Inspire Magazine speaks with Dr Mourad Belkhelfa, a Lecturer in Biotechnology and Health in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algiers. Dr Belkhelfa is the lead author of the paper entitled “IFN-γ and TNF-α Are Involved During Alzheimer Disease Progression and Correlate with Nitric Oxide Production: A Study in Algerian Patients”, which won the 2015 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Medicine, Pharmacy & Veterinary Sciences. Read More
Mr Jamal Tahtat is a researcher at the Department of Irradiation Therapy in the Nuclear Research Center of Algiers. He is the first author of the paper that won the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Medicine, Pharmacy and Veterinary Sciences entitled “Oral delivery of insulin from alginate/chitosan crosslinked by glutaraldehyde” and which published in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. Inspire magazine speaks to Mr Tahtat about the work reported in the award winning paper. Read More
Dr. Mohamed L. Toumi is a lecturer at the Applied Neuroendocrinology Laboratory at the University of Badji Mokhtar in Annaba, Algeria, and first author of the paper that won the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Biological Sciences, entitled “Quercetin alleviates predator stress-induced anxiety-like and brain oxidative signs in pregnant rats and immune count disturbance in their offspring” and which was published in the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. Inspire Magazine speaks to Dr Toumi about his research and the work reported in the award winning paper. Read More
Prof. Zahia Kabouche is a lecturer in chemistry at the University of Constantine in Algeria. Her research interests are focused on Organic Chemistry, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology. She is the corresponding author on the paper entitled “Design, synthesis and anticoagulant activity of new flexible Calixarene sulfonic acids”, published in the journal Comptes Rendus Chimie, and which won the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Chemical Sciences. Inspire Magazine speaks to Prof. Zahia Kabouche about the winning paper and the future of her research field. Read More
Ms. Katia Abdelouhab is an Assistant Lecturer in immunology and biochemistry at the Department of Biological Sciences in the University of Ferhat Abbas, Setif where she is also currently pursuing a doctoral degree focusing on immunopathology and immunotherapy. She previously worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Houari Boumediene in Algiers, within the Cytokines and NOSynthase group. Inspire Magazine spoke with Ms Abdelouhab to find out more about her paper which won the prize of the 2013 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in the category of Medicine, Pharmacy and Biological Sciences. The winning paper is entitled “Mucosal intestinal alteration in experimental colitis correlates with nitric oxide production by peritoneal macrophages: Effect of probiotics and prebiotics” and can be accessed here. Read More
Dr. Habib Zaidi is Chief Physicist and Head of the Positron Emissions Tomography (PET) Instrumentation & Neuroimaging Laboratory at Geneva University Hospital. He is also a Professor of Medical Physics at the University Medical Center of Groningen (the Netherlands) and visiting Professor at École Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA, France). Dr. Zaidi is actively involved in developing imaging solutions for cutting-edge interdisciplinary biomedical research and clinical diagnosis. His academic accomplishments in the area of quantitative PET imaging have been well recognized through many awards and distinctions most notably the prestigious 2010 Kuwait Prize of Applied Sciences (also known as the Middle Eastern Nobel Prize) awarded by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), which he received for outstanding accomplishments in Biomedical Technology. Read More
Research field(s): Tissue engineering, drug delivery and regenerative medicine.
Thesis title: An in situ Solidifying Injectable Scaffold Delivering BMP2 for Bone Regeneration.
Supervisor: Prof. Kevin Shakesheff Read More