presently research fellow in Bio-processing, Deakin University, Australia. In 2008 he is the Visiting Professor ITRI (LIMBR), Deakin University, Australia. In 2004 – 2005 he is the research Scientist IMB, University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. In 2003 – 2008 he is Associate Professor Biotechnology, Punjabi University. In 2002 – 2003he is the Commonwealth Fellow, University of Oxford, UK and Visiting Scientist. In 1998-2001he is the Senior Lecturer, Punjabi University, India In 1997 – 1998 he is the National Associate, Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), India.
Dr . Munish Puri research includes protein biotechnology which includes protein chemistry, enzyme technology and bio-processing. The major goals of my laboratory are to produce and purify novel therapeutic proteins/ enzymes from variety of sources (microbes, animal and plant cell) and to improve their functional efficiency, specific activity for carrying out transformations of flavonoid/ pharmaceutical intermediates/animal cell product with health benefits. We follow molecular biology, bio-processing and protein engineering approaches for enhancing the efficiency of various enzymes (few eg: rhamnosidases, aspartase, inulinase, proteases, etc)/ proteins (ribosome inactivating proteins, macrophage proteins etc) with therapeutic benefits. We are also working on the biophysical characterization and crystallization of novel proteins to evaluate rigidity of 3D structure which is of paramount importance in immobilization and also for assigning new function to proteins.