Prof. Sami Al-Mudhaffar was born on 14th March 1940 at Basrah/Iraq. He received early education at Basrah high school, and then joined the University of Baghdad and obtained the B.Sc. Hons. Degree in science in 1959-60.

In Sept. 1962, he proceeded to USA (University of Virginia Tech.) for advanced studies under merit assistantship awarded by this University. Dr. Al-Mudhaffar returned to Iraq in Sept. 1967 after obtaining the Ph.D. Degree. On return from abroad, he was posted in the University of Basrah on teaching and research assignment as a lecturer in college of science. In 1971, Dr. Sami was promoted as assistant professor. And in 1979 as a professor of Biochemistry in Baghdad University.

Dr. Sami A. Al-Mudhaffar is one of the seniors most Biochemist of Iraq, he has played an important role in promoting Biochemistry and related subjects such as Molecular Biotechnology research in Iraq. He worked with complete dedication in research in Biochemical science. Dr. Al-Mudhaffar is mainly responsible for initiating and establishing many scientific and educational bilateral programmes with scientific organizations and laboratory of the advanced world.

From 1968 till 2000 Prof. Sami Al-Mudhaffar was lecturing to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the college of science, U. of Basrah and U. of Baghdad. He was a scientific supervisor of 18 Ph. D’s and 50 Msc. Students in the field of Biochemistry and related subjects. He published more that 50 inventions and 200 scientific papers. He had so far over 33 years of teaching experience in different branches of Biochemistry to undergraduate and postgraduate students.