Imran Ali

Imran Ali

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 Biokemisk toxikologi Stenius, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am currently affiliated with research at the Unit of Biochemical
    Toxicology, the Institute of Environmental Medicine. The unit performs
    studies to understand the connection between chemicals and cancer. We employ
    Text mining-based approach for the analyses of databases and cellular
    models to study the mechanisms behind chemically-induced carcinogenesis.
    Awardee of NSERC Fellowship for postdoctoral studies in Health Canada 2014
    Awardee of HEC Overseas Scholarship for Postgraduate studies 2007-2011
    PhD (Toxicology)


  • Identification of potential hazards posed by environmental contaminants
    through toxicological and mechanistic studies, in parallel with
    epidemiological studies is very important in order to establish a link
    between exposure and human diseases. The main focus of my research projects

  • * to characterize and investigate the role of oxidative stress in cancer
    susceptibility differences between men and women
    * use of text mining-based CRAB tool to aid in the process of risk
    * to semantically classify the scientific literature according to Hallmarks
    of Cancer and literature-based discoveries


  • In addition to the research activity, I am teaching toxicolgy-related topics
    to the students in International Master Program in Toxicology and
    Biomedicine, at Karolinska Institutet.



  • Affiliated to Research, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2013

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