Nano-sized particles have become increasingly important in recent years because they possess unique physico-chemical properties and offer many advantages leading to their commercial exploitation. This has increased the chances of occupational and environmental exposure of humans and other life-forms  to nanoparticles. Little is known about the short-term and long-term biological and health effects of exposure to  nanoparticles.

Prof. Rajiv K. Saxena, Dean – FLSB, SAU

As the opening of the Special Lecture Series from the Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Prof. RK Saxena will give a lecture on the topic INTERACTIONS OF NANO-PARTICLES WITH BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS. Prof. Saxena’s research over last several years in India and abroad has focused on the biological and toxic effects of nanoparticles present in diesel engine exhaust as well as manufactured nanoparticles like carbon nanotubes on a variety of in vitro and in vivo biological systems. In this talk, he proposes to present a brief review of his results related to the biological effects of diesel exhaust particles and carbon nanotubes.

Everyone is cordially invited at this special lecture that will happen at the FSI Hall in South Asian University, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi at 14:30 today (12th October 2012).