Laxmi graduated from University of Mumbai, India (Bachelors in Biotechnology and Biochemistry and Masters in Biochemistry) in 2007 and received her Ph.D in Virology from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
She has worked on the process of assembly of respiratory syncytial virus in macrophages and epithelial cells and has several papers to her credit. A science enthusiast who strongly believes that biotech is the future, she is also passionate about photography and travelling.
Laxmi can be contacted at laxmi(at)biotechin(dot)asia.
Sandhya Sriram, PhD
Assistant Editor, Biotechin.Asia
Sandhya graduated from University of Madras, India (B.Sc Microbiology and M.Sc Biotechnology) and received her Ph.D from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She has been working on oxidative stress in skin, skeletal, adipose tissue and cardiac muscle from 2007. She is currently working as a Research Fellow in the Fat Metabolism and Stem Cell Group (FMSCG) at Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). She is the Vice President and Publicity Chair for A*PECSS (A*STAR Post Doc and Early Career Scientist Society).
Sandhya is a highly enthusiatic and fun-loving person who absolutely defines the word ‘multi-tasking’! She is an ardent lover of science, loves traveling and balances work and home life very well.
Sandhya can be contacted at sandhya(at)biotechin(dot)asia.
Editor (Chinese), Biotechin.Asia
Sissi Lin is a chemist with expertise in nucleic acid chemistry and organic chemistry. She graduated from Southwest University, Chongqing, China, in 2007, with a bachelor degree in chemistry and chemical education, and obtained her PhD in organic chemistry from Michigan Technological University in US in 2013. Currently she works at Molecular Engineering Laboratory of A*STAR in Singapore to develop DNA biosensors.
She strongly believes that biotechnology is the key driver of future innovation. However she understands the difficulty of having general public understand the complex and abstract science behind biotechnology. As an enthusiastic writer (in English and Chinese), she aims to introduce biotechnologies to the public concisely and visually.
Sissi can be contacted at linxi(at)biotechin(dot)asia.
Guest Editor, Biotechin.Asia
Manish graduated in Biomedical Sciences from University of Delhi, India and finished his doctorate from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in RNA biology while working on molecular mechanisms of brain development in mice. Currently, he is working as a Research Fellow in Institute of Medical Biology, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) with the Translational Control in Development and Disease group. His research areas include developing molecular therapies against glioblastomas and breast cancers as well as investigating mechanisms involved in muscular dystrophies.
He is a music lover and loves playing the sitar. An ardent follower of Manchester United and Formula One, he likes to spend his time reading, watching movies and cooking.