Omaima El Tahir, MD

 Researcher and PhD student

Omaima El Tahir was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1991. She graduated from a bachelor in Biomedical Sciences and a master in Medicine at the VU University. In 2014 she started her PhD project on childhood bacterial meningitis focusing on the role of host genetic variants in susceptibility, severity, and outcome of bacterial meningitis, aiming to create a prediction model for complications of bacterial meningitis integrating both clinical and genetic biomarkers.