Dr. Majed Alghoribi
Dr. Majed Alghoribi is the Chairman of the Infectious Diseases Department at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr Alghoribi has received his PhD in Infection, immunity, inflammation and repair from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in microbial genomics and bioinformatics at Public Health England (PHE)-London, United Kingdom. His research interests are centring around epidemiology, prevention and transmission of antimicrobial resistance. He recognized the need to develop better AMR monitoring and surveillance program thought “one health” approach using the power of next-generation sequencing, applied bioinformatics and public health microbiology. This will help to understand the mechanisms of resistance, modes of transmission, dissemination and prevention of clinically and public health relevant pathogens.
The Infectious disease research department (IDRD) is a prime department at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center. The IDRD is divided into the following units i) Microbial Genomics and AMR Unit ii) Virology and Vaccine Development unit iii) Biosafety Level 3 laboratory (BSL3). The department is dedicated to enhancing prevention and treatment of infectious diseases through diversified basic, translational, and clinical research activities, surveillance programs and reference laboratory services. This will be seamlessly integrated with education and training development to become the next generation of leaders in this field and attracting interdisciplinary national and international collaborators.