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Dr Firdos Alam Khan

Dr Firdos Alam Khan, Professor, and Chairperson, School of Life Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai, UAE, received his Doctoral degree in Neuroscience from Nagpur University, India.



Professor Khan has 21 years of research and teaching experience in various domains of biotechnology. He did his first postdoctoral research from National Institute of Biological Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India and second postdoctoral fellowship from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.

He was associated with Long Beach Medical Center, California, USA. He worked with Reliance Life Sciences a multi-million dollar Biotech Company based in Mumbai, India, as a research scientist and worked in adult and embryonic stem cell projects. His area of specialty in biotechnology includes Stem cell technology, Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience.


He has written numerous articles in various national and international journals in the areas of Neuroscience and Stem cell biology.

He has been awarded two US patents on neural stem cells. He has authored a textbook on biotechnology entitled “Biotechnology Fundamentals” published by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, USA.

Professor Khan has been nominated as an International Advisor Board member of World Biotechnology Congress, UAE where four Nobel Laureates are its members. He has also been nominated for membership of the scientific committee of a Sheikh Hamadan Award for Medical Sciences, Dubai, UAE and a member of the scientific advisory committee for Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Middle East.

He has been associated with various international scientific organizations like the International Brain Research Organization, France, and Society for Neuroscience, USA. Professor Khan has experienced in both University teaching/research and Biotechnology industry. Professor Khan is known for his role in promoting biotechnology education in the Middle East.

Professor Khan has presented at more than 20 different national and international conferences in India, Singapore, UAE, and USA.