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Dr. Sadia Farrukh | Biochemistryย | Best Researcher Award.

Aga Khan University, Pakistan

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๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“ Bio Summary:

Dr. Sadia Farrukh is a dedicated researcher in the field of Biochemistry, specializing in telomere research. She holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Ziauddin University, where she also completed her M.Phil. and Master’s degrees. Dr. Farrukh’s research focuses on the implications of telomere length in newborns and their parents on immune senescence, with a specific interest in TERC, TERT, and SIRTUIN 4 polymorphism. She has a strong background in molecular biology techniques, including PCR, Sanger sequencing, and flow cytometry, and is proficient in bioinformatics tools for sequence analysis and polymorphism identification.

๐ŸŽ“ Education:

Dr. Sadia Farrukh holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Ziauddin University, where she also completed her MPhil in the same field. She pursued her Masters in Biochemistry from the University of the Punjab and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Kinnaird College Women University.

๐Ÿ” Research Focus:

Dr. Farrukh’s research primarily focuses on telomere biology, specifically investigating the role of telomere length in newborns and its implications for immune senescence. Her work delves into understanding the genetic factors influencing telomere dynamics, including polymorphisms in telomerase genes (TERC and TERT), and their association with parental health and newborn immunity.

๐Ÿ† Honors & Awards:

Dr. Farrukh has received notable recognition for her academic and research contributions, including a merit scholarship during her Master’s studies and a grant as a Co-Principal Investigator from the Higher Education Commission-National Research Program for Universities

Professional Experience: ๐Ÿ’ผ

With a diverse professional background, Dr. Farrukh has served in various capacities, including as a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Aga Khan University and as a Lecturer at Ziauddin University. She has also held roles such as Managing Editor for the Pakistan Journal of Medicine and Dentistry and Research Associate at Ziauddin University.

๐Ÿ“š Top Noted Publications :

CR assay targeting virulence genes of Helicobacter pylori isolated from drinking water and clinical samples in Lahore metropolitan, Pakistan

Authors: ZQ Samra, U Javaid, S Ghafoor, A Batool, N Dar, MA Athar

Published in: Journal of Water and Health, 2011

Summary: This study focuses on the use of PCR assays to target virulence genes of Helicobacter pylori in samples from both drinking water and clinical sources in Lahore, Pakistan. The research aims to understand the prevalence and potential transmission routes of H. pylori, a bacterium associated with various gastrointestinal diseases.

Telomere reprogramming during fetal life in low socioeconomic mothers

Authors: S Farrukh, S Baig, R Hussain, A Shahid, ST Khan

Published in: Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics, 2019

Summary: This research investigates the reprogramming of telomeres during fetal life, particularly in low socioeconomic mothers. The study explores how factors such as socioeconomic status can impact the genetic programming of telomeres in newborns, potentially affecting their long-term health and immunity.

Parental genetics communicate with the intrauterine environment to reprogram newborn telomeres and immunity

Authors: S Farrukh, S Baig, R Hussain, R Imad, M Khalid

Published in: Cells, 2022

Summary: This study delves into the intricate interplay between parental genetics and the intrauterine environment in reprogramming newborn telomeres and immunity. By examining these interactions, the research sheds light on how genetic and environmental factors shape early-life development and health outcomes.

Association of cord blood telomere biology with motherโ€™s education

Authors: S Farrukh, S Baig, R Hussain, MH Lucky

Published in: International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review, 2019

Summary: This study explores the association between cord blood telomere biology and maternal education levels. By examining this relationship, the research aims to uncover potential links between socioeconomic factors and telomere dynamics, offering insights into health disparities and early-life development.

Study to estimate the average blood loss in different orthopedic procedures: A retrospective review

Authors: MNH Khan, KY Jamal, AI Qureshi, BG Khan, S Farrukh

Published in: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, 2021

Summary: This retrospective review investigates the average blood loss associated with various orthopedic procedures. The study provides valuable insights into the surgical management of orthopedic patients, aiding in the development of improved clinical practices and patient care.

Author Metrics ๐Ÿ“Š :ย 

Dr. Farrukh’s research has garnered attention within the scientific community, as evidenced by her publication record and citation metrics. Her work has been published in journals with impact factors ranging from 0.4 to 7.6, reflecting the significance and quality of her contributions to the field.

๐Ÿ“… Research Timeline:

Throughout her career, Dr. Farrukh has consistently pursued excellence in research and academic endeavors. From her early years as a Lecturer at Kinnaird College for Women University to her current role as a Postdoctoral Fellow, she has demonstrated a commitment to advancing knowledge in biochemistry and telomere biology.

Dr Sadia Farrukh | Biochemistry | Best Researcher Award |

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