Maryam Matar

Founder & Chairperson, UAE Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA)

Physician. Scientist. Healthcare Influencer. Leadership Mentor. A leading healthcare influencer, Her Excellency Dr Maryam Matar had pioneered study of genes and advocates public education and awareness of genetic disorders across the ME region. A true game changer in the field of genetic research and biotechnology in the Arab world, she is single handedly responsible for putting UAE on the global map of genetic research and innovation. As the pioneer genetic scientist, she played a lead role in bringing new legislations for pre-marital screening, preventive genetic testing, and relevant mandatory legislations at the government level in the


A representative of scientific community of the Arab world promoting knowledge exchange. She represents the Arab women scientists and leaders and work towards increased participation of women leaders in global scientific community.

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