Potential role of Nanoparticles in Plant pathogen detection at early stage and waste management

Dr. Anjana Pandey Information Under Updation*

  • Project code : BT/PR8996/NNT/28/13/07
  • Designation : Senior Lecturer
  • Department :Department of Chemistry
  • Affiliation : Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad
  • Email Id :apandey70@yahoo.com
  • Sanctioned Amt :Rs. 62,81,000.08/-
  • Sanctioned Date :2007-05-15
  • Completion Date :2010-05-15
  • Web Url : http://mnnit.ac.in/old/index.php/departments/sciences/chemistry/faculty-profile.html
  • Project Status :Completed

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Objectives of the Study

1. Development of nano- devices capable of early warning for the plant related viruses and other pathogens.
2. Analysis of the DNA of bacterial and fungal pathogens for designing of the molecular probe using molecular marker techniques which includes intensive study of the genome of the pathogens(bacterial or fungal) for development of the molecular markers, so that specific probes can be designed for bioconjugation with the fluorescent nanoparticles (CdSe/ZnS)..

Proposed outcomes of the study

1. Synthesis of CdSe and CdSe/ZnS and other QDs. 
2. Coating of QDs with silica layer to provide stability without using special silane properties  
3.Multiple QDs may also be encapsulated into silica nanobeads using special silane precursors. 
4. Synthesis of CdTe nanorods. 
5. Incorporation of QDs into biocompatible polymer beads like hydrogel, chitosan etc. 
6. Syntheseis of Eu3+ doped Y2O3 (red phosphor), Tb3+ doped Y2O3 (Green phosphor) and Tm3+ doped Y2O3 (Blue phosphor) nanoparticles. 
7. Biotagging of specific single stranded DNA probe (complementary to the plant pathogen specific DNA sequences) to these QDs/phospjor nanoparticles using biocrosslinker.
8. Detailed molecular marker analysis for the plant pathogenic DNA to design probe.

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