Founder and Chairperson – UAE Genetic Diseases Association
Dr. Maryam Matar is Founder and Chairperson of the UAE Genetic Diseases Association where her research has resulted in five legislations in the UAE. She is instrumental for the UAE’s gene mapping project and her work has placed UAE on the global map of genetic research and innovation.
H.E. Dr. Maryam Matar was the first woman Director General in Dubai Government and the first Emirati woman Undersecretary in Dubai Government with the Minister of Health. She was also the leader of the executive team that set up social development strategies for Dubai Strategic Plan
Recognized as the most powerful scientist in the UAE since 2014, she is also recognized among top 20 Arab scientists with the biggest contribution to humanity. H.E Dr. Maryem Matar has received several awards since her graduation in 2001 from the Faculty of Medicine, and was recently recognized as ‘Pioneering Arab Woman in healthcare innovation 2019’.