Professor of Pharmacognosy

Prof. Sameh AbouZid is a professor of pharmacognosy at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Heliopolis University. He obtained B.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. M.I. Choudhary. He is working as a University staff member since March 2005. He was promoted to a professorship in December 2016. He was a visiting scholar at the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Guido Pauli, UIC in 2014. He supervised 23 master and doctoral students working in isolation, structure elucidation and testing biological activity of plant natural products and production of medicinal plants using new techniques of hydroponics and aquaponics


 Here are some of his recent publications: 

  1. AbouZid, S.F., Ahmed, H.S., Abd El Mageed, A.E.M.A., Moawad, A.S., Owis, A.I., Chen, S.N., Nachtergael, A., McAlpine, J.B., Friesen, J.B. and Pauli, G.F., 2020. Linear regression analysis of silychristin A, silybin A and silybin B contents in Silybum marianumNatural product research34(2), pp.305-310.
  2. AbouZid, S. and Ahmed, H., 2020. Brief review on applications of continuous-wave electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy in natural product free radical research. In Studies in Natural Products Chemistry (Vol. 66, pp. 355-369). Elsevier.
  3. Ahmed, H.S., Moawad, A.S., AbouZid, S.F. and Owis, A.I., 2020. Salicylic acid increases flavonolignans accumulation in the fruits of hydroponically cultured Silybum marianum. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal.
  4. Hifnawy, M.S., Fouda, M.M., Sayed, A.M., Mohammed, R., Hassan, H.M., AbouZid, S.F., Rateb, M.E., Keller, A., Adamek, M., Ziemert, N. and Abdelmohsen, U.R., 2020. The genus Micromonospora as a model microorganism for bioactive natural product discovery. RSC Advances, 10(35), pp.20939-20959.

S Hifnawy, M., Hassan, H.M., Mohammed, R., M Fouda, M., Sayed, A.M., A Hamed, A., F AbouZid, S., Rateb, M.E., Alhadrami, H.A. and Abdelmohsen, U.R., 2020. Induction of Antibacterial Metabolites by Co-Cultivation of Two Red-Sea-Sponge-Associated Actinomycetes Micromonospora sp. UR56 and Actinokinespora sp. EG49. Marine Drugs, 18(5), p.243.