Dr. Mohamed Boudjelal, Ph.D.
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center
Dr. Boudjelal has more than 20 years of experience in drug discovery, medical research, and management. Dr. Boudjelal is currently employed by the Ministry of National Guard at the King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is the head of the Medical Research Core Facilities and is the Platforms/Operation Manager of Saudi Biobank. Prior to joining KAIMRC, Dr. Boudjelal was an employee of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as a group leader in the Biological Reagents and Assay Development for pre-clinical drug discovery programs. Prior to joining GSK, Dr. Boudjelal held a position as an Associate Director for preclinical drug discovery in Incyte (Pfizer) pharmaceutical, worked as a scientist at the Institute of Genetic and Molecular and Cellular Biology in Strasbourg, France, and was a senior research associate (permanent position) at the University of Michigan, USA. Dr. Boudjelal holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Leeds in the UK; he also has a diploma in International Business and Vocational Education from the University of California in San Diego. Dr. Boudjelal is the recipient of several awards for scientific research excellence from the Dermatology Foundation the American Association for Cancer Research, and GSK. Dr. Boudjelal is also a founder of the Algerian Competences Association with the goal to encourage the Algerian Competences Abroad to participate in the Algerian knowledge transfer.