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Anshul Bhardwaj, M.Sc. B.D.S

Anshul graduated from M.D. University of Rohtak, India with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Surgery in 2012. Subsequently he worked as a Junior Resident in the Dental Department on National Oral Health Programs in Delhi Govt Hospital between 2013 and 2015. He completed his Fellowship training with specialization in Cosmetic Dentistry in 2015 at Apollo Hospitals. Anshul has been trained in medical research methodologies, statistical analysis and research writing at Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology (ICPO) - ICMR in 2016. In 2016, he began a Masters in Clinical Research from NUI Galway. During the Masters he secured M.Sc. Clinical Research Summer Scholarship by HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway and worked with the clinical research team on trials. Anshul completed his masters thesis project under Prof. Paul Donnellan on ‘Overall survival of unresectable stage III and stage IV melanoma cases between 2005 and 2017 at Galway University Hospital’ which was supported by Clinical Trials (Cancer) Department from West of Ireland Cancer Research & Education Fund. He has also worked with HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway on a number of clinical trials and registries (EUROSPIRE V and BADBIR).

Anshul recently started as Upper GI biobank manager with the Dept. of Surgery. This role involves working as part of a multidisciplinary team, managing day-to-day biorepository operations and clinical data management along with sample receipt, accessioning, processing and fulfilment. The Upper Gastrointestinal (G.I) Biobank in St James’s Hospital is an important resource that facilitates the collection of blood and tissue samples from patients suffering from upper gastrointestinal disorders with the objective of using these samples to carry out future molecular and cellular studies.