Olfat Zoubi, Ph.D.


Olfat Zoubi, Ph.D. Student

Olfat Zoubi is a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and is a genetic counselor at Genetic Institute, HaEmek Medical Center, Afula.


2005-2008: M.Sc., Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Haifa.

1999-2003: B.Sc., Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.


  • 20-24 July 2015: ‘Train the Trainers’ course preparing teachers for Genetic Counseling, Plymouth University, UK.
  • 17-21 May 2015: Medical Genetics postgraduate level course, European School of Genetic Medicine, Bertinoro di Romagna, Italy.
  • March 2012: Genetic Counselor, certified by the Israel Ministry of Health, HaEmek Medical Center, Afula.
  • May 2005: Academic Medical Laboratory Worker, Certified by the Israel Ministry of Health.
  • October 2010: GCP Course.
  • 2007: Intern Genetic Counselor, genetic institute, HaEmek Medical Center, Afula
  • July 2009- March 2010 – Genetic Counselor, Genetic Institute, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa
  • 2004- 2009 – A cytogenetic laboratory, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa.
  • 2003-2004 – A blood bank laboratory, HaEmek medical center, Afula.


Hereditary diseases and consanguinity in Arab villages in northern Israel.

Developing methods for enhancing the genetic counseling process.


2011- Teaching Genetic Counseling MSc students, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa.


The Israeli Society of Genetic Counselors



Participation in organizing committee of the semi-annual conference of the Israeli society of Genetic Counselors, HaEmek Medical Center, Afula, 17.3.2013


  • Since 2009 – Development of the project of genetic counseling in the community in four Arab villages: Magar, Kfar Manda, Mashhad and Beit Zarzir.
  • December 2014: Participation at the Meeting of the Israeli Society of Medical Geneticists, Kyriat Ono and lecture on the subject “Multi-cultural genetic counseling in Arab communities – differences, advantages and deficiencies”.
  • 2013- Winning Outstanding Poster in the Research Meeting, HaEmek Medical Center: “Compliance for genetic screening in the Arab population in Israel”.
  • May 2010: lecture on “Spastic Paresis – one disease with multiple genetic facets”, at the Health Meeting of the Health of the Arab Communities during Time, Nazareth.


  • Since May 2008 – lectures on the subject of consanguineous marriages and genetic diseases in the Arab communities, in high-schools in several Arab villages.
  • April 2011 – Joint project with the Galil Non-profit Organization for Thalassemia and Sickle Cell and the Hematologic Clinic at the HaEmek Medical Center, within a week of lectures on Thalassemia to 11th grade students at the Naura High School.
  • 2009 – Refresher Course for comprehensive teachers in Bu’eine Nujeidat, under the auspices of the Ministry of Health.