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Mariam Farman

PhD Fellow Bioinformatics, Universitat Wien, Austria

Work History

Mar 2016Present

PhD Fellow, Bioinformatics

Universitat Wien, Austria

Developing visualization tool for interspeices gene co-expression networks in R.Tool application on Bordetella infection in Human cells.

Jun 2015Nov 2015

Research Assistant, Bioinformatics

Leipzig University, Germany

Analysis of human and yeast ChIPseq data , trying to find the Histone modification during the cell cycle and gene coverage analysis in Linux using R and different Linux tools.

Analysis on Yeast RNAseq data to find differentially expressed genes at different timpoints

Jul 2010Aug 2010

Statistical Analyst

Nuclear Medicine Oncology and Radiotherapy Institute, Pakistan

Internship as a statistical Analyst for Thyroid Cancer patients. Gained professional experience in statistical Biological data analysis.Carried out statistical analysis for thyroid cancer patients from year on the basis of age, gender and cancer severity

Jun 2007Jul 2007


SHIFA International Hospital, Pakistan

Volunteered in Radiology Department. Assisted doctors in medical procedures like Biopsy and Endoscopy.Gained 2 months experience to work with patients, attending them with patience and comforting them

Jul 2006Aug 2006


SHIFA International Hospital, Pakistan
Volunteer Assisted doctors in medical procedures like X-ray, IVP, CT-scan, and MRI. Gained 2 months experience to work with patients, attending them with patience and comforting them.


Sep 2013Feb 2015

Master Biomedicine

Hochshule Furtwangen University, Germany

Master Thesis (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig Germany)

Feb 2008Feb 2012

Bachelors Bioinformatics

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

cGPA 3.1/4 . Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Genetics,Developmental biology, Cell biology, Bio-statistics and Genomics.


Programming Languages

C++, Java, Matlab, SQL , HTML and R,


Linux,Microsoft Office, Latex, Photoshop


SDS-PAGE Electrophoresis, PCR, Cell/Tissue Culture, Radio-labeling of
Antibodies, Fish Embryo Test.


English (Proficient), German (Intermediate), Udru (Native), Hindi (Native), Punjabi(Proficient)

Fields of Interest

• Next Generation Sequencing data analysis
Gene co expression Networks
• Computational Biology
• Proteomics/ Metabolomics
• Developmental Biology

Projects Undertaken

•Discovery Histone modification during yeast cell cycle, Embryonic stem cell gene coverage analysis.(Internship)

•Biochemical analysis of endogenous signaling molecules during zebrafish embryo development.(Master Thesis)
•SOP Design and Analytics of 3HBEE using the Gas Chromatography.(MS Semester Research Project)
•Microcontroller based heartbeat monitor in C (Used to count heartbeats per minute)
•In Silico Design and Optimization of Primer Pair Sets for Microsatellite Marker Based Diagnosis of Basmati Rice Adulteration withNon-Basmati Rice (Final year project BS)
•Hospital Management System (Course project for Database-System)


Lydia Muller, Daniel Gerighausen, Mariam Farman, Dirk Zeckner ; Sierra Platinum: a fast and robust peak-caller for replicated CHIPseq experiments with visual quality-control and steering. BMC Bioinformatics 2016


Oct 2014 - Dec 2014        DAAD Master Research Scholarship
                                                DAAD & Hochshucle Furtwangen university, Scholarship to support my master thesis.

Dec 2014 - Dec 2014        English Language Test  IELTS
                                                Over all band 7.0

Sep 2012 - Sep 2012        Masters by research in Bioinformatics, Nottingham University, UK
                                                Common wealth developing solutions scholarships
                                                Not availed