Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Alok Jain (Ramalingaswami Fellow)
Assistant Professor, BioEngineering
B.E. (Chemical Eng.), Ph.D., IIT Kanpur (Computational Biology)
Contact Address
Permanent Address Pushpanjali Bhawan, Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh, 472001, India
Local Address National Games Housing Complex (NGHC) Khelgaon, Hotwar, Ranchi, 835217, Jharkhana, India
Phone (Office) +91-6355733209
Phone Residence +91-6355733209
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 2-Jul-2020
  Work Experience
Teaching : 8 Years

Research : 15 Years

Individual: 15 Years

  Professional Background
  • Assistant Professor and Ramalingaswami Fellow [July 2020 – Present], Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra, Ranchi, India
  • Assistant Professor and Ramalingaswami Fellow [July 2018 – June 2020], National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER), Ahmedabad, India
  • Postdoctoral Researcher [June 2013 – June 2018] University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
  • Postdoctoral Researcher [December 2012 – May 2013] Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
  • Project Scientist [July 2012 – November 2012] Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India
  Research Areas
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Computational Biophysics
  • Computer-Aided Drug Design
  • Biomaterials Design
  Award and Honours
  • Received the prestigious “Ramalingaswami Fellowship -2019”.
  • Received the “Biophysical Society-USA Travel Award -2010”.
  • Received the international travel grants from DST, CSIR, INSA and other funding agencies.

Journal Papers


  • Gourav Rakshit, Pankaj Dagur, Swaha Satpathy, Arjun Patra*, Alok Jain*, and Manik Ghosh*, Flavonoids as potential therapeutics against novel coronavirus disease-2019 (nCOVID-19). J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. (2021, Accepted).
  • Debargya Mitra, Janmejay Pandey, Alok Jain*, and Shiv Swaroop*, In silico design of Multi-epitope-based peptide vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 using its spike protein, J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. (2021), 6, 1-14


  • Nazmina Vhora, Ujjal Naskar, Aishwarya Hiray, Abhijeet S Kate* and Alok Jain*, Recent Advances in in-vitro Assay for Type – 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Overview, Rev. Diabet. Stud. (2020, Accepted)
  • Manan Bhargavi, Nazmina Vhora, Goverdhan Lanka, Gururaj Somadi, Sivan Sree Kanth, Alok Jain, Sarita Rajender Potlapally, Homology Modeling and Virtual Screening to Explore Potent Inhibitors for MAP2K3 protein, J. Struct. Chem. (2020, Accepted) .
  • Tanay Dalvi#, Bhaskar Dewangan#, Rudradip Das#, Jyoti Rani#, Suchita Dattatray Shinde, Nazmina Vhora, Alok Jain and Bichismita Sahu*, Old Drugs with New Tricks; Paradigm in Drug Development Pipeline for Alzheimer’s Disease, BMS-CNSAMC (2020), 20, 157-176.
  • Rudradip Das# , Bhavinkumar Gayakvad# , Suchita Dattatray Shinde, Jyoti Rani, Alok Jain*, Bichismita Sahu*, Ultrashort peptides - A glimpse into the structural modifications and their applications as biomaterial, ACS Appl. Bio Mater. (2020), 3, 5474-5499.
  • Gargi Nikhil Vaidya, Pooja Rana, Ashwini V., Deep Rohan Chatterjee, Darshan Contractor, Dinesh Parshuram Satpute, Mithilesh Nagpure, Alok Jain*, Dinesh Kumar*, Paradigm Shift of “Classical” HDAC Inhibitors to “Hybrid” HDAC inhibitors in Therapeutic Interventions, Eur. J. Med. Chem. (2020), 209, 112844.
  • Bhagyashri Kulkarni, Piyush Gondaliya, Pratibha Kirave, Rakesh Rawal, Alok Jain, Rachana Garg, and Kiran Kalia, Exosome-mediated delivery of miR-30a sensitize oral cancer cells to cisplatin via modulating Beclin1 and Bcl2, Oncotarget (2020), 11, 1832. 
  • Pratibha Kirave, Piyush Gondaliya, Bhagyashri Kulkarni, Rakesh Rawal, Rachana Garg*, Alok Jain*, and Kiran Kalia*, Exosome mediated miR-155 shuttling potentiates chemoresistance in oral cancer cells via epithelial-mesenchymal transition, Oncotarget (2020), 11, 1157. 


  • Tobias Lemke, Andrej Berg, Alok Jain and Christine Peter, EncoderMap(II): Visualizing Important Molecular Motions with Improved Generation of Protein Conformations, J. Chem. Inf. Model. (2019), 59, 4550-4560. 
  • Bhagyashri Kulkarni, Prathibha Kirave, Piyush Gondaliya, Kavya Jash, Alok Jain, Rakesh Tekade, Kiran Kalia, Exosomal miRNA in Chemoresistance, Immune Evasion, Metastasis and Progression of Cancer, Drug Discov. Today, (2019), 24, 2058-2067. 
  • Anu Radhaa, Sagarkumar Patela, Rajkumar patlea, Preethi Parameswarana, Alok Jain* and Amit Shard*, Design, computational studies, synthesis and biological evaluation of thiazole-based molecules as anticancer agents, Eur. J. Pharm. Sci., (2019), 134, 20-30. 
  • Alok Jain*, Christoph Globisch, Sandeep Verma and Christine Peter, Coarse grained simulations of peptide nanoparticle formation – the role of local structure and nonbonded interactions, J. Chem. Theory Comput., (2019), 15, 1453–1462 

Before 2019

  • Alok Jain, Ravi Kumar Verma and Ramasubbu Sankararamakrishnan, Presence of Intra-helical Salt-Bridge in Loop E Half-Helix Can Influence the Transport Properties of AQP1 and GlpF Channels: Molecular Dynamics Simulations of In Silico Mutants, J. Membr. Biol., (2018), 252, 1-13 
  • Narendra Kumar Mishra#, Alok Jain#, Christine Peter and Sandeep Verma, Combining Experimental and Simulation Techniques to Understand Morphology Control in Pentapeptide Nanostructures, J. Phys. Chem. B, (2017), 121, 8155-8161. #[Equal contribution] 
  • Marie A. Hanebuth, Sandra J. Fries, Roman Kityk, Alok Jain, Allison Kriel, Veronique Albanese, Tancred Frickey, Christine Peter, Matthias P. Mayer, Judith Frydman, Elke Deuerling, Multivalent contacts of the Hsp70 Ssb contribute to its architecture on ribosomes and nascent chain interaction, Nat. Commun., (2016), 7, 13695-13707. 
  • Alok Jain, Mara Jochum and Christine Peter, Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Peptides at the Air–Water Interface: Influencing Factors on Peptide-Templated Mineralization, Langmuir, (2014), 30, 15486–15495.
  • Alok Jain, RNV Krishna Deepak and Ramasubbu Sankararamakrishnan, Oxygen–aromatic contacts in intra-strand base pairs: Analysis of high-resolution DNA crystal structures and quantum chemical calculations, J. Struct. Biol., (2014), 187, 49-57. 
  • Alok Jain and Ramasubbu Sankararamakrishnan, Dynamics of non-covalent interactions in all-α and all-β class proteins: Implications for the stability of amyloid aggregates, J. Chem. Inf. Model., (2011), 51, 3208-3216. 
  • Alok Jain, Venkatnarayan Ramanathan, and Ramasubbu Sankararamakrishnan, Lone pair ??? π interactions between water oxygens and aromatic residues: Quantum chemical studies based on high-resolution protein structures and model compounds, Protein Sci., (2009), 18, 595-605. 
  • Alok Jain, Chandra Shekhar Purohit, Sandeep Verma, and Ramasubbu Sankararamakrishnan, Close Contacts between Carbonyl Oxygen Atoms and Aromatic Centers in Protein Structures: π•••π or Lone-Pair•••π Interactions?, J. Phys. Chem. B, (2007), 111 , 8680 -8683. 
  • K. Krishna Prasad, C. S. Purohit, Alok Jain, Ramasubbu Sankararamakrishnan and Sandeep Verma, Enforcing solution phase nanoscopic aggregation in a palindromic tripeptide Chem. Commun. (2005), 20, 2564 – 2566. 

Book Chapter

  • Christoph Globisch, Marc Isele, Christine Peter, and Alok Jain*, In-silico approaches to design and characterize peptide-based nanostructures. In: Nanoparticle-Protein Corona: Biophysics to Biology (Alok Dhawan and Ashutosh Kumar, Ed.) Royal Society of Chemistry, UK , (2019), ISBN 978- 1-78801-391-8 *[corresponding author]


Conference Proceedings


  • Alok Jain, Narendra Kumar Mishra, Christoph Globisch, Sandeep Verma and Christine Peter, “Morphology control in peptide nanostructures: Multiscale simulation study of penta peptide aggregation.”, Biophysical Society satellite meeting at Berlin, Germany from 25-29 August 2017.
  • Alok Jain, Narendra Kumar Mishra, Christoph Globisch, Sandeep Verma and Christine Peter, “Multiscale simulation study of penta peptide aggregation: From atomistic details to a mechanistic interpretation.”, 11th European Biophysics Congress at Edinburgh, Scotland from 16-20 July 2017.
  • Alok Jain, Narendra Kumar Mishra, Christoph Globisch, Sandeep Verma and Christine Peter, “A combined atomistic and coarse grained simulation study of penta peptide aggregation: From atomistic details to a mechanistic picture.”, CECAM workshop on “multiscale modeling of biomolecular aggregation and protein-membrane interactions in amyloid diseases” at Lugano, Switzerland from 11-13 July 2016.
  • Alok Jain, Mara Jochum and Christine Peter, “Simulations of amphiphilic peptides reveal factors governing mineralization at interfaces”, 10th European Biophysics Congress at Dresden, Germany from 18-22 July 2015.
  • Alok Jain, Mara Jochum and Christine Peter, “Molecular simulations of aggregates of amphiphilic peptides at the air-water surface reveal factors governing mineralization”, Biophysical Society satellite meeting at Istanbul, Turkey from 10-14 September 2014.
  • Alok Jain and R. Sankararamakrishnan, “Non-Covalent Interactions Involving Aromatic Residues in Protein Structures: Stability and Dynamics in Membrane and Globular Proteins using Molecular Dynamics Simulations”, Annual Meeting of “Biophysical Society” at San Francisco, CA, USA from 20-24 February 2010.
  • Alok Jain and R. Sankararamakrishnan, “Non covalent interactions involving aromatic residues in protein structures: stability and dynamics in membrane and globular proteins using molecular dynamics simulations”, International conference on “Super Computing SC-09” at Portland, OR, USA from 14-20 November 2009.
  • Alok Jain and R. Sankararamakrishnan, “Stability of non-covalent interactions involving aromatic residues in protein structures: Comparison with conventional hydrogen bonds using molecular dynamics simulations”, International conference on “Foundation of Molecular Modeling and Simulation FOMMS-2009” at Blaine, WA, USA from 12-16 July 2009.


  • Alok Jain and R. Sankararamakrishnan, “Lone Pair···π Interactions Between Water Oxygen and Aromatic Amino Acids: Ab initio Studies on Compounds Based on High-Resolution Protein Structures and Model Compounds”, Symposium on “International Symposium on Interface Between Chemistry and Biology” at IISc and NCBS Bangalore from 17-19 February 2009.
  • Alok Jain and R. Sankararamakrishnan, “Aromatic-Lone Pair interactions in protein structures”, Conference on “International Conference in Bioinformatics INCOB 2006” at New Delhi from 18-20 December 2006.

Invited Talks

  • Bioengineering 2020 Meeting at NIT Rourkela from 10th to 11th December 2020, invited talk on “A combined atomistic and coarse-grained simulation study of peptide-based nanostructures: From atomistic details to mechanistic interpretation”
  • INYAS National Frontiers of Science (NatFoS) Meeting at Jaipur from 6th to 8th November 2019, invited talk on “Morphology control in peptide nanostructures: Multiscale simulation study of penta-peptide aggregation”
  • Workshop on "in silico Analysis of Biomolecules & Drug Designing" at Biotech Park, Lucknow from 6th to 8th November 2008, invited Talk on “Structure and Dynamics of Biomolecules”
  • Workshop on “Bioinformatics for College Teachers” at IIT Kanpur, from 4-8th April 2005, invited Talk on “Gromacs- A simulation package”.
  Current Sponsored Projects
  • Received the computing research grant from the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (HPC-COVID19 call) equivalent to 760,320/- INR for the project “Anti-viral drug repurposing to inhibit the CoV- 2 entry: A molecular modeling approach targeting ACE-2 and TMPRSS2” in 2020.
  • Ramalingaswami Fellowship-2019 from Department of Biotechnology, India, and received the 11,350,000/- INR for the project “In-silico design and validation of boronic acid-based molecules for the treatment of colorectal cancer: Computer-aided hit to lead discovery”.
  • Jointly written a research project with Prof. Christine Peter at Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) KIT, Germany, and received 3.5 million core hours for the project “Molecular simulations of biological systems” in March, 2015.