Serafim  Papadimitriou

Bhrugu Yagnik

Review Editor

B V Patel PERD Centre

biography

Academic Background & Professional Experience:

Ph.D. (Biotechnology)

Sardar Patel University

2013 to January 2017 (expected)

Visiting Faculty (Biochemistry)

M. G. Science College, Ahmedabad

2013 to Present

Research Scholar (ICMR)

B. V. Patel PERD Centre

2012 to Present

M.Sc. (Biochemistry)

The M. S. University of Baroda

2010 to 2012

B.Sc. (Biochemistry)

Gujarat University

2007 to 2010

 

Awards and Achievements:

*      Received 2nd Prize for Best Oral Presentation in “Science Excellence-2010”, A State Level Science Competition jointly organized by Gujarat State of Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM) and Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST), held in Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, on 9th January, 2010, for the paper “Gene silencing”

*      Qualified University Grant Commission-National Eligibility Test(UGC- NET) with All India Rank #50 (December 2013)

*      Recipient of Lady Tata Memorial Trust fellowship for conducting Doctoral Research Work on “Development of diarrheal vaccine using Lactococcus lactis” (August 2014)

*      Received Best Oral Presentation in 2nd International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (ICBB-2015) held in Pune, India, on 6th to 8th February 2015.

*      Recipient of New Investigator Award in the 7th International Conference on Children’s Bone Health (ICCBH) held in Salzburg, Austria, on 27th to 30th June 2015.

*      Nominated for Dr. G. P. Talwar Young Scientist Award in the 42nd Annual Conference of Indian Immunology Society, Immunocon-2015, held in Patna, India, on 9th to 11th October 2015.

*      Published article on “Publishing online: Consider a Graphical Abstract” in Bitesize Bio, A Global Science E-Magazine.

*      Interviewed by Dr. Sophia Hafner, featured in Microbes and Infection as “Biobots”; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micinf.2016.02.002.

*      Awarded Senior Research Fellowship by Lady Tata Memorial Trust (August 2016).

*      Received Travel Grants from central government funding agencies; Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS).

*      Received 2016 ISV Congress Award by International Society for Vaccine (ISV) during 2016 ISV Congress, Boston, MA, USA.

 

Publications:

No. of Research Articles

No. of Oral and Poster Presentations

No. of Patents

8

11

2

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Indian Patents:

1.       Vaccine candidates against enteric pathogens using food grade bacteria: LacVaxTM

2.       “Epitope based vaccine against enteric pathogens”

 

 

Trademark:

1.       LacVaxTM

 

 

Research Papers:

1.      B Yagnik*, D Sharma*, H Padh, P Desai. Recombinant Lactococcus lactis expressing Outer membrane protein A (OmpA) of Shigella dysenteriae type-1 induced immunogenic response in mice. Journal of Applied Microbiology. November (2016) DOI: 10.1111/jam.13353 [Impact Factor: 2.34]

* Both the authors have contributed equally as a first author

2.      D Sharma*, B Yagnik*, H Padh, P Desai. Shigellosis murine model established by intraperitoneal and intranasal route of administration: A comparative comprehension overview. Microbes and Infection. October (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.micinf.2016.09.002. [Impact Factor 2.89]

* Both the authors have contributed equally as a first author

3.      B Yagnik, H Padh, P Desai. Construction of a new shuttle vector for DNA delivery into mammalian cells using non-invasive Lactococcus lactis. Microbes and Infection. 18 (2016) 237-244. [Impact Factor 2.89]

4.      B Yagnik, S Patel, M Dave, D Sharma, H Padh, P Desai. Factors Affecting Inducible Expression of Outer Membrane Protein A (OmpA) of Shigella dysenteriae Type-1 in Lactococcus lactis Using Nisin Inducible Controlled Expression (NICE). Indian Journal of Microbiology, 2015, (Jan–Mar 2016) 56(1):80–87. [Impact Factor 1.134]

5.      P Patel, MZ Mughal, P Patel, B Yagnik, N Kajale, R Mandlik, V Khadilkar, SA Chiplonkar, S Phanse, V Patwardhan, A Patel, A Khadilkar. Dietary calcium intake influences the relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25OHD) concentration and parathyroid hormone (PTH) concentration. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2016 Apr;101(4):316-9. [Impact Factor 2.90]

6.      N Kajale, P P Patel, P A Patel, A Patel, B Yagnik, R Mandlik, V Khadilkar, SA Chiplonkar, S Phanse, V Patwardhan, A Patel, A Khadilkar. Association of dental and skeletal fluorosis with calcium intake and vitamin D concentrations in adolescents from a region endemic for fluorosis. BioScientifica, 2015, DOI:10.1530/boneabs.4.P62.

7.      P Patel, MZ Mughal, P Patel, B Yagnik, N Kajale, R Mandlik, V Khadilkar, SA Chiplonkar, S Phanse, V Patwardhan, A Patel, A Khadilkar. Association of dental and skeletal fluorosis with calcium intake and vitamin D concentration in adolescents from a region endemic for fluorosis. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism (IJEM) (2015).

8.      PP Patel, PA Patel, B. Yagnik, K Vora, A Verma, A Patel, SA Chiplonkar, A Khadilkar. Assessment of Nutritional Status of School Going Children In Gujarat. International Journal of Food and Nutritional Science. (2016). 3(5): 1- 3. DOI: 10.15436/2377-0619.16.1231.

Under communication:

 

9.      B Yagnik, D Sharma, H Padh, P Desai. Construction of dual recombinant Lactococcus lactis for enhanced delivery of DNA vaccine reporter plasmid pPERDBY. Journal of Medical Microbiology. [Impact Factor 2.23]

10.  P Desai, B Yagnik, D Sharma, A Khan, N Desai, H Padh. Transfecting CHO-K1 cells: Comparison of CaPO4, electroporation and lipoplex method with in-house prepared polyplex. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Science [Impact Factor: 0.762]

 

Conference proceedings:

 

1.      Oral Presentation: “Identification and validation of immunodominant antigens as protective prophylactic against Shigella”

Event: 2016 International Society for Vaccines Annual Congress in collaboration with Vaccine Renaissance and DNA Vaccine (2016 ISV Congress)

Date: 2nd October to 4th October 2016

Place: Boston, MA, USA

 

2.      Poster Presentation: “Exploring new era of vaccine development against Shigella

Event: 6th Indo-Japanese International Symposium on Overcoming Intractable Infectious Diseases Prevalent in Asian Countries

Date: 23rd to 24th September, 2016

Place: Goa

 

3.      Poster Presentation:Development of protective prophylactic against shigellosis”

Event: 6th Indo-Japanese International Symposium on Overcoming Intractable Infectious Diseases Prevalent in Asian Countries

Date: 23rd to 24th September, 2016

Place: Goa

 

4.      Poster presentation: “Novel approaches for targeted delivery of mucosal vaccines using recombinant Lactococcus lactis”

Event: Symposium cum Workshop on “Recent Development in Medical Biotechnology and Structure Based Drug Designing [RDMBSBDD 2015]”

Date: 6th to 7th December, 2015

Place: IIT Guwahati, Assam

 

5.      Oral presentation: “Exploring non-invasive and invasive Lactococcus lactis for delivery of DNA vaccine” (Nominated for Dr. G. P. Talwar Young Scientist award)
Event:  42nd Annual Conference of Indian Immunology Society, Immunocon-2015

Date: 10th October, 2015

Place: Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar

 

6.      Oral Presentation: “Induction of systemic and mucosal immunity against r-Lactococcus lactis expressing Outer membrane protein (OmpA) of Shigella dysenteriae type-1 (SD1): Oral Vs Nasal route”

Event:  42nd Annual Conference of Indian Immunology Society, Immunocon-2015

Date: 11th October, 2015

Place: Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar

 

7.      Poster Presentation: “Association of dental and skeletal fluorosis with calcium intake and vitamin D concentrations in adolescents from a region endemic for fluorosis”

Event:  7th International Conference on Children’s Bone Health (ICCBH)

Date: 27th June 2015

Place: Salzburg, Austria

 

8.      Poster Presentation: “Dietary calcium intake influences the relationship between serum 25 hydroxy

 

Area of Interest


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