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Curriculum Vitae: Aneesh Tazhe Veetil

EDUCATION

    • PhD in Organic Chemistry; Thesis Title: "The Development and Study of Photoactivatable
      Compounds: Substituted Phenacyl Esters, Oxiranes and Xanthates", Mar.2006 – Dec.2011
      Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (Mentor: Prof. Petr Klan)
      Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany, Feb. 2009-March 2010 (DAAD research exchange stay) (Mentor: Prof. Gunter Mayer)
    • M.Sc. Applied Chemistry, first class with distinction, 2003 – 2005
      Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala, India
    • B.Sc. Chemistry, first class with distinction, 2000 – 2003
      Kannur University, Kerala, India

Professional Experience

March 2014- May 2014: Wellcome Trust-DBT Early Career Fellow (Award declined due to location change to University of Chicago)

April 2013-Feb.2014: TIFR visiting postdoctoral fellow at the National Centre for Biological
Sciences, TIFR, Bangalore, India.

July 2012-Feb. 2013: Bridging postdoctoral fellow at the National Centre for Biological
Sciences, TIFR, Bangalore, India.

Official reviewer of the journal 'Nanoscale' (impact factor = 6.2), published by the Royal
Soceity of Chemistry, UK

Awards and Fellowships

Wellcome Trust-DBT Early Career Award in March 2014

TIFR-Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship in April 2013

Received  DAAD  Research  Fellowship  for  graduate  work  at  the  Rheinische  Friedrich- Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany, 2009

Received  "The Award  for Excellent  PhD Students"  from the Dean of Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Czech Republic, 2008

Qualified  National  Eligibility  Test  (NET)  conducted  by  the  University  Grant  Commission
(UGC), India, 2006

Passed Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) in Chemistry, India, 2006

Received  third  rank  in  the  final  qualifying  examination  of  B.Sc.  Chemistry;  medal  for excellence from the Vice-Chancellor of Kannur University, 2003

Research Interests

Synthesis and applications of photoactivatable molecules in biology
DNA-nanotechnology for cellular applications
Organic photochemistry and molecular sensing

Experimental Skills


Good hand in organic synthesis with experience in multi-step target oriented synthesis.
Good  knowledge  in chemical  modification  of  proteins,  DNA/RNA  using  various  synthetic probes.
Good knowledge in experimental organic photochemistry (preparative photolysis, laser flash
photolysis etc).
Frequent user of analytical instruments like uv-vis spectrometer,  GC-MS, HPLC, NMR, IR- spectrometer etc.
Good   knowledge   in  photochemical   labeling/photochemical   activation   of  proteins   with experience  in techniques  like western-blotting,  gel-electrophoresis,  pull-down  experiments etc.

Scientific Publications

  1. Photochemical synthesis of substituted indan-1-ones related to donepezil, T. Pospisil, A.
    T. Veetil
    , L. A. P. Antony and P. Klan, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2008, 7, 625-632.
  2. Photoenolization-Induced  Oxirane  Ring  Opening  in  2,5-Dimethylbenzoyl   Oxiranes  To Form Pharmaceutically  Promising  Indanone  Derivatives,  T. Solomek,  P. Stacko,  A. T. Veetil, T. Pospisil and P. Klan, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75, 7300-7309.
  3.  Photochemistry of S-Phenacyl Xanthates, A. T. Veetil, T. Solomek, P. B. Ngoy, D. Heger and P. Klan, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76 (20), 8232–8242.
  4.  Carbon–Carbon  Bond Cleavage  in Fluorescent  Pyronin  Analogues  Induced  by Yellow
    Light, Štacko P,Šebej P, A.T. Veetil, Klán P, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 4918-4921.

Poster Presentations

  1. The  photoenolization   reaction- a  tool  for  organic  synthesis.   P.  Klan,  L.  Plistil,  T.
    Pospíšil, A. T. Veetil, J. Wirz, in 233rd  ACS National Meeting & Exposition. Washington, USA: American Chemical Society, 2007, Chicago.
  2.  Photochemical   synthesis   of  indan-1-ones   via  2,  5-dimethylphenacyl   epoxides,   T.
    Solomek, A. T. Veetil, P. Klan, in Students Conference, Bratislava, 2009.
  3. Photochemistry  of S- Phenacyl  Xanthates,  A. T. Veetil, P. B. Ngoy, D. Heger and P.
    Klán, in XXIII IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry, Ferrara, Italy, 2010.
  4. Functional applications of DNA-polyhedra,  A. T. Veetil, Y. Krishnan, at the  Leopoldina- INSA Symposium, Halle, Germany, 2013.

Postdoctoral Scholar
Dr. Yamuna Krishnan's Laboratory
E347B, Gordon Centre for Integrative Science
Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
929 E., 57th Ellis Avenue
Illinois-60637, Email: atv[at]uchicago.edu

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