ESR13 – Jasnoor


ESR13 – Jasnoor

Nationality : Indian
Contact :
Supervisor: Fabio Benfenati
Host organization: IIT
Secondments: Sorbonne université / Femtonics / On-Iris Biomed

Individual research project: Development of membrane-targeted azobenzene-based compounds for vision restoration


I obtained my 4-year Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy (2014 – 2018) from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Thereafter, I have been one of the 13 coveted International Scholars to be awarded the European Union’s prestigious 2-year scholarship to pursue my NANOMED Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree: Nanomedicine for Drug Delivery (2018-2020). As an EMJMD scholar, I spent a semester each in 3 different Universities in France, Greece and Italy, culminating my NANOMED final semester research internship in the industry (OZ Biosciences) at Marseille, France.
As a scientist, I see myself dedicating my research career towards drug delivery of nanomedicine for devising novel and promising therapy solutions in the field of occular delivery. In July 2020, I was awarded the highly competitive Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship of the European Union to join as an Early Stage Researcher in the ENTRAIN VISION Program and earn my PhD in Neuroscience, fulfilling my dream of working and contributing in an international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral research project. I have joined Professor Benfenati’s group and endeavor to dedicatedly contribute to, as well as learn from the network of European and global experts from diverse academic, clinical and industrial sectors in fulfulling the goals of the ENTRAIN VISION Project which aims to develop innovative technologies for restoring vision in blind patients.