Thursday, 14 Nov 2019

Omani researcher wins DS research prize

Khartoum, An Omani researcher was awarded the Down Syndrome Research Prize Foundation 2017 on the sidelines of the 65th Session of the WHO's Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean meetings, recently held in Khartoum, Sudan,

The prize was granted to Dr. Salma bint Humaid Al-Harrasi, Head of Genetic Laboratories of the Royal Hospital, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.

The prize is an acknowledgment of her distinct contribution in the field of cell and molecular genetics in the Sultanate over 20 years' experience in down syndrome.

Dr. Al-Harrasi graduated from Sultan Qaboos University in 1995. In 2004, she obtained the master degree from University of Glasgow, UK, and the PhD from Free University of Berlin and Institute of Medical

Genetics and Human Genetics at the Charite � UniversitA�tsmedizin Berlin, Germany in 2010.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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