Professor and chief of the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Screening Process at the Center of Biotechnology of Sfax. Prof. Saber MASMOUDI will be in charge of the SEED High throughput sequencing activity.

In Tunisia, Prof. Saber MASMOUDI actively participated to the implementation of several techniques for high-throughput molecular and linkage analysis, such as microsatellite whole genome screening, microarray and next generation sequencing.

His research activities included identification and characterization of genes responsible of hearing impairment. Major discoveries of Prof. Masmoudi included identification and characterisation of six hearing impairment-causing genes.

His current research interests: Development of molecular tests based on high throughput technologies for diagnostic, forensic, … Identification and characterisation of novel genes and implementation of CRISPR system for genome editing in zebrafish.

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