Dr Yogita Patil-Sen

Dr. Yogita Patil-Sen

Research Associate

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Maudland Building, MB210

+44 (0) 1772 89 3736


Subject Areas: Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Public Health, Chemistry

Full Profile

Yogita’s research interests are in developing nanomaterials for healthcare applications. She works in the interdisciplinary fields of chemistry, materials science, pharmaceutical and formulation chemistry. Prior to taking up the current research role at UCLan, Yogita has successfully completed Daphne Jackson Fellowship which was jointly sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry and UCLan. Yogita has previously worked in the UK, Israel and India on research projects involving agricultural formulations, organic synthesis and theoretical chemistry. 

  • Ph.D.  Chemical Science, University of Manchester, UK
  • M.Sc.  Inorganic Chemistry, University of Pune, India
  • B.Sc.   Chemistry (Hons), University of Pune, India


Patil-Sen Y, Chhabria V (2018) “Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Magnetic Hyperthermia Applications”, NanoBioMedicine (Series ISBN: 1-626990-50-6) Taylor & Francis Publishing Group.

Narain A, Asawa S, Chhabria V, Patil-Sen Y (2017) “Cell membrane coated nanoparticles: Next generation therapeutics”, Nanomedicine (Lond) 12(21):2677-2692.

Patil-Sen Y, Dennison SR, Snape TJ (2016) “Functional foldamers that target bacterial membranes: the effect of charge, amphiphilicity and conformation”, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 24(18): 4241- 4245.

Patil-Sen Y, Sadeghpour A, Rappolt M, Kulkarni CV (2016) “Facile Preparation of Internally Selfassembled Lipid Particles Stabilized by Carbon Nanotubes”, Journal of Visualized Experiments, 108: e53489- 53489. 

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Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy | Member of Royal Society of Chemistry | Member of American Chemical Society | Member of Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering

Research Activities


  • 2017: Grant from UCLan under Newton Fund (£1500) Project: Fluorescent nanoparticles for cancer treatment To initiate collaboration with Prof Supriya Shidhaye, Ms Chaitali Surve, University of Mumbai and Dr Pradip Chaudhari, ACTREC, India
  • 2016: Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme Funding (£2000) Project: Toxicity studies of magnetic nanoparticles on cancer cells. The intern student won ‘Poster Award Highly Commended’ at UCLan
  • 2015: Daphne Jackson Research Fellowship funded by the RSC and UCLan (2 years 0.5FTE)



Synthesis of nanoparticles for various healthcare applications such as drug delivery for cancer therapy, nose-to-brain drug delivery and drug delivery to lungs.


  • Poster presentation at the III International Symposium on Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials and Applications 2018, Caparica, Portugal 
  • Poster presentation at the Daphne Jackson Trust conference 2017, London, UK
  • Oral presentation, Session Chair and Moderator at Bioamerica 2016, San Francisco, USA
  • Invited talk and Session Chair at the NanoMed 2016, Warsaw, Poland
  • Poster Presentation at the Bicontinuous Cubic Phases Conference, Noosa, Australia, 2014 (received the RSC Chemistry Biology Interface Division Travel Grant, SCI-RSC Rideal Trust Travel Bursary and the Early Career Researcher Travel Grant from the conference committee to participate)