Ilham   Shahmuradov   PhD, DSc

Date of birth

January 01, 1958

E-mail

ilham@comsats.edu.pk 

ilham@pgenomics.org

 Work Experience  and  Current  Position

   

2007, May – present

1Foreign Professor, Department of Biosciences,

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

2002 - present                  

2Head of Bioinformatics Laboratory,

Institute of Botany , Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), Baku, Azerbaijan  

2005 – 2005

Lecturer, Department of Biophysics and Molecular Biology,

Baku State University, Azerbaijan

2001, December - 2005, February

Researcher, Department of Computer Science,

Royal Holloway, University of London , Egham, UK

2000 – 2002

Leading researcher, Bioinformatics Laboratory,

Institute of Botany , ANAS

2000, December - 2001, December

Visiting scientist, Bioinformatics Department,

Helix Research Institute, Kisarazu, Japan

1989 – 2000

Head of Group of Mathematical Modeling,

Institute of Botany , ANAS

1987 – 1989

Researcher, Department of Molecular-Genetic Bases of Production Processes, Institute of Botany , ANAS

1986, January – 1986, December   

Visiting scientist, Department of Theoretical Research,

Institute of Cytology   and  Genetics (IC&G), Academy   of  Sciences of the (former) USSR , Siberian Branch, Novosibirsk, Russia

1982 - 1985 

PhD student, Department of Theoretical Research, IC&G

1979 – 1981

Senior  research  assistant, Scientific Center of  Biological Research, ANAS, Baku, Azerbaijan

Area  of  Scientific  interest

Structure and evolution of eukaryotic genomes; Organization and expression of genes in eukaryotic genomes; Organelle-to-nucleus gene transfer in plants; Development of bioinformatics tools and databases. 

Education  Background

·   Azerbaijan State University , Applied Mathematics Faculty (Baku), 1974-1979

·   PhD student, Institute of Cytology and Genetics,  Siberian Branch, Academy of Sciences of the (former) USSR, Novosibirsk, Russia, 1982-1985

·   Special courses on “Molecular and Theoretical Biology”, Institute of Cytology and Genetics,   Siberian Branch of  the  Academy of Sciences of the (former) USSR (Novosibirsk), 1981-1982

Ph.D Thesis

“Theoretical analysis of structural and functional organization  and  evolution  of the  dispersed  repeats of  eukaryotic genomes”,  IC&G, Siberian Branch,  Academy of Sciences of the (former) USSR , Novosibirsk , Russia

Thesis Supervisor:  Professor Vadim A Ratner)

Scientific degree: Ph.D. of Genetics  (since March, 1987)

Dr. Sci.  (Doctor of  Biological Sciences)  Thesis

Computer analysis of organization and expression of genes in eukaryotic genomes”,  Institute of Botany , ANAS, Baku, Azerbaijan

Scientific degree:  Dr. Sci. of Genetics  (since November, 2005)

PhDs  supervised

·   Mustafayev N,Sh. “Some regulatory elements of eukaryotic genomes”. Institute of  Botany of Azerbaijan   of  National Academy of Sciences (2003)

·   Suleymanova Z.J. “Structural and possible functional and evolutionary peculiarities of two clones of  Cicer  arietinum  plastid genome”. Institute of Botany of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2004)

·   Akbarova Y.Yu.  Comparative analysis of nuclear and plastid genomes of Arabidopsis and  rice". Institute of Botany of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005)     

Masters of Science supervised

·   Abdulazimova A.U. “Some structural and functional peculiarities of promoter regions of maize (Zea mays) plastid genes”. Baku State University (2000)

·   Akberova Y.Y. "Putative bacterial type and new regulatory elements in promoter regions of chloroplast genes”. Baku State University (2001)

·   Veliyeva F.J. "Plant genomics: some common structural and functional peculiarities of promoter regions of nuclear and chloroplast genes”. Baku State University (2001)

·   Alibakshiyeva F. “Comparative analysis of promoter regions of chloroplast-related nuclear genes of Arabidopsis and rice”.  Baku State University (2005)

Social  Activity

·   Secretary General of Azerbaijan Society of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (1998 – present)

·   1999 – present         Secretary of Azerbaijan National Committee of “Bioethics, Ethics of Science and Technologies” under UNESCO Biologists (1999 – present)