Maha Nasr

AGYA Alumni Jointly building bridges into the future

 Maha Nasr
  • Pharmacy

Areas of Expertise:
Advanced drug delivery technology; Nanotechnology; Cancer targeted delivery systems; Photodynamic therapy; Cosmeceuticals; Protein delivery; Nanocomposites; Medical applications of nanoparticals

2017 - 2022


Ain Shams University, Egypt

Faculty of Pharmacy
African Union Organization Street
Abassia, Cairo

+20 2405 1120
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About me

My main research focus is on the formulation of nanoparticles from different safe and biodegradable materials, and on testing their applications pre-clinically and clinically. I am particularly focused on loading nutraceuticals in nanoparticles to minimize the side effects of conventional treatments and to maximize the therapeutic outcome for different diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and dermatological diseases.

I am really proud to be a member of such a vibrant academy, since it provides numerous opportunities and extensive collaboration networks for its members.

From mobility grants to tandem research projects and collaborative working group meetings and projects, AGYA boosts its members’ professional careers. By providing me with support to do cutting edge research in collaboration with German and Arab scientists, and allowing me to engage in societal projects and initiatives in an interdisciplinary manner, AGYA has taken my career to the next level. 

My commitment to AGYA
Acting Alumni Co-Speaker
AGYA Co-President 2020/2021
Member of the AGYA Steering Committee 2019-2021
Selection Committee 'New AGYA Members' 2020

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
Martin’s Physical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences by Patrick J. Sinko

Favourite novel:
The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz

The scientist from my country you should know:
Ahmed Zewail, known as the “Father of Femtochemistry”