Rafi Ahmad

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Avd./Fakultet:
Fakultet for anvendt økologi, landbruksfag og bioteknologi
Enhet:
Institutt for bioteknologi
Besøksadresse:
Rom: 2N1248
Biohuset
Holsetgata 22 N-2317 Hamar
Kart
Postadresse:
Høgskolen i Innlandet
Postboks 400
2418 Elverum

Bakgrunn

Rafi is the project leader for two RCN projects ( AMR-Diag and  ABR-Diag) on novel diagnostics for antibiotic resistance and is the WP leader for a number of RCN, RFFI and Helse Sør Øst funded projects.

He is affiliated to  Nor-OpenScreen (the Norwegian node of the EU-Openscreen infrastructure project) via an MoU with Prof. Kjetil Tasken, Biotechnology Centre, University of Oslo/Oslo University Hospital (OUS).

He is also part of the TTA - Turning the Tide of Antimicrobial resistance consortium (  https://www.ous-research.no/amr/ ), which is lead by the Oslo University Hospital.

Current Projects

AMR-Diag

Elucidation of underlying factors influencing fertility in modern, efficient livestock production through novel epigenomics and metabolomics

Nye verktøy for bærekraftig avl og høy fruktbarhet i effektiv husdyrproduksjon

ABR-Diag

Brief CV

Education Profile

1996 - 2000 Bachelor of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard, Delhi, India

2000 - 2001 Master of Science in Bioinformatics, University of Exeter, UK

2004 - 2008 PhD Bioinformatics & Drug Discovery, University of Tromsø, Norway

Work Experience

2018 - Till Date Associate Professor, The Artic University of Tromsø (50 % positionfrom Oct-2018)

2017 -  Expert reviewer for EU H2020 grant applications

2016 - Till Date Associate Professor, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Hamar, Norway (70% from Oct-2018)

2013 - 2015 Leader New Molecule Profiling, Open Innovation, AstraZeneca, Molndal, Sweden

2011 - 2013 Senior Research Scientist, Medivir AB, Stockholm, Sweden

2012 - 2013 Project Leader, Antibiotic Resistance, Medivir AB, Stockholm, Sweden

2008 - 2011 Post Doc Drug Discovery and Design, Norwegian Structural Biology Centre, University of Tromsø, Norway

2002 - 2004 Research Scientist, Team Leader, Accerlys Inc., Banglore, India

Current Students

PostDoc

2017-2019

Abdolrahman  Khezri

2018-2021

Ekaterina Avershina

PhD

2018 - 2021

Yusuf Khan

Master (M. Sc 1 year project) - Current

Roshan Mandal

Sanjeev Shakya

Bijay Thapa

Master (M. Sc 1 year project) - Past (2016 onwards)

Lana Kragulj, Narayan Prasad Koirala, Prabin Bhandari, Elizabeth, Valentina Krivenjeva, Ewelina Rojek, Mithlesh Kumar Ray

Rafi in Media

Research prize for best INN research group 2018

AMR-Diag project mentioned as a is a defining characteristic of INN University

Link to INN Bioinformatics Strategic Area, lead by Rafi

Talk at Forkningsdagene on Antibiotic Resistance (2018)

News about new project funding from RCN on ABR

Rafi in NRK news from (skip to time 1:20)

Rafi in Media2

Ekspertområder

  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Bioinformatics
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Biotechnology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Genomics
  • Next Generation Sequecing

Publikasjoner og prosjekter

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