AGYA Member

Mohamed Saiel Saeed Alhamdani

Molecular Biology

Areas of Expertise:
Cancer Research, Proteomics, Affinity Proteomics, Tumour Microenvironment

About me

After receiving my PhD degree in Molecular Biology from the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), Division of functional Genome Analysis in the year 2012, I continued working there. My research interests and focus are affinity proteomics and the application of high throughput proteomics methods in cancer biology and diagnosis. The research applies high density antibody microarrays in discovering new biomarkers that can be useful in the early detection of pancreatic cancer. In addition, another focus of my unit is unraveling the nature of molecular communication between the cellular components of the tumor microenvironment.

Current projects


  • Member of the AGYA Working Groups Common Heritage and Common ChallengesEnergy, Water, and EnvironmentInnovation and Health and Society


Academic Career


2012 -


Group leader of Affinity Proteomics, Functional Genome analysis, DKFZ




PhD degree in Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biosciences, Heidelberg University


2008 - 2011


PhD student, Faculty of Biosciences, Heidelberg University


2007 - 2008


PhD student, Mainz University


2005 - 2007


Lecturer, Junior Research Scientist at the Dept. of Medical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Al-Mustanseriya University


2003 - 2004


Researcher at the Iraqi Organization of Science and Technology, Faculty of Biochemical Research


2002 - 2004


Lecturer (invited) at the Clinical Laboratory Dept., Al-Mansoor Technical Institute


2002 - 2005


Assistant Lecturer, researcher at the Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry, College of Pharmacy, Al-Mustanseriya University


1999 - 2002


M.Sc. in Clinical Biochemistry from the Dept. of Medical Biochemistry/College of Medicine/Al-Mustanseriya University, Baghdad, Iraq


Selected Publications

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