Dr Ruangelie Edrada-Ebel

Senior Lecturer

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

Dr Edrada-Ebel currently heads the Natural Products Metabolomics Group (NPMG) and is currently author of more than 100 publications and two patents on the topic marine natural products. She referees articles on marine natural products on more than 10 peer-reviewed journals and is a member of the editorial board for Marine Drugs. Her expertise comprises both natural products isolation and structure elucidation with modern spectroscopic techniques. At present, she has a series of on-going projects on the application of metabolomics to identify and biotechnologically optimize the production of bioactive secondary metabolites in marine-derived microorganisms.

Prizes and awards

Thieme Award 2018 for the Most Innovative Planta Medica Original Paper

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Positions Held:

2015 to date Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Analysis, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

2008 to 2014 Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Analysis, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

2007 to 2008 NMR and MS Facility Manager, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

2005 to 2007 Research Scientist (part-time), BioMar, Düsseldorf Life Science Centre

2001 to 2007 Senior Researcher and Instructor, Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology, Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf

1999 to 2001 Research Fellow (Post Doctorate), Department of Chemistry, University of California Santa Cruz

1998 to 1999 Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma

1989 to 1993 Instructor, College of Pharmacy, University of the Philippines

Educational Background: 

1994 – 1998  Doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Biology, Julius Maximillians-University of Würzburg, Germany, Magna cum Laude, Dissertation: “Isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive secondary metabolites from Philippine marine sponges and soft corals.” Adviser:  Prof. Dr. Peter Proksch, Date of Graduation: 18 June 1998

1989 - 1992  Master of Science degree in Pharmacy, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines,  Thesis: “The biological and chemical investigation of the colored constituents of Kokoona ochracea (Elm) Merrill (Fam. Celastraceae).”


Isolation of a novel flavanonol and an alkylresorcinol with highly potent anti-trypanosomal activity from Libyan propolis
Siheri Weam, Ebiloma Godwin U, Igoli John O, Gray Alexander I, Biddau Marco, Akrachalanont Pilaslak, Samya Sh M D Alenezi Samya, Alwashih Mohammad A, Edrada Ebel RuAngelie, Müller Sylke, Lawrence Catherine E, Fearnley James, Watson David G, De Koning Harry P
Molecules Vol 24 (2019)
Application of metabolomics and molecular networking in investigating the chemical profile and antitrypanosomal activity of British bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)
Raheem Dotsha J, Tawfike Ahmed F, Abdelmohsen Usama R, Edrada-Ebel RuAngelie, Fitzsimmons-Thoss Vera
Scientific Reports Vol 9 (2019)
Isolation of anticancer and anti-trypanosome secondary metabolites from the endophytic fungus Aspergillus flocculus via bioactivity guided isolation and MS based metabolomics
Tawfike Ahmed F, Romli Muhammad, Clements Carol, Abbott Gráinne, Young Louise, Schumacher Marc, Diederich Marc, Farag Mohamed, Edrada-Ebel RuAngelie
Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences Vol 1106-1107, pp. 71-83 (2019)
New bioactive metabolites from the elicited marine sponge-derived bacterium Actinokineospora spheciospongiae sp. nov.
Tawfike Ahmed, Attia Eman Zekry, Desoukey Samar Yehia, Hajjar Dina, Makki Arwa A, Schupp Peter J, Edrada-Ebel RuAngelie, Abdelmohsen Usama Ramadan
AMB Express Vol 9 (2019)
Identification of GSK-3 as a potential therapeutic entry point for epilepsy
Aourz Najat, Serruys Ann-Sophie K, Chabwine Joëlle N, Balegamire Pascal Byenda, Afrikanova Tatiana, Edrada-Ebel RuAngelie, Grey Alexander I, Kamuhabwa Appolinary R, Walrave Laura, Esguerra Camila V, van Leuven Fred, de Witte Peter A M, Smolders Ilse, Crawford Alexander D
ACS Chemical Neuroscience (2018)
Green tea inhibits uterine contractility in ex vivo (non-pregnant) mice models
Bafor Enitome E, Eze Chioma, Omoruyi Osemelomen, Elvis-Offiah Beauty U, Viegelmann Christina, Edrada-Ebel RuAngelie
Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research Vol 2, pp. 254-261 (2018)

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Research interests

  • Natural products metabolomics to optimise production of secondary metabolites in their microbial sources as well as using metabolomics tools in targeting the isolation of bioactive metabolites from their natural sources. Collaboration has been established with Professor Ron Quinn of the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, Griffith University and Professor  Fernando da Costa of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo.
  • Metabolomics of microbial symbionts in collaboration with Professor Ute Hentschel of the Sponge Microbiology Group at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and partners with SeaBioTech, an FP-7 funded project.
  • Real Time Flux Modeling in Biopharmaceutical Bioprocessing, jointly co-funded by the BBSRC and the EPSRC, a collaborative research on metabolomics and fermentation work as well as further national collaborative work with Scottish medium-scale enterprises on the cultivation of marine microorganism. 
  • Metagenomic approach of optimizing the production of novel antibiotics from Streptomyces
  • Propolis project with Beevital exploring the anti-trypanosomal activity of the African Propolis collection
  • Ecological implications of the production of secondary metabolites in Crustaeceans and alternative application of utilising the waste products of the by-catch in collaboration with the Langoustine Laboratory, University of Glasgow.
  • Dereplication study and metabolomics of sponges and their endozooic microorganism obtained from the Irish and Celtic Sea (in collaboration with Prof. Alan Dobson, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork)
  • Structure elucidation of biologically active secondary metabolites from sponges, tropical plants, and marine-derived fungi
  • Phytochemistry of biologically active secondary metabolites from tropical plants from Southeast Asia and Africa (in collaboration with Prof. Alan Harvey, SIDR)
  • Mass spectral analysis of marine-derived synthetic pyridinium polymers as novel anti-cancer drugs (in collaboration with Prof. Marcel Jaspars, University of Aberdeen)

Professional activities

Krystle Angelique Santiago
Jake Coyle
Accelerate Chemistry Challenge Programme for Secondary Schools in Scotland: S@S Accelerate 2018: Education Challenge
Invited speaker
Euroindoamerican Natural Products Meeting
Keynote/plenary speaker

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Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Hislop, Ewan
Edrada-Ebel, Ruangelie (Principal Investigator) Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Young, Louise (Co-investigator) Hislop, Ewan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
Development of high-value compounds from Bacillus licheniformis
Edrada-Ebel, Ruangelie (Principal Investigator) Young, Louise (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 28-Jan-2018
Identification of pathway specific anti-cancer compounds from Scottish Marine Microbes
Edrada-Ebel, Ruangelie (Principal Investigator)
This agreement is applicable to only the original MATERIAL for the analyses of chemical contents of a series of research materials originating from Scotland.
29-Jan-2016 - 28-Jan-2018
Potential novel antibiotics from microorganisms of under explored extreme marine habitats
Edrada-Ebel, Ruangelie (Principal Investigator)
25-Jan-2016 - 24-Jan-2016
Escaping Bio-Assay Guided Isolation: Nature's Tools for Chemical Biology
Edrada-Ebel, Ruangelie (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2018
Comparative transcriptomic and metabolomic analysis of engineered bacteria
Tucker, Nicholas (Principal Investigator) Edrada-Ebel, Ruangelie (Co-investigator)
Analysis of industrial biotech strains produced by Ingenza
18-Jan-2014 - 18-Jan-2015

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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Hamnett Wing

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