Sandeep Kumar Vashist
Head of Immunodiagnostics
Sandeep K. Vashist is the Head of Immunodiagnostics at Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V. (HSG-IMIT) and Laboratory for MEMS Applications, Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at University of Freiburg, Germany. He was the Bioanalytical Scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Dublin, Ireland (2006-2009) and the Team Leader at NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute, Singapore (2009-2012) after completing his Ph.D. from Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, India (2006). He pioneered and transferred successfully many technologies to industries and healthcare; filed several patents; and, published extensively (>100 manuscripts) in high IF journals and highly prestigious conferences. Based on his research outputs, he has been constantly awarded by renowned institutions for scientific research excellence, innovation and performance; received the topmost international research fellowships; and, awarded the invited memberships of societies such as RCS. He is the international expert reviewer for ~36 scientific journals (IF b/w 2.5-41) and numerous funding agencies; Executive Editor of J Basic Appl Sci and J Pharma Bioanal Sci; and Editorial Board member of J Nanomed Nanotech. His research interests are in the fields of nanotechnology, point-of-care devices, immunodiagnostics and biosensors.
Development of Nanomaterials/Nanotechnology based Biosensors and Diagnostics; Development of rapid immunodiagnostic kits using lab-on-a-chip platforms; Biomolecular immobilization and surface modification strategies; Signal enhancement using nanomaterials/polymers/design of platforms; Development of cost-effective and simple bioanalytical procedures; Bioanalytical sciences; Diabetic monitoring and screening; Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicity.