Prof. Afaf was born in 1962 in Sinnar, Sudan. Afaf Kamal-Eldin is a professor of Food Science specialized in the area of food composition and analysis with particular emphasis on bioactive compounds in foods. Prof. Kamal-Eldin obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Khartoum, Sudan in 1986 and 1990 and in 1993, she obtained her Ph.D. from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala. While at SLU, she has led research in the area of lipid oxidation and antioxidants and is well known in this area since 1996. She has edited six books and published about 200 original papers and review articles on the subject. Prof. Kamal-Eldin has supervised 17 Ph.D. theses and 14 M.Sc. theses. In 2009, Prof. Afaf was recognized as one of 400 leading researchers in Life Sciences in Stockholm-Uppsala (Sweden) and in 2010, she obtained the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences’ Silver medal for great achievements during 2003-2012.

Prof. Afaf was a member in the reference group of the International Program in Chemical Sciences (IPICS), part of ISP - The International Science Programs at Uppsala University since 2003, she is an advisor to the Food Science program at the International Foundation of Science (IFS), Stockholm, Sweden. After 20 years of research at the SLU, she has joined United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in 2010 where she was Chair for the department of Food science (2010-2016) and Acting Dean for the college of food and Agriculture (2015-2016). Prof. Afaf was elected IAS Fellow in 2016.