A Personal Touch of Hamdan Alghamdi

Alghamdi , Hamdan

Please learn more about colleagues in our "Personal Touch" series setting employees in the spotlight. A light-hearted manner to learn about the colleagues you know and those you don't!.

This week: Hamdan Alghamdi






1. Name, nationality, current function, department & theme?
My name is Hamdan S Alghamdi (from Saudi Arabia). Currently, I am an assistant Professor (dental science) at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. I also still join Radboudumc as a visiting researcher at biomaterials department (with group of Professor John Jansen). Theme: Reconstructive and regenerative medicine

2. When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up? Can you tell us something about your childhood years. 
As a kid, I grew up in a small town (south part of Saudi Arabia). I did not know there are many things still very interested out of my town. Simply, I just keep moving forward until reach where I am today!!

3. What was your previous academic training, where did you study and why did you choose that study/those studies? 
My recent training was the wonderful PhD program as happened at the biomaterials department, Radboudumc. The PhD work was a good opportunity for my job-career as dentist and researcher.

4. The RIMLS motto is ‘to understand molecular mechanisms of disease’. What does this mean for you?
It means for me that if we able to disclose mechanisms of molecular events that lead to diseases then we will be able to designing effective treatments.

5. Which international scientist inspires/inspired you the most? Please give a motivation why.
I think Timothy Berners-Lee (TimBL) did a great science when he invented the ‘World Wide Web’. This is how I have still been able to do a ‘Personal Touch’. 

6. Which research discovery that you have made has made you most proud?
In my research I did some observation of cells that form and destroy bone tissues in their natural as well as abnormal environments. Looking through a microscope at bone tissue is wonderful. The more you look, the more you see, the more you understand how bone cells response to biomaterials.

7. Given unlimited finance what experiment would you perform? 
It would be of great interest to continue the in situ investigation of mechanisms of bone-cells reaction to biomaterials.

8. What does your working area (desk, office) look like and what does it say about you (or your research)? 
My workstation is always occupied. And it says I am still there and busy.

9. Nominate a colleague to be in the spotlight and what would you like to ask him or her?
I nominate Dr. Vincent Cuijpers (biomaterials department). And would like to ask him: What was most memorable moment in your PhD study?

10. You are nominated by Jan Willem Hoekstra What is your answer to this question?
Hamdan Alghamdi: do you miss the Netherlands, or only in the summer? 
Yes indeed, I do miss the Netherlands. And I am always eager to visit Nijmegen several times a year, when possible.

11. What type of person are you, quick insights:

a) Mac or  PC:
b) Theater or Cinema:
c) Dine out or dine in: 
Dine in
d) Ferrari or Fiat:
Can I select lexus
e) Shopaholic or chocoholic:
f) Culture or Nature: 


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