Afaque Ahmad I. Momin

Research Scientists



Research Scientist working on the structural and functional basis of focal adhesion proteins to understand their role in promoting cancer cell invasiveness. His research combines computational methods (molecular dynamics and bioinformatics) with experimental methods (biophysics and structural biology). He received his Master of Science (Bioinformatics) from the University of Mumbai, Mumbai (India), and will bring you India’s best mangoes when you expect it least.

Research Interests

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Structural Biology X-ray crystallography, NMR, Molecular dynamics, Drug Design, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics.

Selected Publications



  • Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. (Bioscience), KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2014 – 2019
  • Master of Science (Bioinformatics), University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, 2011-2013
  • Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology), University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, 2008-2011

Professional Profile

  • 2023-Preset. - Research Scientist
  • 2019-2022 - Postdoctoral Researcher, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-2014 – Lecturer, C.K.T. College, New Mumbai, India.


2014 - KAUST full scholarship for PhD studies