Dr Najaf Amin
Senior Research Associate
Dr. Amin has a background in mathematics and statistics and received her PhD degree in genetic epidemiology from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 2011.Her main area of research is identifying biomarkers for neuro-psychiatric traits using plasma/CSF/brain-based and single cell-based integrative multi-omics research. She works with molecular data including genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics as well as gut microbiome. Further, she is interested in identifying causal relationships using Mendelian Randomisation, and translation of her findings using cell-based research. She has over 330 scientific research papers published in various international journals and ranks among the top 200 women in science in the world.
Leveraging Health Linkage Data From the UK Biobank-With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility-Reply.
Amin N. et al, (2023), JAMA Psychiatry, 80, 1077 - 1078
Circulating metabolites modulated by diet are associated with depression.
van der Spek A. et al, (2023), Mol Psychiatry
Interplay of Metabolome and Gut Microbiome in Individuals With Major Depressive Disorder vs Control Individuals.
Amin N. et al, (2023), JAMA Psychiatry, 80, 597 - 609
Whole-exome sequence analysis of anthropometric traits illustrates challenges in identifying effects of rare genetic variants.
Young KL. et al, (2023), HGG Adv, 4
Does ethnicity influence dementia, stroke and mortality risk? Evidence from the UK Biobank.
Bonnechère B. et al, (2023), Front Public Health, 11