Nadifi Sellama

Nadifi Sellama was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2014. As a fellow, Nadifi Sellama contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Medical & Health Sciences

Prof  S. Nadifi holds a Doctorate of Medicine (University Mohammed V), a Master of Biology and Genetics, and Diploma of Advanced Studies in Human Genetics (University Paris VII, France), and Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology (University of Fez).  Her career began in 1983 at the CNRST in Rabat, and started training in genetics at the Cochin Institute of Genetics at Paris (1985). She was among the first Moroccans to ensure Genetics Technology Transfer. Back home (1990), she contributed to establish a Molecular Genetics Laboratory at CNTS. When joining “Pasteur Institute” (1994), she was appointed Head of Research Department. Since 1996, as Professor of Higher Education, she founded the Laboratory of Genetics and Molecular Pathology, Faculty of Medicine in Casablanca, heads the Center of Doctoral Studies, and provides leadership for research and training. She teaches Medical Genetics in Casablanca and Marrakech and participates in training neurologists and psychiatrists in Neurosciences Master. She also helped to create a research and studying Unit in Immunology and Genetics. Besides a Genetic consulting at Averroes CHU Hospital, she supervises physicians and researchers in her laboratory, developing projects with the EU, IAEA, CNRS, INSERM. Participating in several international conferences she works on promoting the human genetics through the Moroccan Society of Human Genetics and Molecular Biology. Recognition Member of the Doctoral College & evaluation committee of the UH2C University Representative of Hassan II University In a mission to the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNSA) Moroccan partnership of solidarity priority: support for higher education reform in Morocco.