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Sara Bellali, Moroccan scientist who took one of the first pictures of the COVID-19

Written by FDM

Moroccan Sara Bellali, 28,  occupies a special place in the team of Pr Didier Raoult within the IHU Méditerranée Infection in Marseille, France. Specializing in electron microscopy, she took one of the first photographs of the Covid-19. Highlight on a fabulous destiny.

A pure product of the Moroccan public school, Sara Bellali was born in Casablanca in 1992. After having obtained her baccalaureate, she studied biology at the Faculty of Sciences of Ben Msik in Casablanca. She then obtained an international master’s degree in health and development sciences, piloted by the Aix-Marseille University.

Selected to do an internship at IHU in Marseille, she was noticed by Professor Raoult, who offered to join her team. It was in 2015. Ever since, the young scientist who specialized in electron microscopy has made several discoveries (notably on bacteria in the digestive tract), which enabled her to obtain a research patent. Sara Bellali was also one of the first to take the first microscopic photographs of the Covid-19.

Passionate about her work and scientific research, Sara Bellali is a doctor in microbiology and works in the team of Pr Didier Raoult as a research engineer.