Institute of Endemic Diseases.University of Khartoum. Medical campus
I have graduated from faculty of science, University of Khartoum with honours degree in 1993, then I have worked as teaching assistant at University of Al-Neelain. After I completed the Masters degree from the Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum I was appointed as Lecturer in 1998. I have conducted my PhD during 1998-2002 at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) funded by TDR/WHO funds and a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Initiative Grant and under supervision of Prof. Blackwell in Cambridge and Prof. Muntaser Ibrahim in Khartoum Sudan. I have obtained my PhD degree and was promoted to assistant professor at the Institute of Endemic diseases in 2002, whilst also spending 6 months at CIMR as Post doctoral fellow. In 2004-2007 I have been awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Development Award which helped me to start an independent scientific career at my home country, and to spend 3 months in CIMR every year to complete my research. During the past years I have graduated ten master students and currently another four PhD students are under supervision. Furthermore I teach a regular Molecular Biology course to the undergrads, Human Genetics and Bioinformatics courses for post graduate students. I am co investigator and principal investigator for many projects. In November 2007 I was awarded the Royal Society Pfizer Award in recognition of my achievement in the field of Genetics of Visceral Leishmaniasis, the award is ₤60,000, and the project is entitled functional genomics of visceral leishmaniasis and post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in the Sudan. I have participated in different training courses and 21 local and international meeting. I have taught and organized an annual course of bioinformatics and statistical genetics from 2005 to date. I have published several papers and more are expected to be published soon.