Zeeshan Ahmed, Ph.D.Assistant Professor: Genetics and Genome Sciences.
Assistant Director Bioinformatics: Medical Dean’s Precision Medicine Program.
Faculty Member: Genetics and Developmental Biology Program.
Faculty Member: Biomedical Science.
Member: Institute for Systems Genomics.
|B.S.||University of Central Punjab||Computer Science|
|M.S.||University of Central Punjab||Sofware Engineering|
|M.S.||Blekinge Institute of Technology||Artificial Intelligence|
|Ph.D.||University of Wuerzburg||Bioinformatics|
|Fellowship||Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering||Artificial Intelligence|
|Fellowship||Vienna University of Technology||Artificial Intelligence|
|Postdoctoral||University of Massachusetts Medical School||Bioinformatics|
|Postdoctoral||University of Wuerzburg||Bioinformatics|
|Professional Training||School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University||Healthcare Data Analytics|
|Name of Award/Honor||Awarding Organization|
|Director Subsidy Award, HGM-HUGO||The Jackson Laboratory, USA|
|DAAD International Alumni||University of Wuerzburg, Germany|
|Early Career Award for Excellent Research||International Conference of the Metabolomics Society, UC Davis, NIH, USA|
|Postdoc Research Fellowship||University of Massachusetts Medical School, NIH, USA|
|Postdoc Research Fellowship||University of Wuerzburg, DFG, Germany|
|Travel Grant Award||University of Wuerzburg, DFG-SFB-1047, Germany|
|Travel Grant Award||The 25th International Workshop on Description Logics, Italy|
|Travel Grant Award||The 14th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning, Italy|
|Nominated for Biocenter Science Award||University of Wuerzburg, Germany|
|PhD with Magna Cum Laude||University of Wuerzburg, Germany|
|Potential Conference Paper||6th I*PROMS, Cardiff University, UK|
|The Donn B. Parker Award||Information Management & Computer Security, Emerald Group Publishing, UK|
|Best Conference Paper||IEEE International Conference on Computer, Control & Communication|
|Travel Grant Award||IEEE International Conference on Computer, Control & Communication|
|Doctoral Research Fellowship||University of Wuerzburg, Germany|
|Young Researcher Travel Grant Award||Microsoft, Yahoo, Nokia, ACM Conference on Web Search & Data Mining, Spain|
|IEEE Young Researcher Award||IEEE International Conference on Computer, Control & Communication|
|Doctoral Research Fellowship||Vienna University of Technology, Austria|
|Pre-Doc Fellowship||Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Germany|
|Scholarship for MS program||Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden|
|Scholarship for MS program||University of Central Punjab, Pakistan|
|Annual Advance Programming Competition Winner 2002||University of Central Punjab, Pakistan|
|Annual On Spot Programming Competition Winner 2003||University of Central Punjab, Pakistan|
|Name & Description||Category||Role||Type||Scope||Start Year||End Year|
|American Association of University Professors (AAUP)||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||UConn Health||University||2018|
|Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||UConn Health||University||2018|
|Genetics and Developmental Biology Area of Concentration (GDB AoC)||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member & Advisor BioMed Doctoral Students||UConn Health||University||2018|
|International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||International||2018|
|Institute for Systems Genomics (ISG)||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||UConn Health||University||2018|
|Human Genome Organisation||Professional/Scientific Journal||Member||External||International||2016||2017|
|Bioinformatics, Oxford University Press, Oxford Journals||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2016|
|LANGMUIR, Analytical Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2016|
|Analytical Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2016|
|Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Frontiers Publishers||Professional/Scientific Journal||Review Editor||External||International||2016|
|in Genetics||Professional/Scientific Journal||Review Editor||External||International||2016|
|Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology||Professional/Scientific Journal||Review Editor||External||International||2016|
|Frontiers in Plant Science||Professional/Scientific Journal||Review Editor||External||International||2016|
|F1000Research, Faculty of 1000 Publishers||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2016|
|Frontiers in Neuroinformatics||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2016|
|Metabolomics Society||Professional/Scientific Journal||Member||External||International||2015||2016|
|Alumni University of Wuerzburg, Germany||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member & US Chapter Representative||External||University||2015|
|Briefings in Bioinformatics, Oxford University Press, Oxford Journals||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2015|
|PLOS One||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2015|
|BioMed Central (BMC) Publishers||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2015|
|American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)||Workshop/Conference||Reviewer||External||International||2015|
|Neural Computing and Applications, Springer Publishers||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2014|
|Social Network Analysis and Mining, Springer Publishers||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2014|
|Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing||Professional/Scientific Journal||Referee Book Chapters||External||International||2014|
|Journal of Cases on Information Technology, IGI Global Publishers||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2013|
|Journal of Information Technology Research, IGI Global Publishers||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2013|
|Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations (JECO), IGI Global Publishers||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2013|
|Behavior & Information Technology Journal, Taylor & Francis||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2013|
|Recent Patents on Computer Science||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2012|
|Symbiosis Center for Information Technology (SCIT) Journal||Editorial Board||Editorial Board Member||External||International||2012|
|LNCS Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence (TCCI)||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2011|
|Alumni Vienna University of Technology, Austria||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||University||2010|
|Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer Publishers||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2010|
|The International Association of Engineers (IAENG)||Professional/Scientific Journal||Member||External||International||2010|
|Association for Computing Machinery||Professional/Scientific Journal||Member||External||International||2006||2010|
|Alumni Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||University||2006|
|Alumni Fraunhofer Society, Germany||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||International||2006|
|IEEE Access, IEEE Publishers||Professional/Scientific Journal||Reviewer||External||International||2006||2012|
To improve the quality and transition of healthcare, robust data management platforms are necessary to analyze heterogeneous genomics and clinical data of high volume, velocity, variety and veracity. Healthcare data includes information about patient life style, medical history, visits to the practice, lab and imaging test, diagnoses, medications, surgical procedures, consulted providers, claims and genomics profile. Adequate and analytic access to the healthcare and genomics data has potential to revolutionize the field of medicine by developing better understanding of biological mechanisms and modelling complex biological interactions by integrating and analyzing knowledge in a holistic manner. To effectively meet the goals of implementing system for precision medicine, significant efforts are required from the experts in various disciplines (e.g. clinics, bench/wet labs, core/genome technologies, bioinformatics etc.), located within one or multiple organizational units. One of the major challenges is to establish an efficient and secure workflow that can connect all units to streamline transparent data flow, interoperability, cleansing, structuring, standardization, controlled accessibility, processing, quality inspection, processing, analysis, visualization, reporting and sharing. My lab focuses on dealing practical issues associated to the scientific software solutions and infrastructure development for the complex, diverse and large scaled healthcare, genomics, transcriptomics and epigenomics data management, processing, analysis, visualization and integration for the precision medicine. Aims include the development of one of the world's largest precision medicine platforms to help patients, providers, practices and scientists.
My lab is working at different Genomics, Healthcare, Bioinformatics, Precision Medicine and Informatics related research projects at UConn Health, as well as, in different collaborations with scientists and groups located at The Jackson Laboratory USA, University of Massachusetts Medical School USA, University of Cambridge UK, Columbia University USA, and the University of Wuerzburg Germany.
My lab is open for internal and external collaborations.
Accepting students for Lab Rotations: Summer '18, Fall '18, Spring '19.
Mainly interested in, but not limited to the followings:
- Integration and analysis of Clinical and Genomics data towards Precision Medcine.
- Bioinformatics tools and pipelines development for Genomics, Transcriptomics and Epigenomics data analysis.
- Large scalled framework development for the Healthcare & Genomics Big Data management, analysis and visualizaion.
Message for students: I try my best to guide but encourage students to explore their novel ideas and define hypothesis. The sucess of my students is very important to me. My expectations only include dicpline and honest willingness to do good work.
|Title or Abstract||Type||Sponsor/Event||Date/Year||Location|
|PROMIS-Med: Precise and Reproducible OMICS-Data Management and Integrative System for Precision Medicine||Talk||26th Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB)||2018||Chicago, USA|
|Contributions of Computational Sciences in Life Sciences: A Venturous Journey||Talk||University of South Carolina||2018||Beaufort, SC|
|Dealing practical issues associated to the clinical and genomic data integration for precision medicine||Talk||Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health||2017||Farmington, CT|
|MAV-Clic: Management, Analysis, and Visualization of Clinical Data.||Talk||UMass Medical School, Center for Health Policy and Research||2017||Shrewsbury, MA|
|Dealing practical issues associated to the clinical and high throughput genomic data integration for precision medicine.||Talk||University of Texas Health Science Center||2017||Houston, TX|
|MAV-seq: An interactive platform for the Management, Analysis, and Visualization of Sequence Data||Talk||Human Genome Meeting, Translational Genomics, Human Genome Organisation||2016||Houston, TX|
|Developing sustainable software solutions for bioinformatics by the “Butterfly” paradigm||Talk||The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine||2015||Farmington, CT|
|Scientific software solutions development using “Butterfly” paradigm||Talk||Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology, UMass Medical School||2015||Greater Boston, MA|
|New Scientific software solutions: DroLIGHT, Ant-App-DB and Lipid-Pro.||Talk||German Research Foundation (DFG) SFB-CRC-1047 Project Annual Meeting||2014||Tagungshaus Schoenenberg,Tauberbischofsheim, Germany|
|Intellieppi, A system for non-contact monitoring of reaction vessels: Software Design & Implementation.||Talk||Eppendorf||2013||Hamburg, Germany|
|Bioinformatics Software for Metabolic and Health Care Data Management||Talk||Department of Bioinformatics, Biocenter, Faculty of Biology||2012||University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany|
|Software for Metabolic Modeling.||Talk||DFG-SPP1316 Meeting, Obergurgl University Center||2012||Obergurgl, Austria|
|Bioinformatic tools and OMICS databases. German Research Foundation (DFG) SFB/Transregio 34 Official Meeting at The Institute for Molecular Infection Biology||Talk||DFG SFB/Transregio 34 Meeting, IMIB, University of Wuerzburg||2011||Germany|
|Metabolism of Bacterial Infections- LS-MIDA and Isotopo.||Talk||Technical University of Munich||2011||Munich, Germany|
|LS-MIDA and Isotopo.||Talk||DFG-SPP1316 Meeting, Gustav-Stresemann-Institut (GSI)||2011||Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany|
|Demonstration of Software for Biological Experimental Data Analysis (SBEDA).||Talk||DFG Meeting, Institue of Biology & Chemistry, University Osnabrueck||2010||Osnabrueck, Germany|
|SW, NLP and IUI using Intelligent Semantic Oriented Agent based Search (I-SOAS)||Talk||Doctoral Symposium, Semantics Week, University of Amsterdam||2009||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Integration of variants handling in M-system NT||Talk||Blekinge Institute of Technology||2006||University of Blekinge, Sweden|