Manju Ray

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Manju Ray
Born 01/01/1947
Alma mater Calcutta University,
Occupation Emeritus Scientist

Manju Ray is an Indian scientist in Molecular Enzymology and Cancer Biochemistry. She has done notable work in the development of anticancer drug and understanding of differentiation process of cells.[1] Her interests cover tumor biochemistry and molecular enzymology.[2]


Ray graduated from the Calcutta University with degrees in M.Sc. in Physiology in 1969 and Ph.D in Biochemistry in 1975. She started her career in the Department of Biochemistry, Indian Association of Cultivation of Science and became a professor. She is an Emeritus Scientist at the Bose Institute of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).[2] Her research has, over a long span of her career in the department of biochemistry at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Jadavpur, in association with a team of scientists and doctor has led to positive development of a drug for cancer treatment.[3]



Ray has published a large number of scientific papers as lead author in association with others and some of which are:

  • Inhibition of respiration of tumor cells by methyl glyoxal and protection of inhibition by lactaldehyde (1991) in International Journal of Cancer
  • Inhibition of electron flow through complex I of the mitochondrial respiratory chain on Earlich Ascites Carsinoma cells by methyl Glyoxal (1994) in Biochemical Journal
  • Glyoxalase III from Escherichia coli a single novel enzyme for the conversion of methylglyoxal into D-lactate without reduced glutathione (1995) in Biochemical Journal
  • Methylglyoxal : From a putative intermediate of glucose breakdown to its role in understanding that excessive ATP formation in cells may lead to malignancy (1998) in Current Science
  • Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase from Earlich Ascites Carcinoma cells: its possible role in the high glycolysis of malignant cells (1999) in European Journal of Biochemistry


  1. ^ a b "Manju Ray". Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Dutta, Kausik (25 October 2013). "Noted Women Scientists of India – an attempt at enumeration". SciLogs. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Ukil, Amit. "Hope For Cancer Patients In Calcutta Team's Drug Trials". The Telegraph, India. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Manju Ray - Bose Institute, India - Indo Cancer Summit 2015 - Conferenceseries".