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Mohamed Zahir Alimohamed

Mohamed Zahir Alimohamed is a trained Molecular Biologist and Biotechnologist. He is currently pursuing a PhD in medical genetics in The Netherlands and Tanzania, studying the use of next generation sequencing in clinical diagnostics of genetic disorders. He is currently a board member of the African Society of Human Genetics, eLife community ambassador 2019 (representing Africa and Europe) and a co-founder and interim secretary general of the Tanzania Society of Human Genetics.

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Tanzanian scientists seek to close the gap on human genetics

  Scientists in Tanzania are working on strategies that will help raise the profile of human genetics and improve research on how gene-related diseases...

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African Genetic Scientists eye Tanzania for historic conference

Scientists working in the field of human genetics and policymakers from across Africa are expected to gather in Tanzania for the 13 th African...

Why malaria mosquitoes still dance in our bedrooms

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