Loganathan Rangasamy

Dr. Loganathan Rangasamy
Postdoctoral Researcher
Room 34-H-40
+41 44 635 46 86


Loganathan was born in a small village located in the shadow of the Western Ghats on Coimbatore city (Manchester of South India), India in 1984. He perused his both under graduate and post graduate Degree in Chemistry at PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, affiliated college to Bharathiar University during the period of 2003 – 2008. He completed his Master-thesis at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India) in 2008 working on the project “Synthesis and characterization of ferrocenyl barbituric acid and 6-amino-2-(benzoylamino) pyridine for supramolecular assemblies: A spectral and electrochemical study” in the group of Prof. P. K. Das, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry.

He was selected as a Junior Research Fellow in a DST project of Prof. M. Palaniandavar, Bharathidasan University on merit to pursue research on Bioinorganic Chemistry in June 2008. Fascinated by metal-nucleic acid research, Loganathan chose to work on ‘DNA Binding and Protein Binding Studies on Certain Copper(II) and Ruthenium(II) Complexes of Diimines’ from September 2008. He completed his PhD on April 2014.

He joined the Gasser group as a Postdoc under the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship Scheme in September 2014. In Zurich, he intends to prepare novel cobaltocenium derivatives conjugated to tumor targeting peptides.

He likes socialising with Friends and Family, Watching TV (Discovery, National Geography), playing chess and solving puzzles.


2014 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship.

2012 CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR-SRF).

2011 Best Poster Award and Cash Award in Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ACCC3-2011), IIT Kanpur, India, October 17-20, 2011.

2009 Best Poster Award in School and Symposium on Advanced Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SaBIC-2009), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India, November 2-7, 2009, Abstract p. 107.

2009 Best Poster Award in the International Conference on Coordination and Organomettalic Chemistry”, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India, March 19 – 21,2009. Abstract p. 94.


[6] R. Loganathan, S. Ramakrishnan. E. Suresh, A. Riyasdeen, M. A. Akbarsha, and M. Palaniandavar, Mixed Ligand μ-Phenoxo-bridged Dinuclear Copper(II) Complexes with Diimine Co-  ligands: Efficient Chemical Nuclease and Protease Activities and Cytotoxicity, Dalton. Trans, 2014, 43, 16, 6177-6194.

[5] M. Ganeshpandian, R. Loganathan, S. Ramakrishnan, A. Riyasdeen, M. A. Akbarsha, M. Palaniandavar, New ruthenium(II) arene complexes of anthracenylappended diazacycloalkanes: effect of ligand intercalation and hydrophobicity on DNA and protein binding and cleavage and cytotoxicity, Dalton. Trans, 2014, 43, 1203 – 1219.

[4] C. Rajarajeswari, R. Loganathan, M. Palaniandavar, E. Suresh, A. Riyasdeen and M. A. Akbarsha, Copper(II) Complexes with 2NO and 3N donor Ligands: Synthesis, Structures and Chemical Nuclease and Anticancer Activities, Dalton Trans, 2013, 42, 8347–8363.

[3] M. Ganeshpandian, R. Loganathan, S. Ramakrishnan, A. Riyasdeen, M. A. Akbarsha, M. Palaniandavar, Interaction of Mixed Ligand Copper(II) Complexes with CT DNA and BSA: Effect of  Primary Ligand Hydrophobicity on DNA and protein Binding and Cleavage and Anticancer activities, Polyhedron, 2013, 52, 929 – 938.

[2] R. Loganathan, S Ramakrishnan, E. Suresh, A. Riyasdeen, M. A. Akbarsha, M. Palaniandavar, Mixed Ligand Copper(II) Complexes of N,N-Bis(benzimidazol-2-ylmethyl)amine (BBA) with Diimine Co-ligands: Efficient Chemical Nuclease and Protease Activities and Cytotoxicity, Inorg. Chem, 2012, 51, 5512−5532.

[1] T. Dhanalakshmi, R. Loganathan, E. Suresh b, H. Stoeckli-Evans, M. Palaniandavar, Interaction of Copper(II) Complexes with Bis(p-nitrophenyl)phosphate: Structural  and Spectral Studies, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2011, 372, 237–242.

Book Chapter

[1] A. Riyasdeen, R. Loganathan, M. Palaniandavar, and M.A. Akbarsha
Novel Coordination Complexes of a Few Essential Trace Metals: Cytotoxic Properties and Lead Identification for Drug Development for Cancer, 2014, Chapter 11, pages 133-143
Book Name: Perspectives in Cancer Prevention-Translational Cancer Research
ISBN: 978-81-322-1532-5