B. Pham., PG

Prashant S. joined as Lecturer in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Analysis at Amrita School of Pharmacy in February 2017. He completed his graduation in Pharmacy from Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram in 2010 and finished his post graduation from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali in 2012. His Master’s thesis research entitled ‘Exploration of Non-Shikimic Acid based synthetic routes for the Neuraminidase Inhibitor – Oseltamivir’ was under the guidance of Dr. Asit K Chakraborti (Head, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, NIPER). He had worked for 1 year in Ravi Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala (2013) before he joined as Senior Research Fellow in 2014 at Amrita Centre for Nanosciences under the guidance of Professor Dr. Manzoor K. and Dr. Krishnakumar Menon in an Indo Australian Biotechnology Fund, a collaborative project with Monash University, Australia. His ongoing PhD work is on ‘Nanoengineering of autoantigens for the prevention and treatment of autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis’.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Received Bill Melinda Gates foundation grant for the oral presentation at the International Congress of Immunology (ICI 2016) held in Melbourne, Australia (21-26 August 2016)
  • Recipient of the Indian Chemical Society Award for the best poster presentation in the 50th Annual Convention of Chemists held at Punjab University on Dec 4-7, 2013
  • NIPER fellowship from Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India (2010-12)


Publication Type: Patent

Year of Publication Title


, Bernard, C. C. A., Krishnakumar N. Menon, Sadanandan, P., Payne, N. L., and Shantikumar V Nair, “Compositions and Methods for Autoimmune Disease Treatment Inventors”, U.S. Patent Australian Provisional Patent Application no: 2016903294 (Patent Filed)2017.


Dr. Manzoor K., C.A.Bernard, C., Menon, K. N., Sadanandan, P., Payne, N. L., and Nair, S. V., “Composition and Methods for Autoimmune Disease Treatment”, U.S. Patent PCT/US17/477782017.


Dr. Manzoor K., Bernard, D. Claude C., Menon, D. Krishnakum, Sadanandan, P., and Payne, N. L., “Compositions and Methods for Autoimmune Disease Treatment ”, U.S. Patent PCT/US17/47778 – PCT (Patent Filed)2017.