Sofia Aziz is a Biomedical Egyptologist with a life-long passion for ancient Egypt. She has been involved in a notable list of publications, media consults and has appeared in a variety of documentaries and TV Series.

Her primary interest lies within the realm of Egyptian Medicine and Mummification Methods which crosses into a multitude of other disciplines and topics.  Her focus has been on understanding the health of the ancient Egyptians and the diseases they suffered from. She is thrilled to be a part of this fascinating growing area of research and is available to provide consultation, talks/discussions and provide professional research and expertise for upcoming (multimedia) opportunities.

Sofia is the recipient of the 2022 award for outstanding achievement in Biomedical Egyptology. Her research involves analysing radiological datasets, examining the palaeopathological records and medical papyri to further develop a better understanding of the people of ancient Egypt.  This understanding is being built upon a niche multidisciplinary field which primarily uses minimally invasive, modern biomedical techniques, such as: 

 – CT scanning

 – nucleic acid analysis

 – proteomics

 – lipidomics

 – histology 

Her current research looks at Neuroscience in ancient Egypt.