Jaya Varkey

St. Teresa’s College

Jaya T. Varkey, PhD, graduated with a degree in Chemistry from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India. She obtained a PhD in Chemistry from the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota, USA. She is a research guide at Mahatma Gandhi University and Associate Professor in Chemistry, St. Teresa’s College, Kochi, Kerala, India. Dr. Varkey received a National Young Scientist award from the Indian Science Congress (1995), a UGC Research award (2016–2018), an Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Visiting Scientist award (2018–2019), and a Best Innovative Faculty award from the All India Association for Christian Higher Education (AIACHE) (2019). She Hashas received the Sr. Mary Cecil prize for best research paper three times. She was also awarded a start-up to develop a tea bag water filter. Dr. Varkey has published two international books and twenty-seven international journal publications. She is an editorial board member for five international journals.

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Peptide synthesis includes an array of techniques and procedures that enable the preparation of materials ranging from small peptides to large proteins. Many synthetic peptides have commercial and pharmaceutical applications, however, the synthesis of these peptides is a difficult task. This book addresses the common problems relating to the synthesis and applications of synthetic peptides. It discusses novel methods for the efficient synthesis of long chain and difficult peptide sequences and presents detailed analysis of various aspects of solid phase peptide synthesis. It also includes a section on antimicrobial peptides.

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