The Fugitive Chemist


The life story of Dr Abedawn Khalaf (PhD) is a remarkable tale of adventure, danger, love and achievement.

The story begins with the struggles of his early life in Iraq and his subsequent journey to Scotland to study at the University of Dundee. Whilst studying in Dundee he met and married Carol. However, financial hardship resulted in them leaving the UK to go to Iraq with their two young children.

Ultimately, the violence they witnessed on a daily basis in Northern Iraq put all their lives at risk and Carol decided that it was too difficult to remain in a war-torn country and eventually returned back to Dundee with the children. The only way Dr. Khalaf could get out of Iraq and flee the dictatorship regime of Saddam Hussein was by being smuggled out of the northern regions of Iraq, journeying through some of the most dangerous terrain in the world.

His work in Scotland as an academic was ground-breaking, especially his work on MGB-BP3 a new treatment for Clostridium Difficile, a bacterium that is fatal in many humans. His work could have an incredible impact on medicine in the future.

This is a truly epic tale of an amazing man, his incredible wife and their family.


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