Who We Are

The Biotechnology Research Center (BRC) was established to contribute to national research priorities across several emerging fields in Biotech. The BRC is utilizing recent advances in molecular, cellular and digital technologies to develop the human expertise and biotech sovereignty of the emirates. The BRC is addressing unmet needs in advanced biorobotics, in environmental applications such as new desalination and agricultural technologies, and it aims to enable better healthcare outcomes through molecular and genomic strategies, and AI enhanced bioinformatics and biomedicine

The BRC is part of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a UAE-based research facility that aims to lead global advances in artificial intelligence and digital science, autonomous robotics, quantum computing, cryptography and quantum communications, directed energy, alternative and renewable energy, transport, secure communication, smart devices, advanced materials, propulsion and space technologies, and biotechnology fields.

We belong to the Abu Dhabi Government’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), which oversees technology research in the emirate.

What We Do
Our Team
Thomas Launey
Dr. Thomas Launey VP Molecular Biotech and Genomics Biotechnology Research Center
Carsten Wolff
Carsten Wolff Executive Director - Environmental Biotech Biotechnology Research Center
Dr. Filippo Castiglione
Dr. Filippo Castiglione Executive Director Bio-informatics
Brigitta Tortei
Brigitta Tortei Lead Researcher
Gregory Guirimand
Gregory Guirimand Lead Researcher
Ryan Young
Dr. Ryan Young Lead Researcher
Shaikha Almazrouei
Dr. Shaikha Almazrouei Lead Researcher
Dr. Raghvendra Mall Lead Researcher
Ana Ferro
Dr. Ana Ferro Senior R&D Partnership Manager Biotechnology Research Center
Dr. Adeeba Shakeel Senior Researcher
Dr. Chayma El Khamlichi
Dr. Chayma El Khamlichi Senior Researcher
Dr. Rahul Kaushik
Dr. Rahul Kaushik Senior Researcher
Abdul Zafar
Abdul Zafar Researcher
Jeyalal Jeyaseelan Safety Manager
Ryan Haya Dive
Ryan Haya Dive Safety Officer
Belinda De Guzman Executive Assistant