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Biomedical and nanotechnology research

Biological synthesis of metal nanoparticles (silver, gold, platinum) using viral capsids and protein cages and their interaction with biomedical targets specific for neurological disorders, (Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Lou Gehrigs) and malaria. The neurodegenerative biomedical targets include the enzymes associated with arginine metabolism (nitric oxide synthase, peptidyl arginine deiminase). Malarial biomedical targets under investigation are ribonuclease, thiazolekinase and superoxide dismutase of Plasmodium falciparum. Research into the enzymatic synthesis and biomedical properties of short chain fructooligosaccharides is also being undertaken

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