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Faculty Name
Dr. Nidhi Gour Group Leader

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 for biosensing and therapy

Extramural Support

  • Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and
  • Institutional support of University of IAR and PDPU.

Ongoing Projects

  • Synthesis and biological evaluation of arene and polyarene based chemical entities for anti-amyloid action (Ongoing jointly with PDPU)
  • Tyrosine capped nanoparticles for sensing (ongoing jointly with PDPU)
  • A novel nanoparticle based bioassay for sensitive detection of cancer specific proteases (proposed joint project with PDPU

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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