Oommen Podiyan Oommen



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2010, Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay 

2010-2011, Post-Doc in Bioinorganic Chemistry at Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore

2011-2013, Post Doc Fellow at the Department of Polymer Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden

2013-2016, Forskare (Senior Researcher), Department of Polymer Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden

Sept 2016- Assistant Professor, BioMediTech, Biomaterial and Tissue Engineering Group, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology-Finland

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The innate and adaptive immune system dictates the therapeutic design and biological outcome of an engineered material for the biomedical application. The ideal raw material that could regulate the complex immune systems are glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). My group develops biocompatible chemistries on GAGs with a precise immunological response to tailor materials that mimic or modulate cell-material interactions. By bringing together the expertise in organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, material science, cellular engineering and drug delivery, my group aim to develop innovative therapeutic approaches that target specific cells and tightly regulate the immunomodulatory cues of organs and cells. We work at the chemistry-biology interface and design nanomaterials for drug and nucleic acid delivery, hydrogel scaffolds for regenerative medicine, engineer cell surface for transplantation and develop novel bioconjugation strategies.

For personal webpage please visit www.tut.fi/oommen-lab


Supervision of post-doc researchers

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English, Hindi, Malayalam

Thesis supervision, examination and instruction at TUT (since 2008)

External positions

Adjunct Researcher, Uppsala Univ, Uppsala University, Angstrom Lab, Dept Chem Angstrom


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