Anju Chadha

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Anju Chadha
Born Ahmednagar, India
Nationality Indian
Fields Chemistry (Bio-chemistry)
Institutions Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Alma mater
Notable awards 1992  Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Anju Chadha is an Indian biochemist. She is a professor at Indian Institute of Technology Madras.[1] She works in the fields of biocatalysis and enzyme mechanisms, enzymes in organic synthesis, asymmetric synthesis using enzymes, chirotechnology, green chemistry and biosensors.[2]

Early life[edit]

Chadha was born in Ahmednagar in India.[3]


In high school she was named best student. While getting her bachelors degree at Nowrosjee Wadia College, she was awarded a Maharashtra State Government Scholarship. She was also awarded a prize in chemistry from the college.[4] She graduated with her degree in chemistry in 1975.[4][2] She received her Masters of Science in 1977 from the University of Poona with an emphasis in chemistry. In 1984, she completed her PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She focused on bio-organic chemistry.[2]


Chadha is a lifetime member of the Indian Society of BioOrganic Chemists, the Chemical Research Society of India and the IISc Alumni Association, Bangalore. She is also an elected member of Madras Science Foundation.[5]



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  2. ^ a b c d e f "Anju Chadha". Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Science – a joyous playing field". Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Anju Chadha". Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Career profile". Retrieved 16 March 2014.