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Courses » Biomedical Nanotechnology

Biomedical Nanotechnology

ABOUT THE COURSE

Biomedical nanotechnology is a rapidly developing field, which includes a diverse collection of disciplines. The applications of nanotechnology are gaining overwhelming response in almost all the fields. Especially in healthcare sector, tremendous developments have been achieved. For example, cancer diagnosis and therapy, medical implants, tissue engineering etc. In the coming years, the developments in this field are expected to fluorish and lead to several life saving medical technologies and treatment methods. Thus, the main objective of this course is to impart knowledge on biomedical applications of nanotechnology.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

UG/PG students of Biotechnology/ Nanotechnology
It is an elective course for UG/PG


PRE-REQUISITES

Basic knowledge in biology

INDUSTRIES THAT WILL RECOGNIZE THIS COURSE

Nil

COURSE INSTRUCTOR 



Dr. P. Gopinath is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India. He received his B.Sc. degree in Microbiology and M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Bharathidasan University, India. He earned his Ph.D. in Biotechnology at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. He did his postdoctoral research at University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA. Currently his research group in nanobiotechnology laboratory is working on the development of various polymer based nanocarriers for the delivery of various anticancer agents including anticancer drugs, siRNA, genes etc. This group is also exploring the possibilities of various biocompatible imaging agents for cancer diagnosis. In order to realize the efficacy of such therapeutic and imaging agents, they are validating these systems in an artificial scaffold which mimics the in vivo condition to the closest extent. He has published more than 60 research articles, 5 books and 6 book chapters.

COURSE PLAN

Week 1: Introduction to nano, Nano-biomimicry, Synthesis of nanomaterials by physical and chemical methods, Synthesis of nanomaterials by biological methods, Characterisation of nanomaterials
Week 2: DNA nanotechnology, Protein & glyco nanotechnology, Lipid nanotechnology, Bio-nanomachines, Carbon nanotube and its bio-applications.
Week 3: Nanomaterials for cancer diagnosis, Nanomaterials for cancer therapy, Nanotechnology in tissue engineering, Nano artificial cells, Nanotechnology in organ printing.
Week 4: Nanotechnology in point-of-care diagnostics, Nanopharmacology & drug targeting, Cellular uptake mechanisms of nanomaterials, In vitro methods to study antibacterial and anticancer properties of nanomaterials, Nanotoxicology

SUGGESTED READING

1. Malsch, N.H., “Biomedical Nanotechnology”, CRC Press. (2005)
2. Mirkin, C.A. and Niemeyer, C.M., “Nanobiotechnology II: More Concepts and Applications”, Wiley-VCH. (2007)
3. Kumar, C. S. S. R., Hormes, J. and Leuschner C., “Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact”, WILEY -VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. (2005)
4. Lamprecht, A., “Nanotherapeutics: Drug Delivery Concepts in Nanoscience”, Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd. (2009)
5. Jain, K.K., “The Handbook of Nanomedicine”, Humana press. (2008) 

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE COURSE

CERTIFICATION EXAM


The exam is optional for a fee.
Exams Date: 24 september 2017
Time: Shift 1: 9am-12 noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

CERTIFICATE

Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of best 3 out of 4 assignments
E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and Indian Institute Of Technology, Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.