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Arab Genomic Studies
Habiba Chaabouni
Professor, Laboratory of Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis; Service of Hereditary Disorders, Hospital Charles Nicolle, Tunisia

Dr. Bouhamed-Chaabouni is professor of medical genetics in University of Tunis and Chief of the Department of Congenital and Hereditary Diseases, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia. She is director of the Human Genetics Research Laboratory at the Faculty of Medicine, Tunis. Prof. Chaabouni developed medical genetics courses for undergraduate students in medical schools of Tunisia, for graduated residents in medical genetics and implemented Master of Sciences in Human Genetics. She implemented genetic counseling clinics and prenatal diagnosis as medical facilities in Tunisia from more than 25 years. Prof. Chaabouni conducted several studies on consanguinity, genetic polymorphism and genetic disorders. She authored and co-authored more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed publications. In 2006, Prof. Chaabouni received the prestigious award of L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science based on her groundbreaking achievements and contributions to scientific progress. In 2007, she received in Italy the International Price “LATIUM tra Europa e Mediterraneo” for Scientific Research. Prof. Chaabouni is member of several organisms working in the field of genetic disorders including Orphanet and the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies. She is also member of several scientific societies.