Education Profile

  • Ph.D. Bioinformatics, University of Bielefeld, Germany, 2004
  • M. Phil. Molecular Biology, University of Punjab, Pakistan, 2000

Research Interests

​My research interests are in Bioinformatics using High-Performance Computing (HPC), especially Next Generation Sequence (NGS) based Genome/Metagenome Assembly and Annotation, ncRNA analysis, Comparative Genomics, Functional Genomics, data warehouse development

Professional Profile

  • 2010-2015: Research Scientist KAUST
  • 2008-2009: Senior Bioinformatician, Almac Diagnostics, Belfast, UK
  • 2005-2008: Research Associate, University of Manchester, UK

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

Selected Publications

Kamanda Ngugi, D., Blom, J., Alam, I., Rashid, M., Ba-Alawi, W., Zhang, G., … Stingl, U. (2014). Comparative genomics reveals adaptations of a halotolerant thaumarchaeon in the interfaces of brine pools in the Red Sea. The ISME Journal, 9(2), 396–411. doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.137
Jimenez-Infante, F., Ngugi, D. K., Alam, I., Rashid, M., Baalawi, W., Kamau, A. A., … Stingl, U. (2014). Genomic differentiation among two strains of the PS1 clade isolated from geographically separated marine habitats. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 89(1), 181–197. doi:10.1111/1574-6941.12348