100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Hayat Sindi
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Hayat Sindi

Industry: Science

Designation: Medical researcher

Country: Saudi Arabia

Occupation: Medical researcher

Hayat Sindi’s story of arriving in London in the early 90s
with no command of the English language and no promised university place may
now be folklore in scientific circles but that doesn’t stop the Saudi’s
astonishing medical career being any less extraordinary. Sindi has since been
credited with the invention of MARS, which combines the effects of light and
sound for use in biotechnology. She co-founded Diagnostics for All, and is a
fellow at PopTech, which offers fellowships to young scientists.