dissertation was discussed at the “College of Medicine and Health Sciences” at
the “UAEUniversity” latelyfor the student “NadiaAwniAkkwai” under the theme “Identifying
the genetic factors causing some recessive genetic diseases”.
tackled the molecular and cellular basis for seven genetically recessivesomatic
disorders. The importance of this study in the “UAE” in particular is due tothe
high rates of relative marriages, which is one of the causes of these
disorders. Therefore, the clarification of the genetic factors that cause such
disorders leads to improve the health care for the patient, and to implement
effective preventive programs to reduce the occurrence of new cases.
Dr. “Ali Rashid Al
Noaimi”, the University Vice Chancellor, congratulated the student on her
success, and praised her significant accomplishment through her educational
path. He also stressed that the success of the doctorate programwhich reflects
the university’s commitment towards distinction in researches and higher
education, and is constantly supported by his Excellency Sheikh “Hamdan Bin
Mubarak Al Nahyan”, Minster of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Chancellor
of the University. The doctorate program currently has(90) male and female
students at (7) different colleges.
Ali” and professor “Lahadh Al Ghazali” from the “College of Medicine and Health
Sciences” supervised the dissertation, while professor “Andrew Welki” from the
“University of Oxford” in the “United Kingdom” and professor “AbdelqaderSweid” from “College of Medicine and Health Sciences” at
the University took part in the discussion of the dissertation.
“Akkawi” who joined
the doctorate program was among the first group of doctorate students in the
first semester of (2010), and after two years as a research assistant for the “Genetics
and Genes” group at the college, she published many research papers in international
scientific magazines. After she recieved her doctorate degree, sheobtained a
job as a researcher at “Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute” in “Cambridge” in the“United
Kingdom”, which is a pioneer distinguished international institute in the field
of “Genetics” and “Genome research”. Thus, reflecting the potential of
doctorate graduates of the “UAE University” to internationally compete for
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