QF Foundation highlights the work of QBRI's Dr. Omar El Agnaf
Dr Omar El Agnaf, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad bin Khalifa University, a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), is one of the world’s top Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease research scientists. He has just been given the role of lead researcher on the first project globally to be given access to spinal fluid samples obtained through a major clinical research project, with samples granted through the Michael J Fox Foundation. The research will be conducted within HBKU’s College of Science and Engineering and Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI), a research entity under HBKU, and the results will be made available on an open source platform to help with future research into a cure. Speaking to The Foundation, Dr El Agnaf described the forthcoming project, his research interests, and how his joint appointment at the College of Science and Engineering and QBRI helps him to both apply and transfer knowledge.
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