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Dr. Muntasar Ibrahim Professor and Head, Department of Molecular Biology, Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum

Muntaser Ibrahim is a professor at the Department of Molecular Biology, Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum. He obtained a B.Sc. in zoology and chemistry, an M.Sc. in zoology and a Ph.D. in molecular biology, and was a Wellcome Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge.

Dr. Ibrahim is also a founding member of the Sudanese National Academy of Sciences and the African Society of Human Genetics, and is a fellow of the Academy of Science for the Developing World (TWAS). His research interest is primarily on the evolutionary aspects of diseases in relation to human and parasite genetic diversity with particular interest on ethnicity, including the role of disease in ethno-geography. In 1998 he established the Unit of Diseases and Diversity, which has its focus on the study of human and parasite genetic variation. The unit contributes to the institutional efforts in research and training including training courses in molecular medicine, bioinformatics and genetic epidemiology.

Recently, Dr. Ibrahim was awarded prize and honors by the University of Khartoum at the first conference on industrial innovation for his contribution to scientific research.