Asma Al-Thani

Professor of Virology

College of Health Sciences, Qatar



Dr Asma Al-Thani is a Professor of Virology at the Biomedical Science Department - College of Health Sciences. Dr Al-Thani obtained her Ph.D degree in (2005) from the University of London in the United Kingdom. Since 2005, Dr Al-Thani has served as an Assistant Professor of Virology at Qatar University until 2011, when she was promoted to the position of Associate Professor and to Professor Position on 2016. Dr Al-Thani also fulfills roles as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar since 2011, as Vice Chairperson of the Qatar Biobank Board since 2010 at Qatar foundation, nominate to be Chair of National Genome Qatar Committee since December 2013, Director of Biomedical Research Center at Qatar University from Fall 2014 and Dean of College of Health Sciences on 2016. Dr Al-Thani has numerous published articles in her field of expertise including, 36 published papers in peer-reviewed international journals. She has also obtained several research grants, including 7 Qatar university grants, 13 UREP grants and 4 NPRP grants. She was the recipient of the First Prize of Sheikh Hummaid Bin Rashid for Culture and Sciences for research on Bird Flu and means of prevention in December 2006 and was awarded a prize, from the Al-Jasra Cultural Club-Qatar for student research competition titled, Variety of resident nationalities in Qatar and its effect or presence of new disease in the Qatari society in April 2008. Dr Al-Thani was given recognition through the Qatar University Outstanding Faculty Service Award in 2012. College of Arts and Sciences Research wards 2012 and Arab Paediatric Medical Research Awards 2015. Best student award Poster in the field of Health, Biomedical Sciences in Qatar Foundation Research Forum 2012, 2nd Winner of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)’s Sixth Annual UREP Competition 2014 and 2nd Winner of Qatar University Research award 2015. Dr Al Thani services in several external committees, some of them still active: Institutional Review Board and Institutional Bio-Safety Committee- Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Qatar Health Research Ethics Committee, and National Cancer Research committee. She works as reviewer for several scientific journals and conferences and is a member in the American society for Microbiology.