INST Faculty Directory

Dr. Deepika Sharma

Current Position:

Currently working as Scientist-B in Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali (An Autonomous Institution of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India).

Educational Qualification:

Ph.D- Department of Biotechnology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India 2013.

M.Sc- Department of Biotechnology, Punjabi University, Patiala, India 2007.

B.Sc- Panjab University, Chandigarh, India 2005.


My research interest lies at the interface of engineering, medicine and biology to develop novel platforms for understanding, diagnosing and treating human disease. Specifically, my work is focused on diagnostics and treatments for cancer. My research workis centred on designing and development of targeted nanoparticles to perform complex task such as multimodal, non-invasive tumour imaging; trigger the release of a targeted, therapeutic payload and multifunctional agents for cancer therapies.
The broad long-term goal of my research is to advance understanding of mechanisms of carcinogenesis and to contribute to cancer prevention, as it is essential and timely role to play in studies aiming to advance our understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying carcinogenesis and in developing strategies to reduce the cancer burden. Future research activities will be focused on:

  1. Better mechanistic understanding of tumorigenesis.
  2. Biomarker discovery and cancer prevention.
Recent Publication:

♦ Puri M, Sharma D, Barrow CJ and Tiwary, AK . (2012). Optimization of novel method for the extraction of stevioside from Stevia rebaudianaleaves. Food Chemistry, 132(3): 1113-1120. (IF 4.072). doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2011.11.063

♦ Puri M, Sharma D and Barrow CJ. (2012). Enzyme assisted extraction of bioactives from plants. Trends in Biotechnology, 30 (1): 37-44. (IF 9.66).  doi:10.1016/j.tibtech.2011.06.014

♦ Puri M, Sharma D and Tiwary AK (2011). Downstream processing of stevioside and its potential applications. Biotechnology Advances,29(6): 781-791. (IF 11.85). doi:10.1016/j.biotechadv.2011.06.006

♦ Puri M. and Sharma D (2011). Antibacterial activity of stevioside towards food borne pathogenic bacteria. Engineering in Life Science, 11(3):326-329. (IF1.925). doi: 10.1002/elsc.201000142

♦ Sharma D, Puri M, Tiwary AK, Jaggi A, Singh, N. (2010). Anti-amnesic Effect of Stevioside in Scopolamine Treated Rats. Indian Journal of Pharmacology,42: 164-167. (IF 0.583). doi:10.1016/j.biotechadv.2011.06.006


♦ Nanomedicine for Cancer. Deepika Sharma and MunishPuri, 3rd International Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer (ICSCC-2012), 2012.

♦ Evaluating Potential of Noncalorie Sweetener in Masking Bitter Taste of Drugs. Deepika Sharma, Ashok K Tiwary and MunishPuri, BRSI International conference on “International Conference on Industrial Biotechnology, 2012.

♦ DBT and UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Biotech Vistas-2011” held at Department of Biotechnology, Punjabi University, Patiala, 2011.

♦ Training programme on “HPTLC” organized by Science and Technology Entrepreneur’s Park (STEP) conducted at Thapar University, Patiala from September 9-10, 2010.

♦ Downstream Processing of Stevioside from Stevia rebaudianaBertoni (SrB): an attempt to explore its Microbicidal Potential. Deepika Sharma and MunishPuri, BRSI International conference on “Emerging Trends in Biotechnology, 2009.

♦ Biotech- Present and Future Perspective held at Biotech Department, Punjabi University, Patiala, 2009.

♦ Workshop on “Applications and Importance of Laboratory Animals in Biomedical Research” conducted at National Institute of Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), Mumbai from April 22-25, 2009.

 Workshop on Patents & IPR at Chitkara Institute, Punjab, January 2007.

♦ National Symposium on “Horizons of Biotechnology” held at Department of Biotechnology, Punjabi University, Patiala, 2006.


Tel: 0172 - 2210075
Email Id : deepika(at)inst(dot)ac(dot)in

Office Address :

Institute of Nano Science & Technology
Habitat Centre, Sector - 64, Phase X, Mohali