Researcher in Genetic Epidemiology
Ahmed completed his undergraduate degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Alexandria University and his MSc in Clinical Pharmacy at the Queen’s University Belfast. He obtained a European Respiratory Society long term research fellowship, and graduated from Ghent University with a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences. He joined NDPH in 2022.
Ahmed focuses on the genetic epidemiology of common complex-trait diseases. He aims to leverage large clinical and genetic datasets to understand complex diseases, so as to inform precision medicine approaches to prevention and treatment. Ahmed’s research involves several techniques in genetic epidemiology including genome-wide, phenome-wide and multi-omics studies.
He works as a researcher in genetic epidemiology in the China Kadoorie Biobank Group, on a variety of projects including multi-trait genome-wide association studies.
Phenotyping asthma with airflow obstruction in middle-aged and older adults: a CADSET clinical research collaboration.
Bertels X. et al, (2023), BMJ Open Respir Res, 10
Asthma exacerbations and eosinophilia in the UK Biobank: a Genome-Wide Association Study
Edris A. et al, (2023)
Precision medicine from a citizen perspective: a survey of public attitudes towards pharmacogenomics in Flanders
Edris A. et al, (2022), BMC Medical Genomics, 15
Deep-PheWAS: a pipeline for phenotype generation and association analysis for phenome-wide association studies
Packer R. et al, (2022)
Novel genetic variants associated with inhaled corticosteroid treatment response in older adults with asthma.
Wang AL. et al, (2022), Thorax