Dr Abdel Ali Belaidi
Dr Abdel Ali Belaidi completed a diploma in Biology and a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany. Dr. Belaidi studied molybdenum and sulphur amino acid metabolism and associated neurodegenerative diseases.
During his PhD and postdoctoral research in Germany, he contributed to the development of a successful treatment of the metabolic disorder molybdenum cofactor deficiency and identified new targets for the treatment of sulphite-dependent neuronal cell death.
Dr Belaidi joined the group of Professor Ashley Bush at The Florey in 2014 after receiving an international Postdoctoral Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for investigating the link between iron and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr Belaidi is currently holding an Alzheimer’s Association research grant for investigation of Apolipoprotein E and iron association with Alzheimer’s disease.
Awards and achievements
- 2016: International Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship (Chicago, United States)
- 2014: International Postdoctoral fellowship of the German Research Foundation (Bonn, Germany)