The NANOMED EMJMD was delighted to welcome Prof. Kattesh Katti, for a 2-week course on green nanotechnology and nanomedicine!

Prof. Katti gladly agreed to collaborate with the University of Angers to deliver a series of lectures in his pioneering field of green nanotechnology for medicine. The programme course he developed was very unique since it included, in addition to the lectures,  ‘state-of-the art’ hands-on experiments where the students actually performed the synthesis of gold nanoparticles using green nanotechnology in the labs. The students also had to write a comprehensive review article on the scientific principles of green nanotechnology and its relevance in medicine which most certainly helped broaden their perspective of the field.

Prof. Katti was much pleased with the NANOMED EMJMD programme and praised the University of Angers and the NANOMED Consortium for its implementation: “this training will help students from the across the world to obtain skill sets needed to pursue their engineering, science and medical careers”.

Prof. Katti graduated BSc (Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics) with first class honours from the University of Karnataka in Dharwad in 1977, and MSc in Education with First Class from Mysore University in 1979 and then PhD in 1984 from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

From 1985 through 1987, he was an Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Gottingen, Germany.

From 1987 through 1990, he was a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Alberta, Edmonton.

From 1990 onwards, he has been employed at the University of Missouri, at the Medical School, Department of Radiology.

He is currently a holding several positions:

  • Distinguished  Curators’ Professor of Radiology and Physics
  • Margaret Proctor Mulligan Chair holder
  • Professor of Cancer Research
  • Director of the Green Nanotechnology Institute that he founded
  • Director of the Cancer Nanotechnology Platform.