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.
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)
Pharmacogenetics of inhaled corticosteroids and exacerbation risk in adults with asthma
Edris A. et al, (2022), Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 52, 33 - 45
Pharmacogenetics in clinical practice: current level of knowledge among Flemish physicians and pharmacists
Edris A. et al, (2021), The Pharmacogenomics Journal, 21, 78 - 84
Epigenome-wide association study on diffusing capacity of the lung
Terzikhan N. et al, (2021), ERJ Open Research, 7