Ananjana K.

Research Scholar,

Ms. Ananjana K. is pursuing PhD under Dr. G. S. Sailaja’s group since January 2017. She has received her masters degree in Applied chemistry and M. Phil. Chemistry from the department of Applied Chemistry, CUSAT. Then she has joined Dr. Sailaja’s group as junior research fellow of a DST-SERB funded project and worked magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications. After the completion of tenure of the project, she has been continuing her studies as a PhD Scholar. She is a life time member of Society of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India.

Research interests

Magnetic nanoparticles; cancer theragnostic


CSIR-UGC-NET, 2016 June

GATE 2016


Ananjana K., Swetha S., Prabha Prakash, K. V. Nishad, manoj Komath, Balagopal N. Nair and Sailaja G. S., Aminoacid inspired tunable superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPION) nanostructures with high magnetic hyperthermia potential for biofunctional applications New Journal of Chemistry, 2020, 44, 1962 – 1970,


Sailaja G. S., Manoj Raama Varma, Ananjana K., In situ exfoliated magnetic layered double hydroxide with enhanced magnetic hyperthermia potential for biomedical applications, Indian patent, File No. 202041024102, 2021.

Conference Presentations:

Ananjana K., Radhika C. G., Sailaja G.S. “Interpenetrating polymer network for drug delivery applications”.11th World Biomaterials Congress 2020 (WBC 2020). Oral presentation.

Ananjana K., Sailaja G. S. “Layered Double Hydroxide with Tunable Interlayer Space for Theranostic Applications”. 2nd International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechology (ICNAN 2019) at Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India (2019). Oral Presentation.

Ananjana K., Manoj R. Varma and Sailaja G.S. “Magnetic anionic clay for targeted drug delivery and cancer therapeutics”. International Conference on Biomaterial-Based Therapeutic Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (BioTERM 2019) at IIT Kanpur, India (2019). Poster presentation.

Ananjana K., Francis Boniface Fernandez, P. Ramesh, H. K. Varma and Sailaja G. S. “Biomimetically mineralized Ethylene-vinyl acetate porous membranes for bone regeneration”. National Conference - Current Trends in Polymer Science (CTPS 2018) at the Department of Polymer science and Rubber Technology, Cochin University of science and Technology, Cochin, India (2018). Poster presentation.

Ananjana K., Swetha S., Prabha Prakash, Balagopal N. Nair and G. S. Sailaja. “Tunable magnetic nanostructures of SPIONs as biofunctional probes”. 6th Asian Biomaterials Congress (ABMC6) at Thiruvananthapuram, India (2017). Poster presentation.