Ms. Smrithi Padmakumar, Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and PhD student at Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine (ACNS), won the Best Poster Award in the poster session, Walkway of Discovery,at the 7th Bangalore INDIA NANO 2014. The conference is India’s Flagship Nanotech event and was held at Lalit Ashok, Bangalore on December 5-6, 2014. The conference was organised by the Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka in association with Vision Group on Nanotechnology and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR).

The winning poster was titled “Novel Electrospun PLLA-PLGA Core-sheath Fibrous Yarns as Drug Eluting Sutures”, for which Smrithi received a cash award of Rs.20,000. This work was done as a part of Smrithi's M.Tech. dissertation guided by Amrita ACNS Professors Dr. Deepthy Menon and Dr. Sahadev Shankarappa. Smrithi is currently pursuing her Ph. D. on Cancer Therapy using Nanomaterials at the Nanosciences Center.

The Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, in association with Karnataka’ s Vision Group on Nanotechnology- Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), organizes Bangalore INDIA NANO event annually to foster the business environment for  development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Industry in India. It is considered to be one of the biggest Nanotech events in the country, providing an international platform forknowledge sharing. The poster session, Walkway of Discovery, provides a unique opportunity for scientists and researchers to showcase their research initiatives in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology to leading investors, scientists and heads of research and development organisations.

December 18, 2014
Amrita Center for Nanosciences, Kochi

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