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Bio: 
Mrs. Sara Mansour Alqasim, a researcher at the department of Genetics in SCDR. She graduated from King Saud University, with a Bachelor degree of Biochemistry. She is experienced in the field of scientific research. She has worked with several project concerning Diabetes and it’s Complications. Currently working on studying the non-Alcoholic fatty Liver Disease in a Saudi Cohort with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Mrs. SARAH MANSOUR AL QASIM
E-mail: sm.alqasim@gmail.com
P.O Box 500, Riyadh 11411, Saudi Arabia
 
 

Education
Feb. 2009 Bachelor of Biochemistry, College of Science, King Saud University.
Work Experience
Current Position: Since January 2010 up to date.
Laboratory Specialist/Researcher – Genetics Department Strategic Center for Diabetes Research

  • Research and collecting data.
  • Plans and modifies research techniques, procedures and tests.
  • Writes and edits materials for publication and presentation.
  • Assisting at the Diabetes Clinic, recruiting patients for studies – Managing the Biobank – Samples and Data processing and assisting with research writing.

Skills - DNA isolation and purification - DNA quantitation - PCR
DNA sequencing; Axiom assay and Ion Torrent
 
Training
• Saudi Human Genome Program, Genetic Department, King Faisal Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• Saudi Human Genome Program, Genetic Department, King Faisal Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• Sequencing Core Facility, Genetic Department, King Faisal Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• Behavioral Genetics Unit, Genetic Department, King Faisal Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• Training at the BioBank at the University of Lille-2- France. That covered the following: (Manual and Automated DNA extraction, Measurement and Storing, Creation of Phenotypic Data Base and Generating the Pedigree drawing).
• Training in the Genetic Laboratory at the King Fahad Children Cancer Center of King Faisal Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• Laboratory summer training at Dallah Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
 
Projects

  1. CORDIAL study: Non-Alcoholic fatty Liver Disease in a Saudi Cohort with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
  2. The Saudi Human Genome Project.
  3. Genetic Screening of polymorphism in APOA5,LDLR,LIP1 and SLC10A2 in Saudi Family suspected of Familial Hypertriglyceredemia.
  4. Design of Diabetes Gene Centric SNP array for Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes.
  5. Association of genetic variants in KCNQ1, KCNJ11, MTHFR, ACE, eNOS, ELMO1, ADIPOQ, AGT, ALR2, APOE, GLUT 1, GPX-1, LECAM-1,PKC, PPAR-γ2, RAGE and SOD1 genes for diabetic nephropathy in Saudi population with type 2 diabetes.

 

Certifications and Accreditations
• Feb.2013, Certificate of attending "الوقایة و الحد و الحصر: السكري مرض "At KACST, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• April.2012, Certificate of attending "OBESITY FROM CELL TO HUMAN." An International Conference Organized by the Obesity Research Center. College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• April.2012, Certificate of attending: "Workshop on Prevention of Genetic Diseases in KSA: KFSH&RC Initiative." at King Faisal Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• Jun.2011, Certificate of attending: "Research Proposal Writing: How to sell your Idea." At the New College of Medicine & Health Sciences, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• Jun.2011 "Practical Medical Research methodology Seminar." held in King Abdulaziz University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• May2011, Certificate of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for successfully completing the Basic Life Support Provider.
• May2011, Certificate of attending: "The 1st Medical Journalism Symposium" held at Strategic Center for Diabetes Research, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• April2011, Certificate of attending: "Histocompatibility and Cord Blood Stem Cells: From Laboratory to Patient Care" held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• March2011, Certificate of attending: "The 4th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference and the Human Genome Meeting" held in Dubai, UAE.
• May2010, Certified from The American Academy of Continuing Education, that I have completed and passed the “12th Semiannual Clinical Research Professionals’ Course”, at King Faisal Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• March2010, Certificate of attending “3rd Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference” held in Dubai, UAE.
• Jan.2010, Certificate of attending “First Saudi Diabetes Genome Study Symposium” Organized by Diabetes Genetic Chair, University Diabetes Center, Riyadh.
• May2009 Certificate of attending “Application of Genomics in clinical Medicine Symposium” at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• 2008 Participated in the “Strategic Planning Project” By King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• 2007 Participated in the “3rd Saudi Science Conference” By King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.