Professor Syed Faisal Ahmed

  • Samson Gemmell Chair of Child Health (School of Medicine)

telephone: 01412010571
email: Faisal.Ahmed@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Professor Faisal Ahmed graduated from the University of Edinburgh and received the bulk of his clinical and academic training at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh and at Addenbrookes Hospital and the University of Cambridge. In 2000, he was appointed as a consultant at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow and in 2007 he was awarded the Leonard Gow lectureship at the University of Glasgow. In 2012, Professor Ahmed was appointed to the Samson Gemmell Chair of Child Health at the University of Glasgow. Professor Ahmed leads the Developmental Endocrinology Research Group which has a focus on understanding disorders of endocrine function that present in early life. In addition he coordinates the International DSD Registry which facilitates international research and clinical networks. Professor Ahmed is the chair of the Clinical Committee of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes and the coordinator of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology’s Summer School as well as its DSD Working Group Professor Ahmed also sits on the MRC’s clinical training and career development panel.

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Secondary Osteoporosis & Its Therapy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - ScOT-DMD
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2015 - 2018
     
  • YCC Research Support Scheme
    Yorkhill Children's Charity
    2014 - 2016
     
  • Synergistic microenvironments for non-union bone defects
    Medical Research Council
    2014 - 2016
     
  • Nanoparticles and nanotopography: a nano-toolbox to control stem cell self-renewal via microRNAs
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2014 - 2016
     
  • The role of insulin-dependent signalling pathways in the control of Mesenchymal stem cell differentiation twoards bone and fat
    Tenovus-Scotland
    2014 - 2016
     
  • YCC Clinical Research Fellowship
    Yorkhill Children's Charity
    2014 - 2015
     
  • YCC Research Support Scheme
    Yorkhill Children's Charity
    2013 - 2014
     
  • Clinical Research Fellowship Support
    Yorkhill Children's Charity
    2013 - 2015
     
  • Exome Sequencing for the Genetic Diagnosis of Rare Diseases: Fostering a New Working Relationship between the NHS, the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Polyomics (ISSF)
    Wellcome Trust
    2013 - 2014
     
  • BSPED Funding for GH Audit Coordinator
    British Society For Paediatric Endocrinology And Diabetes
    2013 - 2015
     
  • YCF Research Support Scheme - Clinical Research Fellowship
    Yorkhill Children's Foundation
    2012 - 2013
     
  • YCF Research Support Scheme
    Yorkhill Children's Foundation
    2012 - 2014
     
  • The International DSD Network (I-DSD)
    Medical Research Council
    2011 - 2016
     
  • EuroDSD - European Disorders of Sex Development
    EUFP7
    2008 - 2011