SCIENCE

Dr KEYWAN HASSANI-PAK

Bioinformatician

Computational and Analytical Sciences

BIOGRAPHY

Keywan is head of bioinformatics at Rothamsted Research and founder of KnetMiner. He has a PhD in Bioinformatics and Genome Research from Bielefeld University and has worked in bioinformatics and software development for over ten years. His research focuses on all aspects of integrative bioinformatics including data integration, knowledge management, text mining, graph theory, deep learning and visual analytics. The Hassani-Pak lab builds genome-scale knowledge networks, develops open-source software and applies data analytics to accelerate candidate gene discovery across species. Keywan is co-lead of the Pest Genomics Initiative and organiser of the Integrative Bioinformatics Symposium 2018 to take place at Rothamsted this summer.

TEL:

+44 (0) 1582 938 549

    ADDRESS:

    Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

      SOCIAL MEDIA

      PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

      ASSOCIATED WEBSITES

      PUBLICATIONS

      • 2014
        Kanyuka, K.,Lysenko, A.,Saqi, M.,Derbyshire, M.,Andongabo, A. E.,Hassani-Pak, K.,Hammond-Kosack, K. E.,Courbot, M.,Rudd, J. J.

        A tale of one fungal pathogen of wheat: how it evades host surveillance and then hijacks host defences

        In Abstracts 16th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (IS-MPMI 2014), Rhodes, 6-10 July 2014 : P069

      • 2014
        Kanyuka, K.,Andongabo, A. E.,Hassani-Pak, K.,Powers, S. J.,Lysenko, A.,Saqi, M.,Derbyshire, M.,Lee, W-S.,Hammond-Kosack, K. E.,Courbot, M.,Rudd, J. J.

        Identification and analysis of differentially expressed genes in the wheat- Zymoseptoria tritici interaction

        In Abstracts Plant Genomics Congress, London, 12-13 May 2014

      Strategic programme

      • Designing Future Wheat (DFW)

      Science project

      • DiseaseNetMiner- A novel tool for mining integrated biological networks of host and pathogen interaction
      • Understanding and exploiting the insect P450 resistome - P450 resist
      • Increasing wheat drought tolerance throughout the life cycle through regulation of plant growth mechanisms (SARIC)
      • Cloud-based Multiomics Network Mining for Complex Crop Traits

      QUALIFICATIONS

      • 2017 - PhD in Bioinformatics, University Bielefeld, Germany
      • 2008 - MSc of Bioinformatics and Genome Research, University Bielefeld, Germany
      • 2006 - BSc of Bioinformatics and Genome Research, University Bielefeld, Germany

      MEASURES OF ESTEEM

      • 2017 - Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA. Invited speaker
      • 2017 - Integrative Omics Workshop, EBI, Hinxton, UK. Invited course faculty
      • 2016 - Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA. Invited speaker
      • 2016 - Integrative Omics Workshop, EBI, Hinxton, UK. Invited course faculty
      • 2015 - Monogram Bioinformatics Workshop, Rothamsted, UK. Invited speaker
      • 2015 - Wheat Breeders Workshop, TGAC, Norwich, UK. Invited course faculty
      • 2014 - SeqAhead Workshop, TGAC, Norwich, UK. Invited course faculty]
      • 2013 - Plant Genomics Congress, London, UK. Invited speaker
      • 2013 - Advisory Board of Plant Genomics Conference