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Nabil-Fareed Alikhan

Senior Bioinformatician

Nabil-Fareed is a Senior Bioinformatician at the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance. Nabil-Fareed has over a decade of research experience, with bioinformatics and research positions at the University of Warwick and Quadram Institute Bioscience. He holds a PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia. Nabil-Fareed’s research interests include the population genetics and pathogenesis of enteric pathogens, including Salmonella and E. coli

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Nabil-Fareed was involved in building the bioinformatics infrastructure for his organisation’s participation in the national COVID-19 genome sequencing (COG-UK). Through the infrastructure he developed and ran, they released more than 80,000 SARS-CoV-2 genomes. These data, along with genomes across the UK have been presented in technical briefings to the UK government.  

Nabil-Fareed is an avid software developer and writes software to assist research in microbial genomics, he has co-authored bioinformatics software such as GrapeTree, EnteroBase and BRIG.