great to hear from you. as i may have said earlier much will depend on what types of nanoparticles and equipment you have access to. by writing an excellent paper on your goals, techniques and materials needed you could get the attention of your professors and advisors.
one could study how carbon nanotubes effect different cells types. how to render them safer by encapsulation. you could do both in vito studies as well as in vivo in rodents or small mammals. one could compare how different kinds of NPs effect cells.
most such nanovectors, as you well know, tend to aggregate in the liver and/or kidneys. ideally a NP would enter the body, complete its mission and be expelled from the body. personally nanotoxicology is a hot topic. although no one desires to think about it i must say it is important we protect the researchers, workers, consumers and the environment.
that brings to mind ways to use nano-materials to cleanse soil, water and other areas. i'd say finding a way to use nanoparticles to clean water and make it potable is extremely important. one idea could be how to cleanse the environment of things such as antibiotics, medicines and other chemicals that are finding their way into the ecosystem.
if you ever wish to contact me directly via email then please feel free to do so at dealproject@...
the one thing i cannot help anyone one with is finding a position in the US, UK or Australia. the economy is not too kind at the present.
--- In NSTC_group@yahoogroups.com, "meenakshi" <coolmeenu_ss@...> wrote:
> dr. dravid(ddd),
> thanks a lot for your ideas. It did give me a basic idea on what are the current issues in nanotech. Can i do any of these at an undergraduate level?
> again repeating that i amdoing biomedical engineering in chennai.
> --- In NSTC_group@yahoogroups.com, "docdeal" <daviddeal@> wrote:
> > with access to such equipment there are many applications you could
> > look into. you are very fortunate! i most familiar with AFM & FTIR.
> > are you looking at imaging or targeted drug delivery? it also depends
> > on what tissue or disease you wish to target. in US cancer is a good
> > way to attain funding. liposomes & coatings to render potentially
> > toxic NPs good too. nanotoxicity is becoming important area of
> > research also. it is important to protect researchers, workers and
> > consumers. sensor technology studies development as in "sniffing" out
> > disease. building microassays utilizing nanotech is getting hot.
> > China is desperate for those kinds of detection devices in melamine,
> > lead and the like for food industry. proteomics, genomics,
> > metabolomics and on and on the same need. sad to say but target a
> > disease big pharmaceuticals can make alot of revenue. malaria is
> > issue with Gates Foundation. another but related area might be
> > developing NPs that target and kill parasites without damaging
> > healthy human tissue. personally i'm mostly focused in areas of aging
> > brain diseases and neuroblastomas. good luck.
> > ddd
> > --- In NSTC_group@yahoogroups.com, "laikdi78h" <rajesh.deepsikha@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In NSTC_group@yahoogroups.com, "sumctbash" <sumctbash@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > --- In NSTC_group@yahoogroups.com, gokul kannan <gokul85_sivam@>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Hello everybody,
> > > > > Â
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
> > > > Â Â Â Â Â I m P.Gokul,doing my M.Tech Medical Nanotech in
> > SASTRA
> > > > UNIVERSITY,Thanjavur,TamilNadu,India. Im very new to this
> > > > filed....Our university having well equipped lab.instruments like
> > > > SEM,SPEC(IR,UV,FT-IR),Partical Analyser,NMR....Can any one
> > suggest
> > > > me the Project Title regarding Medical Nanotechnology having the
> > > > application of the above instrument.......if you
> > suggests..........
> > > > thats very grateful to you....
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I RajeshLaik am also intersted in Nanotechnology
> > > so, iam sending you one topic on which yu can do Project
> > > relating to Medical Nanotechnology.
> > > Impact of Nanomaterial Especially in Biomedical Imaging
> > > Drugdelivery. if yu are working yu let me know and if yu need help
> > > ragarding instruments AFM,SEM,FTIR .Any new research findings yu do
> > > in your lab please inform me so that it can give me idea to start
> > my
> > > Phd work.For instrument analysis yu can avail the facilities also
> > in
> > > BIT MESRA, Department of Biotech,CIF LAB.
> > >