Tahmina Akhter

About me

I am a PhD student in CDA lab. I have a general background of computer science (Bachelor degree) and completed my Masters in Computational and Systems Biology at KTH (The Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm. I worked as a research engineer at the department of Computation Biology at KTH and was involved in a project concerning parallelism in neuralnetwork using Blue Gene Super Computer. My PhD project goal is to understand and characterize differences between severe and controlled asthma. The aim is to find the biomarkers to predict the effects of steroid response and identifying key regulatory mechanism (enhancers, transcription factors and promoters) of genes linked to severe and mild asthma. I have programming skills (R, C++, Python, Java etc.), use different algorithms and bioinformatic software, I have research experience in the field of computational biology, and previous professional experience in software development. I am highly motivated todo research, and my strength is my dedication to work.  

Research description


Angeletti D, Albrecht L, Blomqvist K, Quintana MdP, Akhter T, et al. (2012) Plasmodium falciparum Rosetting Epitopes Converge in the SD3-Loop of PfEMP1-DBL1a. PLoS ONE 7(12): e50758. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050758

Teaching portfolio

Ph.D. Student at Carsten Daub lab, ongoing


Research Assistant, Department of BioNut, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, March 2013-September 2013

Bioinformatician, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, October 2012 – February 2013

Bioinformatician, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, November 2011 – August 2012

Research Engineer, Department of Computational Biology, KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, June 2010 – November 2010

Research Student, Department of Computational Biology, KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, June 2009 – September 2009


Master of Science (2 years): Computational and Systems Biology from KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (2012).

4-years Bachelor of Science (Honours): Computer Science from National University, Bangladesh.