Genomics, Health Sciences, Precision Medicine
Dr. Said Ismail is currently Director Qatar Genome Programme (QGP). Dr Ismail, a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Oxford, has work experience across various fields, including research, education, and consultancy. He is the first president and co-founder of the International Society on Aptamers and is also an editorial board member of multiple international journals.
Dr. Ismail won the Said Foundation prize for young Arab researchers in the UK, and the Shoman award for Arab researchers in biomedical sciences in 2013. Dr. Ismail headed the Jordan University Hospital molecular diagnostics reference laboratory, and was a board member of the local advisory board of the International Consortium for the American Society for Clinical Pathology International (ASCPi). Dr. Ismail has special interest in promoting research among young students. He launched one of the largest efforts to enhance the Arabic medical content on the internet; The “Bel-Arabi” or “In- Arabic” initiative: "بالعربي". He is also a board member of the Phi Science Institute aiming to encourage young student to pursue careers in research.