Research Labs

Anticancer Drugs Research Lab

Location: Faculty of Pharmacy

Introduction:

Rational Development of Allosteric Inhibitors of Kinases Dependent Cancer Cells; A Novel Strategy to Overcome Resistance

Developing of Platinum Prodrugs for Reducing Toxicities and Overcoming Resistance in Cancer. Platinogenomics and Target Identification of Platinum-Based Anticancer Drugs

Structural Elucidation of Cytotoxic Natural Secondary Metabolites.

Discovery and Development of Anti-obesity and Cognitive Function Modulators

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Al-Quds Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Location: Faculty of Educational Sciences/ Fifth Floor/ D

Introduction:

The PNI aims to create a powerhouse for neuroscience research in Palestine, train the next generation of Palestinian researchers and healthcare professionals, and create a viable research institution in Palestine to host Palestinian and other neuroscientists to pursue research careers in Palestine. Since its inception in 2009, research at the PNI has focused on investigating the molecular, genetic, hormonal and computational underpinnings of cognitive function in both healthy and patient populations.  In particular, we study brain systems involved in feedback-based learning of approach (of positive outcomes) and avoidance (of negative outcomes) as well as rule-generalization. By focusing on unique characteristics of psychiatric and neurological disorders among Palestinians, we aspire to learn more about these disorders to help patients worldwide.

Web site: https://neuroscience.alquds.edu

Equipment:  Coming soon

Procedures: Coming soon

Director: Mohammad M. Herzallah, M.D., Ph.D.

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Staff: Ms. Anfal abu helal

Student & Staff

  • Aram Abdelhaq, M.D./ Post-M.D. Researcher
  • Osama M. Abu-hadid, M.D./ Post-M.D. Researcher
  • Lubna A. Malhis, M.D./ Post-M.D. Researcher
  • Hamza N. Mousa, M.D./Post-M.D. Researcher
  • Mousa Saeed, M.D./ Post-M.D. Researcher
  • Abdelrahman S. Sawalma, M.D./ Post-M.D. Researcher
  • Ahmad B. Taha, M.D./ Post-M.D. Researcher
  • Oday M. Abushalbaq, M.S./Research Associate
  • Nibal Y. Khudiesh, M.S./Research Associate
  • Mohammed Abu Ridi/ Master’s Researcher
  • Mai I. Baker/ Master’s Researcher
  • Ashar Y. Natsheh/ Master’s Researcher

Medical Students:

  • Amjad Elmashala
  • Mousa K. Hamad
  • Marwa W. Tarayra
  • Aseel Z. Yacoub
  • Shafi’a K. Jaffal/ Undergraduate Researcher
  • Hala A. Khalawi/ Undergraduate Researcher

Biophysics Research Lab

Location: Faculty of Sciences and Technology/Third Floor (ST243) - Faculty of Sciences and Technology /Department of Physics

Introduction:

The biophysics Research Laboratory has been established at Al-Quds University in 2005 with a generous fund from the DFG of Federal republic of Germany. The lab has supported several research students in the fields of Biophysics and biology, several of whom are currently finishing their Doctorates degrees in Germany and the U.S.

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Computational Chemistry and Drug Design Laboratory

Location: Health Complex Building (Sc12213) / Faculty of Pharmacy

Introduction:

The Computational Chemistry and Drug Design Laboratory was established in 2005 with a generous donation from the German Research Foundation, where an agreement was signed between the Al-Quds University and the Freie University in Berlin / Germany. The Freie University provided the necessary computers, servers, advanced software’s, books…  etc.

Equipment:

  • Computers
  • advanced software’s,

Procedures:

The Computational Chemistry and Drug Design Laboratory is also involved in research related to the design of new drugs using computers. In this framework, more than ten master's thesis were supervised. Most of these thesis related to the study of the relationship between pharmacological activity of drug like compounds and structure in three dimensions. These thesis were concentrated on large groups of drugs acting on specific receptors. Specialized software’s have been used in this field, and the results of this research have been used in the design of new drugs.

It should be noted that all master students under the supervision of Prof. Omar Deeb has been able to publish their research in international scientific journals with very good impact factor. These students are from the graduate program in pharmacy as well as from the graduate program of chemistry and chemical technology.

Director: Omar Deeb/ Faculty of Pharmacy

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PHD Students:

  • Sherine Al-Falah, graduated in 2010.
  • Saleh Al-Jabour, graduated in 2012
  • Rana Obaid, graduated in 2014

Master Student:

  • Hana Bani Odeh
  • Nael Al Zaatari
  • Sana Jawabra
  • Mohammed Jawabra
  • Mujahid Daraibah
  • Amal Jabr
  • Sawsan Salameh
  • Manal Al-Muhtasib.

Laser & IR Spectroscopy Lab

Location: Faculty of Sciences and Technology/Third Floor (ST208) - Faculty of Sciences and Technology/ Department of Physics

Machines

  • High voltage source
  • Laser and IR sources,
  • Detectors,
  • Voltmeters
  • ammeters
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Microbiology Research Lab

Location: Al Abraj/ Building B/ Sixth floor- Faculty of Medicine

Introduction:

The Microbiology Research laboratory at Al-Quds University was established in November 2012 from a DFG grant for 2011- 2013, the grant was extended another three years till 2016 and for another year without financial obligation till 2017.

The Microbiology Research Laboratory is focused on the ecology and virulence of Legionella species in water distribution systems in the West Bank and identification of Legionella pneumophila from lower respiratory tract specimens obtained from suspected pneumonia patients presenting at Makassed Hospital.

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Nanotechnology Research Laboratory (NRL)

Location: College of Education Building ground floor (2003) - College of Engineering / Materials Engineering

Introduction:

Nanotechnology is a revolution of endless possibilities. It is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale. The Nanotechnology Research Laboratory was established in the year 2006 by Prof. Mukhles Sowwan through generous support from Al-Quds University and the German Research Foundation (DFG). Currently, the laboratory is  small charectrization unit for  imaging and manipulation of nanomaterials. The experiments conducted in the lab allow researchers of all levels (graduate and undergraduate) to advance in nanotechnology, and gain experience with nanotechnology tools and characterization techniques such as Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Differential scanning calorimeter, UV-Vis and Fluorescence spectroscopy. In the future, we hope to add additional characterization tools such as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and setup a fabrication unit for the design and synthesis of 0D, 1D and 2D materials.

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Medical Sciences Research Lab

Location: Health Complex Building (Hc009) / Faculty of Health Professions, Al-Quds University

Introduction:

The MLSRL supports research in medical microbiology and molecular biology. Currently research is focused on antibacterial antimicrobial agents extracted from Streptomyces species isolated from soil samples. In addition, research areas of interest include bacterial resistance to antibiotics and Helicobacter pylori research. Other areas include isolation and classification of Bacillus spp., immunological aspects of Hepatitis B virus and others.  Collaboration with colleagues from local institutions; universities and medical laboratories, hospitals, and health care centers is a continuous process. Another important contribution that has been carried out in this research lab is student training in research; undergraduate students, graduation projects, and thesis projects for graduate MSc. Students

Equipment:

  • Shaking water bath.
  • Nodding shaker
  • Hot air incubator
  • Water jacketed CO2 incubator
  • Weighing scale (four-decimal digits)
  • Autoclave
  • Biological safety cabinet.
  • Microcentrifuge
  • Low speed centrifuge (15-ml tubes).
  • UV-illuminator box for gel viewing.
  • Hand held UV-lamp
  • DC-Electric power supplier
  • Agarose gel electrophoresis unit
  • Heat sealer
  • Gel- vacuum dryer
  • Filter sterilizing unit (liquid filtration)
  • Bright light viewing box
  • Compound microscope (4x, 10x, 45x, 100xOil)
  • Dissecting microscope (1 to 7x zoom)
  • Anaerobic / candle jar.

Procedures and Services:

  1. Microbial studies including isolation, characterization and identification.
  2. Diagnostic microbiology.
  3. Problem solving research in respect to bacterial growth and identification.
  4. Isolation, identification, and evaluation of antimicrobial agents including comparative studies.
  5. Bacterial storage and maintenance.
  6. Molecular studies including human viruses and human genomics.

Director: Sameer A. Barghouthi

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 Master students:

  • Dua’ Affaneh

Soil & Hydrology Laboratory

Location: Faculty of Sciences and Technology/ Third Floor (ST218D) / Faculty of Sciences and Technology/ Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Introduction:

Soil Hydrology Research (SHR) unit was established in the year 2010. The motivation of the SHR is grounded in the sustainability of natural resources and soil pollution. Our research emphasize on both water security for human use and protection of natural systems. We support minimizing and remediating human impacts on hydrologic ecosystems.

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