Tahmina Akhter

Tahmina Akhter

Phd Student
Visiting address: Blickagången 16, 14152 Flemingsberg
Postal address: H7 Medicin, Huddinge, H7 BioNut Daub, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a PhD student in CDA lab. I have a general background of computer
    science (Bachelor degree) and completed my Masters in Computational and
    Systems Biology at KTH (The Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm. I
    worked as a research engineer at the department of Computation Biology at KTH
    and was involved in a project concerning parallelism in neuralnetwork using
    Blue Gene Super Computer. My PhD project goal is to understand and
    characterize differences between severe and controlled asthma. The aim is to
    find the biomarkers to predict the effects of steroid response and
    identifying key regulatory mechanism (enhancers, transcription factors and
    promoters) of genes linked to severe and mild asthma. I have programming
    skills (R, C++, Python, Java etc.), use different algorithms and
    bioinformatic software, I have research experience in the field of
    computational biology, and previous professional experience in software
    development. I am highly motivated todo research, and my strength is my
    dedication to work.
    Master of Science (2 years): Computational and Systems Biology from KTH, the
    Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (2012).
    4-years Bachelor of Science (Honours): Computer Science from National
    University, Bangladesh.


    Angeletti D, Albrecht L, Blomqvist K, Quintana MdP, Akhter T, et al. (2012)
    Plasmodium falciparum Rosetting Epitopes Converge in the SD3-Loop of
    PfEMP1-DBL1a. PLoS ONE 7(12): e50758. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050758


  • Ph.D. Student at Carsten Daub lab, ongoing
    Research Assistant, Department of BioNut, Huddinge, Karolinska
    Institutet, March 2013-September 2013
    Bioinformatician, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska
    Institutet, October 2012 – February 2013
    Bioinformatician, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology,
    Karolinska Institutet, November 2011 – August 2012
    Research Engineer, Department of Computational Biology, KTH, the Royal
    Institute of Technology, June 2010 – November 2010
    Research Student, Department of Computational Biology, KTH, the Royal
    Institute of Technology, June 2009 – September 2009

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