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Dr.Ahmed M. Almehdi Academic RankAssociate Professor


  • Biochemistry

Research Interests:

  • Biochemical, enzymological, immunological, and toxicological studies of bioactive natural products (allergens and flavonoids), Effects of Environmental pollutants including heavy metals and pesticides on health and enzymes activities, Enzyme Metallomics (effects of metals on enzymes and health).


PhD. Biochemistry, Oregon State University, USA, 1991. MSc. Biochemistry, University of Nebraska-Medical Center Omaha, USA, 1985. BSc. Biochemistry & Biophysics, Oregon State University, USA, 1981
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Sharjah; Sept., 2012 – present. Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Science, UAE University; Sept., 2006 – 2012. Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Science, UAE University; Sept., 1991 – 2006. Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, UAE University; 1998 – 2000. Assistant Dean for Students Affair, College of Science; UAE University; 1995 – 1998 and 2009 – 2012. Acting Dean, Faculty of Science, UAE University; 1999. Acting Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Faculty Science, UAE University; 1998 and 2008
1) Ahmed M. Almehdi, Ghalia Khoder, Aminah S. Alchakee, Azizeh T. Alsayyid, Nadin H. Sarg, Sameh S. M. Soliman, “SARS CoV 2 spike protein: pathogenesis, vaccines, and potential therapies”, Infection, 1-22, (2021). 2) Abdelaziz Elgamouz, Rana Alsaidi, Alaa Alsaidi, Mostafa Zahri, Ahmed M. Almehdi, Khalid Bajou ” Dataset in the characterization of black spot Ehrenberg snapper and its proteins' denaturation inhibition by natural antioxidant”, Data in brief, 28, 104927, (2020). 3) Islam M. Ahmady, Mehavesh K. Hameed, Ahmed M. Almehdi, Mahreen Arooj, Bizuneh Workie, Endalkachew Sahle-Demessie, Changseok Han and Ahmed A. Mohamed, ”Green and cytocompatible carboxyl modified gold–lysozyme nanoantibacterial for combating multidrug-resistant superbug”, Biomaterials Science, 7, 5016–5026, (2019). (Journal cover) 4) Abdelfattah El Moussaouia, Fatima Zahra Jawharia, Ahmed M. Almehdi, Hicham Elmsellemd, Kawtar Fikri Benbrahimc, Dalila Boustab, Amina Bari, ” Antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant activity of total polyphenols of Withania frutescens.L”, Bioorganic Chemistry, 93, 103337, (2019). 5) Mohammad H. Semreen, Hasan Y. Alniss, Stefan R.Grgic, Raafat A. El-Awady, Ahmed M. Almehdi, Muath K. Mousa5 & Rifat A. Hamoudi, ” metabolomics of MCF-7 breast cancer cells using different extraction solvents assessed by mass spectroscopy”, Scientific Reports (Nature research), 9(1), 13126, (2019). 6) Abdelaziz Elgamouz, Rana Alsaidi, Alaa Alsaidi, Mostafa Zahri, Ahmed M. Almehdi, and Khalid Bajou, ”The effects of Storage on Quality and Nutritional Values of Ehrenberg’s Snapper Muscles (Lutjanus Ehrenbergi): Evaluation of Natural Antioxidants Effect on the Denaturation of Proteins”, Biomolecules, 9(9), 442, (2019). 7) Ahmed M. Almehdi, Ali El-Kablawy, Ihsan Shehadi, Mohamed El-Nagar, Ismail Saadoun, Kareem Mosa, and Purushothaman C. Abhilash, ”Old leaves accumulate more heavy metals than other parts of the desert shrub Calotropis Proeera at a traffic-polluted site as assessed by two analytical techniques”, International Journal of Phytoremediation, 21(12), 1254–1262, (2019). 8) Hicam Elmsellem, Yassir El Oadi, Majda Mokhtari, Hajar Bendaif, Hanae Steli, Abdelouahed Aouniti, Ahmed M. Almehdi, Ibrahim Abdel-Rahman, Heri Septya Kusuma, Belkheir Hammouti, ” A natural antioxidant and an environmentally friendly inhibitor of mild steel corrosion: a commercial oil of basil (ocimum basilicum l.)”, Journal of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, 54(4), 742–749, (2019). 9) Seema Panicker, Islam M. Alhmady, Ahmed M. Almehdi, Bizuneh Workie, Endalkachew Sahle-Demessie, Changseok Han, Ahmed A. Mohamed, ”Gold-Aryl Nanoparticles coated with Polyelectrolyte Coated for adsorption and protection of DNA against Nuclease Degradation”, Applied Organometalic Chemistry, e4803, 33(4), 1-10, (2019).
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