Dr. Hammami completed in 2004 his Master's degree in Biochemistry at the Institute Pasteur of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar. He received in 2009 a Joint Doctorate in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Lille1 - Sciences & Technologies (France) and the University of Tunis El Manar (Tunisia). He then completed five years post-doctoral training at the Department of Food Science and Nutrition in Laval University, Canada. In 2017, Dr. Hammami joined the school of Nutrition Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Ottawa as assistant Professor in gut microbiology. He developed strong expertise in development of databases and bioinformatics tools, as well as their application for the development of novel antimicrobials peptides. His current research program is focused on the roles and functions of the gut microbiota, the use of functional microbes in foods to improve quality, safety and consumer health, and the use of functional microbes to produce functional ingredients.