Senior Scientific Coordinator,
Centre for Arab Genomic Studies
Dr. Abdul Rezzak Hamzeh is the Senior Scientific Coordinator at the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies. Dr. Hamzeh received his PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Manchester (UK) in 2007, and then he moved to Syria to assume a tenure track position at the University of Aleppo. There, he was part of a small academic team who established the University’s Cancer Research Laboratory to support academic research and healthcare provision in northern Syria. This facility was the first of its kind there and it provided the opportunity for a good number of projects to be pursued, many of which found their way to internationally peer-reviewed journals. In mid 2012, Dr Abdul left Syria and headed to Dubai to work at the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS), mainly to manage existing research activities and help expand them further.