Dr Qosay Al-Balas is currently Associate Professor at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST). He graduated with a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry with a specialism in Drug Design from the University of Strathclyde in 2008. His undergraduate degree was in pharmacy, which he obtained from JUST in 2000. He has held many different positions during his career, including Assistant Dean, Head of Department and Director of the Pharmaceutical Research Center and Director at King Abdullah University Hospital (KAUH).
His current research is directed towards designing novel inhibitors of Zinc metalloenzymes for cancer treatment, namely Glyoxalase-I enzyme.
His research focuses on separation techniques, pharmaceutical dosage form analysis, natural product analysis and drug stability studies. Recent publications include: Antimycobacterial Activities of N-SubstitutedGlycinyl 1H1,2,3-Triazolyl Oxazolidinones and Analytical Method Development and Validation for a Representative Compound (2017) and UHPLC-UV Analysis of Morin and Structurally Related Flavonoids with Potential Anticancer Activity (2017).
Dr. Majed is an Assistant Professor in Pharmaceuticals in Taif University. His research focuses on gene delivery for the treatment of cancer. He obtained his Master degree and PhD from the University of Strathclyde (2009-2013). During his studies at Strathclyde he won the Distinguished Saudi Student Award from the Saudi Cultural Bureau in London. Currently, he is Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Taif University, Saudi Arabia.
Dr Moustafa holds a Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences “Medicinal Chemistry” (1991) awarded jointly by the University of Alexandria, Egypt and the University of Strathclyde.
His research interests are in the synthesis of novel Dopaminergic compounds either agonists or antagonists. Since 2008 he has been Dean of the Oman Pharmacy Institute in Muscat.
Dr. Alazwari is an assistant professor at Taif University. She obtained her PhD degree in Computer and Information Sciences in June 2016 from the University of Strathclyde. She also completed her Master degree in Computer and Internet Technologies at Strathclyde in 2010.
Her research focuses on minimising the number of updates (deltas) necessary for updating Semantic Web data which has led to the introduction of new updating method that produce sound and small deltas, which are both important properties. She won the best paper Award in SEMANTiCS15 in Vienna and the best paper Award in the 8th Saudi Conference in London. During her PhD studies she won a number of prizes for the Best Student Award from the Saudi Cultural Bureau in London. Before that, in 2006, she was awarded the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for the Gifted Award.
Her research interests are focused on the use of enzymes in unusual reaction systems (e.g., in ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents): their catalytic performance, biophysical chemistry, and applications.