Eqbal Dauqan

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Eqbal Mohammed Abdu Dauqan (born 1980) is a Yemeni-Malaysian biochemist known for her studies of nutrition, advocacy for refugees, and support of women scientists in her home country of Yemen and adopted country of Malaysia.[1][2]

She earned her bachelor's degree in biological chemistry in 2002 and a master's degree in organic chemistry in 2008, both from Taiz University in Yemen. She earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry in 2012 at the National University of Malaysia under a scholarship from the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World, and remained there as a postdoctoral researcher.[1] In 2014, Dauqan received the Elsevier Foundation Award for Early Career Scientists in the Developing World for her work on antioxidants in vegetable oils.[3]

She became a professor and Head of the Department of Medical Laboratories Sciences at Al Saeed University in Taiz, Yemen.[3] She earned acclaim for her popular writing.[1][2] In 2015, after her university was bombed and members of her family killed as part of the Yemeni Civil War, she returned to the National University of Malaysia as an assistant professor in chemical science and food technology, sponsored by the Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d Serra, Cristina (2017-03-24). "A laboratory far from home". The World Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  2. ^ a b c Doucleff, Michaeleen (2017-06-20). "She May Be The Most Unstoppable Scientist In The World". National Public Radio. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  3. ^ a b Schemm, Ylann; Bert, Alison (2014-02-18). "Women chemists from developing countries honored for research of natural medicinal compounds". Elsevier Connect. Retrieved 2017-06-21.

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