Schnichels Lab

Neuroprotection & Drug Delivery

Sami Ullah

Surname Ullah
First name Sami
Nationality Pakistan
Present position and title Post-Doc
Dr. rer. nat.

Business address

Institute for Ophthalmic Research
University of Tübingen
Elfriede-Aulhorn-Strasse 7
D-72076 Tübingen,

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-87883
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-2524
E-mail: sami.ullah[at]

Academic Education

Year Degree University Field of study
10/2015 – 12/2019 PhD (Dr.rer.nat.) Helmholtz Center for infection research, Germany Biotechnology and Drug delivery
2010 – 2012 Masters in Philosophy National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan Virology and Immunology
2005-2009 Bachelors (Hons) University of Malakand, Pakistan Biotechnology

Professional Experience

Period Institution Position Discipline
01/2020 – Present Schnichels Lab,
University Eye Hospital Tübingen
Postdoctoral Research Fellow  Drug delivery, retinal degeneration models
01/2018 – 02/2019 Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren Head of Communication working group Communications
11/2012 – 05/2015 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Pakistan Lecturer Biotechnology
02/2011 – 10/2012 National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan Research Officer Immuno-Genetics
01/2010 – 10/2010 University of Malakand, Pakistan Research Associate Molecular Biology

Professional Activities and Functions

Organization of Academic Events

2017 Helmholtz Juniors NextGen conference, Kiel
2018 Helmholtz Juniors NextGen conference, Potsdam
2018 N2 Science communication conference, Berlin

Academic Awards

2015-2019 DAAD research grant for doctoral studies in Germany

Academic Teaching and Services

11/2012 – 05/2015 Lecturer of Biotechnology, Immunology and molecular biology at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Pakistan

Past and Current Funding

2015-2019 DAAD research grant for doctoral studies in Germany

Selected Publications

  1. Sami Ullah, Katja Seidel, Sibel Türkkan, Dawid Peter Warwas, Tatyana Dubich, Manfred Rohde, Hansjörg Hauser, Peter Behrens, Andreas Kirschning, and Mario Köster, Dagmar Wirth (2019): Macrophage entrapped silica coated superparamagnetic iron oxide particles for controlled drug release in a 3D cancer model, Journal of controlled Release. 294:327-336
  2. Muhammad Imran Rahim, Sami Ullah, Peter P Mueller (2018). Advances and Challenges of Biodegradable Implant Materials with a Focus on Magnesium-Alloys and Bacterial Infections, Metals. 8(7), 532
  3. Sami Ullah, Muhammad Akram Khan, Shafiq Ur Rahman, Imran Khan, Fazal Akbar, Anshu Babbar (2018). Molecular characterization and clinical epidemiology of HCV in District Dir (Lower), Pakistan, Virus Disease. 29 (3):369-374
  4. S. Umar, Sami Ullah, M. Yaqoob, M.A.A. Shah (2018). Chicken infectious anemia, an immunosuppressive disease of poultry birds, World Poultry Science Journal. 70(4):759-766
  5. Sami Ullah, Attya Bhatti, Peter John (2012): MicroRNAs with a role in gene regulation and in human diseases, molecular biology reports. 41:225–232
  6. Sami Ullah, Muhammad Ali A. Shah, Nosheen Riaz (2012): Recent advances in development of DNA Vaccines against HCV, Indian Journal of Virology , 23 (3):  253-260
  7. Sami Ullah, Muhammad Ali A. Shah, and Nosheen Riaz, Sajid Umar (2012): DNA Vaccines against Influenza: Recent Research and future prospects, World Poultry Sciences journal, 69, pp 125-134. 
  8. Sajid Umar, Muhammad Younus, Muti Ur Rehman, Asim Aslam, Muhammad Ali Abdullah Shah, Muhammad Tanveer Munir, Sajjad Hussain, Farooq Iqbal, Muhammad Saleem Fiaz, Sami Ullah (2015). Role of aflatoxin toxicity on transmissibility and pathogenicity of H9N2 avian influenza virus in turkeys. Avian Pathology. 44(4): 305-310
  9. Sami Ullah, Ayaz Ali Khan, Mir Azam Khan & Iltaf Ahmed (2011): Effects of gasoline engine emissions on health status of auto rickshaw drivers at DIR (L) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry. 94 (2): 411-422