Ashraf GHANEM

PhD

Former affiliation

Available to supervise Higher Degree by Research students

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Personal profile

Biography

AProf. Dr Ashraf Ghanem studied Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart, Germany where he conducted his master degree (MSc) with Prof. Franz Effenberger. In 1999, he joined the group of Prof. Rolf D. Schmid and Uwe Bornscheuer at the Institute for Technical Biochemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany. In 2000, he was awarded a Scholarship from the German Research Council (DFG) to conduct his PhD with Prof. Volker Schurig at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. In 2002, he received his PhD and joined the group of Prof. Paul Muller at the University of Geneva, Switzerland as post doctoral fellow. In 2004, he was appointed Scientist and Head of the Biomedicinal Chemistry Unit, KFSHRC, Saudi Arabia. In 2008, he was appointed Pfizer research fellow/Lecturer at ACROSS with Prof. Paul Haddad, School of Chemistry, University of Tasmania. In 2010, he was awarded the Australian Endeavor and the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Awards at the Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan with Prof. Nobuo Tanaka nd Tohru Ikegami. In 2011 he returned to Australia and was appointed AProf. at the University of Canberra. In 2012, he received the Discovery translation award from ANU connect and the ACT gov. for developing high potential commercial projects in Australia. In 2014, he received the Australia Endeavor Research Award at NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan. He is a Fellow and president of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) ACT and the Head of the Chirality group in Canberra (www.chiralitygroup.com). In 2016, He was awarded the innovation connection grant followed by a $8.7M CRC-P on dry blood spot from the Australian government. Ghanem’s research interests lie in the area of asymmetric and enantioselective catalysis and analysis.  His work on lipase and dirhodium catalysis and chiral analysis has been well cited worldwide. He has more than 90 international publications. He teaches into Organic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry at UC and has strong passion to promote science in schools. He is well known with his Crystal growing competition and the Slime experiment inspiring kids to think Science.

 

Research interests

Ghanem’s research interests lie in the area of asymmetric and enantioselective catalysis and analysis.  His work on lipase and dirhodium catalysis and chiral analysis has been well cited worldwide. He has more than 90 international publications.

Related Links

Student Projects Available

Asymmetric metal catalysis

Enantioslective analysis

Dry blood spot analysis

 

External positions

President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute

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Enantiomers Chemical Compounds
Lipase Chemical Compounds
Transesterification Chemical Compounds
Silicon Dioxide Chemical Compounds
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Medicine & Life Sciences
Liquid chromatography Chemical Compounds
Enantioselectivity Chemical Compounds
Gas chromatography Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2011 2017

Research Output 2001 2019

Chirobiotic V Versus Chiralpak ID for the Enantioselective Chromatographic Separation of Chloroquine: Stability and Validation Study

Aburachid Cardoso, P., Beltrao Pereira, D., Farrag El-behairy, M., GHANEM, A., Pianetti, G. A. & Costa Cesar, I., 23 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Chromatographic Science. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Validation Studies
Chloroquine
Enantiomers
Pharmacodynamics
Degradation

Colistin Sulfate Chiral Stationary Phase for the Enantioselective Separation of Pharmaceuticals Using Organic Polymer Monolithic Capillary Chromatography

Fouad, A., Shaykoon, M. S. A., Ibrahim, S. M., El-Adl, S. M. & GHANEM, A., 26 Feb 2019, In : Molecules. 24, 5, p. 1-15 15 p., 833.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Colistin
Organic polymers
Chromatography
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors

Liquid Chromatography: Chiral

Meyer, V. R., IBRAHIM, D. & GHANEM, A., 15 Feb 2019, Encyclopedia of Analytical Science. Worsfold, P., Townshend, A., Poole, C. & Miro, M. (eds.). 3 ed. Elsevier, Vol. 6. p. 12-23 11 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Enantiomers
Liquid chromatography

Non-commercial Polysaccharides-based Chiral Selectors in Enantioselective Chromatography

WANG, C., Fouad, A., MAHER, B. & GHANEM, A., 2019, Recent Advances in Analytical Techniques. Rahman, A. & Ozkan, S. A. (eds.). Bentham Science Publishers, Vol. 3. p. 228-262 34 p. (Recent Advances in Analytical Techniques; vol. 3).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Chromatography
Polysaccharides
Derivatives
Amylopectin
Chitin

Chiral dirhodium(II) carboxylates: New insights into the effect of ligand stereo-purity on catalyst structure and enantioselectivity

Adly, F. G., Bollard, H., Gardiner, M. G. & Ghanem, A., 1 Jul 2018, In : Catalysts. 8, 7, 15 p., 268.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Enantioselectivity
carboxylates
purity
Ligands
catalysts