Dr. Rifat Hamoudi, Ph.D, C.Eng, C.Sci is a Professor in Molecular, Cellular and Computational Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Sharjah, UAE. He is also an honorary faculty at the Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, UCL, UK.
He is a multi and inter-disciplinary researcher with deep background and work experience that spans the fields of Medicine, Engineering and Computer Science. He started out as electronic engineer but moved to medical sciences. He has three different MSc degrees from the University of London in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Electronics & Information Engineering and Computer Science respectively. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge in Pathology & Immunology.
He worked in cancer genetics, molecular and cellular pathology and software engineering projects and was involved in the design and analysis of more than 180 scientific research studies including phase I clinical trials. His main field of research interest is developing novel experimental methods, algorithms, tools and devices based on engineering and mathematics principles and applying them to understand and model the molecular mechanism of chronic complex diseases including cancer, asthma and diabetes.