Center for Biotechnology

Research Excellence and Innovation: The center aims to fully utilize its state-of-the-art resources and expertise to pursue high quality research towards a healthier nation, region and world.

Scientific Integrity: The center aims to pursue all research activity whilst complying with the highest ethical standards.

Communication: The center aims to share all information and knowledge uncovered through its research activities towards the betterment of the health of humankind.

Diversity: The center embraces diversity as it is through the comparative analysis of different ethnic groups, races, genders, clinical subsets and demographic categories that new information and knowledge is uncovered.

KU-Biotechnology Summer 2023 Internship Program


To improve our knowledge about diseases to enable clinicians to promote, protect and maintain the well-being of our families in our community.


To be a national and international leader in understanding the relationship between genetic and environmental factors that predispose populations of the Middle East, and more specifically the Emirati people, to disease.

Center Leadership
Dr. Habiba Al Safar

Professor, Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Director of BTC
Advisory Board Members
Dr. Braulio Peramo

Medical Director, Ob/Gyn IVF Consultant, Al Ain Fertility Clinic
Dr. Mustafa Almaini

Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Rheumatology, Allergy & Clinical Immunology Division, Mafraq Hospital
Dr. Hinda Daggag

Corporate Genetic Project Head, Corporate Academic Affairs, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company – SEHA