Centre for Arab Genomic Studies Establishes Ties with the Dubai Islamic Affairs
Dr. Hamad AlSheebani, Director of the Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (DICD), received Mr. Abdullah Bin Souqat, Executive Director of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Science, Dr. Mahmoud Taleb Al Ali, Director of CAGS, and Dr. Ghazi Omar Tadmouri, Assistant Director of CAGS. Dr. AlSheebani stated that the meeting comes within the scope of the DICD's to address the society and collaborates with governmental and non-governmental institutions to serve local and regional communities.
He added that the meeting discussed the possibilities of cooperation with the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Science and the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies to prepare for a public forum on the ethical perspectives of genetic applications in the Arab World on the 20th of November 2007 in AlBustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai. The forum would include lectures on religious as well as legal aspects of genetic research applications in the region.