Who We Are

The Biotechnology Research Center (BRC) utilizes recent advances in molecular, cellular and digital technologies to develop human expertise and biotech. We address various challenges in advanced biorobotics and environmental applications while enabling better healthcare outcomes through molecular and genomics strategies, as well as AI enhanced bioinformatics and biomedicine.

BRC is part of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a global scientific research center attracting the world’s foremost scientists and researchers. TII leads worldwide advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous robotics, quantum computing, cryptography and quantum communications, directed energy, secure communication, smart devices, advanced materials, and propulsion and space technologies, and biotechnology fields.

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

What We Do

We harness the power of cutting-edge advancements in molecular, cellular, and digital technologies to shape the future of human expertise and biotechnology. In addition, we are enhancing healthcare outcomes by seamlessly integrating molecular and genomic strategies with the precision of AI-augmented bioinformatics and biomedicine.

Leadership
Molecular Biotechnology and Genomics
Shaikha Almazrouei
Dr. Shaikha Almazrouei
Lead Scientist
Ana Ferro
Dr. Ana Ferro
Senior R&D Partnership Manager Biotechnology Research Center
Dr. Chayma El Khamlichi
Dr. Chayma El Khamlichi
Senior Researcher
Dr. Rahul Kaushik
Dr. Rahul Kaushik
Senior Researcher
Gregory Guirimand
Dr. Gregory Guirimand
Lead Researcher
PSRC
Belinda De Guzman
Executive Assistant
PSRC
Dr. Adeeba Shakeel
Senior Researcher
Edoardo
Dr. Jiaming Zhou
Senior Researcher
Edoardo
Dr. Patrick Merel
Senior Director Molecular Biotechnology and Genomics
Edoardo
Emma Housser
Project Manager
Edoardo
Dr. Shree Chandra
Senior Researcher
Edoardo
Dr. Nicholas Hallfors
Senior Researcher
Edoardo
Dr. Yan Gao
Senior Researcher
Edoardo
Dr. Bushra Memon
Senior Researcher
Environmental Biotechnology
Carsten Wolff
Dr. Carsten Wolff
Executive Director
Ryan Young
Dr. Ryan Young
Lead Researcher
Ryan Haya Dive
Ryan Haya
Dive Safety Manager
PSRC
Jeyalal Jeyaseelan
Safety Manager
Abdul Zafar
Dr. Abdul Mannan Zafar
Researcher
Sambhaji Mote
Dr. Sambhaji Mote
Senior Researcher
Edoardo
Rhedon Anden
General Science Hand Support
Edoardo
Dr. Nidia Hernandez
Director - Environmental Microbiology
Edoardo
Dr. Agathe Talarmin
Senior Project Manager
Edoardo
Dr. Alexandra Mystikou
Lead Researcher
Edoardo
Dr. Marina Kirkitadze
Senior Director - Molecular and Drug Industrialization
Edoardo
Dr. Tomas Allegue
Senior Researcher
Edoardo
Dr. Mariyam Khalid
Senior Researcher, Pharmacology
BioInformatics
Dr. Filippo Castiglione
Dr. Filippo Castiglione
Executive Director
Brigitta Tortei
Dr. Brigitta Malagurski-Törtei
Lead Researcher
Raghvendra
Dr. Raghvendra Mall
Director
Ankita Singh
Dr. Ankita Singh
Senior Researcher
Edoardo
Dr. Etienne Goffinet
Senior Researcher
Edoardo
Dr. Hibba Yousef
Senior Associate
CHIRAGKUMAR PATEL
Dr. Chiragkumar Patel
Senior Researcher
Edoardo
Dr. Haithem Boussaid
Lead Researcher
Edoardo
Garry Heaven
System Adminstrator & Database Senior Manager
Edoardo
Nayan Wadwani
Intern
Edoardo
Hamda Al Hosani
Associate Researcher
Edoardo
Fabrizio Gabillieri
Senior Associate Researcher
Edoardo
Dr. Imane Boudelliaoua
Senior Researcher
Edoardo
Leina Essakali
Senior Researcher
Edoardo
Dr. Sen Yan
Senior Engineer
BioRobotics and Nano
Edoardo
Dr. Mandira Roy
Director - IP Research and Commercialization