Dr. Areej Abuhammad                                        

    Faculty of Pharmacy
    Assistant Professor

 

 

 

 

 

Biography

Areej Abuhammad studied Pharmacy in the University of Jordan and got her M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences on 2007.
Areej’s Masters research on ligand-based and structure based in silico screening for influenza-virus neuraminidase inhibitors inspired her interest in structure based drug design in particular towards developing treatment for neglected infectious diseases.
She then carried out a D.Phil. in Pharmacology (medicinal chemistry and drug design) under the supervision of Prof. Edith Sim and Prof. Elspeth F. Garman in the Department of Pharmacology in Oxford University. Her D.Phil. research focused on mycobacterial arylamine N-acetyltransferases as targets for antitubercular therapy development.

Dr Abuhammad has just joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Faculty of Pharmacy and aims to develop a multidisciplinary research in drug discovery utilising structural, biophysical and in silico screening methods for hit identification and lead optimisation. She is also keen on starting collaborations in areas of mutual interest where her expertise can be put to use.

In addition to research and teaching, she is interested in medical education, utilisation of new technologies in education, medical writing and publishing, teaching Arabic for non-native speakers and the history of art and medicine in the Islamic golden age.


Educational and Professional Qualifications
  • D.Phil. University College, University of Oxford.
  • M.Sc. Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Jordan.
  • B.Sc. Pharmacy, University of Jordan.

  • Areas of Interest
  • Neuraminidase enzyme inhibitors
  • Protein crystallography
  • Protein expression and purification
  • Neglected diseases including TB

  • Other Professional Activity
  • Associated member of the Royal Chemical Society; UK.
  • Associated member of the Biochemical Society; UK.
  • Member of the British Crystallographic Association.
  • Visiting Academic at the Department of Pharmacology at Oxford University; UK.
  • Visiting Academic at the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing at Kingston University; UK.

  • Teaching Activities
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry 1
  • Drug Design

  • Enquiries and CV's from undergrad students and potential M.Sc. and Ph.D students are welcomed