Dr. Asmaa Al-Thani 

Dr. Asmaa Al-Thani is Professor of Virology at the Biomedical Sciences Department in the College of Health Sciences with a joint appointment to the Biomedical Research Center (BRC), Qatar University and Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.

In addition to her academic roles, Prof. Al-Thani holds the portfolio of Vice President for Medical and Health Sciences, QU Health, Qatar University. The portfolio follows a record of accomplishment in establishing the academic and research infrastructure for biomedical sciences at Qatar University, including her roles as the Founding Dean of the College of Health Sciences (2016) and the Founding Director of the BRC (2014). Professor Al-Thani’s contribution to the national landscape of biomedical research includes her roles as Vice Chairperson of the Qatar Biobank Board, Chairperson of the National Qatar Genome Committee and establishing National Reference laboratory-Covid19 Unit.

Professor Al-Thani is an active researchers and widely published author in her field of expertise, with over100 published papers in peer-reviewed international journals and around 32 internal and external research grants. She is a reviewer for several scientific journals and conferences and is a member of the American society for Microbiology.

Her accomplishments have been recognized with a number of awards, including the Astrolabi Award from WCMC-Q (2020), the State Encouraging Award in the Medical Sciences and Nursing (2017), the Sheikh Hummaid Bin Rashid Award for Culture and Sciences (2006), Al-Jasra Cultural Club –Qatar (2008), Qatar University Outstanding Faculty Service Award (2012), the College of Arts and Sciences Research Award (2012), and the Arab Paediatric Medical Research Award (2015).