KEYNOTE INVITED SPEAKERS
Akhilesh Pandey, M.D., Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Dr. Akhilesh Pandey is currently a Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and the Center for Individualized Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is also the Founder and Director of the Institute of Bioinformatics, a non-profit research institute in Bangalore, India and a Wellcome Trust/Department of Biotechnology India Alliance Margdarshi Fellow. He has pioneered methods for quantitative proteomics (SILAC), for analysis of post-translational modifications, protein-protein interactions and for proteogenomics analyses. Dr. Pandey’s laboratory is taking a systems biology approach by combining many 'Omics' technologies to study signal transduction pathways and biomarkers in health and disease. He is also developing methods for applying mass spectrometry as a diagnostic tool in clinical settings.