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 Dr. Avneet Saini

Assistant Professor. Department of Biophysics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, INDIA.

ONGOING RESEARCH

The underlying theme of our research is Design and Structural Characterization of novel peptides/peptidomimetics to solve the challenges posed by the existing molecules, and the use of a range of Computational Biology, Molecular Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry Techniques to analyze these macromolecules and their interactions with the target. We have also extended our research in the field of Bioconjugates. The modification of graphene with active peptides extends the potential applications of graphene materials in various fields. The bound bioconjugate could improve the biocompatibility and bio-recognition ability of graphene-based nano-composites, and hence, greatly enhance their biosensing performances on both selectivity and sensitivity. Many of our projects are directed towards biological problems of therapeutic and diagnostic relevance, and we have an extensive network of interdisciplinary collaborations, within Panjab University, at other institutions, and with industry.

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS 2020

  • ​Research article “Green synthesis of peptide functionalized reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nano bioconjugate with enhanced antibacterial activity” received 1,804 downloads in 2020 placing it as one of the top 100 downloaded materials science paper for Scientific Reports in 2020.

  • Patent of A synthetic peptide possessing antimicrobial and anticancer properties filed with Indian Patent Office.

  • Research article reporting Maintenance of Amyloid-beta Homeostasis by Carbenoxolone Post Aβ-42 Oligomer Injection in Rat Brain published in Neuroscience.

  • Review article describing role of peptide functionalized graphene derivatives as nanotools for biosensing published in Microchimica Acta.

EVENTS & VACANCIES

 
*Ph.D. Position* (1 - Vacancy)
In peptide design and structural characterization
*Essential Qualification*
  • CSIR-JRF Qualified
  • M.Sc. in Biophysics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Life Science or any other allied disciplines.

Laboratory instruments (Click to see)

  • CD Spectrophotometer

  • Workstation

  • Deep freezer (-20)

  • Hot air oven

  • Autoclave

  • Water bath

  • pH meter