INST Faculty Directory

Dr. Deepika Sharma

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.

Employement Details:

Scientist C: Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Phase 10, Sector 64, Mohali 160062, Punjab, India (January 2019 to Present till date)

Scientist B: Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Phase 10, Sector 64, Mohali 160062, Punjab, India (January 2015 to December 2018)

DBT Research Associate: Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Phase 10, Sector 64, Mohali 160062, Punjab, India (July 2013 to December 2014)

Lecturer: Department of Biotechnology, Multani Mal Modi College, Patiala, Punjab, India. (April 2011 to June 2013)

Research Interest:

♦ Dr. Sharma’s present research interest focuses on the use of heat in the treatment of cancer and making efforts in establishing hyperthermia as an independent therapy system to treat cancerous cells. Her Lab mission is to accelerate the study of cancer therapy through developing a broad range of impactful nanosystems that can be used to detect, monitor, or enhance cancer treatment. Area of particular focus is hyperthermia and its contribution towards cancer prevention. Her multidisciplinary team is also working on the downstream processing of natural anticancer bioactives, mimicking tumor microenvironment through biochips and the role as well as risks of other barrier contributing to cancer treatment.

Selected Publications:

♦ Biofunctionalization of magnetite nanoparticles with stevioside: effect on the size and thermal behaviour for use in hyperthermia applications. Ruby Gupta, Deepika Sharma (2019). International Journal of Hyperthermia, 36(1):302-312. doi:10.1080/02656736.2019.1565787

♦ Evolution of Magnetic Hyperthermia for Glioblastoma Multiforme Therapy. Ruby Gupta, Deepika Sharma (2019). ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 10(3):1157-1172. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00652

♦ Biocompatible ferrite nanoparticles for hyperthermia: effect of polydispersity, anisotropy energy and inter-particle interaction. Neha Wadhera, Ruby Gupta, Bhanu Prakash, Deepika Sharma, Suvankar Chakraverty. (2017). Materials Research Express, 4:025037.doi: 10.1088/ 2053-1591/aa5d93

♦ Optimization of novel method for the extraction of stevioside from Stevia rebaudianaleaves. Munish Puri, Deepika Sharma, Collin J Barrow, Ashok K Tiwary (2012). Food Chemistry, 132(3):1113-1120. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2011.11.063

♦ Enzyme assisted extraction of bioactives from plants. Munish Puri, Deepika Sharma, Collin J. Barrow (2012) Trends in Biotechnology, 30(1):37-44.doi:10.1016/j.tibtech.2011.06.014

♦ Downstream processing of stevioside and its potential applications. Munish Puri, Deepika Sharma, Ashok K Tiwary (2011). Biotechnology Advances, 29(6): 781-791. doi:10.1016/j.biotechadv.2011.06.006

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

Book Chapter:

♦ Multifunctional Bioactives- Nano-sized Delivery Systems for Cancer. In: Food Bioactives Extraction and Biotechnology Applications (2017), Springer Comm. Ch12, 299-323.

Awards & Honours:

♦ Awarded by Roll of Honour during Graduation (2005).

♦ Punjab State Scholarship for merit in Graduation (2005).

♦ Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Research Associateship (2013-2015).

Professional Recognitions:

♦ Member of Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI)

♦ Member of Indian Association of Cancer Research (IACR)

♦ Member of Indian Association for Hyperthermic Oncology and Medicine (IAHOM)

♦ Member of Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC)

Conferences Presented:

♦ Evolution of Hyperthermia for Cancer Therapy and its Present Prospective in 6th world congress on Nanomedical Sciences-ISNSCON-2018”, “Chemistry-Biology Interface 2019” and “Conference on “Science and Technology for the Future of Mankind” at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi 2019.

♦ Functionalization and Application of Magnetite Nanoparticles as Hyperthermic agents: Effect on the Size and Magnetic Properties in eBBT-2018 at IIT Indore 2018.

♦ Validation of Cancer Metastasis through Microfluidic Approach in 2nd CRIKC Nanoscience Day 2016.

♦ Hyperthermia and its role in Cancer treatment in National Symposium on NanoBiotechnology & Microbial Technology for Advancement in Industry & Medicine at CGC Landran 2016.

♦ Biocompatible Ferrite Nanoparticles for Hyperthermia: Effect of Polydispersity, Anisotropy Energy and Inter-particle Interaction in 1st INST In-house Symposium 2016.

♦ Validation of Cancer Metastasis through Microfluidic Approach in 2nd India International Science Festival 2016.

♦ Magnetic Nanoparticles as an Efficient heat mediators for tumour therapy in GLOBAL CANCER SUMMIT held at Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru 2015.

♦ Validation of Cancer Metastasis through Microfluidic Approach in 8th BANGALORE INDIA NANO 2016.

♦ Nanodiamond mediated bone metastasis inhibition in Organ-on-a-chip in 2nd AISRF Meeting on Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy, Optoelectronics and Biological Applications 2015.

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

♦ Evaluating Potential of Noncalorie Sweetener in Masking Bitter Taste of Drugs in BRSI 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 2010.

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

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

♦ Applications and Importance of Laboratory Animals in Biomedical Research at National Institute of Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), Mumbai from 2009.

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

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


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