Shandar Ahmad

National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Japan

Shandar Ahmad's main research interests are in developing novel algorithms and analysis of molecular basis of biological function. In particular, he has developed some of the first algorithms to predict DNA-binding sites in proteins, real valued solvent accessibility in proteins, RNA and DNA and specific protein-DNA interactions using neural networks as a primary technique. He is also interested in the prediction of regulatory elements and regulatory targets, scoring protein-nucleic acid complexes and elucidating cooperativity between biological macro-molecules. Shandar has worked in India, Malaysia and Japan in various capacities including university professorship, corporate consultant and research scientist. Currently, he is working as a Research Scientist at National Institute of Biomedical Innovation. Current projects involve development of novel methods to predict and classify protein-protein and protein-DNA/RNA interactions and analysis of conformational changes in proteins.

Biography Updated on 7 May 2010

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