dr. W.R. (Wishwas) Abhyankar

  • Faculty of Science
    Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences
  • Visiting address
    Science Park A
    Science Park 904  Room number: C2.267
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  94215
    1090 GE  Amsterdam
  • w.r.abhyankar@uva.nl

Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam

PhD in Biology in the field of Bacterial Spore Proteomics from University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Master in Microbiology from University of Pune, India. A work-experience in Molecular Biology and acquainted with DNA/RNA isolation methods, RACE-PCR, a brief experience with Bacterial Transformation, SDS-PAGE.

Fields of interest: Proteomics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Immunology.
A good knowledge about the computer basics like Power Point presentations, Windows XP and MS Office etc.
Basic knowledge of Systems Biology, Bioinformatics tools.  
You can find my updated CV below


  • Swarge, B. N., Roseboom, W., Zheng, L., Abhyankar, W. R., Brul, S., de Koster, C. G., & de Koning, L. J. (2018). "One‐Pot" Sample Processing Method for Proteome‐Wide Analysis of Microbial Cells and Spores. Proteomics Clinical Applications, [1700169 ]. DOI: 10.1002/prca.201700169 


  • Abhyankar, W., Stelder, S., de Koning, L., de Koster, C., & Brul, S. (2017). 'Omics' for microbial food stability: Proteomics for the development of predictive models for bacterial spore stress survival and outgrowth. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 240, 11-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2016.05.008  [details] 



  • Abhyankar, W., Pandey, R., ter Beek, A., Brul, S., de Koning, L. J., & de Koster, C. G. (2015). Reinforcement of Bacillus subtilis spores by cross-linking of outer coat proteins during maturation. Food Microbiology, 45(A), 54-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.fm.2014.03.007  [details] 


  • Abhyankar, W., de Koning, L. J., Brul, S., & de Koster, C. G. (2014). Spore Proteomics: The Past, Present and the Future. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 358(2), 137-144. DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12568  [details] 


  • Abhyankar, W., Hossain, A. H., Djajasaputra, A., Permpoonpattana, P., ter Beek, A., Dekker, H. L., ... de Koster, C. G. (2013). In pursuit of protein targets: proteomic characterization of bacterial spore outer layers. Journal of Proteome Research, 12(10), 4507-4521. DOI: 10.1021/pr4005629  [details] 


  • Abhyankar, W., ter Beek, A., Dekker, H., Kort, R., Brul, S., & de Koster, C. G. (2011). Gel-free proteomic identification of the Bacillus subtilis insoluble spore coat protein fraction. PROTEOMICS, 11, 4541-4550. DOI: 10.1002/pmic.201100003  [details] 

Talk / presentation

  • Abhyankar, W. R. (speaker), ter Beek, A. S. (speaker), Dekker, H. L. (speaker), Kort, R. (speaker), Brul, S. (speaker) & de Koster, C. G. (speaker) (18-4-2011). Gel-free proteomic identification of the Bacillus subtilis insoluble spore coat protein fraction, Centennial meeting of the Dutch Society for Microbiology, Papendal, Arnhem, the Netherlands.
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