Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biotechnology
Dr. El-Agnaf was awarded a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), UK, in 1997. From 1997 to 1999, he worked as a post-doctoral scientist at the School of Biology and Biochemistry, QUB. Following this, Dr. El-Agnaf undertook an additional two-year post-doctoral position. In 2001, he was awarded a research fellowship from the Parkinson’s Disease Society of the UK to establish his research group at Lancaster University. After completing his research fellowship in 2004, Dr. El-Agnaf was invited to join the College of Medicine at UAE University and was appointed to the Biochemistry Department. In September 2014, he joined HBKU at Qatar Foundation, and in 2016 he was appointed acting executive director of Qatar Biomedical Research Institute.
Over the years, Dr. El-Agnaf has assembled an excellent research team and has been successful in attracting scientific funding from prestigious international agencies. He is frequently invited as a speaker at international scientific and clinical meetings, and is currently a member of the editorial boards of several international journals. Publications in high-ranking scientific journals validate Dr. El-Agnaf's track record of superior basic and translational research productivity. He has published nearly 120 refereed articles, with citations exceeding 9,000, and possesses an h-index of 52.