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Our Team

Dr. Amir Ali Khan has been serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Biology, University of Sharjah, since September 2013.

Dr. Khan achieved his PhD in Stem Cells Proteomics from the University of Leeds, UK.  Prior to that, he also obtained a B.Sc (honour) degree in Human Genetics from the same University (Leeds). Following in doctorate degree he worked in the University Leeds and then worked as an Assistant Professor in Quaid-i-Azam University for nearly two years where he had supervised M.phil students to carry out their research projects. He also gained an initial grant from higher education commission to establish stem cells in Quaid-i-Azam University.

Dr. Khan was also a post-doctoral research fellow in the department of Neuroscience in the University of Sains Malaysia (Apex University in Malaysia) where he carried out two projects on mesenchymal stem cells differentiation. He is still collaborating with University of Sains Malaysia in stem cells projects. Dr. Khan regularly visits University of Sains Malaysia and aims to strengthen further research collaboration between University of Sains Malaysia and University of Sharjah.

Contact details:

Department of Applied Biology, University of Sharjah, UAE

P.O. Box. 27272

Phone: 00971 06505-3825

Fax: 00971 6 5053814

Email: amkhan@sharjah.ac.ae

Website:http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/Sciences/dept/ab/Pages/ppl_detail.aspx?mcid=5


 

Dr. Abdelaziz Tlili received his Ph.D. in biology engineering  from National Engineering School of Sfax, Sfax university, Sfax-TUNISIA in 2007. During his Ph.D., he worked on genetic of deafness in Tunisian population. He spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pasteur institute (France). Dr. Tlili joined the Department of Applied Biology, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE as a Full-time Assistant professor. He taught several courses in biology including Mendelian genetics, general biology, molecular biology, human molecular genetics and supervised several undergraduate and graduate students to conduct their research projects at his laboratory. Dr. Tlili 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 human molecular genetics. Also he has participated in several local, regional and international meetings to present his work as a talk or as a poster.

Dr. Tlili is quite interested in working at a prestigious institute of high standards both in academic and research because this will give him the opportunity to establish a research network involving different laboratories in UAE and abroad.

Contact details:

Department of Applied Biology, University of Sharjah, UAE

P.O. Box. 27272

Phone: 00971 06505-3811

Fax: 00971 6 5053814

Email: atlili@sharjah.ac.ae

Website: http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/Sciences/dept/ab/Pages/ppl_detail.aspx?mcid=1


 

Dr. Ahmed Taher El-Serafi graduated from the College of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt and obtained his master degree in Medical Biochemistry from there. He had his PhD degree in the field of the bone and cartilage regeneration from the Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration, Institute of Developmental Sciences, Developmental Origin of Health and Disease division, University of Southampton, UK. Ahmed is currently an assistant professor in the University of Sharjah, UAE and he is establishing stem cells research line within the Sharjah Institute of Medical Research

Contact details:

M27-138 Basic Medical Sciences Dep.

College of Medicine, University of Sharjah.

P.O. Box 27272, UAE

Email: aelserafy@sharjah.ac.ae

Website: http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/Medicine/dept/bmsd/Pages/ppl_detail.aspx?mcid=5


 

Dr. Mohamed Haider received his PhD in gene and drug targeting from the College of Pharmacy, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA and a master of business administration MBA from the Merrick school of Business University of Baltimore,  Baltimore Maryland, USA. He joined the Biomedical Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University for his post-doctoral fellowship and worked as an Assistant Professor in the department of pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical technology in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo university. He is currently an Assistant Professor teaching pharmaceutics at the College of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah. A strong advocate for hands-on and research-based learning, he involves his students in a variety of problem solving an technology infused activities that provides them with opportunities to use their acquired knowledge in development and characterization of different pharmaceutical dosage forms. His professional teaching and research interests focus on novel drug delivery systems, hydrogels and applications of nanotechnology in drug delivery. In addition, he serves as a member of medical campus faculty development committee, continuing education institution and the college of pharmacy program assessment committee.

Contact details:

University of Sharjah.

P.O. Box 27272, UAE

Email: mhaider@sharjah.ac.ae

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Dr. Hassen Hadj Kacem received his PhD. in human molecular genetics From the University of Sfax (Tunisia)(2004). During his PhD. he explored the genetic susceptibility of autoimmune diseases by whole genome screening using family and population-based approaches. In 2004, Dr. Hadj Kacem joined the Cochin institute (University Paris V, France) to study the functional effects of mutations responsible of X-linked mental retardation transmission. In 2006, he joined the Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax (CBS-Tunisia) as a full time researcher and during 9 years he identified biomarkers of human complex disease by genomic  (Sanger, NGS)and transcriptomic single (QPCR) and high-throughput profiling (microarray). He installed functional genomic protocols in order to evaluate genomic variations effects at cellular levels. Also, he contributed to the development of the Tunisian DNA variations Database (www.tdvd.org) and the first Tunisian DNA-chip dedicated to the diagnosis of hereditary hearing loss. He authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles through different research proposals granted as principal and co-investigator. Dr. Hadj Kacem was co-founder and / or member of several departments and research laboratories in Tunisia and in France; of which, GDPM, Cochin institute (Paris, France), Laboratory of Human Molecular Genetics (College of Medicine of Sfax, Tunisia), International Associated Laboratory (LIA135, CNRS-France, CBS-Tunisia) and Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Screening Processes (CBS-Tunisia).

 

Contact details:

Department of Applied Biology, University of Sharjah, UAE

P.O. Box. 27272

Phone: 00971 06505-3839

Fax: 00971 6 5053814

Email: hkacem@sharjah.ac.ae

Website: http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/Sciences/dept/ab/Pages/ppl_detail.aspx?mcid=24.

 

DSC_0076.JPGDr. Khalid BAJOU received his Master and Ph.D. from University of Liege (Belgium) in 2001. He spend 5 years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Hematology-Oncology, at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California. Back to Belgium in 2007, he was appointed as assistant professor at the University of Liege. Since Fall 2015 he join the University of Sharjah at the Department of Applied Biology in the college of Science. Dr Bajou contributes to our understanding of tumor microenvironment and the involvement of serine proteases in tumor progression and angiogenesis.

 

 

Contact details: 

Department of Applied Biology, University of Sharjah, UAE

P.O. Box. 27272.

Phone: 00971 06505-7745

Fax: 00971 6 5053814

Email: kbajbouj@sharjah.ac.ae

Website:

http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/Sciences/dept/ab/Pages/ppl_detail.aspx?mcid=23