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Mr Harpal Singh Dhiraj

Research project: Polymerization Induced Self-Assembly (PISA) to Access Smart Sugar-Responsive Polymersomes for the Delivery of Insulin.

Abstract

The International Diabetes Federation estimate 629 million people will be encumbered with diabetes that is a 48% increase since 2017. Therefore, current prophylactic medication is not eradicating diabetes.

The following research is proposed:

·         To invent new PISA techniques for preparation of sugar-sensing vesicles.

·         To establish simultaneous PISA and insulin encapsulation techniques for the preparation of unique insulin-delivery vehicles.

·         To evaluate the use of these smart materials as drug delivery systems with applications into the treatment of diabetes without the requirement for regular glucose monitoring.

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Polymerization Induced Self-Assembly (PISA) to Access Smart Sugar-Responsive Polymersomes for the Delivery of Insulin.
  • Research supervisor: Professor Fawaz Aldabbagh
  • Other research supervisor: Dr Amr ElShaer

Biography

A native of metropolitan West London, I obtained MSc (Distinction) Pharmaceutical Science with Management Studies at Kingston University in 2016.  MSc research project; "Development of a chitosan based nano-polymer carrier system for oral delivery of insulin". 

Areas of research interest

  • Diabetes
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Qualifications

  • MSc Pharmaceutical Science with Management Studies (Kingston University): Distinction
  • BSc (Hons) Pharmacology (University of Portsmouth)
  • DVSA ADI
  • RSC member
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