Immunopathology, tissue engineering, cancer biology and Nanomedicine
Amit Kumar Dinda Professor, Renal and Transplant Pathology, AIIMS. Prof. Amit Kumar Dinda is officer in-charge of Division of Renal and he has keen interest in experimental pathology with interdisciplinary research in immunopathology, tissue engineering, cancer biology and Nanomedicine. He is actively working in the area of application of Nanotechnology in Medicine and Nanotoxicology. His laboratory has developed nanoparticle based oral gene delivery system and nanoadjuvant for developing single shot booster free vaccine, development of novel nanocarriers for Amphotericin B, technology for delivering 4 anti-tubercular drugs in one nanoparticle, macrophage targeted siRNA delivery system for reversal of Atherosclerosis plaque, combined chemo and photothermal therapy for superficial bladder cancer and study of long term fate and toxicity of gold nanoparticle. Visiting Professor in Albert Einstein Institute of Medical Sciences, New York 2004 -5, Visiting Professor University of New South Wales, Australia 2008. He is Founder Secretary of Indian Society of Nanomedicine (ISNM), Ex-President of Indian Society of Renal & Transplant Pathology, Ex-Vice President of Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (India) (SABOI), Ex-Vice President, Electron Microscopy Society of India (EMSI), Fellow, and Electron Microscopy Society of India (EMSI). He has published more than 300 papers in peer reviewed journals and holds 8 Indian Patents.
Nuclear Energy for Oncology and Neurology (NEON) for early detection, staging and functional mapping
Dr Anil K Mishra was born in Ballia (UP), India. He received his M.Sc. in 1984 from Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur and his PhD (1988) from Department of Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, and Varanasi, India. He was postdoctoral fellow at for 3 years with Professor Roger Guillard at the University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France and with Professor C. F Meares, University of California, and Davis, USA. He was Research scientist with Professor Chatal from 1994- 1997 at INSERM, Nantes, France.
He joined Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, DRDO, Ministry of Defence Delhi as senior scientist 1997 now he is head and additional director INMAS and Visiting Professor at Max-Planck Institute, Germany from 2002-2003. He has guided 22 PhD students, published more than 270 research papers and given talk in various countries.
Dr Mishra has received several awards and most prestigious one is DRDO Young Scientist by Prime Minister of India in 1999. His research interest is radiochemistry, Metal chemistry, radiopharmaceutical sciences and development of specific molecular imaging probes. Presently, the Centre is working as a nodal point for the exploitation of Nuclear Energy for Oncology and Neurology (NEON) for early detection, staging and functional mapping.
Chemical and electrochemical growth, characterization of nano-structured materials and thin films for various applications
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma is Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, India. He is a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Honorary Secretary of RSC London (North India Section). Apart from this, he is also the member of American Chemical Society (ACS) and the faculty advisor of International Student Chapter of ACS at the University of Delhi. He is also an Honorary Professor at Deakin University, Australia. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 1986 from University of Delhi, Prof. Sharma worked on Metal- Bimolecular interactions on JSPS Post- Doctoral Fellowship at University of Tokyo and Kumamoto University. He has successfully supervised the research work of 41 Ph.D. and M. Phil students and published more than 160 research as well as review articles in renowned international journals including Materials Horizons, Inorganic Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, ChemSusChem, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, Chemical Communications, Materials Chemistry Frontiers, ACS Omega, Dalton Transactions and many more. Recently, he has been nominated as the series advisor of RSC Green Chemistry Book Series. Apart from this, he is also the editorial board member of Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, a primary research, gold open access journal of Elsevier Publications and the ambassador of Bentham Publications. Prof. Sharma has authored a book entitled “Silica Based Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials” in the World Scientific Publications. He has also co-authored a book entitled “An Introductory Text on Green Chemistry: For Undergraduate Students” published by Wiley. He is also the editor of “Hazardous Reagent Substitution”, a RSC green chemistry series book that features several aspects regarding reagents used for various chemical transformations. His research interests primarily focus on the fabrication of organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials for their applications as scavengers, sensors and catalysts, designing of novel metal-chelating inhibitors of transcription factor NF-κB-DNA binding, chemical speciation, molecular modelling studies, etc. Amongst several of his highly cited papers, one of his research articles on “An efficient copper-based magnetic nanocatalyst for the fixation of carbon dioxide at atmospheric pressure” won recognition in the form of one of the top cited 100 articles of Nature Scientific Reports in 2018. His review article entitled “Silica-nanosphere-based organic–inorganic hybrid nanomaterials: synthesis, functionalization and applications” in the field of catalysis was one of the top downloaded articles of Green Chemistry in 2016. Also, his review entitled "Recent Development of Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs): Synthesis and Catalytic (Organic-Electro-Photo) Applications" has been featured as the most popular article published in Materials Horizons in 2020. Recently, he has been awarded “Honorary Fellowship” by National Environmental Science Academy (NESA) and “STE Green Excellence Award” by Save The Environment, Kolkata. Prof. Sharma is UGC member of expert committee for evaluation of national and international projects. He is also DST WTI PAC committee member for evaluation of research proposals. He is also the member of Board of Studies (BOS) and various selection committees constituted by Govt. of India, central Universities, colleges and institutes
cloning of abiotic stress-related genes and promoters, and use of biological resources for crop improvement using different biotechnological approaches
Prof. K C Bansal obtained his Ph.D. with Gold Medal from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi in 1988. Starting his career as Scientist S1, Prof. Bansal worked at different ICAR institutes. He was Former Director, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), ICAR, New Delhi. Before joining NBPGR, Prof. Bansal served as Professor of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology,IARI,New Delhi.
His research interests include cloning of abiotic stress-related genes and promoters, and use of biological resources for crop improvement using different biotechnological approaches.
Prof. Bansal has over 100 publications. He is a recipient of several national and international awards and honours. He was awarded the Overseas Research Associateship by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India in 1990 to work at Harvard University, and the prestigious Rockefeller Biotechnology Career Fellowship in 1996 to work at Rutgers University, USA. He is a recipient of Professor Hira Lal Chakarvarty award of the Indian Science Congress Association, conferred on him by the Hon’ble PM of India. He has been honoured with the Hari Krishna Shastri award by IARI and Rafi Ahmad Kidwai award by the ICAR.
Prof. Bansal was elected as Vice-Chair from Asia for the 15th Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of UnitedNations.
Prof. Bansal is Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) and the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), and recipient of Recognition Award of the NAAS.