My research revolves around the application of innovative Medicinal Chemistry approaches for drug discovery and optimization. I am interested in studying drug–target interactions using biophysical techniques and molecular modelling for understanding the mode of action and interpretation of activity. Moreover, I employ structure- and ligand-based design strategies for optimization of synthetic and natural compounds. Ultimately, I am engaged in (micro)biological evaluation of the novel compounds and formulations thereof.
Being a member of AGYA is a great opportunity for me to develop my personal skills through the trainings offered by AGYA.
In addition, the funding, collaboration and expertise available in AGYA create an ideal environment to realise projects that serve the society. Most importantly, I can connect with other AGYA members from different academic and cultural backgrounds to share experiences, gain inspiration and open new avenues for my career.
|2020 - today||Deputy Lecturer, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, Saarland University, Germany|
|2019 - today||Project Leader, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Germany|
|2018||Helmholtz Advance Mentoring Program by Helmholtz Association Centres, Germany|
|2017 - 2019||Postdoctoral Fellow, Drug Design and Optimization, HIPS, Germany|
|2017||Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy, Assiut University, Egypt|
|2016||Best poster award at Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry, Bonn, Germany|
|2013 - 2016||Member of Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Natural Product Research, Saarland University|
|2012 - 2016||PhD in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Saarland University, Germany|
|2011 - 2016||German Egyptian Research Long-term Scholarship (GERLS) by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)|
|2010 - 2016||Assistant Lecturer, Assiut University, Egypt|
|2010||Master’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry), Assiut University, Egypt|
|2004 - 2010||Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Pharmacy, Assiut University, Egypt|
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
Burger's medicinal chemistry and drug discovery by D. J. Abraham and A. Burger
Love in the rain by Naguib Mahfouz
The scientist from my country you should know:
Ahmed Zewail, Chemistry