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Dr Sara Khalil

Content Developer and Trainer

Faculty/Dept/School School of Chemistry and Bioscience
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Emails.khalil7@bradford.ac.uk

Biography

Clinician, experimental biologist, computational biologist, and data scientist. 

My interdisciplinary research background allowed me to work with top professors in Japan and USA on identifying theranostic for different diseases.

Currently, my research focus is on translational psychiatry where I combine my experimental and computational, and clinical experience to provide personalized diagnostic and prognostic markers for psychiatric diseases.

My research journey started working as an academic clinician where I conducted qualitative research studies e.g. interviews and focus groups. During this time I gained experience in qualitative data analysis using different software e.g. NVIVO

I joined Dr. Nguyen Tien Huy's lab at Nagasaki University where we worked on developing evidence-based medicine practices. I conducted systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and Bayesian network meta-analyses. I have also developed protocols for clinical trials and supervised team members and helped them understand the different statistical methodologies.

From there my career in data science started where I also worked in industry and with different research groups around the world analyzing health data including clinical, epidemiological, and imaging data using different statistical packages including R and SPSS.

During this time, I got MSc in Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a diploma in  Clinical Microbiology. During my study, I learned different lab techniques e.g. mitochondrial separation, ELISA, in-vivo disease models, protein separation, western blots, RNA extraction, and qPCR.

This three-year MSc study helped me later design my own experiments.  I also used machine learning and deep learning algorithms to combine genetic, neuroimaging, and clinical data to identify different biomarkers for human diseases.

Currently, I am working with researchers at Mayo clinic to develop genetic and MRI markers for adult ADHD. 

My current role at the University of Bradford is to help proper research data management and train the next-generation data stewards. 

Research

My research is currently focused on:

Translational Psychiatry

Artificial intelligence application for health data

Bioinformatics

Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

Precision medicine

Clinical Microbiology

Teaching

Teaching interests

I have 5 year teaching experience, I developed accredited curriculum for researchers and clinical communities and taught the following courses:

1- Medical Biochemistry

2- Molecular Biology

3- Bioinformatics

4- Biostatistics

5- Microbiology

I am currently developing the curriculum and  providing the training for 

1- FAIR principles for research and training

2- Data stewardship

3- Research data management

Professional activities

  • Cognitive Science Society, Member
  • Society of Neuroscience, Member
  • Pharmacogenomics Global Research Network, Member
  • Egyptian Neurodegenerative diseases network, Member
  • 01-JAN-20: Single-cell profiling and analysis in neuroscience
  • 01-JAN-20: Erasmus+ research position
  • 01-JAN-19: ICGEB grant for training on Genomics and Transcripomics
  • 01-JAN-17: IBRO grant for “IBRO Advanced School in Neurodegenerative Disorders: Translation into Clinical Neurology

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleClinical features and outcomes of neonatal dengue at the Children's Hospital 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (2021)
AuthorsNguyen T.M.;Huan V.T.;Reda A.;Morsy S.;Nam Giang H.T.;Tri V.D.;Mau N.K.;Elfaituri M.K.;Hieu T.H.;Hung N.T.;Hirayama K.;Huy N.T.
JournalJournal of Clinical Virology
DOI10.1016/j.jcv.2021.104758
 
TitleEfficacy of Kinesio Taping Compared to Other Treatment Modalities in Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. (2021)
AuthorsTran L;Makram AM;Makram OM;Elfaituri MK;Morsy S;Ghozy S;Zayan AH;Nam NH;Zaki MMM;Allison EL;Hieu TH;Le Quang L;Hung DT;Huy NT;
JournalResearch In Sports Medicine (Print)
DOI10.1080/15438627.2021.1989432
 
TitleBioenergetic signature as a target of zinc oxide nanoparticles in Ehrlich ascitic carcinoma-bearing mice. (2021)
AuthorsMorsy S;Abd-Ellatif RN;Soliman NA;Ibrahim WM;
JournalJournal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
DOI10.1002/jbt.22647
 
TitleHyponatremia in tuberculous meningitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. (2021)
AuthorsHieu TH;Hashan MR;Morsy S;Tawfik GM;Cucè F;Sharma A;Quynh TTH;Faraj HA;Qarawi ATA;Huy NT;
JournalIndian Journal of Tuberculosis
DOI10.1016/j.ijtb.2021.06.004
 
TitleEpitope mimicry analysis of SARS-COV-2 surface proteins and human lung proteins. (2021)
AuthorsMorsy S;Morsy A;
JournalJournal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling
DOI10.1016/j.jmgm.2021.107836
 
TitleThe epidemiology, staging and outcomes of sarcomatoid hepatocellular carcinoma: A SEER population analysis (2021)
AuthorsGiannis D.;Morsy S.;Geropoulos G.;Esagian S.M.;Sioutas G.S.;Moris D.
JournalIn Vivo
DOI10.21873/INVIVO.12270
 
TitleNovel nomograms predicting overall and cancer-specific survival of malignant ependymoma patients: a population-based study. (2020)
AuthorsDibas M;Ghozy S;Morsy S;Salah Abbas A;Alkahtani S;Bin-Jumah M;Abdel-Daim MM;
JournalJournal of Neurosurgical Sciences
DOI10.23736/S0390-5616.20.05033-X
 
TitleEfficacy of kinesio taping in treatment of shoulder pain and disability: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. (2020)
AuthorsGhozy S;Dung NM;Morra ME;Morsy S;Elsayed GG;Tran L;Minh LHN;Abbas AS;Loc TTH;Hieu TH;Dung TC;Huy NT;
JournalPhysiotherapy
DOI10.1016/j.physio.2019.12.001
 
TitleThe association between dengue viremia kinetics and dengue severity: A systemic review and meta-analysis. (2020)
AuthorsMorsy S;Hashan MR;Hieu TH;Mohammed AT;Elawady SS;Ghosh P;Elgendy MA;Le HH;Hamad WMA;Iqtadar S;Dumre SP;Hirayama K;Huy NT;
JournalReviews in Medical Virology
DOI10.1002/rmv.2121
 
TitleNCAM protein and SARS-COV-2 surface proteins: In-silico hypothetical evidence for the immunopathogenesis of Guillain-Barré syndrome. (2020)
AuthorsMorsy S;
JournalMedical Hypotheses
DOI10.1016/j.mehy.2020.110342
 
TitleBlood Transfusion and the Risk of Cancer in the US Population: Is There an Association? (2020)
AuthorsEl-Qushayri AE;Ghozy S;Morsy S;Ali F;Islam SMS;
JournalClinical Epidemiology
DOI10.2147/CLEP.S271275
 
TitleEfficacy of ethyl-EPA as a treatment for Huntington disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2019)
AuthorsMorsy S;Khalil SM;Doheim MF;Kamel MG;El-Basiony DSM;Ahmed Hassan HI;Eisa AA;Anh Ngoc CT;Dang NP;Hirayama K;Huy NT;
JournalActa Neuropsychiatrica
DOI10.1017/neu.2019.11
 
TitleProgressive cutaneous Cryptococcosis complicated with meningitis in a myasthenia gravis patient on long-term immunosuppressive therapy - a case report. (2017)
AuthorsHuong NTC;Altibi AMA;Hoa NM;Tuan LA;Salman S;Morsy S;Lien NTB;Truong NT;Mai NTH;Hoa PTL;Thang NB;Trung VT;
JournalBMC Infectious Diseases
DOI10.1186/s12879-017-2415-8
 
Title Author(s)
Sara Morsy Efficacy and safety of ethyl-eicosapentaenoic acid as a treatment for Huntington’s disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials ()Sara Morsy, Samar Morsy Khalil, Mohamed Gomaa Kamel et al.
Cardiovascular and thromboembolic diseases as a cause of death in multiple myeloma patients: A population based study ()Muhammed Khaled Elfaituri, Sara Morsy, Amr Ehab El-Qushayri, et al.
Incidence of Infection-related mortality in cancer patients: Trend and survival analysis. (2019)Muhammed Khaled Elfaituri, Sara Morsy, Gehad Mohamed Tawfik, Abdelaziz Abdelaal et al.
The role of primary lymph node sites in survival and mortality prediction in DLBCL: A SEER population-based retrospective study (2018)Mohamed Gomaa Kamel, Fatma A. Abd-Elhay, Sara Morsy, Amr E. El-Qushayri, Khaled M. Elhusseiny, Muhammed K. Elfaituri, Ahmed M. Kamel, Sherief Ghozy, Nourin A. Sherif and Nguyen Tien Huy