University of Bradford ,Abo Academy University, Finland
BSc (Hons.) Medical Imaging, MSc. Biomedical Imaging
Brain Research Imaging Center & Institute for Digital Communication
Favourite thing to do in my job: Coding
I am a PhD student at University of Edinburgh studying Biomedical Imaging.
I live in Edinburgh, originally I am from Pakistan. I love reading fictional suspense novels. I love cooking and watching cooking shows Master Chef Australia being my favorite one.
I am trying to make MRI scans faster.
Ever since my undergraduate degree I was interested in MRI and fascinated by how magnetic field is used to make images of the body. Luckily, I got into the research projects related to MRI during my Masters and I continued my passion in MRI research ever since.
MRI scan is very useful in detecting the various disease but the person undergoing the MRI has to lie still in the machine for longer period of time. The machine is noisy and not very comfortable. I am working on the technique that can make MRI scan faster and reduce the amount of time one has to spend inside the machine.
My Typical Day
breakfast, office, emails, scanning, gym, dinner
I split my time between university and the hospital where MRI scanner is situated. My work usually involves doing some programming on the computer then testing on the MRI machine. I usually scan a phantom( which is basically a dummy object that have properties close to human brain) and then if the experiment is successful I try it on human subjects. I meet my supervisor twice a week to give him update about the work. I go to gym after work to do some exercise(siting in front of computer all day is fattening 🙂
What I'd do with the prize money
I would do a workshop in school to explain them the phenomenon of MRI scanning using miniature magnets
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
hardworking, cheerful and enthusiastic
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Sheldon Cooper :P
Were you ever in trouble at school?
I was rather a mellow kid :D
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
kayaking in Loch Tay
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
get good results out of my research, travel anywhere i want, be good at maths
Tell us a joke.
Why you should never trust atoms? The make up everything