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

Membership:
2014 - 2019

Contact

Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman

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

+968 2414 1473
baqi(at)squ.edu.om
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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.


Academic Career

2016 - today

Associate Professor of Bioorganic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

2016

Distinguished Researcher Award, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

2012 - 2016

Assistant Professor of Bioorganic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

2009 - 2012

Lecturer and Group Leader of Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Institute, University of Bonn, Germany

2007 - 2008

Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, USA

2005 - 2008

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Institute, University of Bonn, Germany  
2005 - 2007 Assistant Lecturer, Pharmaceutical Institute, University of Bonn, Germany
2002 - 2004 Research Assistant, Chemistry Department, University of Jordan, Jordan
2000 - 2003 M.Sc. in Natural Product Chemistry, University of Jordan, Jordan