- Applications of multiple sequence alignment
- Choosing the right sequences with the right software
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Ahmed Mansour Alzohairy
Affiliation: The Egyptian Center of Bioinformatics and Genomics, Zagazig University, H3ABioNet
Dr. Ahmed Mansour Alzohairy is an Egyptian scientist who obtained his Ph.D. degree in (Plant Signal transduction) from faculty of agriculture, Zagazig University, Egypt in collaboration with McGill University, Canada. He has over six books published in international publishing houses. He also has published over 50 international research articles in the field of plant biotechnology, genomics and Bioinformatics. He has been invited and participated in many international scientific meetings and conferences in biotechnology and bioinformatics around the world. He was selected as international reviewer and guest editor by many international journals in the field of biotechnology and bioinformatics. He has participated and organized many training courses in molecular genetics and bioinformatics in Egypt and around the world. His research interests includes: 1- Genomic Mobile Elements: Activation, Evolution and Molecular markers 2- Isolation and cloning of promoters and regulatory elements controlling spatial in temporal gene expression. 3- Promoters Isolation and production of Antimicrobial peptides. 4- Developing Bioinformatics tools for Biological data analysis He is currently an assistant Professor of Genetics and the director of the Egyptian center of Bioinformatics And Genomics (ECBAG), Zagazig University, Egypt.
Affiliation: Ugandan Virus Research Institute
I am a PhD fellow in Molecular Virology with particular interest in the use of phylogenetics/phylogeography to delineate the molecular basis of viral transmission dynamics among key populations. My research involves utilizing a wide range of bioinformatics tools in analysing molecular sequence data. My interest in bioinformatics dates back in 2009 when I first attended a bioinformatics workshop organised by the REGA institute in collaboration with the Uganda Virus Research Institute that covered aspects of multiple sequence alignment, molecular evolution of viruses and phylogenetic analysis. I have since attended several bioinformatics courses in molecular phylogenetics, network analysis, hypothesis testing and application of programming languages in data editing analysis and analysis. I am currently involved in molecular epidemiology projects at the Medical Research Council involving large sequence data sets.
Affiliation: Uganda Virus Research Institute
Jamirah works at the Medical Research Council / UVRI Uganda Unit on AIDS as a laboratory technologist and for 5 years, she has acquired experience in the fields of molecular virology, bacteriology, bioinformatics and molecular genomics including DNA sequencing and analysis with focus on HIV-1, influenza, tuberculosis and measles. Jamirah has built a strong technical background and practical experience in the molecular epidemiology and drug resistance of HIV -1 and contributed to publications in that effect. Jamirah received her BSc. In Biomedical laboratory technology from Makerere university and her MSc. in Bioinformatics from Skovde and Lund University.