Amel Benammar Elgaaïed is a Doctor of Science from UPMC. She is a researcher at the Institut Pasteur Paris then professor and laboratory director at the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis.
A founding member of the Cité des Sciences in Tunis, she won the Eureka Prize (south shore) 2018 for her commitment to scientific culture. She is also a permanent member of the Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts Beit al-Hikma. She currently chairs the Tunisian Society of Immunology.
His research on population genetics has made it possible to investigate the settlement of Tunisia since prehistoric times. She described the first mutations in familial cancers in her country and the role of genetic/epigenetic interaction in their occurrence.