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Ayaskant Pany, MD
Medical Laboratory Director and Scientific Advisor Tropical Diseases, Central Laboratories South Africa
Dr. Pany is the Sr. Medical Laboratory Director for the Q2 Solutions Laboratories located at Edinburgh, UK & Centurion, South Africa. He also serves as the Scientific Advisor for Microbiology/Tropical Diseases as part of the Medical and Scientific Affairs teams of Q2 Solutions. His primary responsibility include scientific and technical management of the laboratories and its employees. He also oversees developmental activities for TB and microbiology at Q2 Solutions. Dr. Pany started with Quintiles Clinical Trials Laboratory, Mumbai, 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. He holds a life membership of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM) and is also registered as a Professional Natural Scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). He has more than 17 years of experience in the medical field in various capacities – scientist, academician, clinician and surgeon with around 7 years within the clinical trial diagnostic industry. His areas of special interest are infectious diseases clinical trials especially tuberculosis, laboratory management, 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.

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