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Nanasaheb Thorat

Marie-Curie Fellow

  • PI Group: Dr Helen Townley

Dr. Nanasaheb Thorat, MSc, PhD, (Gold Medal) MRSC (UK), is currently working as Marie Curie Fellow, Standard European Incoming Fellow in the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health and located at Begbroke Science park in the Prof. Helen Townley’s group.   

Dr. Thorat completed his graduation B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Physics) with first-class from the Shivaji University, Kolhapur, MH, India (2008) and Ph.D. in Physics (nanobiotechnology) with a gold medal from the D.Y.Patil University, Kolhapur, MH, India, supervised by Prof. S.H. Pawar, investigating the magnetic nanosystem for cancer hyperthermia treatment (2014).   

Dr. Thorat is the recipient of various prestigious international fellowships including Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship in the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland, supervised by Prof. Joanna Bauer (2018-2020), Government of Ireland Irish Research Council (IRC) Fellowship, in the University of Limerick, Ireland supervised by Prof. Syed Tofail (2015-2018).  

Dr. Thorat is also the winner of other prestigious fellowships including, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship in Japan (2017), PBC-Outstanding Fellowship, Israel (2016) and also worked as Senior Research Fellow at Samsung Biomedical Research Institute, South Korea (2014-2015).  

During his research tenure from the year 2012 He has published 3 books (Elsevier & IOP), ~50 peer-reviewed journal articles and 7 book chapters, submitted one European patent, and 2 innovations in the EU innovation radar project. Dr. Thorat has presented 2 Keynote Speech, 10 Invited Talks, and 5 oral presentations at prestigious scientific peer-conferences and received many international acclaims and awards for research contribution. He has supervised many students/junior researchers, and actively participated in outreach and scientific dissemination for the service of the wider community. He has been deeply engaged in collaborative work with the many eminent scientists from Japan, USA, Germany, Korea, Ireland, India, Poland, Saudi Arabia and Australia.  

At the University of Oxford, He is working under the supervision of Prof. Helen Townley in the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health working location University of Oxford Begbroke Science Park. His current research work involves designing new nanomedicine therapy and Raman imaging techniques for brain cancer of pediatric patients.