Research & Areas:
Synthesis and characterization of: Polymers, Bio-polymers, IPN´s, Hydrogels,
Composites, Lignocelluloses materials.
Modelling and simulation.
Controlled drug delivery systems. In particular, skin, diabetes mellitus, antifungical.
Design and preparation of oral solid (tablets and capsules) dosage forms.
Analysis of drugs in pure forms, formulations and biological matrices.
Bioadhesive drug delivery systems, especially hydrogels.
1) International Pharmacy Conference. Theme: Absorption process of
glibenclamide/metformin in Chitosan/Graphene nanocomposites: A theoretical study.
Philadelphia, USA. 14-15 Jul. 2016.
2) International Pharmacy Conference. Theme: Computational chemistry applied of
absorption of Insuline in Chitosan/Genipin nanohydrogels. Philadelphia, USA. 14-15
3) International Pharmacy Conference. Theme: Analysis of structural properties in the
absorption of metformin and glibenclamide in IPN´s using computational chemistry
(PM6 model). Philadelphia, USA. 14-15 Jul. 2016.
4) International Pharmacy Conference. Theme: Temperature effect in
Polyurethane/Graphene/PMMA nanocomposites using Quantum Molecular and Monte
Carlo for design of new prothesis. Philadelphia, USA. 14-15 Jul. 2016.
5) 18° International Conference of Functional Foods Center, Functional and Medical
Foods for Chronic Diseases: Biactive Compounds and Biomarkers. Theme: Absorption
Process of Glibenclamide in Chitosan/Genipin Hydrogels: Analysis Applied Molecular
Simulation. Harvard Medical School. Boston, USA. 15-16 Sep. 2015.
1. Adsorption of drugs in nano-hydrogels treatments for skin cancer using quantum and
molecular models [2016-2017].
2. Analysis and molecular characterization of organic materials for application in solar
Mohammed Zourob has BSc and MSc in Chemistry in 1997 and 1999 respectively. He got his Ph.D from the Department of Instrumentation and Analytical Science (DIAS) at the University of Manchester in 2003. He did a postdoctoral scientist at DIAS, working in chemical/biosensors and lab-on-a-chip for biomedical and environmental applications. Then he moved for one year to the Department of Materials Science, University of Manchester, to work on developing high-throughput screening platforms for "Omics" applications. At the end of 2005, he moved to the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, where his research focused on optical sensing and biomemetic materials.
Dr. Zourob headed the biosensors division at Biophage Inc, a biotech company based in Montreal. In 2009 he joined GDG Environment Ltd as Director of R&D. In 2010 he joint INRS-University of Quebec as associate professor and then he moved to Cranfield University-UK. Now Dr Zourob is holding professor position Alfaisal University-KSA. Prof. Zourob now is leading the Biosensors BioMEMS and Bionanotechnology Lab (BBBL). At anytime the BBBL has minimum 20 graduate students and researchers working in various projects related to security, food, biomedical and environmental applications.
Dr. Zourob has published many scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, more than thirteen book chapters. He edited 6 reference books in chemical/biosensors, microarray sand lab on a chip.
His current theme of research focusing on developing:
Novel diagnostic tools.
Highly specific recognition receptors for diagnostic and imaging applications.
Lab on a chip system, leading to next generation sensing devices for biomedical and environmental applications.