Biotechnology (Nanobiology Lab)
Chemical Nanotechnology and Nanobiology
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Synthesis and characterization of functional nanomaterials

Surface chemistry and bio-conjugation

Nanomaterials based biomedical applications

Nanoparticle-cell/protein interactions

Nanomaterials based detection of biomolecules/analytes


Publications (Selected list from a total of 17 publications)

@ CSIR-IHBT, Palampur

(12)  Singla, R., Soni, S., Padwad, Y. S., Acharya, A.,* Yadav, S. K.* “Sustained delivery of BSA/HSA from biocompatible plant cellulose nanocrystals for in vitro cholesterol release from endothelial cells” Int. J. Biol. Macromolec.2017104, 748. 

(11)  Walia, S., Guliani, A., Acharya, A.* “A Theragnosis Probe Based on BSA/HSA-Conjugated Biocompatible Fluorescent Silicon Nanomaterials for Simultaneous in Vitro Cholesterol Effluxing and Cellular Imaging of Macrophage Cells” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.2017, 5, 1425.

(10)  Dar, A. I., Walia, S., Acharya, A.* " Citric Acid-Coated Gold Nanoparticles for Visual Colorimetric Recognition of Pesticide Dimethoate" J. Nanopart. Res.2016, 18, 233.

(9)  Walia, S., Sharma, S., Kulurkar P. M., Patial V.*, Acharya A.*A bimodal molecular imaging probe based on chitosan encapsulated magneto-fluorescent nanocomposite offers biocompatibility, visualization of specific cancer cells in vitro and lung tissues in vivoInt. J. Pharma.2016, 498, 110.

(8)  Walia, S., Acharya, A.* “Silica Micro/Nanospheres for Theranostics: From Bimodal MRI and Fluorescent Imaging Probes to Cancer Therapy” Beilstein J. Nanotechnol.2015, 6, 546.

(7)  Walia, S., Acharya, A.* "Fluorescent Cadmium Sulfide Nanoparticles for Selective and Sensitive Detection of Toxic Pesticides in Aqueous Medium" J. Nanopart. Res.2014, 16, 2778. 


@ IIT Bombay

(6)  Acharya, A., Samanta, K., Rao, C. P. “Conjugates of Calixarenes Emerging as Molecular Entities of Nanoscience” Coord. Chem. Rev. 2012, 256, 2096.

(5)  Acharya, A., Ramanujam, B., Jugun, P. C., Rao, C. P. “1,3-Diamido-calix[4]arene Conjugates of Amino Acids: Recognition of -COOH Side Chain Present in Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins by Experimental and Computational Studies” J. Org. Chem.2011, 76, 127.

(4)  Acharya, A., Ramanujam, B., Mitra, A, Rao.,C. P. “Nano-Fibers Formed through π…π Stacking of the Complexes of Glucosyl-C2-Salicyl-Imine and Phenylalanine: Characterization by Microscopy, Modeling by Molecular Mechanics and Interaction by a-Helical & b-Sheet Proteins” ACS Nano 2010, 4, 4061.

(3)  Joseph, R., Ramanujam, B., Acharya, A., Rao, C. P. “Lower Rim 1,3-Di-{bis-(2-picolyl)}amide Derivative of Calix[4]arene (L) as Ratiometric Primary Sensor towards Ag+ and the Complex of Ag+ as Secondary Sensor towards Cys: Experimental, Computational and Microscopy studies, and INHIBIT Logic Gate Properties of L” J. Org. Chem.2009, 74, 8181.

(2)  Jugun, P. C., Acharya, A., Kumar, A., Rao, C. P. “Spectroscopy and Microscopy Studies of the Recognition of Amino Acids and Aggregation of Proteins by Zn(II)-Complex of Lower Rim Naphthylidene Conjugate of Calix[4]arene” J. Phys. Chem. B2009, 113, 12075.

(1)  Joseph, R., Ramanujam, B., Acharya, A., Khutia, A., Rao, C. P. “Experimental and Computational Studies of Selective Recognition of Hg2+ by Amide Linked Lower Rim 1, 3-Di-Benzimidazole Derivative of Calix[4]arene: Species Characterization in Solution and that in the Isolated Complex, Including the Delineation of the Nanostructures” J. Org. Chem.2008, 73, 5745.


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JRF (2005) and SRF (2007) from CSIR

GATE (2005, AIR 129)


Ph.D. Scholars

Shanka Walia; Anika; Rubbel Singla


Team Members

Dr Avnesh Kumari (STO II)


Motivated students with independent fellowships like CSIR/UGC/DBT/INSPIRE/GPAT are welcome to contact. Candidates interested in applying for their own postdoctoral/ Ph.D funding should contact with detailed CV and research interest.

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