Dr. Francis Boniface Fernandez
Scientist 'C'
Phone : 09895411768

PhD. in Biomedical Technology, 2015. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology

MSc. in Biotechnology, M.S. University, Tamilnadu, India (2007)

BSc. in Zoology, Kerala University, India (2005)

Scientist - C, Department of Biomaterial Science and Technology, Bioceramics Laboratory (July 2017 till present)

Research Associate, Bioceramics Laboratory, BMT Wing, SCTIMST (April 2016 - July 2017)

Research Associate, Transmission Electron Microscopy Laboratory, BMT Wing, SCTIMST(April 2015 - April 2016)

Junior Research Fellow, Transmission Electron Microscopy Laboratory, BMT Wing, SCTIMST (April - December 2008)

"Cell - Ceramic Mediated Tissue Engineered Approaches for Osteochondral Reconstruction in Orthopaedics", Francis Fernandez, H. K. Varma, Annie John, at the XXV Kerala Science Congress at Technopark, 29th January - 1st February 2013. [BEST PAPER AWARD - FIRST in HEALTH SCIENCES]

"Cytocompatibility - Short Term Implantation studies on a Biphasic Ceramic Scaffold for use in osteochondral defect amelioration" Francis B.F. et al.,Sachin J Shenoy, H. K. Varma, Annie John - International Conference on Biomaterials and Implants: Prospects and Possibilities in the New Millennium (BIO 2011) at CGCRI, Kolkata 21-23 July, 2011. [BEST POSTER AWARD]

Biomaterials, Bioceramics, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Cell Therapy, Delivery Systems, Injectables & Implants, Electron Microscopy, Translational Therapeutics, Clinical Applications.

Development of variable ceramic matrices for specialized applications integrated with biological signals.

CSIR Fellowship for Ph.D Programme

TDF: Bioceramicextrusions and top down approaches for custom sized cranioplasty application (2018)


Mohan, Nimmy; Palangadan, Rajesh; Fernandez, Francis Bonafice; Varma, Harikrishna; , Preparation of hydroxyapatite porous scaffold from a "coral-like" synthetic inorganic precursor for use as a bone substitute and a drug delivery vehicle, Materials Science and Engineering: C, 2018, 92;329-337, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0928493117339152
Ereath Beeran, Ansar; Fernandez, Francis Boniface; Varma, PR Harikrishna; , Self Controlled Hyperthermia & MRI Contrast Enhancement via Iron Oxide Embedded Hydroxyapatite Superparamagnetic particles for Theranostic Application, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 2018, *, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b00244
Venugopal, Balu; Fernandez, Francis B; Harikrishnan, VS; John, Annie; , Post implantation fate of adipogenic induced mesenchymal stem cells on Type I collagen scaffold in a rat model, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 2017, 28, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28108956
Vibin, M; Vinayakan, R; Fernandez, FB; John, Annie; Abraham, Annie; , A Novel Fluorescent Quantum Dot Probe for the Rapid Diagnostic High Contrast Imaging of Tumor in Mice, Journal of fluorescence, 2017, 27;669-677, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10895-016-1996-8
Beeran, Ansar Ereath; Fernandez, Francis Boniface; John, Annie; , Self-assembled superparamagnetic nanocomposite-labelled cells for noninvasive, controlled, targeted delivery and therapy, RSC Advances, 2015, 5;36742-36752, http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/ra/c4ra16185h#!divAbstract
Beeran, Ansar Ereath; Fernandez, Francis Boniface; Nazeer, Shaiju S; Jayasree, Ramapurath S; John, Annie; Anil, Sukumaran; Vellappally, Sajith; Al Kheraif, Abdul Aziz A; Varma, PR Harikrishna; , Multifunctional nano manganese ferrite ferrofluid for efficient theranostic application, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces , 2015, 136;1089-1097, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26595389
Beeran, Ansar Ereath; Nazeer, Shaiju S; Fernandez, Francis Boniface; Muvvala, Krishna Surendra; Wunderlich, Wilfried; Anil, Sukumaran; Vellappally, Sajith; Rao, MS Ramachandra; John, Annie; Jayasree, , An aqueous method for the controlled manganese (Mn 2+) substitution in superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for contrast enhancement in MRI, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17; 4609-4619, https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/cp/c4cp05122j#!divAbstract
Palangadan, Rajesh; Sukumaran, Anil; Fernandez, Francis B; John, Annie; Varma, Harikrishna; , Pulsed laser deposition and in vitro characteristics of triphasic HASi composition on titanium, Journal of biomaterials applications, 2014, 28;849-858, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23599234
Vibin, Muthunayagam; Vinayakan, Ramachandran; John, Annie; Fernandez, Francis Boniface; Abraham, Annie; , Effective cellular internalization of silica-coated CdSe quantum dots for high contrast cancer imaging and labelling applications, Cancer nanotechnology, 2014, 5;, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4631722/
Das, Bodhisatwa; Fernandez, Francis; John, Annie; Sharma, Chandra P; , Cyclic RGD peptide conjugated trypsin etched gold quantum clusters: novel biolabeling agents for stem cell imaging, Journal of stem cells, 2012, 7;139, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23619384