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Summary

I am a Biologist, with experience in molecular biology, immunology, biotechnology, cancer research and cellular biology. During my PhD, I have worked on the role of Voltage-gated calcium channels in the deregulation of macroautophagy in Cardiomyocytes. I am experienced in writing and editing research articles and documentation. As a freelancer, I have edited and proofread theses and articles from students in Life Science. I have good social and communication skills that help me interact with people from various cultural and career backgrounds. I am proactive, have been a part of organizing committees at various levels. I have organized several educational and cultural events, during my Bachelors and Masters, where I was a member of the College Union. I am experienced in working in team as well as an individual in an international environment. My strengths are, I am detail-oriented and I have a constant drive for learning.

Experiences

Past Experience

  • Doctoral Candidate
    April 2010 --- November 2014
    -Worked on the effect of pharmacological blockade of voltage-gated calcium channels on autophagy and unfolded protein response. -Worked on a project that involves examination of functional expression of VGCCs and their contribution of calcium ion influx and the effect on cell death in melanoma cells. -Performed Cell and Molecular biology and Biochemistry techniques extensively and have published articles in peer reviewed journals.

  • Teaching Assistant
    August 2009 --- January 2010
    -Taught Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental studies for Masters students. -Conducted practical classes in Biochemistry and microbiology.

  • Research Trainee
    April 2007 --- June 2007
    Worked on Cloning, Expression and Purification of Scorpion PLA2 protein. The gene introduced into pET28 vector was cloned using E.coli, and the expressed recombinant protein was purified by metal affinity chromatography and the purified protein was subjected to crystallization by hanging drop method.

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAttention to detailCreative thinkingCritical thinkingCommunicativeCollaborationEfficiencyFlexibilityInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingResponsibilityStrategic thinking

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Cell biologymolecular biologyMammalian Cell CulturePCRqPCRBiochemistryWestern BlottingMolecular CloningTransfectionRNA isolationImmunoprecipitationProtein ExpressionTransient TransfectionMicrobiologyRT-PCRCalciumMacroautophagyER stressUnfolded protein responseubiquitin-proteosome systemCell CultureFACS analysisELISAHaemagglutination AssaysImmunocytochemistryProtein chemistryProtein PurificationLife SciencesAffinity ChromatographyAutophagymanagement

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Control data Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Molecular Diagnostics Report data Search literature on clinical trials Technology research Use a confocal microscopy Write papersAct as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigatorWriting regulatory documentsWrite protocolsWrite combined statistical and medical reportsWork with coordination and data management teamsWork collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team Work under specific instructionsUse western blotting techniqueUse fluorescence microscopyUse laboratory techniquesUnderstand protocolsTranslate customer needs into analytical study proposal/protocolTeachingSearch literature on clinical trialsReview study protocolsReview protocolsReport dataRegulatory documentationR&DProtocol managementproject managementPrepare manuscriptPeople managementOral presentationOffice managementMonitor dataManuscript preparationManage budgetslifescienceInterpret dataGuide staffExecute scientific projects

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Molecular Biology from University of Lleida in 2014
  • Master's Degree in Zoology/Animal Biology from University of Madras in 2008
  • Bachelor in Animal science and Biotechnology from Bharathiar University in 2006

Training and Certification

  • Animal handling in 2011 Training
  • Research trainee at AIIMS, Delhi, India in 2007 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
English
Full Proficiency
Dutch
Elementary Proficiency
Spanish
Elementary Proficiency
Hindi
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Associate Scientist Account Manager - Life Sciences Biologist Biomedical Scientist Clinical Laboratory Technician Clinical Project Manager (CPM) Clinical Research Coordinator Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA) Data Manager Doctoral Researcher Global Data Manager Junior Laboratory Technician Junior Scientist Lab Analyst Lab Scientist Lab Technician (Toxicology) Laboratory Manager Medical Writer Molecular Biologist Pharmacist Postdoctoral Researcher Principal Scientist Project Assistant Project Manager Regulatory Affairs Assistant Regulatory Affairs Manager Research fellow Research internship Research Scientist Research Technician Research Trainee researcher Reviewer Sample Coordinator Science teacher Scientific Advisor Scientific Associate scientific collaborator Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager Scientific consultant Senior Associate Scientist Senior Medical Writer Senior Scientist Student Researcher Teaching Assistant Team Leader Technician Biotech Lab Technician
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Aarschot, Belgium Amsterdam, Netherlands Antwerp, Belgium Beveren, Belgium Bruges, Belgium Brussels, Belgium Charleroi, Belgium Denmark Diest, Belgium Dilbeek, Belgium Düsseldorf, Germany Edegem, Belgium Eindhoven, Netherlands Elsene, Belgium Evere, Belgium Evergem, Belgium Fleurus, Belgium Frankfurt, Germany Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium Geel, Belgium Ghent, Belgium Haasrode, Belgium Hasselt, Belgium Herent, Belgium Heverlee, Belgium Holland India Jodoigne, Belgium Kessel-Lo, Belgium Kontich, Belgium Leuven, Belgium Liège, Belgium London, United Kingdom Louvain-la-Neuve, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium Luxembourg Machelen, Belgium Mechelen, Belgium Mons, Belgium Munich, Germany Ninove, Belgium Nivelles, Belgium Norway Ostend, Belgium Oudenaarde, Belgium Overijse, Belgium Paris, France Perwez, Belgium Puurs, Belgium Quaregnon, Belgium Quievrain, Belgium Rixensart, Belgium Roeselare, Belgium Rotterdam, Netherlands Saint-Gilles, Belgium Spain Switzerland Tervuren, Belgium Tienen, Belgium Turnhout, Belgium Uccle, Belgium United Kingdom United States Verviers, Belgium Vilvoorde, Belgium Waterloo, Belgium Wavre, Belgium Wilsele, Belgium Winksele, Herent, Belgium Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium Xhendremael, Belgium Xhoris, Belgium Ypres, Belgium Yvoir, Belgium Zaventem, Belgium Zemst, Belgium Zwijndrecht, Belgium
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer :    30 Per week Hours per week
    BrightOwl employee
  • International:
    Yes

Publications

    Expert has 3 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Leuven, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • No