Dr Jayakrupakar Nallala
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Jayakrupakar Nallala graduated with a distinction in BSc-biotechnology from Osmania University, obtained MSc in biotechnology from Bharathidasan University and carried out initial research activities at the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and the Advanced Center for Treatment Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Center in India. His initial research activities involved DNA sequencing and genotyping of single nucleotide and repeat length polymorphisms in specific genes and their association with breast, and head and neck cancers.
Jayakrupakar obtained PhD from the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France during which the potentials of vibrational spectroscopy as a cancer diagnostic tool were demonstrated via the concepts of spectral histopathology and infrared spectral barcoding of colon tissue and tissue arrays.
His current research areas of interest are to investigate bio-molecular/bio-chemical changes in cells and tissues using novel micro-spectroscopic imaging approaches (including infrared and Raman) for clinical diagnosis. To obtain a complete picture, Jayakrupakar intends to combine state-of-the-art microscopic imaging technology with conventional clinical/pathological and molecular biology practices of histopathology, immunohistochemistry, etc.
In the ongoing project ‘MINERVA’ funded by the European Union (FP7) (http://minerva-project.eu/) Jayakrupakar aims to explore and implement the new generation infrared spectroscopic imaging technology being developed based on novel mid-infrared supercontinuum light sources, and new generation detectors for large scale pathology screening and to develop clinical applications of spectral histopathology/cytology for improved cancer diagnostics.
Jayakrupakar is an Associate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), an Honorary fellow at the Biophotonics Research Unit, Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom and was a recipient of the ‘Rambhau Kulkarni Young Scientist Award’ from the Indian Association for Cancer Research (IACR), 2008.
Education and Research Activities
2013- Ongoing Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
2009-2012 PhD, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
2006-2008 Research Associate, Advanced Centre for Treatment Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India
2005-2006 MSc Dissertation, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India
2004-2006 MSc Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India
1999-2004 BSc Biotechnology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
1. Invited speaker at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies-RGUKT Basar (IIIT), January 3rd 2017, Telangana, India
2. Invited speaker at SciX 2016, the annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), September 18-23, Minneapolis, USA
3. Invited speaker at the International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials (ICOOPMA), 27th July - 1st August 2014, Leeds, UK
4. Invited speaker at the GW4 Imaging Network Sandpit Event, 22nd January 2015, Exeter, UK
Awards and Recognitions
1. Invited principal author to contribute an article to the special issue “Prominent Young Spectroscopists” of the journal Vibrational Spectroscopy, 2015
2. ‘Rambhau Kulkarni Young Scientist Award’ from the Indian Association for Cancer Research (IACR), February, 2008, Ahmedabad, India.
3. International travel grant award (£800) from the Royal Society of Chemistry, September 2015.
Other Professional Contributions:
Reviewer for international scientific journals: PLoS ONE, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy