Researcher

My Expertise

Brain cancer research, in-vitro and in-vivo model development, anticancer drug development, brain tumour bank, single-cell RNA and DNA sequencing, spatial transcriptomics, cell and molecular biology

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Biography

Dr Ashraf Zaman is a conjoint lecturer of Medicine and research fellow at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. His current research focuses on transcriptomic profiling across multiple brain tumour types at single-cell resolution, spatial transcriptomics, patient-derived in-vitro (2D, organoid and bioprinting)  and in-vivo model development, drug screening and evidence-based personalised medicine.  


My Grants

Dr Ashraf Zaman is a conjoint lecturer of Medicine and research fellow at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. His current research focuses on transcriptomic profiling across multiple brain tumour types at single-cell resolution, spatial transcriptomics, patient-derived in-vitro (2D, organoid and bioprinting)  and in-vivo model development, drug screening and evidence-based personalised medicine.  


My Grants

  • Charlie Teo Foundation collaborative research grant (2021-2023)
  • Charlie Teo Foundation collaborative research grant (2019-2021)
  • Higher Thinking Fund brain cancer research grant (2014-2017)

My Qualifications

PhD (Medicine), M.Sc. (Microbiology), B.Sc. (Microbiology)


My Awards

Awards and Fellowships:

  • Cure Brain Cancer Foundation PhD Scholarship, UNSW  (2014-2018)
  • UNSW TFS Scholarship (2014-2018)
  • Translational Cancer Research Network (TCRN) professional development award (2017)
  • Best poster presentation award, Prince of Wales Cliical School, UNSW (2017)
  • UNSW PRSS award (2016)
  • 2nd EMBL Australia PhD symposium award (2015)
  • Santa Lucia Foundation Fellowship, Italy (2012-2013)
  • Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia Award (2009-2011) 

Travel Grants:

  • 20th European Cell Death Organisation (ECDO) conference grant, Rome, Italy (2012) 
  • Joint national young researcher symposium travel grant, Rimini, Italy (2012)
  • VIBES international symposium in biosciences travel grant, Ghent, Belgium (2012)
  • Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) Barcelona travel grant for cell biology and cancer medicine symposium, Spain (2011)
  • International Max Planck Research School for Molecular and Cell Biology (IMPRS-MCB) travel grant, Germany (2011)

 

 


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Neuro-oncology, oncology, drug screening, cell and molecular biology


Currently supervising

B.Sc (Honours)

PhD


My Teaching

Cell and Molecular Biology

Neuro-oncology

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Location

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Contact

+61-2-9355-5838

Publications

by Dr Ashraf Zaman