Hyderabad: Meet the Scientist from Hyderabad, Fyyaz Siddiqui coming forward with an important discovery for ‘Preeclampsia’ a condition found in women after mid-pregnancy.
The discovery will help in finding the cure and ways to save women and the fetus from dying due the high blood pressure developed in the mother’s during the mid-pregnancy.
Fyyaz explains the condition saying, “Preeclampsia is a condition characterised by unexpected rise in blood pressure and compromised kidney function after mid-pregnancy”. As there is no way of diagnosing this before the clinical signs appear, it becomes extremely difficult during pregnancy.
The discovery is thus very important for reproductive biology. “It will have a huge impact on maternal, fetal and neonatal health. Hopefully, we will be able to go forward and find a more permanent and preventive cure. This is the first step in the right direction,” he adds. His study was also published in the high impact American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
A Double Master’s, Fyyaz says, the road to this point wasn’t without its share of difficulties. “But my love for scientific research always kept me going. I always wanted to get into research from a very young age.”
Hailing from Hyderabad, after completion of his schooling, pursued his Masters in Chemistry from a national university. He then took up the role of a research fellow at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT).
He shifted to Canada and pursued Pharmaceutical Quality Analysis and Assurance. He then joined a pharma company for few years.
But, his love for research landed him in Western University to further pursue Medical Biophysics, additional master’s degree. “I moved to the United States and began working as a scientist. But due to unexpected family issues I had to go back to Canada,” says Fyyaz.
Later he adds, he went back to Western University and continued his research in various departments including Physiology, Medical Biology and Anatomy to bio-medical streams including Vascular Biology to Epidermal Biology.
When asked about working with Indian scientist, Fyyaz says, “India has a bright future in science. Yes, I must admit that we are lacking in terms of innovation and infrastructure, but in the years to come we will notice considerable change. I’m open to collaborating with them in the future”, as reported in DC.