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Omar El Muhanna heads the operations of the Nuffield Department of Medicine's Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility (CBF). He is best known for his successful handling of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine emergency response operation, which involved the biomanufacturing and global distribution to clinical trials. His expertise in complex operations was pivotal to this effort.

What is your main area(s) of interest/expertise?

Omar's expertise lies in complex international operations and business management, international affairs, and humanitarian aid. He has extensive experience in initiating, designing, and implementing humanitarian assistance operations in challenging circumstances. Omar's expertise also includes being a growth and impact-oriented strategist and corporate finance expert with skills in developing profit and non-profit business models, controlling diverse sources of funds, compliance requirements, and income-generating operations.

What are you working on right now?

Currently, Omar is working with the team on biomanufacturing vaccines for multiple diseases, including Nipah, Lassa, CCHF, Marburg, and others. He is also playing a significant role in the capital project to expand the GMP manufacturing capacity by 200%, along with associated operations, business capacity, and staffing. The expansion will cater to the increasing demand for life-saving research and will be pivotal in the ongoing battle against infectious diseases while offering economies of scale. Through this project, Omar and the team are contributing to the development of innovative therapies and improving public health worldwide.

Why is Oxford a good place to work in this?

Oxford is a great place for Omar to work because it is a leading institution with a long history of excellence in research and innovation. The University of Oxford is renowned for its cutting-edge research in various fields, and the Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility, Pandemic Sciences Institute, offers him an opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art facility with leading scientists and researchers. The University's commitment to innovation and research excellence aligns with Omar's passion for growth, impact, and innovative processes, making it an ideal place for him to work.

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