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Prof. Fatma Al Jasmi, MBBS, FRCPC, FCCMG

Prof. Fatma Al Jasmi, MBBS, FRCPC, FCCMG

Wed, 12 June 2024

Prof. Fatma Al Jasmi, MBBS, FRCPC, FCCMGProf. Al Jasmi is the Chair of the Department of Genetic & Genomics, at the College of Medicine & Health Science, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain. She also serves as a Metabolic Consultant at Tawam Hospital. She completed her undergraduate studies at the United Arab Emirates University, UAE and graduated in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Health Sciences. She pursued her postgraduate studies at the University of Toronto, and The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada. In 2006, Prof. Al Jasmi received the Canadian Board of Pediatrics after completing the Pediatric residency program. Subsequently, she completed her fellowship in Biochemical Genetics in 2008 and was certified by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists Board (Biochemical Genetics).

Prof. Al Jasmi established the UAEU Genomic Laboratory at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is the Chair of Rare and Metabolic Disease Committee at the Department of Health (DoH). She participated in the expanding of the national newborn screening and the premarital screening pilot study using Whole Exome Sequencing. She also organized and participated in numerous national and international conferences aiming to advance rare diseases community awareness, education and clinical sciences.

Prof. Al Jasmi collaborated with numerous national and international clinical scientist to enhance rare metabolic disease research and clinical service. Prof. Al Jasmi research areas involved Oxygen analyzer as a screening tool for disorders of impaired cellular bioenergetics, Prevalence of inborn errors of metabolism in the United Arab Emirates, Newborn screening in UAE, Whole exome sequencing for inborn errors of metabolism, Mitochondrial DNA variation, Lysosomal storage disorders, Peroxisomal disorders in addition to Identification of biomarker for propionate metabolism.

Prof. Al Jasmi is one of the founders of the UAE Rare Disease Society. She established the Biochemical Genetic Fellowship at UAEU in collaboration with Tawam Hospital and graduated two prominent Emirati consultants.

She is a recipient of: Mohammed bin Rashid Government Excellence Award, Prime Minister’s Medal for the Specialized Jobs (2017), Chancellors’ Innovation Award (2015), Women in Science Hall of Fame (WiS) as an outstanding woman in science in the Middle East and North Africa Region (2015), and L’Oreal -UNESCO For Women in Science International

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