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Dr Shirish Yakkundi



Shirish Yakkundi PhD (Chemistry), MSc (Organic Chemistry), MRSC

Telephone: +44 2890 972348


Dr. Shirish Yakkundi obtained his PhD in Chemistry from University of Mysore, India, in the area of natural products. He has been working as a Research Fellow in the School of Pharmacy within Clinical and Practice Research Group (CPRG) since May 2005. The primary focus of his research is development of microanalytical techniques for quantification of paediatric drugs and pharmaceutical excipients from plasma and dried blood spots (DBS) using LC-MS/MS. He is involved in several international collaborations. He is a member of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), British Mass Spectrometry Society (BMSS) and American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS).

Selected Publications:

Bioanalysis, 3(24), 2691–93, 2011, S. Yakkundi, J. S. Millership, J. McElnay. Use of Dried Blood Spots to study excipient kinetics (EK) in neonates.

Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 15 (5):1057-63, 2011. S. Yakkundi, J. S. Millership, P. S. Collier, M.D. Shields, J. McElnay. Development and validation of a dried blood spot LC-MS/MS assay to quantify ranitidine in paediatric samples.