Dr. Areej Abuhammad
Faculty of Pharmacy
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.
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.