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Our Team

Prof Ali El-Keblawy is a Professor of Plant Ecology, Department of Applied Ecology, College of Science. He is a leading scientist in the field of desert ecology. He got his M.Sc. from Alexandria University, Egypt and the PhD from both Tanta University, Egypt and University of Windsor (joint supervisions). Dr El-Keblawy is Director of Sharjah Seed Bank and Herbarium, Sharjah Research Academy. He worked in many universities, including Alexandria University, Suez Canal University in Egypt, Wayne State University in Detroit, UAE University in Al-Ain and Alhosn University, Abu Dhabi. 

During his work in the UAE deserts in the last 16 years, Dr El-Keblawy published around 100 papers about the ecology of native plants in international journals and proceeding of conferences. Specifically, Dr El-Keblawy is interested in studying plant propagation and assessing the impacts of different environmental factors on desert plant community. Dr El-Keblawy published many papers on seed ecology and germination of desert plants. He provided several consultancies in the propagation of native plants; especially those have the potential to be used for landscaping.

Contact Details
Department of Applied Biology
University of Sharjah
P.O. Box 27272
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone:   +971 6 5053833
Fax:       +971 6 5053814
Email:    akeblawy@sharjah.ac.ae
Web:    http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/Sciences/dept/ab/Pages/ppl_detail.aspx?mcid=3
 

Prof Ismail Saadoun received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Auburn University, Alabama-USA in 1995. During his Ph.D., he worked on physiology and genetics of production of off-flavor compounds by streptomycetes and cyanobacteria. He supervised several undergraduate and graduate students to conduct their research projects at his laboratory. Prof. Saadoun has published several scientific papers through different research proposals granted as principal and associate investigator, in different abstracted, refereed and indexed Journals. Most of these papers were in the area of inhibitory/metabolites-producing Streptomyces spp. and their genetic determinants. Enrichment of microorganisms from polluted sites to be used in biodegradation of contaminants and selection of plant seeds to grow on contaminants to be used in phytoremediation are another key points in his research interest and published papers. Also he has participated in several local, regional and international meetings to present his work as a talk or as a poster. In 2000, he has been awarded Abdel-Hameed Shuman Award for Arabian Young Researchers for Biological Sciences. Meanwhile, his research at his laboratory is targeting to patent a novel metabolite compound(s) produced by one of the Streptomyces spp. isolated from different habitats.

Contact Details
Department of Applied Biology
University of Sharjah
P.O. Box 27272
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone:   +971 6 5053807
Fax:       +971 6 5053814
Email:    isaadoun@sharjah.ac.ae
Web:    http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/Sciences/dept/ab/Pages/ppl_detail.aspx?mcid=2


 

Dr. Kareem A. Mosa is an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Biology, College of Science, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and the Department of Biotechnology, Al-Azhar University, Egypt. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Plant Science, McGill University, Canada. He was graduated from Al-Azhar University, Egypt with a B.Sc. in Biotechnology in 2002 where he worked as teaching assistant for three years. Dr. Mosa received his PhD in 2012 in plant biotechnology from the Department of Plant, Soil, & Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. His research and teaching interests lie generally in the area of plant molecular biology and biotechnology, genetic engineering, and environmental biotechnology with a focus on developing plants with significant health benefits to human and developing environmental stress tolerant crops using advanced molecular biology and Omics tools such as genomics, proteomics and metabolomics. He has his published researches in the top journals in the field, and also he services as a reviewer in many journals in the field. 

Contact Details

Department of Applied Biology Department
College of Sciences
University of Sharjah

P. O. Box 27272

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971-6-505 3838
Fax: +971-6-505 3814
Office location: Building W8- Room 111
Email: kmosa@sharjah.ac.ae

Web: http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/Sciences/dept/ab/Pages/ppl_detail.aspx?mcid=7

 



Dr.  Ihsan A. Shehadi earned his Bachelor's degree from the American University of Beirut, Beirut-Lebanon, and the Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry from Northeastern University, Boston.  Currently he is an associate Professor of physical Chemistry and chair person of the Department of chemistry at University of Sharjah.   Dr. Shehadi's main research interests and activities are in the areas of physical chemistry, bio-computational Chemistry and bio-informatics, heterogeneous/homogeneous catalysis and chemical.

Dr. Shehadi have published numerous peer evaluated papers in highly reputable international journals in the areas of physical chemistry, computational chemistry chemical education and heterogeneous catalysis.  During the past few years, his research is focusing on designing new mixed metal oxides catalysts.  Dr. Shehadi has a great passion for chemical education research where  he had numerous contributions in developing curricula, experiments, assessment tools and instructional methodologies in chemical science. 

Contact Details

Department of Chemistry
College of Sciences
University of Sharjah

P. O. Box 27272

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971-6-505 3808
Fax: +971-6-505 3820
Office location: Building M7- Room 219
Email: ishehadi@sharjah.ac.ae

Web: http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/Sciences/dept/ch/Pages/default.aspx

 

Ahmed M. Almehdi is an associate professor of Biochemistry at Chemistry department, College of Science University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. He received his PhD in 1991 in Biochemistry from the Department of  Biochemistry & Biophysics, Oregon State University, Oregon, USA. His research interests is in the area of Biochemical and enzymological studies of bioactive natural products (allergens and flavonoids), biochemical effects of minerals and  metals on enzymes and health (biometalomics) and Redox coenzymes and metaloproteins. He has published his researches in peer reviewed international journals in the field, member of journal editorial board and also he services as a reviewer in several journals in the field. 

Contact Details

Department of Chemistry
College of Sciences
University of Sharjah

P. O. Box 27272

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971-6-505 3813
Fax: +971-6-505 3820
Office location: M7- 218
Email: ahmedm@sharjah.ac.ae

Web: http: www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/Sciences/dept/ch/Pages/ppl_detail.aspx?mcid=2

 

Dr. Mohamed El-Naggar is Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Sharjah. He earned his BSc (1997), MSc (2000) from Ain Shams University, Egypt and PhD (2010) degrees from The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia. His research interests include Natural products isolation and characterization and organic synthesis.  He is engaged independently as well as a team member in various research projects and activities.

Contact Details
Department of Chemistry

Faculty of Sciences

University of Sharja
P.O. Box 27272
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone:   +971 6 5053816
Fax:       +971 6
Email:    melnagrr@sharjah.ac.ac

Web:      http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/Sciences/dept/ch/Pages/ppl.aspx

 


Dr Sameh Soliman started his assistant professorship at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry (Pharmacognosy and Natural Products), College of Pharmacy on 2015. Dr. Soliman held several positions in Egypt, Canada and USA before joining UOS. Dr. Soliman worked to School of Pharmacy, Egypt as teaching assistant followed by assistant professor. He joined UNB, Canada as teaching instructor and University of Guelph, Canada as teaching assistant/ research associate. With the government of Canada (AAFC), he did Postdoctoral studies followed by Research Scientist. He joined UCLA-USA as Postdoctoral fellow at the department of Chemical and Biomolecular engineering followed by LA-Biomed Medical School. Dr. Soliman received his PhD on 2011 from University of Guelph, Canada. Dr. Soliman's research focus is natural products. Natural products are the end products of all biological reactions within an organism and usually produced in nature for the purpose of important evolutionary functions. Natural products could be pharmaceutical drug such as the antibiotic penicillin and could be a toxin responsible for life-threatening diseases. On the other hand, natural products could be involved in important biological phenomena such as plant protection and growth promotion. Dr. Soliman believed that deep understanding of these substances including production, biosynthesis, mechanism of release, and their evolutionary functions could be directly or indirectly impacted our life. His research focus divided into 1) discovery of novel pharmaceutical products that can be developed to novel drugs in particular anticancer and antimicrobials, and 2) elucidating the natural products biosynthetic pathways and release mechanisms for either understanding their importance in its original host or using its backbone for developing effective medicines. To successfully address this subject, he is applying several approaches including analytical chemistry, molecular genetics, biochemistry, bioinformatics, synthetic biology and bioengineering. 

Contact Details

Department of Medicinal Chemistry (Pharmacognosy)
College of Pharmacy
University of Sharjah

P. O. Box 27272

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971-6-505 7472
Office location: Building M23- Room 150
Email: ssoliman@sharjah.ac.ae

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