Amrita Nano Centre Researchers Use Fluorescent Bacteria in Fruit Flies to Test for Anti-microbial Drugs

For the first time fruit flies were infected with green fluorescent protein tagged bacteria at Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine(ACNSMM), Kochi, in an exciting work that allows for rapid testing of antimicrobial drug efficacy

Amrita Nano Centre Researchers Target Residual Glioma Cancer Cells

Scientists at the Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, have come a step closer to using photodynamic therapy for treating residual cancer cells of a high-grade brain tumour (glioblastoma). Photodynamic therapy uses a photosensitive drug that becomes active under the action of light and converts molecular oxygen into reactive oxygen species that kill cancer cells.

Amrita Nano Centre Members Win Awards at Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society’s Symposium 2016

Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine’s faculty member and research students won various awards at the 11th Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium and the 5th Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society Symposium organised by Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society and Marshall Marine Products, from September 28-30, 2016, at IMA House, Cochin, India.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Develops Device to Detect Cancer in 30 Minutes

Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine scientists Dr. Shantikumar V. Nair and Dr. Manzoor Koyakutty invented a technology that enables cancer detection in less than 30 minutes without a hospital visit. This will enable early diagnosis and treatment that are vital for curing several forms of the disease. The technology uses a laser with a nano substrate to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous cells.
 

Amrita Nano Centre Faculty Selected for Material Research Society of India’s Medal 2017

Dr. R Jayakumar, Professor at Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, was selected for the MRSI Medal from Material Research Society of India for the year 2017, for his outstanding contribution to the field of Materials Science and Engineering.

Amrita Dean of Research Felicitated for Contribution to Technology Vision 2035 for Medical Sciences & Healthcare Committee

Dr. Shantikumar V. Nair, Dean of Research, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Director,Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, was felicitated by Shri Y. S. Chowdary, the Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences, for being a contributing member of Advisory Committee on Technology Vision 2035 for Medical Sciences & Healthcare, spearheaded by TIFAC (Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council), Govt. of India.

Amrita Nano Centre Scientists Win International Patents for Novel Invention on Cancer-Nanomedicine

Amrita Centre for Nanoscience and Molecular Medicine, Kochi scientists lead by Prof. Manzoor Koyakutty and Prof. Shantikumar Nair (Centre Director) received two international patents from USA, Europe, Japan and China for a path-breaking invention in cancer-nanomedicine for treating drug-resistant cancers.

Amrita Center for Nanosciences Research Paper Published in Nanotechnology Journal

Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine's research paper titled Graphene oxide nanoflakes incorporated gelatin-hydroxyapatite scaffolds enhance osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem authored by Dr. Manitha B. Nair, Nancy D., Amit G. Krishnan, G. S. Anjusree, Sajini Vadukumpully and Dr. Shantikumar V. Nair, was published in Nanotechnology, the first journal solely dedicated to science and technology at the nanoscale.

​​Amrita Nanoscience Professors Visit Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Prof. Jayakumar R. (Professor) and Dr. Ullas Mony (Assistant Professor) of Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine visited Chang Gung University, Taiwan, as part of an Indo-Taiwan Joint Research Program in Science and Technology Cooperation programme, jointly funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Taiwan, and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA). 

Dr. Shantikumar V. Nair, Dean of Research, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Honored with IIT-Bombay Distinguished Alumnus Awards 2016

Dr. Shantikumar V. Nair, Dean of Research, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, and Director of Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine is awarded the IIT-Bombay Distinguished Alumnus Awards 2016.

Amrita Center for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine PhD Student Wins Best Poster Award at 8th Bangalore INDIA NANO 2016

John Joseph, Senior Research Fellow and PhD student at Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, won the ‘Best Poster Award’ in the Poster Session “Walkway of Discovery” at the 8th Bangalore INDIA NANO 2016. Bangalore INDIA NANO 2016, India’s Flagship Nanotech Event, was held at the Lalit Ashok, Bangalore, on March 3rd, 2016.

Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy visited Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine

Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine was honored with a visit by Shri. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, the honorable Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship & Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India, on 1st February 2016. 

Prominent Microwave Processing Engineer Visits Amrita and Enlightens All

Dr. Dinesh Agarwal, Director of the Microwave Processing and Engineering Center at Pennsylvania State University (USA) gave a series of talks hosted by the Amrita Center for International Programs between December 21st and 26th, 2015 at the Amritapuri, Ettimadai, and Kochi campuses. 

Chairman of International Nano Technology NGO Visits Amrita

Dr. Millind Pimprikar, founder and chairman of CANEUS (Canada, Europe, US), an international organization that fosters the development of Micro-Nano-Technologies (MNT) for aerospace and defense applications headquartered in Montreal (Canada), recently visited the Amritapuri and Kochi campuses of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham from December 3rd - 4th, 2015.

High Impact Publication in PNAS (Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences) from Amrita Center for Nanosciences Faculty

Dr. Sahadev Shankarappa, Assistant Professor, Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, authored on a very prestigious high impact scientific journal of the National Academy of Sciences- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).