Following a scholarship awarded by the Syrian Research Ministry of High Education, Nsrein received her PhD “Role of the transcription factor HIF-1a in the skin physiology and its response towards UV exposure” in Biotechnology from INPL at Lorrain University in 2011. Dr. Ali moved back to Syria with an assistance research position at Aleppo city-Syria, and worked as lecturer at two Universities, Aleppo and Dier ez-Zour (2011-2012). Dr. Ali moved to Oulu-Finland in 2013, where she started her post-doc. Dr. Ali is now the responsible researcher for the Tandem Industry Academia project (2021- 2023) “Clinical Validation of Novel Sport and Diabetes Related Analytes Offer New Wearable Diagnostics Solution” in partnership with Polar Electro to develop a smart watch for non-invasive blood glucose monitoring. Nsrein leads the skin team in Pr. Vainio’s lab and is currently supervising one PhD student, five master students and one research assistant. The main research focus of Dr. Ali’s is investigating a new strategy for developing non-invasive blood glucose monitoring in the skin based on the identification of novel biomarkers. Dr. Ali has twelve peer reviewed publications in international journals and five under revision. Exploring health advice currently available on non-traditional information sources.