Rania Mohamed Hassan Baleela

Consultant, Mentor, Researcher, Trainer

Open Science, Research Management

  • Open Science and Open Access Trainer
  • EIFL Open Access Country Coordinator
  • RSHTM Sudan Ambassador
  • Ph.D. in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine from LSHTM, UK


“My work is rooted in principles of transparency, accountability, cooperation, and diversity. With a background in Molecular Biology research, over a decade of experience in science communication and proficiency in Arabic, I aim to make complex ideas accessible and engaging.”


Rania Baleela has been a dedicated Open Science and Open Access trainer since 2012. Rania is the Founder of the first Sudanese institutional repository (OASCIR), a platform for openly sharing research. As the EIFL Open Access Country Coordinator, she has played a key role in advancing open access in Sudan and has trained librarians in this area. Rania is also the Founding Director of the Toxic Organisms Research Centre at the University of Khartoum. Her Ph.D. is in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine. Rania is deeply committed to promoting transparency and collaboration in research, and her work has had a significant impact on the research community.


Selected Publications:

  1. Local Production of Scorpion and Snakes Antivenoms Workshop Booklet (2023).
  2. Open Science in Africa (2023).
  3. Status of insecticide susceptibility in Anopheles arabiensis and detection of the knockdown resistance mutation (kdr) concerning agricultural practices from Northern Sudan state, Sudan (2021).
  4. First record of Leishmania spp. in birds and bats from Sudan (2020).
  5. Genotype and population structure of Baggara cattle (Bos indicus) using leptin gene PCR-RFLP (2018).
  6. Detection and molecular identification of Brucella species infecting Camels in Darfur, Sudan (2017).
  7. Leishmania donovani populations in Eastern Sudan: temporal structuring and a link between human and canine transmission (2014).
  8. Control of Periplaneta americana using Boric Acid & Neem Tree leaflets powder (2014).
  9. Association of Hp 1-1 with liver disorders among Sudanese patients (2012).
  10. Distribution of Haptoglobin Phenotypes among Patients with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Liver Cirrhosis and Chronic Renal Failure in Sudan (2012).
  11. The molecular epidemiology & phylogeography of Trypanosoma cruzi & parallel research on Leishmania: looking back & to the future (2009).
  12. The effect of aqueous extracts and powders of Neem leaflets at different developmental stages on Trogoderma granarium Everts and Tribolium castaneum Herbs (2007).
  • Ajman Emirate, United Arab Emirates