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Anti-cancer drug discovery from natural products: Prevention, Therapy, and Adjuvant therapy


May 24, 2021 - 16:00 - 17:00

Topic Description :

Anti-cancer drug discovery from natural products: Prevention, Therapy, and Adjuvant therapy

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify cancer drug development approaches from natural products.
  2. Explain cancer prevention and therapeutic modalities utilizing natural compounds.
  3. Detail the pros and cons of using natural adjuvant therapy in cancer (safety vs. effectiveness).

Speaker :

Dr. Ahmed Al abd

Dr. Ahmed Al abd

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology,
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy & Thumbay Research Institute for Precision Medicine (TRIPM)
Gulf Medical University


Dr. Ahmed M Al-Abd has graduated (2000) in the faculty of pharmacy, Ain Shams University; M.Sc. in pharmacology and toxicology (2004-Ain Shams University); Ph.D. fellow in biomedical sciences (the year 2008- the Catholic University of Korea); Ph.D. degree in pharmacology and toxicology (year 2011- Beni-Suif University, Egypt). Since graduation, He has been promoting in the fields of research/academia from research assistant, to associate research professor at the National Research Centre of Egypt. He worked for 6 years as an Assistant/Associate Professor at King Abdulaziz University; during these 6 years he supervised the research activities within Tissue Culture facility in the Faculty of Pharmacy, King Abdulaziz University. In addition, he worked as a visiting scholar in Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA (years 2014 Р2018). He is currently working as an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the College of Pharmacy and Thumbay Research Institute of Preision Medicine, Gulf Medical University, United Arab Emirates. Dr. Ahmed Al-Abd is a reaserch active University Faculty Staff member who accomplished more than 15 research grants with total budget exceeding USD 2 millions. By Sept-2020, Dr. Al-Abd is an author in more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and 3 books/book chapters. Dr. Al-Abd has a Scopus H-index of 19; google scholar H-index of 22 and google scholar i10-index of 37. In addition to be an editor in 6 peer reviewed International Scientific Journals, Dr. Al-Abd has a broad international scientific communication network (collaborator with more than 150 authors in more than 20 Universities and Research institutes in more than 8 different countries worldwide, and supervised the M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses of 16 candidates affiliated to 5 Universities and Research institutes).