Dr. Sher Ali, Ph.D, FNA, FASc, FNASc, FSASc.
Professor Sher Ali is former head of the Division of Molecular Genetics at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. He received the University Gold Medal for securing First Division and First Position in M.Sc. from the Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and holds a Ph.D degree from Delhi University, Delhi. As a Post Doctoral Fellow, he worked with people who have created history in Science (Sir Alec John Jeffreys, UK, Mark Skolnick, USA, Martin Dym, USA, Markus Simon, Germany, Bruce Wallace, USA and was engaged with Australian Phenomic facility, at Canberra, Australia).
His original scientific contribution reflects out of the box ideas. To name a few, working at the Max Plank Institute for Immunobiology, Freiburg, Germany, he provided alternate strategy for human DNA fingerprinting using synthetic DNA probe, showed enzymatic synthesis of probe for human DNA fingerprinting displaying his scientific acumen and intellectual prowess. He worked at the City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte California and developed single locus highly polymorphic probe for monitoring the success of bone marrow transplantation. His decorated post-doctoral career includes more than a dozen prestigious Fellowships at premier institutes around the globe. He is a visiting professor at the African City for Biotechnology, Khartoum, Sudan and is Fellow, Sudan Academy of Science, Khartoum Sudan.
Professor Sher Ali is a prominent scientist recognized Nationally and acknowledged Internationally., JC Bose National Fellow, Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow, Germany. His core area of research includes Genome Analysis, Molecular Genetics of Human and Animal systems, Germline Genetics, Toxicogenomics, Gene Regulation and Expression, Molecular Cytogenetics and Cancer Genetics.
He is on the Editorial Board of several important scientific journals such as Scientific Report (Nature Publication) the American Journal of Current Genetics, Molecular & Cellular Probes-Elsevier Journals and the International Journal of Human Genetics to name a few. He has supervised more than 25 Ph.D students and has successfully acquired and completed more than 12 extra mural research projects funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and World Wild Life Fund under collaboration with Wildlife Institute, Dehradun. His projects have resulted in 112 publications in peer-reviewed journals of high impact in the areas of basic and applied sciences encompassing genomics, cancer diagnostics, genetic disorders, stem cell research, wildlife conservation, improved IVF strategies for human and animals, protein misfolding and neuro-degeneration.
Professor Sher Ali has been associated with a number of National & International Academic and Administrative Committees constituted by ministries such as the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Ministry of Health and Family welfare; Government of India. He has been Council member of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, India.
He has Edited a book “Genome Analysis and Human Health” published by Springer and has several book chapters and book reviews to his credit. His multi-dimensional scientific career has seen him appear in more than 280 invited lectures in different parts of the country and abroad and he has graced several radio and television talk shows as subject expert.