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Nabila Ali

Dr Nabila Ali

Research student


I am a medical doctor with an interest in psychiatric genetics, particularly, the role that neurodevelopmental CNVs (NDD-CNVs) play in the aetiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

NDD-CNVs are considered one of the strongest genetic factors contributing to autism susceptibility since they have been identified in 3% and 11% of individuals with sporadic and multiplex autism respectively. Around 40 CNVs are reported to be associated with autism including 22q11.2 deletion and duplication, 16p11.2 deletion and duplication, and 1q21.1 deletion and duplication.

My research aims at characterizing autism profile across different NDD-CNV carriers in order to identify any genotype-phenotype association.


  • MBBS  University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine.
  • MSc Medical Biochemistry, University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine.
  • Diploma of Research Methodology and medical ethics Al-Neelain University Faculty of Medicine.
  • MSc Molecular Medicine The University of Sheffield.



The etiology of autism spectrum disorder traits in children with high-risk genomic deletions or duplications

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