PU research team gets Indo-Egypt Research Grant
This research project has been selected among 120 projects
Chandigarh: Dr. Gurpal Singh (UIPS), Dr. Neha Singla (Biophysics) and Dr. Ravi P Barnwal (Biophysics) from Panjab University, Chandigarh have been sanctioned with a prestigious collaborative Indo-Egypt research project from Department of Science & Technology (DST), India and Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Egypt. This research project has been selected among 120 projects submitted by different scientists across the world.
The team of three will collaborate with Dr. Rehab Hamdy Ahmed Elsaid Ashour and Prof. Mohamed Mosaad Salama of Mansoura University, Egypt in designing the novel nano-structured drug delivery system for the treatment of various neurodegenerative disorders affecting tau proteins (taupathy). Development of novel drugs against taupathy is of utmost public health importance, considering the ever increasing elderly population across the world to fight neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Both the research groups will identify and design novel targets by using various in-vitro and in-vivo modalities, which will be explored for further use in humans.