Md Shafiqur Rahman is a PhD student in King’s College London at the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology. He received bachelor training on Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Dhaka. Then worked as a Speech and Language Therapist for two years in different public health projects aimed for improving the lives of people with disabilities. In 2014, he moved to Stockholm to complete a master’s degree in Public Health Epidemiology at Karolinska Institute. After that, he worked as a research assistant for one and a half year at the Dept of Public Health Sciences and Dept. of Neurogenetics at Karolinska Institute. In 2018, he moved to London to join the IMforFUTURE network at King’s College London to pursue his doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. Frances Williams and Prof. Gordan Lauc.
His doctoral project aims to investigate Omics in Chronic Widespread Pain using large scale UK-Biobank and TwinsUK data. In particular, he is studying the genetic architecture of CWP using UK-biobank cohort and architecture of plasma and IgG glycome using TwinsUK cohort.