Mr. Osama Najjar is the General Director of Allied Health Services at the Palestinian Ministry of Health and the syndicate of the Palestinian Medical Technology Association. In addition, he is the President of the Arab Federation of Clinical Biology. Mr. Najjar holds a master degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences and a high diploma in Management for Middle Managers. He is an astute manager who led the capacity building of Lab. Medicine in Palestine particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also several research activities and coauthored several publications.
Scientific Committee Chair
Dr. Abu Ghazaleh is the research group leader for virology and animal health within the Palestine Korea Biotechnology Center in Hebron at Palestine Polytechnic University. He has many high-impact research publications in molecular virology and molecular cell biology, and lectures to students at M.Sc. and B.Sc. levels in biotechnology and medical health fields. His research focus is viruses, especially those that transmit from animals to humans.
PMTA Scientific Committee Cheif
Dr. Abu Seir is an Assistant Professor of Hematology and a research activist at the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, current Dean of the Faculty of Health Professions University and Assistant President for Medical and Health Affairs at Al-Quds. She has been an academician and astute educator. She is the author/co-author of several chapters and publications cancer, cancer risk factors, hematology and blood banking, and other fields.
1. PhD in Medical Parasitology from Germany.
2. Main research interest is leishmaniasis.
3. Head of research laboratory in Jericho
4. Teaching experience in Al-Quds University and Arab American University.
Head, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Profession, Al-Quds University. My field of interests is molecular typing of microbial pathogens, mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, molecular diagnosis of microbial infections and Molecular epidemiology of Nosocomial infection.
Clinical Microbiology and Public Health
Dr Musa Hindiyeh is the Director of Caritas Baby Hospital Clinical Laboratory and Infection Control Program and the director of Augusta Victoria Hospital laboratories and a founding member of the Palestinian Forum for Medical Research (PFMR). He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Medicine and his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in the United States. He did a post-doctoral Fellowship in Diagnostic Microbiology and Public Health at the University of Utah. Dr Hindiyeh has double American board certifications in clinical laboratory medicine and in diagnostic microbiology (ASCP and Diplomat ABMM). Recently Dr. Hindiyeh was appointed as one of the Molecular Medical Microbiology book editors.
I obtained my PhD in Medical Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 2014. I investigated the role of invariant natural killer T cells (iNKT cells) in Multiple Myeloma. In the last three years I was awarded ZAMALAH (in Belgium) and ERASMUS+ ICM (in Italy) scholarships, and a grant from the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education. The future perspectives are focused on the study of breast cancer in Palestine, and the role of the Nrf2 pathway in the development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
Associate prof. pf medical molecular virology;
Research interest: investigating the molecular epidemiology of different medical epidemic viruses in Palestine with focusing currently on the molecular surveillance of the SARS-COV2.
1. Certificate in Basic Laboratory Techniques, AUB, Lebanon, 1970.
2. B.S. in Lab Medicine, Arab Colleges of Medical Professions, WB, 1982.
3. M.S. in Clinical Hematology, SUNY at Buffalo/ USA, 1984.
Assist Prof of Clin Hematology / Al-Quds University since 1984 to present
Experimental Hematology & Molecular Cell Biology
An associate profess at Birzeit university, chair of the department of Biology & Biochemistry, and director of the Master Program in Clinical laboratory Sciences. Srour earned his PhD from Bonn University, Germany. Research interests include Hematological disorders including Hemophilia, thalassemia and immunohematology.
During my academic and non-academic professional career, I developed experienced leadership with expertise in organizational management, team building, recruiting staff, faculty development, motivation, and conflict resolution; demonstrated managerial skills by increasing quality and quantity of recruiting for academic staff.
Saad did his higher education at the University Medical Centre-Groningen-The Netherlands. In 2004, he and another 5 students were chosen from the whole world for a scholarship to conduct their Master degree. After one year of his master degree, the committee found he was overqualified and he started immediately a PhD project. Before finishing his PhD, he was offered a Postdoctoral position. In 2018, he did a postdoctoral fellowship at San Raffaelle Hospital, Milan, Italy. Saad now is a lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Medicine, An-Najah National University and established and he is the head of Clinical Molecular Genetics laboratory at An-Najah National University Hospital. The current h- and i10-index of Saad is 13 and the number of citations on his publications is above 1246 citations.
Suheir Ereqat is Dean Assistant and Associate professor of molecular biology at Biochemistry and Molecular biology department, faculty of medicine/ Al-Quds University. Her interests focused on using and developing of molecular techniques for diagnosis of infectious diseases and study the molecular epidemiology of these diseases with special focus on sequence and phylogenetic analysis.
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Amjad Hussein received his Ph.D. degrees in Medical Sciences
from Kanazawa University, Japan. Currently, a staff member at
the Faculty of Medicine and the Director of Analysis, Poison
Control and Calibration Center / An-Najah National University.
His Ph.D. research were about protozoan genotyping and
molecular characterization of gram negative bacteria drug
Microbiology and Immunology
Assistant professor of Microbiology, Head of Pathology and Medical Laboratory Medicine Division, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Palestine. His research interests include: antimicrobial resistance and Host-Pathogen interaction.
Doctoral in Human Biology track Clinical Chemistry
Dr. Attili, is an Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Medical Science, Hebron University. Her research interests are molecular diagnostics new markers in different diseases especially Stroke. She is both member in the fund raising, communication and media committee in the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World-Palestine National Chapter.