The 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2015
Thu 26 Feb 2015 12:00 PM
Habiba Al Safar
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Habiba Al Safar

Industry: Science

Designation: Assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering

Country: UAE

Dr Habiba Al Safar’s work in identifying genetic and environmental risk factors associated with diabetes lander her a 2014 L’Oreal-UNESCO Fellowship Award for Women in Science in November last year.

According to Khalifa University, where Al Safar works as assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering, her area of interest is in constructing the genomic structures of individuals of Arab descent to identify genomic segments that are predisposed to disease.

Her research is the first genome-wide association study of the UAE Bedouin population.

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