Vasudev Kantae studied Biotechnology at the SRM University, India, and obtained his B.Tech degree in 2005, with grade ‘Excellent’. After completion, he enrolled in MSc program in biotechnology at University of Helsinki, Finland, with a specialized track in cellular biotechnology and developmental and structural biology. During his master graduation project at Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) he specialized to metabolomics using advanced analytical technologies including tandem mass spectrometry, high-resolution mass spectrometry, and ultra-performance liquid chromatography. In 2012, he obtained his MSc degree and from June 2012, he continued as a Research scientist at FIMM working in developing and validating the targeted UPLC-MS/MS based methods. During this period, he learned a great deal about the human metabolome, and the challenges of its characterization along with various analytical method developments, as well as about the opportunities offered by the applications of metabolomics to study human health and disease. In March 2014, he started as a systems pharmacology cluster PhD student, bridging departments of analytical biosciences (ABS) and pharmacology, at ABS department, LACDR, Leiden University. He is selected as a part of “Profiling programme: Endocannabinoids” (http://endocannabinoids.leidenuniv.nl), an inter-faculty programme, initiated by Faculty of Science, Leiden University. His thesis entitled "Systems pharmacology of endocannabinoid system (ECS)". During his PhD, he will try to understand the complexity ECS system, combining metabolomics to systems pharmacology tools, to model the human metabolite network. The connectivity between different pathways within the endocannabinoid system will be studied at the cellular/organ level (using organ-on-chip system), zebrafish, mice and human level.
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