Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University Khartoum, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1993.
House officer Ministry of Health, Khartoum, 1985-1986, medical officer, 1986-1988. Research fellow World Health Organization, Stockholm, 1992-1995. Senior researcher Medical Research Council, since 1995.
Associate professor neurology Karolinska Institute, since 1995. Professor Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain. President development committee Shaab Hospital, Khartoum, 1986-1988.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sudanese Medical Association Sweden (president since 1992), Scandinavian Association Immunology, Swedish Sudanese Friendship Association (vice president since 1988).
Married Maha Ibrahim Mustafa, August 4, 1986. Children: Mohamed, Omnia, Sarah.