Dr Sulaf Assi

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Poster

Assi S, Coombs T, Abdelkader A, Tang L. 2022. Detection of new psychoactive substances impregnated in paper using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy Joint Pharmaceutical Analysis Group Symposium

Assi S, Florou D, Osselton D. 2022. Evaluation of the use of dual laser handheld Raman spectroscopy for the identification of counterfeit herbal life-style products purchased worldwide Society of Forensic Toxicology (SOFT)

Assi S, Wilson M, Tang L. 2022. On the detection of cocaine in nails using attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy CSFRE Current Trends in Seized Drug Analysis 2021

Apostolou M, Assi S, Fatokun AA, Khan I. 2021. The effects of lipids and surfactants on the physicochemical properties of nanostructured lipid carriers for pulmonary drug delivery Joint Pharmaceutical Analysis Group (JPAG), London, UK

Assi S, Khan I, Edwards A, Al Obaidi H, Osselton D. 2021. Non-destructive quantification of modafinil tablets using handheld Raman spectroscopy IACFT Virtual Meeting

Robson R, Ginige T, Mansour S, Khan I, Assi S. 2020. Analysis of latent fingerprint constituents: A systematic review of quantitative studies Joint Pharmaceutical Analysis Group (JPAG), London, UK

Assi S, Coombs T, Ginige T, Van Calster P, Devany C, McEachran J, Corazza O. 2019. Exploring the knowledge and experience of novel psychoactive substances among users from the homeless population: A pilot study Health Services Research & Pharmacy Practice Conference 2019

Assi S, Evans K, Lawson-Wood K. 2018. Determination of nicotine content in e-liquids using near-infrared spectroscopy London Toxicology Group Symposium

Assi S, Kouris N, Holland A, Burgos P. 2016. Identification of counterfeit Viagra tablets using Raman microscopy Infrared and Raman Discussion Group Symposium

Assi S, Fortunato L. 2016. Identifying counterfeit tobacco using portable Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. London Toxicology Group Christmas Symposium

Assi S, Wallis B, Osselton D. 2016. The combination of handheld Raman spectroscopy and principal component analysis for identifying novel psychoactive substances Society of Forensic Toxicology Conference

Assi S, Butler G, Osselton D. 2016. Identification of drug residues in spiked drinks using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy Society of Forensic Toxicology Conference

Assi S, Merchan A, Bernard G, James D, Osselton D. 2015. Detection of cocaine in porcine tissue using Raman microscopy. UKIAFT 2015

Assi S. 2015. Rapid and non-destructive identification of counterfeit Viagra tablets using dual laser handheld Raman spectroscopy The International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy

Assi S, Thomas J, Osselton D. 2015. Non-destructive identification of contaminated cosmetics using palm sized near-infrared spectroscopy THe International Conference on Advanced Spectroscopy

Assi S, Farrant S, Osselton D. 2015. . Investigating the bioequivalence of valerian sleep aids using handheld Raman spectroscopy The International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy

Assi S, Halsey S. 2015. Non-destructive identification of counterfeit Viagra, Cialis and Levitra tablets using handheld Raman spectroscopy JPAG 2015

Assi S, Poplett I, Althoefer K, Kyriakidou G, Rowe MD, Barras J, Smith JAS, Murnane D. 2015. Potential of Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy for the Detection and Characterisation of Falsified Medicines JPAG 2015

Assi S, Edwards A, Osselton D. 2014. On-spot quantification of modafinil Internet samples using handheld Raman spectroscopy London Toxicology Group

Assi S, Farrant S, Osselton D. 2014. Non-destructive identification of herbal sleep aids using handheld Raman spectroscopy London Toxicology Group

Assi S, Thomas J, Osselton D. 2014. On-spot detection of contaminated cosmetics using palm-sized near-infrared spectroscopy London Toxicology Group

Assi S, Moorey P, Kneller P, Osselton D. 2014. Identification of counterfeit tobacco using palm-sized near-infrared spectroscopy London Toxicology Group

Assi S, Corazza O. 2014. Using mobile phone technology for informing and monitoring the rapid spread of new psychoactive drugs Medicine 2.0 Conference

Assi S, Sheelagh H. 2014. Identification of counterfeit PDEI tablets using handheld Raman spectroscopy The European Chemical Society Conference (Euchem 2014)

Assi S, Preston S, Osselton D. 2014. On-spot identification of novel psychoactive substances using handheld Raman spectroscopy Home Office Science and Engineering Conference (HOSEC 2014)

Assi S. 2013. Inbuilt versus offline identification of novel psychoactive substances using handheld Raman spectroscopy IRDG 2013

Assi S, Kneller P, Preston S, Baston K, Osselton D. 2013. Identification of counterfeit vodka using handheld Raman spectroscopy London Toxicology Group 2013

Assi S, Fergus S, Halsey S, Stair JL. 2012. On-spot identification of so-called ‘legal highs’ using handheld Raman spectroscopy First International Conference on New Psychoactive Substances

Assi S, Marchesan V, Fergus S, Stair JL. 2012. Quantification of legal high substances using attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and partial least square regression First International Conference on New Psychoactive Substances

Journal article

Assi S, Arafat B, Abbas I, Evans K. 2022. Evaluation of portable near-infrared spectroscopy for authentication of mRNA based COVID-19 vaccines PloS one, 17 :e0267214 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Charitakis A, Assi S, Yousaf S, Khan I. 2022. Overcoming Skin Damage from Pollution via Novel Skincare Strategies. Current pharmaceutical design, 28 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Noun M, Nasr L, Khan I, Arafat B, Assi S. 2021. Knowledge and perspectives of the public towards the prevalence and harm associated with counterfeit medicines in Lebanon Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health, 1 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Apostolou M, Assi S, Fatokun AA, Khan I. 2021. The Effects of Solid and Liquid Lipids on the Physicochemical Properties of Nanostructured Lipid Carriers Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Assi S, Arafat B, Lawson-Wood K, Robertson I. 2020. Authentication of Antibiotics Using Portable Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Multivariate Data Analysis Applied Spectroscopy, :1-1 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Assi S, Khan I, Edwards A, Osselton D, Al-Obaidi H. 2020. On-spot quantification of modafinil in generic medicines purchased from the Internet using handheld Fourier transform-infrared, near-infrared and Raman spectroscopy Journal of Analytical Science and Technology, 11 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Assi S, Osselton D, AL-Obaidi H, Thomas J. 2020. Evaluation of Fourier Transform-Infrared Spectroscopy for Analysis of Cosmetics American Pharmaceutical Review, Publisher Url Public Url

Bakdash A, Al-Qudsi J, M. Hassan H, Alzahrani F, Assi S. 2020. المبادئ التوجيهية في مختبرات السموم الجنائية: التحقق من صلاحية الطرق التحليلية (الإ صدار الثاني) Arab Journal of Forensic Sciences & Forensic Medicine, 2 DOI

Assi S, Barling M, Al Hamid A, Cheema E. 2020. Exploring the adverse effects of chemotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of cervical and ovarian cancer from the patients’ perspective: a content analysis of the online discussion forums European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Assi S, Torrington E, Cheema E, Al Hamid A. 2020. Adverse drug reactions associated with chemotherapeutic agents used in breast cancer: Analysis of patients’ online forums Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Assi S, Marshall D, Bersani FS, Corazza O. 2020. Uses, Effects and Toxicity of Synthetic Cannabinoids from the Perspective of People with Lived Experiences Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, :1-11 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Pisarska A, Deluca P, Demetrovics Z, Moskalewicz J, Corazza O, Assi S, Davey Z, Simonato P, Corkery JM, Stair JL, Fergus S, Pezzolesi C, Pasinetti M, Drummond C, Blaszko U, Mervo B, Di Furia L, Farre M, Flesland L, Shapiro H, Siemann H, Skutle A, Torrens M, Marsa-Sambola F, van der Kreeft P, Scherbaum N, Schifano F. 2019. Novel psychoactive substances (NPS) – knowledge and experiences of drug users from Hungary, Poland, the UK and the USA Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica, 21 :152-163 Author Url

Assi S, Arafat B, Evans K, Robertson I. 2019. Investigating the Quality of Antimalarial Generic Medicines Using Portable Near-Infrared Spectroscopy American Pharmaceutical Review, 22 Publisher Url Public Url

Assi S, Robertson I, Coombs T, McEachran J, Evans K. 2019. The Use of Portable Near-Infrared Spectroscopy for Authenticating Cardiovascular Medicines Spectroscopy, 34 :46-54 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Assi S, Fortunato L. 2017. Optimizing the method for authenticating pharmaceutical products of different dosage forms using dual laser handheld raman spectroscopy American Pharmaceutical Review, 20 Publisher Url Public Url

Assi S, Gulyamova N, Kneller P, Osselton D. 2017. The effects and toxicity of cathinones from the users' perspectives: A qualitative study Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 32 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Assi S, Gulyamova N, Ibrahim K, Kneller P, Osselton D. 2017. Profile, effects, and toxicity of novel psychoactive substances: A systematic review of quantitative studies Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 32 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Assi S, Osselton D, Wallis B. 2016. The evaluation of dual laser handheld raman spectroscopy for identifying novel psychoactive substances American Pharmaceutical Review, 19 Publisher Url Public Url

Assi S, Thomas J, Haffar M, Osselton D. 2016. Exploring Consumer and Patient Knowledge, Behavior, and Attitude Toward Medicinal and Lifestyle Products Purchased From the Internet: A Web-Based Survey. JMIR public health and surveillance, 2 :e34-e34 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Assi S. 2016. Evaluating handheld spectroscopic techniques for identifying counterfeit branded and generic medicines worldwide American Pharmaceutical Review, 19 Publisher Url

Assi S. 2016. Authenticating medicines with dual laser handheld Raman spectroscopy European Pharmaceutical Review, 21 :30-34

Assi S. 2015. Identification of counterfeit drugs using dual laser handheld Raman European Pharmaceutical Review, 20 :20-26

Assi S, Guirguis A, Halsey S, Fergus S, Stair JL. 2015. Analysis of 'legal high' substances and common adulterants using handheld spectroscopic techniques ANALYTICAL METHODS, 7 :736-746 DOI Author Url

Assi S. 2014. Investigating the quality of medicines using handheld Raman spectroscopy European Pharmaceutical Review, 19 :55-66

Assi S, Moorey P, Kneller P, Osselton D. 2014. Identifying organic impurities in counterfeit and illicit tobacco using portable attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy Spectroscopy, 29 :8-17

Corazza O, Assi S, Malekianragheb S, Beni MN, Bigdeli I, Aslanpour Z, Schifano F. 2014. Monitoring novel psychoactive substances allegedly offered online for sale in Persian and Arabic languages INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 25 :724-726 DOI Author Url

Assi S. 2013. Raw material identification using dual laser handheld Raman spectroscopy European Pharmaceutical Review, 18 :23-31

Assi S, Corazza O, Simonato P, Corkery J, Bersani FS. 2013. Promoting innovation and excellence to face the rapid diffusion of novel Psychoactive substances in the EU: The outcomes of the reDNet project Human Psychopharmacology, 28 :317-323 DOI

Simonato P, Corazza O, Santonastaso P, Corkery J, Deluca P, Davey Z, Blaszko U, Schifano F. 2013. Novel psychoactive substances as a novel challenge for health professionals: results from an Italian survey Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 28 :324-331 DOI

Corazza O, Assi S, Schifano F. 2013. From "Special K" to "Special M": The Evolution of the Recreational Use of Ketamine and Methoxetamine CNS NEUROSCIENCE & THERAPEUTICS, 19 :454-460 DOI Author Url

Assi S. 2013. Identification of legal highs using handheld Raman spectroscopy American Pharmaceutical Review, 16

Barras J, Murnane D, Althoefer K, Assi S, Rowe MD, Poplett IJF, Kyriakidou G, Smith JAS. 2013. Nitrogen-14 Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy: A Promising Analytical Methodology for Medicines Authentication and Counterfeit Antimalarial Analysis ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 85 :2746-2753 DOI Author Url

Assi S, Watt RA, Moffat AC. 2012. On the quantification of ciprofloxacin in proprietary Ciproxin tablets and generic ciprofloxacin tablets using handheld Raman spectroscopy JOURNAL OF RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY, 43 :1049-1057 DOI Author Url

Assi S. 2012. Laboratory versus handheld instruments: What you gain and what you lose American Pharmaceutical Review, 15

Fergus S, Stair JL, Assi S. 2012. Identification of novel psychoactive substances using hyphenated mass spectrometric techniques LC-GC Europe, 10 :20-27

Gallagher CT, Assi S, Stair JL, Fergus S, Corazza O, Corkery JM, Schifano F. 2012. 5,6-Methylenedioxy-2-aminoindane: from laboratory curiosity to legal high' HUMAN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 27 :106-112 DOI Author Url

Corazza O, Schifano F, Simonato P, Fergus S, Assi S, Stair J, Corkery J, Trincas G, Deluca P, Davey Z, Blaszko U, Demetrovics Z, Moskalewicz J, Farre M, Flesland L, Pasinetti M, Pezzolesi C, Pisarska A, Shapiro H, Siemann H, Skutle A, Enea A, di Melchiorre G, Sferrazza E, Torrens M, van der Kreeft P, Zummo D, Scherbaum N. 2012. Phenomenon of new drugs on the Internet: the case of ketamine derivative methoxetamine HUMAN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 27 :145-149 DOI Author Url

Assi S, Watt RA, Moffat AC. 2011. Identification of counterfeit medicines from the Internet and the World market using near-infrared spectroscopy ANALYTICAL METHODS, 3 :2231-2236 DOI Author Url

Assi S, Watt R, Moffat T. 2011. Comparison of Laboratory and Handheld Raman Instruments for the Identification of Counterfeit Medicines SPECTROSCOPY, :36-47 Author Url

Assi S, Watt R, Moffat T. 2011. Authentication of medicines using Raman spectroscopy European Pharmaceutical Review,

Moffat T, Watt R, Assi S. 2010. The use of near infrared spectroscopy to detect counterfeit medicines Spectroscopy Europe, 22 :6-10

Moffat AC, Assi S, Watt RA. 2010. Identifying counterfeit medicines using near infrared spectroscopy JOURNAL OF NEAR INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY, 18 :1-15 DOI Author Url

Hammud HH, Bouhadir KH, Masoud MS, Ghannoum AM, Assi SA. 2008. Solvent effect on the absorption and fluorescence emission spectra of some purine derivatives: Spectrofluorometric quantitative studies JOURNAL OF SOLUTION CHEMISTRY, 37 :895-917 DOI Author Url

El-Yazbi FA, Hammud HH, Assi SA. 2007. Derivative-ratio spectrophotometric method for the determination of ternary mixture of aspirin, paracetamol and salicylic acid SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA PART A-MOLECULAR AND BIOMOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, 68 :275-278 DOI Author Url

El-Yazbi FA, Hammud HH, Assi SA. 2006. New spectrofluorometric application for the determination of ternary mixtures of drugs ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA, 580 :39-46 DOI Author Url

Nsouli B, Zahraman K, Bejjani A, Assi S, El-Yazbi F, Roumie M. 2006. On the direct quantification of celecoxib in commercial solid drugs using the TT-PIXE and TT-PIGE techniques NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS, 249 :692-696 DOI Author Url

Assi S, Agnieszka P, Moskalewicz J, Corazza O, Simonato P, Corkery J, Demetrovics Z. Nowe substancje psychoaktywne: potrzeby informacyjne młodzieży I profesjonalistów Serwin Informacyjny Narkomania, 61 :5-9

Assi S, Corazza O, Corkery J, Guisippena T, Simonato P-L, Davey Z. Novel Drugs, Novel Solutions: exploring the potentials of web-assistance and multimedia approaches for the prevention of drug abuse Italian Journal of Addiction, 1 :24-31

Assi S, Stair J, Fergus S, Corazza O, Schifano F. Emergence and Identification of New Products of Designer Drug Products from the Internet European Pharmaceutical Review, 16 :68-72

Chapters

Assi S, Negri A. 2019. 'In and out of the hole': an exploration of the phencyclidine derivatives Corazza O, Roman-Urrestarazu A. Handbook of Novel Psychoactive Substances What Clinicians Should Know About NPS :304-323 Routledge. New York

Assi S, Watt R, Moffat T. 2010. Identifying Counterfeit Tablets and Authentication of Medicines in the International Wholesaling Supply Chain using Near-infrared Spectroscopy Sarawong S, Kasemsumara S, Thanapase W, Williams P. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on NIR Spectroscopy :697-701 IM Publications. West Sussex

Assi S. Raman Spectroscopy Moffat AC, Osselton MD, Elliot SP. Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons Pharmaceutical Press. London Publisher Url

Conference publication

Haffar M, Al-Karaghouli W, Ghoneim A, Assi S, Phillips H, Wilkinson J. 2015. A qualitative study of the significant motivators for shopping online among undergraduate students in the UK Proceedings of the 12th European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2015,

Haffar M, Al-Karaghouli W, Ghoneim A, Assi S, Phillips H, Wilkinson J. 2015. A qualitative study of the significant motivators for shopping online among undergraduate students in the UK Proceedings of the 12th European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2015,

Corazza O, Assi S, Simonato P, Corkery J, Bersani FS, Demetrovics Z, Stair J, Fergus S, Pezzolesi C, Pasinetti M, Deluca P, Drummond C, Davey Z, Blaszko U, Moskalewicz J, Mervo B, Di Furia L, Farre M, Flesland L, Pisarska A, Shapiro H, Siemann H, Skutle A, Sferrazza E, Torrens M, Sambola F, van der Kreeft P, Scherbaum N, Schifano F. 2013. Promoting innovation and excellence to face the rapid diffusion of Novel Psychoactive Substances in the EU: the outcomes of the ReDNet project HUMAN PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, 28 :317-323 DOI Author Url

Owen JD, Evans SJ, Assi S, Kirton SB, Stair JL. 2012. Elemental profiling as a tool for quality control of Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 244th National Fall Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) 244 Author Url

Bejjani A, Nsouli B, Zahraman K, Assi S, Younes G, Yazbi F. 2011. Swift Quantification of Fenofibrate and Tiemonium methylsulfate Active Ingredients in Solid Drugs Using Particle Induced X-ray Emission Soueidan M, Roumie M, Masri P. ADVANCES IN INNOVATIVE MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS, 1st Mediterranean Conference on Innovative Materials and Applications (CIMA 2011) 324 :318-+ DOI Author Url

Nsouli B, Zahraman K, Bejjani A, Younes G, Roumié M, Assi S, El-Yazbi F, Mahmoud R, Noun M, Thomas JP. 2009. On the quantification of atorvastatin and celecoxib active ingredients in commercial solid drugs using the TT-PIXE and TT-PIGE techniques International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications and Utilization of Accelerators,

Assi S, Watt RA, Moffat AC. 2009. Identification of tablets through their blister packaging by near-infrared spectroscopy JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACOLOGY, 61 :A31-A31 Author Url

Assi S, Watt RA, Moffat AC. 2008. Assay of ciprofloxacin in intact and powdered tablets by near-infrared spectroscopy JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACOLOGY, 60 :A7-A7 Author Url

Assi S, Poplett I, Althoefer K, Kyriakidou G, Rowe MD, Barras J, Smith JAS, Murnane D. Potential of Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy for the Detection and Characterisation of Falsified Medicines Combating counterfeit medicines; the solution organised by Joint Pharmaceutical Analysis Group

Assi S, Stair J, Kellet K, Owen J, Halsey S, Fergus S. Chemical characterisation of aminoindan products purchased from the Internet. Current Drug Abuse Reviews, NPS 6

Assi S, Moffat AC, Watt RA. Raman and near-infrared spectroscopy for the forensic analysis of intact tabets FACSS 2010

Research Grants Awarded:

Self funded (Megan Watson), Analysis of counterfeit anti-infectives and vaccines using conventional and enhanced spectroscopic techniques, Dr Sulaf Assi (lead supervisor), Dr Iftikhar Khan (co-supervisor), Dr Jason Birkett (co-supervisor), Grant value (£): 20,000 approx. (standard PhD studentship tuition + bench fees), Duration of research project: 3 years (PhD) + 1 year writeup. 2022

Self funded (Megan Wilson), Evaluating the feasibility of spectroscopic techniques for the detection of drugs of abuse and drug metabolites in alternative biological matrices, Dr Sulaf Assi (lead supervisor), Dr Iftikhar Khan (co-supervisor), Dr Jason Birkett (co-supervisor), Grant value (£): 20,000 approx. (standard PhD studentship tuition + bench fees), Duration of research project: 3 years (PhD) + 1 year writeup. 2022

Self funded (Ravija Kadam), Skin whitening natural actives: Pharmaceutical chemistry to reduce pigmentary disorders using transferosomes carriers, Dr Iftikhar Khan (lead supervisor), Dr Sulaf Assi (co-supervisor), Dr Sandra Fawcett (co-supervisor), Grant value (£): 36,000, Duration of research project: 3 years (PhD). 2021

Faculty of Science, LJMU (PhD studentship), Nanostructured Lipid Carriers (NLCs) for Cancer Therapy via Pulmonary Drug Delivery, Dr Iftikar Khan (lead supervisor), Dr Sulaf Assi (co-supervisor), Dr Amos Fatokun (co-supervisor), Grant value (£): 65,000, Duration of research project: 3 years. 2020

LJMU seed corn funding, Developing spectroscopic libraries for raw material identification using spectroscopic techniques, Dr Sulaf Assi (lead), Dr Iftikhar Khan, Grant value (£): 10,000, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2020

QR GCRF, Investigation the quality of substandard and falsified food products in Lebanon: A collaborative approach between the UK and Lebanon, Iftikhar Khan (LJMU); Ismail Abbas (international co-applicant), Grant value (£): £ 14,821, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2020

Agilent, Developing of Raman and infrared spectroscopic libraries for authentication of raw materials used in medicinal and lifestyle products, Grant value (£): 150,000, Duration of research project: 3 years. 2020

PerkinElmer, Identification of counterfeit medicines used near-infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics, Grant value (£): 50,000, Duration of research project: ongoing. 2019

BWTek, Handheld Raman spectroscopy for identifying drugs of abuse, Grant value (£): 9000, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2017

Bruker GmbH, Development of Raman spectroscopic libraries for identification of counterfeit medicinal and lifestyle products., Grant value (£): 45,000, Duration of research project: 4 years. 2015

Conference organisation:

JPAG Stability VI symposium, coorganiser, https://www.jpag.org/?p=meetings&r=155. 2022

FACSS SciX 2019, Session chair for counterfeit food production and dietary supplements, https://www.scixconference.org/resources/Documents/SciX2019FinalProgramWeb.pdf. 2019

AFSFM 2018, Co-organiser. 2018

FACSS SCiX 2018, Session chair for anti counterfeiting session, https://www.scixconference.org/resources/Documents/scix2018finalprogramfacssweb.pdf. 2018

FACSS SciX 2017, Session chair for counterfeit medicine detection, https://www.scixconference.org/resources/Documents/2017%20FINAL%20PROGRAM.pdf. 2017

FACSS SciX 2016, Session chair for counterfeit medicines detection, https://www.scixconference.org/resources/Documents/2016%20Program%20-%20FINAL.pdf. 2016

UKIAFT 2015, Conference co-organiser. 2015

Conference presentation:

Identification of counterfeit branded and generic medicines using handheld spectroscopic techniques, IFPAC 2016, Princeton, New Jersey, US, Oral presentation. 2022

On-spot identification of drugs of abuse using handheld Raman spectroscopy: Pros and Cons, Arab Society for Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine (ASFSFM 2021 ), Hybrid conference Riyadh/online, Oral presentation. 2021

On-spot identification of drugs of abuse using handheld Raman spectroscopy: : Pros and Cons, The Fifth International Conference of the Arab Society for Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine, Riyadh/Zoom, Oral presentation. 2021

The use of portable Raman spectroscopy for detection of substandard and falsified medicines, London Toxicology Group, Online, Oral presentation. 2021

The use of portable Raman spectroscopy for detection of drugs in and outside the laboratory, 2nd International Meeting in Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine, online, Oral presentation. 2020

New psychoactive substances among the homeless population, RedNet 2019, Maastricht, Oral presentation. 2019

Authentication of counterfeit Viagra tablets using Raman microscopy, UKPharmSci 2016, Glasgow, UK, Oral presentation. 2016

Hospitalisation resulting from medicine related problems in adult patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Hospital Pharmacy Europe, London, UK, Oral presentation. 2016

Rapid identification of counterfeit medicines from the world market using dual laser handheld Raman Spectroscopy, The Great Scientific Exchange (FACSS SciX 2015), Providence, RI, Oral presentation. 2015

Analysis of counterfeit medicines, UKIAFT2015, Bournemouth, Oral presentation. 2015

On the quantification of caffeine, the major impurity present in legal high stimulants using handheld Raman spectroscopy and partial least square regression., The International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy, Austria, Vienna, Oral presentation. 2015

Identification of novel psychoactive substances using handheld near-infrared and Raman spectroscopy with multiple spectra algorithm approach., International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM 2015), Dubai, Oral presentation. 2015

Identification of legal highs using handheld Raman spectroscopy, London Toxicology Group Christmas Symposium, London, UK, Oral presentation. 2014

Identification of counterfeit medicines using handheld spectroscopy, Forensic Expo Europe 2014, London, UK, Oral presentation. 2014

Handheld Raman spectroscopy for identification of online drug products, European Pharmaceutical Review: Pharma Webinar Handheld Raman – Advantages in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Online, Oral presentation. 2013

Application of handheld Raman spectroscopy for the identification of counterfeit medicines. American Pharmaceutical Review, American Pharmaceutical Review webinar, online, Oral presentation. 2013

The combination of gas chromatography, mass spectrometry and Raman spectroscopy for identification of legal high products, UKPharmSci 2013, Edinburgh, UK, Oral presentation. 2013

Identification of legal high products from the Internet using handheld Raman spectroscopy, APS UKPharmSci 2012, Nottingham, UK, Oral presentation. 2012

Laboratory versus handheld Raman instruments: What you gain and what you lose, JPAG Raman Symposium 2012, London, UK, Oral presentation. 2012

Counterfeit medicines: An analyst’s perspective, First International Conference on New Psychoactive Substances, Budapest, Hungary, Oral presentation. 2012

Chemical testing of designer drugs: New techniques and challenges, RedNet SecondLife online symposium, online, Oral presentation. 2012

Identification of tablets and authentication of medicines in the international wholesaling supply chain using near-infrared spectroscopy., NIR 2009, Bangkok, Thailand, Oral presentation. 2009

Identification of tablets through their blister packaging using near-infrared spectroscopy, British Pharmaceutical Conference, Manchester, UK, Oral presentation. 2009

Identification of tablets using handheld near-infrared and Raman spectroscopic instruments, IUPAC 2009, Glasgow, UK, Oral presentation. 2009

Assay of ciprofloxacin in intact and powdered tablets by near-infrared spectroscopy, British Pharmaceutical Conference, Manchester, UK, Oral presentation. 2008

External PGR examinations performed:

Teeside University, PhD, Climate change in Nigeria: Assessing policy and practice for community resilience. 2021

University of Central Lancashire, PhD, Exploring the biopharmaceutical classification system: Approaches towards waiving invivo bioequivalence. 2020

University of Rome “La Sapienza", PhD, Characterization of the metabolic profile of novel psychoactive substances by a combination of in vitro and in vivo studies and chromatographic-spectrometric techniques. 2019

Other invited event:

Forensic training for internal security forces, Beirut, Lebanon, Trained Lebanese ISF via United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 2015

Teaching qualification:

PGCert in higher Education. 2014

Other Professional Activity:

External Examiner for BSc Pharmaceutical Sciences Programme, at the School of Allied Health, Faculty of Health Education and Medical Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University.

Fellowships:

Fellow, Higher Education Academy.

External committees:

Forensic Toxicology Working Group, Arab Society of Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine.

Joint Pharmaceutical Analysis Group, Royal Society of Chemistry, Corresponding committee member.

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, London Toxicology Group.

Member, Society of Applied Spectroscopy.

MRSC, Royal Society of Chemistry.

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