Dr. Maram Al-Otaiby, laboratory operations exec at Saudi Health Ministry

Dr. Maram Al-Otaiby
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Updated 24 July 2020

Dr. Maram Al-Otaiby, laboratory operations exec at Saudi Health Ministry

Dr. Maram Al-Otaiby has been recently appointed as head of the laboratory operations management center at the Ministry of Health and the general supervisor of laboratory operations.

Al-Otaiby received her bachelor’s degree in genetics from the University of Arkansas in 2005. She also attained her master’s degree in biotechnology from Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in 2007, and completed her Ph.D. in cancer biology from the same university in 2012. 

Prior to her current position, Al-Otaiby worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgetown University Medical Center from May 2012 to August 2015. 

She holds several positions at the medical department of King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh. Al-Otaiby has been the director of genetic services since January 2019, head of the molecular genetic lab since February 2016, director of the genome project since January 2016, and assistant professor since August 2015. She also served as head of the cytogenetic lab at KSU from June 2016 to January 2019.

Al-Otaiby shared her appreciation for her new appointment on Twitter. 

@dralrowis wrote: “My sincere thanks and appreciation to the leaders in charge at the Ministry of Health for their kind trust in my assignment as head of the laboratory operations management center and general supervisor of laboratory operations. I ask Allah for guidance and success.

“I send my thanks and gratitude to my colleagues and everyone who congratulated me and sent me their blessings, and I apologize to those who I could not respond to.”


OIC, Arab Parliament condemn latest Houthi drone attack toward Saudi Arabia

OIC Secretary-General Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen. (AFP)
Updated 07 August 2020

OIC, Arab Parliament condemn latest Houthi drone attack toward Saudi Arabia

  • The attacks posed a threat to regional and international security and undermined political efforts to make the Stockholm Agreement succeed

RIYADH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday condemned a Houthi drone attack targeted toward Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi-backed Arab coalition forces supporting the legitimate government in Yemen intercepted and shot down a bomb-laden unmanned aerial vehicle launched by the Iranian-backed militia group on Thursday.

OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen called for the full implementation of the Stockholm Agreement while condemning the Houthis’ continued use of Hodeidah governorate as a staging point for the launch of terrorist operations involving ballistic missiles and drones.

He said the attacks posed a threat to regional and international security and undermined political efforts to make the Stockholm Agreement succeed.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Arab Parliament, Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami, urged the international community to take a decisive stance against the Iranian regime which, he said, intentionally contravened UN Security Council resolutions by providing the Houthis with weapons and advanced military technology to target neighboring countries.