A leading healthcare influencer, Her Excellency Dr Maryam Matar had pioneered study of genes and advocates public education and awareness of genetic disorders across the ME region. A true game changer in the field of genetic research and biotechnology in the Arab world, she is single handedly responsible for putting UAE on the global map of genetic research and innovation. As the pioneer genetic scientist, she played a lead role in bringing new legislations for pre-marital screening, preventive genetic testing, and relevant mandatory legislations at the government level in the UAE.
A representative of scientific community of the Arab world promoting knowledge exchange
Represent the Arab women scientists and leaders and work towards increased participation of women leaders in global scientific community.
She is serving on the board and committees of organizations and academic institutions such as wherein shares her scientific experience in strategic planning, public policy, and advocacy as well as community empowerment campaigns.
Represents the Arab scientific community as Co-chair and committee member of the Global Commission to End the Diagnostic Odyssey for Children with a Rare Disease. Member of the Panel of Experts in WHO Collective Global Network for Rare Diseases (WHO CGN4RD)
Steering Committee Co-Lead for the NNEdPro Middle East Regional Network.
Among two chosen Arab Women members of Selection Committee of Zayed Sustainability Award.