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Dr. Fouad Alshaban graduated from Baghdad College of Medicine and became involved in preventive medicine. He obtained his Ph.D. in preventive medicine in the United Kingdom. He held many different positions as a Scientist working in academic research and as Associate Professor in Occupational Medicine and Public Health. He was also a Planner and Advisor in various medical institutions, including the Iraqi Ministry of Health. Prior to joining the Shafallah Medical Genetics Center in 2009, he was Research Program Manager & Senior Research Coordinator in the Washington Hospital Center in association with Johns Hopkins University Hospital. He was head of Research of the Department of Research and Training at the Shafallah Medical Genetics Center where he was involved in setting up research policies and regulations, as well as the establishment of the Institutional Review Board. Currently, Dr. Alshaban works as a Senior Scientist at QBRI's Neurological Disorder Research Center. Dr. Alshaban has published three books in the field of public health, infectious diseases and nutrition and has published several articles in medical & non-medical magazines and journals.
Dr. Alshaban’s research interest lies in the epidemiology of genetic diseases, particularly in autism spectrum disorder. He is involved in two research projects funded by QNRF (The flyer for Dr Alshaban's most recent project is available here). In collaboration with the University College of London, UK, he investigates the genomics, anthropology and social impact of genetic knowledge in Qatar. Furthermore, he studies the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Qatar in collaboration with the Oregon Health & Science University and the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Alshaban is a Co-Lead PI of the research project titled “Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Qatar”, funded by Qatar National Research Fund. This involves screening of more than 100,000 children (between 5-12 years of age) from across various schools for ASD.
|Collaborator Name||Institute||Research Area|
|Dr Mohammad Aldosari||Cleveland Clinic||Autism|
|Dr Eric Fombonne||Oregon Health & Science University||Autism|
|Dr Lobna Hassan||HMC||Autism|
|Dr Mohd Alodat||Qatar University||Autism|
QBRI is currently looking to recruit highly-skilled individuals for a number of roles.
Adamcik J, Sánchez-Ferrer A, Ait-Bouziad N, Reynolds NP, Lashuel HA*, Mezzenga R. (2015). Microtubule-Binding R3 Fragment from Tau Self-Assembles into Giant Multistranded Amyloid Ribbons. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 11;55(2):618-22.
Vasiliki P Chini (2015). Micro-RNAs and Next Generation Sequencing: New Perspectives in Heart Failure. Clin Chim Acta, Mar 30; 443:114-9.
Kolatkar PR, Moovarkumudalvan B, Abdelalim EM and Emara MM. (2016). Three dimensional Structure of SOX Protein–DNA Complexes. Sox2: Biology and Role in Development and Disease. 2016 ELSEVIER. P 15-24.
Balbekova A, Lohninger H, van Tilborg GAF, Dijkhuizen RM, Bonta M, Limbeck A, Lendl B, Al-Saad KA, Ali M, Celikic M, Ofner J. (2017). Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) and Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma–Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) Imaging of Cerebral Ischemia: Combined Analysis of Rat Brain Thin Cuts Toward Improved Tissue Classification. Appl Spectrosc. 2018 Feb;72(2):241-250. doi: 10.1177/0003702817734618.
Abdelalim EM and Emara MM. (2017). Pluripotent stem cell-derived pancreatic beta cells: from In vitro maturation to clinical applications. Recent Advances in Stem Cells: From Basic Research to Clinical Applications, ISBN 978-319-33270-3, pp 101-129, Springer.
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The Qatar Metabolic Institute is very pleased to present the 1st Annual Qatar Metabolic Institute Conference. The conference, co-organized by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Qatar Biomedical ...
Qatar Foundation Research and Development’s flagship conference, builds upon nationwide efforts to advance Qatar's ambitious research agenda, and provides a unique platform to activate ...