Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Halmuthur M Sampath Kumar, obtained his MSc (chemistry) from Gulbarga University and PhD from Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad (1995) in the area of biomimetic chemistry. He later moved to Max Planck Institute of Dortmund 2000 as Humboldt Fellow to work with Prof. Waldmann in the area of gene therapy. After returning to CSIR-IICT , he worked on agrochemical and pharmaceutical technology development. Subsequently he relocated to Regional Research Laboratory(2004)-Jammu, presently rechristened as IIIM-Jammu where, he initiated major projects on cosmeceuticals. His team developed novel skin care hybrid molecules and worked on major collaboarative projects with P&G and Colgate Plamolive on oral and skin care product development. He served as the chairman of the Biological Chemistry department till 2009. Currently he is the nodal scientist for the vaccine immunology programme at IICT-Hyderabad.
development of minimum cosmeceuticals employing hybrid technologies, novel small molecule immunomodulators, vaccine(Th1) adjuvants