DDI welcomed the 2018 KFAS Kuwait Prize Winners in the field of Fundamental Sciences.

Under the patronage of HH Shiekh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah these awards aim to recognize, support, encourage and celebrate high quality research and life achievements in Kuwait and the Arab world.

Professor Hilal Ahmed Lashuel, from Yemen and based in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the Director of the Laboratory of Chemical Biology of Neurodegeneration

Brain Mind Institute in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Prof Lashuel gave a presentation titled “Early diagnosis 7 therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative diseases: Evolving challenges & opportunities.”

Professor Mohamed H. Sayegh, from Lebanon, is the Vice President for Scientific Research and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Prof Sayegh’s presentation was titled “Novel mechanism of transplant rejection.”