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Life Science

Life Science

The mission of the Life Sciences division at the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) is to perform outstanding basic and translational life sciences research while providing exceptional training to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. To this end, the division is home to the master’s and PhD programs in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS), as well as the master’s and PhD programs in Genomics and Precision Medicine (GPM). The strength of these programs lies within the college’s exceptional students and faculty. CSE’s faculty members are international experts in their fields, and cover a wide range of interests, including the following: 

  • Cancer biology
  • - Mechanobiology 
  • - Neurodegenerative diseases
  • - Diabetes
  • - Epigenetics
  • - Genomics
  • - Stem cell biology
  • - Bioinformatics

The Life Sciences division harnesses this diversity in expertise and brings forward solutions to address health issues that are relevant to Qatar and the region. 


Our faculty members are involved in a variety of research projects. Detailed information of each faculty’s research can be found on their faculty webpage. Researchers in our division have access to cutting-edge technology and equipment within the College of Science and Engineering, and also through collaboration with research institutes, such as the Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI).