Principal Investigator | Sharif Siam's Lab | BRAC University |Bangladesh
Senior Lecturer | Department of Pharmacy | BRAC University
Visiting Professor | Biochemistry | King Saud University | Saudi Arabia
Consultant | Bioinformatics | LIFEBRIDGE (UK)
Associate Member | Royal Society of Chemistry | UK
After graduating in Chemistry (major in Pharmacogenetics) from the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK Sharif joined the Department of Pharmacy, BRAC University as a faculty member. Before He had successfully completed his MSc in Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine at the Department of Genetics, University College London (UCL), UK.
In his 8 years of experience in academic and research career, Sharif held positions such as,
1. Faculty position in pharmacy at BRAC University, a concern of BRAC (world's number 1 NGO) Bangladesh;
2. Visiting professorship in Biochemistry at Mawhiba-Oxbridge Summer at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia;
3. Erasmus Masters supervisor, Cambridge,UK;
4. Undergraduate supervisor in organic chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK;
5. Lectureship in pharmacy, East West University, Bangladesh;
6. Academic fellowship at the Istanbul University, Turkey;
7. Research fellowship in University of Michigan, Ann arbor, Michihan. USA;
8. Graduate researcher at the UCL Genetics Institute, UCL, UK and;
9. Regional head of WHO-IPSF IMPACT Project, Switzerland
He is an active member of International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK and Ambassador at European Association for Cancer Research (EACR). He received the prestigious santander fellowship, UK for his outstanding contribution in the computational biology field at university of Cambridge. He also received the access to learning grant from Darwin College, Cambridge. Currently he is a member of Darwin College, Cambridge,UK.
As a trained pharmacist and academician Sharif has multidimensional research portfolio ranging from wet laboratory research (developing animal models of diseases, food and heavy metal toxicity, eco-biosystem, bacterial genetics, pharmaceutical formulation etc.). His dry research laboratory experience includes molecular modeling and docking studies, simulations, AI, Machine learning etc. He also contributed to some research focusing on public health issues. His current doctoral research focuses on the genomics and cheminformatics approaches for correlating gene expression and phenotypic readouts in different cancer (In collaboration with MIT, USA) to investigate compounds Mechanism of Action (MoA).
His previous research works included cell line drug sensitivity prediction in pharmacogenomic dataset (In collaboration with Institut Pasteur, France). He developed various animal models of Liver, Kidney and Eye diseases during his undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
In his lifelong journey in biology, genetics and technology, he acquired expertise in application of databases, machine learning algorithms, data mining, and become familiar with scientific computing tools such as Python, R-RStudio, MySQL, PubChem, CHEMAXON, Cytoscape, KNIME, WEKA, SIDER.
As a well applauded scientific speaker in the field of computational biology and BIG DATA, Sharif has presented his research findings in conferences and public talks in the USA, UK, GERMANY, MALSYSIA, ROMANIA, SWITZERLAND to name a few. He has more than 20 scientific publications in indexed journals and is currently holding editorial positions in some well reputed scientific journals in the field of genetics and computational chemistry.
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