T. Saravanan
Assistant Professor 
Ph. D. Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2014          
Postdoctoral Research    Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, 2014-2016   

University of Groningen, Netherlands, 2016-2020
Assistant Professor University of Hyderabad, 2020 – Present
Phone: +91- 40- 23134815, E-mail: tsaravanan@uohyd.ac.in 
Research Interests 
  • Use of enzyme catalysis in the asymmetric synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) 
  • Development of (chemo-)enzymatic cascade process for valuable pharmaceuticals 
  • Photo-Biocatalysis: Enzyme catalysis in combination with light for sustainable synthesis 
  • Discovery of novel enzymes & exploring it towards new chemical reactions 
  • Enhancing the enzyme properties by directed evolution and protein engineering techniques
Selected Publications
  • Chemo‐ and Enantioselective Photoenzymatic Ketone Reductions Using a Promiscuous Flavin‐dependent Nitroreductase, Alejandro Prats Luján, Mohammad Faizan Bhat, Thangavelu Saravanan,* Gerrit J. Poelarends* ChemCatChem 2022, e202200043. 
  • Biocatalytic Asymmetric Cyclopropanations via Enzyme-Bound Iminium Ion Intermediates, Andreas Kunzendorf, Guangcai Xu, Mohammad Saifuddin, Thangavelu Saravanan, Gerrit J. Poelarends*Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 24059–24063.
  • Biocatalytic enantioselective hydroaminations enabling synthesis of N-arylalkyl-substituted L-aspartic acids, Mohammad Z. Abidin, Thangavelu Saravanan,* Laura Bothof, Pieter G. Tepper, Andy-Mark W. H. Thunnissen and Gerrit J. Poelarends*. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2021, 19, 6407 – 6411.
  • The broad amine scope of pantothenate synthetase enables the synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant amides, Mohammad Z. Abidin, Thangavelu Saravanan,* Erick Strauss, and Gerrit J. Poelarends* Org. Biomol. Chem., 2021, 19, 4515 – 4519.
  • Enantiocomplementary Epoxidation Reactions Catalyzed by an Engineered Cofactor-Independent Non-natural Peroxygenase, Guangcai Xu, Michele Crotti, Thangavelu Saravanan, Kim M. Kataja, and Gerrit J. Poelarends.. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 10374 – 10378.