Mumdooh Sabir

PhD Student
Mumdooh Sabir


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I am a PhD student in the field of Bioinformatics, with a primary focus on Bovine Metagenomics.

Working with Neil Hall, I am conducting computational research, and we are exploring the complex interactions between the Cryptosporidium parasite and the gut microbiome within cattle populations.

My primary objective is to breakdown the responses of the microbiome community to Cryptosporidium infection, contrasting it with non-infected conditions. Moreover, investigating any potential microbial signatures that may be unique to Cryptosporidiosis. 

I am fortunate to be under the guidance of distinguished scientists, Kevin Tyler at the University of East Anglia and Neil Hall and the Hall group at the Earlham Institute.

I began studying computer science with a bachelor’s degree from King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. Following my graduation, I embarked on a teaching career as a teaching assistant in the Computer Science department at the same university where I became interested in the application of Python programming for biology to understanding microbial diversity (Bioinformatics).

In 2019 I was honoured to receive a scholarship from King Abdulaziz University to pursue my master’s degree in the United Kingdom. I chose the University of East Anglia and the Earlham Institute for my MSc in Bioinformatics. Since then, I have continued to be driven by a passion for Metagenomics, which has allowed me to secure an exciting opportunity in my current doctoral-research.