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MEDBIOTECH,

The Laboratory of Medical Biotechnology at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy in Rabat – Mohammed V University, was established with a unique approach in partnership between the previous institutions of the Faculty of Medicine and the University and a group of personal and legal persons from non-profit associations and institutions.

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Unit:

Description

Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms — such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Many organisms live in and on our bodies. the Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Unit focus on the genomic and genetic analysis of multiple infectious diseases such as the Corona Virus Diseases 2019 (COVID-19).

Team Members:

  • Azeddine IBRAHIMI: Laboratory Head (FMPR)
  • Mouna OUADGHIRI: Professor (FMPR)
  • Tarik AANNIZ: Professor (FMPR)
  • Abdelmounim ESSABBAR: PhD Student (FMPR)
  • Souad KARTI: PhD Student (FMPR)

Research Projects:

  • Genomic Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Evolution in Morocco

Research Outcomes (Publications):

  • Laamarti, Meriem, et al. « Large scale genomic analysis of 3067 SARS-CoV-2 genomes reveals a clonal geo-distribution and a rich genetic variations of hotspots mutations. » PloS one 15.11 (2020): e0240345.
  • Alouane, Tarek, et al. « Genomic diversity and hotspot mutations in 30,983 SARS-CoV-2 genomes: moving toward a universal vaccine for the “confined virus”?. » Pathogens 9.10 (2020): 829.
  • Laamarti, Meriem, et al. « Genome sequences of six SARS-CoV-2 strains isolated in morocco, obtained using oxford nanopore minion technology. » Microbiology Resource Announcements 9.32 (2020): e00767-20.
  • Ouadghiri, Mouna, et al. « Report of SARS-CoV-2 B1. 1.7 Lineage in Morocco. » Microbiology Resource Announcements 10.16 (2021): e00240-21.


Digital Health and Bioinformatics Unit:

Description

The Digital Health and Bioinformatics Unit of the Biotechnology Laboratory in Rabat, includes a group of researchers, aims to apply programming and artificial intelligence technologie to improve the quality of medical research and health care in Morocco. Its activities can be summarized in providing and providing mechanisms for rapid diagnosis of diseases (eg cancer), integrating an information system for patient health records and analyzing biological data

Team Members:

  • Azeddine IBRAHIMI: Laboratory Head (FMPR)
  • Abdelmounim ESSABBAR: (Unit Coordinator)
  • Houda BENDANI: (Ph.D. Student)
  • Nasma BOUMAJDI: (Ph.D. Student)
  • Souad KARTI: (Ph.D. Student)

Honorary Members

  • Lahcen BELYAMANI: Professor (FMPR)
  • Chafik ELKETTANI ELHAMIDI: (FMP Casablanca)
  • Ahmed Rhassane EL ADIB: (FMP Marrakech)
  • Ismail KASSOU: (ENSIAS)
  • Naima EL HAFIDI: Professor (FMPR)
  • Rachid EL JAOUDI: Professor (FMPR)
  • Abdelilah OUADI: Doctor Surgeon (Nador)

Research Projects:

  • Genomic Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Evolution in Morocco

Research Outcomes (Publications):

  • Laamarti, Meriem, et al. « Large scale genomic analysis of 3067 SARS-CoV-2 genomes reveals a clonal geo-distribution and a rich genetic variations of hotspots mutations. » PloS one 15.11 (2020): e0240345.
  • Alouane, Tarek, et al. « Genomic diversity and hotspot mutations in 30,983 SARS-CoV-2 genomes: moving toward a universal vaccine for the “confined virus”?. » Pathogens 9.10 (2020): 829.

Immunotherapy Unit:

Description

Immunotherapy is the treatment of disease by activating or suppressing the immune system. Immunotherapies designed to elicit or amplify an immune response are classified as activation immunotherapies, while immunotherapies that reduce or suppress are classified as suppression immunotherapies

Team Members:

  • Azeddine IBRAHIMI: Laboratory Head (FMPR)

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Unit:

Description

The Moluecular Onclogy Unit of the Medical Biotechnology Laboratory

Team Members:

  • Azeddine IBRAHIMI: Laboratory Head (FMPR)
  • Souad KARTI: (Unit Coordinator)
  • Mehdi BOURICHA: (Ph,D, Student)
IBRAHIMI AZEDDINE

IBRAHIMI AZEDDINE

Head of the Medical Biotechnology Lab
AANNIZ Tarik

AANNIZ Tarik

Professor
OUADGHIRI Mouna

OUADGHIRI Mouna

Professor
ESSABBAR Abdelmounim

ESSABBAR Abdelmounim

Ph.D. Student

Bioinformatics

Houda BENDANI

Houda BENDANI

Ph.D. Student
Nasma BOUMAJDI

Nasma BOUMAJDI

Ph.D. Student