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Dr. Essam Abdelalim
Scientist/ Assistant Professor
Qatar Biomedical Research Institute - HBKU
Dr. Essam Abdelalim is currently Scientist at Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) and Assistant Professor at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). Also, he is Associate Professor at the Suez Canal University, Egypt. He received his Ph.D. in Medical Science from Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan (2009), and was later appointed as Assistant Professor in the same university. He was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) (2009- 2011), where he identified several genes invovled in the regulation of self-renewal, pluripotency, and differentiation of embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Dr. Abdelalim has received several prestigious awards, including the State Prize of Encouragement (Egypt) in 2012 and the President’s Award for outstanding PhD student from Shiga University of Medical Science (Japan) in 2007. Dr. Abdelalim is a member of the editorial board of (Stem Cells and Development) and (Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology) and serves as a reviewer for several international journals and funding agencies.
Dr. Abdelalim’s research interest focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms controlling unique characteristics of pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) and establishing their differentiation into specific cell types. In addition to addressing basic questions of pluripotent stem cell biology, his current research at QBRI focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying specific forms of diabetes and the potential use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and (ESCs) to study diabetes, insulin resistance, and pancreatic beta cell development.