Dr. Mahmoud Taleb Al Ali is a Consultant Geneticist, the Head of the Genetics Centre, the Director of Dubai Cord Blood & Research Center, and the Assistant Director of Pathology and Genetics Services at the Dubai Health Authority, Government of Dubai. He also holds the position of the Director of the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies and as the Secretary General of H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation. Dr. Al Ali also teaches at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biochemistry since 2001.