Mahin Ghorbani

Mahin Ghorbani

Postdoctoral Researcher
Visiting address: Institutionen för Labmed / ANA Futura, Alfred Nobels Allé 8, 14152 Huddinge
Postal address: H5 Laboratoriemedicin, H5 Patologi Sällberg Chen, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Dr. Mahin Ghorbani is a biotechnologist and bioinformatician specializing in metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and transcriptome studies. Her research spans various diseases including Schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, rheumatoid arthritis, COVID-19, HIV, and Cancer. She investigates the microbiome in diverse regions such as the gut, oral cavity, brain, tumors, and its implications in diseases. Dr. Ghorbani also mentors and supervises students and is actively involved in ongoing research projects linking the microbiome with disease conditions.

    Research Experience:

    - Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institute, 2023-present

    - Postdoctoral Researcher, Dental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, 2021-2023 (focused on microbiome studies)

    - Drug Discovery Researcher, Leiden University, Netherlands, 2013-2014

    - Bioinformatics Researcher, Open Vision, India, 2009-2011

    - Independent Bioinformatics Researcher, Fergusson College, India, 2015-2017


    - Ph.D. in Biotechnology (Specializing in Metatranscriptomes and Biomarker Discovery), Malaysia

    - M.S/B.S in Biotechnology (Awarded First Class with Distinction), India

    Supervisor of Students:

    -Graduated students 2021-2024 at Karolinska  

  • Institute:(6) students: Mentored and supervised the students in various research projects focusing on oral cancer, metastasis, oral microbiome in HIV, and Hepatitis.

    Ongoing Student Project:

    -Investigating the link between the oral microbiome and periodontitis.

    Invited Speaker:

    - Presented "Embarking on the Microbiome Journey: Navigating Challenges from Laboratory Experiments to Bioinformatics Data Analysis" at the University of California San Francisco, Neurology department, USA, October 2023.

    - Presented a metagenomic study of gut viral markers in amyloid-positive Alzheimer's disease patients at the 16th International Conference on Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, London, UK, November 2023.

    Other Contributions:

    - Full membership in the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS), USA, 2023-present.

    -Thesis assessment committee member :reviewer for dental students' degree projects at Dent Med, Karolinska Institute 2023

    Certificates and Diplomas:

    - Python Programming Certificate, Copenhagen University, Denmark

    - Advanced Practical Diploma in Medical Biotechnology, India

    - Advanced Practical Diploma in Recombinant DNA Technology, India

    Selected Awards :

    - Early Career Award, Schizophrenia International Research Society, Italy, Florence 2020.

    - Poster Award, Schizophrenia International Research Society, Italy, Florence 2020.

    - Best presentation award related to gut microbiome and schizophrenia research, AIMST University, Malaysia, 2020.

    - Best journal critique award (gut-brain axis), AIMST University, Malaysia, 2020.

    -Best journal critique award (topic: microbiome), AIMST University, Malaysia, 2019


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