Muhammad Zohaib Anwar


Muhammad Zohaib Anwar
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PhD Project – Quantitative and Computational Assessment of Arctic Microbiomes (Part of H2020 Marie Curie ITN MicroArctic –

PhD Supervisor – Prof. Carsten Suhr Jacobsen, Head of Department, Department of Environmental Sciences, Aarhus University
Co-supervisors – Prof. Lars Hestbjerg Hansen, Department of Environmental Sciences, Aarhus University
Project term: 30.10.2016 – 30.08.2019

The Arctic plays a key role in Earth's climate system and is a geographical area of growing strategic importance for European policy. In this project, we want to develop a Total-RNA based method for understanding of the fast-changing Arctic environment and the factors that impact ecosystem and organism response to the warming Arctic, 

To develop a method for Total-RNA no PCR based analysis of the microbial populations in Arctic and other environmental samples and improve the metatranscriptomic analysis.

Research Outline
Exhaustive computational development and analysis will be used to analyze metatranscriptomes from Arctic and various environments to develop and standardize a validated method. This method will be applied to multiple studies in collaboration with partner institutes to analyze large and small scale changes in different environments.

Partners Of Collaboration

  • Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Department of Marine Research, AZTI, Basque, Spain
  • Centre for Permafrost (CENPERM), University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Department of Applied Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
  • School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
  • Institute of Biology, Bucharest, Romania


Academic Background 

Master of Science in Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics Research Centre (BiRC)
Aarhus University
C.F. Møllers Allé 8
Building 1110
DK-8000 Aarhus C


Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics (hons. scholar)
Department of Bioscience and Bioinformatics
COMSATS University
Park Rd, Islamabad,
Islamabad Capital Territory
45550, Pakistan

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