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Ramachandran and his Map

General Article


Ramachandran’s work bears testimony to his untiring dedicated effort towards advancement of science. His entire work was carried out in India, both at the University of Madras and at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during a period when the facilities available were meagre compared to those available elsewhere in the world. Ramachandran angles, Ramachandran plot and Ramachandran map, which has successfully withstood the test of time will, no doubt, continue to be useful tools for those involved in any kind of studies on proteins and peptides. Being trained as a physicist, his work has the stamp of physics in every aspect, such as mathematical formulation, removal of ambiguity through rigid definition and exposition, which are the hallmark of a good scientist.

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Molecular Biophysics UnitIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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