Muhammad Sulaman Nawaz

Muhammad Sulaman Nawaz

PhD Student
deCODE genetics
University of Iceland
Faculty of Medicine

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Project Title: Genome-wide search for genes conferring risk of TS

Short Bio

Hi, I am Sulaman from Pakistan and I am working in deCODE genetics Iceland to understand the heritable basis of TS. Here utilizing computational genomics and statistical power on a case-control group of hundreds of thousands of participants may help to discover causative genes (SNP’s) involved in TS. I am excited to work on this challenging goal and expect to have 3 wonderful years of research, commuting, exploring European lands and learning from fellow colleagues & ESRs. I extend my heartedly best wishes to every participant for their forthcoming achievements.


  1. Forde, N.J., Kanaan, A.S., Widomska, J., Padmanabhuni, S.S., Nespoli, E., Alexander, J., Arranz, J.I.R., Fan, S., Houssari, R., Nawaz, M.S. and Rizzo, F., 2016. TS-EUROTRAIN: A European-wide investigation and training network on the etiology and pathophysiology of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 10.
  2. Birgitte Bertelsen, Hreinn Stefánsson, Lars Riff Jensen, Linea Melchior, Nanette Mol Debes, Camilla Groth, Liselotte Skov, Thomas Werge, Iordanis Karagiannidis, Zsanett Tarnok, Csaba Barta, Peter Nagy, Luca Farkas, Karen Brøndum-Nielsen, Renata Rizzo, Mariangela Gulisano, Dan Rujescu, Lambertus A. Kiemeney, Sarah Tosato, NAWAZ MS, Andres Ingason, Unnur Unnsteinsdottir, Stacy Steinberg, Pétur Ludvigsson, Kari Stefansson, Andreas Walter Kuss, Peristera Paschou, Danielle Cath, Pieter J. Hoekstra, Kirsten Müller-Vahl, Manfred Stuhrmann, Asli Silahtaroglu, Rolph Pfundt, and Zeynep Tümer., 2016. Association of AADAC Deletion and Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome in a Large European Cohort. " Biological psychiatry 79.5 (2016): 383-391.

Conference Presentations

  1. Nawaz MS, Stefansson H. CNV calling and validation through long-range phasing and haplotype matching, April 25-26 2014, Paris, France.
  2. Nawaz MS, Stefansson H “Genetics of Tourette Syndrome in Iceland”. 12th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry. 14-18 June 2015, Athens, Greece.




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