Niyaz AHMED

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Prof. Niyaz Ahmed PhD, FNASc, FRSC, FAAM

Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics,

University of Hyderabad (UoH), India

Nationality and Date of Birth: Indian, December 25, 1971

 
 

Leadership and peer recognition

Prof. Niyaz Ahmed, a Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize Fellow in Medical Sciences, is a leader in the area of molecular infection epidemiology and public health microbiology. Prof. Ahmed’s main research interest is about how bacteria interact with humans and the environment in order to evolve fitness advantages such as multiple drug-resistance and strain/host specific virulence? He is currently serving as full Professor at the University of Hyderabad (UoH); earlier he served as the Chairperson of the Dept. of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics at the UoH and as Senior Director of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) at an international professional scale of (UN) D1/step 8.  At UoH, Prof. Ahmed taught diverse courses such as Metagenomics, Intellectual Property Rights, Biosafety and Bioethics as well as Cell Biology and Comparative Systems modelling and supervised 20 PhD students, so far. Prof. Ahmed edits Gut Pathogens journal published by Springer/Nature (London) and serves as Chief Editor of the journal.  In addition, Prof. Ahmed sits on the editorial boards of several important science journals. He is also a member of several committees and advisory panels in government and non-government as well as domestic and international organizations such as the funding agencies, universities, development foundations and NGOs.

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Education, Training and Professional Qualifications

A) Educational Degrees | Completion | Awarding/training institution

1995 | Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine/BVSc | Nagpur Veterinary College, India

1997 | MSc (Animal Biotechnology/Infectious Diseases) | National Dairy Research Institute, India

2008 | PhD  (Biotechnology/Infectious diseases) | Manipal University, India

B) Professional qualifications / Certifications           

1999 | Automated Sequencing and Forensic Genotyping | Applied Biosystems, Warrington, UK

2002 | Bioinformatics applied to Tropical Diseases | WHO/TDR and ICGEB, New Delhi

2020 | Covid-19 Contact Tracing Methodology | Johns Hopkins University, USA

2020 | Data Science Methodology | IBM Cognitive Class, IBM Corporation, USA

2020 | Epidemics, Pandemics and Outbreaks | University of Pittsburgh, USA

List of important awards, honors and achievements

2019 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize – India’s top science award by the Prime Minister (awarded in 2019)

2018 Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology (United States)

2017 Microsoft Azure Award for Research in Public Health (Microsoft Inc.)

2015 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK

2015 Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India

2015 The University of Hyderabad Chancellor’s Award

2013 The National Bioscience Award, India

Grantsmanship, publications and citations

Prof. Ahmed’s research work embodied in about 160 international publications remains highly cited and recognized. All of his career publications can be accessed here: https://tinyurl.com/y32on5kb Prof. Ahmed’s research was funded by high impact, competitive research grants from reputed funding agencies such as the DBT (India), CSIR (India), the German Research Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, the NIH, and the Royal Society etc. Over the years, Prof. Ahmed strived to utilize/spend his grants/research funds in accordance with a highly productive research quotient that entailed maximum output per capita USD spent on research student supervision or theses/research publications/and research citations (20 PhD theses, 160 international publications and 7000 citations with H-index=46).