Dr Sabeel Valappil is a Lecturer in the University of Liverpool’s Department of Health Services Research and School of Dentistry, within the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society.
“I travelled to Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology in Trivandrum, India to collaborate with Dr Chandra P Sharma on our UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) funded project, which aims to produce novel nano-composites of gallium and silver quantum dots for biomedical applications.
“The project seeks to further develop antibacterial properties of gallium and silver in a biocompatible manner. In my lecture to Dr Sharma’s group I stressed the urgency of developing alternative strategies to address the issue of the scarcity of new antibiotics, and the danger posed by growing resistance among bacteria.
“Gallium has recently emerged as a new generation antibacterial ion that may be useful in dealing with antibiotic resistant bacteria, as it has a different mode of antibacterial action by affecting the bacteria at multiple sites. This makes resistance to this antibacterial agent a remote probability.
“The project is envisaged to provide an excellent platform for UK-India Education and Research collaboration by exploiting the expertise of my group, as UK pioneers in developing gallium for antibacterial applications, along with Dr. Sharma’s group, who work on understanding the blood/tissue material interactions at the interface and develop modified surfaces for various biomedical applications, including drug delivery systems.”
You must be logged in to post a comment.
All recent news
The 14 former Liverpool students contesting General Election 2019
Blog: My Top 5 ‘Christmassy’ things to do in Liverpool!
Current treatment for fungal meningitis is fuelling drug resistance
Glaciologists urge action on climate change to halt glacier melting
Everything you need to know about how to vote in the General Election
Tickets for our @Ri_Science #xmaslectures live-screening event are going fast so be sure to get yours while you still can! Join us on 12 Dec for a whole lot of family-friendly festive fun! 🎄 #maths #scicomm #livuniengage
It’s lonely being a Tory candidate in deep-red Liverpool... @DrDavidJeffery - who specialises in the decline of the Conservative vote in Merseyside - talks @TheEconomist 👉 https://www.economist.com/britain/2019/12/07/its-lonely-being-a-tory-candidate-in-deep-red-liverpool
#GE2019 #GeneralElection2019 #GeneralElection19 @LivUniPol
The 14 former @livuni students contesting General Election 2019 👉 https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2019/12/06/the-14-former-liverpool-students-contesting-general-election-2019/
#GeneralElection2019 #GeneralElection19 #GE19