Posted on August 16, 2018
Sapien Labs welcomes its first Neurolab partner in Sudan

We are delighted to announce The University of Khartoum in Sudan as our Neurolab partner.

The University of Khartoum is the oldest Universitiy in Sudan with a student body of approximately 25,000.  The University has a diverse range of programs in the Physical Sciences, Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.  The Neurolab program will seed a human neuroscience program within the department of Physics with participation of students and faculty from multiple disciplines including physics, electrical engineering, Biology, Mathematical sciences, computer sciences and medicine.

As part of the Neurolab program, faculty and students will be trained in basics of Neuroscience along with data collection and analysis techniques in human EEG.  It will also develop a robust research program that seeks to build an understanding of brain disorders across Sudan’s diverse population and raise awareness of brain health in Sudan.  The Neurolab program will integrate with ongoing rural health outreach programs conducted by the students and faculty of medicine and dentistry.

Sudan’s 42 million strong population is 67% rural and consists of more than 597 tribes that speak more than 400 dialects and languages.  Khartoum, as its largest city, is also home to over a million refugees from the southern war zone and the drought-affected regions of the country.

The program will be headed by Dr. Yousuf Hasan Yousuf Bakhit, a lecturer of Medical Biochemistry at faculty of Dentistry with whose research presently spans several aspects in clinical neuroscience and neurogenetics.