Dr. Insaf Ahmed Qureshi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad (UoH), has been selected for prestigious ICMR International Fellowship for Young Bio-medical Scientists (2018-19) by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi. Under this fellowship, he will work at University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA for a period of three months.
Dr. Qureshi’s laboratory at UoH is working on to understand the role of various proteins involved in phosphorylation and protein degradation in leishmaniasis through structural and functional approaches and further translate these findings towards the design and development of novel drugs/therapeutics to treat neglected disease like kala-azar.
Dr. Qureshi has published more than 35 research papers in renowned journals such as International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, PLoS Biology, Plant Physiology, Journal of Biological Chemistry etc. He has been the recipient of several national and international awards and fellowship including ICMR Prize, Indo-US Raman Fellowship etc. He is also conferred with the life membership by National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) as well as selected as Associate Fellow by Telangana Academy of Sciences (TAS).