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Expert in Assay Development, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Validation, Intellectual property

Expert ID: 730517 Canada

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The expert has extensive experience writing proposals, résumés, cover letters, CVs, grant applications, provisional patent applications and technical publications.

Additionally the expert has experience in the areas of assay development, bioanalytical chemistry and food and agricultural products testing.The expert has developed methods for the quantitative analysis of toxins that
are commercialized worldwide. The expert has been directly involved in the idea and concept generation, experimental design, basic research, development, patenting, registration and manufacturing of new devices for
the qualitative and quantitative analysis of molecules in biological fluids, food and environmental samples. The methods the expert is familiar with comprise a wide array of modern techniques including classic enzyme
and radio immunoassays, fluorescence and absorbance spectroscopy, luminescence, antibody and aptamer based technologies, chromatography techniques, organic synthesis and conjugation procedures and others.

The expert has been directly in charge, and can provide coaching, in all stages of assay development, this includes but is not limited to: evaluation of idea and market potential, literature and patent search/review,
cost/benefit ratio, the design of laboratory space for assay development, instrumentation, materials and resources, bill of materials, recruiting the personnel, proof-of-concept testing, verification and validation protocols,
design of inputs-outputs, design control, design transfer, protocol writing and translation, intellectual property protection, launching to market, manufacturing. The expert can assist as well with writing of resumes and
cover letters for job applications and provide general advice with career development in the fields of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology and Biotechnology. The expert can write grant applications and advice in relation to
product registration with regulatory agencies.

Facilitating and guiding development of medical product from raw materials to registration Writing a winning application for a three-year doctoral studies scholarship in Spain and Germany in the area of Civil EngineeringWriting winning grants addressed to International agencies (TWAS and IFS)

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Biochemistry Institution: University of Havana
Year: 1984 Degree: M.Sc. Subject: Organic Chemistry and Radiochemistry Institution: Moscow State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: The expert provides advice, elaborates plans, writes grants, project proposals, advertisements, problem definitions, provisional and final patent applications, recommends products and reagents, designs and prepares research plans and research project reports, select crowdsourcing proposals.
Years: 2002 to 2006 Employer: McMaster University Title: Senior Research Scientist Department: Responsibilities: Research on Bioanalytical Chemistry, Protein Chemistry, Publication of scientific results, Intellectual property protection.
Years: 1993 to 2002 Employer: Institute of Fundamental Research on Tropical Agriculture Title: Senior Research Scientist, Project Leader Department: Responsibilities: Agricultural products and soil testing, analysis of C, N, P, K, sugars, radioactive tracers based studies,
Years: 1984 to 1993 Employer: University of Havana Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities: Teaching Organic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1979 to 1984 Country / Region: Moscow, Russia Summary: Undergrad and post grad studies in Organic Chemistry and Radiochemistry
Years: 2000 to 2001 Country / Region: Scottland Summary: Post doctoral studies on Plant metabolism
Years: 1987 to 1988 Country / Region: Czech Republic Summary: Studies on Radio labeled compounds

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Writing resumes, cover letters, grant applications, patent applications, registration of products with regulatory agencies.
Biophysics and biochemistry of DNA and proteins
Assay development, binding assays, Biosensors
Immunoassays: ELISA, LIA, RIA
IVD technology, technical risk assessment.
Absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy:
FRET, FP, TR-FRET, Lifetime, luminescence
Fluorescent characterization of biomolecules
Chromatography (HPLC, FPLC, TLC)
Recombinant protein preparation and purification
Site directed mutagenesis, cloning, PCR and other Molecular Biology techniques
Organic synthesis, bioconjugation
Radioisotopes handling and detection
Bioinformatics (PE, Pymol)
Surface and labeling chemistry
Cell assays, Enzyme activity determination
Microsoft Office
Technical writing and presentation
Experimental design, statistics and data analysis
Design and management of scientific projects
Staff supervision, training and teaching
Strong familiarity with generation and protection of intellectual property
Training / Seminars
Organic Chemistry, Radiochemistry, Clinical Chemistry

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Spanish is his mother tongue
Russian He did my undergraduate studies and the Master of Sciences thesis during a five year term of studies at Moscow State University. He can understand most of it still but will take some time to speak again.

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