Dr. Francis Boniface Fernandez
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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