Mariem Zakraoui | Pharmacology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Mariem Zakraoui | Pharmacology | Best Researcher Award

University of Lille, France

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Early Academic Pursuits:

Mariem Zakraoui embarked on her academic journey by obtaining a National Diploma of Applied License in Biotechnology from the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical, and Natural Sciences of Tunis, Tunis-El Manar University, Tunisia, in 2013. Following this, she pursued a Master's degree in Plant Productivity at the same institution from 2013 to 2015. Later, in 2022, she furthered her academic pursuits by enrolling as a Ph.D. student at the National Researches Institute of Water, Forests, and Rural Engineering (INRGREF) – Laboratory of Management and Valorization of Forest Resources.

Professional Endeavors:

She gained valuable professional experience through various internships and training programs. Notably, she completed internships at prestigious institutions such as the Laboratory of Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, and Clinical Pharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Lille, France, in 2021 and 2020. Additionally, she enriched her expertise with a stint at the Laboratory of Environmental Engineering Sciences at the University of La Rochelle, France, in 2020.

Contributions and Research Focus:

She has contributed significantly to the field of pharmacology and biotechnology through her scientific publications. Her research focuses on diverse areas, including plant propagation, phenolic and mineral composition analysis, and the development of novel therapeutic formulations from natural sources. Her notable articles delve into topics such as sexual propagation of Opuntia ficus-indica, the effect of geographical location on the composition of olive leaves, and the preclinical and clinical efficacy of natural compounds on hypertensive patients.

Accolades and Recognition:

She has garnered recognition for her academic and research endeavors. Her contributions have been acknowledged through various awards, including the Best Researcher Award for her outstanding work in the field of pharmacology. Additionally, she has received honors and accolades for her scientific publications and research projects.

Impact and Influence:

Her research has made a significant impact on the scientific community, particularly in the areas of plant productivity, pharmacology, and biotechnology. Her findings have contributed to advancements in plant propagation techniques, the characterization of natural compounds, and the development of novel therapeutic interventions. Moreover, her work has the potential to influence clinical practice and improve patient outcomes in the treatment of various health conditions.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

With a solid foundation in academia and a wealth of research experience, Mariem Zakraoui is poised to continue making significant contributions to the fields of pharmacology and biotechnology. Her dedication to scientific inquiry and innovation positions her as a promising researcher whose work may shape the future of healthcare and biotechnological advancements. Her legacy lies in her commitment to advancing knowledge and finding solutions to pressing global challenges in health and medicine.

Notable Publications 

Ifanosine: Olea europaea L. and Hyphaene thebaica L. combination, from traditional utilization to rational formulation: Preclinical and clinical efficacy on hypertensives patients

Effect of Geographical Location on the Phenolic and Mineral Composition of Chetoui Olive Leaves

Sexual propagation of the Tunisian spinescent Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill., morphogenetic deployment and polymorphism


Maged Abdel-Kader | Pharmacognosy | Excellence in Research

Prof. Maged Abdel-Kader | Pharmacognosy | Excellence in Research

Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

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Early Academic Pursuits

Maged Saad Abdel-Kader's academic journey commenced at Abasia Secondary School from 1977 to 1979. He then pursued his higher education at the College of Pharmacy, University of Alexandria, Egypt, from 1979 to 1984, laying the groundwork for his future endeavors in pharmaceutical sciences.

Professional Endeavors

His professional career is marked by a rich tapestry of experiences. Starting as a Demonstrator in the Department of Pharmacognosy at the College of Pharmacy, University of Alexandria, Egypt, he progressed to various roles including Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, and eventually becoming a Professor of Phytochemistry, Pharmacognosy, and Applied Pharmacognosy at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Alexandria, Egypt.

Contributions and Research Focus

Throughout his career, Abdel-Kader has been dedicated to advancing the field of pharmacognosy and phytochemistry. His research focus spans the chemical study of medicinal plants, with particular emphasis on families like Solanaceae, Zygophyllaceae, Asclepiadaceae, and Scrophulariaceae. His work has contributed significantly to understanding the therapeutic potential of natural products.

Accolades and Recognition

His contributions have been widely recognized, earning him prestigious awards such as the Scientific Encouragements Award from the University of Alexandria and the Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University Award for the best researcher in 2016-2017.

Impact and Influence

His research findings and teachings have had a profound impact on the field of pharmacognosy and the broader pharmaceutical community. Abdel-Kader's work has inspired generations of students and researchers, shaping the way medicinal plants are studied and utilized for therapeutic purposes.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As a respected Professor and researcher, He continues to mentor students and lead groundbreaking research initiatives. His legacy lies not only in his academic achievements but also in his commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and improving healthcare through the exploration of natural products. His future contributions are poised to further enrich the field of pharmacognosy, leaving a lasting imprint on the discipline and its applications in medicine.


A total of  3229 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations            3229
  • h-index              29
  • i10-index           101

Notable Publications 

Olive leaves extract attenuates type II diabetes mellitus-induced testicular damage in rats: Molecular and biochemical study
GA Soliman, AS Saeedan, RF Abdel-Rahman, HA Ogaly, ...
{53} 2019

DNA-Damaging Steroidal Alkaloids from Eclipta alba from the Suriname Rainforest
MS Abdel-Kader, BD Bahler, S Malone, MCM Werkhoven, F van Troon, ...
[99] 1998

Two Bioactive Saponins from Albizia subdimidiata from the Suriname Rainforest
M Abdel-Kader, J Hoch, JM Berger, R Evans, JS Miller, JH Wisse, ...
[90] 2001
Prenylated flavonoids of Erythrina lysistemon grown in Egypt
S El-Masry, ME Amer, MS Abdel-Kader, HH Zaatout
[87] 2002
Solubility of bioactive compound hesperidin in six pure solvents at (298.15 to 333.15) K
MK Anwer, R Al-Shdefat, S Jamil, P Alam, MS Abdel-Kader, F Shakeel
[80] 2014
Bioactive Saponins from Acacia tenuifolia from the Suriname Rainforest
Y Seo, J Hoch, M Abdel-Kader, S Malone, I Derveld, H Adams, ...
[76] 2002
Antimicrobial isoflavans from Astragalus species
NA El-Sebakhy, AM Asaad, RM Abdallah, SM Toaima, MS Abdel-Kader, ...
[68] 1994
Terpenes and flavonoids from an Egyptian collection of Cleome droserifolia
MI Aboushoer, HM Fathy, MS Abdel-Kader, G Goetz, AA Omar
[63] 2010