Ms Alanood Abdullah AlSharhan - Senior Programmer of Delivery at the Education department in Sheikh Abdullah AlSalem Cultural Center
Alanood AlSharhan is currently the senior programmer of delivery in the Education department at Sheikh Abdullah AlSalem Cultural Center, prior to working at the center, she has worked in both the public and private sectors in Kuwait. She holds an MSc in Marketing, a postgraduate diploma in business and hospitality from the University of Brighton and a BSc in marketing from GUST. She is involved with several projects in Kuwait, she is a guide in the media community of the KAFO initiative and a member of Soroptimist Kuwait. Her current research interests include behavioural economics, sustainable development, and cognitive dissonance.
Dr Hamad Yaseen - Associate Professor of Genomic Medicine, Kuwait University. Research Associate, Dasman Diabetes Institute & Member of Board of Directors, The Scientific Center.
Dr Hamad Yaseen An Associate professor of Genomic Medicine in the Health Sciences Center in Kuwait University, Research Associate at Dasman Diabetes Institute in Kuwait and a board member at Kuwait Scientific Center. He completed his Bachelor of Sciences in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University in 2005 and then earned his MSc. and PhD in Medical Genetics from the Institute of Genetic Medicine in Newcastle University in the UK. Hamad’s research focuses on the molecular diagnosis of Chronic kidney diseases including Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) and Diabetic nephropathy. He is currently investigating the potential use of urinary exosomes as biomarkers for disease diagnosis and progression.
Dr Randa Diab-Bahman - Lecturer & Head of Student Life & Alumni, Kuwait College of Science & Technology
Dr Randa Diab-Bahman is an advocate for empowerment, equality and change. She has successfully established several non-profit groups which serve a spectrum of causes and have a global reach. She strives to help remote communities, especially those with women & children, and provides opportunities for the local youth to get involved and give back. Her research interests include corporate social responsibility, sociology and applied psychology. She holds a Master’s degree in science from the UK and a Doctorate in Business Studies from France. She is currently undergoing her second Doctorate (UK) and lecturing at the Faculty of Business at the Kuwait College of Science & Technology.
Dr Abdullah Ahmad Al-Shammari - Assistant Professor of Mathematical Biology , Kuwait University & Research Associate , Dasman Diabetes Institute
I am a mathematician working at the interface of mathematics and biology, with training at NYU's Courant Institute and the University of Oxford, where I received my D.Phil. in Mathematical Biology. While in Oxford, I earned two awards for my research on capillary supply, a Landahl-Busenburg Award from the Society of Mathematical Biology and a Young Investigator Award from the European Society for Microcirculation. As an Assistant Professor at Kuwait University and a Research Associate at Dasman Diabetes Institute, I have been pushing the local modelling efforts in response to Kuwait's current diabetes and COVID-19 epidemics.
Moderator : Athoob Abdullah Alshuaibi - Co-founder of Masaha Studio
A former journalist and photographer who studied visual communication in the United Kingdom and has worked in the media field since 1998. Her work was exhibited in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United States of America. She travelled to Lebanon to cover the Syrian refugees in 2013, and has published feature stories about the cultural aspect of Kuwait. Currently, she co-founded Masaha studio and community art platform in Kuwait. Her other interests are, human and animal rights, environmental issues.