Conducting scientific research is the only way to advance the medical field, cure disease and improve patient quality of life. We, at Al Mouneer, believe that Egypt is a goldmine for data and we have made it our mission to utilize this untapped resource. Therefore, our goal is to take advantage of our fully digitized patient care system to build a database of patient information. This database allows for the rapid extraction, comparison and compilation of data for use in publications in prestigious journals. We are currently using this database to conduct standardized and carefully controlled clinical prospective and respective clinical studies in order to address some of the pressing issues in the field of diabetic eye disease.
Our research team is lead by Amy Nabih, a molecular biologist with an impressive publication record. Amy obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Queen’s University in Canada then went on to pursue a Masters in Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. During her Masters, she focused on understanding the intersection between tiny enigmatic molecules called small RNAs and some of the core functions that take place in the cell, namely transcription and post-transcriptional modification and transport of mRNAs. Although she was not focused on the pathogenesis involved with errors in small RNA pathways, she became increasingly aware of the importance of basic science research in the advancement of human knowledge, healthcare and medicine. Her Masters thesis resulted in three peer-reviewed publications in high-impact international journals. In order to facilitate a shift from basic science research to clinical research, Amy then pursued a certificate in clinical research at Harvard University.
Finally, she decided to bring what she had learned in her eight years in Canada back to Egypt in an attempt to propel the field of scientific research forward. She now holds the post of Head of Research and Development at Almouneer, which she joined to pursue a common goal of reviving Egypt as a research hub.
With the launch of our research activities and services, we intend to offer support to all physicians and scientists who are interested in joining us on our mission. We believe that the ophthalmological community in Egypt has the capacity to become one of the best and most proliferative scientific communities in the region.