Amity University

Faculty Recruitment in Amity University

Amity University is part of the not-for-profit Amity Education Group with over 2 decades of excellence that includes 8 world-class universities, 25 schools & pre-schools, 150 top-ranked institutions and 12 international campuses across the globe.  One of India’s leading education groups, Amity is home to over 125,000 students pursuing 300 Programmes in 60 diverse disciplines across pre-school to Ph.D.  The 4500 strong faculty have the distinction of filing the highest number of patents in the last years, besides developing the highest number case studies in the last one year. The faculty is also carrying out over 300 sponsored research projects with leading Govt. bodies like CSIR, DRDO and global institutions like Bill & Milinda Gates Foundation. These unique initiatives are reflected in Amity being recognised as SIRO (Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation) by the Govt. of India.

Vacancy for Junior Research Fellow at Amity University | M.Pharm, M.Sc

Amity University is part of the not-for-profit Amity Education Group with over 2 decades of excellence that includes 8 world-class universities, 25 schools & pre-schools, 150 top-ranked institutions and 12 international campuses across London, Singapore, New Jersey, Dubai, Mauritius, Romania, Abu Dhabi, South Africa and China.

Applications are invited from highly motivated and bright candidates for the following assignment on a purely time-bound research project undertaken in the Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Lucknow Campus.

Post : Junior Research Fellow

Recruitment for Ph.D, M.Pharm, M.Sc to work in research at Amity University

Amity University is part of the not-for-profit Amity Education Group with over 2 decades of excellence that includes 8 world-class universities, 25 schools & pre-schools, 150 top-ranked institutions and 12 international campuses across London, Singapore, New Jersey, Dubai, Mauritius, Romania, Abu Dhabi, South Africa and China.

Post : Project Associate

Applications are invited for M.Pharm, M.Sc in DST sponsored Project at Amity University

Amity University is part of the not-for-profit Amity Education Group with over 2 decades of excellence that includes 8 world-class universities, 25 schools & pre-schools, 150 top-ranked institutions and 12 international campuses across London, Singapore, New Jersey, Dubai, Mauritius, Romania, Abu Dhabi, South Africa and China.

Applications are invited for post of Junior Research Fellow at Amity University

Amity University is part of the not-for-profit Amity Education Group with over 2 decades of excellence that includes 8 world-class universities, 25 schools & pre-schools, 150 top-ranked institutions and 12 international campuses across London, Singapore, New Jersey, Dubai, Mauritius, Romania, Abu Dhabi, South Africa and China.

Post : Junior Research Fellow

EPILEPSY: A BRIEF REVIEW

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ABOUT AUTHORS
Abdul Waheed*, Swati Pathak, Roohi Mirza
Department of Pharmacology,
Amity Institute of Pharmacy,
Amity University, Noida, U.P., India
*abdul.waheed2050@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Epilepsy is a chronic brain disorder characterized by tendency to recurrent seizures or fits. The seizures can leads to loss of consciousness, disturbance of movement, muscle spasms, autonomic and mental functions. Epilepsy is developed because of imbalance in nerve signalling chemical called neurotransmitters. During epilepsy, the level of excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate increases and the level of inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA decrease. These lead to abnormal signalling in brain causes epilepsy. Primary diagnosis of epilepsy includes eye–witness and family history. Electroencephalograph (EEG) is the cornerstone for diagnosis of epilepsy and measures the brain wave activity. Neuroimaging like computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) techniques are used to diagnose abnormalities in structure and function of brain. Video recording is also useful for the monitoring of epileptic events. The most common approach of treatment is to prescribe antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Three generations of AEDs including phenytoin, valproate, carbamazapine, lamotrigine, Oxcarbazepine, Primidone,Phenobarbitone,Gabapentin, Topiramate, Levetiracetam, Felbamate, Rufinamide, Zonisamide, Tiagabinand Vigabatrin etc. are prescribed. These AEDs have some teratogenic effects on  pragnent woman and lactating mother; need precautions. Instead of  pharmacological approaches, Non-pharmacological approaches also used for the treatment of epileptic seizures like ketogenic diet, atkins diet, yoga etc. Thr purpose of this review is to update the current knowledge on epilepsy classification, diagnostics, approaches of treatment, pathophysiology, mechanism of epileptogenesis and teratogenic effects.

DTK OF MEDICINES FROM BIO-PIRACY: ITS CONSCIENTIOUSNESS BY TKDL OF INDIA

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ABOUT AUTHORS:
NG Dhawan*1, Manisha Mavai2, Priyanka Bishnoi3, Raaz K Maheshwari3
1Amity Institute of Environmental Sciences, Amity University,  Noida, UP, India
2Department of Botany Physiology, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
3Department of Botany & Biotechnology, University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan, India
4Department of Chemistry, SBRM Govt PG College, Nagaur, India
*rkmgreenchem.jaipur@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
The genetic resources and indigenous communities traditional knowledge of developing countries is being exploited by the Developed countries in the name of patents for inventions that are derived from genetic  resources. The exploitation of genetic resources and indigenous communities traditional knowledge by the developed countries in the name of patents on the inventions derived from those genetic resources is actually bio-piracy.  Protection of the TK of the local and indigenous communities appears to be one of the most debatable and complex issues. This paper brings out the role of domestic IPR constitution that looks to protect traditional system of medicine and associated TK in Indian sub-continent. Further, it attempts to validate the necessity of introduction of a national TKDL, which can be utilized as an evidence of the 'prior art' by the examiners of patent offices, nationally as well as internationally. Thus, it aims to address the concerns relating to the creation of TKDL in India.

FLUORIDE ADULTERATION IN DENTAL PRODUCTS

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ABOUT AUTHORS:
Nidha Amir*, Mohd Mazhar, Abhinav Sawhney, S.K Rajput
Department of Pharmacology
Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh-201313, India
nidha.amir05@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Fluorine, the 13th most abundant element of the earth’s crust, represents about 0.3g / kg of earth’s crust. It occurs mainly in the form of chemical compounds such as sodium fluoride or hydrogen fluoride, which are present in minerals fluorospar, fluorapatite, topaz and cryolitect. Fluoride is frequently encountered in minerals and in geochemical deposits and is generally released into subsoil water sources by slow natural degradation of fluorine contained in rocks. Fluoride being a natural element has several effects on health. Fluoride is beneficial to health if the concentration (CF) of the fluoride ion (F-) in drinking water is less than 1.5 mg/L (WHO 1994). A higher concentration causes serious health hazards. The disease caused manifests itself in three forms, namely, dental, skeletal, and non-skeletal fluorosis. On a large scale, it is used in dental product due to its anti- sensitizing property and abrasive action. Application of fluoride must be controlled and restricted to reduce the side effect induced by it.

CLINICAL PHARMACY IN INDIA: RECENT ADVANCES AND PERSPECTIVE

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ABOUT AUTHORS:
Mazhar M1, Ansari. A2, Rajput SK1*
1Department of Pharmacology, Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh-201313.
2Department of Social Work, University Road, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007.
*skrajput95@amity.edu

ABSTRACT
In lieu of the fact that without adequate supervision, the assurance of quality of any system is not possible; clinical pharmacy has emerged as one of the latest and unmapped discipline of pharmacy in the 21st century. The existence of clinical pharmacists in medical rounds could support physicians in optimizing pharmacotherapy. This novel profession in India extends its diversions to good manufacturing practices, procurement/preparation/distribution of medication, reporting ADRs/ ADEs and on the whole to a very promising aspect of patient healthcare service. The state of clinical pharmacy in India is in the transformational state showing serious positive promising changes in the past couple of years. Even hospitals have started distinguishing the importance of clinical pharmacy and have taken initiatives for making it possible although at a budding stage. The clinical pharmacy branch of pharmacy is surely attaining new heights in regard to patient care services which have certainly increased the services and satisfaction to the patients.

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