Shazia Khan

Post-doctoral Researcher

  • Centre for Cardiovascular Science

Contact details

Address

Street

Queens Medical Research Institute
Edinburgh Bioquarter
47 Little France Crescent

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH16 4TJ

Background

Grants:

  • Society for Endocrinology Early Career Grant £ £9995.18 . Project Title: Mass Spectrometry Imaging to Map the Neurosteroids Metabolism within the Brain. Visit the Society for Endocrinology website

  • Society for Endocrinology Practical Skills Grant £2000 (2020) Visit the Society for Endocrinology website

  • Moray Endowment Fund £2000 (Jan 2020- July 2020)
  • Society for Endocrinology EU Travel Grant £750 (2019) 
  • Society for Endocrinology Travel Grant to attend SfEBES (2018)

Qualifications

  • Ph.D (Natural Products Chemistry) H.E.J Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Pakistan, 2009.
  • M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) First Division, (81%) University of Karachi, Pakistan.
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry, Zoology, Botany) First Division, University of Karachi, Pakistan.

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Nature Communications (as mass spectrometry imaging reviewer; ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1738-3418)
  • Member of Mass Spectrometry Imaging Society (2018-todate)
  • Member of European Network for Oxysterol Research (ENOR) (2019-todate)
  • Member of Society of Endocrinology (2018-todate)
  • STEM ambassador (2020-date)
  • Member of Metabolomics Society (2014)
  • HEC Scholar (2004-2008) under the “Indigenous Ph.D. Fellowship Program” of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
  • Life Time Member, Pakistan Chemical Society since 2009.
  • Approved PhD Supervisor by HEC (Higher Education Commission) Pakistan
  • Member of ICCBS Alumni Club 2009-todate

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Areas of interest for supervision

  • Biomedical Sciences Honours Lab based Project Supervisor (2020)

View all 16 publications on Research Explorer

Conference details

Selected Posters (award winning & first author only):

  1. Shazia Khan, J Fallowfield, SP Webster, and R Andrew (2019) Developing Mass Spectrometric Imaging (MSI) Method for Lysophosphatidic Acid (LPA) and Lysophosphatidyl Choline (LPC) in Fibrotic Liver Tissue. XXI Lipid Meeting.
  2. Shazia Khan and Ruth Andrew (2019) Implementation of Desorption Electrospray Ionisation Mass Spectrometry Imaging (DESI-MSI) for Spatial Lipidomics in Brain. 9th ENOR Symposium.
  3. Shazia Khan and Ruth Andrew (2018) Implementation of Desorption Electrospray Ionisation Mass Spectrometry Imaging (DESI-MSI) for Spatial Lipidomics in Brain. Scottish Metabolomics Network Meeting. (Award winning, People Choice)
  4. Shazia Khan, DF Cobice, DEW Livingstone, A McBride, CL Mackay, BR Walker and R Andrew (2017) Time-dependent Cortisol Turnover in Tissues using Stable Isotope Tracers. Scottish Metabolomics Network Meeting.
  5. Shazia Khan, DF Cobice, DEW Livingstone, NZM Homer, CL Mackay, BR Walker and R Andrew (2016) Derivatisation Strategies to Quantify Estrogens and Enable Isomer Separation by Ion Mobility. BMSS/BMRC Mass Spectrometry Imaging Symposium
  6. Shazia Khan, DEW Livingstone, DF Cobice, CL Mackay, BR Walker, NZM Homer and R Andrew (2015) Derivatisation strategies for the analysis of estrogens by ESI and MALDI. Scottish Metabolomics Network Meeting (1st Prize, Judges)
  7. Shazia Khan, DEW Livingstone, CL Mackay, BR Walker, NZM Homer and R Andrew (2015) Derivatisation Approaches to Quantify Estrogens by LC-MS/MS and in Tissue Sections by MALDI-FTICR-MS. CVS Annual Symposium.
  8. Shazia Khan, A Sorensen, M Boyed, D Watson (2013) Effect of external beam and 131I-MIBG therapies on Human Glioma cell metabolism. 9th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society. (Poster P3-7)

Invited speaker

  1. Shazia Khan, AC Gill, E Claude, M Towers, CL Mackay, BR Walker and R Andrew (2017) Sensitive Detection and Separation of Steroid Isomers following Derivatisation using Ion Mobility. 38th BMSS Annual Meeting (Selected Talk - SK).
  2. Shazia Khan (2016) Derivatisation of Steroids to Enhance Sensitivity and Isomer Separation. Scottish Metabolomics Network Meeting (Invited Speaker - SK).
  3. Shazia Khan, E Claude, M Towers, DF Cobice, DEW Livingstone, NZM Homer, CL Mackay, BR Walker and R Andrew (2016) Derivatisation Strategies to Quantify Androgens and Estrogens and Enable Isomer Separation by Ion Mobility. 6th ENOR Symposium (Invited Speaker - RA).
  • Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) of tissues
  • MSI based lipidomics and metabolomics for biomarkers discovery
  • Understanding the role of lipids, metabolites signaling & pathway in disease models using MSI
  • Drugs and inhibitors PK/PD assessment and visualization on tissue specific region of interest by MSI
  • STEM clubs for local primary schools (2020)
  • Midlothian Science Festival - Heart Explorers Theme 'Feel Good Science Day' (13th October 2019)