AGYA Member

Bashar Ibrahim

Biology, Computer Sciences

Areas of Expertise for Media Inquiries:
Systems Biology, Computational Molecular Biology, Cell-Cycle Regulation, Unconventional Modeling and Simulation

About me

I am currently a visiting Professor at the University of Bonn and Adjunct Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Jena. My main research lies in the interface between molecular biology, medicine and computational modeling providing a systems biological approach to scientific discovery. I am particularly interested in understanding the mitotic control mechanisms which are crucial for cancer research.

With my membership in the AGYA, I want to expand the establishment of the newly grown fields Bioinformatics and Systems Biology in the Arab world.

Current projects


  • Member of the AGYA Innovation & Arab and German Education Working Groups
  • European Commissions HIERATIC Grant 062098/14
  • German Research Foundation priority program InKoMBio (SPP 1395) 

Academic Career

2016 - Visiting Professor, University of Bonn; Germany
2013 - 2016
Full Professor, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah Al-Mukarramah; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2013 - 2016
Co-founder and Scientific Director of Al-Qunfudah Center for Scientific Research (QCSR); Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2013 - Adjunct Professor & Senior Scientist, University of Jena & Jena Center for Bioinformatics (JCB); Germany
2013 Habilitation "Dr. habil." and venia legendi "PD", University of Jena; Germany
2011 - 2013 Researcher, lecturer and project leader at JCB, University of Jena & the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) Heidelberg; Germany
2008 - 2011 Research associate and project leader, DKFZ Heidelberg; Germany
2008 Doctoral degree PhD in Systems Biology, University of Jena; Germany
2004 - 2008 Research associate, including PhD studies at JCB, University of Jena; Germany
2002 - 2004 Assistant lecturer, Omar Al-Mukhtar University; Libya
2000 - 2002 Assistant lecturer, University of Mosul; Iraq
2000 Master of Science (M.Sc.) with distinction in Applied Mathematics, University of Mosul; Iraq

Selected Publications


  • Ibrahim, B. (2015). Toward a systems-level view of mitotic checkpoints, Progress in Biophysics & Molecular Biology Journal, 117: 217-224.
  • Ibrahim, B. (2015). Spatial simulations reveal that MCC formation and excess BubR1 are required for  tight inhibition of APC/C, Molecular BioSystems, 11: 2867-2877.
  • Ibrahim, B. (2015). Systems biology modeling of five pathways for regulation and potent inhibition of the anaphase-promoting complex (APC/C): pivotal roles for MCC and BubR1. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, 19(5): 294-305.

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