BiographyHe completed a MSc in Spacecraft Engineering at University College London (UCL) and is currently a PhD (Management) candidate at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He brings to Sidra a wealth of international experience in Operations, Program Management, Business and R&D Management from industries as varied as manufacturing, aerospace, formula one racing and biomedical research.
Our ScopeOur mission is to offer “one-stop-shop” & solution-oriented administration service to researchers and clinicians, helping establish good laboratory practice, high standards for managing research. Our main functions are:Activities currently range from Hematopoietic Stem Cells processing, as part of the Bone Marrow Transplantation clinical program, to several projects of cell therapy (i.e. production of mesenchymal stromal cell from different sources), gene therapy (i.e. anti-tumor engineered Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cells) and regenerative medicine (i.e. production of platelet rich plasma, platelet rich fibrin, adipose-derived stem cells and cell-drug codelivery).• Project Management Office
Led by Christian Bollensdorff, PhD – cbollensdorff (@) sidra.org• Research Laboratories Management
Led by Patricia Hachem, PhD – phachem (@) sidra.org• Biosafety Management
Led by Salah Mogith, PhD – smogith (@) sidra.org• Research Grants Office
Led by Irem Mued, PhD – imueed (@) sidra.org• Business Office
Led by Jason Ramm, BA Honors jramm (@) sidra.org• Outcomes & Reporting Office
Led by Noor Faisal, BSc &MBA – nfaisal (@) sidra.org• Research Contracts
Led by Yousef Shafie, LLM – yshafie (@) sidra.org
Lab MembersLara Djansezian, BA & MA
Business Analyst – Project Management Office
Email: ldjansezian (@) sidra.org
Grants Specialist – Research Grants Office
Email: salqahtani2 (@) sidra.org
Irina Chepilevskaya, BA Honors & MA
Project Specialist – Business Office
Email: ichepilevskaya (@) sidra.org
Fatima Al Haidose
Email: falhaidose (@) sidra.org
Research Operations and Services
The Research Operations and Services Core is led by Max Renault. Mr. Renault has a background in Engineering and has extensive expertise in Project/Program Management, R&D, New Product Development, Operations Management, Business Development and Technology Commercialization. Mr. Renault has worked in Europe, Far-East and Middle-East in the fields of Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Aerospace/Defense, Formula One and Biomedical Research. He is currently a doctoral candidate for a PhD in Innovation Management.
Our mission is to offer a “one-stop-shop” approach and solution-oriented admin service to researchers and clinicians. We help establish good laboratory practice, agile and fit-for-purpose processes, and high standards for managing research in a compliant manner. Our main administrative functions are as follows. The Project Management Office serves as a central repository and enabling service for research studies. The Laboratories & Biosafety Office ensure labs are in good working condition and practices safe. The Grants Office manages external awards. The Business Office handles budgets, financial reporting and procurement matters. The Outcomes & Reporting Office looks after strategic reporting, communications and outreach. Finally, the Research Contracts Office manages collaborations and other research agreements. As a group we are the primary interface and facilitators between scientists and internal/external parties, and lead commercialization of research services.