Please note this is a PhD candidate confirmation seminar.

Wastewater is akin to a pooled urine sample containing a wealth of information regarding the chemicals excreted by a population. Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) has been widely applied to measure drug use in many populations around the world. This PhD project aims to develop methods to estimate how much peoples are suffering pain and gout in Australia through analysing analgesic and anti-gout drugs in wastewater through WBE.

Fahad Ahmed completed his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences in 2014 followed by a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences in 2016 from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. He joined QAEHS in October 2018 as a PhD student. He has an interest in wastewater-based epidemiology with a focus on expanding our analytical chemistry capabilities to measure population consumption to chemicals based on their measurement in wastewater. Fahad is particularly interested in measuring painkiller drugs biomarkers, antifungal drugs biomarkers etc. as well as health biomarkers, through wastewater-based epidemiology approach.


PACE Building, 20 Cornwall Street, Woolloongabba
Interaction Space (Room 4002)