Nadia Touil 


Nadia TouiL is an Associate Professor, Virology Department, at the Royal School of Military Health Service, Rabat, Morocco. She has graduated from the College of Science (Animal Biology) from Mohammed I, University in Oujda (Morocco) in 1994, and then she completed her PhD in Sciences (Cell Genetics) from the Vrije Universiteit of Brussels, Brussels (Belgium) in 2002.

She worked as a researcher, Department of Immunology, Flow Cytometry Diagnostic Services at the Military Hospital (HMIMedV, Rabat) from 2003-2008. From 2009-2014, she worked in the Biopharma company for Biological and Veterinary pharmaceuticals production and her main task was the developing of bovine rotavirus vaccines.

In 2013, she initiated a scientific collaboration with the National Center for Enteric Viruses, Dijon (France). In 2014, she joined the Centre of Virology and Tropical Infectious Diseases in the HMIMedV of Rabat, and specialized for the diagnosis and interspecies transmission of Enteric Viruses especially Group A Rotaviruses (RVA). Since 2016, she is responsible for Cell Culture Unit of the Biosafety and Research Laboratory, HMIMedV and a full member at the World Society of Virology.

In 2017, she joined the team of Dr Keil G. at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Riems, Greifswald (Germany) where she constructed rVP6 RVA.
Main achievement related to Rotavirus field: Boulahyaou et al. 2019. Molecular Characterization of G2P[4] and G9P[8] Rotaviruses Strains Isolated from Moroccan Children Fully Vaccinated with Rotarix™ between 2013-2014. AJM: DOI:10.1080/20905068.2019.1592887. Alaoui Amine et al. 2018. Full genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of the human G8P[14] rotavirus strain detected in Morocco.

Accessions: MG214332- MG214341 Bhat et al., 2018.Species C Rotaviruses in Children with Diarrhea in India, 2010-2013: A Potentially Neglected Cause of Acute Gastroenteritis. Pathogens. 2018. doi: 10.3390/pathogens7010023. Ennima et al., 2016. Isolation and identification of group A rotaviruses among neonatal diarrheic calves, Morocco. BMC Res Notes. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-2065-8. Travel grants Awards: 26th ECCMID 2016 – ESCMID / GSK Vaccines Grant – Amsterdam, Netherlands. EEROVAC Travel Award, 2017, Ulrich, Netherlands.