Mehrad Mahmoudian

Mehrad Mahmoudian
University of Turku | UTU

MSc. Bioinformatics

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Introduction
Mehrad Mahmoudian currently works at the Computational Biomedicine, Turku Centre for Biotechnology. Mehrad does research in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics. His current research interest is in survival analysis on complex diseases including prostate, breast, lung and bladder cancer, Type 1 Diabetes and respiratory viral infections. At the moment he is focused on machine learning and survival analysis on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia as well as certain methodological approaches on feature selection in high-dimensional data with skewed classes in survival analysis domain.
Additional affiliations
January 2016 - November 2019
Turku Centre for Biotechnology
Position
  • PhD Student, Researcher
Education
January 2015 - December 2019
University of Turku
Field of study
  • Bioinformatics
September 2012 - July 2014
University of Turku
Field of study
  • Bioinformatics
September 2004 - July 2009
Azad University of Lahijan
Field of study
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology - Microbiology

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Publications (20)
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Trimethylation of histone H3 at lysine 4 (H3K4me3) is a marker of active promoters. Broad H3K4me3 promoter domains have been associated with cell type identity, but H3K4me3 dynamics upon cellular stress have not been well characterized. We assessed this by exposing endometrial stromal cells to hypoxia, which is a major cellular stress condition. We...
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Motivation: The emergence of datasets with tens of thousands of features, such as high-throughput omics biomedical data, highlights the importance of reducing the feature space into a distilled subset that can truly capture the signal for research and industry by aiding in finding more effective biomarkers for the question in hand. A good feature...
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Changes in cellular chromatin states fine-tune transcriptional output and ultimately lead to phenotypic changes. Here we propose a novel application of our reproducibility-optimized test statistics (ROTS) to detect differential chromatin states (ATAC-seq) or differential chromatin modification states (ChIP-seq) between conditions. We compare the pe...
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Cancer is driven by genomic alterations, but the processes causing this disease are largely performed by proteins. However, proteins are harder and more expensive to measure than genes and transcripts. To catalyze developments of methods to infer protein levels from other omics measurements, we leveraged crowdsourcing via the NCI-CPTAC DREAM proteo...
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Human reproductive success depends on a properly decidualized uterine endometrium that allows implantation and the formation of the placenta. At the core of the decidualization process are endometrial stromal fibroblasts (ESF) that differentiate to decidual stromal cells (DSC). As variations in oxygen levels are functionally relevant in endometrium...
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Objective: The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) reported that lowering SBP to below 120 mmHg (intensive treatment) reduced cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among adults with hypertension but increased the incidence of adverse events, particularly acute kidney injury (AKI). The goal of this study was to develop an accurate...
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Human reproductive success depends on a properly decidualized uterine endometrium that allows implantation and the formation of the placenta. At the core of the decidualization process are endometrial stromal fibroblasts (ESF) that differentiate to decidual stromal cells (DSC). As variations in oxygen levels are functionally relevant in endometrium...
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Metagenomic approaches focus on taxonomy or gene annotation but lack power in defining functionality of gut microbiota. Therefore, metaproteomics approaches have been introduced to overcome this limitation. However, the common metaproteomics approach uses data-dependent acquisition mass spectrometry, which is known to have limited reproducibility a...
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Purpose: To create a pre-operatively usable tool to identify patients at high risk of early death (within 90 days post-operatively) after radical cystectomy and to assess potential risk factors for post-operative and surgery related mortality. Materials and methods: Material consists of 1099 consecutive radical cystectomy (RC) patients operated at...
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Metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) is one of the most common cancers with a poor prognosis. To improve prognostic models of mCRPC, the Dialogue for Reverse Engineering Assessments and Methods (DREAM) Consortium organized a crowdsourced competition known as the Prostate Cancer DREAM Challenge. In the competition, data from four...
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The response to respiratory viruses varies substantially between individuals, and there are currently no known molecular predictors from the early stages of infection. Here we conduct a community-based analysis to determine whether pre- or early post-exposure molecular factors could predict physiologic responses to viral exposure. Using peripheral...
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The response to respiratory viruses varies substantially between individuals, and there are currently no known molecular predictors from the early stages of infection. Here we conduct a community-based analysis to determine whether pre- or early post-exposure molecular factors could predict physiologic responses to viral exposure. Using peripheral...
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The response to respiratory viruses varies substantially between individuals, and there are currently no known molecular predictors from the early stages of infection. Here we conduct a community-based analysis to determine whether pre- or early post-exposure molecular factors could predict physiologic responses to viral exposure. Using peripheral...
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Metaproteomics is an emerging research area which aims to reveal the functionality of microbial communities - unlike the increasingly popular metagenomics providing insights only on the functional potential. So far, the common approach in metaproteomics has been data-dependent acquisition mass spectrometry (DDA). However, DDA is known to have limit...
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Respiratory viruses are highly infectious; however, the variation of individuals' physiologic responses to viral exposure is poorly understood. Most studies examining molecular predictors of response focus on late stage predictors, typically near the time of peak symptoms. To determine whether pre- or early post-exposure factors could predict respo...
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Purpose: Docetaxel has a demonstrated survival benefit for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC); however, 10% to 20% of patients discontinue docetaxel prematurely because of toxicity-induced adverse events, and the management of risk factors for toxicity remains a challenge. Patients and methods: The comparator a...
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Background: Improvements to prognostic models in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer have the potential to augment clinical trial design and guide treatment strategies. In partnership with Project Data Sphere, a not-for-profit initiative allowing data from cancer clinical trials to be shared broadly with researchers, we designed an ope...
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Metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) is one of the most common cancers with a poor prognosis. To improve prognostic models of mCRPC, the Dialogue for Reverse Engineering Assessments and Methods (DREAM) Consortium organized a crowdsourced competition known as the Prostate Cancer DREAM Challenge. In the competition, data from four...

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