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Personal Information
Name: Syed Sikander Aza
Discipline: Physical Sciences Institution: University of Karachi
Gender: Male Department: National Centre for Proteomics
Specialization: Computational Chemistry Present Position: Assistant Professor
Address: City: Karachi
Email: Phone: 0213-6971007, 0306-2221670, 0213-4656511-112
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Education History
Field of Study
Matric science Pak Folks Grammer school
F.Sc Pre-medical DJ Science College
B.Sc Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry DJ Science College
MA/MSc Biotechnology University of Karachi
PhD Computational Chemistry University of Innsbruck, Austria.

 Professional Experience
Institution/ Organization
Position / Job Title
National Center for Proteomics, University of Karachi Assistant Professor
January 2010
to date
Theoretical Chemistry Division, University of Innsbruck, Austria Research Scholar
Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, Internation Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Research Associate
AMZ Private Limited, Karachi Quality Checker(QC) and Medical Transcriptionist(MT)
Adroit Information Technology, Karachi Medical Transcriptionist(MT)

Research Interests
  Current research interests lied in the field of Computational Biochemistry. In particular, Molecular Docking and Molecular Dynamic (MD) Simulations of proteins for understanding structural and dynamical aspects and their role in biological system. The application of Molecular Mechanic (MM), and Hybrid Quantum Mechanical/Molecular Mechanical (QM/MM) Molecular Dynamics (MD), and Quantum Mechanical Charge Field (QMCF) Molecular Dynamic Simulations for the evaluation of structural and dynamical properties of biologically and industrially important ions in aqueous solution is another dimension of my interests. Recently established a computational facility at the National Centre for Proteomics which helps to maintain the synergistic relationship with the experimental research work carried out on various proteins at the resource lab of the institute. Course on Molecular Dynamics has also been designed to teach.

 Other Publications
1. Zaheer-ul-Haq, M. Qaiser Fatmi "Classical and QM/MM MD Simulations of Sodium(I) and Potassium(I) Ions in aqueous Solution " (2010) J. Mol. Liq. Vol: pp:- (Journal)
2. Len Herald V. Lim, Anirban Bhattacharjee, Thomas S. Hofer, Bernhard R. Randolf and Bernd M. Rode "Structural and Dynamical Aspects of the Unsymmetric Hydration of Sb(III): An ab initio QMCF MD Simulation " (2010) Inorg. Chem. Vol:49(5) pp:2132-2140 (Journal)
3. Thomas S. Hofer, Anirban Bhattacharjee, Len, V. Lim, Andreas B. Pribil, Bernhard R. Randolf, Bernd M. Rode "Beryllium(II)-- the Strongest Structure Forming Ion in Water? A QMCF MD Simulation Study " (2009) J. Phys. Chem. B Vol:113(27) pp:9289-9295 (Journal)
4. Thomas S. Hofer, Bernhard R. Randolf, Bernd M. Rode " Germanium (II) in water: an Unusual Hydration Structure Results of a QMCF MD Simulation" (2009) Chem. Phys. Lett Vol:470 pp:85-89 (Journal)
5. Thomas S. Hofer, Bernhard R. Randolf, Bernd M.Rode "Hydration of Sodium(I) and Potassium(I) Revisited - A Comparative QM/MM and QMCF MD Simulation Study of Weakly Hydrated Ions" (2009) J. Phys. Chem. A, Vol:113(9) pp:1827-1834 (Journal)
6. "Clinico-pathological Features and Incidence of Gallbladder Cancer in Karachi " (2005) Journal of Pakistan Medical Association Vol: pp:- (Journal)
7. Mashood-ul-Haque-Qazi, Zuhaib Ismail, Mohammad Ammad Saeed, Mohammad Farooq Anis and Syed Zubair Ahmed Zaidi "Clinicomorphological Features of Cholecystitis and Cholelithiasis " (2005) Journal of Pakistan Medical Association Vol:55(12) pp:Suppl. 2- (Journal)
8. Len, V. Lim, Thomas S. Hofer, Bernhard R. Randolf, Bernd M. Rode "Hydrated Germanium (II): Irregular Structural and Dynamical Properties Revealed by a Quantum Mechanical Charge Field Molecular Dynamics Study" () J. Comp. Chem Vol: pp:- (Journal)

 Research Grants/Projects
1. "Acquirement of Start-up Facility for Computational Studies of Tyrosinase Inhibitors"  (0.5 million)  By: by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan  (-)     

1. Conference on "4th International Symposium of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology on Genomics, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology and Economic Development"  Karachi (12/4/2005-12/8/2005)  [Local] 
2. Seminar on "a series of lecture on Fundamentals of Immunology"   (3/3/2005-3/24/2005)  [Local] 
3. Conference on "10th International Symposium on Natural Products Chemistry"  HEJ Research Center, ICCS University of Karachi, Pakistan (1/6/2006-1/9/2006)  [Local] 
4. Seminar on "4th Annual CMBI meeting"  Igls, Tyrol, Austria (9/28/2007-9/29/2007)  [Foreign] 
5. Workshop on "Electron Microscopy"  M.A.H. Qadri Biological Research Center, University of Karachi in Collaboration with NED University (4/11/2005-4/13/2005)  [Local] 
6. Seminar on "Visual Molecular Dynamics in Workshop on Computational Chemistry and Its Applications"  Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, ICCS, Karachi, Pakistan. (6/26/2006-6/28/2006)  [Local] 
7. Workshop on "Poster presentation in Molecular Modeling Workshop 2009"  University of Erlangen, Germany (9/6/2099-9/7/2009)  [Foreign] 
8. Conference on "Poster presentation in 31st International Conference on Solution Chemistry"  Innsbruck, Austria (8/21/2009-8/25/2009)  [Foreign] 
9. Conference on "Oration at 5th Hamdard Symposium"  Karachi (12/16/2005-12/18/2005)  [Local] 
10. Workshop on "8th National Workshop on Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering"  National Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) Faisalabad (4/16/2010-4/21/2010)  [Local] 
11. Workshop on "Computational Chemistry and Its Applications"  Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, ICCBS, Karachi (6/26/2006-6/28/2006)  [Local] 
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 21, 2010