Vidya Velagapudi

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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Professor (2012 - ) - at Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Finland.
  • Head of the Metabolomics Unit (2010 -) at Technology Centre, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, Helsinki, Finland
  • Research Scientist & Project Manager (2007 - 2009) at Metabolomics Team, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland
  • Post-doctoral Fellow (2006 - 2007) at Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics group, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland
  • Research Associate (2002 - 2003) at Proteomics group, Bioinformatics division, Zenovus Biotech Limited, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Hyderabad, India

    Professional Activities

    • Reviewer in international journals in the field of metabolomics
    • Visiting Scientist in 2009 at IMS, Universty of Cambridge, UK.
    • Consortium partner in Finnish National network for proteomics and metabolomics
    • Member in The Biobio society, Helsinki, Finland


      • Post-doctoral Fellowships (2006-2009) from EU FP6 and FP7 and Human Frontier Science organization (HFSO) through VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
      • Doctoral Fellowship (2003-2005) from Centre for Bioinformatics under Deutsche  Forschungs gemeinschaft (DFG) programme
      • Visiting Student Research Program Fellowship (2000) from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India during summer internship
      • Merit Fellowships (1999-2002) from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India during both Master’s degree and Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics.

      Awards and Grants

      • Award for Merit - 2008 for excellent collaborative work in establishment of Systems Biology platform at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
      • Award for Merit - 2007 for exceptionally well performed project work at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland.
      • Young post-doctoral scientist grant to attend first focused “FutureSysBio” workshop, Nov 19th - 21st, 2008 Gothenburg, Sweden.
      • Young scientist bursary scheme award to attend “Genomes to systems” conference, Mar 22nd -24th, 2006 Manchester, UK.
      • Graduate Student grants to attend 5th European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering Science  (ESBES), Sep 8th -11th, 2004 Stuttgart, Germany.

Education information

Ph.D in Applied Biochemistry (2005), Biochemical Engineering Institute, University of Saarland in collaboration with Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrucken, Germany with grade Magna cum laude (“accepted with great honours”)

PGdip - Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics (2002), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

M.Sc in Biotechnology (2001), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

B.Sc in Biosciences (1999), Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, India

Fields of Science

  • 3111 Biomedicine
  • Metabolism, metabolomics, biomarkers,

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.