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Dr. Nidhi Gour Group Leader
Bharti Koshti PhD student ( DST SERB JRF)
Vivek Kshatriya PhD student
Pushpa Anjail PhD student (DST Woman Scientist)

My research is based on synthesis and characterization of compounds/nanoparticles with potential applications in biology. In this context, I am currently probing the role of fullerenes, helicenes, Binols and heterocycles for their anti-amyloidogenic action. We are also currently working on developing a simple and efficient nanoparticle based assay which could detect potential anti-amyloidogenic compounds in a cost effective manner. We are also interested to develop a peptide based nanoparticle probe which could sense cancer specific proteases at very minute concentrations.

Our research interest also involves designing novel nanomaterials by utilizing biomolecular self-assembly. We aim to design biocompatible self-assembled structures which can potentially be used in drug delivery and biosensing. Thus, at present we are interested in collaborating with research teams working in the area of

  • Amyloid-associated diseases
  • Biomolecular self-assembly
  • Nanoparticles/Compounds for biosensing and therapy

Extramural Support

  • Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and
  • Science and Engineering Research Board, Govt. of India

Collaborations

  • Dr. Manoj Pandey (PDPU,Gandhinagar)
  • Dr. Khashti Ballabh Joshi (Central University, Sagar)
  • Dr. Virupakshi Soppina (IIT Gandhinagar)

Ongoing Projects

  • Single amino acid based soft structures and its implications in amyloid and tubulin polymerisation (ongoing jointly with IIT Gandhinagar).
  • Synthesis of novel Fluorescence/colorimetric sensors for detection of biomolecules or environment pollutants (ongoing jointly with IIT Gandhinagar and Central University of Saugar).
  • Deciphering amyloid associated diseases using short peptides as models.
  • A novel nanoparticle based bioassay for sensitive detection of cancer specific proteases (Ongoing SERB project with PDPU, Cost~65,44000).

Dissertation Students

We are also looking for motivated students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to join our team and explore these exciting areas of research. Prospective PhD and Postdoctoral fellows are also invited to join the team but the fellowship will depend on the availability of research grants.

Interested candidates may write directly to Dr. Nidhi Gour at nidhi.gour@iar.ac.in

Institute Of Advanced Research
Koba Institutional Area, Gandhinagar, Gujarat - India, 382 007

Phone 079-30514100

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