Chemistry Faculty Receives EPSRC Global Challenge Research Fund 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 5am

Dr. Irshad Hussain, Chair, Chemistry Department, Syed Babar Ali School of Science & Engineering (SBASSE) at LUMS, has recently been awarded the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Global Challenge Research Fund (90,000 GBP) in collaboration with Prof. Antonis G. Kanaras (Principal Investigator) at the University of Southampton, UK. This project is meant to develop smart nanomaterials to address multidrug resistance (MDR) in resistant bacteria and cancer cells. MDR is emerging as one of the most serious threats globally and most importantly for the underdeveloped countries, like Pakistan, because of common drug abuse practices. The research groups of Prof. Antonis G. Kanaras and Dr. Irshad Hussain (co-investigator) will focus on the design and development of functional nanoscale materials as an alternative and non-conventional approach to address the multi drug resistance challenge.