Syed Mian completed his BSc in Biomedical Sciences at University of Greenwich and was awarded the president’s prize from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences in 2010. He went on to complete his PhD at the Comprehensive Cancer Centre at King’s College London with a focus on myelodysplastic syndromes. After graduating in 2016, he continued his post-doctoral training at the Comprehensive Cancer Centre and published extensively in high impact factor journals, notably describing the origins of SF3B1 mutations in haematopoietic stem cells. He has since moved to the laboratory of Prof Dominique Bonnet at Francis Crick Institute in London. He is exploring the interaction landscape between haematopoietic stem cells and the bone marrow niche in myelodysplastic syndromes using a combination of basic cell biology with innovative preclinical in-vivo and in-vitro models.
He has recently been awarded Tito Bastianello and MDSF Young Investigator 2021 award.