Hisham Hassan

Research & Institution

Institutional Contact

Bahrain Defence Force Hospital, Royal Medical Services

P. O. Box: 28743, West Riffa
Tel: +973 1776 6740
Kingdom of Bahrain


Assistant professor of molecular genetics, graduated at Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum with honors. In 2003, he joined the Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum to do his master degree in molecular biology. His study addressed diverse aspects of molecular archaeology and population genetics, during the first year he managed to carry out a unique study on genetic patterns of Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA variation, with implications to the peopling of Africa’s Sahel and East Africa, and according to the potential scientific value of the data his registration has been upgraded to the degree of doctoral of philosophy. He was awarded his PhD in molecular genetics in 2009. He worked in several Sudanese universities and research institutions, and has long standing research collaborations with The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute - UK; Max Planck Institute - Germany; Radboud University - NL; and National Institute of Genetics – Japan, on genetic diversity of East African populations, human migrations and infectious evolutionary pressure on human genome. Currently he is a senior molecular geneticist at Banoon ART and Cytogenetics Centre, Bahrain Royal Medical Service, a co-founder member of both the Global Young Academy, and the Sudanese Academy of Young Scientists (SAYS). A member of the editorial board of Journal of Bahrain Medical Society, and a member of both the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG), and The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG). Scientific writer, bibliophile and hodophile.