Dr. Asmaa Ibrahim is an Associate Professor of Pharmacognosy

At the Faculty of Pharmacy, Heliopolis University. She obtained her B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University. She is working as a University staff member since October 2017. Her field of specialization is production of medicinal plants, isolation, structure elucidation, and testing biological activity of natural products especially those related with COVID-19. She supervised and judged fifteen master and doctoral theses. She was enrolled in five projects dealing with plant natural products. She had 32 international publications in well-ranked journals in addition to one chapter in a book on Elsevier.

Some selected publications

  1. Asmaa I. Owis, 2019. ” Citrus Polymethoxyflavones: Biofunctional Molecules of Therapeutic Interest”, Studies in Natural Products Chemistry (Bioactive Natural Products), Elseveir Science Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1st Ed., vol. 59, ch. 15, p. 509-530. 
  2. Hayam S. Ahmed, Abeer S. Moawad, Sameh F. AbouZid, Asmaa I. Owis, 2020. ”Salicylic acid increases flavonolignans accumulation in the fruits of hydroponically cultured Silybum marianum”. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 28(5), 593-598.
  3. Mohamed A. Farag, Mohamed G. Sharaf El-Din, Mohamed A. Selim, Asmaa I. Owis, Sameh F. Abouzid, Andrea Porzel, Ludger A. Wessjohann and Asmaa Otify, 2021. ”Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Metabolomics Approach for the Analysis of Major Legume Sprouts Coupled to Chemometrics”. Molecules, 26, 761. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26030761
  4. Asmaa I. Owis, Marwa S. El-Hawary, Dalia El Amir, Hesham Refaat, Eman Alaaeldin, Omar M. Aly, Mahmoud A. Elrehany and Mohamed S. Kamel, 2021. ”Flavonoids of Salvadora persica L. (Meswak) and its liposomal formulation as potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2”. RSC Advances, 22(11), 13537-13544.