• G11, Building 76, 19 Innovation Walk, Monash University

    3800 Clayton (Melbourne)



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Personal profile


Dr. Naveen V, PhD, is a Research Fellow and part of Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). He received his Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology from Academia Sinica and National Defence Medical Center in Taiwan. His Master's (M.S and M.phil) in the area of Microbiology was received from Gulbarga University and Periyar University in collaboration with Indian Institute of Science (IISc) (India). He also has robust Biotech industry experience from MerckMillpore as R&D researcher and production in-charge for Microbial Molecular research. Currently, he is specialised and focused on the research area of MiVirology and protein structural biology. He also received several awards and prizes in academic and industrial research. 

Research interests

My research work is principally focused on events central to human infection and immunity. Specifically, I work on structural & functional studies on viral and bacterial proteins involved in infection and challenging human immunity. This has important implications for understanding the disease progression in human and provide hints towards its regulation. My research key technical areas include X-ray crystallography, Cryo-EM, Molecular dynamics, protein biochemistry and biophysical techniques (SPR, ITC, MALS, SAXS, MST, TPM). I am also expertise in DNA/RNA-Protein interactions and dissecting its functional importance with its physiological role. Specifically in the regulation of viral RNA replication and control of translation in human. 

External positions

Postdoctoral Fellow, Academia Sinica

15 May 201623 Dec 2016

Sr. Research Officer, Merck

1 Sep 200525 Aug 2009

Research area keywords

  • Protein Biochemistry
  • Structural Biology
  • Crystallography
  • Molecular Biology
  • Protein Biophysics
  • Protein engineering
  • Immunity
  • Microbiology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics, microbial
  • Infection and Immunity
  • DNA/RNA/Protein interactions
  • Xray Crystallography
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Drug Discovery
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Virology

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Research Output

Open Access
25 Citations (Scopus)

Arbidol: A potential antiviral drug for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 by blocking the trimerization of viral spike glycoprotein?

Vankadari, N., 28 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 105998.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Overwhelming Mutations or SNPs of SARS-CoV-2: A Point of Caution

Vankadari, N., 20 Aug 2020, In : Gene. 752, 3 p., 144792.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

Structural interactions between pandemic SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein and human Furin protease

Vankadari, N., 12 Apr 2020, 8 p. bioRxiv.

Research output: Other contributionResearch

Grid cork and septal cork syringe adapters: An effective tool for efficient greasing of 24-well crystallization trays

Vankadari, N., 9 Oct 2018, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 89, 4 p., 106103.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


5S management award

Vankadari, Naveen (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best project paper and oral presentation

Vankadari, Naveen (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Honorary Speaker Award for substantial research work

Vankadari, Naveen (Recipient), 2011

Prize: National/international honour

Invited speaker

Vankadari, Naveen (Recipient), Jul 2018

Prize: Other distinction

Press / Media


Naveen Vankadari


1 Media contribution

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