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Dr. Laavanya Parthasarathi

Research Fellow
Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin

Brief Biography:

I am an experienced scientist (> 15 years) with highly evolved skills in laboratory and desk based research, verbal and written communication, organization, procurement, project management, team working, student mentoring, teaching and scientific writing. GOAL To support and deliver research based innovation.

Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Clinical Data Collection and Analysis, Bio-statistics, Network Analysis, Proteomics, Synthetic and Structural Chemistry, NMR Spectroscopy, X-ray Crystallography, Molecular Modelling and Drug Design, Cheminformatics
Laboratory Management, Laboratory Safety and Risk Assessment, Project Management, Research Budgeting and Accounts Management, Project Scheduling, Research Event Planning and Management

My pre-doctoral training was in synthetic and structural chemistry including synthesis of air-sensitive compounds using schlenk techniques, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography and Quantum chemistry.

My post doctoral training includes molecular modeling, molecular docking, structural bioinformatics, structure based drug design, deciphering protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions, signalling pathway and network analysis, proteomics, protein expression and purification, molecular biology, molecular genetics, pedigree and clinical data analysis, SNP chip design, genome data analysis, linkage disequilibrium analysis, genetic power calculations, co-morbidity analysis, neuro-oncology and neuropsychiatric genetics.

Peer Reviewed Research Articles : 26
Research Articles Under Preparation : 4
Research Projects Successfully Completed : 25
Research Projects Nearing Completion : 2 Scientific Conference
Presentations : 19
Training Courses and Workshops Attended : 18
Outreach and Professional Development Meetings Attended : 11

Nov 2011 - present: Executive Committee Member, Women in Technology & Science (WITS), Ireland


Academic positions:

* Research Fellow, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Nov 2009 - to present
* Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Cancer Genetics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, Oct 2007 - Oct 2009
* Post Doctoral Fellow, Clinical Bioinformatics Group, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Oct 2005 - Sep 2007
* Post Doctoral Fellow, Bioinformatics Core Group, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, Oct 2004 - Sep 2005
* Post Doctoral Training Fellow, Protein Structure and Function Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, June 2002 - May 2003
* Senior Research Fellow, School of Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India, June 1996 - May 2002


Research interests:

Computational Biology : Molecular Modelling, Molecular Docking, Molecular Docking, Molecular Dynamics, Protein Structure Prediction, Network and Pathway Analysis Medicinal Chemistry/Chemical Biology/Drug Design/Drug Delivery : Structure Based Drug Design, Pharmacophore Modelling, Protein-Protein and Protein-Ligand Interactions, Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships (QSAR), Molecular Therapeutics, Targeted Drug Delivery Analytical Chemistry :NMR Spectroscopy, X-ray Crystallography, Mass Spectrometry, High Throughput Protein Micro Arrays, High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Isothermal Calorimetry (ITC), Fluorescence Polarization Molecular Genetics : Genome Data Analysis, SNP Genotyping


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

I am happy to note that WebmedCentral supports the novel method of publication, publication without prior peer review followed by author driven post publication peer review. This would certainly empower authors, reviewers and readers.