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• An interdisciplinary researcher with 5 years of solid background in Magnetic Resonance techniques that can be used to detect and identify chloroplast water, lipids and proteins (in leaves and photosynthetic microorganisms) and also to access quality of food • Hands-on experience in 2D NMR DOSY and DRCOSY experiments. • Experienced in growing photosynthetic microorganisms. • Highly adaptable, Independent and team worker, Having good communication and problem solving skills, and Project management.


Current Experience

  • Doctoral Researcher
    Since September 2011
    The research work involved detection of chloroplast water in intact photosynthetic microorganisms such as Algae, Cyanobacteria and leaf disks. The theme of my Doctoral work was to study photosynthetic membrane (thylakoid membrane) dynamics in response to diverse environmental conditions using diffusion behaviour of chloroplast water, thylakoid membrane lipids and proteins. I developed non-invasive 1H NMR methods (DOSY and DRCOSY) to detect the chloroplast water in aforesaid intact systems. Using hindered diffusion of the chloroplast water, I estimated the size of chloroplast in leaf disks and also in algae. I also studied Chloroplast Volume Regulation in algae grown in different conditions using the chloroplast water diffusion. Most significantly, I could measure dynamics of the photosynthetic membrane lipids and proteins in vivo in algae suspension using strong magnetic field gradients. These were the first intact measurements on the mobility of lipids and proteins under complete in vivo conditions. Using these measurements I could probe changes in the membrane organization and composition.

Past Experience

  • Junior Scientist
    September 2011 --- August 2015
    Planning and designing experiments to detect and identify chloroplast water, lipids and proteins in leaf disks and in photosynthetic microorganisms such algae and cyanobacteria in order to study photosynthetic membrane dynamics.

  • Lecturer in Physics
    June 2006 --- August 2008
    Teaching: Mechanics, Optics, Thermodynamics, Nuclear Physics, Mathematical Physics and PC architecture and hardware.


LinkedIn Assessment :
NMR diffusometryNMR relaxometryNMR spectroscopymolecular biologyscienceResearchNMREnvironmental AwarenessMaterialsPhysicsThermodynamicsOpticsStatisticsTheoryOrganic ChemistryIndependent ThinkingProblem SolvingProject ManagementExcellent presentation skillsExperimentationSpectroscopyScientific WritingMatlabChemistry


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biophysics from Wageningen University in 2016
  • Master's degree in Physiscs from University of Stuttgart in 2010
  • Master's degree in Physics from Osmania University in 2006

Area / Region

Wageningen, Netherlands


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