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Dr. Sreejith Raveendran (Sree) is a Senior Lecturer (Asst. Prof.) in Biotechnology at the School of Health & Life Sciences, Teesside University. He graduated with his Ph.D. in Bionanoscience fusion with an emphasis on cancer drug delivery and nanomedicine from Toyo University, Japan in 2013, under the prestigious MEXT Fellowship (Monbukagakusho) offered by the Government of Japan. He started his early career in 2008 as a Junior Research Associate at ABL Biotechnologies Ltd., India, where he was extracting pharmaceutically active ingredients from marine microorganisms for drug development. Later, he worked as a Research Associate in Infection pharmacology at AstraZeneca India Pvt. Ltd., in 2010. There he was focusing on high throughput screening of tuberculosis drug candidates and mutation studies in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

After acquiring his doctoral degree from Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre, he pursued his bionano research in Cancer nanotechnology and targeted nano therapy through the postdoctoral research position at Toyo University. In 2017, he won the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions Individual Fellowship in Glioblastoma Nanodrug development via combinatorial nanoplatforms and worked at the University of Brighton as MSCA-IF for 2 years. He later served as Project Coordinator for India-Japan Collaborative education and research program at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (2019-2022). During this tenure, he coordinated several projects with IIT Delhi and Toyo University, Japan.

Sree focuses on developing novel strategies and combinatorial approaches in nanotherapeutics against cancers especially endocrine-related cancers and glioblastoma via advanced bio-nanotechnological platforms. He synthesizes & characterizes novel nano vectors with multiple functional moieties, chemotherapeutic agents and imaging modalities that specifically bind to the target proteins in cancer cells for drug, gene and protein delivery. He studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms behind nanoparticle toxicity, drug activity and immunological stimulations after specific targeting through new multimodal therapeutics. His expertise is not limited to nanotechnology but microbiology, immunology, cancer biology, tissue engineering, material science, molecular biology, bioengineering and microscopy. 

Sree has won various competitive and prestigious funds and awards like Horizon 2020- Marie- Sklodowska Curie Actions Individual Fellowship, MEXT fellowship, REF-OEF- UK, IAAM Young Scientist Award-2018, Science Excellence Award for Teaching & Research, Nanosmat Prize, Gold medal for university first rank, etc. He has developed several Industry-Academia collaborations with JEOL Japan Limited, Thermo Scienctific-FEI, Japan and China, Pharmidex Pharmaceutical Services, UK, etc. His expertise in handling specialised electron microscopy tools for 3D visualisation of subcellular nanotoxicity and cellular dynamics is highly remarkable. Besides these, his international research network is wide and supportive in collaborating with various interdisciplinary fields of science and technology. He has published several high-impact publications in international journals, book chapters and conferences. Presently, he holds excellent networks with various esteemed universities and premier research institutes across the USA, UK, Europe, India, Japan, Australia, Singapore and the Middle East.  


Academic Achievements

2021 Science Excellence Award for Teaching & Research on National Science Day, Junior Chamber International, India
2019 Research Excellence Framework-Output Enhancement Fund- University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
2019 Research Strategy Committee: Conference Support Fund to Singapore - University of Brighton, Brighton, UK.
2018 IAAM Young Scientist Medal- International Association for Advanced Materials, Stockholm, Sweden.
2018 Research Strategy Committee: Conference Support Fund to Sweden- University of Brighton, Brighton, UK.
2017 Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship- European Commission- H2020-MSCA-IF-749403- GLIOMA-UK
2014 NANOSMAT- Poster Prize- International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings & Nanostructured Materials, Dublin, UK.
2012 Student Grant Award- International Conference on Nanoscience + Technology, Paris, France
2010 MEXT Fellowship- Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology, Japan
2007 University First Rank Master of Science in Microbiology, Bharathidasan University, India.
2007 Honored with Gold Medal (For Achieving University First Rank) J.J. College of Arts & Science, India.


Research Projects & External Funding

PeriodFunding Agency                       Project/ Fellowship / FundingAmountCountry
2019University of BrightonResearch Excellence Framework: Output Enhancement Fund (REF-OEF)£ 3000United Kingdom
2017-2019European CommissionMarie Sklodowska Curie Actions- H2020-MSCA-IF-749403, EU Project- GLIOMA€ 1,95,454.80United Kingdom
2013-2017Toyo University, JapanIndustry-Academia Project- Thermo Scientific-FEI, Japan & China- 3D Electron Microscopy----Japan
2013-2017Toyo University, JapanIndustry- Academia Project- JEOL Japan : Advanced Electron Microscopy ----Japan
2013-2017MEXT, JapanProgram for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities, S1101017¥ 17,484,000Japan
2010-2013MEXT, JapanMonbukagakusho/ MEXT Fellowship¥ 8,202,000Japan


External Roles and Professional Activities

-Visiting Researcher- BNERC, Toyo University, Japan

-Guest Editor for MDPI Journal- Processes.

-Reviewer for leading journals/ publishers- Nature, Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, RSC.

-Member of Brighton & Sussex Cancer Research Network (BSCRN);

-Member of Indian Scientist Association Japan-ISAJ


External Research Collaborations

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Summary of Research Interests

👨‍🔬Targeted Drug delivery and nanotherapeutics.

👨‍🔬Novel combination therapies

👨‍🔬Nanomaterials, Self-assembly systems & nanofabrication

👨‍🔬Molecular pathway analysis  & Nanotoxicology

👨‍🔬Advanced 3D visualisation of cancer cell dynamics & Electron microscopy

👨‍🔬Nanoengineering of biosensors - Theranostics using Artificial Intelligence

👨‍🔬Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Tissue engineering & 3D Bio-printing 


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