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Biography of Habiba BOUHAMED CHAABOUNI

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Dr Habiba Bouhamed Chaabouni  is Professor Faculty of Medicine of Tunis (Tunisia) . She is Head of Department of congenital and hereditary diseases Charles Nicolle Hospital and Director of the Laboratory of Human Genetics Research at the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis.

Degree in Pediatrics and Genetics in Tunis and Paris. Certificate of Human Genetics, Physiology DEA "option Genetics, DEA biology of development, these statistics Paris. Founder service congenital and hereditary diseases, the DEA and Master of Human Genetics, Doctor of Science in Human Biology, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis. Winner of the UNESCO-L'OREAL Women and Science for Life Sciences in 2006 for Africa. Professor Bouhamed Chaabouni worked for the recognition of genetics as a medical specialty, develop the teaching of genetics in medical schools. It has established in Tunisia the first genetic counseling. After the establishment of laboratories cytogenetic and molecular biology, she started the diagnosis of genetic diseases followed a few years later by prenatal diagnosis. Her  research has focused on consanguinity, congenital malformations, abnormal sexual differentiation, mental retardation of genetic origin and familial Mediterranean fever.

She has led many research projects and has published nearly 100 scientific articles. She also directed the Department of Genetics at the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis. In addition Professor Bouhamed Chaabouni participated in the work of international commissions such as that of UNESCO in the preparation of the Universal Declaration on the human genome, the genetic counseling to the League of Arab States, it is Short term consultant to WHO.

Last update : 06/07/2009

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