Amir Banaei-Esfahani

Amir Banaei-Esfahani

Amir was born in Iran where he obtained his master’s degree in biotechnology from the University of Tehran. For his master thesis, he worked with Prof. Elahe Elahi to consider how Glaucoma-related genes expression is regulated by ocular microRNAs. Amir was introduced to concept of systems biology when he joined the School of Biological Sciences at IPM. He followed up this first experience by visiting the group of Prof. Jens Nielsen. There, He implemented a computational workflow to be able to predict regulatory protein modules of human’s secretory machinery with a particular focus on GTPase superfamily. He also worked on the human cancer secretome database (HCSD) project. In the Aebersold group and as a PhD candidate, he is involved in the proteomic characterization of bacterial systems such as Escherichia coli and Mycobacterium tuberculosis using DIA/SWATH-MS based methods in the context of a larger Swiss consortium (TbX) and NIH funded program (Omics4TB).