A Distinguished Lecture on “Emerging Nanoscience and Technology for Nanomedicine: Prospects and Promises” was organised at the University of Hyderabad. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Ratnesh Lal, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Material Sciences and Co-Director, Center for Multiscale Imaging of Living Systems, Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Bioengineering, University of Calfornia at Sandiego (UCSD) to a packed audience of students, faculty and staff at the C V Raman Auditorium on 29 January 2013.
Prof. Lal in his lecture spoke about the emerging areas of Nanoscience and advancement in technology for Nanomedicine which will benefit mankind. He called upon the students to enrich their knowledge in these areas. A truly interdisciplinary scientist, Professor Ratnesh Lal, fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is an authority on bio-medical applications of atomic force microscopy (AFM) and nanoscale imaging of complex biological systems. Research in his lab involves the development of nanotechnologies for, and multi-scale biophysical and system biology studies of, channels and receptors. His research on amyloid ion channel paradigm provides a new perspective on the mechanism underlying protein misfolding diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, diabetes and many systemic diseases.
Prof. Aparna Dutta Gupta, Dean, School of Life Sciences gave the welcome while Prof. K V Ramaiah, Professor in the Department of Biochemistry introduced the speaker.
The links to Prof. Ratnesh Lal’s lecture and photo documentation: