Summary

Vijay is always engaged in continuous learning to broaden his knowledge about the Biochemistry and is very passionate about research in that field.

He is looking for challenging Research / Lecturer position in an educational institution where he would be able utilize his knowledge to shape tomorrow’s science professionals and contribute greatly for enhancing the academic culture in that organization.

Vijay can be contacted for opportunities at vijayhemmadi@gmail.com.

Work History

Work History
May 2015 - Present

Junior Research Fellow

Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management

Bangalore, Karnataka

Junior Research Fellow

Project: Evaluation of biochemical responses to environmental contaminants as biomarkers in fishes.

Teaching: Ecotoxicology to engineering students(BTech) under Environmental Science.

Jul 2014 - Apr 2015

Sacred Heart Convent School and college

CBSE

Kundapura, Karnataka

(Class Teacher-Class X Subject Teacher

(Biology & Chemistry)-Classes IX, VIII & VII

Planning, preparing and delivering well structured lessons & tasks to challenge students and keep them engaged and motivated in class.

Preparing handouts, course work & homework assignments. Vigilant in preventing bullying and work swiftly to resolve incidents of bullying and provide counselling.

Established positive relationships with parents, fellow teachers and school administrators/staff through regular meetings.

Organizing and supporting a range of extracurricular activities.

Consistently commended by school management for ability to redirect students exhibiting behaviour problems by replacing disruptive, unproductive patterns with positive behaviours.

May 2014 - Jul 2014

Trainee Research Analyst

Molecular Connections

Molecular Connections(aff. to Thomson Reuters)

Trainee Research Analyst

Analyzed the research works in Organic Chemistry and helped in maintaining the chemical reaction centric databases.

Screened & analyzed the research work published in life sciences domain and contributed to building the scientific databases.

Analysed feasibility of chemical compounds, medicinal drugs and medical instruments for patent validity, relevance and classification.

Curate literature reviews on Wikipedia for compounds used as medicines with relevance to their efficacy, side effects and composition.

Analyzed medical research data and updated databases accordingly. 

Education

Education
2012 - 2014

M.Sc

St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, Karnataka (aff. to Mangalore University)

Master of Science (MSc) in Biochemistry
Achieved 71.48% overall (4th highest in the batch)

2009 - 2012

B.Sc

Bhandarkars’ Arts & Science College, Karnataka (aff. to Mangalore University)

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biochemistry, Biotechnology & Zoology
Achieved 78.14% overall

2007 - 2009

P.U.C

St Marys Composite PU College, Kundapura (Karnataka Board)

Certifications

Certifications
2014 - Present

K-SET

Mysuru university
Apr 2012 - Dec 2012

Certificate course in Diagnostic Laboratory Techniques

Bhandarkars’ Arts & Science College
Apr 2011 - Dec 2011

Certificate course in Vermiculture

Bhandarkars’ Arts & Science College

Skills

Skills

Proficient in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Comet Score software’s.


 Expert in (i) Protein extraction and purification (ii) DNA isolation and quantification (iii) Enzyme assay and kinetic studies (iv) Extraction and down processing of enzymes.


 Working knowledge of biochemical instruments like Microscopes, Soxhlet Apparatus, Flash Evaporator, Centrifuge, Colorimeter, Spectrophotometer, Flame Photometer, Auto Analyzer, Ion Exchange Resin, HPLC, Electrophoresis Unit, Filtration units etc


 Possess Hands on experience in heavy metal analysis, oxidative parameter analysis, quantitative and qualitative biochemical estimations and cytotoxicological analysis


 Trained in handling lab animals.

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

The Karnataka State Eligibility Test (K-SET)

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

 2013-2014: Analysis of modulator effect of green tea and honey against UV radiation induced oxidative stress, anxiety in brain cells and DNA damage in Hematopoietic progenitor cells (St. Aloysius College, Mangalore).


 2013: Biochemical, microbiological and nutritional analysis of milk (Sri Krishna milk dairy, Udupi).


 2011: Intensive project in immunotechnology and immunodetection (Azyme Bioscience private limited, Bangalore) in December 2011.

PAPERS PUBLISHED

Vijay H (2016). Metallothionein - A potential biomarker to assess the metal contamination in marine fishes - A review, International Journal of Bioassays; 5(4), 4961-4973.

PAPERS PRESENTED IN CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIA

Vijay H and Jayakumar R (2015). Metallothionein - A potential biomarker to assess the metal contamination in marine fishes - A review. ICMR sponsored National Conference on Emerging Issues in Environment, Occupational Health & Safety its National Scenario and Regional Needs at ROHC(S)-NIOH, Bangalore, 22-24 July.


 Vijay H and Madhu L N (2013). Modulator effect of green tea and honey against UV radiation induced oxidative stress, anxiety in brain cells and DNA damage in Hematopoietic progenitor cells. ISRB sponsored International Conference on Radiation Biology & Clinical Applications at K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, 25-27 October.

HONORS, ACHIEVEMENTS & EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

2012-2014: Served as Editor of organisational scientific journal called “BIONEX” at St. Aloysius College, Mangalore.


 2013: Attended “International Conference on Radiation Biology and Clinical Application” held at K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore in October 2013.


 2013: Attended National level seminar on “Applied zoology” held at Mangalore University in September 2013.


 2013: Participated as Resource person for ‘Hands On Training Workshop in Biochemical Techniques’ organized by Department Of Biochemistry, St Aloysius College, Mangalore in February 2013.


 2012–2013: Served as Joint Secretary of BIONEX, a Biochemistry association at St. Aloysius College, Mangalore.


 2010: Participated as Resource person for “One day workshop in techniques in Biotechnology” held on 15th October 2010 at Bhandarkars’ College, Kundapura.


 2010: Secured third prize in “YOUNG SCIENTIST HUNT CONTEST” held at Bhandarkars’ Arts & Science College, Kundapura in August 2010.


 2010–2011: Served as Coordinator in scientific community club named “YOUNG SCIENTISTS” at Bhandarkars’ College, Kundapura.


 2010: Secured “Best trainee of the year” from The English Academy, Kundapura for 2009-10.


 2006: Secured first prize in exam on “Introduction to Indian Culture” held by Dharma Shri, Bangalore in January 2006.

PERSONAL DETAILS

SEX – Male
NATIONALITY – Indian
DATE OF BIRTH – 1ST January 1992
MARITAL STATUS – Single
LANGUAGES KNOWN – English, Hindi & Kannada