Nourtan Abdeltawab

Nourtan F Abdeltawab


Dr. Abdeltawab has over 10 years’ experience in systems biology and genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of infectious diseases. Her doctoral research at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA States focused on the application of systems biology approaches to identifying genetic factors modulating the severity of infectious diseases. Using GWAS she mapped quantitative trait loci (QTLs) modulating differential host responses to a number of infectious diseases including streptococcal sepsis, candidiasis, pneumonia, and Ebola. In addition, with a continuous focus on translational research, Dr. Abdeltawab has successfully completed genome-wide transcriptional profiling projects, including mouse spleen (for more than100 BXD RI strains) and a human genome diversity cell line panel (CEPH panel- Centre d’Etude du Polymorphisme Humain). Currently, Dr. Abdeltawab is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt. Nourtan’s long-term career goal is to extend her systems biology research to pharmacogenomics. Dr. Abdeltawab starting research group in Cairo is studying pharmacogenetics of hepatitis C virus (HCV), a health and economic burden in Egypt. Dr. Abdeltawab is the recipient of 2014 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Levant and Egypt fellowship award. Furthermore, Dr. Abdeltawab won 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Rising Talent award for her project on pharmacogenetics of HCV.

Allergy & Clinical Immunology Biochemistry Bioinformatics Biotechnology Cell Biology Genetics Genomics Immunology Infectious Diseases Medical Genetics Microbiology Molecular Biology Real-Time & Embedded Systems Statistics Synthetic Biology

Work details

Assistant Professor

Cairo University
September 2011

Postdoctoral fellow

University of Cincinnati
July 2010 - August 2012

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