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Next Update On : 01/05/2017
Last Updated On : 22/03/2017

Nidhi Gour

Present Position Assistant Professor
Contact No. +91-79-30514142
Email nidhi.gour@iar.ac.in
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry (IIT Kanpur, 2010)
Post Graduation Life Sciences (Devi Ahllya Vishwavidyalaya; 2004)
Work Experience Four Years Post Doctoral Research from University of Geneva Switzerland, University of Florence Italy, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Teaching Experience of nearly 2 years in University of IAR

Current Research Interests

  • Bio-nanoparticles for sensing and drug delivery
  • Molecular Self-assembly
  • Amyloid inhibition studies

Awards/Honours

  • Received extramural research grant in 2016 from DST SERB as a Principal Investigator
    Project title: ‘A novel nanoparticle based bioassay for sensitive detection of cancer specific proteases.’
  • Thesis was selected for 2nd Prize of “2010 Eli Lilly and Company Asia Outstanding Thesis Awards”.
  • Received CSGI Postdoctoral Research Grant for conducting research in lipid oligonucleotide conjugates in University of Florence, Italy
  • Received Visiting Fellowships from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai India.
  • Received Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from Swiss National Science Foundation for conducting research on polymer and peptide self-assemblies.
  • Secured 99.55% and All India Rank 22nd in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).
  • Received Junior Research Fellowship and Senior research fellowship from IIT Kanpur as PhD student

Latest Five Publications

  • Kedracki, D.; Fillipov, S. K.; Gour, N.; Vebert-Nardin C; Schlaad, H. “Formation of DNA-copolymer fibrils through an amyloid-like nucleation polymerization mechanism.” Macromolecular Rapid Communication, 2015, 768-773.
  • Jancy, B.; Gour, N.; Bolisetty, S.; Mezzenga, R.; Vebert-Nardin C. "Controlled aggregation of peptide-DNA hybrids into amyloid-like fibrils" Europeon Polymer Journal 2015
  • Gour, N.; Jancy, B.; Castillo, A.; Chiami, M.; Verma S.; Vebert-Nardin C."‘Label-free, Optical Sensing of the Supramolecular Assembly into Fibrils of a Ditryptophan-DNA Hybrid’ Chemical Communication 2014, 50, 6863-6865
  • Gour, N.; Ngo, K.; Vebert-Nardin, C. “Anti-infectious Surfaces Achieved by Polymer Modification.” Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 2014, 299, 648-668
  • Gour, N.; Kedracki, D.; Safir, I.; Ngo, K. Vebert-Nardin, C. “Self-Assembling DNA-Peptide Hybrids: Morphological Consequences of Oligonucleotide Grafting to Pathogenic Amyloid Fibrils Forming Peptides.” Chemical communications 2012, 48, 5440-5442.

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Additional Information

  • Recognized PhD guide of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
  • Reviewer for journals from Springer Publications.

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