National and International Recognition

Citation metrics

Publication h-factor 108

Career citations total 42,468 (Google Scholar)

Top 3% scientists globally by citations

Highest cited biomedical researcher in Qatar (AD Scientific Index).

Research grant review and advisory committees

  1. Invited nominator, Vinfuture prize 2022 – date, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  2. Founding member, Qatar National Diabetes Research subcommittee, 2020 – 2023.
  3. Research grant review committee member, UK Biosciences and Biotechnology Research Council (BBSRC), 2015 – 2022.
  4. Grant Review Committee Member, Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, Academy of Finland, Helsinki Finland, 2018 funding round. 
  5. President 2018 – 2021, International Maillard Reaction Society (IMARS), Doha, Qatar.
  6. Founder and Chair Study Group on Reactive Metabolites in Diabetes, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2014 – date. 
  7. Research grant review panel, BBSRC-National Institute of Ageing, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA, 2009.
  8. Elected member of the European Uremic Toxin Work Group (EUTox) – network of 13 companies and 8 laboratories working on renal dialysis in Europe, Nov 2004 – date.
  9. Member of the Selective Chemical Intervention into Biological Systems (SCIBS) initiative grant review committee and Member of the Priority PhD Studentships Awarding Committee, BBSRC, September 2005 – 2007.
  10. Appointed member of College of experts, Experimental Medicine for the Physiological Systems and Clinical Sciences Board (PSCSB), Medical Research Council MRC, U.K., 2005. 

Prizes and awards

2007 Fritz Worwag Prize for research on vitamins in diabetes.

2020 Elected Fellow, International Engineering and Technology Institute ( – non-profit organization of distinguished laureates and others with goals of advancing engineering and science application, technology and science innovations

Membership of journal editorial boards and learned/professional societies:

  • Founding Editorial Board member, Redox Biology (peer-reviewed journal, Elsevier)
  • Founding co-editor Amino-Acids, Glycation section (peer-reviewed journal, Springer)
  • Member of American Diabetes Association, Virginia, USA
  • Member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Member of The Biochemical Society, London, U.K.
  • Member and Immediate Past-President, International Maillard Reaction Society (IMARS), Cleveland, Ohio, USA