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 Expert  729535

Expert in Natural Products, Polyphenols, Antioxidants, Food Organoleptic Properties, Analytical Chemistry.


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Morocco
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Expert obtained his Ph. D. in organic chemistry in 1997. He followed post-docs at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA Montpellier and Versailles). His research focuses on medicinal plants, natural products, especially polyphenols and their role in food technology, their organoleptic properties and their beneficial effects for human health. His research on medicinal plants focuses on extraction, isolation and structural elucidation of natural products pertaining to different family (essential oils, polyphenols, iridoids, ...). His research on polyphenols concerns also the transformations that such compounds could suffer during manufacturing, storage and ageing. The reactions responsible of these transformations has been investigated and the newly formed compounds were isolated, identified and theis effects of the newly formed compounds on the organolepti properties of foods has been discussed. Expert has published many research papers and he is a reviewer for various international scientific journals.
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medicinal plant

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natural product

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polyphenol

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antioxidant


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1997   PhD   Organic Chemistry   Rabat University   with distinction and honors
1990   MS   Organic Chemistry   Ecole Normale Supérieure, Rabat (Rabat Normal School)   with distinction and honors

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Chemistry

 

Professor

 

Teaching and Research; Head of the Department of Chemistry

1997 to 2001

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Chemistry

 

Associate Professor

 

Teaching and Research

1990 to 1997

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Chemistry

 

Assistant

 

Teaching and Research


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Has more than 50 publications in various scientific journals.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - NATO Science for Peace and Security Series – A: Chemistry and Biology  
 - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry  
 - Molecules  
 - LWT-Food Science and Technology  
 - Journal of Natural Products  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2010 to   University of Sfax, Tunisia   Invited Lecturer   He was invited to give conferences on the role of polyphenols and their role

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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2010 to 2010   Tunisia   Invited lecturer to the 6th education school entitled "Physico-chemical analysis methods and food toxicology" organized by Sfax University Tunisia. February 2010.
to   France  

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
French  
English  

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Invited lecturer to the 6th education school entitled "Physico-chemical analysis methods and food toxicology" organized by Sfax University Tunisia. February 2010.

Other Skills and Services

Research Competence: Expertise in synthesis of natural bioactive molecules. Dexterous in isolation and characterization of natural bioactive molecules. Endured in minor natural products purification. Familiar with HPLC and related chromatographic techniques. Adept in analyzing spectral data like 1H, 13C, 2D NMR (COSY, NOESY, HMBC and HMQC), IR and MS (ESI-MS, Tandem MS-MS, Maldi-Tof MS). Design and synthesis of biologically active compounds. Development of synthetic methodologies for natural/modified compounds synthesis. Isolation and characterization of naturally occurring bio-active compounds, hemisynthesis of isolated natural products for the confirmation of their chemical structures, transformations of natural products into their novel derivatives. Isolation of novel compounds (polyphenols, iridoids, phenylethanoids) from Moroccan plants. Development of regio- and stereoselective methodologies for modified polyphenols synthesis. Development of thioacidolysis method for structural elucidation of bridged flavanols. Capable of both collaborative and independent research. Possession of good communication and management skills.


 

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