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Arab Genomic Studies
Shaikha S. Al-Arrayed
Genetics Unit, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Ministry of Health, Bahrain

Dr. Al-Arrayed is the Chairperson of the Genetics Department, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain. She has an M.B.Ch.B. from Cairo university, DHCG, and Ph.D. from Aberdeen University, Scotland, UK (1993). Dr. Al-Arrayed is also Head of the National Committee for Control of Hereditary Diseases in Bahrain since 1993 and Consultant Clinical Geneticist and Head of the Genetics Department at the Salmaniya Medical Complex. Dr. Al-Arrayed is a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Human Genetics since 2002 and Director of the UNDP project on the control of hereditary blood diseases in Bahrain. She is also Director of Janeen Fertility and Genetic center. Dr. Al-Arrayed was awarded the “Competence Order of the First Class” from H.H. King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain. She is a member in the Committee for Establishing Regional Biotechnology Networkw in Islamic countries, HUGO, and many international, national and regional bodies. Dr. Al-Arrayed is a reviewer for many foundations and journals, such as: ASTF, EMRO/COMSTECH, and BMB. In 2004, Dr. Al-Arrayed was awarded the Kingdom Competence Order of the First Class She is a founding member of many social societies and has published more than 60 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and health educational books.