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Nandagopal Manickam

Quality Assurance Professional • Master's degree

SPi Global • Chennai, India

I Nandagopal M, M.Pharmacy (Pharmacology) working as Bioactivity Data Curation Manager for Drug discovery, Biology and Medicinal Chemistry Db's in Biological Data Curation research team.

Currently I am working as a Subject Matter Expert (QA/QC…

Skills and expertise

Omics and technologies

  • Drug design
  • Synthetic biology
  • Protein interaction analysis


  • English

Work experience

Bioactivity Data Curation Manager - Drug Discovery, Biology & Medicinal Chemistry Data Bases
SPi Global - Chennai
October 2010 - Today
Subject Matter Expert - Pharmacology: 8.0 years of experience in Bioactivity db’s - Data Curation Current Job Responsibilities  Quality assurance, Quality control, Pharm data analysis of manually curated scientific Journals/Patents biological data’s (Pre-clinical) for Elsevier’s - Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry and Reaxys databases.  QA – Excerption error protocol and report writer of excerpted files (Journals/Patents) sent by Elsevier.  QA – Excerption error analyst (Root cause analysis, Corrective & Preventive actions - Curation errors)  RMC database end product SQA/Taxonomy QA analyst (Pilot project: db end product QA analyst).  QC - Complete reviewing of manually excerpted scientific data’s and providing feedback in writing.  In-charge for maintaining productivity and ensuring the produced file quality within the team.  Responsibility in the development of productive team, goal setting and monitoring the team output.  Ensuring excerption quality in excerpted documents, TAT requirements, delivery and team Targets.  Ensuring consistency in team productivity & quality every month.  Training of fresher’s and mentoring the team w.r.t excerption guidelines and its update.  Continuous learning sessions and educational feedbacks related to excerption doubts clarification.  Technical issues handling related to productive tools with innovative ideas.  Team line management & People management. Previous designations @ SPi  Assistant Manager: January 2013 – March 2015. o Quality control of manually excerpted Pharma scientific Journals and Patents (J/P)  Senior Executive – Excerption Pharmacology: August 2011 – December 2012. o Manual abstracting and indexing/excerption of Pharma Journal/Patents and analysis  Executive – Excerption Pharmacology: October 2010 – July 2011. o Manual abstracting and indexing (A&I)/ excerption of Pharma Journals and analysis Certifications/Training and Projects @ SPi  Trained &Certified in Silver Medal Leadership Program in Jan 7, 2017 Project entitled “To increase overall team productivity by tracking employee productive working hours through automated software (Desk Time study)” by Aspire University of SPi Global.  Trained in Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt (Quality - DMAIC Approach) in 2015 Proposed a project “To improve the Assay mask excerption quality of RMC deliverables”  Participated and presented a new venture project for SPi in Infinity Awards Program in 2016 - 17 Project entitled “Pharmacovigilance (PV) Solutions – A New Market Segment for SPi”.  Trained in Right First Time (RFT) approach and 5S system  Trained in Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Corrective and Preventive actions (CAPA) approach
Lecturer - Pharmacology
Madha Dental College - Chennai
March 2010 - September 2010
Job Responsibilities:  Pharmacology classes for Dentistry and Nursing students.  Theoretical and practical class handling.  Mentored students in mini projects.  Documentation of records as per DCI requirements.
Trainee - Preclinical RnD
Biocon - Bangalore
August 2009 - February 2010
Job training details: (Insulin IN-105 Pre-clinical study)  Trained in designing, monitoring, carrying out preclinical/toxicology and other preclinical studies.  Trained in coordinating, supervising, and managing contract GLP toxicology & safety studies.  Trained in protocol generation, initial selection and negotiation with CROs, study monitoring, data collection and analysis, and report writing/drafting.  Trained in carrying out risk assessment, assessing whether the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks.  Assist in carrying out work with CRO’s as per Non-GLP and GLP regulations.  Trained in Basic WinNonlin 5.2.1 Training (PK/PD software).  Trained in Toxicology guidelines (OECD, Schedule Y).
Trainee - Informatics
GVK Bio - Chennai
May 2009 - July 2009
Job Responsibilities:  Curation and Indexing of Clinical data’s from Clinical Pharmacology Journals.  Excerption of scientific data’s as per client requirements.  Achieving monthly targets with desired quality.


M.Pharmacy (Pharmacology)
The TN. DR. MGR Medical University, Chennai
2007 - 2009
Neurobiology Work Experience (Post graduation)  Good working knowledge and hands on experience in Neurobiology animal screening models: Stroke, Alzheimer, Parkinson disease, hypoxia and Convulsion models.  Biochemical assays related to neurobiology.  Neurobehavioral studies and histology studies related to neurodegeneration.  Solid knowledge in In-vitro screening neurodegenerative models.  Good theoretical knowledge in an area of neurodegenerative diseases, disease molecular mechanisms/pathways and pathophysiology.  Solid theoretical knowledge on synaptic plasticity & Neurodegenerative process.  Worked on a project entitled “Cerebroprotective effect of root extract of Asparagus racemosus willd. in global cerebral ischemia in rats” during my PG studies.  Solid working knowledge/experience in Stroke screening models. Manuscripts (Post graduation)  M.NANDAGOPAL, P.Muralidharan, G,Thirumurugan. Behavioral Assessment Studies In Cerebral Ischemia Induced By Bilateral Carotid Artery Occlusion In Rats. Annals In Biological Research, 2010, 1 (1): 208-223.  M.NANDAGOPAL, P.Muralidharan, G,Thirumurugan Cerebroprotective effect of root extract of Asparagus racemosus willd. in global cerebral ischemia in rats. Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology, 6(1), 2011; 49-61, DOI: 10.3923/jpt.2011.49.61
Sri Ramachandra University
2003 - 2007
Membership  Life Member: Registered pharmacist (Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council). Reg no: 12302/A1  Life Member: Indian Pharmacist’s Association. Reg no: TN615

Additional information

Professional Achievements
 Distinguished excerption performer with BSC/PAR rating of 5 – twice times at SPi Global.
 Opportunity provided by SPi Global for Elsevier - Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry Project on-site training in Amsterdam, Netherlands – July 2014 for showing Best performance.
 Superior performance at managerial level with BSC/PAR rating of > 4.5 – twice times at SPi Global.
 Two International posters at FIP Conferences held in Beijing and Switzerland.
 Two research posters at National level Conferences (IPC and IPS) held in India.