MSc Molecular Life Sciences | 2015
Current Position: I am a Science Communicator, and the Director of Content at Futurism Media, which is a news media company that bridges the gap between the general public and researchers. To become a Science Communicator, you have to understand science. By joining Jacobs University, and joining the Master’s program, I got a chance to learn to understand science in-depth, do it myself, working in the lab, and getting direct access to experts in the field, which helped me present science to the general public in a very simplified and engaging way.
After quitting his job in Yemen, he came to Germany in 2013 with a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service, however he didn’t have an admission to secure his scholarship. He sent over 100 applications to different universities and research institutions across Germany, but only received one invitation to an interview. That invitation came from Professor Sebastian Springer at Jacobs University.
After arriving at Jacobs University to do a Master’s degree in Molecular Biotechnology, Al-Ghaili was faced with yet another hurdle. Because his previous studies were mainly theoretical, he wasn’t well-trained to handle lab work independently. However, he was determined to change the situation and sought guidance from Professor Springer, who offered it without hesitation.
He passed his exams with distinction and gave one of the final speeches at the graduation in 2015.
Since then he has been involved in communicating knowledge and science to the general public. With his "Science Nature Page" on Facebook he became a star with his vivid explanatory videos. Every week he reaches around 400 million users online.