What is Qatar Biobank?


Qatar Biobank, a center within Qatar Foundation, was created in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation and the Ministry of Public Health to enable local scientists to conduct medical research on prevalent health issues in Qatar.

Imperial College LondonDuring the pilot phase, which concluded in February 2016, Qatar Biobank received the expert support of scientists from Imperial College London.

Through its collection of samples and information on health and lifestyle from large numbers of members of the population of Qatar, Qatar Biobank will make vital health research possible for researchers in Qatar, the region and the world.

Qatar Biobank is a globally unique resource that will raise Qatar’s profile in biomedical research regionally and globally.

“Qatar Biobank is a scientific and altruistic partnership between the research community and the people of Qatar to build a better, healthier future for generations to come”

Dr. Hanan Al Kuwari, Chairperson of Biobank, Qatar Board of Trustees



You are being invited to take part in Qatar Biobank, Qatar’s long-term medical health initiative for Qatar’s population. To help you decide whether to contribute, here is some information on Qatar Biobank and what taking part involves.


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Qatar Biobank will make it possible for scientists to conduct research to address some of the greatest health challenges facing Qatar and the region, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.


Qatar Foundation Ministry of Public Health
Hamad Medical Corporation


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