Dr. Rene Zahedi's research primarily focuses on understanding the causes of diseases using mass spectrometry to study changes in proteins related to diseases. He aims to identify biomarkers and validate them, study regulation of signaling pathways, and use protein mass spectrometry to study clinical samples. Dr. Zahedi's research groups and affiliations include the Canadian National Proteomics Network, Manitoba Centre for Proteomics and Systems Biology, and CancerCare Manitoba Research Centre. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles in renowned journals such as Cell, Nature Biotechnology, and Nature Communications, and has an h-index of 53.
Board member, Canadian National Proteomics Network (CNPN)
Director, Manitoba Centre for Proteomics and Systems Biology
Senior scientist, CancerCare Manitoba Research Centre
Dr. René Zahedi is a professor at the department of internal medicine at the University of Manitoba. He is also cross-appointed to the department of biochemistry and medical genetics.
Dr. Zahedi received his master of science in biochemistry from the University of Bochum in Germany in 2004 and his PhD from the University of Würzburg in Germany in 2008 for his research on the phosphoproteome of human platelets. He has published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles in renowned journals such as Cell, Nature Biotechnology, and Nature Communications, earning an h-index of 53.
Before joining the University of Manitoba, Dr. Zahedi was an associate director at the Segal Cancer Proteomics Centre at the Jewish General Hospital of McGill University in Montreal. He has also held positions as an independent junior principal investigator for signalling proteomics and a permanent senior principal investigator for protein dynamics at the Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences in Germany. From 2010 to 2017, he was the head of the Bioanalytics Study Group of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a member of the Education Committee of the European Proteomics Association from 2015 to 2017.
Dr. Zahedi has received several awards, including being a Humboldt host of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, an honorary member of the Society for the Advancement of Biomedical and Clinical Research, and the Biomedicine Science Award from the Society for the Advancement of Biomedical and Clinical Research in Dortmund, Germany. He also received a stipend from the University Clinic Würzburg, Germany.
Dr. Zahedi's expertise and contributions to the field of proteomics have made him a sought-after speaker and editor-in-chief of Expert Review of Proteomics.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Leibniz-Institute for Analytical Sciences (ISAS), Dortmund, Germany (present)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Rudolf-Virchow-Center, DFG Research Center for Experimental Biomedicine, University of Würzburg, Germany (2013-2015)
PhD in Biochemistry, University of Würzburg, Germany (2008-2012)
Master of Science in Biochemistry, University of Bochum, Germany (2003-2008)Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, University of Bochum, Germany (1999-2003)
Humboldt host, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2016-2017)
Biomedicine Science Award, Society for the Advancement of Biomedical and Clinical Research, Dortmund, Germany (2014)
Honorary member, Society for the Advancement of Biomedical and Clinical Research (2014)
Stipend from the University Clinic Würzburg, Germany (2008)