I am an Organic and Computational Chemist by training and holds a PhD degree (2006) from the Guru Nanak Dev University (2006), India. I started my professional career as a Research Scientist in the Jubilant Organosys (a pharmaceutical company) in India, where I was involved in the design of new synthetic routes for the development of active pharmaceutical ingredients. From 2008-2011, I worked as a Post-doctoral fellow at the Durban University of Technology (DUT), South Africa, and from 2012-2014 as a Research Fellow in the same institution. During my stay at DUT, I was a recipient of prestigious DST-NRF(National Research Foundation) Free-standing Post-doctoral fellowship and was featured as one of the emerging researchers (2011) in South Africa by the NRF. In 2012, I was presented the top university publisher award by the Vice-Chancellor at DUT. Since April 2014 I am working as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Durban, South Africa. I initiated my independent research group in the SCP with a Master student. In a span of three years my research group has grown considerably. Currently, I am supervising 13 postgraduate students (seven PhD’s and six Masters) in addition to two Honors and two Post-doctoral fellows. Several post graduate students have already completed their degrees under my supervision. My research interest includes the designing and synthesis of heterocyclic scaffolds. Specifically, we are targeting the chemical agents that have potential to act as anti-bacterial, anti-tuberculosis, anti-cancer, anti-malarial and anti-diabetic agents. We are employing different computer-based technologies such as molecular docking, QSAR, QSPR and pharmacophore modelling to predict novel chemical assemblies from the online databases. The identified lead molecules are synthesized in our organic laboratory and tested in vitro. Thus far, I have co-authored 64 peer-reviewed publications in international journals, and several articles are under review process. My current h-index and i10-index values are 15 and 20 (Google Scholar), respectively with 747 citations. I am also peer reviewer for several internationally reputed journals of organic and medicinal chemistry field. Currently, I am working on several drug discovery based projects in collaboration with the scientists from India, USA, Spain and UK.
Parvesh Singh Research Interests several drug discovery based projects in collaboration with the scientists from India, USA, Spain and UK.