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Dr.Samar Abdullah M Damiati Academic RankAssociate Professor


  • Nanobiotechnology

Research Interests:

  • Synthetic Bioarchitecture, Nanobiotechnology, Biosensors, Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics.


- PhD, Nanobiotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria, 2013. - MSc, Biochemistry, KAU, Jeddah, KSA, 2007 - BSc, Biochemistry, KAU, Jeddah, KSA, 2004
- Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE (2022 - present) - Invited Researcher, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (2019-2020) - Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, KAU, Jeddah, KSA (2018 - 2021) - Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, KAU, Jeddah, KSA (2014 - 2018)
- Teaching, mentoring and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students - Reviewer/Editor of scientific journals - Grant Reviewer
- Member of the IEEE (2021 - present) - Member of the European Synthetic Biology Society (EUSynBioS), (2020 - present) - Member of the Organ-an-a-Chip Technologies Network (2018 - present) - Member of the European Association for Cancer Research (2018 - 2022) - Member of Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMEB) (2011 – present)
- Microfluidic preparation of PLGA microparticles, collaboration with Dolomite Microfluidics, Royston, UK (2020). - Sensitivity Comparison of Macro- and Micro-Electrochemical Biosensors for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Biomarker Detection, collaboration with University of Plymouth, UK (2018). - Development of electrochemical biosensors, collaboration with Zimmer and Peacock Ltd., Royston, UK (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021) - Development of acoustic and electrochemical biosensors for the immunodetection of cancer cells, collaboration with institute for Synthetic Bioarchitectures, Department of Nanobiotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria (2016-2018). - Amadée Awards, BMWF, OeAD, Institute Français, Cultural Department of the French Embassy in Vienna, Austria (2013)
Book Chapters: - Damiati LA, Damiati SA, Damiati S. (2022) Developments in the use of Microfluidics in Synthetic Biology. In: Singh V, New Frontiers and Applications of Synthetic Biology. Elsevier. - Damiati S. (2020) Acoustic Biosensors for Cell Research. In: Thouand G. (eds) Handbook of Cell Biosensors. Springer, Cham. - Damiati S. (2018) Can We Rebuild the Cell Membrane?. In: Artmann G, Artmann A, Zhubanova A, Digel I. (eds) Biological, Physical and Technical Basics of Cell Engineering. Springer, Singapore Journal Articles: • Damiati S, Søpstad S, Peacock M, Saleem A, Pinto I, Soares R, Russom A. Flex printed circuit board implemented Graphene-based DNA sensor for detection of SARS-CoV-2. IEEE Sens J. 2021 • Damiati SA, Damiati S. Microfluidic Synthesis of Indomethacin-loaded PLGA Microparticles Optimized by Machine Learning. Front. Mol. Biosci. 2021. 8:677547. • Zayni S, Damiati S, Moreno-Flores S, Amman F, Hofacker I, Jin D, Sinner EK. Enhancing the cell-free expression of native membrane proteins by in-silico optimization of the coding sequence - an experimental study of the human voltage-dependent anion channel. Membranes 2021,11(10),741 • Bungon T, Haslam C, Damiati S, O’Driscoll B, Whitley T, Davey P, Siligardi G, Charmet J, Awan S.A. Graphene FET sensors for Alzheimer’s disease protein biomarker Clusterin detection. Front. Mol. Biosci. 2021, 8:651232. • Budreviciute A*, Damiati S*, Sabir DK, Onder K, Schuller-Goetzburg P, Plakys G, Katileviciute A, Khoja S, Kodzius R. Management and Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and their Risk Factors. Front. Public Health 2020, 8:574111. • Damiati SA, Rossi D, Joensson HN, Damiati S. Artificial intelligence application for rapid fabrication of size-tunable PLGA microparticles in microfluidics. Sci Rep 2020, 10, 19517. • Damiati S. In situ microfluidic preparation and solidification of alginate microgels. Macromol Res 2020, 28 • Damiati S, Schuster B. Electrochemical biosensors based on S-layer proteins. Sensors 2020, 20(6), 1721. • Damiati S, Hersman C, Søpstad S, Peacock M, Whitley T, Davey P, Awan SA. Sensitivity comparison of macro- and micro-electrochemical biosensors for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) biomarker detection. IEEE Access 2019, 7,94048-94058 • Damiati S. New Opportunities for creating man-made bioarchitectures utilizing microfluidics. Biomed Microdev 2019, 21,62 • Damiati S, Scheberl A, Zayni S, Damiati SA, Schuster B, Kompella UK. Albumin-bound nanodiscs as delivery vehicle candidates: development and characterization. Biophy Chem 2019, 251, 106178. • Damiati S, Peacock M, Mhana R, Søpstad S, Sleytr U.B, Schuster B. Bioinspired Detection Sensor Based on Functional Nanostructures of S-Proteins to Target the Folate Receptors in Breast Cancer Cells. Sensors and Actuators B 2018, 267, 224-230. • Damiati S, Mhana R, Kodzius R, Sinner EK. Cell-Free Approaches in Synthetic Biology utilizing Microfluidics. Genes 2018, 9(3), 144. • Damiati S, Kompella, UK, Damiati SA, Kodzius R. Microfluidic Devices for Drug Delivery Systems and Drug Screening. Genes 2018, 9(2),103. • Damiati S, Peacock M, Leonhardt S, Baghdadi MA, Damiati L, Becker H, Kodzius R, Schuster B. Embedded Disposable Functionalized Electrochemical Biosensor with a 3D-Printed Flow-Cell for Detection of Hepatic Oval Cells. Genes 2018, 9(2), 89. • Haslam C, Damiati S, Whitley T, Davey P, Ifeachor E, Awan S.A. Label-Free Sensors Based on Graphene Field-Effect Transistors for the Detection of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Cancer Risk Biomarker. Diagnostics 2018; 8(1), 5. • Damiati S, Küpcü S, Peacock M, et al. Acoustic and Hybrid 3D-Printed Electrochemical Biosensors for the Real-Time Immunodetection of Liver Cancer Cells (HepG2). Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2017, 94, 500–506 • Damiati S, Zayni S, Schrems A, Kiene E, Sleytr UB, Chopineau J, Schuster B, Sinner, E.K. Inspired and Stabilized by Nature: Ribosomal Synthesis of the Human Voltage Gated Ion Channel (VDAC) into 2D-Protein-Tethered Lipid Interfaces. Biomaterials Science 2015, 3, 1406-1413. • Damiati S, Schrems A, Sinner E, Sleytr UB, Schuster B. Probing peptide and protein insertion in a biomimetic S-layer supported lipid membranes platform. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2015, 16, 2824-2838 (Selected as Journal Cover). • Schrems A, Larisch V, Dutter K, Stanetty C, Damiati S, Sleytr UB, Schuster B. Triggered liposome fusion on proteinaceous S-layer lattices via europium-complex formation. Soft Matter 2011, 7(12): 5514-5518.
- Zamzami M, Choudhry H, Damiati S, Peacock M. (2019) Microfluidic device for measuring the enzymatic activity of thiopurin s-methyltransferase (US 2021/0001333 A1). US Patent App. 16/502,615, 2021.
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