Sandesh earned his Ph.D. in Biotechnology in 2020, from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. His Ph.D. research focused on enzymatic biotransformation of sugars and polyphenols to enhance functionality. Sandesh is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Memphis, US. His research interests include immunology, pharmacognosy, food bioscience, and functional foods and he is passionate about scientific writing.

Articles by Sandesh Marathe

Troubleshooting Thin Layer Chromatography:  Some TLC for Your TLC

Troubleshooting Thin Layer Chromatography: Some TLC for Your TLC

The whole TLC technique sounds easy to do, but it can be difficult and tricky during interpretation or give unexpected results, especially when working with biomolecules. For this reason, it is important to be familiar with troubleshooting thin layer chromatography. Some of the common problems faced during TLC and their solutions are listed below: Solvent…

The Many Uses of Thin Layer Chromatography

The Many Uses of Thin Layer Chromatography

While working as biologists, we often come across mixtures of compounds, and the first question that strikes our minds is ‘what are the components in this mixture?’ One might think of using chemical assays to find the presence of specific compounds. But that sounds painful, doesn’t it? Well, the good news is that thin layer…

Thin Layer Chromatography:  The Basics

Thin Layer Chromatography: The Basics

Like most other chromatographic techniques, thin layer chromatography (TLC) separates out individual compounds from a mixture depending upon the polarity of each compound. The solvent system travels up a silica plate by capillary action and passes over the sample that you spot onto the plate. As the solvent travels up, it moves the compounds present…