Khartoum, An Omani Researcher was awarded the

Down Syndrome Research Prize Foundation 2017 on the sideline of

the 65th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern

Mediterranean meetings, recently held in Khartoum, the Republic of


The prize granted to Dr. Salma bint Humaid al-Harrasi, Head of

Genetic Laboratories of the Royal Hospital.

The prize is an acknowledgment of her distinct contribution in the field

of cell and molecular genetics in the Sultanate over 20 years’

experience in down syndrome.

Dr. al-Harrasi graduated from Sultan Qaboos University in 1995. In

2004, she obtained the master degree from University of Glasgow, UK,

and the PhD from Free University of Berlin and Institute of Medical

Genetics and Human Genetics at the Charite � UniversitA�tsmedizin

Berlin, Germany in 2010.

Source: Oman News Agency