Dr. Rahul Vijay Kapoore
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Email: R.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Advance Biomanufacturing Centre
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Tel: +44(0)114 222 7594
Fax: +44 (0)114 222 7501
I am a member of the SuBB research project, led by Dr Raman Vaidyanathan. My current research interest areas are;
• Bioanalytical technologies
Originally from Nashik (India), I obtained first class degree in Bachelor of Pharmacy in 2006 from M.G.V’s College of Pharmacy, Nashik (Pune University). Subsequent to the completion of my degree, I came to U.K. in 2006 to peruse my MSc in Pharmacology and Biotechnology at Sheffield Hallam University, which I graduated from in November, 2007.
I completed my PhD in metabolomics at The University of Sheffield in 2014 under the supervision of Dr Raman Vaidyanathan. My doctoral research involved development and optimisation of mass spectrometry based hyphenated techniques for microalgal and mammalian metabolomics. Simultaneously, I was also working as a Sheffield Graduate Trainee (Sept/10-July/14) at The University of Sheffield, where I was involved in numerous demonstration duties in chemical and biological engineering discipline. Briefly, I have conducted demonstration duties for masters and undergraduate students covering topics such as bioreactors, spectrophotometry, protein assays, biology tutorials, computing tutorials and engineering design weeks. I have also successfully conducted workshops for masters and PhD students on chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques.
I joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of Sheffield in August 2014 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) on a BBSRC funded project: “Sustainable Bioenergy from Microalgae: A Systems Perspective”. My current research involves metabolome level characterisations of microalgae cultures and thereby developing a systems level understanding in combination with other systems biology approaches (proteomics and transcriptomics), that will lead to sustainable processes for bio-energy generation from microalgae. Current research is ongoing in collaboration with other researchers in the Department and those in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Sheffield. In addition, the work also involves collaboration with researchers at the University of Cambridge (UK), The Scottish Association for Marine Science (Scotland) and two Indian Institutes (NFMC, Bharatidasan University, Tiruchirapalli (Funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India) and Lady Doak College, Madurai).
Hounslow E, Kapoore RV, Vaidyanathan S, Gilmour DJ, Wright P (2016) “The Search for a Lipid Trigger: The Effect of Salt Stress on the Lipid Profile of the Model Microalgal Species Chlamydomonas reinhardtii for Biofuels Production” (CBIOT; DOI: 10.2174/2211550105666160322234434)
Chen Y, Tang X, Kapoore RV, Xu C, and Vaidyanathan S. (2015)
Inﬂuence of nutrient status on the accumulation of biomass and lipid in Nannochloropsis salina and Dunaliella salina.
(Energy Conversion and Management; DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2015.09.025)
Kapoore RV, Coyle R, Staton CA, Brown NJ, and Vaidyanathan S. (2015)
Cell line dependence of metabolite leakage in metabolome analyses of adherent normal and cancer cell lines.
Metabolomics, 11, 1743-1755.
Oral and Poster presentations
[P – Poster presentation; O/P – Both oral and poster presentation; C – Conferences attended]
[P1] Deeptanshu Pandey1, Rahul Vijay Kapoore1, Katarzyna Okurowska2, Seetharaman Vaidyanathan*
“Photoautotrophic carbon uptake by microalgae for biotransformation” Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Faraday Discussion, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K., 7 – 9 September, 2015
[P2] Babakar Mevan1, Kapoore Rahul2, Pugh John2, Salim Malinda2, Vaidyanathan Seetharaman*
“Biochemical microscopy: ToF SIMS” KTN Industry Day, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K., Feb. 2014
[O1/P3] Kapoore Rahul1, Coyle Rachael2, Brown Nicola*, Vaidyanathan Seetharaman*
“Development & Optimization of GC-MS based global metabolite profiling of adherent mammalian cells” Metabolomics 2013, 9th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., July 2013
[C1] Algae Biotechnology Sheffield Network First Annual Conference.
“Research in Algae Biotechnology at the University of Sheffield”
Idea Space, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Sheffield, U.K., July 2013
[O2/P4] Kapoore Rahul1, Chen Yimin2, Longworth Joseph3, Vaidyanathan Seetharaman*
“GC-MS based metabolite profiling in microalgae” Metabolomics 2012, Wardman Marriott Park Hotel, Washington D.C., U.S.A., June 2012
[P5] Pugh John1, Salim Malinda2, Kapoore Rahul3, Vaidyanathan Seetharaman*
“In situ Metabolomics via Vapour-mediated Ion Activation Enhanced SIMS” Metabolomics 2012, Wardman Marriott Park Hotel, Washington D.C., U.S.A., June 2012
[P6] Longworth Joseph1, Kapoore Rahul2, Wright Phillip*, Vaidyanathan Seetharaman*
“Carbon source effects on Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: A proteomic & metabolic investigation” ChELSI Conference, Sheffield, U.K., 2012
[C2] “RECENT ADVANCES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN APPLIED METABOLOMICS” Agilent Applied Metabolomics. University of Manchester, Centre of Excellence in Biopharmaceuticals, Manchester, U.K., Feb. 2012