Inspire Magazine speaks with Dr Tahar Abbaz Senior Lecturer and Head of the Organic Chemistry and Bio-Organics research groups in the “Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems”, and also member of the laboratory of organic materials and heterochemistry at the University of Tebessa. Dr Abbaz is the lead author of the paper entitled: “Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Activity of Cyclic Sulfamide Linked to Tetrathiafulvalene (TTF)”, which won the 2015 Algerian Paper of the Year Awards in Chemistry. 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): Molecular neurosciences, medicinal chemistry, biopharmaceutics, drug design.
Thesis title: Investigation into the physicochemical and biological properties of the proteasomal specific inhibitor I (PSI).
Supervisors: Prof. Peter Jenner, Prof. Robert Hider, Dr. Sarah Salvage, and Dr. Sukhvinder Bansal. Read More