AGYA Member

Lilia Romdhane

Life Sciences

Areas of Expertise:
Bioinformatics, Human Genetics, Rare Genetic Diseases, High-throughput Genotyping Array, Next-generation Sequencing, Genomics, Population Genetics


About me

I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Life Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, Tunisia, where I teach Bioinformatics and Genetics. I am also an Associate Researcher at the Laboratory of Biomedical Genomics and Oncogenetics at the Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Tunisia. My main research activities are devoted to the study of the features of rare genetic diseases in the Tunisian population, in particular, and the North African population, in general, characterized by high rates of consanguinity. With the recent availability of Next-Generation Sequencing and high-throughput genotyping data of Tunisian individuals, I shifted my research activities to the study of the genome structure and its impact on health in order to provide genomic resource tools for medical genomics in North Africa. Being a member of AGYA, I’m planning to build collaborations leading to innovative approaches for the management of rare genetic diseases in North African populations.   


Current projects

  • Member of the AGYA Working Groups Arab and German Education, Innovation and Health and Society

Academic Career

 

 

2015-2019

 
 

Assistant Professor, ‘Department of Life Sciences’, Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, Tunisia

 
 

2013 - 2015

 
 

University Assistant, ‘Department of Life Sciences’, Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, Tunisia

 
 

2012 - 2013

 
 

University Assistant, ‘Higher Institute of Applied Biological Sciences’, Tunisia

 
 

2012 - 2019

 
 

Associate Researcher, ‘Laboratory of Biomedical Genomics and Oncogenetics’, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Tunisia

 
 

2012

 
 

PhD, ‘Bioinformatic Reasearch Unit’, Center of Biotechnology of Sfax, Tunisia, ‘Laboratory of Biomedical Genomics and Oncogenetics’, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Tunisia

 
 

2007

 
 

Master, ‘Laboratory of Genetics, Immunology and Human Pathology’, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia

 

Selected Publications

  • Romdhane L, Messaoud O, Kefi R, Tiar A, Amouri A, Mokni M, Tebib N, Zghal M, Barakat A, Houmeida A, Bozguiya M, Othman M, El Kameh G, Abdelhak S. The Genetic Epidemiology of Orphan Diseases in North Africa. Chapter 11. Accepted for publication in “The Genetics of African Populations in Health and Disease” Edited by Muntaser Ibrahim and Charles Rotimi
  • Ben Haj Ali A, Amouri A, Sayeb M, Makni S, Hammami W, Naouali C, Dallali H, Romdhane L, Bashamboo A, McElreavey K, Abdelhak S, Messaoud O. Cytogenetic and molecular diagnosis of Fanconi anemia revealed two hidden phenotypes: Disorder of sex development and cerebro-oculo-facio-skeletal syndrome. Mol Genet Genomic Med 2019 Jul;7(7):e00694. doi: 10.1002/mgg3.694. Epub 2019 May 23. PubMed PMID:31124294; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6625148.
  • Romdhane L, Mezzi N, Hamdi Y, El-Kamah G, Barakat A, Abdelhak S. Consanguinity and Inbreeding in Health and Disease in North African Populations. Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet. 2019 Aug 31;20:155-179. doi: 10.1146/annurev-genom-083118-014954. Epub 2019 Apr 30. PubMed PMID: 31039041.

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Contact

University of Carthage, Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, Department of Life Sciences

University Tunis El-Manar, Pasteur Institute of Tunis, Laboratory of Biomedical Genomics and Oncogenetics 13 Place Pasteur, BP 74 1002 Tunis Belvédère

+216 97 464 780
lilia.romdhane(at)fsb.rnu.tn

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