Name Nazneen Rahman
|Thesis Localisation and characterisation of the familial tumour gene, FWT1 (1999)|
Notable awards Academy of Medical Sciences, United Kingdom
Alma mater University of Oxford, University of London
Doctoral advisor Michael Stratton
Professor nazneen rahman the institute of cancer research
Sabera Nazneen Rahman CBE FMedSci is a geneticist who specialises in cancer research and head of Genetics and Epidemiology at the Institute of Cancer Research.
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- Career and Research
- Awards and honours
- Personal life
Nazneen rahman on why she wants to make genome evangelists of us all wired 2013 video
Rahman qualified in medicine from University of Oxford in 1991, and completed a PhD in Molecular Genetics in 1999 on the Wilms' tumor susceptibility gene FWT1. She completed her Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Clinical Genetics in 2001.
Career and Research
She is head of Genetics and Epidemiology at the Institute of Cancer Research, based at the Sir Richard Doll Building in Sutton. She specialises in research into the genetic mechanisms that cause cancer, particularly among groups with a predisposition to paediatric cancers or breast cancer. Through her research, Professor Rahman has provided improved screening and treatment options for NHS patients, and also provides advice on rare cancer genetics to clinicians internationally. She blogs about her work at Harvesting the Genome.
Rahman has a clinical role as head of the cancer genetics service at The Royal Marsden and St George’s Hospital in south west London.
Awards and honours
Rahman was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2010. Her nomination reads:
Nazneen Rahman is Professor of Human Genetics at the Institute of Cancer Research and Head of the Clinical Genetics Department at the Royal Marsden Hospital. Her research work has been directed towards the mapping, identification and clinical characterisation of human disease genes using genome-wide linkage analysis, positional cloning, candidate gene resequencing, genome-wide association analyses and epigenetic assays. Her primary areas of research are breast cancer susceptibility, childhood cancer susceptibility and human growth disorders. In her relatively short career to date she has already identified and characterised 4 breast cancer predisposition genes and two childhood cancer predisposition genes and two overgrowth genes.
In April 2014, she was named as Britain's third most influential woman in the BBC Woman's Hour power list 2014. In February 2016, she was awarded the Services to Science & Engineering award at the British Muslim Awards.
She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to medical science.
Rahman is also a singer-songwriter, planning to release an album in 2014.