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Timely and accurate diagnosis was the key factor
for giving doctors proper treatment and care.
Research G.IJoined the company in 2020 Career Biochemistry
I am involved in the development of a blood-based biomarker for diagnosing one of the neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer`s disease sufferers develop irreversible brain disorder that affects the ability to carry out simple daily tasks. We are working towards the development of an early diagnosis of the disease which might also provide new therapeutic opportunities to treat the disease and monitor the effect of the therapeutic drugs.
Entry - present
Advanced Engineering Research Group Presently, I am working on the development of blood-based biomarkers which is in the research stage. We have set up a reference measurement system and the reagents are capable of measuring the reference system as we thought. However, the big challenge comes when we have to measure clinical specimens like blood, where there is a chance that many components might interfere and hinder the measurement. Recently, after many repeated optimization and attempts, we were able to successfully measure the clinical specimen. I am glad to provide good results that bring us very close to the successful completion of the research stage and move to the next stage of a project.
Q. Why did you choose Sysmex?
I grew up in India and was aware of the challenges in the health care system, and most crucial was the inaccurate diagnosis which cost lives. I always felt a timely and accurate diagnosis was the key factor for giving doctors proper treatment and care. I was always fascinated by the in vitro diagnostics industry in the health care sector and wanted to contribute to this field. Sysmex being the leader in the in vitro diagnostic field in Asia always prompted me to be a part of the company. I believe that at Sysmex I am getting the opportunity to work in the most challenging research field and the projects I am involved in could provide lead to key breakthroughs in the medical field.
Q. Could you tell me what you value about your work?
I think there are three important values in working and I call these the 3Ps. The first is ‘perseverance’, which is the most crucial skill required as a researcher simply because you have to continuously make efforts in spite of the many setbacks you face. The second is ‘practicality’. Whenever addressing a problem always keep in mind how it could benefit society. The third is ‘perspective taking’. Being able to understand how a situation appears to others is important as this helps people of different backgrounds to work harmoniously together. I believe that keeping in mind these 3Ps will help us to grow and develop not only as better individuals for the workplace but also for society.
Q. Could you tell me when do you feel the moment you motivated or happy?
As a researcher, my tasks involve identifying the current problems and providing solutions to the problem. I am motivated primarily by facing new challenges and solving these challenges. I thrive on bringing a change in society and I feel working in such a work environment will help me make an impact in people`s lives.
Q. Do you have a message for students currently looking for a job?
Working at Sysmex will provide you the opportunity to put your innovative ideas into action while considering the benefits they can bring to society. I think you will have the chance to challenge yourself and train yourself beyond your capabilities.