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Venkatesh V

Dr Venkatesh V

Research Fellow


University of Warwick

Research summary

Metal complexes offer new concepts for drug design in particular for discovery of anticancer drugs with new mechanisms of action that can combat issues such as drug resistance in clinic. Photoactive metal complexes in particular offer much potential for innovative drug design, e.g in the treatment of cancer. But advances in understanding their fundamental photochemistry, photobiology and photophysics are main aim of my research project.

I am going to use Photonic crystal fibres (PCFs) as a novel means of achieving light confinement of very long distances and nanoscale wavelength-selective photoactivation. PCFs may also allow agents to be photoactivated in single cancer cells and provide a novel route for efficient light and drug delivery to cancer tissues.

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Nanoscale photoactivation of therapeutic metal complexes

Scheme: Newton International Fellowships

Dates: Jan 2015 - Dec 2016

Value: £101,000

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