Dr Amir Zaki Abdullah Zubir

BSc, MSc, PhD

School of Clinical Dentistry

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Dr Amir Zaki Abdullah Zubir
School of Clinical Dentistry
19 Claremont Crescent
S10 2TA

My first degree was in BSc Chemical Engineering Technology (Hons.) in Bioprocess (2012). I then pursued an MSc in Biological and Bioprocess Engineering (2013) and eventually completed a multidisciplinary PhD at the University of Sheffield (2018). The doctoral research was exploring the functional role of specific chemokine receptor XCR1 and its bioengineered ligand in oral squamous cell carcinoma.

Before joining the NEOPATH research group, I worked as a researcher in a collaborative, multidisciplinary project focusing on tissue culture, tumour microenvironment and therapeutic intervention.

I am currently involved in multicentre research tackling clinical problems in head and neck cancer by utilising the omics-based application and bioinformatics with Dr Ali Khurram and Professor Daniel Lambert. The project is part of the International Collaborative Research Grant (ICRG) funded by the British Council Pakistan.

Research interests

My research interest encompasses tumour microenvironment, diagnostic and therapeutic intervention, drug discovery, omics-based research, bioinformatics, and protein engineering.


Journal articles

Research group

Affiliated with NEOPATH research group.

Teaching activities

Graduate demonstrator for first-year BDS students.

I also co-teach module ORP608 (Research Problems and Approaches) for BSc Dental Science and PGT Dental.