Dr  Nida ul Fatima

Dr Nida ul Fatima

Postdoctoral Fellow
Medicine & Health
School of Biomedical Sciences
  • ​​​​​​Ph.D. Molecular Biology                                                                                                                                               Sep 2015-May 2022

Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Laboratory of Dr. Baris Tursun, Max Delbruck Centre for Molecular Medicine (BIMSB, MDC), Berlin, Germany

  • Masters in Science (Industrial Biotechnology)                                                                                                            2012-2014

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Bachelor in Science (Applied Biosciences)                                                                                                                   2008-2012

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad, Pakistan


Dr. Nida is an early career Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Single Molecule Science, School of Biomedical Sciences.

She graduated with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine & Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany in 2021. Her doctorate research explored the role of mitochondrial isocitrate dehydrogenase in the prevention of germ cell to neuronal reprogramming in C. elegans. In 2021, she moved to Sydney to take up her current role at UNSW where her research focuses on understanding the microtubule-related mitochondrial dynamics in mammalian systems. 


                     2020 Winner (Best Oral Presentation) at European worm meeting, Marseille, France
                     2015 Fellowship for Ph.D. program
                     2015 Winning team of MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship
                     2014 Winner (Poster), National Science Communication Challenge by National Academy of Young Scientists & American Society of Microbiology
                     2013 Rector's award for outstanding achievement in co-curricular activities
                2008-2013 NUST outstanding academic scholarship


My Research Supervision

Research Supervision:

  • Sophie Khov (UNSW-Talented Students Program 2022)

Assessment of Honour Students:

  • Ying Fei Liew

Previous Research Supervision:

Master Students

  • Amin Shadfar 
  • Amanda Seng

Undergraduate Students:

  • Tim Bohne

My Teaching

College Teaching Internee- Govt. Post Graduate College for Women                   2014-2015

Undergraduate Courses taught:

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • General Science