Resource Person | Director-Research
Dr. Rashid Saif is co-founder/Director-Research of “DECODE GENOMICS” and Associate Professor at Gulab Devi Educational Complex, Lahore. He is PhD in molecular biology & biotechnology from IBBt-UVAS, Lahore, Pakistan and conducted his doctoral research under IRSIP fellowship from University of Missouri-Columbia, USA on Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) of progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and microarray genotyping of solid tumors through SNP chip data analysis. He is also trained from University of Washington-Seattle, USA in quantitative genetics, pathway & network analysis, integrative genomics and NGS omics data analysis through “R”. He is author of 20 publications and has established a few foreign collaborations in different ongoing research projects with University of Bern-Switzerland, Georgia Institute of Technology-Atlanta, University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Washington-Seattle, USA. Dr. Rashid is proficient in wide range of research & diagnostic techniques including gene expression studies through Real Time-qPCR, molecular diagnosis of genetic & inherited diseases through Sanger and NGS data analysis, PCR nitty-gritties, recombinant DNA technology, phylogenetics & evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, theoretical biology and statistical analysis of genetics/omics data through Python, Mathematica, R and PLINK data analysis toolsets. Furthermore, he has presented his research at different national and international platforms including USA and Japan.