Younis Baqi

AGYA Alumni Jointly building bridges into the future

 Younis Baqi
  • Chemistry,
  • Pharmacy

Areas of Expertise:
Natural products; Medicinal chemistry; Drug discovery; Rational design

2014 - 2019


Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman

Applied Chemistry Division
P.O. Box 50
Al-Khod 123, Muscat
Sultanate of Oman

+968 2414 1473
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About me

AGYA makes science transnational and mobile.

During my tenure as an AGYA member from 2014 to 2019, I was involved in four AGYA Working Groups: Energy, Water and Environment (EWE); Innovation; Arab and German Education; and Health and Society. In collaboration with my fellow AGYA members, I successfully designed and implemented many projects investigating the effects of natural products made from isolating the edible parts of date palm trees, and projects developing organic dyes based on the scaffolding of natural products to enhance sunlight absorption for solar cell and bio-imaging applications. Through AGYA’s research mobility programme, my lab at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in Oman has successfully sent and received international Ph.D. students to and from Germany and other countries. I was also honoured to host the 2019 AGYA international workshop on ‘Natural Product Chemistry’ at SQU.

AGYA Publications
Preventive and Therapeutic Effects of Silybum marianum Seed Extract Rich in Silydianin and Silychristin in a Rat Model of Metabolic Syndrome
Anthraquinone Dyes: A Synthetic and Chemical Characterization Protocol for an Industrial Chemistry Laboratory Course
Electron transfer from a new chalcone dye to TiO2 nanoparticles: Synthesis, photophysics, and excited-state dynamics
Steady-state spectroscopy and ultrafast dynamics of flavylium derivatives in the red spectral region
Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of New Benzimidazole derivatives Bearing Five-Membered Heterocyclic Moieties
Recent Advances in Microwave-Assisted Copper-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions
3-(2-Carboxyethyl)indole-2-carboxylic Acid Derivatives: Structural Requirements and Properties of Potent Agonists of the Orphan G Protein-Coupled Receptor GPR17
Antithrombotic P2Y12 Receptor Antagonists: Recent Developments in Drug Discovery
Synthesis, Antimicrobial Evaluation and Docking Study of Novel 3,5- Disubstituted-2-Isoxazoline and 1,3,5-Trisubstituted-2-Pyrazoline Derivatives
Development of Anthraquinone Derivatives as Ectonucleoside Triphosphate Diphosphohydrolase (NTPDase) Inhibitors With Selectivity for NTPDase2 and NTPDase3
Microwave-Assisted Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions: Generation of Carbon–Carbon Bond
Antifibrotic and Tumor Microenvironment Modulating Effect of Date Palm Fruit (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Extracts in Pancreatic Cancer
Date Palm Tree (Phoenix dactylifera L.): Natural Products and Therapeutic Options
My Commitment to AGYA
Selection Committee 'New AGYA Members' 2014-2019

My advice to future AGYA members

Enjoy being an AGYA member: work, collaborate, network and make new friends.