Mr. Mohamed Chair, MSc – Director and Board Member
Mr. Chair completed his bachelor’s degree of science in life sciences and biotechnology at the University of Sciences of Tunisia, Tunis. He went on to complete his master’s degree in microbiology at the same University. Mr. Chair was one of the pioneer molecular specialists who introduced innovative next-generation sequencing and microarray technologies to many markets in North Africa, where he helped set up labs and train professional personnel on the different molecular biology research and diagnostic techniques. He then went on to set up and run the first preimplantation and prenatal genetic laboratory in Nigeria; and he held a lecturer position at the Institute of Medical Sciences Africa (IMSA), Abuja, Nigeria. Mr. Chair has comprehensive applied knowledge of molecular diagnostics technologies and exceptional lab management experience.
Dr. Dipal Bhukhanvala, Ph.D. – Associate Director and Board Member
Dr. Bhukhanvala completed her bachelor’s degree of science in microbiology at Sardar Patel University in India, where she went on to complete both her Masters in Microbiology and Ph.D. in Bioscience. Dr. Bhukhanvala is an expert on Medical Laboratory Quality Management System and an Internal Auditor for laboratory ISO accreditation, who has helped establish multiple molecular diagnostics laboratories. Her vast experience lends invaluable value to the molecular board.
Dr. Cherif Ben Hamda, Ph.D. – Associate Director and Board Member
Dr. Ben Hamda completed his bachelor’s and master’s degree in biotechnology at the University of El Manar in Tunis and then pursued his Ph.D. in bioinformatics at the University of Carthage in Tunisia. He subsequently took an associate research position at the Pasteur Institute in Tunisia. and also taught at the Africa Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics in Bamako, Mali. Dr. Ben Hamda specializes in biomathematics and biostatistics and has a passion for computer science.