Shafqat Ahmad

Forskare Docent i molekylär epidemiologi vid Institutionen för medicinska vetenskaper, Molekylär epidemiologi

E-post:
shafqat.ahmad[AT-tecken]medsci.uu.se
Besöksadress:
EpiHubben,Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B
751 85 Uppsala
Postadress:
EpiHubben, MTC-huset
751 85 Uppsala

Kort presentation

I am Shafqat Ahmad, Associate Professor (Docent) in Molecular Epidemiology. My research focuses on understanding cardiovascular disease development. My research combines methods from the molecular and genetic epidemiology field including biochemistry, genomics, metabolomics, microbiota with relation to lifestyle factors in large scale population based studies to better understand the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease and to improve disease prediction.

Nyckelord: obesity metabolomics gut microbiota type 2 diabetes epidemiology population genetics cardiovascular disease

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Honors
-2019 Rising Star Award, European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)
-2018 Best Young Researcher Award, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University Sweden
-2018 Finalist for the Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association
-2018 Top candidate for the Postdoctoral Position at Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University
-2015 Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation Fellow, Sweden
-2015 Nutricia Research Fellow, Singapore
-2015 Henning och Johan Throne-Holst stiftelse Fellow, Sweden

Selected Publications

  1. Ahmad S, Mora S, Ridker PM, Hu FB, Chasman DI. Gene-Based Elevated Triglycerides and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Risk in the Women's Genome Health Study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2019 Jan;39(1):97-106. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.118.311562.

  2. Ahmad S, Moorthy MV, Demler OV, Hu FB, Ridker PM, Chasman DI, Mora S. Assessment of Risk Factors and Biomarkers Associated With Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among Women Consuming a Mediterranean Diet. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Dec 7;1(8):e185708. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.5708.

  3. Ahmad S, Mora S, Franks PW, Orho-Melander M, Ridker PM, Hu FB, Chasman DI. Adiposity and Genetic Factors in Relation to Triglycerides and Triglyceride-Rich Lipoproteins in the Women's Genome Health Study. Clin Chem. 2018 Jan;64(1):231-241. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2017.280545.

  4. Ahmad S, Poveda A, Shungin D, Barroso I, Hallmans G, Renström F, Franks PW. Established BMI-associated genetic variants and their longitudinal associations with cardiometabolic traits: the GLACIER Study. (Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Sep;40(9):1346-52. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2016.72.

  5. Ahmad S, Zhao W, Renström F, Rasheed A, Samuel M, Zaidi M, Shah N, Mallick NH, Zaman KS, Ishaq M, Rasheed SZ, Memon FU, Hanif B, Lakhani MS, Ahmed F, Kazmi SU, Frossard P, Franks PW, Saleheen D. Physical activity, smoking, and genetic predisposition to obesity in people from Pakistan: the PROMIS study. BMC Med Genet. 2015 Dec 18; 16:114. doi: 10.1186/s12881-015-0259-x.

  6. Ali MK, Kadir MM, Gujral UP, Fatima SS, Iqbal R, Sun YV, Narayan KMV, Ahmad S. Obesity-associated metabolites in relation to type 2 diabetes risk: A prospective nested case-control study of the CARRS cohort. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2022 Oct;24(10):2008-2016. doi: 10.1111/dom.14788.

  7. Ahmad S, Zhao W, Renström F, Rasheed A, Zaidi M, Samuel M, Shah N, Mallick NH, Shungin D, Zaman KS, Ishaq M, Rasheed SZ, Memon FU, Hanif B, Lakhani MS, Ahmed F, Kazmi SU, Deloukas P, Frossard P, Franks PW, Saleheen D. A novel interaction between the FLJ33534 locus and smoking in obesity: a genome-wide study of 14 131 Pakistani adults. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Aug 17. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.152.

  8. Ahmad S, Rukh G, Varga TV, Ali A, Kurbasic A, Shungin D, Ericson U, Koivula RW, Chu AY, Rose LM, Ganna A, Qi Q, Stančáková A, Sandholt CH, Elks CE, Curhan G, Jensen MK, Tamimi RM, Allin KH, Jørgensen T, Brage S, Langenberg C, Aadahl M, Grarup N, Linneberg A, Paré G; InterAct Consortium; DIRECT Consortium, Magnusson PK, Pedersen NL, Boehnke M, Hamsten A, Mohlke KL, Pasquale LT, Pedersen O, Scott RA, Ridker PM, Ingelsson E, Laakso M, Hansen T, Qi L, Wareham NJ, Chasman DI, Hallmans G, Hu FB, Renström F, Orho-Melander M, Franks PW. Gene × physical activity interactions in obesity: combined analysis of 111,421 individuals of European ancestry. PLoS Genet. 2013;9(7):e1003607. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003607.

  9. Ahmad S, Demler OV, Sun Q, Moorthy MV, Li C, Lee IM, Ridker PM, Manson JE, Hu FB, Fall T, Chasman DI, Cheng S, Pradhan A, Mora S. Association of the Mediterranean Diet With Onset of Diabetes in the Women's Health Study. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Nov 2;3(11):e2025466. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.25466.

  10. Ahmad S, Hammar U, Kennedy B, Salihovic S, Ganna A, Lind L, Sundström J, Ärnlöv J, Berne C, Risérus U, Magnusson PKE, Larsson SC, Fall T. Effect of General Adiposity and Central Body Fat Distribution on the Circulating Metabolome: A Multicohort Nontargeted Metabolomics Observational and Mendelian Randomization Study. Diabetes. 2022 Feb 1;71(2):329-339. doi: 10.2337/db20-1120.

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Shafqat Ahmad
Senast uppdaterad: 2021-03-09