Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2014: Group leader, Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics, Leipzig University from Jan 2014-till date.
  • Since 2007: Assistant Professor (tenure), Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University from June 1, 2007-till date.
  • 1997-2007: Scientific Researcher at Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University.
  • 1996-1997: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellow in the National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan.
  • 1995-1996: COE visiting Professor in National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan.
  • 1991-1995: Lecturer at Center for Biosciences, Jamia Millia University, New Delhi.
  • 1992: Ph.D. Bioscience from Jamia Millia University, Delhi, India. (Subject: Mechanism of stress tolerance).
  • 1989: M.Sc. Biosciences from Jamia Millia University, Delhi, India (first position in University).
  • 1988: B.Ed. Education from Jamia Millia University, Delhi, India (first position in University).
  • 1986: B.Sc. Life Sciences from University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

Scientific honors (awards) received

  • Alzheimer Forschung Initiative grant award (2013).
  • FOM/ALW open competition grant award (2011).
  • Internationale stichting Alzheimer onderzoek grant award (2007).
  • C.J. Kok Prize for the discovery of the year 2003 from Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Leiden (2004).
  • Japan Society for Promotion of Science fellowship award (1996).
  • A center-of-excellence grant award from the Monbusho, Japan (1995).
  • Young scientist award, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India (1993).
  • Joint CSIR-UGC research fellowship & lecturership award (1989).
  • Award of merit for getting first position in University in M.Sc. (1989).
  • Award of merit for getting first position in University in B.Ed. (1988).

Grants received

  • Project grant sanctioned by Alzheimer Forschung Initiative (AFI), for 2 years in 2013-2015. (Research Topic: In vivo MRI studies in assessment of sex-related metabolic changes in AD (PI) (€ 76.500).
  • Project grant sanctioned by "The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)" within open competition from the division FOM/ALW for 5 years in 2011. (Research topic: Phenotypic engineering) (PI) (€743.000).
  • Project grant sanctioned by Centre for Medical System Biology (CMSB), one of the four Genomic Centres of Excellence of the Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI) for 4 years (2008). (Research Topic: Prediciting Alzheimer's disease: diagnosis and prognosis) (PI) (€ 60.000).
  • Project grant sanctioned by Internationale Stichting Alzheimer Onderzoek (ISAO), for 3 years in 2007. (Research Topic: In vivo mMRI and MRS studies in assessment of early biomarkers of AD) (PI) (€ 72.000).
  • Research fellowship grant awarded by Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan (1996). (Research Topic: Stress tolerance by engineering glycinebetaine biosynthetic pathway).
  • A center-of-excellence research grant awarded by the Monbusho, Japan (1995). (Research Topic: Enhanced stress tolerance of Arabidopsis by expressing choline oxidase for betaine synthesis).
  • Project grant sanctioned by Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Japan, for 2 years in 1993. (Research Topic: Micropropagation of fast growing species with high CO2 assimilating potential) (co-PI with Prof. P. Pardha Saradhi and K.G. Mukerji).
  • Young Scientist Project grant sanctioned by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India (India) for 2+1 years in 1993. (Research Topic: Molecular mechanism of proline induce stress tolerance) (PI)..

Personal Activities

  • European Science Foundation Pool of Reviewers, 2012.
  • Editorial board member of the Journal: ISRN Biomedical Imaging (Hindawi Pub.)
  • Scientific co-organiser of Lorentz workshop "Hacking the biological clock" (Leiden, The Netherlands, April 10-13, 2012).
  • Guest Editor for special issues in the journal "Current Medical Imaging Reviews" (Bentham Science Publishers) on "Prospects of magnetic resonance imaging for Alzheimer's disease" (Issue February 2011).
  • Guest Editor for special educational issue in "Photosynthetic Research" (Springer) on "Basics and application of biophysical techniques in photosynthesis" (Issues: September 2009 and November 2009).
  • Frequent reviewer of: (a) grant proposal NWO/CW ECHO grants; (b) Alzheimer's association grants; (c) ERC grants.
  • Frequent reviewer for journals: Brain, Neuroimage, Neuroscience Letters, Current Medical Imaging Reviews, Free Radicals in Medicine, Photosynthesis research, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
  • Served as member of faculty for the ISN/ESN summer school "Advance Imaging and Biomarkers in Neurological Disorders", Meißen, Germany (July 6-10, 2009).
  • Scientific organiser of CMSB mini-symposium "Alzheimer's disease: from biomarkers to common denominators" (Oegstgeest, The Netherlands, April 2006)
  • Member of Ph.D. thesis promotion/opposition committee at Leiden University for 8 Ph.D. students (since 2006).
  • Supervision/co-promotor of 5 Ph.D. projects at Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands, since 2004.
  • Honorary lecturer at the Center for Biosciences, Jamia Millia University, New Delhi, India (during academic session 1994-95).
  • Subject expert for making TV programs on "plasma membrane" for UGC Educational Telecast (1993-95). 

Memberships

  • Member of "International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)" since 2006.
  • Member of "European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB)" since 2013.
  • Member of "International Society to Advance Alzheimer Research and Treatment (ISTAART)" since 2008.
  • Member of "Alzheimer Research Forum" since 2005.
letzte Änderung: 04.07.2017