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Prof. Ahmed Elhenawy, Drug Design, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Al-Azhar University, Egypt


Prof. Ahmed El-Henawy is a distinguished academic and researcher in the field of Chemistry, specializing in organic chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with a focus on amino acids and proteins from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. With over a decade of experience in academia, Prof. El-Henawy has served as a lecturer, assistant lecturer, and demonstrator at Al-Azhar University, where he has taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in organic chemistry.

Throughout his career, Prof. El-Henawy has made significant contributions to the field of peptide synthesis, particularly in the design and synthesis of novel peptide derivatives with antimicrobial and anticancer properties. His research interests also extend to the development of small molecule drugs, biochemical mechanisms of drug action, and spectroscopic analysis techniques.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry:

  • Completed at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Thesis Title: “Synthesis and Study of New Amino Acid Derivatives of Expected Biological Activities”.
  • Specialization: Amino Acids & Proteins.
  • Year of Completion: 2005-2008.

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Organic Chemistry:

  • Earned at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Thesis Title: “Synthesis and Study of Some Amino Acids Derivatives”.
  • Specialization: Amino Acids & Proteins.
  • Year of Completion: 2002-2005.

One-year Graduate Courses for M.Sc. Degree:

  • Partial fulfillment of the requirements for the M.Sc. degree.
  • Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Year: 2001.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Special Chemistry:

  • Obtained from Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Year of Completion: 2000.

Professional Experience:  

Prof. Ahmed El-Henawy boasts a rich and extensive professional experience in the field of Chemistry, spanning over several roles and institutions. Since August 2008, he has served as a Lecturer in the Chemistry Department at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, where he has been actively involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervising theses, and contributing to curriculum development. Prior to this, from September 2005 to August 2008, he held the position of Assistant Lecturer at the same institution, where he further honed his teaching and academic skills. Prof. El-Henawy began his academic career as a Demonstrator at Al-Azhar University in September 2002, gaining valuable experience in laboratory instruction and student supervision. In addition to his roles at Al-Azhar University, he has also served as an Assistant Professor at Albaha University, Albaha, KSA, from October 2012 to the present, and as a Professor at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, from February 2020 to the present. Throughout his career, Prof. El-Henawy has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in education, research, and academic leadership.

Research Interest:

Peptide Synthesis: Prof. El-Henawy explores the synthesis of novel dipeptide, tripeptide, tetrapeptide, and pentapeptide derivatives with potential antimicrobial activity. This research area involves designing and synthesizing peptide analogs to investigate their bioactivity against microbial pathogens.

Anticancer Agents: He is interested in the synthesis and evaluation of new analogs, such as 2-amino-1,3,4-thiadiazol derivatives, as potential anticancer agents. This research aims to develop novel compounds with enhanced anticancer activity and reduced toxicity profiles.

Small Molecule Drug Design: Prof. El-Henawy is involved in designing and synthesizing small molecule compounds with therapeutic potential. This includes the development of sulfonamide derivatives and other organic molecules with antimicrobial properties.

Biochemical Mechanisms: He investigates the biochemical mechanisms underlying the activity of synthesized compounds, focusing on their interaction with biological targets and elucidating their mode of action. This research contributes to understanding the molecular basis of drug efficacy and toxicity.

Spectroscopic Analysis: Prof. El-Henawy utilizes various spectroscopic techniques, such as UV spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy, and NMR spectroscopy, for structural elucidation and characterization of synthesized compounds. These analytical methods provide insights into the chemical structure and properties of organic molecules.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: Synthesis and characterization of some arylhydrazone ligand and its metal complexes and their potential application as flame retardant and antimicrobial additives

  • Authors: H Abd El-Wahab, M Abd El-Fattah, AH Ahmed, AA Elhenawy, NA Alian
  • Journal: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
  • Volume: 791
  • Pages: 99-106
  • Year: 2015
  • Citations: 46

Title: Nano-amino acid cellulose derivatives: Eco-synthesis, characterization, and antimicrobial properties

  • Authors: M Hasanin, A El-Henawy, WH Eisa, H El-Saied, M Sameeh
  • Journal: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
  • Volume: 132
  • Pages: 963-969
  • Year: 2019
  • Citations: 45

Title: Naproxen based 1, 3, 4-oxadiazole derivatives as EGFR inhibitors: Design, synthesis, anticancer, and computational studies

  • Authors: MM Alam, S Nazreen, ASA Almalki, AA Elhenawy, NI Alsenani, …
  • Journal: Pharmaceuticals
  • Volume: 14
  • Issue: 9
  • Pages: 870
  • Year: 2021
  • Citations: 41

Title: Experimental and theoretical investigation for 6-Morpholinosulfonylquinoxalin-2 (1H)-one and its haydrazone derivate: Synthesis, characterization, tautomerization and …

  • Authors: DM Elsisi, A Ragab, AA Elhenawy, AA Farag, AM Ali, YA Ammar
  • Journal: Journal of Molecular Structure
  • Volume: 1247
  • Pages: 131314
  • Year: 2022
  • Citations: 36

Title: Design, synthesis and molecular docking studies of thymol based 1, 2, 3-triazole hybrids as thymidylate synthase inhibitors and apoptosis inducers against breast cancer cells

  • Authors: MM Alam, AM Malebari, N Syed, T Neamatallah, ASA Almalki, …
  • Journal: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
  • Volume: 38
  • Pages: 116136
  • Year: 2021
  • Citations: 35
Ahmed Elhenawy | Drug Design | Best Researcher Award

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