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Prof. K. Uma Maheswari

 

The objective of the course is to familiarize the learner with the underlying principles that governs the structure and function of biomolecules and to harness these unique properties of biomolecules for novel applications. The topics that are to be covered are:

  • Self assembly in biological systems
  • Organic & Inorganic Templates in Biological Systems
  • Biogenic nanoparticles
  • Stealth nanoparticles
  • Smart Nanosystems
  • Targeted nano delivery systems – The Trojan horse concept
  • Stem cells & Nanotechnology – Stimulating tissue regeneration
  • Nanobiosensors for diagnostics
 

 

Sl. No.

Topic

No. of Hours

Module

1

Self assembly of proteins.

3

Module 1

2

Self assembly of oligonucleotides.

4

Module 2

3

Self assembly of amphipathic lipids.

2

Module 3

4

Organic & Inorganic Templates in Biological Systems  (Bone mineralization, silicate deposits).

4

Module 4

5

Biogenic nanoparticles.

2

Module 5

6

Stealth nanoparticles.

2

Module 6

7

Virosomes and virus-like nanoparticles for gene delivery.

3

Module 7

8

Stimuli responsive ‘smart’ nanosystems.

6

Module 8

9

Targeted nano delivery systems – The Trojan horse concept (Passive targeting, Active targeting, External triggers, Internal triggers)

4

Module 9

10

Stem cells & Nanotechnology – Stimulating tissue regeneration (Importance of nanogeometry, nanochemistry & nanomechanics)

6

Module10

11

Capture-based, Cell-based & Tissue based sensors.

2

Module 11

12

Nanoparticles for imaging.

2

Module 12

 

Total

40