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Mr Khalid  Saeed, MSc

Mr Khalid Saeed, MSc


  • PhD fellow, University of Helsinki, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM


  • PhD fellow at Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM



1.3. 2010 – till date                  PhD student at FIMM, University of Helsinki, Finland

Ph.D. project: Finding the Achilles heel of prostate cancer by systematic RNAi and drug screening


1.10. 2009 – 28.2. 2010          Research assistant in the Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet and University Hospital, Sweden.

Research Project: Study on pancreatic Dystrophy using CAR knockout gene mouse model.


1.5. 2008 – 30.9. 2009            Research assistant in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Research Project: Recombinant Adenovirus based study to explore RNAi mechanism by controllable expression of Ago2 protein.


1.03. 2007 – 28.02. 2008        Research assistant in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology, The Aga Khan University,  Karachi, Pakistan.

Research Project: pathogenic study of M.tuberculosis.


01.01.2007 - 30.06.2008         A diploma course of Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) from Matrix research Centre Karachi, Pakistan


01.01.2002 – 30.04.2007        M.Sc., Biotechnology University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan 

Best publications:

Khalid Saeed, Päivi Östling, Mari Björkman, Tuomas Mirtti , Kalle Alanen, Tiina Vesterinen, Anna Sankila,Johan Lundin, Mikael Lundin, Antti Rannikko, Stig Nordling, John-Patrick Mpindi, Pekka Kohonen, Kristiina Iljin, Olli Kallioniemi, Juha K. Rantala. Androgen receptor interacting protein HSPBAP1 facilitates growth of prostate cancer cells in androgen-deficient conditions. International Journal of Cancer, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ijc.29303


Ning Xu, Sofia Gkountela, Khalid Saeed and Göran Akusjärvi.The 5’-end heterogeneity of adenovirus virus-associated RNAI contributes to the symmetric guide strand incorporation into the RNA-induced silencing complex. Nucleic Acids Res. 2009. Nov;37(20):6950-9. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkp764

Ex-vivo culture of human prostate cancer cells, personalized testing of drug sensitivity., RNAi mechanism., for castration-resistant prostate cancer.

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