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Popular science video on youtube!

Our popular science video describing our work on the EU project is not on youtube! Thank you to the funders for making this happen!

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Named Researcher of the Year (2021)!

I recently received the Researcher of the Year Award at UiT The Arctic University of Norway! Thank you to all my students (past and present), mentors and collaborators for making this possible. 

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Paper Published in Nanoscale!!

Our Paper entitled "Nucleic acid peptide nanogels for the treatment of bacterial keratitis" was recently published in Nanoscale. Congrats to all collaborators!  


Paper Published in Frontiers in Chemistry!!

Our Paper entitled "Silica Nanoparticles—A Versatile Tool for the Treatment of Bacterial Infections" was recently published in Frontiers in Chemistry. Congrats to Vanitha and all collaborators!  


Paper Published in Pharmaceutics!!

Our Paper entitled "Nucleic Acid Hybrids as Advanced Antibacterial Nanocarriers" was recently published in Pharmaceutics. Congrats to all collaborators!  


Paper Published in Journal of Controlled Release!!


Paper Published in Carbohydrate Polymers!!

Our Paper entitled "Biomimicry of microbial polysaccharide hydrogels for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine–A review" was recently published in Carbohydrates Polymers. Congrats to Jian Yao and all collaborators!  


NordicPOP Annual Meeting

Recently presented some data from our ongoing Marie Curie Project at the NordicPOP Annual Meeting (2020) in Copenhagen!


CANS seminar

Recently presented some of my work on new strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance at UIT (2019).


Paper Published in Journal of Controlled Release!!

Our Paper entitled "Facile and efficient encapsulation of antimicrobial peptides via crosslinked DNA nanostructures and their application in wound therapy" was recently published in Journal of Controlled Release. Many thanks to all collaborators who made this work a success!

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Front cover article!

Our recent article in Macromolecular Bioscience was featured with a front cover image! Available here (


Marie Skłowdowska Curie Individual Fellowship secured!

I am delighted to announce that I have been awarded a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship to pursue research at University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway, Norway in the Basnet Lab!

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Featured in the common knowledge magazine!

My achievements during my PhD was recently reported in the commonwealth scholarship magazine (Common knowledge) issue #6 see page 28 


GPEN presentation

Successfully presented my work on DNA hydrogels at the GPEN conference 2018!


Paper Published in Macromolecular Bioscience

Our paper titled " Antimicrobial and Anti‐Biofilm Activities of Surface Engineered Polycationic Albumin Nanoparticles with Reduced Hemolytic Activity" was recently published in Macromolecular Bioscience. Congratulations to all collaborators and supervisors!


PhD Graduation Ceremony!!

Officially awarded my PhD today!! Super grateful for the immense support from my supervisor A/P Rachel Ee Pui Lai! Looking forward to utilising my expertise for new systems!

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Mentored student receives awards and was featured in news paper!

Congratulations to Azlyn for being featured in a news article and receiving several awards (4 in total!)  for our nanogel project!

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GPEN 2018

I have been selected as an oral presenter for this year's GPEN conference in Singapore from 26th to 28th September!! I also won an Abstract Award!


Paper published in Advanced Healthcare Materials!

Our paper entitled "Phenylboronic Acid Functionalized Polycarbonate Hydrogels for Controlled Release of Polymyxin B in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infected Burn Wounds" was recently published! Congratulations to the entire team!

Otto bayer Fellowship

Otto Bayer fellowship awarded!

I have been awarded the otto bayer fellowship to Max Planck Institute for Polymer research for 3 months starting in November!! So excited!


Best Graduate Researcher Award!!

I was recently awarded the best graduate researcher award for the faculty of science (Department of Pharmacy)!

Best postgraduate research project award: 2017

Best Postgraduate research project 2017!

I was recently awarded the best postgraduate research project for the just ended pharmacy awareness symposium!

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