Research
 

 

 

RESEARCH INTEREST:

  • Alcohol dehydrogenase-catalyzed transformations

  • Asymmetric synthesis using biocatalysis

  • Protein engineering

  • Medium engineering

  • Enzyme immobilization

  • Bioremediation

  • Racemization of enantiopure alcohols

  • Deracemization using and dynamic kinetic resolution

Funded Projects:

  • “Stereoinversion of enantiopure secondary alcohols using a single enzymatic approach” DSR (internal KFUPM), SAR 210,540 ($ 56,144); 04/2017-10/2018. Role: PI

  • “Enzymatic asymmetric production of substituted 2-tetralols” DSR (internal KFUPM), SAR 204,710 ($ 54,589); 04/2016-10/2017. Role: PI

  •  “Isolation and characterization of microorganisms that biodegrade the high molecular weight polycyclic hydrocarbon pollutants” KACST through NSTIP (external), SAR 1,916,800 ($ 511,147); 09/2014-08/2016. Role: Co-I

  • “Isolation and characterization of the phenanthrene biodegrading bacteria from east coast of Saudi Arabia” DSR (internal KFUPM), SAR 134,200 ($ 35,733); 09/2014-03/2016. Role: Co-I

  • Gum arabic as a novel cryoprotectant agent for enhancing and improving quality of frozen-thawed equine semen” KACST (external), SA 1,806,170 ($ 481,645, )02/2014-01/2016. Role: Co-I

  • “Dynamic kinetic resolution of racemic alcohols by using a dual enzymatic method” KACST through NSTIP (external), SAR 1,996,800 ($ 532,480; 03/2012-02/2015. Role: PI

  • “A Protocol for Selective Reductive Amination of Aldehydes with Primary Amines” SABIC, SAR 118,800 ($ 31,680); 03/2011-05/2013. Role: PI

  • “Synthesis of functionalized five-membered rings: building blocks in therapeutic agents” DSR (internal KFUPM), SAR 363,600 ($ 96,960); 02/2011-02/2013. Role: Co-I


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