Dr. Reda Rawi

 Reda Rawi
Postdoctoral researcher
Data Analytics

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Joining the first Computational Biology Research Group at Qatar Foundation and significantly contributing to QCRI’s growth and goals; Setting up collaborations with experimental labs in Qatar (e.g. Qatar Biomedical Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College) and worldwide (e.g. MIT, Purdue University)

Research Focus at QCRI

  • Analysis of Functional Genomics data from human and model systems, especially functional Genome-wide Association Studies (GWAS)
  • Protein Function/Structure Prediction
  • Protein-DNA Interaction Prediction
  • Protein and Ligand Design

Previous Experience

  • Evolutionary Algorithm Design
  • Evolutionary Computational Protein Design
  • Protein Sequence Analysis
  • Protein Structure Prediction
  • Webpage Design for Scientific issue: CHOYCE (http://choyce.ismb.lon.ac.uk)

Professional Experience

  • University of Duisburg-Essen, Centre for Medical Biotechnology, Bioinformatics Group, Research Associate, 2008-2013
  • University of Duisburg-Essen, Centre for Medical Biotechnology, Teaching Associate, 2009-2013
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Department of Simulation Engineering, Computational Chemistry Group, Research Associate, 2006-2007
  • University of Cologne, Center for Applied Sciences, Research Associate, 2004-2005

Professional Associations and Awards



  • PhD, Bioinformatics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Centre for Medical Biotechnology, Germany, 2013
  • MSc, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom, 2008
  • Diploma, Biomathematics, University of Applied Science Remagen, Germany, 2007

Selected Research

  • Mohammed El Anbari, Nawel Nemmour, Othmane Bouhali, Ali Sheharyar, Reda Rawi, and Halima Bensmail, “Computational Neuro-Modeling of Visual Memory: Multimodal Imaging and Analysis”, International Conference on Brain Informatics and Health 2014, (submitted)
  • Yan Wang, Reda Rawi, Daniel Hoffmann, Binlian Sun, Rongge Yang, “Inference of Global HIV-1 Sequence Patterns and Preliminary Feature Analysis”, VIROLOGICA SINICA 2013, 28 (4): 228-238
  • Wang Y.*, Rawi R.*, Wilms C., Heider D., Yang R., Hoffmann D., “A small set of succinct signature patterns distinguishes Chinese and non-Chinese HIV-1 genomes”, PLOS ONE 2013, 8, 3, e58804
  • Rawi R., Whitmore L., Topf M., “CHOYCE: a web server for constrained homology modelling with cryoEM maps”, Bioinformatics 2010, 26, 16, 1673-4

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QCRI Summer Internship Program

Download ICS File 06/05/2018  - 05/07/2018 , Hamad Bin Khalifa Research Complex

Each year, Qatar Computing Research Institute organizes a summer internship program for undergraduate students studying computer science, computer engineering and other disciplines. The internship is unpaid, and QCRI does not provide any visa support.

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Past Events


(MLDAS 2018) Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium

Download ICS File 12/03/2018  - 13/03/2018 ,

Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium - MLDAS 2018 Building on the success of the three previous events , Boeing and QCRI will hold the fifth Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (...

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QCRI's Creative Space to hold free app inventor workshop

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QCRI is to offer an introduction to mobile app development workshop for boys and girls aged 13-16. Students will learn the basics of mobile app development using the App Inventor platform. The ...

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QCRI signs three-year MoU with the Berlin Big Data Center


MoU will promote collaboration via an exchange of research, academic materials, faculty and research scholars.

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Hundreds attend QCRI's first Creative Space Fair


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