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Dr. Amin Zarifsaffari

Amin Zarifsaffari

Nowick Group - Human Biology

Institute of Biology

Freie Universität Berlin


Königin-Luise-Str. 1-3
Room 114
14195 Berlin
+49 30 838-55917
Ute Gebhardt

Amin is the Master Foo’s follower and he achieved his Bachelor degree in Iran. Genetic and Evolution drew his attention in Master level while he was studying Bioinformatics at Uppsala University of Sweden. He had worked on exploring the diversity of unmapped reads in human deep sequencing data during his Master thesis. Despite of learning different methods while he was studying bioinformatics he proceeded to spice up his academic knowledge by working on different projects in different labs to gain distinct variety of experiences and views. He joined Katja Nowick’s group as a PhD student in June 2015. With the aim of better understanding primate brain evolution, he takes advantage of existing data from long non-coding RNAs. Of particular focus to him are lcRNAs that are expressed in the brain to explore how they might be linked to human evolution and diseases. This progressive challenge takes most of Amin’s time these days.