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chemist with MSc Biochemistry-Analytical Chemistry

Location:
United States
Posted:
August 11, 2012

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Personal information

Surname / First name: BOUTSIKA, Lemonia

Address: ** ******* *********** **,

GR-33050, Desfina Fokidos

Telephone: +30-693*******

E-mail: n1obdf@r.postjobfree.com

Nationality: Hellenic

Date of birth: 22.04.1987

Gender: Female

Work experience

Dates 02/2010 – 06/2010, 02/2011 – 06/2011

Occupation or position held Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)

Main activities and responsibilities Planning, preparing and teaching laboratory exercises while facilitating independent student research; organizing and maintaining laboratory and resource area.

Name and address of employer School of Natural Sciences

Department of Chemistry

GR-26504, Rion

http://www.chem.upatras.gr

Type of business or sector Instrumental Chemical Analysis Laboratory

Dates 09/2010 – 01/2011

Occupation or position held Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)

Main activities and responsibilities Organizing and maintaining laboratory and resource area; Supervising 3 MSc students and undergraduate students.

Name and address of employer School of Natural Sciences

Department of Chemistry

GR-26504, Rion

http://www.chem.upatras.gr

Type of business or sector Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

Dates 06/2009 – 08/2009

Occupation or position held Assistant Manager (Environment Department)

Main activities and responsibilities Repair, installation and operation demonstration of the environmental station for monitoring concentrations of oxides, carbon and total nitrogen oxides (ΝΟ, ΝΟ2, ΝΟx), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and dust, to be installed in St. Luke region.

Weighing cartridges and filters for estimating repeatability of weighing procedure, in stack dust analysis.

Name and address of employer ALUMINIUM S.A. – Member of MYTILINEOS Holdings S.A

Agios Nikolaos

GR-32003 Viotia

http://www.alhellas.com

Education and training

Dates 09/2009 – 06/2012 (in progress)

Title of qualification awarded Viticulture and Enology Certificate

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Chemistry and Food Technology, Enzymology, Biotechnology, Economics, Microbiology, Viticulture Chemistry.

Name and type of organisation providing education and training School of Natural Sciences

Department of Chemistry

GR-26504, Rion

http://www.chem.upatras.gr

Dates 10/2009 – 06/2011

Title of qualification awarded M.Sc. Applied Biochemistry / Biotechnology

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered SNP Detection Methods:

Development of a method that enables simultaneous detection of 3 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in olive genomic sequences, by combining a multiplex primer extension reaction with a multiplex fluorometric hybridization assay performed in a flow cytometer. The method enables the discrimination of 6 olive varieties cultivated in Greece.

Supervisor: Professor Theodore K. Christopoulos

Name and type of organisation providing education and training School of Natural Sciences

Department of Chemistry

GR-26504, Rion

http://www.chem.upatras.gr

Level in national or international classification ISCED 5A

Dates 09/2005 – 09/2009

Title of qualification awarded Chemistry Degree

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biotechnology, Nuclear Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Food Analysis.

4th Year Research Project: One-step purification and refolding of recombinant photoprotein aequorin by immobilized metal-ion affinity chromatography.

Supervisor: Professor Theodore K. Christopoulos

Name and type of organisation providing education and training School of Natural Sciences

Department of Chemistry

GR-26504, Rion

http://www.chem.upatras.gr

Level in national or international classification ISCED 5

Personal skills and competences

Mother tongue(s) Greek

Other language(s)

Self-assessment Understanding Speaking Writing

European level Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production

English C2 Proficient user C2 Proficient user C2 Proficient user C2 Proficient user C2 Proficient user

French B2 Independent user B2 Independent user B2 Independent user B2 Independent user B2 Independent user Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Social skills and competences Creative, enthusiastic, self-motivated.

A great leader as well as a team member, skills developed working in research projects with my professors as well as guiding the rest of the research team on chemical analysis methods during my occupation in the laboratory.

Outstanding motivator; maintaining good climate within the team.

Good presentation skills developed in several workshops that I have attended in University projects.

Extremely flexible, can adapt different working patterns to suit the project needs.

Skilled in networking and maintaining professional and personal contacts, enjoying engaging with people of various backgrounds.

Good communication skills.

Enjoying travelling for work, have a full flexibility to do so.

Keen to learn new things, seeking out new responsibilities and fully engaged in continuous professional development with constant reflections and planning; self-challenging.

Organisational skills and competences Good organisational skills.

Highly developed skills in problem identification and implementation of effective solutions, working with limited resources.

Good time management skills; punctual.

Multitasking when required and prioritising work to meet certain objectives on time; comfortable working under time pressure.

Competent with analysing, understanding and visualising data.

Computer skills and competences Experienced Windows Office user (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) Certified.

Basic knowledge of graphic design applications. (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop).

Experienced professional design and data analysis software (Origin, ChemDraw).

Technical skills and competences Skillful in operating laboratory equipment: spectometer, chromatograph,

fluorometer, flow cytometer, centrifuge, flame photometer.

Nanoparticle functionalization with DNA.

DNA Biosensors for visual target detection using functionalized nanoparticles (gold / carbon nano-strings) as reporters (visual genotyping of single nucleotide polymorphisms in human genomic DNA).

Molecular Biology Techniques:

Polymerase Chain Reaction, PCR.

Electrophoresis.

E.Coli cells cultivation.

Artistic skills and competences Interior decorating. Gardening. Fashion.

Other skills and competences Skiing. Climbing.Trekking.

Driving licence Category B

Additional information

Scientific Publications Kalogianni DP, Boutsika LM, Kouremenou PG, Christopoulos TK, Ioannou PC (2011) “Carbon nano-strings as reporters in lateral flow devices for DNA sensing by hybridization” Anal Bioanal Chem. 400(4):1145-52.

Member of Hellenic Chemist Association.

References and Certificates supplied on request.



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