SYLLABUS

UNIT I

Bionanotechnology: An Overview From biotechnology to Bio-nanotechnology. Bio-nanomachines in actions, Molecular recognition & cellular communication NaturalBio-nanomachinery, Protein folding, self assembly and self- organization

 

UNIT II

Bio- Nanotechnology: Synthesis, Properties & characterization: Carbon Nanotubes, Gold-, Silver- and Zinc oxide – nanoparticles, Physical, Optical, magnetic, chemical, antimicrobial properties of Nanoparticles and there characterization with XRD, SEM/TEM, UV-Visible spectroscopy techniques, FTIR, Photoluminescence spectroscopy, etc.

 

UNIT III

Advances in Biomolecular Design: Molecular Modeling and Biomolecular structure determination, DNA-Protein Nanostructures, DNA directed immobilization, Chip Based DNA detection assays, Microarray Technologies, Luminescent quantum dots for Biological Labeling.

 

UNIT IV

Bio-nanotechnology Applications: Agricultural Productivity Enrichment; Disease Diagnosis and Screening; Pharmacy & Drug Delivery Systems: Food Processing and Storage; Vector and pest detection and control.

 

SUGGESTED BOOKS

1. Gero Decher, Joseph B. Schlenoff, Multilayer Thin Films, Wiley- VCH Verlag, GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2003.

2. David S. Goodsell, Bionanotechnology: Lessons from Nature, 1st Edition,Wiley-Liss, 2004.

3. Neelina H. Malsch, Biomedical Nanotechnology, 1st Edition, CRC Press, 2005