Imran Ali

Affiliated to research

About me

I am currently affiliated with research at the Unit of Biochemical Toxicology, the Institute of Environmental Medicine. The unit performs studies to understand the connection between chemicals and cancer. We employ Text mining-based approach  for the analyses of databases and cellular models to study the mechanisms behind chemically-induced carcinogenesis. 

Research description

Identification of potential hazards posed by environmental contaminants through toxicological and mechanistic studies, in parallel with epidemiological studies is very important in order to establish a link between exposure and human diseases. The main focus of my research projects are; 

  • to characterize and investigate the role of oxidative stress in cancer susceptibility differences between men and women
  • use of text mining-based CRAB tool to aid in the process of risk assessment.
  • to semantically classify the scientific literature according to Hallmarks of Cancer and literature-based discoveries

Teaching portfolio

In addition to the research activity, I am teaching toxicolgy-related topics to the students in International Master Program in Toxicology and Biomedicine, at Karolinska Institutet. 


PhD (Toxicology)

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Awardee of NSERC Fellowship for postdoctoral studies in Health Canada 2014 

Awardee of HEC Overseas Scholarship for Postgraduate studies 2007-2011