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Revathy Munuswamy

kinsale,Co.Cork

Summary

Skilled Research scientist focused on Chronic inflammation research. Bringing experience in both self-directed and support research capacities, as well as doctoral degree in Immunology from Hasselt/Maastricht university. Enthusiastic about furthering field knowledge and publishing professional papers to raise university profile. Proficient in conducting laboratory and field experiments while informing new hires on research methods and data collection procedures. Hardworking and driven with superior organizational and analytical skills combined with unparalleled dedication to research excellence.

Overview

9
9
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

Research Fellow

Hasselt University
Hasselt , Belgium
2018.05 - 2021.11
  • Design experiment and analyse data with application of computerized instrumentation
  • Followed best practices and scientific protocol to reach defensible conclusions based on solid evidence.
  • Designing new SOP and application of designed protocols in relevant new experiments
  • Data interpretation and make decision on further deviation based on published literature resources
  • Maintained high levels of confidentiality to protect data quality and project research.
  • Analyzed data to determine which theory to select for further research.
  • Writing grant proposals and developing projects concepts
  • Conducting and developing research independently or in collaboration with a research supervisor
  • Supported and supervised students in extracellular vesicle research programs from brainstorming areas for potential research through publishing papers on completed projects.
  • Conducted and evaluated research using cutting-edge technology.
  • Implementing complex experiments and observations
  • Patent EP20212664:, FOR THE DETECTION OF MONOMERIC CRP. The present invention is directed to selective detection of monomeric C-reactive protein (CRP) in a body fluid sample. In particular, the present invention provides the use of a DNA aptamer for the detection of monomeric CRP in an isolated sample of body fluid from a subject. The invention also provides DNA aptamers that specifically bind to monomeric CRP. Finally, also a detection method for monomeric CRP in a body fluid sample using a DNA aptamer and a kit for the detection of monomeric CRP in a body fluid sample.

Research scientist

Marie Curie Initial Training Network
Turnhout , Belgium
2014.05 - 2018.05
  • Collaborating with interdisciplinary groups and leading an effective communication on the proposed planned concepts, innovation and knowledge to multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Performed research into study topics to increase knowledge and to provide valuable contributions.
  • Recognized abnormal test results and devised corrective actions to retain accurate and valid results.
  • Performed cell based/immunoassay experiments and research and documented findings.
  • Completed testing projects by deadline and under budget for company-wide initiatives.
  • Collaborated with leadership team to identify relevant questions and determine best methods of collection.
  • Generated data models and performed analysis to produce reports outlining results.
  • Streamlined research processes to meet tight deadlines for multiple projects.
  • Project: r’Birth – “Measurement of neuroactive haptens in tissue and body fluids”.

Lecturer & Researcher

SAMS college of engineering & technology
Chennai , India
2012.11 - 2014.03
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to achieve student-centered learning.
  • Used variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate learning process and accentuate presentations.
  • Conducted individual research projects to actively contribute to institution's research work.
  • Arranged syllabus, developed schedule and determined reading list for varied courses simultaneously, giving students appropriate time to complete assignments and absorb information.
  • Mentored undergraduate and graduate students in effective next-steps for education and career preparedness.
  • Selected and designed lesson plans and curriculum to meet academic objectives.
  • Guided students in researching, structuring and presenting debate case.
  • Impartially evaluated papers, projects and homework assignments of students, delegating grading to teaching assistants when appropriate.

Post graduate research

Alcyomics Ltd
Newcastle , United Kingdom
2012.02 - 2012.07
  • Project: A human skin test SkimuneTM for immunogenicity, sensitivity and potency assessment of novel compound”.

Education

Ph.D. - Biomedical Science - Immunology

Hasselt University/Maastricht University
Belgium
10.2021

Master of Science - Medical Biotechnology And Business Entrepreneursh

Newcastle University
United Kingdom
11.2012

Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech) - Industrial Biotechnology

Anna University
India
10.2010

Skills

  • Cell Biology
  • Immunology and Protein Biochemistry
  • Characterization techniques
  • Skin explant technology
  • Biosensor application
  • Nanoparticle tracking analysis
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Transmission electron microscopy.
  • Flow Cytometry
  • DNA Finger Printing, gene sequencing, DNA elution
  • Quantitative Research
  • Lab Report Completion Procedures
  • Scientific Writing
  • Experimental Design
  • Molecular Biology
  • DNA Sequencing
  • Organizing Findings
  • Cell Culturing
  • Medical Laboratory Equipment
  • Molecular Diagnostics

Affiliations

  • Project Management Institute
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Marie- Curie ITN grant (grant agreement no: 608346), Belgium.
  • Newcastle University India Scholarship (NUIS PG) awards, United Kingdom
  • Organised two international Symposium during the course of doctorate.

Accomplishments

  • Monomeric CRP is elevated in patients with COPD compared to non-COPD control persons.
  • Revathy Munuswamy, Jana De Brandt, Chris Burtin, Wim Derave, Joseph Aumann, Martijn A Spruit, Luc Michiels. Journal of Inflammation Research


  • A novel diagnostic tool for the detection of mCRP in inflammation associated diseases.
  • Revathy Munuswamy, Veerle Somers, Kenneth Verboven, Baharak Hosseinkhani, Luc Michiels. (Under preparation)


  • Monomeric C-reactive protein positive extracellular vesicles with a distinct protein profile mediate vascular inflammation and monocyte adhesion.
  • Sören Kuypers, Revathy Munuswamy, Bram Van den Broek, Joy Irobi, Baharak Hosseinkhani, Luc Michiels. (Under preparation)


  • An in vitro human skin test for assessing sensitization potential. J Appl Toxicology.
  • Ahmed SS, Wang XN, Fielding M, Kerry A, Dickinson I, Munuswamy R, Kimber I, Dickinson AM


  • Affinity isolation of biologically intact extracellular vesicle subpopulations. September 2018, Conference: BESEV2018
  • Sören Kuypers, Revathy Munuswamy, Nynke van den Akker, Daniel G.Molin, Luc Michiels, Baharak Hosseinkhani


  • Unravelling the role of extracellular small heat shock proteins in neuroinflammation
  • Sam Vanherle, Bram Van den Broek, Vicky De Winter, Revathy Munuswamy, Baharak Hosseinkhani, Vincent Timmerman, Luc Michiels, Joy Irobi


  • A functional assessment of affinity isolated inflammatory extracellular vesicle subpopulations. May 2018, Conference: ISEV2018, At: Barcelona, Spain
  • Sören Kuypers, Revathy Munuswamy, Nynke van den Akker, Daniel G.M Molin, Luc Michiels, Baharak Hosseinkhani


  • The diagnostic potential of sentinel extracellular vesicles in early inflammation. May 2017, Conference: ISEV 2017, Toronto, Canada
  • Revathy Munuswamy, Sören Kuypers, Jan D’Haen, Inge Nelissen, Joy Irobi, Baharak Hosseinkhani, Luc Michiels


  • Aptamer-based isolation of extracellular vesicles subpopulations: Finding the needle in a haystack. May 2017, Conference: ISEV 2017, Toronto, Canada
  • SörenKuypers, RevathyMunuswamy, Jan D’Haen, Inge Nelissen, Joy Irobi, BaharakHosseinkhani, Luc Michiels


  • Is monomeric CRP a marker for development of CRP in patients with MDD?March 2015, Conference: The immune-brain axis: from molecules to behaviour, Belgium
  • Revathy Munuswamy, Raf Berghmans, Aye Mu Myint, Luc Michiels, Angelos Halaris and Lawrence Potempa


  • Oral presentation in Trinity college, r’Birth annual meeting “The diagnostic potential of neuroactive haptens in depressive disorders”
  • Oral presentation in r’Birth, Marie Curie ITN meeting, University of Nottingham, UK. Measurement of neuroactive haptans in blood and brain tissue of mood disorder patients”
  • Poster presented on toxicology
  • Presented paper on “Therapeutic extract induced nanoparticle synthesis and its antimicrobial activity”

Certification

  • Licensed FELASA - Credential ID nr.685412, DG VGZ/VVP (Stcrt.135)
  • Certified Project management professional, PMI - July 2021-July 2024
  • JMP Training - Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics
  • R programme Training - Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics
  • QX200 droplet digital PCR system Training - Bio-Rad Laboratories
  • Networking and negotiation for progressing - Imperial College London

Timeline

Research Fellow

Hasselt University
2018.05 - 2021.11

Research scientist

Marie Curie Initial Training Network
2014.05 - 2018.05

Lecturer & Researcher

SAMS college of engineering & technology
2012.11 - 2014.03

Post graduate research

Alcyomics Ltd
2012.02 - 2012.07

Ph.D. - Biomedical Science - Immunology

Hasselt University/Maastricht University

Master of Science - Medical Biotechnology And Business Entrepreneursh

Newcastle University

Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech) - Industrial Biotechnology

Anna University
  • Licensed FELASA - Credential ID nr.685412, DG VGZ/VVP (Stcrt.135)
  • Certified Project management professional, PMI - July 2021-July 2024
  • JMP Training - Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics
  • R programme Training - Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics
  • QX200 droplet digital PCR system Training - Bio-Rad Laboratories
  • Networking and negotiation for progressing - Imperial College London
Revathy Munuswamy