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Sidra Rafi

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Molecular Medicine from Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and drug Research, University of Karachi.
BS. Medical Technology from Dow University of Health Sciences. Karachi

Working Experience

  1. Research Associate at Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), ICCBS, University of Karachi June 2019- March 2020
  2. Occupational Trainee: at The University of Sydney, Australia from Sep 2016 to April 2017,
  3. Internee in Research & Development Department from Oct – Nov 2015. Herbion Naturals Pvt. Ltd. Karachi, Pakistan
  4. Medical lab technologist in Microbiology department from July 2011-Dec 2011. Dow Diagnostic Research and Reference Laboratory (DDRRL)

Research Focus
My specialized area of research is Computational Biology or Bioinformatics. I have worked on multiple projects related to bioinformatics including database construction, consensus docking approach, subtractive genomic approach, protein-protein interaction etc. In 2016-2017, I got a fellowship for training in the field of bioinformatics with Dr. Serder Kuyucak group from University of Sydney, Australia. Where I learnt molecular dynamics simulation, mutagenesis, and free energy perturbation methods and experienced to analyze and manage the massive data on supercomputer.

Computational Biology
Protein-protein interactions

  1. Rafi, Sidra, Sabina Yasmin, and Reaz Uddin. “A molecular dynamic simulation approach: development of dengue virus vaccine by affinity improvement techniques.” Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics (2020): 1-16.
  2. Uddin, Reaz, Bushra Siraj, Sidra Rafi, Syed S. Azam, and Abdul Wadood. “Structure-based Virtual Screening Approach for the Discovery of Potent Inhibitors of Aminoglycoside 6′-N-Acetyltransferase Type Ib [AAC (6′)-Ib] against K. pneumoniae Infections.” Letters in Drug Design & Discovery 17, no. 8 (2020): 1027-1035.
  3. Uddin, Reaz, and Sidra Rafi. “Structural and functional characterization of a unique hypothetical protein (WP_003901628. 1) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a computational approach.” Medicinal Chemistry Research 26, no. 5 (2017): 1029-1041.