Muhammad Nawaz

University of Gothenburg

Dr. Nawaz is an academic researcher at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, having expertise in the area of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Dr. Nawaz did his PhD from University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Medical School (Brazil), where he worked on transcriptomic and microRNAs (miRNAs) profiling in the malignant progression of brain tumors (gliomas) with an aim to identify potential therapeutic targets and non-invasive biomarkers. During his PhD, Dr. Nawaz was granted with fellowship from FAPESP (the highest ranked funding body in Brazil), and was also awarded with Science without borders mobility award from Brazilian higher education agency (CAPES) to join the University of Gothenburg for one year PhD exchange, where he worked on mechanisms of packaging therapeutic RNAs into exosomes, which are now used as RNA delivery vehicles. Later, he continued his Postdoc at the University of Gothenburg. He has also served community services, and is the founder of Biochemists Association QUA Islamabad (BAQI), and is junior member of international society for extracellular vesicles (ISEV). Dr. Nawaz has won several awards, both from Brazil, and Sweden, has participated in several international conferences, and has published research papers in reputed peer reviewed international journals. He also serves as reviewer for different journals ( Currently, Dr. Nawaz is working on stem cell-derived exosomes in tissue repair and regenerative medicine and using exosomes as RNA delivery vehicles and Drug Delivery (siRNA, RNAi, and mRNA based therapy).

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