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LIGHTS. CHEMICALS. REACTION

 

May 2024

  • Congratulations to Mansi for successfully defending her MTech. Dissertation.

 March 2024 

  • Dr Raviraj Vankayala received the recognition of Rising Star in Biological, Medicinal, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry by American Chemical Society (ACS) Bio & Med Chem Au.

  • Ms Sarmistha Mazumder was invited to present the highlights of her work at the Annual PMRF Symposium held at IIT Indore. She presented a poster on ''Light Activatable Biomimetic Nanoparticles for Combinatorial Therapy of Oropharyngeal Cancer." Biomimetic nanosystems offer promising avenues in disease management and treatment by integrating synthetic materials and natural components. She received the best poster award in the broad area of Interdisciplinary areas in science & technology.

  • At the Annual PMRF Symposium held in IIT Indore, Ms Antony Vincy presented her work  titled '' Exploring multifunctional borophene theranostic nanoplatform to combat ovarian cancer."

January 2024

  • Dr Raviraj Vankayala has been appointed as an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Drug Delivery Journal.

December 2023

  • At BioTex’23 conference in IIT Delhi, Ms Netra Hiremath delivered an oral talk on “Near Infrared Light Activatable Niosomes Loaded with Indocyanine Green and Plasmonic Gold Nanorods for Cancer Theranostic Applications”. The talk was based on the NIR-responsive novel theranostic platform developed for cancer treatment. Such theranostic platforms can provide a significant benchmark in the improved diagnosis and therapeutic capabilities for biomedical clinicians to tackle various diseases

  • The Nanomed Lab has received the Core Research Grant funding from SERB on "Molecularly Engineered Free Standing Borophene as a Versatile Nanotheranostic Platform to Combat Localized Cancers" in collaboration with Dr. Pranay Ranjan.

  • At GCRC 2023, Mr. Shubham Kumar Singh presented a novel NIR-responsive theranostic platform, MF@MSNs, designed to address Alzheimer's disease. The platform utilizes multifunctional mesoporous silica nanoparticles with a biocompatible surface coating for controlled and sustained drug release, minimizing adverse effects on healthy tissues. The focus on light-triggered drug release marks a significant advancement in the field, offering a glimpse into the future of tailored treatments for such conditions.

  • Our manuscript "Near Infrared Light Activatable Niosomes Loaded with Indocyanine Green and Plasmonic Gold Nanorods for Theranostic Applications"  has been selected for the journal back cover in RSC Biomaterials Science. This is the first cover page article from the lab.

  • During the BioTex’23 conference held at IIT Delhi, Ms Antony Vincy made an oral presentation on “A Label-Free and Ultrasensitive Prussian Blue-Based Dipstick Sensor for Bacterial and Biofilm Detection”. The presentation was based on the research conducted at our lab as a part of Jal Jeevan Mission which focused at developing a facile sensor for coliform detection. 

November 2023

  • At the 3rd International Conference on Nanomaterials in Biology held at IIT Gandhinagar, Mr. Rahul Kumar presented a poster on novel MXene-based nanoplatform named FA@ICG-Cur-Ti3C2. It integrates Ti3C2 MXene nanosheets with FDA-approved ICG, Cur, and FA for targeted chemo-phototherapy of cancer. These results highlight MXenes' potential as a multifunctional phototheranostic platform for effective cancer therapy.

October 2023

  • Our manuscript "Near Infrared Light Activatable Niosomes Loaded with Indocyanine Green and Plasmonic Gold Nanorods for Theranostic Applications"  has been accepted for publication in the RSC Biomaterials Science journal.

September 2023

  • Our manuscript "Facile Synthesis of Multifunctional Carbon Dots Derived from Camel Milk for Mn+7 Sensing, Anti-Amyloid and Anti-Cancer Activities" in collaboration with Dr. Neha Jain's lab has been accepted for publication in the ACS Omega journal.

  • Our manuscript "A Label-Free and Ultrasensitive Prussian Blue Based Dipstick Sensor for Bacterial and Biofilm Detection" in collaboration with Dr. Neha Jain's lab has been accepted for publication in the Langmuir journal.

August 2023

  • Congratulations to Antony Vincy and Harshita from Dr Neha Jain's lab on winning the 1st Prize in iSTART Ideathon, Jodhpur Division. 

 

June 2023

  • Congratulations to Dr. Raviraj Vankayala on his promotion to Associate Professor.

May 2023

  • Congratulations to the lab's first M.Tech students Arjun and Prince for successfully defending their M.Tech Dissertation!

March 2023

  • Our manuscript ''Optical Characteristics of Indocyanine Green J-aggregates ​​​Induced by Cisplatin for Phototheranostic Applications'' got included in the Volume 3, Issue 3 of TechScape: The Science, Technology, and Education Journal of the Institute.

  • Our team member Antony Vincy has been selected for the Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF) during Cycle 10. She is the second from our lab to receive this prestigious fellowship.

 

  • The book chapter titled ''Bioconjugated materials as potential vehicles for delivery of antibiotics/drugs'' has been accepted for publication.

 

January 2023

  • Our manuscript "Review of Photoresponsive Plasmonic Nanoparticles that Produce Reactive Chemical Species for Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer and Bacterial Infections" has been accepted for publication in the ACS Applied Nano Materials Journal.

        2022

  • Media coverage of our recent research on upconversion nanoparticles.

  • Our team member Sarmistha Mazumder has been selected for the Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF) during Cycle 9. She is the first from our lab to receive this prestigious fellowship.

  • Our manuscript ''Optical Characteristics of Indocyanine Green J-aggregates Induced by Cisplatin for Phototheranostic Applications'' has been accepted for publication in the ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering Journal.

  • Our manuscript ''Recent Progress in Red Blood Cells-Derived Particles as Novel Bioinspired Drug Delivery Systems: Challenges and Strategies for Clinical Translation'' has been accepted for publication in the Frontiers in Chemistry Journal.

  • Poster Presentation by Vincy at the WOST Conference, IIT Jodhpur, 2022.

  • Our manuscript "Conquering Multidrug-Resistant Lung Cancer by Upconversion Nanoparticles-Mediated Photodynamic Therapy and Gene Silencing" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Chinese Chemical Society.

  • Our manuscript "Near-Infrared Light Activatable Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials for Theranostic Applications: A Comprehensive Review" has been accepted for publication in the journal ACS Applied Nanomaterials.

  • Dr Raviraj Vankayala was selected as a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

  • Our manuscript "Membrane Cholesterol Enrichment of Red Blood Cell-Derived Microparticles Results in Prolonged Circulation" has been accepted for publication in the journal ACS Applied Biomaterials.

  • Our review article ''Recent advances in Near-Infrared Light Responsive Multi-functional Nanostructures for Phototheranostic Applications'' has been selected as one of the most popular articles of 2021 in the Biomaterials Science journal.

        2021

  • Poster Presentation by Sarmistha at TISC, during the visit of Dr. R. Chidambaram (Chairman, Board of Governors IIT Jodhpur) and Dr. Rajesh S. Gokhale, Secretary, DBT). 

  • Presentation by Vincy and Shubham at the launch event of JCKIC, during the visit of Hon'ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu. 

  • Netra and Sarmistha attended the International Virtual Conference on Frontiers in Materials for Technological Applications (FIMTA-2021).

  • Our manuscript ''Multifunctional CuO/Cu2O Truncated Nanocubes as Trimodal Image-Guided Near-Infrared-III Photothermal Agents to Combat Multi-Drug-Resistant Lung Carcinoma'' has been accepted for publication in the ACS Nano journal.

  • Our manuscript "Recent Advances on Near-Infrared Light Responsive Multifunctional Nanostructures for Phototheranostic Applications" has been accepted for publication in the Biomaterials Science journal.

  • Our manuscript "Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging of Intraperitoneal Ovarian Tumors
    in Mice Using Erythrocyte-Derived Optical Nanoparticles and Spatially-Modulated Illumination" has been accepted for publication in the MDPI Cancers journal.

  • Our manuscript "Phototheranostics Using Erythrocyte-Based Particles" has been accepted for publication in the MDPI Biomolecules journal. 

        2020

  • Our manuscript "Design, synthesis, molecular docking and cytotoxic activity of novel urea derivatives of 2-amino-3-carbomethoxythiophene" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Chemical Sciences.

  • Our review article entitled "Recent Advances of Polyaniline-Based Biomaterials for Phototherapeutic Treatments of Tumors and Bacterial Infections" has been accepted for publication in MDPI Bioengineering journal.

  • ​Our manuscript "RBC-Derived Optical Nanoparticles Remain Stable After a Freeze-Thaw Cycle" has been accepted for publication in Langmuir journal.

  • Our manuscript "Virus-mimicking nanoparticles for targeted near-infrared fluorescence imaging of intraperitoneal ovarian tumors in mice" has been accepted for publication in Annals of Biomedical Engineering journal.

  • Our manuscript "Unprecedented Theranostic LaB6 Nanocubes-Mediated NIR-IIb Photodynamic Therapy to Conquer Hypoxia-Induced Chemoresistance" has been accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials journal.

  • Our manuscript "Photosensitized Reactive Chlorine Species-Mediated Therapeutic Destruction of Drug-Resistant Bacteria using Plasmonic Core-Shell Ag@AgCl Nanocubes as External Nanomedicines" has been accepted for publication in Nanoscale journal. 

  • Our manuscript "Engineering New Generation of Near-Infrared Light Activatable Photocatalysts as Targeted Nanomaterial-Mediated Phototherapeutic Agents for Treating Drug-Resistant Tumors" has been accepted for publication in Particles and Particle System Characterization journal. ​

  • The Nanomed Lab has received a DBT grant on the project "Biomimetic Nanoscale Metal-Organic Frameworks for Targeted Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging and Phototherapeutic Destruction of Intraperitoneal Tumors".

  • ​​Our manuscript "Preparation, Cytotoxicity, and In Vitro Bioimaging of Water-Soluble and Highly Fluorescent Palladium Nanoclusters" has been accepted for publication in MDPI Bioengineering as a part of the special issue.

  • Joined the Department of Bioscience and Bioengineering, IITJ (20 January 2020).​

  •  Invited as a colloquium speaker in the Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan and delivered a talk entitled “Inorganic and Biomimetic Nanostructures for Theranostic Applications” (03 January 2020).​

  •  Invited as a colloquium speaker in the Department of Medicinal and Applied Chemistry, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan and delivered a talk entitled “Engineering Inorganic and Biomimetic Nanostructures for Theranostic Applications” (06 January 2020).

 
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