Dr Abid Karim BSc(Hons), PhD

 

Lead Clinical Scientist and Head of Neuroimmunology

School of Immunity and Infection

Contact details

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8797

Fax +44 (0)121 414 3069

Email a.r.karim@bham.ac.uk

Neuroimmunology
School of Immunity and Infection
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

The Neuroimmunology (fastest developing area with only a few dedicated laboratories in the UK) is responsible for the provision of a highly specialised diagnostic service to the Region for demyelinating (multiple sclerosis), neurological autoimmune (paraneoplastic) and immune-mediated neuropathological (Guillain-Barre syndrome) nervous system diseases.

Qualifications

  • Honorary Research Associate since 1996
  • 1985 PhD Intestinal drug absorption
  • 1981 BSc(Hons) in Biochemistry and Pharmacology

Other activities

Membership of:

  • NEQAS - Immunology Steering Committee for autoimmunity
  • NEQAS - Specialist Advisory Group for EQA of CSF Analysis
  • Member and Organiser of UK Neuroimmunology Discussion Group

Publications

Karim, A. R. and Jacob, S. (2012), Immunological markers in neurological disorders, Ann. Clin. Biochem., 49:29-43

Karim, A.R. and Jacob S. (2010), "NEUROIMMUNOLOGY"., In: Hall, A. and Yates, C. (eds.) Immunology. Oxford University Press, pp174-209.

Karim, A. R. (2010), Cancer, neurological disorder and autoimmunity: Coexisting antibodies., The Biomedical Scientist, 54(3):189-193

Bradwell, A. R., Hughes, R. G., Hunt, M. J. and Karim, A. R. (2008). Atlas of autoantibody patterns, 3rd edition, Printers KNP Group Ltd, Redditch, UK.

Karim A R (2008), Antibodies in paraneoplasia. Modern Medicare, 4(6):42-44

Karim, A. R., Hughes, R. G., El lahawi, M. and Bradwell, A. R. (2007), “Paraneoplastic neurological antibodies: Nuclear” In: Shoenfeld, Gershwin and Meroni (eds.) “Textbook of Autoantibodies" 2nd edition, Elsevier Press, pp627-635.

Karim, A. R., Hughes, R. G., El lahawi, M. and Bradwell, A. R. (2007), “Paraneoplastic neurological antibodies: Purkinje cell cytoplasm” In: Shoenfeld, Gershwin and Meroni (eds.) “Textbook of Autoantibodies" 2nd edition, Elsevier Press, pp637-643.

Bradwell, A. R., Hughes, R. C. and Karim, A. R. (2006). “Immunofluorescent Antinuclear Antibody Tests” In: Detrick, B., Hamilton, R. G. and Folds, J. D. (eds.) Manual of Molecular and Clinical Laboratory Immunology, 7th Edition, ASM Press. pp995 – 1006.

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