Centre for Bioinformatics, University of Khartoum, Sudan

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Tell us something interesting about your institution U of K is the first and oldest university in Sudan and it’s located by the Blue Nile riverside!!

What are the main research interests of your institution? Bioinformatics, Cancer and Microbiology

Class of 2016


What are the academic backgrounds of the IBT_2016 participants in the CBSB classroom? Molecular biology, Medical Sciences and Pharmacy.

The CBSB team



Faisal Fadlelmola

role for IBT_2016: classroom PI

Professor Fadlelmola coordinates the H3ABioNet Project at the Sudan Node and currently he is the chair of the research working group. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP, UK), Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (FIBMS, UK), Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP, Canada) and the founder and Scientific Director for the Centre for Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (CBSB) at the University of Khartoum/ Future University. He holds a PhD in Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany, awarded in 2003 and two master degrees from UK in Medical Molecular Biology (1999) and Information Systems (2000). Prior to joining the Future University, Dr Fadlelmola was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Associate at the Centre for Translational and Applied Genomics (CTAG) at the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA), Vancouver, Canada from 2004-2006. He also worked as a Senior Research Associate at the CTAG at the BCCA from 2007-2008. He has been involved in a variety of research projects on topics such as cancer genomics, bioinformatics, molecular epidemiology of cancer, translational and applied genomics, computer science and Information Technology, mobile health and mobile learning, among many others.



Rehab Ahmed

role for IBT_2016: co-trainer (Protein Structural Bioinformatics module), teaching assistant

I am a holder of first class honour degree B. Pharm from the University of Khartoum. In 2012 I was awarded a Master degree in Molecular Medicine from the Institute of Endemic Diseases (IEND), University of Khartoum and won a prize for having the best M.Sc. research project. Now I am a PhD student and my PhD study is revolving around understanding the nature of the host-pathogen interaction of Giardia and mining the relevant OMICS data for therapeutic targets. I am interested in protozoa and parasites in general, their lipid pathways, and their interaction with the host. The impact of the long term interaction in the host’s lipid/cholesterol pathways and profiles. My research also involve drug re-purposing, and drug development for parasites. I joined the Faculty of pharmacy, University of Khartoum as a TA in 2010. Since 2013 I became a lecturer of Microbiology. I have a good experience in structural bioinformatics, I know about many other bioinformatics areas including NGS and RNA-Seq analysis.



Somia Mohammed

role for IBT_2016: system administrator

I am the holder of an B.Sc. in Information Technology from the Faculty of Mathematical Science, University of Khartoum (2007) – B.Sc. final project Name: “Network Simulator “title Wireless LAN Simulator case study CSMS&CSMA/CA protocol –  and an M.Sc. in Information Technology (Track: Business Intelligence) from the same university (2014). The title of my MSc research project was “Developing a Cloud Model for providing Business Intelligence Services”. Prior to joining Sudan Bioinformatics Node, I worked as a lecturer at Bayan College in Khartoum. I have several computational skills which include: database design and management, and web applications development among other skills using programming language C, C++,Java. Now I am a PhD student and my research area is Bioinformatics, revolving around developing tools and methods for heterogeneous genomic data to analysing and integrating different data sets.


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