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Anjul Khadria

Doctoral Student at the Doctoral Training center

St. Catherine's College, Manor Road, OX1 3UJ

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Anjul was born and brought up in Assam, a state in north-eastern part of India. For his undergraduate degree he went to National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela where he completed Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology. After graduating from NIT in 2012 with Honors, he went to University College London (UCL) to study MSc Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine after being awarded Jubilee Scholarship by British Council. He graduated from UCL in September 2013 with Distinction and joined University of Oxford to pursue D.Phil in Systems Approaches to Biomedical Science- IDC. After completing two 11 weeks rotation projects during his first year of D.Phil., he started working on synthesis and testing of dyes under the supervision of Prof. Harry Anderson, FRS at the Chemistry department as a full time D.Phil. student.



1. Push-pull pyropheophorbides for nonlinear optical imaging
A. Khadria, Y. de Coene, P. Gawel, C. Roche, K. Clays, H.L. Anderson Org. Biomol. Chem. 2017, 15, 947-956.

Designated as a "HOT article"

Awards and Honors

  • 2013-2017: Awarded fully funded Clarendon Scholarship to pursue D.Phil at the University of Oxford
  • 2013-2017: Awarded Radhakrishnan Memorial Fund award during D.Phil at the University of Oxford
  • 2013-2017: Awarded Hilla Ginwala Scholarship during D.Phil at the University of Oxford
  • 2016-2017: Awarded St Catherine's College Graduate Scholarship during the final year of DPhil at the University of Oxford
  • 2012-2013: Awarded fully funded Jubilee Scholarship 2012 by British Council and UK Government to pursue masters in U.K. on occasion of Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
  • 2012-2013: Awarded UCL Scholarship in association with Jubilee Scholarship at University College London
  • 2012: Selected among top 7 undergraduate final year research projects out of 400 undergraduate research projects of the institute (NIT Rourkela)
  • 2012: Best undergraduate research project of the Biotechnology and Medical Engineering department of NIT Rourkela
  • 2011: Awarded Summer Undergraduate Research Grants for Excellence (SURGE) fellowship at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur (60 students selected from more than 3000 applicants)
  • 2010: One of 30 students selected for the Summer Research Internship Programme of Tezpur University

  • Interests and Extracurricular activities

  • 2013-2014: Executive Director of the Global Scholars Network
  • 2013: Student panel member of Faculty of Medical Science and student representative of Division of Surgery and Interventional Science at University College London (UCL)
  • 2012-2013: Student Academic Representative (StAR) of the MSc Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine course at University College London (UCL)
  • 2012-2013: Member of British Society for Nanomedicine
  • 2012-2013: Member of Institute of Nanotechnology