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Dr Sathiya Maran has completed her Post-doctoral Fellowship in Human Genetics and Data Sciences from Perdana University in 2019. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy (Human Genetics) and Master of Science (Human Genetics) from the Universiti Sains Malaysia. In 2015, she was awarded the “Chen Student Travel’ award for an outstanding research at the 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Human Genetics held in Vietnam. In 2011, she was conferred with an internship for Genome-Wide Association Study Data Analysis at the Chinese Academy of Science-Max Planck-Gesellschaft (CAS-MPG) Partner Institute, China. Currently she is an active member of the 1Malaysia Human Genome Variome Consortium and she was one of the members of the organizing committee for the launching of the Malaysian node of the Human Variome Project. Her fields of interest are Molecular Medicine & Human Genetics and Computational & system biology. Her research interests are genetics and environmental influence towards the frequency and severity of diseases in humans. She also focuses in next-generation genomic tools to capture genetic determinants, understanding molecular mechanisms and exploring potential biomarkers and advanced personalized medicine associated with non-communicable diseases.

Research interests

Genetic variations and human diseases

To understand how genes are inherited, modified and expressed. To elucidate genotype-phenotype distinctions in defining potential biomarkers and causative mechanisms of non-communicable diseases; focusing in cardiovascular diseases and Helicobacter pylori infection.

Clinical next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics

Employing high-throughput approaches such as SNP genotyping arrays and resequencing to catalog genetic variants. Perform downstream bioinformatics analysis to detect the clinically relevant structural genomic alterations.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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