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Core Virtual Team

contribute with their expertise as per project requirement

Ravi Dwivedi, Ph.D. (Proteomics)


15 years of basic and clinical science research experience from the University of Manitoba, Canada, Ph.D. from Goettingen University, Germany, and undergraduate in Biomedical Engineering from IIT-Bombay, India. Contributed to a range of clinical research projects related to protein discovery, validation, modification, and characterization. 


3 years of Bio-Medical Industry experience (clinical biochemistry & online clinical trials). Multi-disciplinary training in Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Protein Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Bioinformatics, in-Silico Modeling, and Systems Biology. Co-authored articles in journals such as Clinical Proteomics, Arthritis Research, and Therapy, Analytical Chemistry, Proteomics Clinical Application, The Pharmacogenomics Journal. 

Namita Kanwar, MD, PhD (Immunology)

Expertise and experience to converge clinical and biomedical science. Completed MD from the University of Manitoba & doing residency from Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London, ON. 


Areas of interest include personalized medicine, evidence-based medicine, and immune modulation. Conducted biomedical research at the University of Manitoba, Canada and Ph.D. from Goettingen University, Germany to study immune modulation. 6 years wet lab experience in a high content and high throughput platforms in protein biochemistry.


Co-authored articles in several reputed peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Immunology, European Journal of Immunology.

Oleg Krokhin, Ph.D. (Analytical Chemistry)

A global leader with 24 years of experience in the application of bio-separation techniques for protein/peptide analysis, proteomics, mass-spectrometry, protein/peptide chemistry, HPLC of peptides: retention prediction algorithms, quantitative protein analysis, clinical proteomics.


Pioneer in world-leading tool for Sequence-Specific Peptide Retention Calculator. Co-authored 115+ peer-reviewed articles in area specific highly ranked journals such as Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, Analytical Chemistry, Journal Chromatography A.


Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine & Adjunct Professor, Chemistry Department at the University of Manitoba.

Puneet Tiwari, Ph.D. (Data Analysis)

10 years experience of handling academic and industrial projects. This included Principal Component Analysis, Hierarchical clustering, PLS-DA, Higher order variable, SPSS and other complex statistical analyses.


Areas of interest include statistical modeling for large and high-dimensional data, Bayesian MCMC, and approximate Bayesian methods.


Ph.D. thesis in Advance Quantitative Methods, University of Bristol, UK.  Graduate in statistical methodology from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK. Undergraduate in Mathematics and Computer applications.

Advisory Team

Colin Macaulay, Ph.D.

15+ years of experience in biotechnology entrepreneurial environment. A Ph.D. in biochemistry and industry experience in developing novel protein therapeutics, including manufacturing and formulation, nonclinical pharmacology and safety studies, along with clinical & regulatory development programs.


Dr. Macaulay is Life Sciences entrepreneur in residence with TechAlliance (Regional Innovation Centre, Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, London, ON, Canada). He helps entrepreneurs translate their new technologies into businesses by guiding them through the many common issues that befall new entrepreneurs in areas such as intellectual property, technology transfer, and business strategy.

John Wilkins, Ph.D.

Dr. Wilkins is founding director of the Manitoba Centre for Proteomics and Systems Biology and is a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He received Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Manitoba.


30+ years of experience in biomedical proteomics and immunology research. His goal is to see a wider uptake and integration of proteomic and mass-spectrometry methods in basic and biomedical research. His basic research focus is on the development of tools for assessing protein functional activity status with emphasis on the regulation of leukocyte movement.


Co-recipient of the NSERC Brockhouse Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering for Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry.

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