Prof. Benani is a is the head of the Molecular Biology Laboratory at Pasteur Institute of Morocco which is a national reference Molecular Biology Laboratory for Hepatitis C Program (Moroccan Ministry of Health). He is an active member on the Advisory Board, Consultative Meeting on Regional Strategy for Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis and Other Epidemics-Prone Blood-Borne Diseases, in 2008 (WHO/EMRO, Cairo, Egypt). – 2002: PhD in Molecular Bicrobiology in Fes University (Morocco) on the “Molecular Epidemiology of Hepatitis C in Morocco”. – 1993: Master of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Université Libre of Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium) in “anti-tumoral action of Parvoviruses”. – Participate in several international and national workshops and congresses. – Several international journals including journal of medical virology, BMC public health, Virology Journal. – Active researcher in molecular epidemiology of HBV and HCV in general population and high Risk groups in Morocco. – In 2003: Organization of the “First International Symposium for Virology in Morocco” (Marrakech, Morocco), – In 2007: Organization the “First PCR Forum and Molecular Typing” at Pasteur Institute of Morocco, – In 2008: Participation to the “First PCR Forum and Molecular Typing” at Pasteur Institute of Alger – In 2009: Participation to the “First PCR Forum and Molecular Typing” at Pasteur Institute of Tunis, – In 2015 the Hepatitis C Workshop at the 5th World Congress on Virology (Atlanta, USA). – Implicated in student’s research training, Master, and PhD and serve as a reviewer as well as editorial board member of some international journals. Currently, I’m reviewer of some Grant agencies.