Nationality : Algeria
Position : Professor at Université Badji Mokhtar-Annaba, Algeria, Founding Member of the Algerian Academy of Sciences and Technologies
Field of study : Structural molecular biology and Freshwater Biodiversity and conservation
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Prof. Boudjéma Samraoui is a distinguished scientist known for his notable contributions in the fields of molecular biology, ecology, and conservation. He was born in Annaba, Algeria, where he began his academic journey. After graduating with honors in mathematics from Annaba in 1974, Dr. Samraoui turned to nuclear physics, earning a D . E.S. in Algiers in 1979. He joined Pr. David Phillips' laboratory at Oxford University in 1980, where he helped solve the 3D structure of Beta-lactamase I and earned a D.Phil. in Structural Molecular Biology in 1985. As a Research Fellow in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Harvard University (1985-1988), Dr. Samraoui’s work helped elucidate the 3D structure of the Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA- A2) that laid the foundation for subsequent breakthroughs. With numerous titles, including Distinguished Professor at King Saud University, his expertise continued to evolve. Dr. Samraoui's achievements have been recognized by various awards and memberships, including the Thomson-Reuters Prize in Biology (2010) and a fellowship from the Islamic Academy of Sciences (IAS). His tenure as a professor and director of various departments at several universities underscores his impact on science and education. He also sponsored numerous scientists and supervised more than 40 doctoral dissertations, 50 master's theses, and more than 60 undergraduate theses. As a founding member of the Algerian Academy of Sciences and Technologies, Dr. Samraoui's tireless dedication to research, education, and conservation embodies a life dedicated to expanding the frontiers of knowledge and nurturing future generations of scientists.