Gazmend Temaj | Pharmacy | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Gazmend Temaj | Pharmacy | Best Researcher AwardūüŹÜ

University for Business and Technology, Albania

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Gazmend Temaj embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in General Biology and Molecular biologyfrom the University of Pristina in 1998. This foundational education provided him with a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of biology, setting the stage for his subsequent achievements in the field of genetics and biomedicine. He furthered his education with a Master of Sciences degree from the University of Zagreb/Sarajevo in 2004, where he delved deeper into subjects such as genetic populations, molecular biology, and biochemistry. This postgraduate study equipped him with specialized knowledge and skills necessary for his future endeavors in the realm of genetics.

Professional Endeavors:

Throughout his career, Gazmend Temaj has held various positions in prestigious institutions around the world, showcasing his expertise in molecular biology, cytogenetics, and clinical genetics. From his role as a Prof. Assistant at the Medical Faculty in Kosovo to his guest doctor positions at institutions like Goethe Uniklinik in Frankfurt and University Rezonanca in Prishtina, Temaj has consistently demonstrated his proficiency in a wide array of molecular techniques, including ELISA, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and cell culture. His contributions extend beyond his academic appointments, as evidenced by his participation in international conferences and collaborations with renowned institutes such as the Human Genetic Institute in Jena, Germany, and the DEBRA Institute at Salzburg University Clinic in Austria.

Contributions and Research Focus:

His research interests primarily revolve around rare genetic diseases, with a particular focus on Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). His dissertation on the molecular environment and expression strategy of the therapeutic target RpL35/uL29 in EB underscores his dedication to unraveling the complexities of this debilitating condition. His presentations at international summer academies and conferences highlight his commitment to raising awareness and sharing insights into the management, therapy, and genetic implications of rare diseases, including ribosomopathies and carcinogenic diseases. Temaj's involvement in professional organizations such as ANUBIH, the Albanian Association of Human Molecular Genetics, and membership in consortia like PharmVar and CPIC further attest to his active engagement in advancing the field of genetics and personalized medicine.

Accolades and Recognition:

His contributions to the field have been recognized through invitations to review for esteemed journals and his participation in conferences as an invited lecturer. His commitment to excellence is evident in his pursuit of continuous education, as demonstrated by his completion of courses like the Clinical Laboratory Genetics program in Zagreb, Croatia, and his attendance at webinars on oncology NGS testing.

Impact and Influence:

Through his research, teaching, and professional engagements, Gazmend Temaj has made significant contributions to the field of genetics and biomedicine. His expertise, combined with his passion for advancing knowledge and improving patient care, continues to inspire colleagues and students alike.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

As Gazmend Temaj continues his journey in academia and research, his legacy will be defined by his dedication to unraveling the mysteries of rare genetic diseases and his efforts to translate scientific discoveries into tangible benefits for patients. His future contributions are poised to further enrich our understanding of human genetics and pave the way for innovative therapies and personalized medicine approaches.

Citations

A total of  112 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

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  • h-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 7
  • i10-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†5

Notable Publications 

Ribosome-directed therapies in cancer

The impact of consanguinity on human health and disease with an emphasis on rare diseases

Comparative analysis of dermatoglyphic traits in Albanian and Turkish population living in Kosovo

Joubert syndrome: Molecular basis and treatment

Comparative analysis of qualitative dermatoglyphic traits of Albanian and Turkish populations living in the area of Dukagjin Valley in Kosovo

Mucopolysaccharidosis III: Molecular basis and treatment

Three patterns of inheritance of quantitative dermatoglyphic traits: Kosovo albanian twin study

Suspicions regarding the genetic inheritance of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in patients with down syndrome

Correlation between level of vitamin D in serum and value of lung function in children diagnosed with bronchial asthma

Case Report: Identification of likely recurrent CEP290 mutation in a child with Joubert syndrome and cerebello-retinal-renal features.

 

Mariem Zakraoui | Pharmacology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Mariem Zakraoui | Pharmacology | Best Researcher Award

University of Lille, France

Author Profile

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) ‚Äď 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