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Department of Biology – Faculty of Sciences – University of Balamand – El-Koura – P.O. Box 100 Tripoli – Lebanon

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University of Balamand
Roula M. Abdel-Massih is a former professor at the University of Balamand, Lebanon. She served as Chairperson of the Department of Biology (2008-2011). Roula obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the American University of Beirut and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Glasgow (2001). Her primary research focus is on the identification of bioactive (antibacterial and anti-proliferative) components in plant extracts. She was elected as a TWAS Young Affiliate (2011-2015). Her track of publication includes more than 35 papers in international reputed journals and has conference proceedings in around 50 International conferences. Roula was selected by The New York Academy of Sciences and the STS to participate in the 2015 Future Leaders program in Japan. She was elected as an education fellow in the US National Academies in the Life Sciences (2015-2016), obtained a Certificate of Completion for the APLD Program (May 2016) at Harvard, and granted the TCGA Award (Emory, 2019). She is an IFBA Certified Professional in Biorisk Management (Sept 2019). She was selected as an editor for the FFS Journal (June, 2021), and co-chair of the TWAS TYAN Executive Committee (Nov. 2021).
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3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
17 - Partnerships for the goals
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plant extract, antibacterial, antiproliferative activity
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02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
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TWAS Arab Regional Partner (TWAS-AREP)
Last updated on 24/03/2022