Department of Health Informatics

Name: Dr. Raisa Bano
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Health Informatics
Faculty: Faculty of Allied Health Sciences & Technology
Qualification: Ph.D
Area of Specialization: Cancer Informatics, Human Genetics, Bioinformatics
Contact Number +92 334 9061102
Email Address: chairperson.hi@wus.edu.pk
Honors/Awards/Medals:
  • Won Dean Honor Roll in Ph.D during the year 2010.
Research Interest and Courses teaching:
  • Health data analytics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Disease gene association, Health Systems, Public Health, Computational Biology, Human Genetics, Molecular Biology, Breast Cancer
  • Introduction to Healthcare Informatics, Introduction to Computers
Publications:
  • Bano R, Khan MH, Rashid H. 2017. Body mass index and association with breast cancer risk in Pakistani women. First National Conference on Emerging Trends in Bioinformatics and Biosciences. July 20-22, 2017. Hazara University, Mansehra, KP, Pakistan: 62.
  • Bano R, Ismail M, Nadeem A, Khan MH, Rashid H. 2016. Potential Risk Factors for Breast Cancer in Pakistani Women. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 17 (9): 43074312. 
  • Khan MH, Hussain S, Bano R, Hassan HJ, Rehman MA. 2016. Association of most prevalent risk factors with lung cancer and their impact on survival length. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 17 Spec: 65-70.
  • Hussain S, Bano R, Khan MH. 2016. Association of CYP17-34T/C polymorphism with pancreatic cancer. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 17 Spec: 71-75.
  • Khan MH, Hussain S, Bano R, Hassan HJ, Rehman MA. 2016. Association of most prevalent risk factors with lung cancer and their impact on survival length. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 7(S3):65-70
  • Tariq AU, Khan MH, Hussain S, Bano R, Navid A. 2015. In Silico Characterization of Genetic Alterations Associated With Mal De Meleda. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research. 19(2): 65-76. 10.
  • Khan MH, S Fazal and Bano R. 2013. p53; A miracle if restored. African Journal of Biotechnology. 12(24): 3745-3751.
  • Waheed R, Khan MH, Bano R, Rashid H. 2012. Sequence and structure based assessment of nonsynonymous SNPs in hypertrichosis universalis. Bioinformation. 8 (7), 316.
  • Rashid H, Khan MH, Chaudhry Z, Bano R, Raja NI. 2012. An Improved Agrobacterium Mediated Transformation System in Wheat. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 44 (1), 297-300.
  • Bano R, Fazal S, Khan MH, Rashid H. 2011. miRNAs: Small but deadly. African Journal of Biotechnology. 10 (47):9542-9548.
  • Bano R, Rashid H. 2011. Computational analysis of human miRNAs phylogenetics. African Journal of Biotechnology. 10 (18):3633-3645.
  • Bano R, Mansoor Q, Rashid H, Ismail M. 2012. Genetic analysis of BRCA1 gene in human male and female breast cancer. Pakistan Journal of Physiology. 8(Suppl 1):30.
  • Bano R, Khan MH, Khan RS, Rashid H, Swati ZA. 2010. Development of an efficient regeneration protocol for three genotypes of Brassica juncea. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 42(2): 963-969
  • Hussain Z, Khan MH, Bano R, Rashid H, Chaudhry Z. 2010. Optimization of an efficient protocol for callus induction and regeneration in three Pakistani rice cultivars. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 42(2): 879-887. 
  • Aziz SE, Bano R, Ali H, El-Sheikh MS, Khan MH, Chaudhry Z, Rashid H. 2017. Protein modeling of yellow rust disease in wheat. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 49(2): 775-780.
  • Bano R, Khan MH, Khan RS, Rashid H, Swati ZA. 2010. Callogenesis and organogenesis affected by explant source      in three genotypes of Brassica juncea. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 42(6): 3925-3932.
  • Ali A, Khan MH, Bano R, Raja NI, Rashid H, Chaudhry Z. 2009. Screening of pakistani rice (Oryzae sativa) cultivars against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 41(5): 2605-2614.
  • Noureen N, Bano R, Rashid H. 2009. Comparative modeling studies of rat amiloride-sensitive cation channel 1, neuronal isoform-B. IEEE, ICET Conference, FAST Islamabad: 162-167.
Brief portfolio:

I did my PhD in Bioinformatics from Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. I am specialized in Cancer Informatics and my PhD thesis was focused on Bioinformatics and experimental analysis of genetic and non-genetic basis of breast cancer in Pakistani population. I have experience of working in top-notch organization in both wet lab and dry labs including Bioinformatics core, department of oncology at the University of Oxford, UK and Institute of Biomedical and Genetic Engineering, Islamabad, Pakistan. I always endeavor to balance my teaching, research, and service commitments at level commensurate with my position, which is 100% teaching, 100% research, and 100% service.
I invest considerable time in long-term and short-term external and internal service commitments because these opportunities allow me to apply my experiences to on-the-ground efforts. I believe strongly in always being on the forefront of technological development. My plans for the future involve building strength in each of the focal areas of my research program. I firmly believe in the integrity and professionalism of my work and strive to ensure that every aspect of what I do also upholds the organizational core values. I will keep updating emerging technologies and techniques and will search for creative applications that can lead to successful grant and funding supports.