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Tahira Anwar


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Personal information:

Date of birth: 23-10-1979

Place of birth: Rome (Italy)



Liceo Scientifico Statale "Camillo Cavour", Rome, Italy, July 1998 (scientific high school)

Five year degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", December 2008.

Major: Biological Sciences; Minor: Physiopathology.

Thesis: "Autophagy as a response mechanism of tumoral cells in hypoxia".

Grade of MSc degree: 102/110


Research Activities:

Two year and a half of research in the laboratory of Experimental Medicine, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy.

  • Techniques acquired: cell culture (MDA-MB231, MCF7, HeLa, MCF10A, HUVEC), cellular culture in normoxia and hypoxia, nuclear-cytoplasm extraction, cellular extraction, indirect immunofluorescence, ELISA-based assay, Western blot, cell invasion assay, ShRNA transfection and gene silencing.


Presently working in the laboratory of the Division of Biochemistry (Department of Biosciences), University of Helsinki, Finland.

  • Techniques used in the experiments: cell culture (HeLa, HEK293, MCF7, MEF), cell extraction, indirect immunofluorescence, Western blot, immunoprecipitation, plasmid isolation, plasmid cloning, PCR, Electron microscopy, CLEM (Correlative Light Electron Microscopy), Live Cell Imaging, Image quantification.

Fields of Science

  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.