Dr Qaiser I Sheikh

School of Biosciences

Lecturer, Course Director of MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Dr Qaiser I Sheikh
q.i.sheikh@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 4246

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Dr Qaiser I Sheikh
School of Biosciences
Firth Court
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TN
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Biographical sketch

I completed my PhD in the protein and nucleic acid biochemistry lab at The University of Sheffield where my work involved studying the mechanism of DNA methylation.

My project involved exploring the structure and function relationship of bacterial cytosine specific DNA methyltransferases.

Following my PhD research I subsequently worked as postdoctoral research associate and focused my research work on cytochrome P450 C17. My further postdoctoral training established my expertise in Tap-tag protein purification system using yeast as model organism.

My role

I have developed my skills in teaching and training molecular biology laboratory techniques. My current role in the School of Biosciences is working as Course Director for MSc "Molecular Biology and Biotechnology". This work involves working as an admission coordinator as well as many other administrative and teaching assignments. I mainly teach a practical laboratory course during autumn semester and supervise various research projects during spring semester under different themes. In addition I also work as deputy PGT tutor for providing pastoral support to PGT students in the School of Biosciences.

Career history

  • 2015 - present: Course Coordinator – MSc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield.
  • 2013 - 2015: Visiting Academic, Department of Applied Biology and Biotechnology, College of Science, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • 2009 - 2010: Visiting Academic, Department of Biology, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
  • 2008 - 2013: Postgraduate support, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield.
  • 2005 - 2008: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield.
  • 2002 - 2005: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Centre for Chemical Biology, Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield.
  • 1999 - 2002: Research Scientist, Transgenomic Inc. facility at the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield.
  • 1996 - 2002: PhD, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield
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Books

  • Bauman RW (2014) Microbiology with Diseases by Body System. Pearson. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sheikh QI & Hornby DP (2013) Gene cloning essentials (Chapter One) in Tools and Techniques in Biomolecular Science. Oxford University Press, USA. RIS download Bibtex download

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Conference proceedings papers

Teaching activities

​​​​​​Module Coordinator for the following courses:

  • Laboratory Techniques In Molecular Bioscience
  • Research Project
  • Literature Review

Postgraduate modules

  • Laboratory Techniques in Molecular Bioscience
  • Research Project
  • Literature Review