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Ayaskant Pany, MD
Medical Laboratory Director and Scientific Advisor Tropical Diseases, Central Laboratories South Africa
Dr. Pany is currently the Medical Laboratory Director, South Africa. His broad responsibilities include both administrative and technical management of the laboratory and its employees. He also oversees developmental activities for TB and microbiology at Q2 Solutions. Dr. Pany started with Quintiles Clinical Trials Laboratory Mumbai as Manager – Medical Laboratory, in charge of the setting up and operation of bacteriology/molecular biology and mycobacteriology laboratories at Mumbai and Centurion facilities, respectively. Dr. Pany has an MD in microbiology from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and an MBBS from MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Odisha. With more than 15 years of experience in the medical field in various capacities– scientist, academician, clinician and surgeon – his areas of special interest are clinical trials, laboratory management, research science, biosafety, assay development and diagnostics. He has experience as a Research Scientist and coordinator for R&D services at R&D Division (advanced genomics, proteomics and molecular biology), Super Religare Laboratories Ltd., Mumbai, and as Lecturer, Mycobacteriology Section, Department of Microbiology, St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore. He has presented and published original research and reviews in reputed conferences and journals. Dr. Pany also served as a College of American Pathologists (CAP) Inspector in the fields of microbiology, immunology and molecular biology.