Akshay S. Parchure Address: - B/801, Vedant, Goregaon Ganesh Co-op Housing Society, Off M.G. Road, Mumbai, India, 400062 Mobile: - 0091-9820197551 Email: - email@example.com PROFILE Research interests to excel in field of functional tissue engineering by undertaking innovative Ph.D project based on current experience of culturing EC stem cells in 3D constructs in vitro. Powerful oral/written presentation, communication and negotiation skills. Enthusiastic, ambitious, motivated and dedicated attitude towards undertaken tasks Worked on a voluntary basis in stem cell lab at King Edward Memorial hospital (Owned by Municipal Corporation of Mumbai) and B.N. Bandodkar College of Sciences on different projects related to stem cell research. RESEARCH PROJECTS/ PRACTICALS Year TITLE Title: - “Investigation into differentiation of cells in three dimensional constructs in vitro” under Prof. Stefan Przyborski at University of Durham. Successfully cultured EC stem cells on novel 3D scaffolds...2009 Determined the optimal seeding density for the novel scaffolds. Measured cell viability and proliferation. Highlighted that cells exhibit better growth in 3D environment as compared to 2D. Title: - “Effect of Fixatives and Tissue Processing on the Content and Integrity of Nucleic Acids” under2008 Prof. Alan Curry at University of Central Lancashire. Determined the optimal fixative to be used for tissue processing Carried out successfully DNA, RNA isolations, purification and quantification. EDUCATION Newcastle University MRes in Medical and Molecular Biosciences (Stem Cells and Regenerative UK, 2008-2009 Medicine). Modules: - Stem cells and Regenerative Medicine, Transplantation Grade: 2.1 Sciences, Cancer studies, Bioethics and Research Project (6 months). University of Central BSc. (Hons.) in Biomedical Sciences Lancashire, UK, 2005 Modules: - Cell Biology, Genetics, Haematology, Immunology, Cellular Pathology -2008. Molecular genetics, Clinical Biochemistry, Physiology, Nature and Investigation Grade: 2. 1 Of Diseases, Introduction to pharmacology and Group Research Project.
SKILLS/ EXPOSURE Worked with EC (Embryonic Carcinoma) Stem cells. Scaffold Preparations and culturing of cells on scaffolds. Cell Culturing, Histology and Immunoflourescence staining. Scanning Electron Microscopy and Imaging. DNA, RNA & plasmid isolation, purification and quantification. Gel electrophoresis, Restriction digestion. Working in clean room (class 10,000)PUBLICATION LIST Enhanced differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells in 3D cell culture using unique cell culture technology. Daniel J Maltman1,2, Victoria B Christie1,2, Ross Carnachan1,2 Akshay Parchure1, Bridgid A Murray1,2, and Stefan A Przyborski1,2. 1 School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham University, Science Laboratories, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK. 2 Reinnervate Limited, Old Shire Hall, Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HP, UK (Poster Presentation).SEMINARS Attended international symposium “Frontiers of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.” at Dr. D. Y. Patil institute of Biotechnology, Mumbai in February, 2007.SOFTWARES I have a good knowledge of computer based skills such as, Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Photoshop 14. Moreover, my studies included an extensive coverage of statistical packages like SPSS for data analysis.EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES I have bagged 1st place in all Mumbai (Bombay) Elocution Competition, I have passed 2 guitar exams with 1St class,WORK EXPERIENCE November ’07. Squires/New York New York (Preston) – Worked as a glass collector in the best night club in Preston. My duties included supporting the bar staff, Refilling the bar, general cleanliness of the club and working efficiently in a group. August’07 Mobel Interiors (Preston) – worked as a canvasser in this outbound call centre
REFEREES Dr. Stefan Przyborski (Supervisor) Dr. Atul Bedekar Director and Chief Scientific Officer of ReInnervate Ltd Reader in Chemistry School of Biological and Biomedical Science University of Mumbai University of Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE IndiaUK. Tel:- +44 (0)191 3343988 Tel:- 0091-9820520131Email: - firstname.lastname@example.org Email: - email@example.com Dr. Liji ThayyilReader and Course Coordinator, D. Y. Patil Institute for Biotechnology, Sector 15, Plot No. 50,CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400614. Tel: - 0091-22-39286139 Email: - firstname.lastname@example.org