Areas of expertise

Background

  • PhD - Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (2009) Cranfield University, UK
  • MSc – Bioinformatics (2005) Cranfield University, UK 
  • BSc (First class Honours) - Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt

Current activities

Head of the Bioinformatics Group, Agrifood, School of Energy, Environment and Agrifood.

Dr Mohareb's research focuses on the development and application of computational methods in order to unravel the complexity of biological systems. This involves the applications of machine learning and pattern recognition techniques to reveal hidden patterns in multivariate and high throughput datasets, as well as the application of the latest Web technologies, Big Data storage and Cloud Computing to provide means for managing and visualising large datasets.

Development of novel methodologies to improve meat quality: Together with the Agricultural University of Athens, we are working on the development of classification and regression models for predicting spoilage in meat products stored under different storage conditions and temperature.

Symbiosis Online Research Framework (SORF): SORF is an online data storage and exploratory analysis tool developed and managed in-house at Cranfield to provide the food research community with an interactive web application for data management, exchange, visualisation and analysis. SORF was developed as part of the Symbiosis-EU project, an FP7-funded project. SORF continues to be maintained and refined by Cranfield's Bioinformatics Group.

MRMaid: In collaboration with Professor Conrad Bessant at Queen Mary University of London, we have developed, and continue to refine and maintain, a web-based software tool called MRMaid, an online tool for mining millions of publicly available peptide spectra to help researchers design targeted proteomics assays for selected reaction monitoring experiments.

HAPI: The £3M funding is the first round of awards from BBSRC's Horticulture and Potato Initiative (HAPI) which supports high-quality, industrially relevant research projects on potato and edible horticulture crops. The workgroup of Professor Leon Terry at Cranfield University has contributed £1M towards the research. HAPI brings academic researchers together with industry in order to deliver bigger yields of better quality fruits and vegetables for the consumer, through more sustainable farming practices. Dr Mohareb is responsible for the Bioinformatics work.

Clients

  • Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), Athens, Greece
  • GSK, Stevenage, UK
  • Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK
  • Unilever, Colworth, UK.

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Argyri A, Mohareb F, Panagou EZ, Bessant C & Nychas GJ (2009) An artificial neural networks approach for the rapid detection of the microbial spoilage of beef fillets based on Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy data. In: 6th Annual Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods (ICPMF), Washington DC, 1 January 2009.
  • Mohareb F, Bessant C & Nychas GJ (2009) Symbiosis: a Web-based framework for managing and analysing high throughput metabolomic data. In: 17th Annual Internationa Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) & 8th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), Stockholm, 1 January 2009.
  • Mohareb F, Sattlecke M, Argyri A, Panagou EZ, Nychas E & Bessant C (2009) Identification of Meat Spoilage from FTIR Data Using the Symbiosis Data Analysis Framework. In: Euroanalysis 2009, Vienna, 1 January 2009.