DDI
Prof Fahd Al Mulla

Prof Fahd Al Mulla

Chief Scientific Officer

Research is the backbone of modern and innovative medicine. At DDI, we apply our knowledge and expertise to further understand diabetes in the Arab population and improve health outcomes. My teams work closely to identify gene variants, clinically relevant biomarkers, dietary components and other risk factors to define new medical approaches to diabetes care. Our scientific investigations are key to developing new diagnostic techniques and preventative medicine.

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Our Special Services Facility is a Core Facilities Department
and is made up of three main domains:
Our NDDB offers researchers at DDI and collaborators short- and long-term storage of their research project samples.

National Dasman
Diabetes Biobank

Our NDDB offers researchers at DDI and collaborators short- and long-term storage of their research project samples.

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Our Omics Core Facility’s functions utilize high-end genomics, proteomics and metabolomics specialized equipment.

Omics Core
Facility

Our Omics Core Facility’s functions utilize high-end genomics, proteomics and metabolomics specialized equipment.

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Our Facility assists researchers in project planning, study design, implementation, analysis and results presentation.

Biostatistics
Facility

Our Facility assists researchers in project planning, study design, implementation, analysis and results presentation.

Animal & Imaging Core Facility

Animal & Imaging Core Facility

Our Animal and Imaging Core Facility offers researchers useful biological systems and imaging tools to facilitate diabetes research. We also provide training on the use of animals for research, according to international guidelines and standards, and offers animal care and handling services, including animal breeding, drug treatment and blood/tissue collection.

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Genetics & Bioinformatics

Genetics & Bioinformatics

Our department primarily focuses on the identification and characterization of genes and gene variants increasing the risk of obesity, diabetes, and related complications in Kuwaiti populations. We also aim to identify the clinical significance of gene/variants to map a translational medicine approach.

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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Our department has been actively applying a multi-systems approach, utilizing cutting edge proteomics and transcriptomics techniques to identify clinically relevant biomarkers and establish their role in diabetes and its complications.

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Microbiology & Immunology

Microbiology & Immunology

Our goal is to build a map of the interactions between high fat dietary components, adipokines, receptors, and transcription factors, and to determine the roles of these factors (individually or interactively) in tissues and cell types relevant to human T2D.

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Population Health

Population Health

Our goal is to contribute to improved health and well-being of individuals living with diabetes, or at high risk of developing diabetes, in Kuwait. We focus on planning and implementing high quality research in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to provide evidence-based information for policy makers to translate into large-scale implementation programs.

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Research Operations & Project Management

Research Operations & Project Management

Our Research Operations and Project Management was integrated in the research sector to provide administrative support in all areas of DDI research, and to facilitate the communication among the different departments. Working alongside the different research departments and core facilities, the ROPM department is a management platform responsible for standardizing project and operations-related governance processes.

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Gulf Road intersecting
JassimAlBahar St. Sharq, Block 3, P.O. Box 1180 Dasman
15462 Kuwait